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  1. @Jesse Cogswell That seems to work! After that action the script keeps working for a while but after some time the error returns. One thing I noticed when I use the command on a group I don't get the message that I have to select a symbol. Instead the script want to make the last selected symbol unique. I suspect this triggers the error. Another thing I noticed when you make a symbol unique and you try to make a symbol within that symbol unique it shows the name of the main symbol. Making a symbol unique containing spaces (with manual boundaries) flips the contour lines when the room names/labels are rotated. Offcourse I can make sure all the room labels aren't rotated so this wouldn't happen. But I thought I will let you know anyway. Before: After:
  2. Perhaps you can look around some more. There is a lot of information available already. It's best for your object to make it with Marionette you can start to look at the Vectorworks YouTube page. Especially the playlist. Marionette Mondays playlist: Marionette tutorials playlist: Then there is the Marionette gallery: https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/files/ And not to forget we have the Vectorworks University with loads of video's: https://university.vectorworks.net/course/index.php?mycourses=0&tagfilter[category]=35&tagfilter[type]=0&tagfilter[difficulty]=0&categorysort=default&mycourses=0&search=Marionette&langfilter[]=0#coursestab I advise you to check these places first next time you looking for information.
  3. Great idea! I used this all the time in Revit. That really helped setting up high rise buildings. Would be great if VW had this. Perhaps move this topic to the wishlist section so we can vote?
  4. I think I found a bug. In a project with a lot of symbols the pop-up shows the wrong name and also duplicate the wrong symbol. But somehow this won't happen with a new file.. So I can't really find the reason why this happens. Do you have the same bug? I tried to use an old version of the script (22-07-2021) and that one works on all projects. See screenshot: Thanks!
  5. @Jesse Cogswell Thanks for the quick update, you make it look so easy 😄😉 I did some quick tests and it works perfectly. I've send you a PM. Attached is the Dutch translation of the script. For every fellow Dutchman: je moet de records vertalen door naar extra-insteek modules-beheer insteekmodules te gaan. In het tabblad 'insteekmodules van derden' kan je het script installeren en bewerken. Door op bewerken te klikken kan je de naam en teksten aanpassen. Nederlandse vertaling - Make Symbol Unique.txt
  6. Haha Yeah Pat you are right. The functionality is there already. These are more QOL 'errors'. As I said before (in the other topic) I appreciate all the work Jesse has done so far. The outcome is already a script that will save everyone a lot of time. 🙂 @Jesse CogswellRight now I can only say Thank You! But if you leave a Paypal address I make sure my boss will do a donation for all the work you have done.
  7. Take a look here Select File > Document Settings > Georeferencing ~ Angle to True North I think this method will not mess up your viewports. Give it a try and let us know.
  8. Hi @Jesse Cogswell I found some QOL 'errors': - When you use the plugin on a mirrored 2D or 3D symbol the new unique symbol gets mirrored back - When you use the plugin on a 3D symbol placed on a design layer with a Z height of example 6000mm the new unique object Z will be -6000mm. It's preferable that the new unique symbol stays at the same place. Feature request: - When I select multiple instances of the same symbol and use your plugin only one of them will become unique. It would be great if all of them wil be replaced by same new unique symbol. This is similar in how SKetchUp 'make component unique' works.
  9. I have also used Archicad and I think VW is more flexible. Maybe it's good idea to understand design layers and viewports Design Layers In general each building story has it own layer. You can also split a story in multiple layers, for example a layer for the floor and one for the walls. Or you can duplicate layers for making design studies. In the Design Layer Tab of the navigation palette you can turn layers on or off. It is also possible to display a layer in halftone/grayscale (third option from the visibility tab). That will make all the lines grey and hide the fill. You can move the layer order to show it on top. With the Saved View Tab it is possible to save the layer state. For example I made a saved view with all the layers of each story (3). This way I can easily switch. The saved view tab can also be used to save visibility of classes (2) and zoom with rotation (1). In dutch but you will get the point It is a little more work to setup the first time. I know that in Archicad you can 'page up' 'page down'. To easily move between story's. VW don't have that, but as you can see the Saved View Tab can help you with that. Viewports on Design Layer Another nice feature of Archicad is the possibility to move the underlayer position. That can also be done in VW! When creating viewports it is possible to place them on a sheet or place them on de design layer. This gives a lot of flexibility! For example I made a 2d section of a already demolished house plot. By using viewports I made multiple copies on a new layer so I can make multiple sketches without having to make a lot of layers. Changes to the original section automatically translates in the viewports. External drawings External drawings like DWG can also be linked or imported inside VW. Importing gives you editable lines. Most of the time I only want to trace a external drawing. Thats why I always use linking to keep the file size small. The DWG is placed as a viewport on the design layer. You can edit the classes of that view to control the visibility of your 'dwg layers'. The lines are snappable so you can easily trace it.
  10. @Jesse Cogswell I Have tried the script. It works perfectly for 2D symbols. But when I make a hybrid symbol containing walls unique I get this message see step 2. It's Dutch, but translates into 'Are you sure you want to degroup a object from a higher level?' The view is in 3D and showed the symbol 3x instead of 2x. When clicking YES: Results in a unique hybrid symbol but the walls are copied as polygone lines When clicking NO: Results in correct unique hybrid symbol, without the extra polygone lines. But it has copied the walls outside the symbol 1- Start, 2x orignal symbol 2- Pop-up 3 - Result of selecting YES 4 - Result of selecting NO
  11. I'm away of my PC right now, so can't check it for you. But for pointcloud editing (cropping, filtering, export to different file format etc.) I always use the free https://www.meshlab.net/ Great companion app, give it a try.
  12. Perhaps there will be another round of Teaser Tuesday like previous years? That used to start in August see: https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/forum/71-news-you-need/
  13. As already discused here: https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/61717-make-symbols-unique/ it would be really usefull if there was a button/script that would duplicate a 2D/3D symbol and replace the selected symbol with the new duplicated 'unique' symbol. - Can be a button in PIO, next to the 'replace' button - And/or could be a item in the right-click menu, under the 'replace' option Nice to have: - pop-up that asks the name for the new symbol, by default add -1, -2 etc to the original name - pop-up asking if you want all sub symbols to be unique Starting point: See https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/12522-duplicate-symbol-definition/&tab=comments#comment-396710 And https://gist.github.com/justinmilo/bbc1d64f28509737b601#file-makeunique-py Unfortuantly this script can not duplicate 2D/3D hybrid symbols. But now it's 7 years later. Any possibility that VW script capability has grown so a true "make unique" script is possible? I hope someone can help with this request. This would be super usefull during design studies where we often try out different options.
  14. Hi Zoomer, I think I know why you couldn't install it. Blender 2.92+ upgraded the python version. That's why BlenderBIM now has two versions of the addon, see here for the (unstable alpha) daily build: https://github.com/IfcOpenShell/IfcOpenShell/releases Select the latest, under 'assets' you will find the py39 version. For support you will find the main developer (moult) here: https://community.osarch.org/ Or you can add an issue on GitHub. Note that the development is still in an early stage. New functions are added on a daily basis.
  15. This is a great wish, check out the roadmap: https://www.vectorworks.net/en-US/public-roadmap Under Research there is 'Elevation Markers' It seems that they are working on it.
  16. Personally I don't need this. We already have so much style resources.. I think that a text auto complete function when typing the component name would do the same. Would that be a solution for your problem?
  17. I only had this when I used the student version of VW back in the days. Even import it inside InDesign wasn't allowed, very frustrating. There are online tools that remove the protection.
  18. WFS would be awesome! I'm looking forward to September. Speed improvements are also much needed. It takes forever to only open the list of (custom) sources and then the download of the map.. Zzzz I like the fact that you can move the crop and the image gets updated. So I can insert multiple GIS sources in the template and only have to update the location of the project and everything gets updated. WFS (editable) support would make QGIS obsolete, nice!
  19. Haha leuk! 🙂 What study is this? Always nice to see students actual making stuff!
  20. Lately I discussed the difference per country of the window tool with the local reseller. He couldn't tell me much. But in the future an improved window tool will be more of a framework where each region/country can add there region specific code/items. I guess that will make sharing code easier so everyone benefit.
  21. Being able to change the units in meters instead of mm, with custom prefix would be awesome! So as label: '70m+nap' instead of '70000'
  22. Yeah you are right it wasn't in the OP. But I wanted to save him some feature frustration 😉 I'm also desperately waiting for stacked wall. But seeing it in the roadmap is positive, right. But indeed, we can't wait forever.
  23. Nice workaround Jeff, but that would not help with wall layers (or you have to repeat this multiple times?). _Lerous, you can see at the Roadmap more complex wall shapes are being worked on. It's part of the development and research page. I guess VW 2022 or 2023 wil have slanted walls. The wall tool need some development work to be at same level as other software. Give it some time. No real solution for now though..
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