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Thomas Peters

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  1. I've found the solution and am documenting it for posterity. The criteria to select by space name is as simple as 'Location is within' The challenge is that the space is not identified by the customspacename, but by its internal (?) name as seen at the bottom of the OIP. Wether renaming these fields manually will permanently break Vectorworks remains to be seen. This would be an awesome time to be able to XLookup databases.
  2. Maybe the data manager will help you with this? Here is a link to a great demo
  3. I'm casting a very wide net here, but using GETSPACENAMEFOROBJ='anynamehere' returns no results. I've been unable to find direct references to space names in the criteria dialog under 'Create Report': where is that data attached to an object? 'Layer is x' and 'class is x' are easy enough to seek out.
  4. Is there a clever way to use the results of the 'specialized for space' functions =GETSPACENAMEFOROBJECT and =GETSPACENUMFOROBJECT as criteria for a report? I am trying to list objects within particular spaces and I'm sure I'm thinking about this backwards. 'type is space' will list the spaces themselves, not the objects within them. Listing the objects and then sorting by name or number of course works, but I'm trying to narrow down the criteria and not show every single object. @Remco Teunissen?
  5. Thank you, I'm not having trouble trying to find a sheet, I know exactly where it is. I like the way I can quickly access a sheet from the Toolbar and I think it could be ever so slightly improved upon.
  6. I generate a lot of worksheets at different stages of a project, as do we all. It would be great if they could be grouped in the Window/Worksheets toolbar so I'm not needing to scroll endlessly to find them. I name them with logical categories which helps index them, but if those logical names could translate into navigable 'folders' like classes do that would be very helpful. This would allow me access all my BQT.Overview. and Key. sheets into the same place without needing to go into the resource browser.
  7. I am having some trouble importing red symbols of marionette objects into new metric documents. They work perfectly in imperial documents. I can paste the red symbol into the new metric document from the design layer and then make it a red symbol from there perfectly. See marionette forum thread for more details and screen recordings:
  8. Yes, if by intelligent symbol you mean a red symbol? As someone with some experience in defining bugs, I don't like using the phrase 'it does not work' in this context, but I do hope I have been clear with my description of the issue? If I have been vague or unclear anywhere, please let me know. If I create a new red symbol in your document and import that into a new imperial file, it does work. If I create a new red symbol in your document and import that into a new metric file, it does not work. (Does the German language version even have an imperial option?) If I paste the marionette into a new metric file and then create the red symbol in the new document, it does work. Posts like these have helped me learn just about every tool I know, so I hope this isn't drawn out, and I hope that future readers will benefit from this.
  9. Thank you- Yes, I can reproduce that. I don' throw this term around lightly, but I do think then there's definitely a reproducible bug here? Specifically, a but that affects documents started with metric units. Do you agree?
  10. Thank you @m.graf, the only difference I can see is that you've drawn a wire from the resultant object to the dummy node at the end? This does" tie the room together" nicely, but if I import the red symbol from the Resource Browser in your file into a new Blank (metric) document, it still doesn't appear when insert it. See attached screen recording. If it's in a document and it works then it works perfectly, it's getting it into the document that's giving me trouble. Thank you also for your other contributions to this forum, I'm currently using parts of your Object Builder network to read worksheet data for my next Marionette project. mystery symbol.mov
  11. In the interest of accommodating all unit preferences, I've made sure to use dim nodes for all dimension values. So far this works perfectly if I change unit preferences inside of my working document. If I create a new imperial document, I can import and operate these object nodes perfectly. If I create a new metric document, they do not even appear on the design layer, and the Shape pane in the OIP shows me nothing aside from that there should be 'something' there... I'm inserting some hybrid symbols and manipulating their z height. There isn't very much to the network at all. Is anyone able to reproduce this? Any advice would be appreciated. Stand Hollywood Combo Triple.vwx
  12. Perhaps this will be useful? Keep us updated on your progress please!
  13. It may be helpful if you tell us what you're trying to achieve with a 2-way link. I've got a wishlist item open to be able to bulk edit record fields easily, and I suppose a live-link with excel is sort of in the same train of thought: a mass editing of cells.
  14. It sounds to me like you are reinventing the wheel here- check out the ConnectCAD package, it can do exactly this and will most likely have other functionalities that will be able to improve your workflow.
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