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  1. And the ability to assign layer folder access permissions on project files- eg. anyone from the Video company/department can add/change/delete within their own folder but none others
  2. As long as one sheet could live in multiple folders. There are also a lot of other details that one saves with a saved set that would be better managed via the method used in "Organization" than the publish procedure.
  3. I'm not saying things can't be done. I saying that, it can be smoother, easier and behave more like the rest of the program. And as I understand it, I'm doing 11 "Batches", but I want to set them up to all go successively. Some batches have DWGs and PDFs loose, some are PDF packets that need to be manually named as they are being published. For an example I may have a weekly publish that looks like this: PDF all plates loose for Producer. PDF all Rigging plates in one packet. Same for Lighting. PDF and DWG certain Sheet Layers for Audio. PDF Packet of only the Guest experience for the End Client. PDF All technical plates and export Design Layers DWG for Scenic. Then back-save VWX with all certain references pulled in and some left out for Video. Staging, HVAC, Operations, Cameras, Brand Ambassadors, F&B, Talent Load-in-Load-out, TPA, Tents etc etc etc. Everyone has their own needs. Each week's updates can take half a day to set up and process each week. If when a draftsman makes a new Sheet in our Project file, if they could right then and there add it to whichever Sets it belongs in: say it is a plate about a jib platform, they could add it right away into Sets: Cameras, Scenic, Seat-Kills, Video etc., it would be huge.
  4. I have a varying 30-80 plate project file. Each week I have to update, re-save and publish 11 different sets. Step 1 check all new&altered plates and note to +/- them to whatever sets. Step 2 take previous week's set, update it compared to list, save, publish. If they are lose pages label each by sheet per selected setting options. If multiple pages, name the packets to match the name of the saved set. Do this again 10 times. If any sheets have special render views, this process takes 1-2 hr and requires my attention. I can't imagine having to deal with this for an entire building, it would be a full time job. Wish: A saved set could be managed like a viewport in Organization. Under Visibilities radio button (with better name) turn on or off the Sheet Layers you want showing, drag to change order. Under Details radio button chose format, PDF or otherwise, set the same publish settings. If they are lose pages label each by sheet, per selected setting options, PDF into a dated folder (format selectable I use YYMMDD but others don't). If multiple pages, name the packets to match the name of the saved set with auto-date-add option. Then when I publish, allow me to queue several Sets up and walk away. A more detailed progress box, "publishing page # of total # of this set, this many sets and this many pages left to go" would be a huge help. At the end, an optional report "Each set took this length of time, this page# from this set took longer than the others long (so you know if there is one you want to fix). Please!
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    Title Block Border Style options greyed out

    Option 2 is the situation. Thank you for reminding me to look there, I didn't expect it to be set for that. Turns out they drew in a border instead of letting VWX do it. It may have something to do with the fact that the company I'm working for wants the border inside the of the Titleblock, but no border surrounding the TB. It should be an easy fix now to uncheck that and try to create the aesthetic they want with margins. Thanks.
  6. I'm Admin-ing a Project file, and something has changed with my Sheet Borders. I am using the same Style for all sheet borders. Now, while the border is set to fit to page, it isn't actually doing it for different page sizes. When I go into the Style to fix it, my options are greyed. How do I restore my ability to control and edit this Sheet Border Style? Secondarily, why is it not auto-fitting to page anymore when I change page sizes, in the first place? Does it have something to do with the loci that have popped up on 2 corners the sheet border that I don't remember seeing before? thanks, Macbook Pro VWX2018 SP3
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    Replace symbol - keep data

    thank you ūüėÄ
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    Replace symbol - keep data

    Love for this attachment to be reattached in this new forum if possible, please.
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    Pull input from worksheet

    I can give you my working file. It has an 80% built marionette setup that i'm in the middle of, and a worksheet I want to pull from. There is also an example of an old version of a lineset schedule symbol I'm trying to replace the need for How do I get you a file?
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    Pull input from worksheet

    Oh, and it is essential that the column 2 data in the final object read out as a dimention feet'-inches" not as text (feet'inches") which is a problem i have sometimes with auto generated data, which may or may not be useful info for you.
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    Pull input from worksheet

    I'll usually be bringing the excel data into a worksheet, but if it is easier to pull from an external excel, than an internal worksheet I can do that happily. What I do now is, take a set of data, columns I am given by the show's TD: 1- Name of lineset number, like 2 or 21a 2- +Y Distance from 0, known as distance from Plaster Line 3- thickness of that piece, in other words, the y height of that piece with the +Y distance being center 4- and the mane of that set piece, like "Bob's Portal" I use that info to make a scale graphical depiction of the excel data in space. Some shows have 80 Linesets. It is TEDIOUS! I'm aiming to use Marrionette to make me something that... will take those 4 columns of data and make a box with the height from column 3, the y of that box's center from column 2, and read out column 1, then 4, then 2 within that box then repeat using the next row number indefinitely until the end of the worksheet (worksheets have end rows, excels have continuous rows, so maybe from a worksheet is better than from an excel) does that make sense?
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    Pull input from worksheet

    Every time I get a new lineset schedule in excel, I have to build one on my page. It doesn't seem available, but: can I tell Marionette to look for a worksheet to pull input from, and if so how? thanks.
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    Mass Class renaming

    Ajychau-you're my Hero!
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    Worksheet Rounding

    Thank you bcd!
  15. Still an issue, as a test I restarted VWX and built an extruded hexagon, tried to export an animation revolving around it, super simple, and even now got that same error. OSX 10.9.4 16GB memory 1600 MHz, VWX2014 SP4!

 

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