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  1. ok, thanks. Yes, I found a really great script someone posted a few years ago that really help. Thank you.
  2. wow, that would make sense. This is my first time creating an event enabled script. Do I have to move entire script into Event 3? Is this a general rule of thumb when working with event enabled scripts?
  3. So I've created a simple script that duplicates a selected symbol from a pop-up window. I've also added an event script that changes the "Distance" parameter based on the symbol selected. Developer mode is 'off', but I don't understand why when the PIO is executed that it creates a second set of symbols outside of the PIO. That second set of symbols are always in the exact same location in every drawing, regardless of where the PIO is. I've attached a screen shot if it's helpful. Any ideas why?
  4. SetName() and the Batch Rename tool are exactly what i needed. I remembered seeing that batch rename tool in the highlight reel for 2020 but could never figure out where it was. I kept on looking for it in the Organization window for layers and classes, but now that i know where it is, it's like a whole new day! Thank you for your help, Dave
  5. Julian, According to the description of the SetSymbolOptionsN(), it only sets the insertion options and class of the symbol. Dave
  6. Writing a simple script to add a prefix to all the symbol names in the drawing but can't seem to find the command to replace the current name with a new name. I can get a handle to each symbol in the drawing and its name, but can't figure out the command to write a new name for the symbol? thoughts? H1:=FInSymDef(H1); {will get me the handle to the first symbol in the drawing} SymName:=GetSDName(H1); {will get me the current name of the symbol} current symbol name: "Toilet" symbol name after the script is run: "Toilet-1"
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. Thanks for helping this elementary kid out with his math problems. Your a big help, thanks.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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...
  14. I read a thread that said mathematically the VW oval isn't an ellipse, but what drawing modes are you referring to?
  15. 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


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