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David Poiron

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  1. Pat and Andy, Thanks for going further with this. By adding 'symbol' to the visualization criteria (and removing wall and solids as they are not necessary) and making sure that objects inside the symbol do not have the record format attached (it is attached at the symbol level), data visualization does indeed work! I think this may be enough for what I need at the moment. Have more granular control over objects inside the system at some point would be great. Pat, I am curious about the file you mentioned with your worksheet but I did not see it attached. Can you repost?
  2. This is what I am trying to do but it does not appear there is a way in VW to do that! I don't think there is a mechanism in VW to modify a particular aspect of a symbol instance (such as the colour of an internal object) and still keep the geometry the same. I think I will have to do one of two things - either not use symbols but use data visualization as presented in the file or, simply have symbols for each colour and perform a Replace Symbol as required. Thanks for considering this, Pat.
  3. wall panel test 2.vwx The key is that I'm not trying to have symbols in a wall. The wall is in the symbol. See attached. I've left some times as symbols and others as objects without a container for testing.
  4. I can get this to work directly on an object but not inside a symbol (from outside the symbol). I guess what I am looking to have is a "flexible symbol" where the geometry stays the same but individual instances can have different colour/material. I will likely have to simply create symbols with the same geometry but different colours and do a replace symbol. Unless there is something I am missing...
  5. We have a series of exterior wall panels that we would like to easily change the colour of, but they are in a symbol. Is there a way to set up a record format and attach it to a symbol object to get it change the colour of the wall? I'm thinking a viewport instead of a symbol may also work. This needs to be available on a design layer (on a per object basis) which is why I'm thinking a data visualization won't work.
  6. Unfortunately the class does not seem to make a difference. I simply cannot change the mode to "Set elev to site model". The stakes are definitely over the DTM.
  7. Does anyone know why when I try to set the Mode of a stake object to "Set elev to site model" it fails to do so, setting the Mode to "Include as site model data" instead?
  8. We have a multi-family project where we are using design layer viewports for unit plans. When we section the entire building and try to use the data tag to tag various assembles, it does not seem to work on objects (walls) that are in design layer viewports (units) showing in the sections. It works fine for floors and roofs and other elements that are not in the units plans. Is there a way around this?
  9. This is how we do things currently but it would be helpful if we could simply refer to the wall width - this allows the door manufacturer to have more direct information, which we think would lead to fewer issues in the field.
  10. Is there any way to report the wall thickness of wall that contains the door in a door schedule? I am of course using a database header in a worksheet row to get the list of applicable doors.
  11. Is there a way to "reset" grid bubbles in plan viewport annotations so they match the layout of the bubbles from the original layer?
  12. I added a file with the new door handle in that location and it seems to "read" it. Thanks.
  13. I've created a custom door handle in 3D as a symbol. Where would I place it so it is available in the Door Hardware symbol selection dropdown in the door settings?
  14. We have a v2021 file where elevation benchmark text is strangely offset (text below the line). Is there a quick fix for these or do they all have to be redrawn?
  15. More to add to the list: - Multiple (more than two) drains along a valley with saddles between them - Drain sumps (depressions) around drain locations.
  16. I just noticed this too for viewports - hidden line sketch style is somewhat random. Also, image props are getting a 3D cross hair outline where they did not before. These need go back to transparent for hidden line portion of the rendering.
  17. It was fixed in one of the service packs, I believe.
  18. I tried this and it seems to work, but I am not clear what the KeyDown is really doing! KeyBool:= KeyDown(modKey); IF Shift=true THEN CreateDialog1 {full access} ELSE CreateDialog2; {partial access}
  19. This is the code snippet IF Shift THEN CreateDialog1 {full access} ELSE CreateDialog2; {partial access} It does not seem to work - it just goes to CreateDialog2. I've tried Command and Option instead of Shift as well - not working. Is this required to be in a while..do statement to work?
  20. I am trying to direct a script to bring up a different dialog box depending on if the shift or option keys are pressed when the command is invoked. I've tried to use KeyDown but am not clear how it works. There is a Shift and Option function as well but the results are not as expected. I am trying to do this with an IF/THEN statement. Any suggestions are appreciated. Using 2022 for this.
  21. That is what I thought. I did try again and it worked - I must have forgotten a parenthesis or something. Thanks to both of you.
  22. Is there a way to get nested If/Then statements to work in a worksheet cell? I'm trying to replicate the functionality of a case statement that other programs have, to query more than one option.
  23. We've ended up using data tags and record formats, with a script that updates andy changes based on a fixed serial number for each product. The script updates symbols (instances and definitions) as well as other objects that the record format is attached to. So far in testing it is working well. We are about to try it on an actual project.
  24. How did you get this to work? I am looking for a way to get a handle on a symbol definition (based on its name or a value in its record format) and then change the values of other fields in that format.
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