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    VectorBits VB XY

    I am trying to use the Vectorbits VB XY plug-in to obviously give me the x,y coordinates. When I place it on my drawing the coordinates are not correct. They do not match the x,y shown in the object info. pallette. What is this plug-in using for a 0,0 origin? Any ideas? Thanks, Heath
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    VectorBits VB XY

    Thanks Tim, but the origin is set to 0,0 in the Create Object pallette. When I place the VB XY on a locus I have at 0,0 the displayed data is: X:-394.856536 y:-528.301886. It has been quite a while since I have used this tool. I think it was VW2008 when I last used it without this issue then upraded to VW2010.
  3. Thanks again Pat! Heath
  4. Pat, This is great. I will use it often. Is it possible to have the inserted symbol be selected after replacement? Thanks again for sharing your knowledge. Heath
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    Color in Sketchup models

    I would like to update this into the same issue with VW2008. I import from the 3-d warehouse to sketchup and save. Then import into VW. The model comes in as thousands of polygons and it no longer has the fill colors that it had in sketchup. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Heath
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    Color in Sketchup models

    When I import sktetchup to 12.5 I do not get any fill colors. Everything is filled white. I am new to sketchup and am only trying to get 3-d models from the warehouse. Am I missing something easy? Thanks, Heath
  7. I am sure this is simple for those of you here much smarter than I. I would like to have a tool (script) that I can select a symbol and have all of occurrences on the active layer of that symbol selected. I know I can use the custom selection tool, but I would sure like to just click on one of the symbols and have all occurrences selected without having to fill out all the custom search criteria. Thanks in advance for any help given. Heath
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    Select all occurrences of a symbol.

    Pat, Thanks for your expertise on this. It does exactly what I wanted. Heath
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    Katie, Could we get an update on when "soon" might be? Thanks
  10. I can not print to my designjet 1055cm with 2008 sp2. Prints from 12.5 just fine. Anybody have a fix? PC with Windows XP.
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    Aligning and hiding objects

    djtowle, The scripts you mentioned sound very usefull. Could you provide more detail on how they work and maybe share the scripts with me? Thanks, Heath
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    Aligning and hiding objects

    Jonathan, I am using vw 11.5.1 I am not real smart on scripts. I have some that others have shared in these forums, but never actually written one myself. What is your e-mail address? Thanks, Heath
  13. I am trying to find a way to display the x and y coordinates of a point on a drawing. I have found a few vector scripts that will do this using the page center 0,0. I need to display x and y coordinates after I have re-set the origin to a different point.
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    Labeling x and y coordinates on drawing

    MullinRJ Thanks so much for the help. This is what I was looking for. The only thing I would like to change is to be able to round to 2 decimal places instead of carrying the number all the way out to 10 decimal places. Is there an easy way to do this? Once again thanks for all the help. Heath
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    Labeling x and y coordinates on drawing

    MullinRJ I am not real smart on scripts. I have only used ones the people have shared in this forum. I have never written my own. Here is the script I have. Can you tell me how to add your suggestions? Thanks a bunch. Heath PROCEDURE XYText; VAR objectHand, recordHand, wallHand : HANDLE; objectName : STRING; X, Y : REAL; BEGIN IF GetCustomObjectInfo(objectName, objectHand, recordHand, wallHand) THEN BEGIN {Get Object info} SetObjectVariableBoolean (objectHand,800,TRUE); {Let the text style be changed by the user from outside} GetSymLoc(objectHand, X, Y); {Get Object Position} END; Locus(0,0); {Something to see, won't print} TextOrigin (0,0); {Set text position, note the object internal coordinate system)} FillPat(0); {Set Fill to None} BeginText; Concat('E ',Num2StrF(X),' N ',Num2StrF(Y),'' ) {Note there is no ; at the end of this line} EndText; END; RUN (XYText);
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    I had someone send me a drawing in .igs format so I could get it in 3-D. When I import the .igs it is a bunch of nurbs curves. How can I make this something I can give fill properties to? Heath
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    Import .stp files

    Is it possible to import .stp files into vectorworks 11?
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    Grid Lines in Viewer

    Windows 2000 PC
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    Grid Lines in Viewer

    Is it possible to not show grid lines in viewer. Grid lines are not shown when drawing is saved. Please help.
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    Grid Lines in Viewer

    I have another problem with viewer 11. When I try to use help I get this error; "an error occurred while opening the help system. Make sure the "VWHelp" directory is in the same directory as the application." I have un-installed viewer 11, re-downloaded and re-installed with the same result. The file "VWHelp Resources" is in the Vectorworks Viewer 11 folder. Any suggestions?
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    Grid Lines in Viewer

    This option is not available in the viewer program. There is no set grid.
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    Text window

    Thanks jan15.
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    Text window

    What is the "banner" above the text window when entering text in version 10.5? It is grey and has "L" shaped symbols that can be drug with the cursor father apart or closer together. I just wonder if this has a purpose. Heath
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    Palette Name

    I created a new palette in the workspace editor. How do I re-name this palette? Right now it is named "New Palette".


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