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  1. On 6/2/2020 at 12:23 PM, Zeno said:

    I need to create a single panel on the cabinet's rear attached. I would like to generate a single panel, not adding a 3d extra part. It is possibile? (number 1)

    I think I answered this already? You need an extra 3D part. There are no disadvantages as to manufacturing because you can still attach your fittings. The only drawback would be that the individual custom part would not adapt to reshaping of the parent cabinet.


    On 6/2/2020 at 12:23 PM, Zeno said:

    And (2) can I add a connection to create a 270 degrees opening?

    You can. This type of hinge is not supported by the interiorcad hinge tool - yet) but you can still add it. Import the hardware, attach an interiorcad 3D drilling, group it and run the "Assign Fitting Type" command (under interiorcad > Fittings). Place it appropriately and send to CNC or export parts list. It will be accounted for in both types of exports.


    On 6/2/2020 at 3:03 PM, Zeno said:

    Similar problem on opening with irregular angle, Interiorcad can't fine a correct element to open the part

    Angular doors are supported. You may have to play with the type of construction where the door hinges. Manufacturers require very precise parameters for particular hinge types.


    Here is an example document listing all supported types of angular door construction types:

    Angular hinges.vwx

  2. Hi Zeno, for the c-shaped panel, you need to use a custom part. You can still use your usual fittings. If the custom part touches the surrounding parts, a grid will be shown as soon as one of the interiorcad tools is running. 

    As for the cutout, here is a little movie showing how to go about:

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  3. 5 minutes ago, Martin Lerch said:

    Hi Stephan,

    I just found your post while struggling with a similar problem. The valve node hasn't become smarter since, has it?

    Thanks Martin

    Not yet. I think I read somewhere that it is not as easy and straightforward to implement as one would imagine 🙂

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  4. 13 hours ago, Bas Vellekoop said:

    The exclamation point makes it seem that i should know what 'regenerate' in this situation means, I do not,  please help 😂

    Sorry, my bad. I should have said 'Reset' or 'Update' Those are the terms used for this ('Reset on Move' or 'Update' Button.)


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  5. 58 minutes ago, Bas Vellekoop said:


    Sorry, I do not get it I think 🙂

    If I was unclear then let me try to rephrase it. 


    1. Is it through a script or Marionette possible to create some sort of button that makes Vectorworks recalculate the CSG solids that are present in the VW file?

    2. Would through an VW enhancement request it be possible to add this as an automatic part of History-Based Modelling? (Vectorworks recognizes you changed a symbol that is used in a solid addition or subtraction and recalculates the CSG solid automatically?


    Thanks for your help and patience 🙂  

    No trouble at all!

    1. Yes. You can tell your Marionette to do whatever you want it to. (Always remember that you may need to regenerate it though!)

    2. Not for me to say.

  6. 1 minute ago, m.graf said:

    If i have to check my network in a wrapper, i make new "outputs" with named pass nodes (first behind the nodes at the beginning than in the middle ...) then from line to line or node to node i check the Dataflow in the wrapper. (very lengthy 😕

    That's my advice as well. Very good point!

    1 minute ago, m.graf said:

    Number two on my wishlist: wrappers with big Networks (>100 nodes) have to be closed faster! 

    Has this become slower? I had to wait longer than I remembered when I did my last fairly substantial project. Your tiling object must have been horrendous!

  7. 12 minutes ago, Aneesh Carvalho said:

    @Stephan Moenninghoff Yes, I did do that. However, I don't want the symbol to be placed on the line at the symbol's current center point. I'd like to change the symbol's point of inclusion. Let me know if I'm making any sense.

    Thank You

    Sure. Use the move node or feed what comes out of the "Get Point on Poly" (at the p port) into a "get xy" node. perform your additions to the x and y coordinates and feed that back into a point 2 node. That's your new coordinate.

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  8. 26 minutes ago, Aneesh Carvalho said:

    @Pat Stanford and @Stephan Moenninghoff Your suggestions were great. Pat's suggestion did however work for me for what I was trying to achieve. However, I'd like to know if it's possible to change the co-ordinates of a symbol in marionette?

    I used DomC's "Create Symbol" node but the coordinates are not what I want them to be.

    I want to be able to create a symbol and place them evenly on the points of a line you just helped me solve. Your help has been much appreciated.

    Thank You

    The Symbol node takes a point input. Just replace the locus node with the symbol node and reference your symbol.

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  9. @Pat Stanford it may be worth noting that you cannot convert a line to a polygon without adding a third vertex. This is totally logical to old VWX dinosaurs but may not be for newbies. @Aneesh Carvalho other than that, what Pat says. That method will give you the first point on the polygon only so you need to use some more nodes to get the others. Something like this works:


    Name the polygon (bottom of the Object Info Palette) and use that as a criteria in the "Objs by Crit" node to identify the object that you want the Marionette to act on. Note that the polygon has three vertices, so it looks like a line but is, in fact, a polygon.

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  10. 36 minutes ago, Pat Stanford said:

     I would bet that VW never expected the best use for Drape Surface would be to decorate cupcakes.


    Yeah. Unfortunately, there is no node for that but I may file a VE 🙂

  11. That worked.

    Create a drape surface. U and V iteration = 100. 

    Name it "test2".

    Run the Marionette.

    Adjust level of embedding by changing the insertion point of the symbol and the rotation values in the Marionette.


    Reference a different symbol and repeat.

    Delete the symbol instances that are outside the icing and those that collide with others. Max. 10 minutes clean-up work.

    You could try and expand the Marionette to go looking for symbols that are placed too closely to others but it's hardly worth the effort, I don't think.


    Sprinkle v 2.0.vwx

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