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  • dot2 Quick Start Guide
    • 1 - Introduction
    • 2 - Physical setup and layout
    • 3 - Create a new empty show
    • 4 - Adding and patching dimmers
    • 5 - Controlling dimmers
    • 6 - Fixture view
    • 7 - The programmer
    • 8 - Making and working with groups
    • 9 - Store a cue and play it back
    • 10 - Making more cues in the cue list
    • 11 - Adding LED fixtures
    • 12 - Working with colors
    • 13 - Creating presets
    • 14 - External screen
    • 15 - Adding moving lights
    • 16 - Controlling moving lights
    • 17 - Making more groups and Presets
    • 18 - More about cues and playback
    • 19 - A look at Blind, Preview and DMX tester
    • 20 - Fun with macros
    • 21 - Building chasers
    • 22 - Building dynamic effects
    • 23 - Connect to onPC, 3D, Wings and Nodes
    • 24 - Happy programming
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Version 1.9

Getting Started Guide - Adding LED fixtures

Now we are going to add some more fixtures to our patch.

We got four Chauvet COLORdash Par-Hex 7 wash fixtures. Our new plot looks like this:

Figure 1: New plot with LED wash.

They are mounted on vertical poles on each side of the stage.

We need to go back into the setup and add these four fixtures. Press Setup and select Patch & Fixture Schedule.

On the right side you'll find a button called Add New Fixtures - That sounds like something we need.

When you press this, you'll get the Add New Fixtures window.

In the type input field we still have the Dimmer selected. We have all the dimmers we need, so we need to get a new fixture type. Press the button next to this area where it says Select Other.... If this is the first time this is done, then the console needs to update the fixture library - That might take a few seconds.

When it's done (or if you didn't need to wait for it) you can press the green input field and type dash 7.

The search will display every possible hit in the fixture library. The easy way to select the right fixture is using the encoders.

We need the one from Chauvet called ColordashPar HEX 7. This fixture have several possible modes. We need to select the mode called "13 channel".

Sometimes when you add fixtures they'll only have one mode available. Then the mode will often be called "00". This is the case for our dimmers - remember they have a 00 at the end.

Ok, back on track. When you've found the Hex 7's, the bottom of your screen should looks like this:

Figure 2: The encoders with the correct fixture.

Then we can press the OK in the upper right corner.

Now our fixture type is the correct one. Change the quantity to 4 and the fixture ID to 21.

We also need to change the address for the first fixture. We want to patch them from the first address on the second DMX universe and we want then to have 20 addresses between them (they only use 13 channels).

Press the rightmost encoder.

This opens the Select DMX Address window. Here you can see what is patched to the 8 available universes.

Again we can use the encoders to change the patch address. The left encoder selects the universe and the rightmost encoder selects the address. The middle right encoder is called "Patch Offset" - this can be used to automatically add more channels between fixtures. We need universe 2, address 1 and we want to have 20 channels between each fixtures start address, so we need to set the Patch Offset to 20. When you have that you can press the OK in the upper right corner, this takes us out of the Select DMX Address window. 

Again we can press the OK in the upper right corner (to close the Add New Fixtures window). This takes us to the Fixture Setup - all is good here, press the Done in the upper right corner and select Apply All Changes.


That was it. Now you can see in the Fixture Symbol View that we have 4 new fixtures:

Figure 3: New Fixtures in the Fixture Symbol View.

We should also add these fixtures to our Fixture Layout View number 1.

Select the fixtures using a fixture view and press Store followed by selection the number 1 Fixture Layout View and then tap inside the view. You are now presented with a pop-up asking how you want to store. Select Merge.

Now you can arrange the added fixtures in the view.

It could look like this:

Figure 4: New Fixture Layout View.



In the next chapter we are going to have a look at controlling these new fixtures. 

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