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  1. You were almost there. You got the list of vertices correct, but the hPoly input of the Change Vertex Type node needs to have the correct polys compared to the list of vertices. What I did was I "repeated" each of the poly handles so that the polys and vertices matched. I didn't duplicate them, I just repeated their handles in a list so the node would know to go back to that poly each time. This is one of those times when it is important that you have the same list lengths going into the inputs because if they are not the same length, the last item in the shorter list will simply be repeated over and over until the longer list is complete.

    Fillet multiple polys v2021 SB.vwx

     

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  2. I am not aware of any way to automatically ungroup geometry. FYI, the reason that Marionette scripts create groups is so that the geometry is "tied" to the script. The script not only creates a group, but names that group with a name related to the script, so that when the script runs again, the named group is deleted and replaced.

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  3. What you are talking about is the same idea as this file. This takes loci and nearby text taken from a survey and converts them to the Existing Tree PIO. It could be adapted to the Space object. Because the Space is a path-based object (each Space shape is potentially unique, based on a path), you would have to adjust the script a little.

     

     

     

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  4. Most nodes new nodes will work in 2016 because they use pre-existing python functionality, but some nodes have Marionette-specific functionality, such as the Valve node, the Slider node, and the Chart nodes.


  5. Hello,

     

    You need to use the node "Get Font ID" between the String node and the iFontID port of the Set Char Properties node. When in doubt, check that the prefixes of the output and input ports match. (They won't always match because of generic prefixes like "item" and "list", but they can be helpful in these situations.)


  6. Hi @halfcouple - you are correct in that you have to use a Menu Command to run a network on selected objects, you cannot do it with a regular network or a Marionette object. You can give yourself access to options in a menu command by using the nodes in the User Interaction folder in the Resource Selector. If you replace the regular input nodes with these dialog nodes, when you run the command, dialogs will pop up for each node asking what you want the parameters to be.


  7. I have edited the node so that the "result" shows up and the associated data tag is now an output as well. This network will work when running it on a single design layer, but because of how Marionette works (creating groups of objects), placing them on multiple layers at the same time is rather tricky and I don't recommend it. Also, I don't recommend trying to use this with viewports. If you are tagging objects in viewports, I think using the data tag as-is works better than trying to script it.

    DT_AssociateWithObj.vwx


  8. Hi @Martin Lerch, I tested it and it appears to work great. The issue that you will have is that any geometry created by a Marionette script will be grouped. after the script is run and you ungroup the data tags, they appear to be associated properly with the space.

     

    I would recommend having the data tag also be the output of the script, that way you can manipulate it further along in the script (after it has been associated) if you wish.


  9. You can do this by choosing "Select Eligible Objects Mode" in the Mode bar of the Data Tag tool. If your tag is set to read a field from the Space object, you can hover over a Space with that Data Tag style selected and all spaces will highlight red. This works with any object type that the Data Tag is looking for. I took a screenshot of it using Doors and a Door-specific tag.

     

    Screen Shot 2020-04-28 at 3.39.41 PM.png


  10. Hello Martin,

     

    There are no default nodes, but there are a few scripting calls that have been added to Vectorscript and Python in 2019. You can find them here. https://developer.vectorworks.net/index.php/VS:Function_Reference#Data_Tag_Interface_Library

     

    In order to place a data tag, you could use the Symbol node and then I imagine you could create a custom node that uses the first command, https://developer.vectorworks.net/index.php/VS:DT_AssociateWithObj, to associate it with a Space. I think this would work if you are placing these Data Tags in design layers, but if you are trying to place them in the Annotation Space of a viewport, I would recommend adding Data Tags manually. There is a way to tag all relevant objects at once, so I imagine a script wouldn't bring much added efficiency.


  11. Hey @Todd Drucker - I am excited to see you have started with Marionette! The first thing to remember though, is although Marionette is the same type of tool as Grasshopper, it's based off of Vectorworks' functionality and just as Grasshopper is based off of Rhino's functionality. Marionette doesn't really have an equivalent to "Morph" - some people have created arrays along surfaces with it, but they usually have to do it mathematically. There is however a command in the model menu called "Create Surface Array" that pretty much does this. It take a 2D or 3D object and arrays it across a NURBS surface, So I think you might have better luck if you model the column using curves and a loft surface (you can create this with Marionette if you like or just model it manually), the modeled pattern, and then use the Surface Array command. Tip, if you convert the 3D object to a mesh, it will morph around the Surface Array.


  12. also, you should remove the Get 2D Vertex node and instead connect the Series node directly to the iIndex input of the Change Vertex Type node - its looking for integers, not points.

     

    Screen Shot 2020-02-12 at 1.57.10 PM.png


  13. When you use the "Sel=True" criteria in an Obj by Criteria node, the network will ONLY work once the network becomes a Menu Command. So when you are building that menu command, use a different criteria to test the rest of the network. When everything BUT the Obj by Criteria node is set how you want it, you change your criteria to be Sel=True, wrap it, and convert it to a menu command. 

     

    As far as your wrapper in that file, I believe it is because the name of the wrapper is only a number. If I delete the name it works fine. When naming your nodes, you can use numbers but only after letters. If you use numbers at the beginning of the names of your input nodes, the numbers will disappear when the network is wrapped and instead be used to order the inputs in the OIP.

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  14. Unfortunately it's not that simple. The dropdown from the Solid Boolean node can't be exposed in the OIP of a Marionette object. In order to have the functionality exposed, you have to use a Valve node and place two Solid Boolean nodes in the drawing, where the Valve node would turn on and off the two Boolean nodes, depending on the True or False value you give the Valve node. The True or False value can be made accessible in the OIP. This would give you access to two of the Boolean functions. If you want access to all three Boolean functions, that makes it even more complex - I believe you could do it with multiple Valve nodes, but I would have to test it.

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  15. This is how default list handling happens in Marionette nodes. When a node receives input lists of multiple lengths, it repeats the last value of the shorter list until it has run through all the values of the longest list. You see this in nodes that are built to "expect" lists that are the same length, such as geometry creation nodes, like the Circle or Rectangle node. There are certain nodes that have special list handling, but it is usually mentioned in the description. In this instance of using the If node with multiple list lengths, you can use a Mix2 node before the If node, and you can decide with that node how you want the lists to be handled.

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