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  1. DaviesTheChair

    Service Pack 2 for Vectorworks 2019 released

    Hi Charlie, Yes opened up the text box width but it reverts back to single character and then wraps to single character.
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    Symbol count report, segmented by room / area ?

    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.
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    Service Pack 2 for Vectorworks 2019 released

    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?
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    Symbol count report, segmented by room / area ?

    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.
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    Symbol count report, segmented by room / area ?

    Struggling to get the Spaces version to work.
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    Data Tags reading/writing from/to records

    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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    Data Tags reading/writing from/to records

    Thanks Samuel, I know I could do that and also add text-linked desk numbers, but it is generally easier to run amok with the stamp tool on the furniture objects in a layout for numbering because it is not easy to add numbers within worksheets as one cannot see the object. Additionally clients often have a specific preference for the numbering sequence positions. Entering via OIP records fields is similarly overly long-winded, requiring field hopping and manual incrementing, unlike the excellent auto-increment available with a data tag. If only I can get it to work.
  8. I would like to use data tags to create a sequenced numbering for desk layouts which I know I can do with the number stamp tool. BUT... I want to number desks AND have the number write itself into a record "location" field for each desk so that the location number is given in a schedule. (Really useful for furniture move scheduling, identifying where items are coming from). I can create linked text to do this within each symbol, but cannot figure out how to create a plug-in parameter where the stamp tool (or similar data tag) works with the record data for a linked object, although my reading suggests this should be possible. I want to add the number automatically to a worksheet/record AND/OR pick up any existing number data from such. Anyone got similar experience?
  9. Would also love to be able to import layers (preferably with an assigned colour number for both pen and fill) from a spreadsheet including some outline/folder hierarchy. Sooo much easier than creating all from scratch. - I know a template might help, but there are so many differences between each project in my humble experience.
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    Furniture Symbols/Objects Inheriting Space ID Properties

    Hi JMR, Thanks I will have a look at how this works with symbol objects, and sorry for the late appreciation - only just spotted your post.
  11. Is there a method anyone has used for hybrid symbols or objects to inherit space properties? I would like to shortcut the lengthy and error prone effort of manually assigning room numbers or names to furniture records (which is my current method) to enable worksheets with room-by-room (i.e. space-by-space) take off. I hope I am not alone in this requirement?
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    Web Export and iOS

    I have noticed this, but a colleague who is much more patient than I am, waited longer before trying to move in First Person. It probably depends on how many polygons are included and how long it takes to pre-cash before the arrows work or before the auto walk-through move feature loads. Not getting stuck behind objects such as furniture also helps as indicated in previous post. Once working it seems to be smooth (at least for relatively simple geometries). TIP: look down at the floor in 360 view and aim the blue dot at the control options... and maybe take some sea-sickness tablets if you set the speed too high.
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    Viewport Data Visualisation

    I have noticed that while data visualisation (UK spelling) is a wonderful thing for adjusting colours keyed to record data, it only currently works to override 2D fills. Because it works on over writing classes I thought it might work on class fills for 3D items also (which would be even more useful for me just at the moment). Am I correct in assuming that it is only 2D items or have I missed something along the way?
  14. I have noticed that while data visualisation (UK spelling) is a wonderful thing for adjusting colours keyed to record data, it only currently works to override 2D fills. Because it works on over writing classes I thought it might work on class fills for 3D items also (which would be even more useful for me just at the moment). Am I correct in assuming that it is only 2D items or have I missed something along the way?
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    Negative space-removing objects

    That video was interesting, but all done by parametric object creation. I would have to learn all about parametric to make that work for me - alas no time for that.

 

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