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  1. MacBook Pro, Mac OS Big Sur 11.3.1, VW 2021 SP3.1 However, like michaelk, it fixed itself.
  2. Anyone ever figure out a fix or workaround for this? Yesterday, I did a Nuke and Pave on my mac.... rebuilt (not imported) all my VW preference settings, and I'm experiencing this same exact issue... Across different files and after VW restarts.
  3. thank you for the help! That makes sense.
  4. First, I'm not the greatest working in 3D, so I have a questions: Is this a bug or me? When I have a truss selected, adjusting its length from the handle will also rotate it... I noticed that when I uncheck "Show 3D Detail", the problem doesn't occur. I've added a GIF to show, I'm sorry about the resolution... You can see, that: - first I shorten the truss - it rotates. - I undo - Check off "Show 3D Detail" - Adjust and its fine. Adjusting Working Plane, Holding Shift, etc doesn't fix the issue. So, is this a bug or me...
  5. I'm drawing over a PDF, but when I zoom in close, the PDF disappears. When I zoom out, it will refresh and appear. Is there anything I can do to mitigate this? Using 2 layers, one with the PDF and the other for drawing. The layers are the same scale. I've also tried adjusting the 3 Navigation Graphics settings, but nothing is helping.... You can see in the GIF, that my red area is where I'm drawing the initial footprint.... Any suggestions...
  6. I remember having a similar issue with PyCharm and changing "pip install ..." to "pip3 install..." fixed my issue, even though I set the alias of pip = pip3... I'm far from a programmer and this probably wont do anything, but felt it might be worth mentioning.
  7. I do a lot of tracing over PDFs for lighting plots. Often, the set designer will draw walls that don't conform to the standard wall tool... or at least with my level of experience. This isn't a complex wall, but it was easy to explain my question. As you can see in the image: # 1 - Starts with a wall 4", which is a standard width for a set wall. # 2 - Jumps to a larger width. # 3 - Adds a little over hang. Typically, I would draw the 4" wall and stop when it changes its size. Then create a new wall with whatever the new size would be, and then just join them. This gets annoying with more complex sets. Is there a simpler way to do this? Using the standard "Create Walls from ...' has produced undesired results. Any suggestions would be great.
  8. Its entirely possible... I was looking at other AppleScripts examples and they were using POSIX path... Applescript makes my head hurt...
  9. I'm trying to use a program on the Mac called Hook My goal is to link or "hook" all the PDF files I use for a drawing to the vectorworks file I'm working in. Currently, I can have 12 different sets, which is 12 different vectorworks files, and all of them have up to a dozen PDF files from Art Dept. So if I'm working on "Haunted Castle.vwx", when I invoke Hook, it will pull up all the PDFs I have linked to "Haunted Castle.vwx" file. With that in mind, I'm probably going about this all wrong. I wrote a python script that I use to capture the filepath and set it to my clipboard. Keep in mind, Im not a programmer but it works... import subprocess def Path(): filePath = vs.GetFPathName() filePath = filePath[1:] subprocess.run("pbcopy", universal_newlines=True, input=filePath) vs.AlrtDialog(filePath) Path() Following the instructions for creating integration scripts Once I run the python script, in vectorworks, I use this applescript to create the hook path -- Append clipboard to Hook Link set cp to POSIX path of clipboard -- Get Address set hookPath to "file://" & (the clipboard) And I use this applescript to create the name of the hook... using the name of the document tell application "Vectorworks 2021" set current_name to name of item 1 in windows end tell --- I tried to use the "Run python script" in Applescript but kept getting an error. I'm sure its something I'm doing wrong. I didn't know if it was possible to just get the filePath of the document in applescript? It would take the manual execution of the python script, out of the mix... I've hit my afternoon lull, so I hope this makes sense.
  10. Is it possible to get the filepath of a document using Applescript? I didn't know where exactly to post this question. Thanks for any help.
  11. Seems like something got wonky with my conversion from auto hybrid to normal (for lack of a better word) symbol. Looking into the 3D components, there was also a symbol within a symbol. Fixing this, seems to have fixed my problem. Thanks for the help, markdd.
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