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  1. Peter Vandewalle

    Service Pack 2 for Vectorworks 2019 released

    Any news on 137206? Roof textures by class not working.
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    “Find Replace” functionality in VW?

    Maybe this one can help you... PV_FR_Find Replace.zip
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    “Find Replace” functionality in VW?

    I do have a find replace in symbol name command. I would line to externe it to the level you’re requesting.
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    vLookup function

    Sorry, I forgot to upload the latest version of the VLookup script. I'm attaching it now. The beginning of the script contains the example line to insert in a worksheet: =RUNSCRIPT(120; 'Rapporten Architectuur/WSVlookup.py'; A1; 'A1..A5'; 2) You can change the formula to: =RUNSCRIPT(120; 'WSVlookup.py'; A1; 'A1..A5'; 2) Where: 120: path to script folder (Library:Defaults:Reports_Schedules) 'WSVLookup.py': script file A1: Reference to the lookup cell 'A1..A5': Reference to the lookup range, you can reference to another worksheet using 'sheetname:A1..A5' 2: Column number to return WSVLookup.py.zip
  5. Is there a way to get the height of a 3D volume at a given x, y location? What I need is a way to get the top Z height - bottom Z height at a given x, y position. Any idea that could help is welcome!
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    Plugin Menu

    Commands can only be in a menu, objects can only be in a palette. Commands and objects (like in parametric objects) can be created via the plugin editor, check the "extra" menu.
  7. To write back you can also use vs.SetRField(str(yourvalue)) str() is the Python way of turning a value into a string.
  8. Peter Vandewalle

    How to embed user nodes in Marionette tool list

    After creating the marionette node, turn it into a symbol with the "convert to parametric object" option on. This way the node will become a "red" symbol. To create a category, just create a symbol folder and move the node symbol in there. To add your own nodes to the default library, insert it into a Vectorworks file and store that file in the (user) folder "Users/<username>/Appdata/Roaming/Nemetschek/Vectorworks/2018/Libraries/Defaults/Marionette/". Update you library and you're done.
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    Disappearing columns

    We’ll need the Vectorworks file to be able to solve this issue.
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    multiple intersections

    Select all trusses and add solids first. Then intersect solids.
  11. Peter Vandewalle

    vLookup function

    The from data is in spreadsheet cells. I didn't need it from database rows... Sounds interesting though.
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    vLookup function

    I only used it in a database row. But I think it should also work in a spreadsheet row. Thanks for the manual!
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    vLookup function

    I recently created my own vlookup function. See attached file. Check the remarks at the beginning for the way to use it. WSVLookup.py.zip
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    One year later... still having problem with stories

    Split levels can be done by stories. I usually create multiple story levels for each level type: top of structure finished floor s_top of structure s_finished floor ... Then I create multiple wall styles: base to base, split to split and if needed base to split and split to base. Same for floors.
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    model origin in section viewport

    Is there a way to get the origin of the model in a section viewport? Since the Elevation Benchmark Tool is able to create a value based on the Z-origin, I suppose it should be possible. I just can't seem to figure out how...
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    model origin in section viewport

    I'm trying to create a kind of benchmark that could also modify the Story levels. I can do that, but then the section viewport needs to be positioned so that the origin of the model in the viewport matches the origin of the sheet layer. I'm trying to modify it so that it would work also when, the section viewport is positioned elsewhere on the sheet layer. I have been thinking about the elevation benchmark tool, but I can't read the indicated height value from the PIO object, there's no parameter for that...
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    model origin in section viewport

    Hi Boh Doesn't work. Copy-pasting a 3D locus into a viewport annotation isn't possible. Copy-pasting a 2D locus will paste it onto the origin of the sheet layer inside the annotations. No luck so far...
  18. Peter Vandewalle

    hatch not rendering

    It's pretty hard to see what's wrong without the vwx file...
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    Refresh Viewport

    I'm trying to modify the story level and update the viewport in one script. I think the modifications to the story level are effective only after the script has ended. So the viewport update doesn't return the wanted result within the same script. If I run the script twice, the viewport will update... Too bad.
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    Refresh Viewport

    Is there a way to refresh a (section)viewport in a script?
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    This does the trick: import vs hLayer = vs.FLayer() hStory = vs.GetStoryOfLayer(hLayer) while (hStory == ""): hLayer = vs.NextLayer(hLayer) hStory = vs.GetStoryOfLayer(hLayer) sStory = vs.GetName(hStory) Thanks for the help!
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    Is there a way to get a handle to the lowest Story in a file? For layers there is vs.GetFLayer(), But I can't find a similar way to get the lowest Story...
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    Thanks for the reply, Pat. GetStoryLayerTemplateName returns the name to the first layer in the story template. That's not a handle to the story :-(
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    Importing pdf crashes VW

    We have the same problem with one of our customers. One user cannot import pdf files without a crash (VW 12.5.2 French). The other users are able to import pdf's, no problem. The users are all on OS 10.4.9, and use a NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT on a MacPro1,1, 4 processors, Dual-Core Intel Xeon, 2.66 GHz, 2 GB.
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    Export to PDF

    We seem to have problems exporting to PDF in the Industry Series VectorWorks. When exporting with the export from the Foundation version, it works, no problem. The export from the Architect Vrsion generates no file at all!!! Anybody?


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