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  2. Really loving this very handy tool. Could you increase the size of the input boxes (e.g. prefix) so I can see larger strings of text? This tool comes in so handy to do smart text find/replace with numbering the prefix could be 10-30 characters long! Thanks, R
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  4. Thank you guys, my issue is, that Thank you guys, it seams the only solution is to change the orientation of the Symbol itself. The facing direction option might help in the simplest setup, but at little more complex ones like with shiftet rows or even different H and V distances between seats and rows, it would interfere.
  5. @Tamsin Slatter, after a year I managed actually to try it out. I followed your instructions and it worked. Thank you.
  6. Thanks - will dig into this - have thought of trying coding using Python (have to learn that first!) But your suggestion looks promising so will investigate. Thanks you
  7. I'd like to be able to link Detail Callouts to viewports in a separate file, so that if I update the drawing/detail number in the details file the Callout can be automatically updated on my sections/elevations/plans. We always produce our details in a separate file to keep the size of our model file down and to keep resources for details at 1:5 scale separate from other resources.
  8. I think you hit the nail on the head Tom. I will need to absorb what your saying and mess with it. I have been going though my images and have several dry stack walls I intend to set up as image props and textures. I will most surely keep you all updated as I progress. I second Kevin's point. Tom you really seem to get the software...You could teach it. I'm out today doing the hands on stuff. I sincerely appreciate the help in removing the training wheels. Thank you!
  9. If you put a working plane on the end of the NURBS + place your profile there in the correct position/orientation + enable 'Fix Profile' you don't have to keep editing the profile to get it orientated correctly. If that's what you mean when you say it fails. Or do you mean something else? @line-weight
  10. EAP is one of the most infuriating tools out there. It's great when it works, but when it fails it gives you absolutely no clues as to why it's not happy. And the documentation on it is rubbish. I'm not clear from the post above whether you solved it? For what it's worth I find that converting the path to NURBS sometimes helps.
  11. @Landartma you can actually get pretty close to what you're after using Slabs. Both of these are single Slab objects where I've used Clip Surface + Add 3D Object to Slab... commands to form the set-back for the footing + taper for the batter. This way you have the solid 2D view plus the functionality of them being Slabs over simple extrudes.
  12. @drelARCH: Very interesting nodes by @Takeshi_Kimura but unfortunately there's no 'materials popup' node in his list either.
  13. Things jumping around is not a problem I'm able to reproduce, nor one that I recall noticing as an issue with resizing at any point. So I wonder why that's happening for you. Text not resizing I can kind of forgive... but mainly just because I don't usually use text in design layers and generally don't want it to resize. In the "scale objects" menu command there's a tick-box that allows you to decide whether text scales or not, but no such option for the resize tool, which does seem inconsistent.
  14. I have not seen the notes, do you have a link to them? I had a search on developer.vectorworks.com for them but it doesn't seem to return any results? I think what i've discovered is that using Circles as my testing object, was a poor choice, from what I can gather FindObjAtPt_Create will only return a circle object if the radius intersects with perimeter of said object. Luckily with both PIOs and Rectangles (which are the two main object types i'm interested in right now) the function does return any part of the object that is within the radius.
  15. I believe the field you are looking for is now called Hoist Weight Equivalent. I am no structural engineer so cannot give you a detailed reason why this has been changed, but it seems that the terminology is more aligned with engineering best practice than the old one. You will need to add a data tag on the new tool instead of using the fixed labels. There are a couple of examples available in the Data Tag libraries, but for the most part you will need to make your own.
  16. There are the options to Rotate in Wall and/or in Symbol. If your elements can be made into symbols, you might be able to optimise the needed hatches using that option. Then you wouldn't need a rotation at all. But reading your mail it doesn't sound like this is feasible. I keep a subset of hatches for a few options: background (B) rotate in wall (W) and rotate in symbol (S). I wouldn't know how to otherwise optimise, aside of scripting something, which, in this case, would only make sense if this action was really recursive. Any script would have you to choose a line representing the hatch rotation and...then you can just as well use the Attribute Mapping tool on one object and transfer by pipette the edited mapping on other objects. Edit: add screenshot of the Attribute Mapping tool, which is often unknown. This allows to move/rotate/scale any vectorial fill (hatch/gradient/img/texture) directly on the object. It is awesome. Or, as Tom suggested, apply a saved hatch variant on a multiple selection from the Resource Manager and that can hardly be made faster. I hope this helps.
  17. Have you considered adding a custom record to the hoists to document this? once it has been attached to a hoist symbol you can save the hoist with the record attached into your favorites or user folder for future projects
  18. Hi all! In VW2021 I've made a model of a venue and a light plot containing trusses, hoists, lighting devices and so on. I then exported the venue (no trusses, lights, hoists) as a ESC file and imported it to Vision. So far so good (I think). Next, I exported the trusses, hoists, lighting devices and everything else used in the set design as a MVR file. Most of the things look ok, but why, oh why, does Vision import (or Vectorwork export) it like this? File with white background is from VW2021, before exporting. As you see, hoists are up side down and no truss is visible. But still the chains are at the correct position. And yes, all classes are visible during export 😃 I asked this question on FB as well but no answer so far. Thanks all! Looking forward! Martin
  19. Maybe you can find required material nodes here:
  20. I'm building a simple hybrid object in Marionette. Now I'd like to use materials in the object. There seem to be no nodes for materials in Marionette. I'm missing 2 nodes: A 'materials popup' node to select a material from the available materials in the current document. A 'set material' node to attach a material by name to an object by handle. I've been able to create the latter. But when I create the 'materials popup' node, I'm running into an issue. When I create the node, it lists the materials in the document correctly, but when I add a material to the document, it doesn't update except when I save the current document... I'm attaching my custom nodes. Geëxporteerd bestand Marionette.vwx
  21. My memory is bad. It worked before because I reshaped / added a straight line to the polyline. EAP doesn’t like joining or composing the two lines to create a polyline. BTW @Pat Stanford I could hear your voice steering me away from the rocks on this one. As much as I’d like to give my client their seams every 5’ along the curved walls, I decided to let VW do what VW does best (wall styles), and take the extruded path of least resistance.
  22. Polyline extruded along a line is working for me. Triple check your poly line that it does not have any extra points that could result in self-intersecting geometry.
  23. Unfortunately it is slightly different. there is this -L option which is not in the 2019 version. here is the list of options: Usage: Vectorworks 2021 Updater [options] [command] Options: -v, --version output the version number -I, --installdir <installation directory> Set the installation directory instead of pulling it automatically -S, --serial <serial> Set the serial number explicitly instead of pulling it automatically -L, --locations <name:path> Set the update locations instead of pulling them automatically. The format should be a comma separated list of location key:path The error I got seems to have originated from not using the -L option. But I don't even know what the -L option is for and how to use it.
  24. Simplest thing in the world… no longer working. Issue seems to be related to composing a straight line with a polyline to created a new polyline (but it worked fine before this). Quit and restarted VW. Going to try dumping caches and restarting computer next. File attached.
  25. I think it should be the same as the 2019 version.
  26. Tom W...you should really consider becoming a teacher when not doing your main work......you are way better at this than I. 🙂
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