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  1. I am trying to estimate the volume of a fixture so I can get a spreadsheet of all the devices in my model. Then I was going to use the sum of all that to calculate how much total volume the show requires so I can estimate the amount of trucks that are required for shipping. Thanks, Maxwell
  2. Data tags could be a quicker way to get the volume of an object then just manually add it to a field in a record. The only thing I am having issues with is lighting devices don't seem to show the same value as its symbol counterpart. Add an object as a symbol and as a lighting device and they will show different values in the data tag. Realistically I think the volume, or at least all of the bounding box L, W, H values should be available in a worksheet. Thanks for your help. Maxwell
  3. What do I need to set as the handle in the CreateVP Function?
  4. Does anyone know the procedure to create a viewport or create a section viewport? I can't find it in the do menu by text commands. I am trying to have a script open the "Create Viewport" dialogue. Thank you, Maxwell
  5. Just wanted to follow up here if anyone had any suggestions on getting the volume of the bounding box of an object, whether it be truss, lighting device, generic symbol, etc. Right now my solution is to draw a 3D cube around the object and get it's volume from the OIP. Hopefully there is a faster and easier way to get a symbol's volume into a record field. Thanks!
  6. Is there a way to disable the Publish Log so it doesn't create a log file when I publish sheet layers to a pdf? Thanks, Maxwell
  7. I am looking for the volume of the bounding box of an object, whether it be truss, lighting device, generic symbol, etc. Thanks.
  8. Does anyone have a good idea on how I can get the cubic feet of a symbol? I have truss symbols, lighting devices, custom symbols, video symbols, etc and would like to get a field in a worksheet that has the cubic feet of each item in my model so I can get totals. Any thoughts? Thanks, Maxwell
  9. Awesome! I got it to work. I will add a script to my saved views to change the settings based on what view it is currently in. Thanks for your help.
  10. That is one of the things I need to do. I also added some custom fields that I would like to edit in this window. I can also see the usefulness of this window if it could edit any record and not just lighting devices.
  11. Thank you for this. One issue I can't solve is what handle I need to get in order to finish the GetObjectVariableInt function. [GetObjectVariableInt(h, 154)] Thanks, Maxwell
  12. I see. I think what I might do is run a script in each saved view that sets a variable with its name. Since I don't typically make new saved views, instead I have a bunch that I predefined in my template file, I can just have the script run when I select a view. Then if I change it I can run my script and it will know the name based on the variable change. Now that I am typing this out is there a way to set a system wide variable that any script can grab? Also, when I use the VSave function can I specify Restore Options? As it is now it saves everything regardless of what the saved view I am overwriting had. Thanks, Maxwell
  13. Right, but all the fields don't show up in the Lighting Symbol Maintenance window. Specifically the "Use Legend" field.
  14. Thank you for this. Do you know how I can get the name of the currently selected saved view?


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