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michaelk

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  1. Thanks! Someone on the forum requested it. And now I find myself using it all the time, too. 🙂
  2. In the OIP of the dimension object there is a checkbox for Show Dim Value. Uncheck that and add your note to the note, leader, or trailer fields.
  3. @JvnG This might help with what you working on. It makes tables with chairs and allows for any chair to be at any position and to set the "push out" distance for chairs. https://www.verysmallgroup.com/table-seating
  4. Just post it here and someone will convert it pretty quickly. Or if it's top secret, you can PM it to me.
  5. Interesting. I'm running OS 11.7 and Message(GetPref(12346)); returns FALSE. Which I guess makes sense. I may be running OS 13 in a few hours. We'll see what happens 😉
  6. 12346? Do you have a different appendix? 🙂
  7. I've been using this cheat for railings that are too complicated for the railing tool: 1. Create a railing with just the hand rail and whatever posts you need, if any. 2. Create a 3D symbol (there is also a way to do it as 2D, which can be helpful if you are still designing the railing) of one repetition of the pattern. 3. Draw a rectangle on the layer plane roughly where you want the railing pattern to go. 4. Insert the 3D symbol 5. Select both the rectangle and the symbol. Model > Create Surface Array… -----Set the Repetition Mode X to the Fixed Distance and make the distance be the width of the symbol. -----Set the Repetition Mode Y to be Number of Repetitions and make it be 1. -----Set the Edge Conditions to Trim -----UNcheck Display Base Surface If for some reason you don't see what you expect, or anything at all, change Edge Conditions to Overlap. That will tell you if you are off by 90º or on the wrong axis etc. 2093553910_RailingExample.vwx 571568339_RailingExample.mp4
  8. #L# returns the layer of the tagged object. I think that's what you're trying to do? Or is it more complicated? Hoist Tag.vwx
  9. If it isn't selectable, then it might be a bug. It looks like VB-185347. I had it happen to me in vw2022. Either closing and opening the file or restarting VW fixed it. Until it came back :-).
  10. @Pat Stanford My zoom meetings are over and I'm back to working for the rest of the day, so you will win 'VW speed answers' the rest of the day 🙂
  11. Yep. Make sure the insertion point is where the edge of the wall will be. Feel free to post a sample symbol if you get stuck. There are a lot of moving parts 🙂
  12. Yes. VW is basically a solid modeler. Sketchup is basically surface modeler. 1. Edit the 3D part of the symbol. Draw a solid that you would like to clip out of the wall. Select the object. Cut. (control X or Command X). Right click on a blank spot on the screen. Choose Edit 3D Wall Hole Component. Edit > Paste in Place. 2. In the OIP for the symbol instance, change Scaling from None to Symmetric or Asymmetric. Then enter values for the scaling.
  13. It's very possible. Make a class for each option. Assign the 3D objects in the symbol to the appropriate class. Changing the class visibilities will make 3D objects appear and disappear.
  14. What I've been doing is using the class description instead of the class name.
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