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  1. UGH! Thank you for your help. I was in the VS:Function_Reference doc but was looking under Layer section. I couldn't figure it out because that's the only place I could imagine it would be. Thanks Pat.
  2. Easy question #323, I know that FLayer will give me a handle to the first layer, but how do I now get a handle to the second or third layer in the list?
  3. Thanks for helping this elementary kid out with his math problems. Your a big help, thanks.
  4. simple question. On this project, I created a new layer with a story (elevation) of 133", now every new layer created since then has that same elevation. How do I change that? Some how I change it and now its a default that I don't want. I just don't know how I changed it. dave
  5. Thanks I guess I'll try it, but I thought that command worked along side CreateCustomObjectProfile, which would be more of a extrude along a path sort of thing, which is why I thought I was barking up the wrong tree. I'll give it a shot. Thank you.
  6. Sorry to trouble you, just hitting a wall. I created a 2D Path Object (called 'Skirting') that creates a drape line along its defined 2D path. Now I'm trying to create a command that converts any selected polygon, rectangle, or line, into the 'Skirting' PIO, by taking the vertices of those objects and inserting them into the 'Skirting' PIO. The only problem is I can't figure out is how to insert those vertices that I have stored in a vector array into the PIO after calling it with TF:=CallToolByName('Skirting'); Any thoughts? Dave
  7. So we think the current rule of thumb is the trust the VW oval, but to NOT use the offset command. Kind of surprised VW hasn't addressed this issue. This topic seems to have a long and rich history in these forums. I'll give it a try...
  8. I read a thread that said mathematically the VW oval isn't an ellipse, but what drawing modes are you referring to?
  9. I know this has been talked about to GREAT lengths, but whats the solution? Has someone written a PIO that draws a true ellipse? ... I'm designing a fairly large production that revolves around a large elliptical stage with a lot of other custom elliptical pieces and would like them to be true. Looking for some direction from those who live in the forum. I've wasted a bunch of time reading past post that don't seem to come to a resolution. Any final words on this issue? Thanks for the help, Dave
  10. I have a number of rooms on my drawing, and each room has a closed polygon around it that I've named that given rooms name, so when I want to summarize all the items in each room all I have to do is create a worksheet with criteria that's pretty basic. All the items on layer 'Room items' that fall within the location of 'Room1'. This works great, but what I'm struggling with is how to call out the location name 'Room1' in the resulting search criteria cells (if that makes sense). i.e. in the attached file, I'd like cell D3.1 and D3.2 to have the name of the location the items were found in. Any thoughts?
  11. Thanks Pat for sharing that sudo code, that helped me a lot. Dave
  12. That's helpful to know, I might give that a try. Thanks.
  13. How would you call a PIO (*.vso) in your script? I've always thought it was better to do it as an "Include" file.
  14. Here's a theory, I believe I may be presuming that the "LNewObj" will return to me a handle to the entire "Drapeline" object, but in fact is only grabbing the last object created by that procedure. So I'm thinking I'll have to group everything within the "Drapeline" procedure and return a handle to that group in order to manipulate everything with the move and rotate commands. This makes sense in my small mind, does it make sense to you? Dave


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