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Kennedyme

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  1. @AlanW Maybe they will find a way to enable all annotations of viewports on the same sheet layer to be accessible at the same time.
  2. Wow, that seems like a lot of unnecessary work. It is easy to hide 2D objects in a viewport, but if you want to do a walk-thru that includes hybrids while in the design layer, it's a mess.
  3. There are too many different locations for controlling some things in VW. It's like having a 15-way switch for one lightbulb.
  4. @Joxley Yes. I would also like to know how to do this.
  5. Do you also work in the museum field? I have found information management tools to be extremely helpful. The trick is adapting them to the peculiar needs of this field.
  6. @Taproot Great. Yes, it is a persistent issue with a lot of vwx users. Looking forward to it!
  7. @Taproot How do you use Classes? I see this thread is 3 years old. do you things differently now?
  8. Yes, exactly! Do you use the data tag tool to have the unique item # appear on the drawing and in the worksheet simultaneously? I typically create my own marker symbol with linked text items that relate directly to certain categories of information (and, thus, separate columns in the worksheet). Example: GR-04.02.21 'GR' for graphic 04 for section, 02 for subsection, .21 for the item in sequence. I think, what I was missing previously was the possibility of the 'function' option to extract the dimensions directly from the object and inserting it into the worksheet without needing to create data fields for entering the dimensions manually. Thanks, Mark
  9. This looks great! I have been looking to do the same thing. Have you tried to have a data tag automatically linked to this objects that will show in your drawing a unique #? That is something I would like to be able to do, in addition.
  10. I see. So the tag data name field and the object name are completely separate?
  11. Ah. I see what you did. It seemed like it should be simple, but it's more simple than I realized. Would I use a simple data tag that is somehow linked to the worksheet to introduce the name on the drawing? Could that also be linked to a record format for the other data I need to record?
  12. How can I generate a cut list automatically from a 2D drawing? I just want to draw shapes, give each a unique code that shows up on the drawing (with the shape, like a data tag) and simultaneously puts the objects dimensions into a spreadsheet. I have retrofitted the space tool to do something like this, but would love to have this as a simple tool without all the retrofitting and extraneous information that comes with modifying the space tool.
  13. Have you had a chance to look at my file?
  14. @Pat Stanford Here is a sample part of my file. The whole thing is much larger, which is why I am looking for a way to streamline the data input as much as possible. Reconstruction Family, Land -cutsheet test.vwx
  15. How can I generate a cut list automatically from a 2D drawing? I just want to draw shapes, give each a unique code that shows up on the drawing (with the shape, like a data tag) and simultaneously puts the objects dimensions into a spreadsheet. I have retrofitted the space tool to do something like this, but would love to have this as a simple tool...
  16. @Peter N take a look at Elements CAD for Vectorworks
  17. @Peter N The closest I have come is by repurposing the space tool. If you use it to create your shapes, or convert your shapes into space tools, then you can also create a worksheet that directly lists the sizes of the shapes.
  18. @ Did you ever figure this out? I am looking for the same thing. I only need it to create a cut list from 2D shapes.
  19. @Pat Stanford Thank you. This seems far more elaborate and advanced than what I am trying to do. Sorry, but I think I need to have things a bit more basically laid out for me. When I draw rectangles using the rectangle tool, I need a way to do 2 things: First, I want to have the ability to enter our (previously) assigned item number, and have it be linked to that object and show up on top of that object (like a data tag). I also want that item number to get entered into a worksheet at the same time. Second, I want to have that objects width and height to automatically show up on the same worksheet in their respective columns. I have linked text to records and created spreadsheets before, but I have always had to manually enter the dimensions myself. It seems like an unnecessary extra step. Do the rectangles have to be turned into something different, first? I have created a work-around that uses the space tool, but it has way too many other options/extraneous info, and this is something will be doing a lot of this, basically forever. See the attached image for my space tool work-around. Mark
  20. I'm pretty new to marionette. What are the nodes called that copy the dim data from the object, and how do I attach them to an object?
  21. How can I set up a marionette plug-in to get dimensions from a rectangle in a drawing and put those dimensions into a spreadsheet? Basically, I am trying to create a cut list.
  22. How can I generate a cut list automatically from a 2D drawing? I just want to draw shapes, give each a unique code that shows up on the drawing (with the shape, like a data tag) and simultaneously puts the objects dimensions into a spreadsheet. I have retrofitted the space tool to do something like this, but would love to have this as a simple tool without all the retrofitting and extraneous information that comes with modifying the space tool. See my screenshot below. The graphic panel shapes were made using the space tool.

 

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