Frank Brault

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    Product Marketing Manager at Vectorworks, Inc. for Spotlight + Vision
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  1. If the problem is indeed with the class system, you could try to add default classes with the object settings in the Tool Bar to align with the French class system.
  2. Vectorworks' Text styles and Line types may be what you want to look at. Each of these is one of a number of kinds of resources, which are managed in the Resource Manager and accessed from the tool that uses them. Each resource is a definition and each time you use a resource in your documents is an instance of that resource. A resource, once defined, is a drawing component can be used in a file and all instances can be updated simply be changing the Definition in the Resource Manager. Resources can be exported to other files to save time and maintain consistency across your projects. The entry point for Line Types in the help is here: : http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2017/eng/index.htm#t=VW2017_Guide%2FAttributes%2FDefining_Line_Types.htm&rhsearch=line style&rhhlterm=line style&rhsyns= The entry point for applying Line Types in the help is here: http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2017/eng/index.htm#t=VW2017_Guide%2FAttributes%2FApplying_Line_Types.htm&rhsearch=line style&rhhlterm=line style&rhsyns= The entry point for Text Styles in the help is here: http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2017/eng/index.htm#t=VW2017_Guide%2FText%2FUsing_Text_Styles.htm&rhsearch=text style&rhhlterm=text style&rhsyns= hth, Frank
  3. It may be possible to eliminate the need to redraw portions of the lighting Device assigned symbol definition. In the currently shipping Vectorworks Spotlight, there is a checkbox in the File->Document Settings->Spotlight Preferences dialog: "Automatically Rotate 2D to Focus Point", which which overrides the user designated rotation value to agree with the Draw Beam angle. This rotates the 2D representation of all fixtures in the document to align with the assigned Focus Point object. Does this address your inquiry?
  4. This is not currently supported directly unfortunately...
  5. Thanks! Cool script, btw...
  6. FWIW, there is a function in the Spotlight->Find and Modify... menu command that does this: Copy the <fieldToCopy> field to the <fieldToReplace> field.
  7. I'm happy to report that this feature has been added to Vectorworks Spotlight.
  8. Focus Points are named objects. Name strings are unique in the file. The name that is assigned appears in the Data pane of the Object Info palette. It's possible that some other objects have the name entered in the Data pane of the Object Info palette. You can find out if the is the issue by running the Tools->Custom Selection... menu command and fill out the Criterial Search dialog with the following values: Name is FP 11 hth,
  9. Hi Al, Not sure what might be the problem. One thing to try is to set the origin using the "Set origin to drawing center" option. This would correct the calculation of the underlying code uses the hard-wired default drawing origin rather than the User set origin. hth,
  10. I think that it would be wise to start such a task would be to search iteratively throughout the document for objects at the same location. This would eliminate most of the false cases first. I would build a list of these to check more thoroughly in another step. To build such a list, you would have to check each document object against every other object in the document. But at the end, I think that you would have narrowed the task down to a (relatively) manageable one.
  11. Use SortArray: If arraytosort is an array of records, it sorts on the fieldnumberth field of the record. PROCEDURE SortArray( VAR arraytosort :ARRAY; numtosort :INTEGER; fieldnumber :INTEGER); I think that it would actually be sorted on the column. hth,
  12. All educational licenses are the full Designer with Renderworks product. To switch to the Spotlight workspace, choose the Tools->Workspaces->Spotlight menu item. To turn on Data Exchange once you are in the Spotlight workspace, choose the Lightwright tab after you have chosen the File->Document Settings->Spotlight Preferences menu item. hth,
  13. If you send me the template file with an example of the failed custom light, I'll have a look at it. frank@vectorworks.net
  14. I have seen this dimensioning style as a sort of shorthand pencil drafting convention. However, I have never seen a formal dimensioning standard for it.
  15. This is on the engineers' list of desired future improvements.