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Marissa Farrell

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  1. Marissa Farrell

    Rotate Text in Marionette

    Could you either post the file here or send it to me privately in a message? Thanks!
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    How to save custom Nodes

    If you would only be using this version in one file, you can remove that #COMMAND... line and the node will continue to work fine. The #COMMAND... line is mostly for us internally because it allows us to maintain a versioning system for our node library.
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    Marionette and Project Sharing Issues

    Hi Ed, Which version and service pack are you using? I'll try to do some investigation, but in our internal PS/Marionette testing, I did not encounter this problem.
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    How to embed user nodes in Marionette tool list

    That message is expected. It's telling you it couldn't already find the file, but it will create it for you. Go ahead and continue through after that message and you should be all set!
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    How to embed user nodes in Marionette tool list

    You can use any local path you'd like, but yes, you should be able to use [UsrLib] for your user folder. I haven't checked in a bit, so if that doesn't work, please let me know and I can reevaluate. Also - to create the .py file, I would suggest creating your node in the script editor and then adding the command after you have it all figured out. It should look like this: #COMMAND;REFFILE;[UsrLib]/Defaults/Marionette/FolderName\FileName.py; Make sure you leave out the READONLY because it will give you an error when creating the file. You can add READONLY after the file has been created and it will update the file accordingly.
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    3d Locus not visible in wireframe Orthogonal view

    This is logged and confirmed a regression in our bug tracking system. VB-152252
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    Rebuild 2016 networks with 2018 nodes?

    If you have networks that run correctly in 2016, they should still run fine in newer versions. We've made a few changes to nodes, but mostly housekeeping, nothing would change the functionality of 2016 nodes much. Your 2018 nodes can be added to your old network without issues. If you run into any problems, feel free to send me a direct message with your file and I can take a look!
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    Symbols with embedded Marionette

    It's probably easiest if you start out with a defined record in your RM instead of creating it within the Marionette Object as you have in your file. You are off to a great start, though! Just need to plan out what the requirements for the object really are. My thoughts: Create record format with the fields you want to use Create symbol with a Marionette Object that reads the values from that attached record to define the shape(s) within (this would not be bi-directional with the Marionette input fields, only the record fields would be editable) Edit the Record Fields of the Marionette Object(s) you want to resize We *may* be able to do a bi-directional object, but I think that gets out of sync too often. We could also decide that instead of the Record Format defining the shape that the Marionette Object will update the fields of the record, but then you wouldn't be able to make corrections directly from a worksheet report. I have an object floating around on the forum *somewhere* that does something like this, but I haven't gone poking around to see if I could find it.
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    Scale awareness of object nodes

    I'm looking into making this work. There are some commands that will return Viewport scale, I just need to see if I can get a Marionette object to work correctly inside of an annotation group. I'm trying to avoid inserting page based symbols because I can't guarantee their reliability. They would almost definitely require a manual reset. I'm running into a problem where Marionette Objects in the annotation group won't allow you to edit their contained script so it's taking a little longer than I would have hoped. We haven't tested workflows with Marionette Objects in viewport groups, so bear with me, and rest assured that I'm logging all of the issues I'm finding ūüôā
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    Classes won't change in cabinet

    You appear to already have 'Use at Creation' set. That setting is in the "Edit Class" dialog. It looks like you have that object set to use the class settings in the attributes palette which is why it works correctly. If you open the file where it hadn't been working, select the cabinet, and set everything to use class values in the attributes palette, it should also work. It's the manual way of doing what the "Set Fill Color by Class" node would do. Please let me know if I was unclear.
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    Classes won't change in cabinet

    Looking deeper - it looks like you aren't setting your objects to use the class fill color. I've updated your network to do so using the "Set Fill Color by Class" node. Please let me know if you have any questions! Parametric cabinet_MFarrell.vwx
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    Classes won't change in cabinet

    For your class settings, do you have "Use at Creation" set?
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    Installing Python Image Library in Marionette 2018

    Thanks for confirming! I'll get it filed in our bug tracking system and see if we can get a fix.
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    Installing Python Image Library in Marionette 2018

    We have a command in Marionette that will install Python libraries from a link to a .whl file. I have a network in the Marionette downloads that should install PIL to your Vectorworks Python. In this network, the command is contained in the pink nodes. It can be found here: However, I am having a hard time getting any libraries to download at this moment on my Mac machine. Please let me know if you are successful. All you need to do is run the network and say yes when it asks if you would like to download. Python libraries are installed to your user folder in the Python Externals folder. I should note that if this is not successful, Vectorworks may crash. Please have any other open files saved, or be sure to close them.
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    Update on move

    It's possible to make it as either a Marionette script or a Python script. In either case, it can be added to your workspace as a menu command.
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    Update on move

    Hi Nico, If my memory serves me correctly, the command "Reset All Plug-Ins" will work with Marionette objects. This command can be found in Tools > Utilities. Downside is if you have many other plug-in objects in your document, it will take a long time because it resets them all. It is possible to create a menu command that will only update Marionette Objects if you need. Please let me know if you want to go down that route. Marissa
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    Revolve with rail & Ungroup

    Menu commands do not result in a group.
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    Get IFC Pset Value error ...

    It looks like this is the case when there's not a pSet value attached to the item you're querying. I can fix the node so you don't get an error, but it still means there's something wrong upstream in your network. getifcpsetvalue_MFarrell.vwx
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    Worksheet nodes

    Here's the first set of worksheet nodes you can use in Marionette! I'll be adding more as the days progress, these are the ones I thought were most important. Once I get them all set, I will sort them into files so that they behave like the NURBS node section in the dropdown. Enjoy! (if there's any functionality you need sooner than later, let me know and I will prioritize for you!) Marissa
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    Converting Strings to Numbers

    If the string is composed of entirely numbers, you can run it through the "float" node. It's a little trickier if you have units in the string, though, and those would require special handling.
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    Workgroup Folder dissapeared

    This isn't true, but I'm glad that it's now working for you! I keep my Workgroup folder in my OneDrive account right at the root, so that naming convention is not necessary.
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    Festoon / String Lights

    We've made holiday lights with Marionette, but so far nothing with a catenary (which I just had to look up...) though it shouldn't be hard to pull off.
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    Symbol Node

    It's actually Patrick Winkler's! However, it was on the old techboard forums and I'm not on-site to get it from our old database. I'll definitely try to grab it and share on Monday.
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    Symbol Node

    I think there's a custom one floating around on the forum somewhere, but you can modify the existing one by adding a Move call and moving it in the Z direction. I'll take a quick look to see if I can find the custom one.


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