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Vlado

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  1. Hi @Tobias Kern, There is one major thing about the difference between Worksheets and Data Tag. The Data Tag is associated and reports data of one object. It does allow access to Worksheet functions but only the ones that are related to a single object. This means that you cannot query or work other objects in the drawing. So, when we talk about using Worksheet functions in the Data Tag, this only means the ones that extract information from one object only, e.i. non-criteria based functions. Worksheets can work in two modes: 1. A regular cell, which you use Worksheet functions with criteria. This is a mode where the functions will extract information from the entire drawing. 2. A Database cell, which uses non-criteria functions, because the objects are determined by the DB criteria. Now, worksheets cannot mix #1 and #2 in one cell. This means that you cannot use criteria-functions in a DB row context. But you can have a cell combining different cells by logic. The Data Tag does not support #1 at all. However, I understand the need, and it would make it a great improvement in the future. For now, you have to use a Worksheet to achieve such reporting. Regards, Vlado
  2. This is a unique identifier, used to uniquely represent an interface, or implementation of an interface. You can generate unique identifiers for your plugins, here is some information on how: https://developer.vectorworks.net/index.php/SDK:Generate_UUID_for_Extensions The SDK is an API that accesses the Vectorworks model. I guess you should familiarize yourself with the Vectorworks model: https://developer.vectorworks.net/index.php/SDK:The_Vectorworks_Environment Then look at the VWFC::VWObjects namespace, and you'll see wrapper classes for the various types in the model.
  3. Hi @Myke it is possible to make C# plugins, but that is connected with having to build your own bridge between C++ and C# as all of the Vectorworks SDK is in C++. I'm afraid it wont be as simple as loading DLL. I mean it could be, but you'll have to create your DLL to load in the C# environment. Again, it's not impossible, but it might require more work in C++ that anticipated. Also, I'm not sure how C# would work on the Mac, if there is a requirement to work on the Mac. Depending on the complexity on your project, it might be better to stick with C++. But if it is complicated, it might worth it to build your own C++/C# transition layer.
  4. @Myke here you can find a self contained example, that is completely setup, and you can just compile and debug without any setup: https://github.com/VectorworksDeveloper/SDKExamples It has win and mac projects, that you can use as a base for your work. Just make sure you change all UUIDs.
  5. @hollister design Studio @lgoodkind We have reverted the old behaviour, and you will see the change in the upcoming SP2 release in couple of weeks. FYI. The change was made to reduce confusion when attributes are set to hatch together with hatch joint pattern, in which you get two hatches on top of each other. Making even more confusion is not a good solution, se we reverted it to think of a better approach to solve the original problem. Thank you for reporting this.
  6. Hi @tbexon Yes, unfortunately this is a regression that we need to investigate further. For now, you can use the following code the check this: str = vs.GetVWRString('Vectorworks/Strings/2103 *', '6') # The localized 'True' value vs.AlrtDialog(str) str = vs.GetVWRString('Vectorworks/Strings/2103 *', '7') # The localized 'False' value vs.AlrtDialog(str) This is the actual string returned by vs.GetRField, and it would be better to use anyway instead of the vs.EvalStr workaround. Also, this is compatible with previous versions of Vectorworks. Regards, Vlado
  7. @Bruce Kieffer all the information is at, this includes full list of functions and Version information (mentioned above) https://developer.vectorworks.net/index.php/Worksheets
  8. hey @twk, i forwarded your question to the team that deals with this. hopefully, they'll reply soon
  9. Hey @Jayme McColgan Do you have sub folders in your source code structure? If so, you have to have '__init__.py' (and empty file) in each folder and included in the xml. The vso/vsm/vst feed in the compiled .pyo files in the Python engine. It sounds like the Python engine is still looking for files. I think it would be best if you can send me an email with the information, so I can reproduce it on my end and see what's going on. email: vstanev@vectorworks.net
  10. @trashcan Vectorworks 2021 should be able to import SketchUp 2020 files. It sounds like a problem, do you think you can send me a test file that fails, so we can see what's going on? (send to vstanev@vectorworks.net)
  11. Hi @dutch Rene, as I said it's at the top of our list, but it's too early to commit at this point. Check back later, more towards September.
  12. Hi @Luke Gilmer can you please take a look at the catalog files (see my previous post) and check for errors there, as there are two things: display units are specified by the irrigation settings and that's where the error is, or the catalog contains errors. Please file a bug in Jira about any bugs you see in the feature or in the catalog, providing a test file to demonstrate the problem. If you don't know what Jira is, or you cannot access it, please send me an email explaining the problem with a test file at vstanev@vectorworks.net Regards, Vlado
  13. Hi @Piotr Karczewski and @Luke Gilmer, Yes, it is awkward to add content from the feature UI, but there is an easy way to do it via Excel. Go to the 'Libraries\Defaults\Irrigation\Catalogs' location in your Vectorworks installation. There you'll see a list of files organized by name which relates to the tool and mode, they are named well so you'll orient easily what is for what. Then notice that there are three files with the same name, and then another three with the same name suffixed with ' - Performance Data' The idea is that the first triplet will list the available products, and the 'performance data' file will specify the performance of each product listed in the other file. The triplet files are with extensions: xml, xlsx, and txt: - The XML file defines the meaning of the columns in the xlsx (Excel) file, listing the type/unit of the value in this column. Please do not edit the XML file, but you can use it as a reference to understand the data. - The XLSX file is an Excel file with the data. For example the 'Outlet Rotors.xlsx' will list rotors. Note how not all the cells on column A and B has value. This is because there is implied rule that if a cell is empty, the value of the last non empty cell up on this column will be used. This makes for easier reading of the tables. - The TXT file is an export from the XLSX file. Have the XLSX file open in excel, then go to 'Save As' and choose type 'Unicode Text (*.txt)' before saving. So, the process for adding content is that you edit the XLSX catalog file (e.g. Outlet Rotors.xlsx), add the products you need then edit the corresponding 'Performace Data' XLSX file (e.g. Outlet Rotors - Performance Data) providing performance information for the products you just added. Then export both XLSX files to unicode TXT and override the ones from Vectorworks. Then you'll see your data show up in Vectorworks. I'm not sure at the moment, but you might experiment to put the TXT files in your user folder, and Vectorworks might pick them up instead of the ones from the application content. Note! When editing the 'Performance Data' XLSX file. The Column B is 'Model (criteria)' This means that you can use '*' (any sequence of symbols) and '?' (any one symbol) to specify several models that share the same performance data. This is for convenience and makes the data more compact. (see attached image)
  14. @Mark Aceto well, i'm not really familiar with this server. I guess you can open the URL in a browser: https://cache.gis.lacounty.gov/cache/rest/services and look through it to see which one you will be interested. Vectorworks will be able to work with any service that is (MapServer). you can use the 'ArcGIS JavaScript' link in the browser when you open a service to look at it. Like for example this one: https://cache.gis.lacounty.gov/cache/rest/services/LACounty_Cache/LACounty_Aerial_2006/MapServer When you click on 'ArcGIS JavaScript' you will see the imagery that this service provides. Vectorworks will be able to show this image too. And if this image is blank, it will be blank in Vectorworks too.
  15. Hi @_c_, please please go ahead. Also, please feel free to modify the https://developer.vectorworks.net/, it's a wiki for that reason, to allow invested users to contribute with their knowledge. Regards, Vlado
  16. Lock the handle and it will show up as read only. SDK: gSDK->LockObject, there doesn't seem to be a Script function to lock objects
  17. Hey @Mark Aceto the URL at which you can access the data is: https://cache.gis.lacounty.gov/ I used chrome dev tools to see where they make request to at this site. It would depend on what you need, when you choose a service from there. I tried the 'Census_2020/CensusBlocks_City' and it showed something. You can browse the services, and view them in a browser by appending to this url, so it looks like this: https://cache.gis.lacounty.gov/cache/rest/services Then you can browser around and see what you need. You can use the JavaViewer for quick look at the services. What you see there, would be available in Vectorworks too.
  18. That is a special index to an internal list created with the build function, and only accessible with the appropriate functions. @Lada can you help with this question?
  19. I'm not sure exactly, but you should be able to send 'system' commands, and run scripts using the system. I'm still not fully researched this, but it was related to the SSL:CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED error. Essentially, you need to install a symlink to the system's certificates into the SLL of the Python you are using (Vectorworks') I don't know exactly yet, but I have this URL saved for further investigation: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/35569042/ssl-certificate-verify-failed-with-python3 and this code snippet: import os import certifi import ssl openssl_dir, openssl_cafile = os.path.split(ssl.get_default_verify_paths().openssl_cafile) os.chdir(openssl_dir) relpath_to_certifi_cafile = os.path.relpath(certifi.where()) print("delete: "+openssl_cafile) print("sym link") print(" src="+relpath_to_certifi_cafile) print(" dst="+openssl_cafile) and this code for testing, where it was failing due to the error mentioned above: import urllib.request requestURL = urllib.request.Request( "https://www.vectorworks.net/cached/themes/vectorworks_redesign_2018/assets/images/logos/vw-logo-full.svg", headers={'User-Agent' : "Magic Browser"} ) response = urllib.request.urlopen( requestURL )
  20. Hi @JoeBayLD, Unfortunately, Vectorworks 2020 python cannot be updated as it is a major change with lot of risk. is this a SSL:CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED ? if so, then there is a way to create shortcuts in the python of vectorworks to add access to certificates.
  21. Hi @Carol - Design Express This is next on our lists to do. Regards, Vlado
  22. @MSLD Well, we always see to convert over when we change things. So please, don't hesitate to use it at its full capabilities. You can get really nice results. As for help, click F1 on the Define Tag Field dialog, it leads here: https://app-help.vectorworks.net/2021/eng/index.htm#t=VW2021_Guide%2FAnnotation%2FCreating_data_tag_styles.htm%23CSH_41 The collapsed parameters on #8 is talking about the field definition syntax.
  23. @MSLD the formula you should use for this is: "Too Large"@#AREA#>100sq m:"Too small" As @TDimov said, the data tag condition expression is: <Value_If_True>@<The_Condition>:<Value_If_False> Note, you have to be careful with the spaces around the condition, it does not expect any spaces. It is known problem that the Data Tag uses its own syntax for the formulas. It's at the top of our list to make it use Worksheet formulas in the future.
  24. FYI, the. Vectorworks plugins are not signed. The problem is that when you download a zip on the new Mac OS, it automatically get quarantined, so nothing you unzip from it would work, unless you de-quarantene the zip itself on your side before unzipping. Of course, waiting for SP2 would work, and it will be (is already) fixed there.
  25. Yeah, you have to de-quarantine the zip file, before unzipping. Use the terminal to do that: xattr -d com.apple.quarantine /Users/vstanev/Downloads/LandscapeIrrigation.vwlibrary.zip xattr -d com.apple.quarantine /Users/vstanev/Downloads/LandscapeIrrigation.vwlibrary.zip Change the path to the zip as you have it on disk. Also, pease make a duplicate of the original file before overriding. I'm not sure what do you mean in 'no hope in switching'? Can you clarify? It is OS independent bug, and i'm trying to help you by sending the file directly as I was under the impression you are on the mac.
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