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  1. Here you state that macOS 10.15 (Catalina) is a compatible operating system however on the Vectorworks System requirements page macOS 10.15 (Catalina) is listed as "testing" - as of today 27th Jan 2020. https://www.vectorworks.net/sysreq Does the above page need updating? Is macOS 10.15 (Catalina) "compatible" or "testing" - I don't see how both can be true.
  2. i am responsible for 6 mac workstations for Vectorworks plus another 20 workstations, servers etc. - of course I keep backups before upgrading the OS on the workstations, but I can't be expected to keep and maintain virtual machines for all of the Vectorworks Workstations "just in case" It is nice that people post their opinions here, but the only thing that will let me update my user's workstations, is an official answer from Vectorworks. We also use various other software (of course) all these other software vendors have a clear position on this question. Only Vectorworks seems to be unsure if it is compatible or not, which is frustrating. We have used Vectorworks for many years and intend to keep using it. We are fine with waiting for a couple of months after the latest MacOS update before updating, however I would say that by 3 months I would expect Vectorworks to have caught up. We pay an annual subscription which includes annual releases. I think it is fair to expect Vectorworks to make sure that the annual releases are compatible with the corresponding operating systems. I have sent the above comment directly to Vectorworks.
  3. That is good news, but a little confusing... as of today the technical specifications pages lists Catalina as "testing" https://www.vectorworks.net/sysreq Have they retracted the status since October? With all due respect, and honest thanks to you for taking the time to try to answer my question, but this is a very silly response. - No offence intended as I am sure that your response was an honest attempt to help, but please read the question: The answer I am looking for is simply "yes" or "no". Either Vectorworks claim that their software runs reliably on a particular operating system, or not. Like all other software.
  4. @RonMan Thank you very much for the help Is there also an official response from Vectorworks/Nemetschek?
  5. Jan 20th 2020 - Is there a quick, simple answer for my users in our company please: Assuming the hardware meets requirements can Vectorworks 2020 Spotlight & Braceworks run reliably on macOS Catalina as of today? Apologies if this question has already been answered somewhere else in this thread, but I don't have time to read through all the posts at the moment.
  6. Hi Silas, thanks for trying and replying. As you say - "in Python this function will NOT block execution. It will execute a callback function with the resulted point" - I did read that but i was hoping there was some way around that. I'll stick to Vectorscript for now for this tool.
  7. Hi, Some years ago I wrote a few tools in Vectorscript based on a number stamp. The idea is simple enough: enter a starting number in a dialog, start clicking, the number increments and is "printed" in the drawing on each mouse click. In the actual implementation there is other stuff going on too, but it's just this part I need help with at the moment. The Vectorscript tools work fine, but now I would like to re-write them in Python, but I can't get it working at all! This is because I am probably too stupid to understand what I need to do, but also it is because of the way GetPt() seems to works in Python. Also I don't get how to use KeyDown() in Python. I am open to any suggestion on how to do this in python in any way it works: Enter a starting number in a dialog Start clicking to add numbers (as text) that increment with each mouse click. It seems like this should be simple enough, but I have been trying to get it to work for a while and i can't! Any help would be much appreciated. Here, below, is a simplified version of my Vectorscript that works fine, and below that one example of how I have tried (and failed miserably) to translate it to Python: { V4 Simple Number Stamp Tool By: Benedick Miller Date: 2014-10-06 } Procedure SimpleNumberStamp; VAR n,i,keyhit:INTEGER; pt:POINT; t:STRING; BEGIN n:=IntDialog('Enter the starting number','1'); IF NOT DidCancel THEN keyhit:=27; i:=1; DSelectAll; while not keydown(keyhit) do begin t:=num2Str(0,n); getpt(pt.x,pt.y); TextOrigin(pt.x,pt.y); CreateText(t); n:=n+i; redrawall; end; END; Run(SimpleNumberStamp); And the Python translation: # Print Incremental Numbers on each mouse click until [Esc] # NOT WORKING!!! import vs def label(pt): vs.TextOrigin(pt[0],pt[1]) vs.CreateText(str(n)) vs.ReDraw() def kdwn(): k=vs.KeyDown() return k[1] keyhit = 27 i = 1 n = 1 vs.DSelectAll() n = vs.IntDialog('Enter the starting number', n ) if not vs.DidCancel(): while not kdwn() == keyhit: vs.GetPt(label) n = n + i
  8. @Dieter @ DWorks Hi, I am new to Python, I am updating some old VS scripts to python, for Vectorworks 2019. Your Library looks great, but is it still being maintained? Can I expect it to work with Vectorworks 2019?
  9. @twk thanks again for your help. I have switched to PyCharm Community Edition now, thanks for the tip 😀
  10. continued... @DomC - thank for this example, it's really helpful for learning. However there seems to be a mistake in the indenting in your example code, which of course with python is deadly! I got it to work like this: import codecs import os.path import os homeDir = os.path.join(os.path.expanduser("~")) Pfad = '{}/Documents/TempVWFiles'.format(homeDir) FileName=vs.GetFName() File = homeDir+'/Documents/TempVWFiles/'+'Klassenliste_'+FileName+'.txt' d = os.path.dirname(Pfad) if not os.path.isdir(Pfad): os.mkdir(Pfad) KlassenAnzahl=vs.ClassNum() f = codecs.open(File, "w", "utf-8") x = 1 while x <= KlassenAnzahl: Klasse = vs.ClassList(x) x= x+1 f.write('\''+Klasse+'\''+',') f.close() vs.AlrtDialog('Die Datei wurde an folgende Stelle gespeichert:'+File) import subprocess import sys path=Pfad if sys.platform == 'darwin': def openFolder(path): subprocess.check_call(['open', '--', path]) elif sys.platform == 'linux2': def openFolder(path): subprocess.check_call(['gnome-open', '--', path]) elif sys.platform == 'win32': def openFolder(path): subprocess.check_call(['explorer', path]) openFolder(path)
  11. answering my own question above: import codecs - works fine now - the problem was caused with copy /paste (for some reason) - I had to re-write the script by hand to get it to work.
  12. @twk the link you posted above no longer works - can you post an updated link? the original link: https://techboard.vectorworks.net/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&amp;Number=220857#Post220857 links to a nice message: "The Vectorworks Community Board has been upgraded with a bunch of great new features and moved to this location. But don’t worry — ALL of the content has been migrated along with it, so anything that was on the old forum is still available for you to use and reference." but a search for #Post220857 just leads me back to this thread, which ain't much use!
  13. @JBenghiat this is perhaps the most helpful single post I have seen on the topic of transitioning from VS to Python. Thank you! - could you please get this posted on the first page of the developer wiki : http://developer.vectorworks.net/index.php/Python - which is extremely terse for a beginner.
  14. I care! - I have old tools I wrote in Vector-script which I need to update, so I am learning python.This looks like a good learning script, but I get an error: File "<string>", line 1 import codecs I am using Vectorworks 2019 on MacOS 10.14.2
  15. hi twk, thank you very much for this, very helpful. I will try this later. It makes sense. Sorry for "dumb" questions - I am trying to teach myself Python at the same time as learning how to use VS code, so I can update my ancient Vectorscript plugins. All the help in this forum is much appreciated.
  16. Thanks for the reply. The trouble is I don't know how, or where, to edit the VS Studio search paths. I'll keep trying!
  17. Hi, I am just starting off with python for Vectorworks - I use Visual Studio Code (VS Code) as my IDE on a Mac (MacOS 10.13) I have downloaded vs.py but I have no idea how to set up VS Code to "see" vs.py for intelli-sense or linting The instructions: "To help intelli-sense for Vectorworks Python script APIs, you can point your IDE to the file File:Vs.zip (download, unzip, and place it appropriately so the IDE could find it)" don't help me much. Can anyone explain the steps needed to point VS Code to vs.py (or an alternative)?
  18. Hi Tcourse, when you say the RuntimeCache folder does not exist: how far along the path do you get? Here is the full path on my machine: /Users/*myUserName*/Library/Application Support/Vectorworks/2017/Plug-ins/RuntimeCache/
  19. I installed SP3 today and indeed the problem has been fixed. Thank you Vectorworks!
  20. I have received a reply today from Vectorworks Support: This issue is know and will be fixed in the next service pack: SP3 which should be available in the next 2-3 weeks. Note: I use the original English Vectorworks not the German version.
  21. Hi Mark, Thank you. I also got the same answer from Vectorworks Support (Germany). This fixes it. I have to say: who knew?! Is this a documented feature of Spotlight? I did indeed change the symbol name in the resources manager at some point after creating the lighting position. I have often edited symbol names for symbols I have created, in Vectorworks Fundamentals, and the symbols stay linked to the symbol names. This is the first time I have changed a symbol name for a Spotlight Lighting Position Symbol. There was no warning when I did this. The drawing looked the same until I edited the z height of this position, at which point it just disappeared without any error message or explanation. Now that I know that if I want to change a symbol name for a spotlight object, lighting position, lighting fixture etc. I will need to go to each instance of the symbol and enter the new symbol name in the info palette. Is this really a desired feature of Vectorworks Spotlight? It feels like this goes against the normal behaviour of vectorworks symbols.
  22. Hi, I have a clean install of Vectorworks Spotlight 2017 SP2. I have used the straight Truss tool to create a Lighting Position. This worked fine initially. Now when I change the z height of the truss the truss dissapears, in 3d and in Top/Plan view. I don't understand what is going on here. Any help much appreciated. See attached files for details. diappearing_truss.mp4 benlight_demo_show01A.vwx
  23. Me too :-( see attached BTW This is a clean install of Vectorworks 2017 Spotlight SP2. align_and_distribute_issue.zip


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