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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?

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    What it does not do is allow you to override record of the wall by the record of the symbol or group that it is contained in.

    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. 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...

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

  6. 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?

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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