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  1. Hello Pat,


    thanks for the answer. 


    i think i can reduce the params down to 30 different.


    Which node oder python/vs i have to use for changing the symbols/pios?


    But my problem is, that i f.e. dont know, how to place parameter measurements in the drawing. In TopSolid all you do is get a param for each distance u draw and that makes it very strong. I pyramided up to 10 levels or files with putting all the params down to -9 lvl.


    I saw a vw video on youtube, where someone disactivated "show value" of a measurement then uses the prefix (parameter name) and suffic (formula). With a polyline (rectangle converted into poly) he made around all the stuff he wants to change and then he grouped the measurements and the polyline and they worked. But it was only in 2D.


    Maybe someone can help me find the clue in using parametric measurements for 3d-parts in the interior module. I made a 3d part (19 mm plate) then another on on the topsurface of the first, placed a measurement and modified it. i found to different results,


    1. my first plate went from rect to trapezoid and

    2. the measurement shrinked and lost connection.


    and how does the stuff with the intelligent objects work? i need more videos, where someone made anything.


    The new job, where i need this, will start on nov, and i am quite forward the scedule with my learning vw. The first vw seminar i will get in November. The more stuff i know til then, the better questions i can ask the seminar teacher.


    Maybe you have a link for a video, where someone makes a pio which is placed like a wall. The insertion mode is prob. "click-release mouse"?


    br kc

  2. Hi there,



    i am despairing on trying to place some 3d parts with parametric distance out of the interior cad menu.


    I made a aquare plate (with 3d part) and then on its surface another plate.


    Then i made a measure (its the way other programs do it) to define the position of the 2. part relative to the first ones geometry.


    As i changed the value of the measure, 2 possible things happen.


    1. the measure gets smaller while loose their connection to the 2. plate

    2. it morphed my 1. plate to a trapezoid?


    what i am doing wrong here?


    br kc


  3. Hi Folks,



    for an interior producer i have to make such a parametric modul and it has to be place like i can do it with the wall


    The Module includes app. 50-100 different subassemblies (Glas, LED, all the woodworking stuff particle boards, steel parts, fittings, refrigeration etc.).


    Is there a good video in the video library of vectorworks how to make those "intelligent objects" and how to use these plugins i found in the menu?


    I found the marionette tool, its very good and works well. Think i have to combine it with the plug in stuff.



    Today i defined such a plugin, made an icon 26*20 size , but all i can do is enter python code, if i interpreted the menues right.


    In which menu bar it will be appear?


    I cant "open" the plugin to place some elements, symbols or else.



    AND it must be possible to change parameters and so some subassemblies has to be replaced with others. This function i did not found yet, and i hope there is such a possibility.


    The logic of what parts, fittings etc is totally clear, the logic functions for this are in my head. 



    But where to start and how?


    I made it once before with TopSolidWood (parasolid kernel + total associative Construction 3D-CAD made of the TopSolid_6 Metal Version) and it worked very well. i made complete counters (with app. 80 changeable parameters +50 fix parameters) of 15 m in app. 2 hours with all functions for production and rendering, part lists and drawings of


    the glass with all drillings etc. fully automatic.


    But now it has to be done with vector works.



    BR KC




  4. good morning,



    i am new to vw and i am kind of spoiled from topsolids parametric and total associative construction what i did not found in vw.


    The problems i have, drawing wall or floors is that i dont know the exact geometry of rooms or buildings.


    I have to manage and create interior designs for shops but the measurement of the shops is in the offering phase not totally clear and exact and can only be taken from the rooms, when they are empty (only a few days before the fabrication of furniture).


    but the measurement for offering will be done in complete equipped old furniture. It is not exact and has to be adjustet. but how? if i modify a wall, the floor will not follow, and so on.


    1  weeks before i have to send the construction drawings to the joinery we take the exact maesures of the then empty rooms.


    It is impossible to redraw, reconstruct or modifying all applied furnitures  after i modified the walls f.e.


    How i can manipulate the outlines/contures of walls with simple parameters, so i can place all the cabinets, counters, shelfs before we got the exact measurements and then "only inscribe exact lengthparameters"?


    is there even a possibility to use parameters? i did not found anything. 😞



    br KC



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