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  1. 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!
  2. 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
  3. I am looking for the volume of the bounding box of an object, whether it be truss, lighting device, generic symbol, etc. Thanks.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Right, but all the fields don't show up in the Lighting Symbol Maintenance window. Specifically the "Use Legend" field.
  10. Thank you for this. Do you know how I can get the name of the currently selected saved view?
  11. This is exactly what I'm looking for, but it doesn't show all the fields. I have a few custom fields I made and it also doesn't show the "Use Legend" field, which is the field I needed to edit on all my lighting devices. Thanks, Maxwell
  12. Hi Everyone, I was hoping someone could help me create a script that would toggle the "Black Background" and "Use Layer Colors" settings on and off based on if I am in a Design Layer or a Sheet Layer. I like to draft in my Design Layers with a black background and layer colors, but then when I switch to Sheet Layers to dimension and add notes to my viewports I prefer to turn off those two settings. As it is now I have those two toggles in my quick settings tool bar, but I would like to automate it so anytime Vectorworks is in a Design Layer it will turn on the "Black Background" and "Use Layer Colors" tools. Then if Vectorworks is in a sheet layer it will turn both of those settings off so the lines are normal colors and the background is white. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Maxwell
  13. I would like to suggest a new feature for Vectorworks Spotlight. Currently, if I wanted to edit the default values of my lighting devices, or any symbol with record fields, I need to go to the resource browser and find the symbol, right click to "Attach Record", then select the record, "Edit Values", and then edit the value, and click "OK" twice to edit one record. I would like to suggest that there be a database implementation where there is a large spreadsheet or something like the "Data Manager" to edit the fields of all symbols and their records quickly and in one place. Thank you, Maxwell
  14. Hi Everyone, I am trying to write a VS to redefine the currently selected saved view. This way I can create a tool and assign it a shortcut key command. Then I can execute the saved view, edit it, then trigger my VS via shortcut keys and it will update the view. Does anyone have a good solution to this? As far as I can see there is no menu option for this so I think the only way is to create a VS to get the current view and redefine it. Any suggestions? Thank you, Maxwell
  15. I am struggling to get a worksheet to show all the lighting devices in my model and the volume of each one. Really what I need is a worksheet that reports the instrument type and the volume of that instrument type. I used the "Lighting Device.Instrument Type" to get the name and that works fine. What keeps showing a 0 value is the "+VOLUME" function field in my worksheet. Any thoughts? I also tried to get the Length, Width, and Height to see if I can just calculate the volume on my own, but it only displays a 0 for the LENGTH field. Thank you, Maxwell


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