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Conrad P

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  1. Thanks for your thoughts Pat, I think it does come down to saves settings. But in any case custom worksheet scripts are slow as old boots so I'm going back to my old way of doing it. Super-fast slick VectorScript !!!
  2. Seems like every 2018 SP does something different. So I thought maybe I'd ask here just in case. I need to get either a notification or an object state or something at least in the Update Manager to tell me that a layer has been duplicated so I can fix the new instances of my objects in it. Is there something I can rely on for at least this year's VW?
  3. UUID in the object name is the way to go. According to Vlado the name table is indexed and is fast. Internal uuids are not indexed. My 2p worth.
  4. Well yes... I tried that VS function and worksheet scripts stubbornly execute. This has got me pretty puzzled. All over the world there are people happily running my worksheet scripts and there are just two who report that the scripts don't run. And they are both in Greece - it's gotten beyond weird... BUT it may lead to something very interesting indeed. Thanks Pat !!! Conrad - the Greenhorn ;-)
  5. Been looking for some definitive info on vectorworks.net and a bit of googling too. Thought I'd just ask instead. Are custom worksheet functions that you call using the RUNSCRIPT() worksheet function excluded from Fundamentals??? Conrad
  6. Driving a linked text in a symbol by wrapping it in a PIO is a good technique though you'll come up against a few VW bugs in VW2014. As a first VS project it sounds pretty advanced... If what you actually want to do is automate the business of creating and maintaining audio visual systems drawings then buying our connectCAD plug-in solution will probably be a better use of your time. We like to hear more from you about your requirements, so please take a look at our site and let's begin a discussion. Conrad Preen www.connectcad.com
  7. Hi Peter, This thread looks a bit lost in space but here goes. If you can send me an example of the kind of drawing you need I'll see if connectCAD can be given a twist in this direction. In principle it can handle any kind of connected infrastructure. Conrad
  8. Thanks for the comments everyone. There's a demo version for Vectorworks distributors/resellers only. If you are a one of these contact me to get a demo licence. Conrad
  9. Hi everyone, connectCAD is out !!! connectCAD is the evolution of my add-on product Neatworkz. connectCAD is an amazingly simple and intuitive CAD tool for designing systems of connected things. We started off in the broadcast industry keeping track of the thousands of cables used to send signals around radio & TV broadcast centers. Now we have users who design museum exhibits with compressed air and water plumbing - it's the same principle and it was easy for them to do thanks to the flexibility of our product. But good software on its own isn't enough. Just as MiniCAD morphed into the giant Vectorworks, the time has come for us to go up to a new level and 'connectCAD' tells the story a whole lot better. We feel that connectCAD also sounds much cooler and we're sure you'll also like the great new icon. We're also taking this opportunity to restructure the way we sell our product. The old structure of a fixed annual support fee didn't properly reflect the fact that 90% of support requests come in the first 2 weeks of use. So now the initial download and activation fee includes support, and we're charging a much lower renewal fee. We believe this is a lot fairer. Check us out on www.connectcad.com Conrad Preen
  10. Just to chip in here concerning Vlad's first question. For myself the most important feature of VS compared with SDK is that VS is (mostly) platform-agnostic. There's already enough hassle taking care of all the peccadilloes of different VW versions thanks to the lack of conditional compilation directives in VS. If I moved to SDK every release would need twice as much work. A language with better facilities and a more advanced IDE ( dialog builders, oop etc. ) would be just great but I think it must be cross-platform like VS. Conrad Neatworkz
  11. Neatworkz is a connectivity design add-on for Vectorworks primarily aimed at broadcast and audio-visual systems. It allows you to create schematic diagrams, physical layouts and then derive accurate wire lists for installation. New in version 9: smart Connect, smart Edit, Insert Device Tool, smart arrows and user-definable record fields Check it out at www.neatworkz.tv
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