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Symbol to Group 1.0.0

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This node converts referenced symbol to group using the specified conversion options.

OIP controls:


  • Don't convert subobjects
  • Convert plug-in and symbol subobjects
  • Convert all subobjects

Group (*)

  • Keep group (leaves symbol contents in a group - in addition to the usual grouping by Marionette)
  • Ungroup group (ungroups symbol content, but you get the usual grouping by Marionette)


(*) Information for Marionette aficionados:

Due to the nature of the underlying VectorScript command vs.SymbolToGroup(), simply using this.SetLinksObjects() doesn't work. In order to overwrite the network output properly, the following had to be done:

  • "Keep group" actually moves all group content into a new group, then deletes the old group
  • "Ungroup group" actually recreates all group content outside the group, then deletes the old group


Created by ComputerWorks GmbH.

Compatibility: Vectorworks 2019 and higher.

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This node works well in plan view but there is no output  in any other view. Could it be modified or can I add some nodes to make it work in a 3d view?

Then I think i can solve the problem in this topic :


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I noticed the difference between the symbol's content being used in the example file for "Symbol to Group" and that in yours is the plane reference.

Yours is "Screen", while the one in "Symbol to Group" is "Symbol Definition". I think that is where you should look into.

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All right ! I have converted the object in the symbol to 3d polygons and now it's working.

Thanks a lot.

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