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  1. Assuming this won't happen anytime soon... this could be solved by a simple script that lets you filter your selection, by choosing one of the records attached to your selection from a drop down menu.
  2. Is this VS or the SDK? Where are you filling the drop down? I don't have this issue with the SDK. It might be the location/event where you fill the dropdown?
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    Revealing hidden Record Formats

    Any component that can be hosted into a wall is actually being duplicated inside while the original is removed. This sounds very unlogical but I don't know the reason behind it. That might be causing that row being removed.
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    Assign class to object, but not to subobjects?

    I don't think there is a function available that can do it, as it's default behaviour. I believe the only way is to force a class (or custom settings) on your subobjects. My guess is that the recalculate event uses the parent class for all created content in that container.
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    Sample VST with Mode Bar Buttons

    I don't think you can either. In vectorscript tools are generated automatically fitting the plugin type. In the SDK, these are separate and can be customized.
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    Multi Layer Symbols

    Yes our SymbolObject plug-in does exactly that. It can be very useful for indicating shafts and other components that have exact the same composition through multiple layers. You can choose to show the symbol on any combination of layers from a selection box. This is made possible by using the proxy object functionality and works best with 2D symbols only. The object duplicates it's content on all the chosen design layers. While you can select and modify this object on any of these layers, it is one unique object. It is also possible to count all the occurrences when using worksheets.
  7. Sadly I won't be able to come to the DS this year, but I do like the idea. I'd say it should be even part of the DS, but I guess our numbers are probably to small for Vectorworks to invest their valuable time of the summit. Then again my opinion is that if you have zero custom scripts/tools/addons active in your workspace, you are doing it wrong and need help
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    Plug-In Styles

    From what I understand, plug-in styles are only supported if your object matches a unique ID hardcoded into Vectorworks (by request). It is required for your object to be recognized by the functionality.
  9. If you debug you should be able to see on which line the error occurs? Also, you don't need to define "poly" on declaration.
  10. if object A is the parent and it creates object B inside of it (parent - child) there is no need of catching it with a unique name, as you have a handle when creating it. That is, unless you have your object A set not to automatically remove all it's contents on reset, on which case your interface manages it. This is used if you don't wat to recreate all the inner objects each time the object is reset.
  11. It only requires one argument, unless you want to specify a path/profile. Your object will be created and reset. Only after this creation the path will be attached and reset again. In any case, your object's code should be able to handle a NULL path. Can you post a bit more of the last steps before the crash occurs ? Could also be a recursive reset.
  12. Yes, I assume you are not veryfing the path handle. When your parent creates the child, it could be that the first reset is called before your path is assigned. If you just assume its a correct handle and cast it to a nurbs or poly you'll run into this. Since you talk about parent and child, can I assume you've set your plug-in not to remove it's content on reset? If not you do not need to get the handle by using a unique name.
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    How to set the default class of a custom plug-in object?

    I usually add a class parameter that overrides the object class on object recalculation. I only do this when the current class does not match the class of the parameter to avoid infinite recursion as mentioned above. Though it could be that setting a class does not reset the object anymore, something changed about it a couple versions back.
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    Global coordinates in a PIO

    Your object origin is always 0,0 towards your object insertionpoint. Knowing that, for your object to show something at an absolute position in the drawing, all you need to do is substract the object position from the relative position of the part within the object. Say you want something shown absolute at A(50,50), your object is placed at B(25,25) => The inner component of your object should be placed at A-B. Keep in mind that this does not take in rotation, you should apply the transformationmatrix of the object instead for this to work.
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    Write record information to symbol

    Assuming you have one instance of this symbol selected, you can use the active handle to retrieve the values, get the handle to the definition itself and overwrite them. From then on, any new placed instance will use the updated record information.


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