• MA Fixture Builder
  • MA Fixture Share
  • MA Vectorworks Spotlight Plugin
    • Introduction
    • Installation
    • Export and Customizing
    • Import
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Version 1.3

Import

It is possible to import the fixtures into the grandMA2 onPC or the grandMA2 console.

Import to the grandMA2 onPC

1. To import the fixtures, copy the file into the importexport folder in the grandMA2 onPC:

Windows Vista/Win7:

C:\ProgramData\MA Lighting Technologies\grandma\gma2_V_xxx\importexport

Windows XP:
C:\Document and Settings\All Users\Application Data\MA Lighting Technologies\grandma\gma2_V_xxx\importexport

​2. Change the destination of the command line to Edit Setup:

Channel> CD EditSetup

If you selected the option "One single Layer", type:

EditSetup> CD Layers
Hint:
If you selected the option "One single Layer", you can merge additional layers without overwriting the existing layers.  

3. Import the fixtures from the file:

Important:
Type the file name in the command:
-Without the xml. extension
-If the file name uses spaces, use quotation marks 
EditSetup> Import "file name without extension" At Layers

If you used the option "All in Single Layer", type:

EditSetup> Import "file name without extension" At Layer "number of layer"
Important:
Place the file in the "gma2/importexport" folder or the
"gma2/fixture_layers" folder of your thumb drive.

If you use the "importexport" folder, the import syntax is Import "file name" At Layer [number of layer].
If you use the "fixture_layers" folder, the import syntax is Import "file name" At [number of layer].
  • If the error message "File Not Found" appears, even though you have copied the file into the correct directory and the file is correctly spelled, change the drive. 
  • To make sure that the grandMA2 onPC uses the correct directory, type:
EditSetup> SelectDrive 1

-or-

Click the Internal tab in the Backup dialog.

4. To exit the EditSetup directory, type:

[Channel]> CD Root

5. If the import succeeded, check the Patch dialog. 

Fixtures are now imported to the grandMA2 onPC. 


​Import to the grandMA2 Console  

1. To import the fixtures, copy the file into the gma2/importexport folder on your USB flash drive.

2. Insert the USB flash drive into the grandMA2 console.

3. To change the media for the import, type:

[Channel]> SelectDrive

 4. Open the command line feedback.

USB flash drive displayed in the command line feedback

Show file drive number 4 is the connected USB flash drive.

5. To change destination to the USB flash drive, type:

[Channel]> SelectDrive 4

6. Proceed as described in step 2 to 5 in the import to the grandMA2 onPC.

Fixtures are now imported to the grandMA2 console. 

 


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