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  1. Works fine, here a short testscript, which returns the center of the active object
  2. nope, sorry but both worksheet functions don't check the name or number of a selected space but they get me the name or number of a space the selected object is situated in. For example GetSpaceNameForObj can get me Name and Number of the space-object a selected furniture-symbol is planned in. Pity, that the function obviously only works in worksheets, not in Vectorsript/Python
  3. Hi, we still are working again on Secondlevel Space Boundaries for Space Objects. ( However I think about solving the issue with a Python-script. In Worksheets there exists the function GetSpaceNameForObj and GetSpaceNumForObj. I have been looking for it in the Vectorscript/Python function reference, without any success... obviously don't exist. Guess the commands only exist for Worksheets, right? Is there any possibility to coordinate an object to the adjacent space object?
  4. Hi, does anyone have an idea: - how I can attach informations about "Space Boundary Areas" to a space object? - what "Space Boundary Areas" are good for? Can I potentially assign the information via the datamanager or a Vectorscript/Python script? (although I still only found the function for checking in which space object an object is situated in only as a worksheet command) Help ๐Ÿ™‚ @elepp Thanks in advance
  5. We have a problem using the data manager in Vectorworks 2021. We can't implement the new structural grid tool in our 2020 data manager presets and actually my colleagues need the structural grid objects in the ifc-export. However we want to use the new 2021 structural grid tool and now Vectorworks does limit us in our work... 1) open the file "rasterexportifc.vwx" 2) take a look at the grid objects 3) if you look in the oip-data-tab none of them does have en entry in the "ifcgridaxis entity" 4) when i now switch inside the datamanager from "document's settings" to "basic settings" (in german its called "Grundeinstellungen" so, I don't know the original english name) and... 5) get back to the drawing suddenly every structural grid object works fine. 6) however the datamanager settings look the same. the only difference between both settings ist, that the second one has been modified in visual studio code, in order to implement the new structural grid object inside the datamanager setting (which doesn't work in the datamanager - reason: the entity "IfcGridAxis" is not available in the datamanager = i can't add it for using it inside the grid object) now my question, how can I modify my settings, that the grid objects work as well? (I already hat contact with our local reseller ComputerWorks. The bug has been already posted in Jira, however, we want to work now and don't have the time to wait for a fix...) ( is a related post...) rasterexportifc.vwx.zip
  6. I Do already use visual studio code but when I open one window next to the other it starts getting confusing. On the left side one window with 2 tabs, on the right side one tab. Itโ€™s good, better then nothing but not satisfying... i will try the plist editor and give visual studio code another chance thanks!!
  7. now I need to repeat this work and I don't get it done can anyone suggest me a good working xml-editor? I can't solve my problem with the data manager and need a good XML-Editor. @JBenghiat @Pat Stanford @Hugues sorry for bothering, but does anyone of you know a good xml-editor for mac? And, y the heck can't I add the entity "ifcgridaxis" to the data manager? I have been able to copy and paste the code, the last time, now it doesn't work... Bildschirmvideo aufnehmen 2021-02-26 um 16.16.49.mov
  8. now i solved it by myself, just by comparing the "basic defaults" set with our own set in visual studio code. (works in a xml-editor as well) However, it's not a satisfying solution, or, why does there exist a datamanager in Vectorworks?
  9. Hi, we are working very intensively with the data manager and want to use our datamanager-sets we already created in Vectorworks 2020 in Vectorworks 2021, too. However now exporting the new structural grid objects to ifc doesn't work with our data manager-set. The "Structural grid object" doesn't appear in our data manager sets and everytime I add the Plugin-Object "StructuralGrid" (in german it's called "Achse") manually, I only can add the pset "IfcGrid". I cannot choose "IfcGridAxis" (which must be the right option instead) When I reset the Datamanager to "basic defaults" instead (don't know how the menu item is called in english) the "structural grid" PIO appears in the data manager and the pset "IfcGridAxis" suddenly appears for "Structural Grid". I don't know how it happened. However, adding the pset "ifcGridAxis" isn't possible at all. Why? How can I implement the structural grid object in my own Datamanager-set and make it work properly? rasterexportifc.vwx.zip
  10. One of my colleagues has problems with her navigation graphics. She actually is working on a BIM-Model on a 2015 iMac 27" with a core i-5 CPU and 16GB of Ram and no she has to zoom in and out to actualize the view after having modified the drawing. Otherwise deleted objects remain visible, unless she zooms in and out. We already checked every of the 3 options "best performance", "good performance and compatibility" and "best compatibility". Later on I will check wether there are new updates for her macOS 10.14. Is it really her iMac which is outdated now? or, what could it be? The Vectorworks-File-size is 260MB (although I know, that this isn't much info for you)... I wil check the file, too... I still had the same performance-issues working on a macbook pro 16" with 16GB of Ram and a 8GB Graphics card, working without being plugged in.
  11. yeah, I still can't understand, why they canceled their mac Version... ๐Ÿ˜ž it's a pity somehow...
  12. Hi, just a short question, does an upgrade from 16GB to 32GB Ram make sense for VW 2021? It's an iMac 27" 2013 with an i5 CPU, afaik and a NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M video card. (needless to say, that it's a rather old machine ๐Ÿ˜‰ )
  13. Now I got it.... ๐Ÿ˜„ just set "fcWallStadardCase - Pest_WallCommon - Reference [Style.Name]" in the data manager, so the wall style name is exported in the ifc-file again. Works as designed. And, useful for classifications in Solibri.
  14. Now I got it.... ๐Ÿ˜„ just set "fcWallStadardCase - Pest_WallCommon - Reference [Style.Name]" in the data manager, so the wall style name is exported in the ifc-file again. Works as designed. And, useful for classifications in Solibri.
  15. Now I got it.... ๐Ÿ˜„ just set "fcWallStadardCase - Pest_WallCommon - Reference [Style.Name]" in the data manager, so the wall style name is exported in the ifc-file again. Works as designed. And, useful for classifications in Solibri.
  16. Hi, as already mentioned in 2 posts (maybe a double post, shame on me ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) we are struggling on how wall-components are exported since VW 2021 SP2. Now wall components in the ifs-file are named after the wall-component name, what generally does make sense, for sure. However we prefer, naming wall components after the wall-style-name of the entire wall. Unfortunately the datamanager doesn't provide an option... Isn't there any possibility? maybe in Vectorscript/Python.... foreach wall... - still working on it...
  17. Which operating system are you working with? Mac? Windows? Both Mac and Windows? What kind of server do you use? Ever thought about switching to 2020 or 2021? (In 2021 finally there exists a projectsharing server-app) when youโ€™re working on Mac, check wether you access your network shares via afp, smb or both afp and smb protocol. Generally itโ€™s dangerous using both smb and afp parallely...
  18. Hi, since Vectorworks 2021 SP2 wall-components get the component's name instead of the wall-style-name. Now, I'm struggling about how to turn back to the old (maybe faulty) system which matches our workflow better than now. We are working intensively with the Datamanager, which is a great tool for calling and influencing ifc-psets... I attach you 4 files, a Vectorworks 2021 test file with 2 walls with more than wall components, the corresponding ifc-files from 2021 SP1 and 2021 SP2 and the screenshots where you can see how It turns out in sp2 and how I would prefer it as it works in the sp1 export. Maybe it's just a small lever, but, how do I influence single wall-component-names with the data manager? 2021-SP2-Test-SP2.ifc.zip2021-SP1-Test-SP1.ifc.zip 2021-IFC-Export-Test.vwx.zip
  19. The Data-Manager is a great tool for controlling and organizing IFC-Data inside a Vectorworks-Document and for organizing the way it gets exported to ifc. However, one big part of the Data Manager is the way, Sets are stored. Actually you can save Sets as xml-files, either in the active document, in the user folder or in the network-folder. After having left the Data Manager and reentering the Datamanager the Set-Pulldown-Menu switches from the set-name to "document-set". From that moment on, nobody ever will really understand, which set has been stored and modified the last time. the reasons for that behavior must be the following: - the data-Manager-tool is still in a development phase - because data sets can be stored on a network path and be modified by everyone who has access to that network path, from the moment on, you leave the data manager, you never know, if somebody else modified the set on the shared server path - I don't know what else However, it feels like opening a word file and after having made some modifications word forgets the actual document name and tells me "actual document" is open. Due to the complexity, Data-Manager sets can have, that gets really ambitious, controlling and understanding, which set actually is in use in which document. Setting up Data Manager sets as a resource, could be a solution indeed (or do you have a better idea?)
  20. Actually I had the idea of setting up a project-sharing-server for being accessible from the web, so our team mates could work in project sharing from their home-office as well. Due to Covid-19 home-office everywhere gets more and more a part of actual working environments, so working with project sharing from home, gets more and more interesting. Actually ComputerWorks @marc wittwer recommends us, to use Project Sharing with a dropbox account, but, somehow we prefer using our own network-resources, although we got a new server, which is accessible from outside for exchanging files, as well. So I thought it might be interesting setting up a project-sharing-server-service on our server as well for test issues. Do you already have any experience with the project-sharing-server on the web? At all as far as I understood it works via http and, http is one of the internets most native protocols. So, why shouldn't it work?
  21. MullinRJ writes: would mean, that there is no exit but "command-." from a foreach-loop. However, really good ideas! https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/44637-abort-script-upon-actionvariable/
  22. @Pat Stanford @Sam Jones thanks for you ideas!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
  23. i didn't dare to use it in fact ;D (also it was one of my favorite commands in GW Basic decades ago ๐Ÿ˜†) But, good ideas!!!
  24. Look for example in the following description. In the python syntax all boolean variables are written wrong. After trying the script on my own, I found out, that "false" and "true" have to be written with a capital 'F' and 'T' and not with a lowercase f or t. So, 'False' and 'True' is right, not 'false' and 'true'. I guess, that's not the only wrong function reference. https://developer.vectorworks.net/index.php/VS:IFC_GetPsetInfoAt
  25. at least there's a task manager/activity manager on any computer for that case ;-). But, seriously, how can I implement a dialogue with an abort-button in a foreach-loop which cycles through an undefined number of objects? In a for or while loop I can just use an AlertQuestion which returns me the value for escaping the loop, when I press the abort button. But in a foreach-loop?
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