I have a small problem with the "replace" command. I
want to do it so that device 1 works like device 2, and device 2 works
like device 1. That is, turn two devices with functions between them. How?
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backup your show first and then (if Replace command does not offer swopping fixtures at all) you can try:
1. way: There was, I think, a command in gma2, I cannot find it in manual now, like Replace Fixture 1 Thru 2 With Fixture 2 Thru 1. This would swap data in between these 2 fixtures. Try it in dot2. If it fails then:
2. way, keeping IDs: Patch the same fixturetype as your 2 fixtures are, set its ID to...1001. Clone Fixture 1 At 1001.
Then normaly Replace Fixture 1 With Fixture 2.
Then Clone Fixture 1001At Fixture 2.
Then Delete Fixture 1001 in the patch.
3. way, IDs change: Try to swop IDs in your patch in between those 2 fixtures. But it is only an idea, try it. But you may not like changing them.
changing the ID numbers will do the job in your case, nasala.
This works in dot2, but it doesn´t in gMA2.
Huge difference, important to know.
Michael "Qincy" Strathmann
Thank you for your answers. Usually I change devices by changing their addresses. Some time ago, in the show, I exchanged device ID, but it was also necessary, as far as I remember my memory, to replace the devices' names so that the elements of the show would be "in place". I will try all the proposed methods. Thank you.
Your proposals work.
However, I would like to add to the "wish list"- add the command / macro "Replace Fixture 1 Thru 2 With Fixture 2 Thru 1", just like from the Astander post. In my opinion, it is a very helpful function, which I often use, and which would significantly improve my work and shorten her time.