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    Duplicate Symbol Script

    Hi Pat, Sketchup has a feature called "Make Unique" where you select a symbol and it duplicates it in place, but as a new unique symbol, replacing the old one. I am trying to do that. Right now VWX doesn't have a feature like this so the long way is to duplicate the symbol in the Resource Browser, then replace the old symbol with the new symbol. I am just trying to automate that. Why am I doing this? Often times I have a bunch of symbols in a drawing and I want to make one of them slightly different and then duplicate it. I work primarily in 3D. Thanks Maxwell
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    Duplicate Symbol Script

    This works, but a few things I am noticing. 1. I have objects in 3D and they are not staying in their proper 3D location. 2. When it creates a new symbol with the name 'New Sym' it overwrites the old one instead of adding a '2' to the end of it. Thanks Maxwell
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    Duplicate Symbol Script

    Is there a way to have it leave the instance in place? Really all I need i is the symbol to duplicate with a new unique name and remain in the workspace. Thanks Max
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    Duplicate Symbol Script

    Thanks for this! It really helped. Here is what I came up with. It duplicates the selected symbol and creates it as a new, unique, one. The same way the "Make Unique" feature works in Sketchup. Do you know how I can bypass the pop up symbol settings prompt and the folder location prompt when creating a new symbol? I'd like to have this script run without any input from the user. PROCEDURE MakeUnique; VAR Selection : HANDLE; BEGIN Selection := FSActLayer; Duplicate(0,0); DelObject(Selection); Selection := FSActLayer; SymbolToGroup(Selection,0); Ungroup; DoMenuTextByName('Create Symbol', 0) END; Run(MakeUnique); Thanks Maxwell
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    Purge Script

    Well that's a bummer. Thanks for all your help. Best, Maxwell
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    Purge Script

    Thanks for looking into this. I tried to use the DoMenuTextByName Function to open the Purge window, but this didn't work. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks Maxwell
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    Save File with Script

    That worked great! Thank you. Do you know of a way I could save as, and it will save the new document with a new name in the same location as the current one?
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    Duplicate Symbol Script

    Hi Everyone, If I have a symbol in my workspace selected I would like to have a script that duplicates that symbol in the resource manager and replaces the selected symbol with the new, duplicated, one. Can someone please help me with this? Thank you Maxwell
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    Purge Script

    Can someone walk me through how to use a script to purge the current file of all unused symbols? Thank you Maxwell
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    Save File with Script

    Can someone walk me through how to use a script to save a file to a user defined location? I am creating a script and the last piece of the puzzle is to save a copy of the current file. I would like a pop up window to appear so the user can select the file destination. I have tried all the procedures and functions and I cannot get it to work. Thank you Maxwell
  11. Hi Everyone, Is there a way to display Data Tag dimensions in imperial and metric like how dimension lines are displayed? Thanks Maxwell
  12. Hi Everyone, I have a data tag that displays the X and Y location of the insertion point. This works well, but I wanted to know if it is possible to have it display text based on the values. Essentially, I would like it to display "US" and then the measurement for any value in the positive range on the Y axis and "DS" for any negative value. I would also like it to display "SR" and then the measurement for any value in the negative range on the X axis and "SL" for any positive value. Example: X: -3'0" Y: -5'0" Should be SR: 3'0" DS: 5'0" and X: 6'0" Y: -5'0" Should be SL: 6'0" DS: 5'0" Thank you Maxwell
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    Purge and Publish Script

    I would be ok with just saving a copy and letting Windows rename the file for me. Could you please help me with the Vector Script? I have never made a Vectorscript and this would be a great learning experience. Thanks Maxwell
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    Purge and Publish Script

    Hi Pat, I am running VWX on Windows. Would that make a difference? The main thing I am interested in automating are actually all the steps before exporting to a DWG. Thanks Maxwell
  15. Hi Everyone, I am interested in putting together a script to automate my publishing procedures and am not sure how to go about it, or if it is even possible. Below are the list of actions I would like to automate. Can anyone help me with this please? -Publish the VWX file to a PDF using Vectorworks Cloud Services in a user defined location then -Delete a single worksheet called "SJL Worksheet-Estimate" -Purge document of unused symbols only -Save a copy of this new VWX file with the text "Published" at the end in the same user defined location -Export this published VWX file as a DWG in the same user defined location Thank you Maxwell


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