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  1. Yes! LOL Yes, this is wrong: there is support for the dongle in the main application. I have two licences for VW International version, which is exactly the USA version, only much more expensive. There is no reason whatsoever to limit them.
  2. Because, as a free lance BIM whatsoever, I could go to any office, plug my own dongle, swap the number and work for them. Now I cannot. Because, as dongle user I could use it across ALL versions from the very beginning of the dongle age, and I did: I have machines for most versions, I can develop, recover your file forensically, do anything with VW like no-one out there. Now I can't: only 3 versions supported. Because, when on holiday in the remotest spot of the Italian Maremma, without even cell coverage, I could dive deep into whatever programming dream of mine. Now I can't, you have deinstall here and there first. Or you might be blocked. Because, as I have been using the E-version as beta tester for the last 13 years as well, and can tell you that all the totally cool-free-fancy stuff above mentioned simply isn't possible any longer And finally, because this limit is only in Germany: VW DIDN'T stop dongle support, only our otherwise much esteemed distributor did. They do a lot of good things. This is BAD.
  3. I am following with big interest a certain Dion Moult, who's involved into that. He's regular contributor at BulidingSmart forum. His posts are a wealth of knowledge. I certainly also want to try BlenderBIM as soon as I have some time. And no, time involved into OpenSource is always good time.
  4. Ciao Jeff, no. The wacom is more than Ipad + pen, even if the new apple pen 2 does have a very high quality. The size of the display is very large, the customisation nearly boundless. I could go on. Yes, it is plain luxus, but whatever...
  5. This is insane. I bought the new Wacom Intuos Pro tablet: it turns even Windows into an iPad 😍: it's a touch pad! I will buy the new 3D pen soon, it wasn't immediately available, let's see how it works.
  6. You press the space bar, and while this is kept pressed, you can zoom in/out, do a number of other things, then release the space bar and continue rotation or anything.
  7. If you map zoom in to C and zoom out to V, then you can either double-c or double-v --> you zoom by factor, I think OR draw a marquee which will be zoomed in/out, if the first mode is activated that's the mode I prefer. It brings you just the right zoom on the right object.
  8. Like you, I also sometimes miss the scroll wheel, but not in VW, where I always used the old keys C and V for zoom in and out. It is preciser, faster than the scroll wheel and far less taxing on the graphic card. Having a third button should help assigning them. These days I am nearly exclusively on Solibri and a third button is good there. Solibri is rather difficult as of the views, compels you to zoom in over and over again, and there is no customisation of the keys AND there are one thousand key variants for the tiniest actions.
  9. Did anybody try the new Wacom Intuos Pro 3D pen? I am tempted. They ditched the "eraser" on the back and added a third button in the thumb area. So now full fledged 3-buttons mouse value.
  10. It will be such fun! Vectorscript is very rewarding, it will give you power and endless brainfood. I bring Vectorscript code 'problems' for my long runs. There is nothing better for forgetting yourself for a couple of hours.
  11. Ciao @michaelk, no, nothing new there. I illustrate here the code that you mentioned: resultStatus := GetCustomObjectInfo(objName, objHd, recHd, wallHd); sets all basic variables to operate on the running plug-in code objName universal name of the running plug-in objHd handle of the running plug-in as instance of a definition (record, type 48) recHd handle of the running plug-in definition (record, type 47) wallHd for wall-insertable objects, handle of the parent wall (if any) ControlGeometry := GetCustomObjectPath(objHd); Handle to the custom path, an optional geometry that lives inside the path group of the plug-in. This is only relevant for path-based plug-ins or plug-ins where this has been enabled. Point, rectangular or linear plug-ins won't have a path group by default. For those who don't know, plug-ins can have special groups. Profile and path groups, such as for Extrudes along path where the path is used for extruding a given profile. The two special groups can be imagined as "outside" the document and the plug-in. As a repository available for that plug-in. Your plug-in might return an error if you try to use a NIL handle returned by GetCustomObjectPath, but there is no such special group. IF you enable Events, you will be able to code special actions for given events on your pio. For example you might want to be able to edit it as a polygon (and your PIO is a path pio). I posted an example of event enabled Plug-in using various events (such as disclosure widgets) a few weeks ago: SetObjectVariableBoolean(objHd, 800, TRUE); Enables text operations on the running pio. This will allow to set the text size and font of the pio using the usual text commands. Mind, this won't make it respond to anything else, such as horizontal and vertical text alignments. Every plug-in object runs "twice" when the developer mode is activated. Either in the VW prefs or by script using SetPref(21, TRUE);
  12. Hello everybody, I transferred the Object Events article previously on Vectorlab to the Developer Wiki: https://developer.vectorworks.net/index.php/VS:Object_Events This article was written by Charles Chandler on 2007, and is still very useful. Ciao, _c_
  13. There. It just drove me nuts for the second time. Here the solution: Revit 2021 > View > Visibility / Graphics Tab: Model Categories Expand Item: Generic Models Switch off: IfcOpeningElement
  14. VW doesn't. It targets the small praxis or singular architect. Preferably American. For this target VW is the best value for its money. And I still would recommend VW to any young professional starting up an office.
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