S. Leathers

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  1. I am a Lighting and Scenic Designer. In the past everyone was fine with receiving and sharing pdf's of our drafting. Now, as each year passes the request for the actual VW file is increasing with exponential frequency. My drawings contain many resources (Symbols, Textures, Worksheets, Scripts, etc.) that I have painstakingly created over many years and frankly I do not want to put those up for grabs. These drawings may also contain Resources I have purchased or requested permission to use from other companies and individuals. Just like plug-ins and scripts can be locked, it is past due time to allow our resources to be locked as well so they cannot be copied or imported into other drawings. The inability to do so is now putting my future work opportunities in jeopardy with several clients and companies, as they either want me to hand over the drawing or else they will go somewhere else. This should be at the forefront of the programmers to do list! Thanks-Scott
  2. I absolutely agree with and request this. I am a Lighting and Scenic Designer. In the past everyone was fine with receiving and sharing pdf's of our drafting. Now, as each year passes the request for the actual VW file is increasing with exponential frequency. My drawings contain many resources (Symbols, Textures, Worksheets, Scripts, etc.). I have painstakingly created over many years and frankly I do not want to put those up for grabs. Just like plug-ins and scripts can be locked, it is past due time to allow our resources to be locked as well. This should be at the forefront of the programmers to do list!
  3. Are you saying we have to wait until VW2019 to see these improvement/changes; or can we hopefully expect them in a future 2018 SP?
  4. Please add the ability to allow users to adjust the order of the fields in Title Blocks. This is NOT a request to delete any default system fields, simply a request to order these fields in a manner that is most logical, needed, and frequently accessed by the user. I imagine this order is dramatically different across different users and firms. This would be for all "Tabs"; Project Data, Sheet Data , etc. Likewise, it would be nice to be able to control which fields are shown or not. I imagine this would be similiar to the Lighting Device Parameters. While I cannot delete required system fields, I can reorder them and select which ones are shown in the shape pane. It took several VW versions for the functionality of the LD Parameters to reach its current state, which is much more elegant than its earlier existence. I believe a similar approach to the Title Block Border Settings Window would be a very popular improvement. In my discussions with fellow users, and on lists and forums I see many similar requests and sentiments. I've included a jpg of the Lighting Device Parameter Window although I'm sure you are well aware of its layout. Thanks! Scott Windows 7 Professional, SP1 64 bit Intel i7-3820 @ 3.60GHz; 16gb Ram Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX 4gb VW 2018 SP2
  5. Hello! In a bit of a jam. Our upcoming User Group session (Thursday night) was going to be on scripting and was going to be led by a scripting master. He suddenly got called out of town for work. I want to try and answer one direct question from another user about Marionette, who asked how to do the following: I'd like to create a script that creates a PIO that: -Creates a circle (and allows the size of the circle to be adjusted in the OIP) -places text in the center of the circle (and allows size, font, etc. to be adjusted in the OIP). I imagine this is relatively simple. I've used the 2pt Circle node to create the circle. Just not sure of best way to proceed from there. As I'm in the middle of putting out fires myself I don't have a lot of time to discover the solution and am helpful someone can assist me with this. Thanks! Scott