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  1. Save-Recall-Memory

    Nodes that make it possible to transfer data without wires
    (For instance if you want to use the info that was used 100 nodes back and your wires get too long)

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  2. DomC Nodes

    Attached a vwx with nodes. Some of them already shared as separate files. Also the list is not complete, not perfect and has no warranty of being up to date. Also some nodes may be outdated, obsolet or buggy.
     
    Take note:
    1. I tried to track the nodes with an addition record format
    2. Marionette Nodes are linked to a record format, this record format contains descreption and Other infos from to the node. 
    3. Also this Record contains a rating of the node (internal rating for me) like is this node hard to make, will it be useful for many users or just for one special case etc.
    4. The Record can be linked manually to a node and then the node's Data can be written by a script. Ration Infos logically has to be attached manually
    5. On the document is a worksheet with all nodes listed
    The Info below is originally from the nodes (included original misspelling etc :-)
     
    Node Names
     
    Symbol3D     ObjOnSpace     SymbolPopupSymFolder     SetWallHole     IsMember_already     SortNestedList     CreateDictsV     Sort     RotatePtRoundPt     FibonacciSphere     Wrapper     C_Tangent_to_CC     PtPerpendicularOnLine     CircCircInters     CircleLineInters     LineLineIntersec     Pt to Circle Center     2CircleCenterLine     2Circle_4Pts     Apollonius PCC CCC v1     subPoints     addPoints     PtTangToCircle     Wrapper     Wrapper     Get Z atXY     Grow Radial     is cw     Wrapper     Wrapper     Wrapper     2D Pt Shaker v01     HexCircleGrid     GetPtVectors     GetPolar180     DialogFolder     ExportPDF     ImportSU     function4     GetNextObject     PageBased_mm     VersionInfo     Button     MeshFromPoints     collectObjectOnArea     Any     SetPage     BBox Overlap     GetString     GetString     GetNumber     GetInsideChar     Print     GetMultiRecValue     GetActFile     GetNumDatabaseRow     GetSubCell     GetMultiRecField     Backward     DupInContainer     Solid Intersect List     DupOnAcLayer     DupOnAcLayer     ConvertToGroup     Reset Obj     BasicSolidReshapeScale     NumToRow     ObjByClassAndLayer     Set Class      MinItem     If_     SpaceWithObj     LocusMS     GetPointClusters     ConcaveHull     Create Viewport     Add VP Ann     VP Layer     Set Mrntt OIP Field     Get Mrntt OIP Field     Insert Symbol in Folder     CreateLayer     FilterValues     PtArrayStartEnd     ValuesToSaldo     Vector to Angle     PointRectangle     Wrapper     Eval     Eval     AttachUnit     Color     Custom Pulldown     EnhRectangle     RoundedBoard     2D_BBox_Enhanced     TypeToString     TypePopup     TypeCounter     GetRes     Get Sym Name     Name2Index     Text in Lines     TextBlockInLines     SetDimTextSize     SetTextSize     ListToLabel     TextBlockInLines     RecToTable     OpenDocFolder     GetActFile     ListDir     FileInfo os_stat     DateTime     GetActFile     DialogFolder     PlayMP3     Wrapper     Linear Array xyz     PutByRefPt     SymbolinFolder     Link Text     GetDictValue     Repeat_List     shuffle     shuffle_dup_true     looser     itemsToList     Remove Duplicate Items     UnnestL     GetFiles     Imp ini     Imp txt     Solid Boolean     GetRNames     Concat     MergeList     Flatten List S     LinearDimLight     Change Sheet Title     Get Sheet Title     Get Layer Name     Get SheetL Size     Get Sheet Page N     Manipulate File UTF     Custom Pulldown    
     
    Node Descriptions
    Descreption Insert a Symbol     Returns a List of Objects for every Space     Creates a popup of all Symbols in a Folder. You have to edit Script to change Folder     Set the input Geometry as a Wall hole of an object     Returns isM, if the corresponding object is already in the list Example list1 = [5,10,3,5] list2 = [a,b,c,d] notM = [a,b,c] isM = [d]     Sorts the elements in a list     Creates a Dictionary from an input key and a input value     Sorts the elements in a list     Rotate a Point around the center point     This node creates points on a sphere surface     Draws a parallel line through a specific point     Finds the intersection of two circles     returns the section point from a point perpendicular on a line     Finds the intersection of two circles     Finds the intersection of a circle and a Line     Returns true if two infinite lines intersect, and if so, provides a point where they intersect. The intersection point can be outside of the line segments     Finds the two infinite intersections of a line from center to a point     Resurns the intersection of the Line trough the middle of the Circles     Calculates Two Circles. The First one passes pt0 and pt1 and the pt2,pt2_alt which has the lowes distance to pt3. The second circle pass the remaining point      Returns the tangential Circles which touch the 3 input circles     Subtract two Points: c = a - b     Add two Points: c = a - b     Finds the two tangent points from a point to a circle               Returns the Z elevation of a point X,Y on the specified object     Grow a radius Value of input Points, till they touch others or with a min offset     quecks, if point is part of a cw or ccw direction, needs minimum 3 pts 
     input 2D or 3D Points                    Deletes Randomly Values of Input List. If density is 100 nothing will be deleted     A Hexagonal Circle Stacking lattice     Get 2D and 3D Angles of Points related to one center point     Return the angle and distance to (0,0)     Open a Dialog Box to Choose a Folder     Set Origin and height, width of the page     File Names or Folder Names of the input Directory     Enter your Formula in Input Field     Put This in a Wrapper with another Object. This node Returns the next Object (Stacking Ordner) after this node     A Real value defined in the OIP in document units          An example of how to use the Button widget. When the button is pressed, it will run the script contained in the specified definition.     Draws mesh or output polys from a regular rectangular horizontal grid of points     collects objects, which middle point is on a circle, poly or recangle     Create any value using the python eval function     Set Origin and height, width of the page      Checks on ever obj1 input, if one or more object from input obj2 overlap bounding box      Returns the string between two characters Returns new, string position and length.                    Prints the incoming items into a text object or the python console. The option                           'Run scripts in developer Mode' must be enabled in Vector Works to see the console output.     Returns the Data from a Record field. If the Object input is a list values are concat.     Path of the Actual Document     Gets number of Databese Rows and columns in the referenced Worksheet     Gets the numeric or String value of the referenced cell subrow     Returns the Data from a Record field. If the Object input is a list values are concat.     send to Back     Duplicates Objects in a Container or active Layer     This node performs a boolean operation between lists of objects. The operation will be performed for each possible combination of objects in the lists supplied.     Adds an object to the current layer     Adds an object to the current layer     Convert Symbol or PIO to group     Update the specified object using the current settings and parameter values.     This node will Intersect a Solid in 3 Parts. Cap1, Cap2 and Space. Scale middle (space) or scale caps     Converts as Example 1 to A and 56 to BD.     Creates a Criteria by class and Layer     Assigns a class to the referenced object     Returns the smallest item in the list     If test is true, pass the value to true output otherwise to false output     Returns all Spaces which overlap or touch the bounding box of the objs input     Creates a 2D or a 3D locus object     Detects Clusters of Points     Finds the convex hull of points     Creates a Viewport     Add an Annotation to the Viewport     Add an Annotation to the Viewport     Sets the value of a OIP Field, It uses a search and replace function for the field Name. If you have more fealds with similar names which match the search name it returns error code. Use Reset node after all changes of the PIOs     Get a value from an Marionette Wrapper or PIO     Move Symbol in a Symbol Folder. If no symbol name is inputted or the Symbol do not exist, this node just creates the folder     Creates a Design or a Sheet Layer (OIP Pupup to change layer type)     Extract Values within a specific range     Creates Pt array between two points     [1,2,3,4,5,6] goes to [1,3,6,10,15,21     Converts a 2D or 3D vector to an angle in degrees     Output 4 corner points of a rectangle          Enter your Formula in Input Field     Enter your Formula in Input Field     change input values to right document units     gets the Fill Back color of the node and returns it     A Dialog with 3 Popups     Creates a rectangle with the provided specifications, supports point of reference     3D Quader mit Verrundeten Kanten oder Einfache geometrie     Returns the bounding box's coordinates of the projection of an object on the screen plane               "Type Counter" collects Objects from an input criteria. It count, how many objects from which type there in this criteria.     List of document resources from a specific type     Returns the name of the referenced Symbol. Returns "none" if the object has no name assigned.     Converts as example a name from a dimension standard or a text style to an index number     Creates Text Line by Line, from an Input List     Creates Text Line by Line, from an Input List          Sets the Text Size of a Text Obj     Get Input RowNames and Lines and Attach them to the input text blocks, which have the same name like the row name. Group text objects, which are no fields     Creates Text Line by Line, from an Input List     Returns the value of a data record field.     Open the input Folder in Finder or Windows Explorer. Combine with GetActFile Node to have parent folder of active Document     Path of the Actual Document     File Names or Folder Names of the input Directory     Returns the Value from the Python os stat function     OutputActualDateTime     Path of the Actual Document     Open a Dialog Box to Choose a Folder               Creates a duplicate array of objects in x y or z direction     Moves a Refered Point from a 2D,3D Object to a specified 3D Point 
     for planar obj works in 2D view     Creates a List of all Symbols in a Folder     Link a Text Field in a Symbol to a Record Field     Returns the value of the input dict key     Repeats the complete input n Times     Randomize the input list     Randomize the input list     Deletes Randomly Values of Input List. If density is 100 nothing will be deleted     Input [0]value1,[1]value2 ... output [value1,value2 ....]     Removes the duplicate items from the input list.     Separates a list into its constituent items     File Names or Folder Names of the input Directory     Import an ini file with sections, keys and values     Import a Tab or character separated Text-File     This node performs a boolean operation between lists of objects. The operation will be performed for each possible combination of objects in the lists supplied.     Returns the Record Names attached to the Input Object     Enter your Formula in Input Field     Adds an List to the end of a list     Flattens a list, or list of lists     Creates a linear dimension with standard specifications     Changes the Description value of a Sheet Layer     Returns the name of the referenced layer     Returns the name of the referenced layer     Returns the width and height of the sheet layer     Returns the Number of pages     Open a file at the specified path     A Dialog with 3 Popups    
     

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  3. Automated Layout

    Hi
    This Examples shows, how to automatically create sheet layers and viewports from objects of the design layers. In this example, a sheet layer will be created for every exhibition place available on the design layer. It creates a 1:20 close-up from the specific exhibitor's place and an overview plan with a marker of the exhibitors place.
     
    This Network-Template could be used whenever you want to create automatically documentations out of your drawing. As Example:
    - Put a Viewport of every Space Object in your drawing on SheetLayers
    - Put Viewports from Building Elements close-ups (Windows, Doors etc.) on sheet layers
     
    Also this Network contains some very powerful custom nodes:
    1. Enhances BBox, Enhanced Rectangle, PutByRefPoint those are just to save time for calculating width, length and ref point of objects
    2. Function Two (like standard function node with two inputs), SetParent
    (1. and 2. Already available on this forum)
     
    3. CreateLayer
    4. CreateViewport
    5. VP Layer Visibility
    6. Add VP Ann (Annotations in Viewport) 
     
    7. Nodes for getting Marionette OIP Data which is not possible with "Get Record Field"
     
     
     

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  4. Rectangle Line Pattern

    A Rectangle Line Pattern with a random option.
     
    Also the files show, hot how to project on a NURBS Surface. This 3D Projection contains two additional custom nodes.
     
    1. GetZatXY (Also used in many other examples on the community board)
    2. GetZamong Pt. Not so easy to understand. This nodes calculates the z value of a 2D Point between two 3D Points without trigonometry (faster). 
     
    Movie Link (2nd Part of Movie)
    https://youtu.be/GcFwW-k5Lms?list=PL8s_WkTvFQ2YdFlMfU7Teuh5QrmsO03gW
     

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  5. Number to Row Name

    If you need Worksheet-like Numbering like A, B, C .... AA, AB ..... AAA .... This node offers you an easy solution.
    There are two nodes for both directions.
     
    Limitations:
    1. Input from special characters etc. will result in wrong values or errors. 
     

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  6. Name2Index

    Some Ressource Types (such as dimension standard or text styles) are handled by an index number. This node helps to find the index of those resources.

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  7. Point Rectangle

    This node creates optional a rectangle and returns the corner points of that rectangle.
    Often there is a need of a rectangle and the corner points. If the rectangle is rotated, it can be a cramp to calculate the corner points. I hope this node can help to simplify marionette workflows.

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  8. Create Design or Sheet Layer

    This Node creates a new layer and keep the active layer the active one. 
    It has a popup witch allows to choose sheet or design layer. It returns a  handle to the new layer or a handle to an existing layer with the same name.
     
    Like ever .. with not warranty try first in an empty file and be careful creating thousands of layers or layers with the same name as other objects in the drawing. 

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  9. Move Symbol in Folder or create Folder

    Insert Symbol in Folder Node:
     
    1. Move the Symbol with the input name in the folder with the input folder name
    2. If folder do not exists it will be created. If no symbol name is inputted, the folder created also
    3. If the folder name is taken by another object, the folder will not be created

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  10. Enhanced Rectangle

    What is the distance of the middle top point to the insertion Point (left bottom), if your rectangle has 175.5° degrees? Not so easy calculate the move vector or the rotation for that. This node can help you to use your time for other challenges. You can place your rectangles with every standard reference Point in any angle in degrees.
     

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  11. Get and Set Marionette OIP Parameter

    With this two nodes, we are able to set or get the parameter of an Marionette PIO or wrapper.
    Can be used to access the values in the OIP by script or another Marionette.
    The Screenshot shows an example in which every of those pillar is an own marionette PIO (Script as symbol to instance the PIO). 
     
    Note:
    It is not possible to write the parameters via Worksheet. Also it is not possible to read Marionette Object parameters directly into a worksheet. To read Marionette object parameters in a worksheet I recommend to write data into a record format and list those values in a worksheet.
     
     
     

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  12. Reset Object

    Some Objects needs to be Updated after Changing the Object Properties. In this cases this node can help you.
    Reset Object.vwx

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  13. Symbol Link Text

    If you have many symbol definitions and have to link text to record fields. This Marionette can help you.

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  14. Locus with Mastersnap Point

    This is an enhancement of the standard locus point, with OIP Mastersnap or not.
     
     

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  15. Spaces with objects

    This node sorts out all spaces which have a collision with one of the input objects. Can be used to detect, if a space contains a specific object.
    For collision points, the space polygon and the object's bounding box is used. There is a OIP dim parameter for tolerance value.
     
    The vwx contains a quick and dirty test floor plan, nothing real 🙂

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  16. Create Symbol

    "Create Symbol" creates a new symbol definition on the active document. Refresh resource manager if you create a new symbol with this node by just switch to another document and back in the resource manager.
     
    This node does not use "List absorb" so you can just insert one object into the symbol definition. Recommended to first create an empty symbol and then use "Set Parent" to attach several objects into the symbol.
     
     
    Create Symbol.vwx

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  17. Set Parent

    This Node puts objects in a parent Object (symbol, group, etc.)
     
    Inputs:
    1. Handle to Object which put into a container
    2. Handle Input to Parent Object (use "get Object" node to use a named container here like a symbol definition)
    3. Object Info Option "Reset". Reset Bounding Box and other attributes of the parent object
     
    Set Parent.vwx

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  18. Concave Hull

    This node gets points clockwise with a given minimum distance. 
    The node has an additional option in the info-palette. Follow Deadlock means, that the hull can follow back the same points that already was used as a hull point. Deadlock off means, that a point can't be uses twice as a hull point.
     
    The Algorithm behind the node:
    1. Check, which points are in range of the point most left (bounding box for speed optimization)
    2. Check, which points are exactly in range of the distance value
    3. Check which angle in cw direction is the smallest and connect to this point
     
    I think there would be a speed optimization possible with normalized vectors etc. So i would call this a beta version of the node.
     
    Computing the angles of the vectors takes a while if there are many points. in combination with the cluster node it takes about 17 seconds for 4200 points. Seven Minutes for 8800 points. So check number of clusters and numbers of points.
     
    The Idea was, to have a workflow for vectorize an image. This is a complexe project. Maybe it is worth to check other algorhitms with existing python external modules. But so far it works quite nice. 
     

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  19. Point Cluster.vwx

    The "Point Cluster"- node detects points, which are within a given distance from other points in the same scope with an own algorithm (not python 3rd party module needed).
     

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  20. Basic Reshape SolidScale in x,y,z

    This Nodes breaks up and scale a 3D Solid Geometry and the result is similar like a 2D Geometry reshaped by the 2D Reshape Tool.
    The Input Geometry (Geometries) have to be grouped. You can input it from symbol or control geometry. 
     
    The Node is designed with some love to detail and make the job in many situation just right. It follows some rules:
    1. reference Point is left bottom back
    2. Overlapping geometries over the zero point to left, back or bottom are handled symmetric. You can use locus points to direct the correct symmetry.
    3. The nodes cut a geometry in 3 parts. the end parts are called "caps". The Node allows to scale the caps or the middle part (in most cases the right mode)
    4. It is necessary the input geometry is a group.
    5. Grouped Objects completely inside caps, will be moved as well
    6. Objects between the caps, will be moved half value
     
    This advantage of this node, is to allow an incredible fast production of a specific type of PlugIn Objects (Reshape in x, y, z direction Middle Part is scaled like Tables, Pillars, Handles etc.)
     
     Movies:
     
    Simple Example (Pillar):
    https://youtu.be/F6BIe8d0mTs
     
    More Complex Example(Window Element):
    https://youtu.be/pJ9R8UWyM7Y
     
    Further Examples:
    https://youtu.be/uRwDU-KTRjw
     
     
     

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  21. Reshape Node 2D

    https://youtu.be/vuCvK4OwN80 German Movie
    https://youtu.be/Nm0te1zmpVY English Movie
     
    Structure of the Input:
     
    1. Group with Geometry group (send to back) and Reshape Zone definition (send to front). Best practice is to use a blue smbol without screen plane objects
    2. Reshape Zone group has further groups. Every reshape zones (polygons) is grouped with a dimension object. The dimension is the link to the script. The parameter name is a prefix of the dimension text
    3. Use one of the existing examples to understand the system
     
    Limitations:
     
    1. Supportes not 3D, Chain Dimension, path objects, rectangles. Container objects are not reshaped but moved (like the reshape tool)
    2. user origin has to be set to vectorworks origin
    3. not mix of screen-plane and layer plane. Use all layer-plane
    4.  ...
     
     
     
     
     
    Parametric Symbol v2018.vwx

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  22. Align Objects

    This node will take an anchor object and a list of other objects to align.
    The OIP has X and Y position options on how the objects should be aligned.
     
    This node will only align objects in 2D.

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  23. DomC - Text and String Nodes

    10 cool nodes for text and string. Replacing, separating, coloring, Dimension Text Size, 

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  24. DomC - Import / Export Nodes

    Great nodes to use in real money making projects. PDF, SketchUp, Import csv, import ini 

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  25. DomC - Record Nodes

    GetRNames(good), RecToTable(powerfull), GetMultiRecValues (specific usecase)

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