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  1. @Pat Stanford Thanks for the answer Pat. I understand how to do this manually, but since the number of permutations might be in the hundreds or thousands, and if I want to make changes I would have to do it all over again, I think scripting is the best approach. I estimate the number of permutations to be 2000-4000.
  2. Hi, I want to make an illustration with say N different components, say A, B, C, and so on. I want to export PDFs with different visibility permutations for the components. E.g. for one PDF I only want A and B to show, for another I only want B and C to show, and so on. As you can understand, the number of permutations will quickly get really high, and the time it will take to do this manually is to long. I'm sure this could be scripted, either with marionette, python or vectorscript, but I would like to be pointed in the right direction before digging to deep into this. Anyone know how to attack this problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  3. Make font in palettes monospace. Or is it possible today?
  4. We have the same bug, and it have been sent to our VW-service guy. Maybe Vectorworks should try releasing new builds when they are finished, or at least mark them as Beta...
  5. Hi, I want a quick way to manipulate objects in the resource browser, renaming, moving folders, inserting resources to active file, etc. Is this possible with python? b.r. OJ
  6. Is it possible to bulk rename symbols in Vectorworks? I want to add a name prefix to all symbols in a file. The same question regarding classes and layers to, is it possible to rename them in say for instance in excel and import them into vectorworks? b.r. OJ
  7. I'm trying to introduce Data Tag into our workflow for Tagging Symbols, eg. valves in P&ID. I can't find a way to get them reported in a worksheet. I do find the Data Tags as plug in symbols but I can't get the actual Tag-text. Anyone know how to do this?
  8. Hi Gerard, @Gerard Jonker How do I use vsm files? I get them to show up in the plug-in menu after adding them to the plug-ins folder. Can I add it into the tools? Best regards, Ole
  9. Is it possible to lock the program to only use the Screen Plane? For some reason the program seems to keep changine the plane to Screen Adjusted and Layer Plane, even after changing the Document Settings. Problem is that suddenly objects have moved into the third axis without us knowing, which in some cases can be catastrofic if not spotted.
  10. Is there a way to create classes and layers in bulk? Something like a spreadsheet, or a bulk-renamer?
  11. Hi Pat, This sounds like what I need. I can't find the tool you are refering though, maybe it's not longer available?
  12. Mark: Yes I have used that, but it is not what I need for this.
  13. Hi, Is there a way to only view and edit a selection of objects without having to use groups, classes, etc? Objects across layers and with different classes often makes it difficult to edit them.
  14. I need some tips on topography and Vectorworks. I'm a total newbie on this, so I need you to be gentle. Where can I find topographical data (Norway)? How do I make a topographical 3D-map in Vectorworks from this? Any help will be appreciated. ON
  15. Hi, I have tested a few computers rendering a large model, filesize 1 GB. My "Old" computer did it in 1:41, having i7-6700 @3,4 GHz, boost up to 4 GHz. Our new Ryzen computer, having a fabric clocked 1800X, did it in 1:38. Not much extra speed on the render. What I see is that the "symbols"part, prerender, and edge part of the render is not utilizing the processor at all, and it's just the pure rendering part where the processor goes full tilt. I think the i7 is par or maybe a bit faster than the Ryzen in single thread, so it seems most of what we at our company has thought of rendertime is not actually rendering but some kind of single threaded operation. It seems like a i7-7700K overclocked would be a good bet for a faster CPU for rendering viewports for Vectorworks. Does anyone who have a bit more knowledge on this? OJ
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