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Marissa Farrell

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  1. Marissa Farrell

    Create objects from shapes in Marionette

    There are a couple of options for this. 1) If you want to run a script on selected shapes (or shapes by a different criteria), you can create a Marionette Menu Command using the Objects by Criteria node with criteria of Selected (this can be populated in 2019 by using the Criteria configuration... button in the OIP). This object will not be tied to Marionette directly after the menu command is run and will limit your customization abilities. 2) If you want to be able to reshape the starting shape in the future, you can use a Control Geometry node and place your starting shape in the Control Geometry group of a Marionette object. This will remain as a Marionette Object (which is similar to a plug in object) and will refresh when edited. I'd be more than happy to go over either method (or both) with you if you need some direction.
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    ExportImageFile does nothing

    vs.PutFile() is used for text files, but you want to create an image file. I suggest building your path using vs.GetFolder() You also will not need to use vs.Close() after making this change. fileName = vs.GetFolder('Choose path:')[1] + 'image.bmp' (You need to extract the second output from GetFolder, which is why the [1] is after it.)
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    Updating Record from Excel Spreadsheet

    There currently aren't nodes for native worksheets in the default content, though I've also written a handful of those. Either way, we can get information in, so it's whatever you think will work best for you!
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    Pop-up Dialog and Valve Node

    You can customize the Popup List node in the library to contain these choices. In order to do so, you will need to delete the line at the very top that begins with #COMMAND You can edit the values you want displayed in the 13th line. The output will be an integer, the outputs start at 0, so if you select the top item in the list, the output will be 0, the second item in list will be 1, and so-forth. You can then use an Equals node to define your boolean input to the valve nodes. Let me know if I need to clarify better 🙂
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    Updating Record from Excel Spreadsheet

    If the excel file is saved as a .csv, you can use the nodes in the File I/O category to pull information from it. I don't have any examples handy, but I'll make a note to try to get something simple together.
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    Disabling tool command pop-ups after selecting tool

    Great! Glad you were able to find a solution 🙂
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    Disabling tool command pop-ups after selecting tool

    Yep, I was going to guess that if you're single-clicking that you might have a mouse issue. A quick google search brought me to this site which might let you test some click events? https://unixpapa.com/js/testmouse.html
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    Disabling tool command pop-ups after selecting tool

    This is the dialog you get when you double click on a tool. Are you single clicking or double clicking?
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    Getting Group Texture in Worksheet

    Can you provide me with an example group? It's possible to extract the texture from objects within a group using Marionette, and testing with a group containing one object I'm getting decent results, but the issue will be if you have multiple objects within the group that have different textures. I am unable to pull the texture of the group directly which leads me to believe it may not be possible.
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    Cannot search Resource Manager

    You can try refreshing your libraries - Click on the drop arrow next to the gear icon at the top of the Resource Manager and select Refresh Libraries This will update the database which may help?
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    Adding/Amending records - Simple Questions

    You can use the orange "String" node. I'll make a note to update the concatenate node to accept all types of input.
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    Adding/Amending records - Simple Questions

    whoops! Here you go. Marionette_Concatenate_MFarrell.vwx
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    Adding/Amending records - Simple Questions

    You have a few options here , two of which: You could use the Objects by Criteria node to create a set of criteria to define the objects to run the network You could create a menu command that would run on selected objects (you would still use the Objects by Criteria node in this situation, but you could not run the network directly from the drawing area if it's set to run on selected objects) You can perform math on these values prior to writing them to the record, we currently don't have a node that will do this automatically for you I've attached a file that shows how to use the Concatenate node for this purpose Hopefully I covered everything 🙂 Please let me know if you have any other questions or get stuck anywhere else, I'm more than happy to help.
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    Alert Dialog and Attribute Popup

    I've attached a file with a few examples of how to use the custom tag nodes I created in November. Please let me know if you need additional help. Marionette_SetObjectTags_MFarrell.vwx
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    Alert Dialog and Attribute Popup

    There currently isn't a node in default content, but I believe I have one floating around. I will look for it and get back to you.
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    Alert Dialog and Attribute Popup

    For #1, you can use a valve node before the alert dialog to determine if it shows or not. The only current issue is that nothing past the valve will run if the input is false, even if the network converges somewhere later. for 2, we don't have any OIP controls like that, so I am going to guess no. A workaround would be to modify your own popup controls with possible values, but I don't think we can display color at this time, it would have to be text based.
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    Vectorworks Library Disappeared

    Could you check in the Session tab of Vectorworks Preferences and see if the "Enable Vectorworks Libraries" option is checked?
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    Ungrouping Marionette's default Groups

    I've received it, I'll try to get around to looking at it this week 🙂 Thank you!
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    Marionette and Symbol

    Yes, that's a text field. I'll look into a way to format that automatically, but that's an iffy situation because of conversions.
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    Marionette and Symbol

    I would suggest using a List (Ordered) node. There's no real way to figure out which way a node will accept different wires. (It may be stacking order? or insert order? I'm not even sure myself) Marionette MF Stud_MFarrell.vwx
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    Marionette and Symbol

    And here's your latest request: Marionette MF 2_MFarrell.vwx
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    Marionette and Symbol

    Here's a simple example from your original file - I just finished it up as you posted for help on this new one. The trick is including nodes from the Record category in your original script to populate a record attached to the Marionette Object. ReportFromMarionette_MFarrell.vwx
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    Ungrouping Marionette's default Groups

    Our debug mode at this time is primarily used to determine what data is flowing through a wire to kind of backtrack where the network went wrong - sort of like assigning breaks in code. It's hard to determine ahead of time what will cause a crash, but we do our best to add error handling to the default content when we come across it - is it possible for you to send me a network that you encounter(ed) a crash in? I'd like to take a look and see what I can do on my end. I'm working now on outlining some Marionette help, so I will be sure to add information on best practices as often as I can.
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    Marionette and Symbol

    You need to take it one step further. Right click on the wrapper node and select "Convert to Object Node" That will create an object based on your script with editable properties in the OIP.
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    Marionette and Symbol

    Can you send me a file either here or privately? I can help you.

 

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