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  1. Hello, I am trying to get some skills in Marionette. Using the "Get value"-Network, since I am dealing now with values from tables in my actual project. I can't get it running...Even though I followed your recommendation to get rid of the "Get String node". Maybe this task is too complex to start learning marionette. But I'm fascinated about the idea of getting data out from tables for my workflow. Thx for any hint...
  2. Hello, I am a swiss User of VW. I send you a print screen of a multiplied cropped perspective in VW also with the link to the video I've taken it. The speaker talks about it at 2:59 minute. Could you please tell me, if such a multiple cropped perspective is possible on a layout or construction layer? thanks in advance, Michael Edler Switzerland 181029_multiple cropped perspective.pdf
  3. hello sbarrett thx for this. I will need to dedicate more time for understanding the topic. in your last file (..._Marionette2) I can see the marionette as network of nodes. in the former version it is "wrapped". Could you tell me the difference between them? Michael
  4. hey, ok, if I get it right, marionette does get values from worksheets. I think, I am able to solve this with a worksheet, myself. but, i have no idea, how to make this work in marionette. is there anywhere a tutorial around, from which I could learn how to get values from worksheets and bring them into a stamp symbol? our support in Switzerland does not help customers with marionette issues.
  5. hello sbarrett thx for the clip. i understand the method now. may I ask you another question? as I understand, this marionette does get the values from each and every room with the same RoomID... but, what if we want to get only the Rooms from a specific layer? is that possible? In my case I have some split-level apartments. their area is divided amongst different layers. but, all spaces do have the same RoomID. how can we tell the marionette stamp on level 1 to show only the area of the relating spaces? moreover, with the help of D. Corpataux we developed a script, that does update the apartment area tag automatically for all rooms. I'll attached it here. VW Apartment Area v2.vwx
  6. I get the following message, whenever I try opening this file...
  7. Hello, seems realy interesting. But: I am not able to open this file in VW 2018 SP4. Why is this so? Mi&D
  8. @sbarrettHello, I started looking into the file you've posted. I've put some comments on your text message. Could you please give me some hints regarding this. have made a script that I think does what you are asking. It takes the total area from the worksheet and writes it to the Additional Info 2 field of the correct space. It works on all the spaces in the document. I have wrapped the network and given it the name "Apply Apartment Area to Spaces." It works, but the space tags (>what is a tag?) do not update automatically - they have to be "bumped." (>what is a bumping?) What worked for me was to select all of the spaces, and choose the correct space label from the dropdown (>which dropdown list do you mean, where can i find it?) list (even if it is already selected). This will update the tag to show the correct info. VW Rooms only_NvdS_Marionette.vwx
  9. Another Feedback, Marissa: whenever I turn visible all classes, the Marionette shows up again. How come? before that, all classes related to marionette have been on...
  10. here is the problem with marionette stamp again: I go from a layout into the construction layer. - NB: there is no plan rotation. - I copy the marionette from one construction layer to another. marionette stamp doesn't appear. as I do "zoom all", the rulers on the edges of the drawing area go far out from the origin... in the info palette "marionette object" is still active. I do "select all" another time, but only the objects close to the origin are activated, the marionette stamp is not taken in consideration. but it is still there...like a ghost ...
  11. Hey! Thx for reply. We have reset the user origin, so that it is equal to Vectorworks origin. What sounds important to me is your expression "while running a marionette script". That means, we can still keep on working in rotated plan, but at the moment we run the script, we must take care, that the plan angle is 0° - correct?
  12. hello sbarrett, we have a big issue with marionette: there is a problem with rotated plans ("Planrotation" in Swiss VW) and if the user-defined Zero-Point (Benutzernullpunkt) is not identical with the Vectorworks-Zero Point, and if the plan is rotated: every time the Marionette Stamp is regenerated (or if we replace the symbol) it will be placed far out from its original position. in my case more than 30000 miles away. We think that the conflict is due to Zero-Point, Rotation angle and Center of the object. Do you think you have an idea, of how we can solve this problem in marionette? cheers, Mi&D
  13. hello sbarrett, thank you so much for this. I will give it a try anytime soon. You'll get my feedback as soon as possible. cheers, Mi&D
  14. hello nicowanderschaaf, i had a look at your file. It is not this, what I needed. I need a tool, that does automatically summarize all Spaces with the same Room ID. You just wrote the area by hand in the table. I have hundreds of apartments to provide with that information. I don't want to insert all the data by hand. I send you back the file with my worksheet which does calculate the apartment area. The Formula for it is: =FLÄCHE(((R IN ['Space']) & ('Space'.'11_Room ID'='2201'))) You've posted above a marionette, which does "get cell values". I would like to get this marionette in my file running. It should get the values from column B (Apartment area) and write it into a Worksheet or into a Room Stamp. Do you think, that this is possible? Unfortunately, I don't have enough Skills in Marionette to program this. I hope you can help me with it. thx , Mi&D VW Rooms only_NvdS.vwx
  15. hello! thx for this. I'll give it a try. you'll get my feedback anytime soon.
  16. here it is.hope it works... Rooms only.vwx
  17. hi N., thanks for reply. I try to explain it better: In the settings of Rooms (Spaces) I can select "additional Infos" (Zusatzinformationen). My goal is to bring the whole apartment area into the following field for additional Infos "11_User-Def Info 2". I need to make a room stamp which shows: Room Name Room Area Apartment Area I couldn't manage with worksheets, to get the apartment area into the roomstamp. I hope marionette can solve this problem. Mi&D
  18. hello nicovanderschaaf, hello sbarrett, I am a swiss architect with interest in marionette. I am very happy that I've found this thread. because I have a similar problem to solve like you. From a worksheet, which summarizes Spaces with identical Room ID I'd like to obtain the content from column B (apartment area>see screenshot attached) and put it into a Room Database such as 11_Room User-Def (see attachment). I should be very thankful for your help. Mi&D
  19. hello DomC, in the Swiss VW-Forum some users are developing a methode similar to your marionette "apartment area". see #38 on https://www.vectorworksforum.de/Thread-VW-Raumgruppe?page=4 moreover this marionette should write the area of all spaces with the same Room ID in a database. after this we can use mutli-stamp which takes this information from the database for getting the data on our plans. In the end it should be possible to make a legend based on this data. could you help me with this? how can we program the marionette, so that it attaches the apartment area in each and every room of that apartment? I would be very thankful. Mi&D
  20. Dear Fellows Vectorworks Users, I am architect in switzerland. I have questions on marionette. Ain't nobody can really help me with this in the European VW-Forum. I'd like to make use of marionette for getting areas of several "spaces", say apartment areas. vectorworks doesn't provide any tool for this task yet. the marionette should be able to identify the spaces of one apartment, because of their identical Room IDs. something similar is posted here: moreover the marionette should write the area of all spaces with the same Room ID in a database. after this we can use mutli-stamp which takes this information from the database for getting the data on our plans. In the end I would like to make a legend with colors of apartments and areas. can anybody help me with this? I would be very thankful. cheers Mi&D
  21. Hello DomC, thanks for reply! 1. yes. correct. 2. also correct 3. With the help of some colleagues in VW-Forum we developed - based on your marionette - a marionette in which we can adjust the text format and -style. Concerning the symboI-issue : I wasn't aware so far, that it affects the performance of the marionette whenever it is a symbol or not...Could you please give me a hint, were I can get more information about this topic... thanks, Mi&D
  22. See the test file, I've described above. Test Apartment Area.vwx
  23. Hi DomC, thanks for reply. As you can see in the uploaded images, I am using Room ID. Nevertheless the Marionette Stamp is not displaying the area... I tested the Marionette in a new file, in which i copy/pasted 3 spaces. I copy/pasted the Marionette from your Apartment Area.vwx. As soon as I move it or actualize it, the line spacing isn't working anymore. But the area m2 stays ok. Which is not the case in the file I've sent you on wetransfer. How come?
  24. Thanks for Reply. DomC In the following I try to reproduce what I did: 1. copy/paste the "area marionette" from "Appartment Area.vwx" into my file. I change the Room ID from "B.2" into "2301" and actualize. In this moment the m2 line disappears. In the other hand I've noticed that even though it is in my file, the stamp still shows the m2 area of "Appartment Area.vwx". As soon as I move the stamp, the area m2 disappears. I didn't find a way to make it show up again. Another user recommended me to transform the marionette object into a wrapper node, and the edit the marionette, to transform it again into an object node. But even this didn't work. the file is very large, I uploaded it on wetransfer: Here is the Download-Link https://we.tl/t-BzWyq6MajS. If you could have a look at it, would be great. Mi&D
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