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  1. Thanks Marissa. File attached (via separate private message) with two test Marionette versions. The bottom one is the problem with the Mirror node. The top one is my attempt to do the same with Duplicate and Move and Flip nodes - which I am also having some issues with, but that is probably just my lack of Mrionette experience getting in the way.
  2. Hi, I have been trying to mirror (and Duplicate) 3D items e.g. a left door and handle mirrored around the centre of a carcase to create the right door and mirrored handle. Everything works fine in 2D pla, but mirrored duplicates of the 3D extruded versions drop 50mm or so below the original. When I use the debug tool to select the input strings, everything jumps into place as expected. Is this a bug, bug or simply my implementation is wrong? I'm providing Point3 x, y, z inputs with same x and different y (to create a top-plan vertical axis) and same Z=0. Using Point2 input makes no difference.
  3. Hi @PatStanfordOk I understand the difference between A) “default” values for Record Fields -as defined during Field creation and B) the data added to fields when editing a Symbol definition which has a record attached in an unselected state. These are very esoteric differences but I see that they are different although for new users they are very confusing and I’m still not certain about hierarchy of precedence when reading the data in a worksheet, I will have to experiment further. If your script writes data from Symbol instances back to Symbol definitions, then I can either look up external data, attach it to instances or add the data in a Worksheet of my symbol instances and then use the script to post the new data back to the Symbol Definition. That would help enormously. Any progress with the script?
  4. Hi Both, missed your recent replies sorry. I have followed your advice @markdd and used the change all fields for those items where I could which has helped get me a long way forward. So many thanks as I had missed that option. For the questions you posed @Pat Stanford, it is something of a combination. Do each of the symbol definitions have the same record(s) attached? - Yes. Do you want the data for a specific record to be the same for all symbol definitions? - Some fields yes, for Category/Group fields others need to be individual, e.g. cat refs and dimensions. Do you want to change the data for all symbol definitions with that record attached? To the same value? - No. Do you want to change the data attached to the symbol definition? Or do you want to change the default values for the record? They are different. - Probably the latter (b. below) if I understand the difference correctly. a) = changing the record format attached to the symbol. b) = changing default field values within the record format. Is that what you mean? The script sounds interesting. It is not something I do each week, probably every other month, but can apply to many, say 50 or so, symbols. It would be really useful to add these via copy and pasteable data into worksheets to attache to unique cat referenced objects of similar types. i.e. All repeating data for say "Chairs" plus individual dimensional details and finishes references which will differ by Chair "Range". I have tried to extract dimensional data from the symbol images as x and y width and height parameters, but I have not got these to stick in the data fields yet.
  5. Thanks markdd. I have attached Records already, but I need to attach data to specific fields for a number of symbol definitions at once. I still haven't found a method for this yet.
  6. Is there a quick method of adding default (sticky) data to symbols en masse, without having to edit each Resource Browser item one by one? I don't mean editing per file after the symbol is imported, (I can achieve this via ODBC to Filemaker), I mean at root definition level so that on import the data is already attached.
  7. Many thanks for this Pat. 26th December! I hope your Christmas holidays were not interrupted by my query. All the best for the New Year. I will work through your example and see where this gets me. Regards Marc Davies
  8. @Pat Stanford Is there an easy way to do a "fill down" entry to assign incrementing numbers to a database field and thereby add ID numbers to the records?
  9. Data Visualization is a wonderful tool and I have been applying it liberally with Auto-colour across a multi-floor BIM model to illustrate furniture by team. However, having 40 teams across my model means that viewports contain more key text info than the model area! I found the column break integer in the OIP but is there a method of reducing the key to only reflect the items within the viewport for say a single floor rather than for the whole model?
  10. Hi Charlie, Yes opened up the text box width but it reverts back to single character and then wraps to single character.
  11. Update: I have discovered that in 2019 Service Pack 2, the Space object number (which automatically populates the "Name" field at the bottom of the OIP) now shows when selecting Locations in worksheet database criteria. Still not very user friendly, compared to using the "Space Name" but at least it is accessible now. Thanks for your previous input.
  12. Having issues with text wrapping in our in-house Drawing Label symbol. Text is linked to record but if "wrapping" button is checked, then it only wraps one letter width resulting in many single letter columns. This is an issue I have seen in previous upgrades (probably decades ago). Nothing on the forum, is anyone else getting the same or have a fix?
  13. Hi Pat, thanks for the reply. I have been working on the Report Example file you provided above, but added a Space object to test it. I copied and pasted the object name of the Space Object (from the bottom of OIP) but it doesn't seem to work with or without the curly braces. Also tried Sum((Loc(SpaceName ='MySpaceName'))) and variations thereof but no deal. Of all the pop up options for calculating, SpaceName seems not to be available for the cells. I can get it to work vertically down the rows, but not horizontally across the columns.
  14. Plus, (and I hope someone is listening who can make this happen) worksheets do not have any "fill down" function for number incrementation. This would really help in other situations, but not this particular "stamp" issue.


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