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  1. Michael Gilbert

    Walls Decompose

    Is there a way to decompose or convert a wall in some way such as to be left with just a centre line only? If there is can this be done on multiple selected walls simultaneously? Why? Using single internal footprint of floor from internal side of external walls it would be great if internal walls could be duplicated, decomposed to leave centre line so that centre lines could then be used to clip footprint creating room footprints on centre lines of walls. Using a wall style with specified attributes custom searches could easily be set to delete unwanted lines leaving just centre lines.
  2. Michael Gilbert

    Obj Info button array

    I have been trying to set up a macro that will click specified button on Obj Info palette depending on trigger, e.g. Command+3 (on numeric keypad) clicks bottom right button. This used to be easy as the button display was static. Now it expands and contracts based on an objects dimensions. However, I can work round this but need to ascertain how may steps in button expansion there is and x/y dimension ratio that triggers expansion. For a horizontal rectangle (macro only works with rectangles) where dims x > y it appears that once x/y is ≥ 1.11 then button array expands. Also, I can only detect a single expansion. For a vertical rectangle where x > y it appears that once y/x is ≥ 1.12 then button array expands. Also, I can only detect a single expansion. No steps due to in x/y ratio. Can anyone confirm that there is only a single expansion of the button array? And someone from tech support confirm these ratios as the triggers for button array expansion? Apologies if posting in wrong forum. Using VW 2017 on Macbook Pro OS X 10.11 Thanks Michael
  3. Michael Gilbert

    Clicking Palette Button

    Put in request as per your suggestion. Thanks for help.
  4. Currently the button array in Obj Info is dynamic and whilst this looks nice those buttons still have to be clicked manually. If the button arrays were static then creating a macro in third party app to click a button triggered by key combination, e.g. Command+N (OS X - from number keypad) would be easy and save a lot of mousing around. In prior versions with static button array it was very easy to set-up and saved both time and effort.
  5. Michael Gilbert

    Clicking Palette Button

    Are you just looking for a way to assign a keyboard shortcut to the widget? Widget? Do you mean the Obj Info palette? I have a macro that can activate Obj Info palette regardless of initial conditions. Follow on macro to ascertain if selection is Group, Rectangle, Polygon, etc. Have macro to place cursor in x dimension field. But cannot work out how to click radio button - even when restricting to objects that are at 90 or 180 degrees. I thought I had solved it but then in use realised that the button array is not just displaying object orientation but actually expands or contracts based on x & y dimensions as per images. I can test for dims y>x, x=y, x<y where needed to work out orientation and shape, e.g. for a rectangle but because the button array expands and contracts I cannot use a pixel reference as a mouse click location which I would be able to do if button array was static. Bummer :(
  6. Michael Gilbert

    Clicking Palette Button

    Is there any way that I can possible reference a button in Obj Info palette? I cannot use location based upon X & Y pixel distance from a found image such as "Rectangle" text. VS script, python, anyway at all? Just run out of ideas. If the buttons were static this would not be an issue but because the button array is dynamic am unable to specify location based on pixel location and Accessibility Inspector in OS X does not show a reference for the buttons per se. In prior versions a macro trigger, e.g. Command+1 (on numeric keypad) would click the bottom left button. However, unable to recreate in 2017 using Keyboard Maestro due to dynamic button array. Any out of the box ideas anyone? For example, disable dynamic button display and make it static?
  7. Michael Gilbert

    Wheres my Basic Tool Palette?

    Hi Benson was creating a new template so somehow I deleted Basic Tools palette. Not sure how. Sorted now. Be nice if we could custom colour palette though. Thanks for help on this. m
  8. Michael Gilbert

    Wheres my Basic Tool Palette?

    Hi Benson thanks for input. I did hunt around on the screen as closed mode. Using 3 screens so sometimes off somewhere! Not listed in Window>Palettes. Have not found but switching Workspaces and palette shows up. So somehow I have managed to disable via Workspace editor - not sure how as showing in the editor! The Basic Palette is switched off via red button - where's that? Appreciate help. Michael
  9. Michael Gilbert

    Wheres my Basic Tool Palette?

    Really dumb question but cannot find Basic Tool Palette on screen anywhere. No option under Workspaces to show/hide. Not listed under Window>Palettes menu. Also, any way to change Palette default colours? All these greys - brilliant camouflage but not great for old eyes. VW 2017 Fundamentals/Architect. Macs. Thanks Michael
  10. Michael Gilbert

    Differences Fundamentals v Architect - 2017

    Thanks Jim. Very useful.
  11. Michael Gilbert

    Differences Fundamentals v Architect - 2017

    Cheers Jim. I note this is specs for 2019 but close enough to 2017 to probably inform me of what I need. Many thanks michael
  12. Anyone have a source that lists differences between Fundamentals and Architect? Do not want generic differences but nitty gritty as to exact differences between the two. Thanks Michael
  13. Michael Gilbert

    Connected walls mode

    Is Connected wall mode available in Fundamentals, 2013, 2016 or 2017? Been looking but cannot find definitive comparison. If not any work around? Architect is overkill for what we need.
  14. Michael Gilbert

    Applescript not running

    Using Hazel 2.3.10 on old PPC. Watching folder using embedded applescript: set p to "Untitled 3/Applications/VectorWorks 12.0.0/VectorWorks" tell p translate end tell Anyone know why this is not running?
  15. Michael Gilbert

    Newbie Question

    Trying to understand basic of vectorscripts by just looking at very basic scripts I keep seeing CallTool followed by a number in brackets, e.g. CallTool(-209); Am I right in assuming that 209 refers to a specific tool? If so is there no way to get a list of Tools & references numbers? Thanks Michael

 

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