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  1. When you say, " it possible to link “Marionette” and XX", what exactly do you mean by "link"?
  2. This is a Custom Stair, which is considered a Legacy tool. Add the Custom Stair back to your workspace. I've attached a little example VWX file. custom_stair_example.vwx
  3. By "Standard" I mean, do the interiorcad plug-ins use a standard plug-in parameter record. (I know that they are not "standard" in the sense that they are developed by Vectorworks Inc.)
  4. If the Interiorcad objects are standard Vectorworks PIOs, then the answer is yes.
  5. No reason why not. Just create a viewport, give it some nominal layer and class visibility settings, and put your standard notations (drawing label, title block) in the Notations group. You can copy and paste it like any other Vectorworks object.
  6. Yes. It kind of makes sense, since you can mix-and-match viewports (drawings) of different scales on a sheet. I usually put mine just below the drawing label.
  7. The title block exists on the sheet, which has a 1:1 scale. (The viewports on the sheet each have their own scale property.) If you don't want to put the scale bar in the Design Layer, you can put it in the notation of the viewport, where it will display correct scale.
  8. Hi antonf26, Do you mean you want the text size of the scale bar to change? The scale bar itself, of course, is necessarily drawn at world scale. The actual disstances and markings on the bar ought not to change!
  9. ThreeDot, that is true, if you want to dimension in an isometric view. You will need to use planar graphics and dimension on the cardinal planes. But anything projected onto the sheet plane can be dimensioned, of course, 2D or 3D.
  10. Version 1.2.0

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    Added an Image Scale factor, just to aid tweaking....
  11. Font sizes for dimensions / note objects can be set in Advanced Viewport Properties. I do not know the effect on witness lines. A good general rule for dims and notes is this: If the dims / notes show up on more than one sheet, then they belong in a design layer (and may require a class to control their visibility). If they show up on only one sheet (as in e.g. a detail view), then they belong in the Viewport annotations, which are instance-specific to the viewport.
  12. Version 1.0.0

    9 downloads

    This is a path-based MariObject that creates a panel with image graphics. Can be used as a wall hanging, etc. The boundary can be any shape. The object scales an image resource to fit the control geometry. Also, it attaches a record that reports on area, overall height and width, etc. NOTE: this is all standard Marionette nodes, but uses a Fill node that is not standard (at least until next service pack). I found some bugs in the script of that node and we've got them in the buglist.
  13. Hi Julian, not sure why this is happaning. Make sure you are in Top/Plan and not Top view.
  14. The most straightforward way to do this in Vectorworks is using Classes (e.g. Existing to remain, Existing to Relocate, New Construction, Demolished, Relocated). Give each class a separate set of class attributes (e.g. for US standards, Demolished would be no fill, red dashed lines) and set them all to Use on Creation. Then just assign these classes to your walls / doors / windows / slabs / etc. as you go. You can also use class overrides in viewports to handle additional visibilities. Then a set of saved views / viewports covers the various phases: Existing conditions: Existing to Remain, Existing to Relocate, Demolished visible and class-overriden to look the same. New Construction, Relocated hidden.) Demolition Plans: Existing to Remain, Existing to Relocate, Demolished . New Construction, Relocated hidden.) Construction: Existing to Remain, New Construction, Relocated visible with differentiating class attributes. Demolished and Existing to Relocate hidden.) Not rocket science, but it covers 95%+ of conditions. You seem to ask not so much about "Renovation phasing" but about phasing in general (Concept, Planning, Construction). These are not so much construction phases, as they are phases of increasing design development (at least I infer this from the names). I'm pretty sure that if you wanted you could use Classes in a similar way here.
  15. I think the approach would be to assign the colored boxes to a special class that is used only for that purpose. Then your Marionette command script could start by deleting all (old) objects of that class and re-run. The other approach is a little different, and it allows automatic updating, but a change in workflow. In this approach, you would make a Marionette plug-in object that incorporates both the symbol instance and the colored background, and it reassigns colors based on the record value. The problem with this is that I assume you want to work from existing drawings, i.e. existing layouts of symbols. I think the first approach would be more practical. BUT... (and it's a big "but"...) I would be doing you a mis-service if I didn't also mention Live Data Visualization. Built into Vectorworks 2020. If you're a Service Select customer especially, you will be able to do what you want to do without scripting.

 

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