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Peter Vandewalle

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  1. @Pat, in 2020 it will also work on design layers.
  2. Is there a way to make a PIO reset when the linked LayerLevel changes?
  3. Found it... stupid me! SetObjectWallHeight
  4. I'm trying to connect a PIO to layer level types. I need to set the height of the PIO when it's in a wall. The test I did works with the object when it's not in a wall, but when inserted into a wall, it doesn't work... I used the vs.Move3DObj(h) Any ideas?
  5. Our main tip to users when importing a dwg-file in Vectorworks: DON'T SCALE THE RESULT!!! 🙂 Hatch definitions won't scale and might become ridiculously dense. That will make your graphics card run extra hours. During training sessions we very often have to explain the best way to import a dwg-file. If there's an issue with a dwg-file, this is not a scale. It is a unit issue. 1. Open a blank document with your units. 2. Import the dwg-file as if it was drawn in you units. Do not use the detected units, they will be wrong. AutoCAD users never indicate the unit they use to work. 3. In the result, check a dimension or size you know. I.e. if you see a staircase, the stair width will be something like 80cm to 100cm, sometimes 120cm. If it reads '900' units, that means the dwg-user has been thinking in mm. If it reads '0,9', his units were meters. DO NOT TRUST DIMENSION OBJECTS IN A DWG. They may be 'exploded', what makes them just lines an text. 4. If the units in your imported file don't match your settings, THROW AWAY YOUR CURRENT FILE AND OPEN A NEW ONE. Don't just throw away the imported objects sibce the hatch definitions will stay in the file and they are already too dense... 5. Restart the import in a new, empty file. But now use the units as you found them in step 3. Succes!
  6. Typical useful elements that can be used from a workgroup are: - symbols - object styles like wall styles, slab styles, roof styles, text styles, ... - templates - workspaces - custom plug-in objects and scripts
  7. Using a workgroup folder could help rolling out the worksheet script on all office machines.
  8. You’re right about the delimiters when it comes to numbers. But for records/fields in Vectorworks worksheets the delimiter is always a period.
  9. I think “value” was available way before 2015. “Substring” most likely wasn’t.
  10. What you’re trying to do can’t be done. A spreadsheet reads objects in the drawing, not the other way round.
  11. Most of them aren’t even Python or Vectorscript but C++. And of course as Pat is saying, they are locked.
  12. In Python just use this form: par = vs.Pparametername where par is the value in your python script and parametername is the PIO parameter.


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