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  1. I see. So the problem was with the Space object's label. I'm glad the Data Tag worked out for you. You can still use the Space without showing its label and tagging it with the same Data Tag you use now if you need any of its functionality over a plain rectangle.
  2. No hard feelings, it's not even something that I've made (as it's not clear what you're referring to). So are you talking about the Space object's integrated label or something else?
  3. What tag are you talking about? And as for calling for someone to be fired... That's incredibly rude and uncalled for. Provide more details and someone may be able to help. Otherwise, noting will be achieved. Regarding the Data Tag: the width and height of a rectangle are not parameters, it's not a parametric object. As Tom mention "HWidth" and "HHeight" can be used. In addition, "Bounding Box Dim X" and "Bounding Box Dim Y" will provide the same result in this case. And finally, in VW2022 you can use worksheet functions in the Data Tag.
  4. You need to fix your data mapping. It's -1-indexed when it should be 1-indexed if you're using VW2021 SP3 or newer. That's also explained in my original post. In VW2022 each component's "feature" i.e. name, thickness, etc. will be accessed with a corresponding function in the Data Manager. The old function will be translated on file open. If you have any other problems, please first consult my detailed explanation and if it doesn't help then I'd be glad to help.
  5. What do you mean by "always mentioned 3 times"? The thickness is described at the end of my procedure for creating the Data Tag.
  6. Seems to be bugged when it's not the only calculation in the field definition. You'd need two separate text boxes, sorry about that.
  7. It should be "Number" with "Dimension" format.
  8. I think the following should be of use to you: Create a new record format and add a dimension field. Attach the record to the Data Tag or the tagged object. Change the formula to be "#Record#.#Field# / #ΔX#". The result would be a scalar (I think what you need - the number of divisions from the sheet).
  9. @JMR In 2021 the calculation logic was completely changed and is more lenient. In 2020 there were strict restrictions on the operands. "#ΔX# / 3000" divides a length by a scalar which is in itself a length. "3000*#ΔX#" is similar in that it multiples instead of dividing. "3000 / #ΔX#" would divide a scalar by a length which would result in a unit of 1/m. It's not a standard VW unit so I chose to prohibit such calculations. Should be doable in 2021 but if you provide more details of what you want to achieve I may offer a workaround for 2020.
  10. @ericjhberg You can maybe try Wall Average Height ( the mean of the height at the start and at the end ) or Wall Overall Height (overall top heigh - overall bottom height but I'm not sure what they represent). I'm not sure what the value in the OIP means but from my testing it appears to be the top offset - the bottom offset. The bottom offset is the height of the control point at the top middle of the wall when you activate the reshape tool. The bottom offset is the bottom middle one. Wall Overall Height provided correct results in my testing so far but I can't be 100% sure that this is what overall height means.
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    data tag

    The multiple attachment points are explained here in the leader tab section.
  12. Sorry, I thought IsFlipped is a parameter of the door. I don't think you recreate the formula 1 to 1 in the Data Tag. However, the syntax for conditions is "<ExprIfTrue>@"<Condition> : <ExprIfFalse>". Hope this can help somehow. As for the doors: I'm not really familiar with them and can't help there.
  13. Since VW26 the Data Tag also has a conditional expression. If that is all you use in the worksheet it should be possible to do it in the Data Tag. What exactly is your worksheet formula?
  14. VE is short for Vectorworks Enhancement. What you want couldn't really be classiffied as a bug so an enhancement request is the best fit.
  15. Data Tags use a different system for formulas from worksheets. Try using "#AREA# / 1sq ft * 0.5". You should use the unit in which you'd display the area (the document unit as it is written here or the unit you've selected from the unit popup) and keep the 1 and the unit mark without a space between them.
  16. Your workaround looks good but sadly you have to ungroup the roof. I'll see what I can do when I have enough time away from other tasks.
  17. Write the formula as "#AREA# * 0.5" or "#AREA# / 2".
  18. Currently, there is no way to do that. Please submit a bug or an enhancement request.
  19. Yes, it is possible. The formula for the example you've given would be "#Door#.#ROWidth# / 100 M". However, you can also change the units in which the result is shown, as I suspect that is what you want. The pop-ups are below the "Parameter Name" pop-up and the formula would be "#Door#.#ROWidth##m_0_1#".
  20. You can associate a Data Tag to the VP even outside of it if you use the second tool mode. And the general functions Nikolay mentioned can report the information. However, they wouldn't provide you with the correct data as they extract the data of the Data Tag's container which would be the sheet layer and not the VP. That's why they work inside the VP. Maybe a better solution would be to have a way to move the Drawing Label from outside the VP but you'd have to create a VE for the VP team for that.
  21. Hi, Dylan! Have you actually attached the record to an object and then tag it with the Data Tag? Also I hear there is a tutorial about how to setup the database connection but I don't know where it is. Maybe it will help if you manage to find it.
  22. You can try using DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) when reinstalling the driver.
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