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  1. Yea, me too. I'm already pushing VW to the limit so Rosetta or virtualization are not appealing options for very long. It was a rough transition the first go around for some software. I am however excited at the potential performance improvements this could bring.
  2. If you're looking for a cloud based RFI solution then PlanGrind is better for you assuming that you're looking for something more than just marking up a PDF. Revu and PlanGrid are quite different. I find it hard to compare them. I use Revu as my default PDF application and have used PlanGrid on various projects as part of the entire project teams effort. Using one does not preclude using the other. For example I would still use Revu as my PDF application even if I had PlanGrid. Revu is really just a PDF markup application with some nice purpose built features for the architectural and engineering industry. PlanGrid is a whole ecosystem built around drawings and other documents that is highly integrated with workflows for RFis, submittals, Punch Lists, task management etc. The pricing structure is different too. PlanGrid gets quite expensive with it's monthly fee vs the one time cost of Revu. Both are great for what they are but I wouldn't compare them.
  3. I'm not confident this is going to be what it would need to be. Cloud based apps are fine as long as they do not always need the cloud. As long as there is a desktop companion application that can be used when you don't have a connection then it's fine but otherwise I find it useless.
  4. Basically what I'm looking to do is populate the location field in my symbol record with the name of the space or polygon the symbol is located within. I would like to be able to move my symbols around and have their location automatically update. The criteria you mention works the opposite way where you have to know the name of the object and it gives you what symbols are within it.
  5. Does anyone know if there is a worksheet function by which I can find the name of a named object where a symbol is physically within it's boundaries? So if I have a symbol within the boundaries of a space object, I want to pull the name of that space object onto a worksheet that lists the symbols. I know there is a criteria that allows you to list the symbols that are within a specific named object like a space but I want to go the other way and find the name of that object the symbols are within. I hope that makes sense. Thanks, Greg
  6. Thanks Pat. I was able to figure it out and made my first four scripts using similar concepts! Greg
  7. Robert's post is great. Thanks for pointing that out. Your code does compile, thanks. I will dive into the help files to see what I need to add to do the pen settings. I appreciate your help. Greg
  8. Thanks Pat. I was hoping for that answer. At least it's possible. I've been trying to read up on VS to understand how to do this but there's a bit of learning curve. I tried your code and I get an error in the first line: Line #1: H1:=FSymDef; | { Error: Identifier not declared. } Greg
  9. Do any of you scripting gurus know if it is possible to make VW edit every symbol in a drawing and change the pen or fill setting of the symbols components? Greg
  10. Is there still not a way to do this without writing some VS?
  11. Does anyone know if it is possible to set a text fill for the position name or any part of the position summery for that matter?
  12. I thought I would update this old post of mine as I have a workaround that has solved this issue for me. The original problem of the plotter auto flipping the drawing was a result of trying to use an "oversize" or "super" page size. For example, if you select the normal 24"x36" or D size page in your page setup, the VW page size is actually 22"x34" and your plotter margins are added to that. As you go up in page size, this wasted space gets larger. An E size page will have a VW page size of 34"x44". I find that to be a lot of wasted space. The HP 500 is capable of printing with margins of .2 and .67. I personally make my margins .5 and .67 which should be plenty for any other plotter to print my drawings. The workaround is simple. You need only make a custom page size with the dimensions flipped. If you want a 24"x36" or D size page, you make a custom page size with the dimensions of 36"x24" (width x height). Leave your margins at the default for the plotter or if you change them, make sure the Top and Bottom margins are the larger ones. This tricks the plotter into thinking you are printing in portrait. Your portrait and landscape settings will therefore be reversed. That's it! This has worked every time for me regardless of the page size I use.
  13. Please please please make this happen. I find this such a limiting aspect of worksheets. We discussed this issue again in my user group meeting as one of the reasons people don't utilize worksheets more.
  14. I think I found a bug. Maybe someone can confirm for me. When trying to use the "Location" criteria in a worksheet, it only works with generic 2d polygons and not the Space Planning "Space" polygon. Basically it can recognize that symbols are NOT within a Space Planning "Space" but does not recognize them when they are inside this polygon which leads me to believe that this is a bug.

 

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