The new Rigging Point object delivers a new method to indicate which of the venue’s rigging points will be used to hang the Hang Structures required by the show, or where in the venue’s ceiling rigging points must be “created” (by standard rigging techniques using baskets, shackles, stingers, bridles, etc.) in order for those hang structures to hang where required. In other words, in wysiwyg, the Rigging Point is the “point in the ceiling” to which a chain motor’s chain is attached (by the hook at the end of the chain), or the “point in the ceiling” to which a chainfall’s hook is attached. Position Names can be assigned to Rigging Points in order to help identify which hang structures hang from them; this is useful in general, and required, if the Rigging Points List Report is to be of use.
When you insert a Rigging Point from the Draw menu, a dialog appears where you can specify its options (shape, size, and coordinate information); the available symbols are Lighting, Audio, Video, and Scenic, and further options are available within the Rigging Point’s Properties window.
Point objects may be converted to Rigging Points via the new Points to Rigging Points command now found in the Tools > Convert menu. This command may be useful in cases where a venue’s rigging points plot was imported (assuming, of course, that the rigging points in the imported .dwg/.dxf file were represented by actual Point objects).