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  1. Wish: Reference a worksheet cell to populate record fields in symbols Example: - 'Worksheet A' holds many fields of data that change regularly - Symbols 1, 2 and 3 reference 'Worksheet A' cell A1. - Symbols 4, 5 and 6 reference 'Worksheet A' cell B2. Currently this would be 6 changes with many steps in between. If we were able to point record fields to reference a worksheet, it would be 2 changes that could happen very easily. Thanks
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    Linking Multiple Text Boxes

    that might do the trick. thanks
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    Linking Multiple Text Boxes

    Is there a way to link multiple text boxes together so when you change one it ripples through all the others that are linked? Thanks for any assistance.
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    Linking Multiple Text Boxes

    I like the idea... but don't think it applies. I'm trying to create a master list that I can use on multiple sheets so, for example, sheet 1 can display lines 1-10, sheet 2 can display 11-20, etc. The boolean would either be on or off; not really selectable per instance.
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    How to explode a viewport

    Export the sheet layer as DWG with "Export Viewports as 2D graphics in Model Space" checked
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    fix file size

    If there are a lot of groups-in-groups OR symbols-in-symbols, I've found de-nesting helps as well. The nested groups/symbols seem to create a lot of delay.
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    Linking Multiple Text Boxes

    Thank you all for the info! I have another one for you: Do you know (or is it possible) to display only a portion of a worksheet? Example: I have a Database Worksheet showing all symbols using a certain record. I would like to display the header and lines 20-40 of the worksheet on a sheet layer. In the past I've created duplicate worksheets and edited them for my needs OR I've cheated and dropped a white rectangle mask over it. But, it seems like there should be an option to display only necessary lines. Any ideas?
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    Marionette Boom

    just found this in another thread and it worked well
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    Marionette Boom

    Hello @MarissaF @Stephen Sorenson I'm way late to this thread but maybe there's been a breakthrough... have you had any luck with "send to front/back" nodes? A network I'm working on could really use them. Thanks
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    How to draw transparent LED screen or mesh?

    @frozenwaffles Vectorworks needs to see the LED as a single object, not individual pixels, in order to map a texture onto it. Model the LED into whatever shape needed. With pixels in place, create a solid addition of only the pixels. At this point, you should be able to create your texture and use the attribute mapping tool to select the proper face of the pixels for the image. To make the attribute mapping easier, I would suggest using rectangles.
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    DWG Import - Arc Position Not Correct

    When importing a DWG into VW2018, arcs are not positioned properly. Same DWG imported into VW2017 is fine. For example: If the arc is supposed be drawn from 0deg to 45deg, it will import somewhere else on the circumference (not necessarily opposite as my example shows). Images below show a basic example of what's happening. Ex.1 is how it should look. Ex.2 is how it imports.
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    VW2018 - FBX Export Fail

    Attempting to export an fbx from VW2018 to no avail. The same file in VW2017 exports an fbx properly. VW2017 creates a dummy file at zero bytes, then completes an FBX file after X amount of time. VW2018 doesn't create the dummy file, and then after waiting X+X amount of time still nothing. Anyone experience this and have a fix? VW2018 SP2
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    VW2018 - FBX Export Fail

    @NikF Are you exporting the FBX to the same folder location as the VWX file? In the past, I've had issues exporting to a separate location which is solved by sending the FBX export to the same folder as the VWX file. Is VWX creating the blank "reference" fbx file?
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    VW2018 - FBX Export Fail

    @SelinThanks for the reply. This might have been a computer failure. OS update seems to have fixed the problem.
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    Marionette Object > Symbol

    Is there a way to create a symbol from a Marionette Object and retain object info window options? I've turned my network into a object node, but when I create a symbol it wipes out the options. I can kill the symbol and the options return, but I would like to avoid that step. Thanks
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    Marionette Object > Symbol

    Using the 'Plugin Object' setting on symbol conversion worked. Marissa, you are right though. Trying to use the symbol in another document didn't work. It came up with multiple errors. Thanks for the responses.
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    Object Node - Check Box

    That was it! Much appreciated
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    Object Node - Check Box

    Hello. When converting a network to an object node, I would like to make a check box available in the object info window in order to turn a symbol on or off. Anyone have an idea on how to accomplish this? Screen shot below for reference. Thanks
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    Background/Theme Color

    Thank you for the reply. Under the Black Background tab, it doesn't have an option to change the Top/Plan background color. I would like to make the change here because the white background is useful to reference. Also, I don't see any settings here to change palette or overall theme color.
  20. As far as I can tell, there is only a choice of black or white for background color. It would be nice to have a medium gray background (or scalable brightness). Same goes for palletes and general theme of the UI. This request is in an effort to help with eye fatigue. I find other programs that use a dark theme are much easier on the eyes over long periods. Thanks
  21. Recently I've been working with a lot of AutoCAD files. Obviously as a native file, navigation/editing/modeling functions all perform very well in AutoCAD. But when I try to import the DWG into VWX2017, it is crazy slow and unmanageable. FYI - a 75MB dwg file turns into a 400+MB vwx file. I can tell this is caused by VWX turning AC objects into thousands of polygons. Being more comfortable in VWX, I would like to work there. Are there any DWG import settings that will cut down on the "thousands of polygons" issue but still retain the models integrity?


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