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  1. VS function's throw no exceptions. The errors are basically prints. You can check a handle like a boolean to see if its valid: if not vs.GetObject(SymName): # XXX error # If another obj type could have the name this might be saver: kSymbol_Definition = 16 h = vs.GetObject(SymName) if (vs.GetTypeN(h) != kSymbol_Definition): # XXX error
  2. ForEachObjectInList needs a callback function you can do the selection inside there instead off looping a list. Theres a good example on: http://developer.vectorworks.net/index.php/VS:ForEachObjectInList regards, Patrick
  3. Hi CETLV, are definitely only the objects that we see on the picture in the drawing? When calculating "All" Braceworks consideres also objects that are hidden. I would take a look into the file if you can share it.
  4. The windows equivalent to AppleScript would be ActiveX here: Unfortunately it's not documented and very unstable. If you are lucky it will work.
  5. You need to provide the internal plug-in name, usualy this is the name that you see in the OIP. To get the definite name use this little script (Python): # Example obj must be selected hRec = vs.GetParametricRecord(vs.FSActLayer()) print (vs.GetName(hRec ))
  6. Hi Patrick, with these commands you should be able to do the job. They should be also available as Marionette nodes. Otherwise you can create them. http://developer.vectorworks.net/index.php/VS:Function_Reference CreateCustomObject(objectName, p, rotationAngle) SetCustomObjectPath(); The params can be modified with: GetParametricRecord SetRField
  7. Hi MTRobin, you could invoke the menu comand "Save copy as..." by http://developer.vectorworks.net/index.php/VS:DoMenuTextByName
  8. Hi, as I know there is no way to get Events with VectorScript so it will not be possible to trigger your PIO when a symbol changes. In the SDK you would create a class that inherits from VCOMImmediateImpl<IObjUpdateSupport> to catch global events. class UpdateSupportProvider : public VCOMImmediateImpl<IObjUpdateSupport> { public: UpdateSupportProvider(CallBackPtr); virtual ~UpdateSupportProvider(); // IObjUpdateSupport public: virtual void VCOM_CALLTYPE Init(IObjUpdateSupportContext* pContext); virtual void VCOM_CALLTYPE OnNotification(IObjUpdateSupportContext* pContext); virtual void VCOM_CALLTYPE OnState(IObjUpdateSupportContext* pContext, const ObjectState& state); ...
  9. Hello, maybe you simply forgaot the "namespace" try this: import random print ( random.randrange (0, 500, 3) )
  10. You could look if there es a selector to call the menu command: See:
  11. def vs.Poly(p): return None Poly is not returning tha handle 😉 Look for the function LastCreatedObj or similiar to get the handle. Edit: To slow. But one addition if you want to make sure that LNewObj is giving you the right obj you can first execute LNewObj save the handle then create the poly, do LNewObj again and check if the result is not the same as from the first call.
  12. As a test I created a WorldBased and a PageBased Symbol next to each other. When the Design-Layerscale is changed the size relations of the two symbols change as expected. (At some scale Smybol A is bigger at another Symbol B is bigger.) But when this syms are both in the viewport and I changed the Viewport layerscale the whole scene simply gets bigger or smaller and the relations stays the same. So in this case the PageBasedSym is not behaving different. Maybe you meant something else.
  13. But absolute Symbols seem also not to care about ViewPorts. So maybe it will behave the same with the ObjectFlag. Have you tried: vs.SetObjectVariableBoolean(h, index, status)
  14. Hi avictorgm, I would recommend the python functions for file stuff: with open ("file.txt", 'w') as file: file.writeline ("xxx");
  15. If you want to Draw the object in absolut scale (always the same size on the print) you simply need to consider the layer scale: mmVW = absoluteMM * layerScale; To convert the Millimeters in the drawing unit you can use: VS:GetUnits fractionLONGINTApproximate WorldCoords per drawing unit. Use GetPrefReal(150) instead.

 

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