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  1. Matster

    Find Text

    my application for this use of text, is to create a system schematic, each text box represents a specific piece of equipment that i generated from a spreadsheet, so it is feasible a callout style box could work, although it may be a little clumsy. however the same text-box/callout would need to locate multiple time across the drawing, meaning i'd still have to be able to search for where it is located. That said, if i could highlight where all the boxes were and edit them all at the same time, that would be useful. obviously this is no good for my current drawings, but I will look into seeing is they're useful for future use! regarding Calllouts... I cannot work out how to put the key legend down when using it on a second sheet. on the first sheet, the callout numbers are created and the keynote drops in automatically, when i annotate the second sheet, it numbers the callouts, but the keynote legend never appears! weird!
  2. Matster

    Find Text

    I do like callouts, unfortunately this specific application of text boxes, the use of Callouts wouldn't work! I'll have to cope until Vectorwork upgrade the text search field!
  3. Matster

    Find Text

    Thanks for getting back to me, at least i'm not hunting forever! but it does seem very limiting, if it only finds one of the instances. If this doesn't work, then as far as i can see, there is't way to search and find all text boxes with a specific piece of text in, which is pretty much a feature in every program ever written 😂 Although maybe there is a way... 1 - put the text in a record.. 2 - create a report... 3 - export the report... 4 - open it in Excel... 5 - find the text you want... 6 - cross-reference the row number back to the Vectorworks worksheet 7 - then select it from the worksheet A simple 7 stages! 😂🤣
  4. Matster

    Find Text

    Unless i'm doing something wrong, the Find text tool doesn't work. If i have say 15 instances of a specific text box and i do a "find and replace", it'll replace correctly, however if i only "find" it will only highlight 1 item, although say there are more (often this is wrong!). am i missing something, or is the tool broken?
  5. I'd to be able to place some preformatted text into a text box with a record attached, and then have a record field update automatically. is that possible? the text would be formatted so that each field has a character to determine when it's text should start. i'm sure it is possible, i just don't know where to start!
  6. I'm sure there's a decent tutorial of how to do this, but I haven't found one! All i want to be able to to do is add some of our equipment to the generic databases of speakers, projectors and cameras. I have all the models and specs ect, i just want to be able to add them, so when i drop in a new projector onto a drawing, my projector type is on there, with its weight and lens options already included. I can find the drawings in the libraries, but when i add a new object in them, they never seem to update! It'll be fairly simple, i just need pointing in the right direction!
  7. Matster

    Connected Polyline

    Thanks, I thought as much, which is not an issue at all, i was thinking moving like they do on a Marionette symbol, but it's no hassle moving the lines when needed.
  8. Matster

    Connected Polyline

    I'm using Vectorworks to draw a Schematic and wondered if there is a way to draw a Polyline between 2 boxes and have it connected at both ends, so if i move the boxes around the line stays connected both ends.
  9. Matster

    Updating Record from Excel Spreadsheet

    I might be able to put the information into a vectorworks worksheet, is it easier to reference a worksheet embedded into the drawing file? although, I'm not clear how to do that either.
  10. Matster

    Updating Record from Excel Spreadsheet

    cool, that sounds very useful!
  11. Is it possible to update an object or symbols record from an Excel document? I was thinking, I could name the object and it would update the record with the reliant information in the spreadsheet.
  12. Matster

    Getting Group Texture in Worksheet

    I've attached a couple of example groups, that i was trying to grab the texture of, I'm happy to texture the whole thing if that helps! Example Groups.vwx
  13. Hi does anyone know how to grab the texture of a group an display it in a worksheet? I can get the texture of objects with using "Function" and "Object Texture", but even though the group is covered by a texture I can't work out how to display it in a worksheet! I have thought of using a Marionette, to put the texture name in a record and then reference that, but you can't seem to get a texture name from a Marionette either!
  14. Matster

    Adding/Amending records - Simple Questions

    Much better 😀 so how do i turn my Integer into a string? as it creates an error with it directly into the ordered list with the Concat attached!
  15. Matster

    Adding/Amending records - Simple Questions

    This worked perfectly, thanks for this, I can see a huge amount of use for this node in my ideas! The math is simple enough, just a little arduous! I couldn't see an attached file 😱 if you could re-attach it that would be great! either way i'll try and work it out, now I have a pointer in the right direction!


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