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  1. @Pat Stanford ='Exhibit Element'.'Quantity–Total Stock' I created a Field in the Record format for what we have as our total stock of these items.
  2. How do I get one column to subtract the summarized count from another column? I can see what is going on, and why I am getting the results I am getting, but not sure how to get Column E to be correct. It is not subtracting the summarized values of D, but each individual item.
  3. @jeff prince I've used it to modify 3D objects using the geometry from another object when I want to make sure the object shares the same geometry/dimensions. It has worked successfully when the original objects have been created in the same drawing, layer and general proximity. Now that I realize there is not a way to stop the underlying shapes from landing in their point of origin, I will be more cautious about when I do that.
  4. This is very challenging, at times, because the only way I can get the polygon back where I want it is to go and actually grab and move it to that location. I can't select it, cut it, and click on the desired location and have it paste there. It always lands somewhere else. So, I know this probably seems self-evident, but it is best practice to have the user origin in the same location as the internal origin align, correct? Additionally, where is the best place to locate the origin in sheet layer? Should it be directly on top of the internal origin on the design layer?
  5. @jeff prince I am pretty sure it has to do with my own misunderstanding of how things work with regards to origin placement, screen layer, layer plane, etc. I just recently discovered that there is an internal origin in addition to a user origin. I guess this all comes with being self-taught. I have been using VWX since it was MiniCAD. Example: If something is extruded, then moved and rotated, etc., if I copy the underlying polygon and paste it directly into the design layer, I assume it will land where it was originally created?
  6. How do I keep certain objects from landing way off in the distance when editing objects? I constantly find myself cutting and pasting things in place, only to find that they are why off from the place I want them to be. Thanks
  7. @grant_PD Thanks for your response. I did look for a moulding plugin, but could not find the one you are referring to. Where would I find it?
  8. I am trying to create parametric extruded object. The tutorials I found are way to primative to be useful. I need to be able to take a simple 2d profile (think moulding) and extrude it base on the particular need. I work at a museum and we have simple metal rails of different lengths, but all the same profile. I link text and records in order to create a schedule of our inventory.
  9. @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.
  10. 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.
  11. There are too many different locations for controlling some things in VW. It's like having a 15-way switch for one lightbulb.
  12. @Joxley Yes. I would also like to know how to do this.
  13. 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.
  14. @Taproot Great. Yes, it is a persistent issue with a lot of vwx users. Looking forward to it!
  15. @Taproot How do you use Classes? I see this thread is 3 years old. do you things differently now?
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. I see. So the tag data name field and the object name are completely separate?
  19. 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?
  20. 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.
  21. Have you had a chance to look at my file?
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