Neatworker

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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