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WhoCanDo

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  1. How do you let VW know about bugs that need fixing. The help says this still works but it doesn't. Using the pick tool and the rectangle option, the alt key (in windows) use to allow selection of all objects touched by the marquee but now (VW2010) it doesn't. Alt works with the freehand and polygon options but not the rectangle. What happens with Mac?
  2. DWorks, the reason why an A4 piece of paper is 8" wide and 11" high in portrait and 11" wide and 8" high in landscape is so everyone can understand it. If I as you to draw a wall 2m wide and 6m high I do not expect to get a 6m high wall laying on it's side. brudgers, only an example mate. Our designs don't get approved because clients don't want to wait. If a client did know VW then they would know that when a rectangle is rotated and duplicated then every other dimension supplied would be W = H and H = L. Confused yet? ccroft, Changing a rectangle to polygon is a good idea but then why isn't there a polygon tool that draws rectangles? I think it's a great idea that when a rectangle is drawn or rotated 1 deg to 89 deg (similar in other quadrants) that it has a constant W & L but at 0 deg or 90 deg etc. width is historically and logically across the screen.
  3. I am not so sure Stan, Do you know how many people use a round wall cap? The 2D wall with dotted cavity is a standard in my industry and so small changes can make a big impact on some industries.
  4. I am not sure when it changed but VW12 was correct and every version back to Minicad 4 was correct. You are correct michaelk, when you change the rectangle to a polygon or extrude it to 3D then it does have a constant width and length after rotation but this should not be the case when it is a "rectangle". I use rectangles all the time when drawing a layout and rotate & reshape them all the time for "clip surface". This is now extremely difficult because I have to now check W & H before I reshape a rotated rectangle for the next process.
  5. Is anyone else having trouble with width and length of a rectangle in the Object Info box? Try this exercise: A client who does not know anything about VW was describing an outline he wanted manufactured. He said I should start with a rectangel 200mm wide and 500mm high, so I drew that on VW. Then he said that he had made a mistake and it should be 500mm wide and 200mm high, so I rotated the rectangle. He then wanted me to start in the top left corner of this rectangle and make a cutout 50mm wide and 100mm high. I duplicated the first rectangle and, from Object Info, I chose "Width" and changed it to 50 and Height to 100. We made this item in multiple quantites but it was wrong. This is because some "smart" person has changed VW so that if a rectangle is rotated then width is length and length is width. Please, please can someone tell this person to look up the specs on their monitor! It will be x wide and y high as everything else in life is and it doesn't change when it is rotated. Now VW2010 has followed on with the same quirk.
  6. I am following up a few leads but still need a few more names if anyone you can think of can help me. Regards
  7. Sorry I forgot that not everyone works in the same industry as I do. A nesting program (in this case 2 dimensional) looks at the profiles drawn and fits them inside the perimeter of a stock sheet. Put simply if I had 2 rectangles 100 x 200 and a stock sheet 150 x 600 the I could nest them so the short sides join and the long sides total 600 and I would be left with a 50 x 600 offcut waste. In the above example I could not nest them side by side because 100 + 100 is greater than the 150 wide stock sheet. A nesting program would shuffle patterns around and come up with the best cutting layout with as little waste as possible. A 3D nesting program (which I don't need) might look at how to fill a shipping container with boxes of different dimensions leaving as little space as possible. Regards
  8. We need a 2D nesting program for Vectorscript. I don't even know where to start. Can anyone suggest how this process is calculated or is there anyone out there that wants to paid to write one for us. Regards
  9. What you can't do is what you want but DoMenuTextByName('Save As',0); will bring up the 'Save AS' window. If you know the file name and location then you could Response := StrDialog('Delivery Docket filename:',concat('\\Sbs2003\working folders\Company shared documents\Craig\Other\Other\Worksheets\',FName)); so the operator can cut and paste this into 'Save As' to save typing.
  10. Hi all Vectorworks lovers. Who uses Vectorworks in Perth, Western Australia? Is it only me?
  11. Aren't you doing "Revert to Saved" or don't you have that option on a Mac?
  12. I've got it ! The InsertChoice populates the AddChoiceItem list after the dialog is open. Here's the basics ..... BeginDialog(1,..... AddChoiceItem(What the hell,4,...... EndDialog; GetDialog(1); InsertChoice(4,LineNo,Text); repeat DialogEvent(Item); case (Item) of 1 : {OK} GetSelChoice(4,0,...... etc. "What the hell" is the "Choice Title" but does not appear to be used for anything except testing your typing skills. Hope this helps other searches in the future.
  13. I've search this forum and could not find any postings for AddChoiceItem I have created a dialog box and used AddChoiceItem('Standard Angle',4,1,120,12,300,28); which works well but I can't get AddChoiceItem populated. Help suggests using InsertChoice(3,1,'30 x 30 x 5'); but I get a VW error "dialog not found" Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  14. Hi All, I want to use GetFile (filename); but I already know where the file is so how do I get GetFile to start in the know location? Regards
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