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  1. Here is a solution (via QuicKeys) to place/assign a VW menu command on a

    QuicKeys toolbar and execute the command with a single mouse click.

    For more info see:

    ? attached 01 VW screen example (this is what my current setup is)

    ? attached 02 VW qKeys captures

    ? QuicKeys website: http://www.startly.com/products/quickeys/mac/4/

    Other tools & tips

    1. Bluetooth keypad

    I added this keypad, whose keys I programmed assigned

    (via QuicKeys) for ease of entering dimensions with my left hand.

    If you prefer a streamlined values (including ft & in markers)

    input you may consider this keypad

    For more info see:

    ? http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Cropmark/8337/

    ? attached 03 bluetooth keypad

    2. Arch calculator

    It is helpful when I need quick calcs whose values are stored on

    tape. The input keys and tape can be minimized for the app to

    occupy a small footprint on screen, as it can stay on top of all apps.

    For more info see:

    ? 01 VW screen example

    ? http://www.cast-db.com/archCalc/

    3. iBiz for time tracking & billing

    I use this app which fits my needs. If you are looking for such an app

    you may want to consider it.

    For more info see:

    ? attached 04 iBiz captures

    ? http://www.iggsoftware.com/ibiz/index.php

    4. Papers - for a digital reference library

    Papers offers a clean interface of document organization (currently PDF.)

    I use it to organize my VW tips, software & hardware manuals, Building code

    references etc. I used to have the setup in finder, however the lack of quick

    search & view & navigation & the distraction of the rest of the items in the

    finder was an incentive to acquire Papers. The next version coming out in

    the next several days looks more promising.

    For more info:

    ? attached 05 Papers capture

    ? http://www.mekentosj.com/papers/

    I hope the above answers some questions for other fellow vectorworkers.

    George C.

  2. @ George - Did you report the bug? If so what was the outcome?

    I read in an earlier post that someone reported this bug.

    My answer to bugs is:I HOPE that they will be fixed (squashed.)

    AFAIK, there is no public information about the

    number of bugs nor about their outcome.

  3. I get the same behavior with the section line pio.

    It seems to be a bug.

    As a workaround, I place reference marker

    pios in place of the section line pio on a

    separate layer, next I place the section line

    pios in a separate class which I turn off.

  4. Here is a simple crude vs (sequence of commands) that comes close

    to what you described:

    DoMenuTextByName('print', 0);

    Message('Next, Save as PDF');

    DoMenuTextByName('print', 0);


    This set of commands will call the the print command twice.

    The first time the user can print the file, next there will be

    a message displayed on screen "Next, Save as PDF" which

    you can change per your needs. At the second print dialog

    the user can save the file as PDF.

    You can copy the vs commands above and create a

    vs command Tools/Scripts/VectorScript Plug-in Editor...

    which you could label "Print", or "Print & PDF", next edit

    the workspace (or a copy of ) Tools/Workspaces/Workspace Editor

    remove the Print command (or not), and add the new

    "Print & PDF" command in the File menu.

    BTW, I am not a vectorscript programmer beyond a few command lines.

  5. One way of doing this is via a worksheet.

    After you create a pio (i.e., door, window, etc) report, or schedule

    worksheet you can insert additional 'record(s)'.'field(s)' in a new column.

    After that, it's pretty much typical worksheet interface; you enter

    a new value in the worksheet cell(s) and the pio updates automatically.

    You can get all the pio fields available by using a script wrote by

    Pat Stanford (see link below for source) which creates a new worksheet

    of all the fields associated with the selected pio.


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  6. Miguel,

    I will try your suggestion. Meanwhile, I found a workaround

    for my immediate need: I can select "Create Redline Status WS"

    menu command and it will open the worksheet if it exists in

    the resource browser.

    Thank You

  7. I would like to find out if there is a vs command to open a specified

    worksheet. I had no success with the current VS functions reference for such a task.

    Specifically, I want to create a simple vs that will open

    the Redlines Status Report worksheet.

    Thank you,


  8. Excellent guys...it works! my first VS :), can we take it a step further, to make it a true toggle, how do I make it switch the constraints on again?

    I recall this option from a recent experience setting up some

    simple scripts via the Tools/Custom Tool Attribute menu command.

    Select your snap options, go to Tools/Custom Tool Attribute...

    and select only the "smart cursor setting" option, click OK

    and the script will be created. BTW, I tested the snap options

    scripts and it works on my VW 2009 SP5 version.

    You can do this step for any snap configuration you want;

    thereafter you can copy the script (via the resource browser)

    , create a menu command and assign it a keyboard shortcut

    in the workspace editor.

  9. I am researching the availability of a vs that would do the following:

    Copy object(s) to Paste (this step is performed pre vs execution)

    Execute vs

    1. VS Brings up a dialog window with available design and sheet layers

    2. User selects layer(s) on to which the object(s) to be pasted in place

    3. Click "OK"

    4. Layer visibility set to "Active Only", the script activates each selected layer

    in turn and pastes in place initially copied object(s)

    Note: I plan to paste object(s) on layers with the same scale hence

    no scaling is necessary.

    The purpose of this script for my self is to speed up the placement of

    title blocks with or without border on intended design or sheet layers.

    It is easier to setup a title block and border on one layer and then copy

    and paste in place on the rest of needed layers, then edit the title block

    information via the a worksheet with the added two way editing in 2008

    ability. As a TB location reference I can use =L for layer record while

    editing the information at worksheet.

    I acknowledge that I am not a vs oriented and I am inquiring if someone

    has such a vs that would like to share.


    George Cocea

  10. Well, I thought of a work around, that is to do the redlines on sheet layers

    only, not in viewport annotations nor on design layers. This will eliminate the layer annotation that the redline pio offers when created however I can input the redline reference information my self. As far as projects with no sheet layers setup,

    hope that future upgrades will provide the option.

    Pat, thank you for digging into the flexibility to list redline pio records as needed.


  11. I would like to find out if there is a way for the redline pio worksheet status

    to list the instance of the pio once and not count the pios in other

    viewports. I understand that the duplication of record behavior works

    as designed for the benefit of other futures. I tried turning off the "Relines"

    class in all vieports and saved views but it did not yield the result I am looking for.

    I appreciate any input about this subject.



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