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  1. GetSymRot(ghParm) and IsObjectFlipped(ghParm) need to be used in combination to get the flip status. I doubt whether you can find something that will flip a symbol however.
  2. To date I have only ever read this value and never tried to write to it. That said, this seems to work for toggling the setting on or off using Vectorscript: SetPref(544, NOT GetPref(544)); Perhaps someone else with Python knowledge can spot something in your script.
  3. Anyone have a lazy script that will convert an upper case string to title caps or even just lower case? Just trying to avoid reinventing the wheel. TIA, Julian
  4. In my experience, user input interruptions in Vectorscript are very very limited and often unreliable, and I suspect it would be the same in Python. You really need to go to the SDK for things like this.
  5. While is seems logical to try and emulate how you work with the mouse to select objects then edit them in some way, if you want to get into scripting then you'll find it much easier to work with handles. And the single most useful call for this is ForEachObject(), because it uses criteria to choose what gets processed. This can be object type, class, layer, colour, selection state, etc. Using FEO would look something like this: Procedure T; VAR grNewLen : REAL; Procedure DoIt(h1 : HANDLE); VAR rCenterX, rCenterY : REAL; rScaleFactor : REAL; rExistLen : REAL; BEGIN HCenter(h1, rCenterX, rCenterY); rExistLen := HLength(h1); rScaleFactor := (rExistLen + grNewLen) / rExistLen; HScale2D(h1, rCenterX, rCenterY, rScaleFactor, rScaleFactor, False); END; BEGIN { main } grNewLen := RealDialog('New Length?', '2'); IF NOT DidCancel THEN ForEachObject(DoIt, (T = Line)); Redraw; END; Run(T);
  6. Pat is right. Scaling the line using HScale2D is the way to go and it is easy enough: Procedure T; VAR h1 : HANDLE; rCenterX, rCenterY : REAL; rScaleFactor : REAL; rExistLen, rNewLen : REAL; BEGIN h1 := FSActLayer; HCenter(h1, rCenterX, rCenterY); rExistLen := HLength(h1); rNewLen := RealDialog('New Length?', Concat(rExistLen)); rScaleFactor := rNewLen / rExistLen; HScale2D(h1, rCenterX, rCenterY, rScaleFactor, rScaleFactor, False); Redraw; END; Run(T);
  7. Yes, in an old PIO. It still works in 2020. Here is the code: Function GetColourIndex(CurrentIndex : INTEGER) : INTEGER; VAR DialogID, DlogResult : INTEGER; Function Define_Dialog: INTEGER; VAR dialogID : INTEGER; BEGIN dialogID := CreateLayout('Choose Colour', False, 'OK', 'Cancel'); CreateGroupBox(dialogID, 4, '', False); CreateControl(dialogID, 5, 2,'',0); SetFirstLayoutItem(dialogID, 4); SetBelowItem(dialogID, 4, 5, 5, 0); Define_Dialog := dialogID; END; Procedure Drive_Dialog(VAR item:LONGINT; data:LONGINT); VAR red, green, blue : LONGINT; BEGIN CASE item OF SetupDialogC: BEGIN ColorIndexToRGB(CurrentIndex, red, green, blue); SetColorButton(DialogID, 5, red, green, blue); END; 1: BEGIN GetColorButton(DialogID, 5, red, green, blue); RGBToColorIndex(red, green, blue, GetColourIndex); END; 2: GetColourIndex := CurrentIndex; END; END; BEGIN DialogID := Define_Dialog; IF VerifyLayout(DialogID) THEN DlogResult := RunLayoutDialog(DialogID, Drive_Dialog); END;
  8. There is no official way to do it, however if you used CreateImageControl2() to insert the image as the first item in the dialog, you could probably then use SetBelowItem() with a large negative Y value to place the next item over the image and subsequent items below that. You will need to create a VWR file to store the image, which is simply a zip file of the image or images (without a parent folder), which you then just change the file suffix from .zip to .vwr. If your zip/vwr file was called MyImages.vwr, and the image in there was called image1.png (use png images), then the call to place the image would be something like this: CreateImageControl2 (Dialog1, ItemID, 500, 400, 'MyImages/image1.png'); The VWR file lives in the Plug-ins folder and 500/400 is the pixel size you want the image to appear in the dialog. Just make sure to preserve the image proportions. For example, this would work if the actual image was 1000 x 800 pixels, or 1500 x 1200, etc.
  9. Thanks a lot Pat and Ray. I cobbled something together from what you sent.
  10. Anyone have a script handy that will export a list containing sheet layer names and numbers? TIA.
  11. I guess the first question is why does your PIO need to reset when the zoom level changes? Generally this should not be necessary. Ignoring that for the moment, if this were possible it could only work in an event enabled PIO using SetObjPropVS(). I don't have the full list at hand, but this is the function that allows PIOs to reset if there are layer scale or layer elevation changes, for example.
  12. I don't recall a script, but you can just select all the sheets in the Nav palette, right click, choose Edit, then change the DPI there. Only takes a few seconds.
  13. This works for me: Procedure T; VAR BeamHandle : HANDLE; BEGIN BeamHandle:=CreateCustomObjectN('Wide Flange - 3D',0,0,0,FALSE); SetRField(BeamHandle,'Wide Flange - 3D','__series_2', 'AISC (Metric)'); SetRField(BeamHandle,'Wide Flange - 3D','__size_2', 'W200 x 22.3'); SetRField(BeamHandle,'Wide Flange - 3D','Length', '3000mm'); SetRField(BeamHandle,'Wide Flange - 3D','__current_series', '2'); SetRField(BeamHandle,'Wide Flange - 3D','__current_size_2', 'W200 x 22.3'); Set3DRot(BeamHandle,0,45,0,0,0); ResetObject(BeamHandle); END; Run(T);
  14. This will at least explode the object for you: SymbolToGroup(FSActLayer, 1);
  15. Thanks Josh. I worked out another way to achieve the end goal.
  16. Anyone know if there is a way to delete or replace a record field from an existing record using VS? Thanks!
  17. Untested, but something like this should work... Procedure CheckSymbolExists; VAR gsSymNameCurrent : STRING; Function DoIt(h1 : HANDLE) : BOOLEAN; VAR sSymNameExist : STRING; BEGIN IF (h1 <> Nil) & (GetType(h1) = 16) THEN BEGIN sSymNameExist := GetSDName(h1); IF sSymNameExist = gsSymNameCurrent THEN SysBeep; END; END; BEGIN gsSymNameCurrent := StrDialog('Symbol name to search for:', ''); ForEachObjectInList(DoIt, 0, 2, FSymDef); END; Run(CheckSymbolExists);
  18. It sometimes behaves like this Pat but I just tolerate the quirkiness and restart VW, Edit/Exit the WS Editor, etc. until it works. Typical of VS though. You steam along making great progress then something like this of another odd result stops you in your tracks.
  19. Draw a rectangle on any sheet layer, that is just a bit bigger than the page size. Give it a unique name like 'Custom-Select-Rect'. Run the script below and substitute your PIO name for My PIO Name. ForEachObject(SetSelect, ((LOC='Custom-Select-Rect') & (PON='My PIO Name'))); This will select the objects on ALL sheet layers.
  20. Yes once a PIO is event enabled, then everything must be dealt with in the correct event. I'm pretty sure there are some sample event based PIOs floating around or in the SDK.
  21. The duplicates are likely being placed relative to the internal origin.. Try making sure the symbols are being inserted in Event = 3. Otherwise they can be outside the PIO container.
  22. I think you would need to use GetSymbolOptionsN() then SetSymbolOptionsN(), loading the latter with the values from the former, except for the symbol name.
  23. A1. Layer stacking order. A2. Don't know.


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