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Vladislav Stanev

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  1. Vladislav Stanev

    Property Line Tool

    Hi @Jim Smith, I've played around with this file, and i think i can see the underlying issue. This a little bit a workflow issue. Of course, we have to tune up the feature to make it easy, but for the time being you can be mindful of this while using it. First, the align issue is that the PDF page is not rotated nor scaled to match the document in Vectorworks. So if you precisely draw by angle and length it will not match until you position, rotate, scale, and then position again the PDF page under your drawing. And then, there is the issue of clock-wise (CW) vs. counter-clock-wise (CCW) direction of the polygons. If you look on the left side of the PDF page, the lines are at N72°38'40"E and then it turns to N17°59'00"W. The first direction is CCW but the next one is CW. This means that if you draw the polygon of the Landscape are using these values, it will go the other direction than what's on the PDF. This is expecting, as you cannot have a single polygon with conflicting directions. So, for this file i would suggest the following workflow: - start of without importing the pdf, but have it in front of you so you can read the directions; - use the Property Line tool in the Bearing and Distance Mode; - enter the corners one by one using the bearing-distance provided in the PDF. With each corner you have to be mindful of the direction it is going in your drawing to match the PDF. if it goes the other-way as you expect, then go back one (with the 'Previous' button) and edit the bearing by flipping the direction (if 'N' make 'S' and if 'E' make 'W' or reverse), then click 'Update' so you can see the change in the drawing. The "Next' button will get you to the new one to be added again; - at this point you should have a Property Line that resembles the shape of the one on the PDF; - now you can import the PDF page - having the PDF selected, use the Modify -> Scale Objects menu command to adjust the scale of the PDF to match the drawing. You can use the dim-buttons to precisely match points on the drawing. - then you can use the cursor and protractor tools on the PDF object to position and rotate it to match with the Property Line. Here you will note that the bearings from the drawing not always match the PDF. You can use the 'Reverse Direction' checkbox from the 'Segments' group of the Property Line shape pane. But again, in your PDF they are not consistent directions. With a single Property Line polygon you can have them either CW or CCW. Of course, you can break it up into several Property Line objects and each can be set appropriately to match the PDF if that's important. I hope that helps, let me know if you have more questions. I'll see to adding a rectangle for the corner indicators, and think about how do we improve presentation of mixed CW and CCW property line segments. Regards, Vlado
  2. Vladislav Stanev

    Property Line Tool

    Hi Jim, can you send me a test file, so we can see what's going on and fix it? Please send it to vstanev@vectorworks.net Also, i'll make sure we add the option for rectangles. Thank you for the suggestion. Regards, Vlado
  3. Vladislav Stanev

    Irrigation Tools...So Slow!

    @ericjhberg can you send me a test file? I want to profile and see what's going on, so we can fix the problem: vstanev@vectorworks.net
  4. Vladislav Stanev

    Is the search in developer.vectorworks.net broken?

    Yes, the API for the google search that we use has been deprecated. We'll update it soon.
  5. Vladislav Stanev

    Reporting Pressure Loss in Worksheets...incorrect values?!

    Hi Eric, to add to Lance's response. This works via a new worksheet function 'WSCustomUnitsTranslate' The worksheets have been updated to use that function os it reports the same value as the OIP. See the worksheet in a new file.
  6. Vladislav Stanev

    Problems Encrypting a Python Script

    Hi, sorry for the late response. I didn't get notification for this for some reason. Anyway, the configuration XML file should be placed next to the vso/vst/vsm file, and it should have the same name. Below, i'll give you a sample xml. The Tools -> Plug-ins-> Encrypt Sript menu you found will only encrypt a single text file. You need to work with the plugins, and thus you need to run the Plugin Manager. You can encrypt a one plugin from the Plugin Manager (as an alternative to EncryptVSPluginFilePath call) holding Ctrl+Shirt+Alt on win or Ctrl+Option+Cmd+Shift+CapsLock on mac and double click on a plugin. It's rather obscure way, and we have plants to make it more stream lined. Maybe this would be easier for your case. (I though this was documented in F1 help, but i couldn't find it) A sample XML file: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?><!-- This file defines how the corresponding script plug-in should be packaged--><Plugin> <Package> <File>Common/__init__.py</File> <File>Common/Includes/__init__.py</File> <File>Common/Includes/vsoEventsConstants.py</File> <File>Common/Includes/Vector.py</File> <File>Common/Includes/Utilities_Setup.py</File> <File>Common/Includes/ObjsType.py</File> <File>Common/Includes/Utilities_General.py</File> <File>Common/Includes/CheckDashedLineStyle.py</File> <File>Common/Includes/Roadway_Curved.py</File> </Package> </Plugin>
  7. Vladislav Stanev

    Reporting Pressure Loss in Worksheets...incorrect values?!

    We internally store the values in metric. So what you see in the worksheet is kPa (kilo-pascals). However, it should translate the value when displaying in the worksheet. I wonder why it is not working. Can you send a simple file that demonstrates the problem?
  8. Can you send me a small test file that exhibits the problem? Maybe a video too so we can see how to reproduce it.
  9. Vladislav Stanev

    Temporary Disable Irrigation Network Update

    Hi Eric, i'll answer you on the threads of the questions.
  10. Vladislav Stanev

    Temporary Disable Irrigation Network Update

    Hi Eric, well, this is a giant file.It's awesome to see you pushing the limits. The XML property i told you about just removes the asynchronous calculations, which in this case is not useful. I'll add a new property to turn off the auto-calculations (SP2 hopefully) until we find a solution of this. This way, it will not interfere with your work but you'll have to do manual recalculate when you need to see updated values. Regards, Vlado
  11. Vladislav Stanev

    Temporary Disable Irrigation Network Update

    Hi Eric, You can disable the automated calculations and then you can use the menu command to recalculate. However, i'm interested to see why is it cumbersome to you? Can you send me a test file, or at least a video of the problem? (vstanev@vectorworks.net) Thank you. To disable the automated calculations, open this file: \Libraries\Defaults\Irrigation\IrrigationSettings.xml Edit it with a text editor, and put 'false' in the 'AsyncCalculation' tag (there is 'true' at the moment there). This file should be in your app folder. Regards, Vlado
  12. Vladislav Stanev

    Progress Dialog bug?

    Hello, It seems this is a bug in the software. Unfortunately, I cannot find a workaround. Thank you for reporting it. I've added a bug issue request and hopefully it will be fixed soon. Regards, Vlado
  13. Vladislav Stanev

    Origin Woes...

    Hi guys, this issue has already been fixed in VW2014 SP3. Regards, Vlado
  14. If you drag & drop files into Vectorworks, it will import them accordingly with the correct importer for the file type.
  15. Vladislav Stanev

    pasting into georef layers

    The request is implemented for Vectorworks 2015. Thanks for the input.


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