How to View Patch

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How to View Patch

Postby Dalx » April 14th, 2017, 10:23 am

I am new to Cognito 2, using it for a musical in a few weeks. How do I view the patch information for a show, apart from selecting each fixture in turn and selecting attributes.
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Re: How to View Patch

Postby RobertBell » April 14th, 2017, 12:24 pm

Hi Don,
Welcome.

If you select one light, then press SETTINGS | DMX ADDR, you will be able to scroll the grid with the red wheel and see the patch. The number in the middle of a cell is the Light number, the top left is the DMX Slot and along the bottom you will see the attribute name.

Have you seen this video on patch?

You can also have no lights selected (release release release) and press the (i) INFO button on the left hand side of the screen. The bottom left of each cell will show the DMX Slot starting address.

This Video shows you more about the (i) screen.

This help topic describe patching in detail.

This help topic describe the Info screen.
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Re: How to View Patch

Postby Dalx » April 15th, 2017, 4:04 am

Hello Robert

Excellent links thank you. I had looked at patching, but had not worked out how to view the patch.

Thnaks
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Re: How to View Patch

Postby Dalx » April 16th, 2017, 11:55 am

Hello Robert

When I unpatch a fixture, the fixture name remains without a dmx address. The only way I can seem to get the fixture number back to a dimmer is to patch a Generic 8 bit dimmer to that fixture number and set that dmx address manually.

I am used to Light factory 2 where you can reset a patch by range and set it to a 1:1 patch. Have I worked out the Cognito unpatch correctly ? I could not find a video or handbook section on unpatch.

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Re: How to View Patch

Postby RobertBell » April 20th, 2017, 11:41 pm

You are right - you need to change the LIGHTS back to type DIMMER.
You can select an entire range of lights, change their type, then select a starting DMX slot and it will increment the patch to suite.
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