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  1. Dear fellow VW enthusiasts! I made my own lighting instrument. It is a 2D and 3D symbol, with a default lable ledgend. I also attached lighting records to it. I can put them in my drawing and everything seems ok, i Even simplified the 3D object to the absolute minimum to keep it simple. When I try to duplicate 16 of them along a path VW2020 just shuts down. I tried duplicating just 1 symbol and that works, then I try a few more and no chance. Vectorworks doesnt even think about it. Just shuts down. Im using vw2020 and im on Mojave (Mac). How can I try to find out whats wrong? EDIT: Ive just tried inserting a default symbol from the VW2020 library. Same issue. What can it be? Is Catalina a better match with VW2020 than Mojave? Magnus
  2. I am trying to group together several similar items (each in a different class) into one group inside of a symbol. This group is intended to be in a parent class that would then control the visibility of the entire group. However, after grouping the items in the symbol and placing it the desired class, when I exit the symbol, the items come un-grouped. When I reenter the symbol edit, sure enough, they are all ungrouped. Any ideas?
  3. Hi, it seems that the following workflow destroys the Undo-Stack: 1. Import symbol into current document (either by SDK or by using the Resource Manager - select import from symbols context menu) 2. Press Undo 3. Press Redo -> Won't work (Minor alert: "No undo history") Is this a known bug or are we missing something here?
  4. Hello guys, Do you know a way to change/edit/add different styles to Stake objects? Specifically, I would like to modify the circle cross style so the circle would be partially filled with color. Thanks in advance!
  5. Hi, I'm creating interior elevation viewports of some rooms in my project, after creating them if I move the section lines to make them longer or shorter (nothing happens moving them in the other direction) to include walls in the section the viewport loses the capacity to display 2D components of the symbols I inserted. It seems to lose the "normal to the camera" position even if I carefully move the snaps (it is not possible to rotate the section line anyway). I think it happens because my walls are all rotated; I tried to do the same with aligned walls and there's no problem. Even if I work in rotated top plan mode the problem still shows. Do you maybe have any suggestions? I cannot rotate all the drawing to align the walls with the UCS. By now I am creating interior elevation viewports without the walls, but I'd prefer to have them, for a more complete drawing. Thank you very much Martina
  6. For the "Replace with Symbol" convert option, have the drop down remember and automatically select the last symbol used here, just like when you "Replace" a symbol within Object Info palette. Also, have an option to retain the selection after the conversion. Thanks.
  7. We have a few page-based symbols we created in previous version (VW2018) and have since converted to VW2019. The symbols don't appear in 'Sheet Layer' view, nor can we see it inside 'viewport annotation'. But they appear when we print the sheet. Frustrating.
  8. Hello experts, I have developed a plugin object that takes advantage of a particular symbol to get from it the polyline it contains. If I copy / paste this object on another drawing, the symbol is not copied, because it is not actually drawn in the object, it is just used to get the polyline. Is there a way to embed the symbol inside the object without the need to draw it? Thank you for any help.
  9. It would be great if we got the option to attach a record to a symbol with the possibilty to distribute the edited information in record to all other symbols with the same name. At the moment the only way to change the information in the record and distribute it to all the symbols is through a worksheet. This is not ideal, because 90% of the time you don't have the worksheet open or ready when you are editing info in the data tab of the OIP
  10. Hello, When I make an object a 2D symbol, the hatch I have it filled with is not visible unless I am editing the symbol. When I click out of the edit mode, the hatch reads as a white fill. What is happening here? It just started doing it. I have VW 2018. Thanks, Brittany
  11. Hello, I am kind of new on Python but not on Vectorworks. I have a custom symbol that contains 2 text labels: one contains a number like "2,43", the other is always the same text not attached to the database. I need to get read that "2,43" and later do the contrary: be able to write into the field in the symbol another number. some ideas?
  12. Hello all .... I realize this is something I should have figured out a long time ago -- however .... The Spotlight tools are chocolate-- ie - insert a projector, speaker, array, etc .. The Spotlight libraries are peanut butter - ie. L'acoustics, Panasonic, etc ... How to I make a Reese's ?? (insert the library symbol into the plugin tool?) thanks e
  13. How come if I use the the "AutoHybrid" I lose all ability to use the PIO data? Catch-22 - Can't make an AutoHyrbrid of a Symbol and keep the data - Can't make an AutoHybrid of a Group to make a symbol with data am I missing something?
  14. I have inserted some Elation Platinum Spot 15R Pros into my lighting plot. They render just fine on the plot and in 3D, however when I switch a sheet layer with a viewport of the plot, they do not show. In fact, colour scrollers and other accessories aren't showing either in viewports. The symbol is being recognized, as I can hover over a dotted circular outline where it should be, but nothing is showing: What might be causing this?
  15. How to change insertion point for a symbol? for a 2D, 3D and hybrid symbol.
  16. I would love to see the Replace With Symbol… command offer the option to keep the user input scale. Right now, when I replace a symbol who's scale I have modified, it reverts to none. This is an action I perform all the time, and having the symbols revert to none forces me to re-scale everything, more than doubling the amount of time the operation should take. Also related, let's combine Replace... & Replace With Symbol... Perhaps there is a reason for two seperate commands, but I have yet to figure out what that is. Combining those, and expanding the dialog to allow all the various options (class, record format, etc.), as well as full access to the resources browser would be fantastic.
  17. Anyone have one? Tight deadline and haven't had great luck with timely responses from them. https://www.atomicdesign.tv/rental/category/backdrops/diamond/ Thank you in advance!
  18. So I'm designing a curtain wall that spans 2 floors and each have windows in them on 2 separate floors. Is it ok to design the symbol as one plug in object as if it were a window spanning two floors or am I building this wrong altogether. It seemed easier to just design it as one piece rather than design 2 separate systems that are slightly different one from the other. Will I run into problems down the line when making my window schedule? When I used to draw it in 2D, the whole curtain wall system would be under a single "window type" that would be considered as one curtain wall with casements where indicated. Maybe I'm overthinking this but I would love to get some feedback as to how some of you would handle designing a simple two story "storefront" system". Thanks
  19. Hey There, after a few days of learning Marionette I started creating some small Objects I've always missed in VW. Right now i started creating a small Tool that places a Hybrid height signature wich labels itself because I really hate my Multistamp workaround. This is just a first function test so be patient It places a Hybrid Symbol and moves it on the z-axis and labels it with the value used to move it. I would like to scale text size and symbol size with one parameter by I don't know how to scale the symbol. I thought about transforming the symbol into a group and then scale it or might there be a direkt way like the rotation angle accessible with the BIM-Node "Symbol"? Cheers!
  20. Is it possible to change the colour of an object within a symbol depending on the value of an attached record format value. Example: If "Single phase" is selected in the attached record format data, part of the symbol will be highlighted blue, but it it is changed to "three phase" it the assigned object in the symbol is changed to red.... Similar to "link text to record"... but not with text.
  21. HI all, Trying to find a decent 2d/3d symbol for a 19' Scissor lift and a single manliest - anyone have an assist Thanks Ethan
  22. I once had a great library of 2D Top view people - was great with men / woman and superhero (Hulk and Clark!) Wondering if any one remembers where that was? I wish VectorWorks had a better library of figures. This is one are I feel that is lagging for VectorWorks all around. One of these days I hope that one of us gets it together and creates a repository !
  23. Hello everyone, I am using a Symbol to define a feature in a Volume which repeats itself X number of times, this Symbol is being used inside different Symbols repeatedly. The Problem is the Symbol won't refresh unless i go inside of each sybol, only then it will refresh. Is there a way to have all Symbol instances refresh without having to go into-and out of each Symbol? Thank you!
  24. I was working on a symbol and wanted to use the 'set working plane' tool. I am able to set the working plane inside the symbol, but not able to use the 'look at working plane' button. This only happens when I'm on a sheet layer and open the symbol from the resource browser. Is there a specific reason this is not possible?
  25. I'm creating symbols and choosing the Insert as Group option. Text displaying symbol name in Resource Manager is black. Older symbol from Favorites inserts as group (expected). Text is black for that one, too. Shouldn't these have blue text in the Resource Manager? Even the tip box at bottom of Create Symbol dialog indicates that the Insert as Group option causes the blue theme in Resource Manager list. These symbols do appear in the blue theme if accessed from the list via Symbol Insertion Tool pref >Select a Symbol Definition. These symbols do have a tiny blue marker in the Replace Symbol list, but not blue name text or thumbnail border. But icons and text is black in the Resource Manager. v2017 example attached. In the file, open the Resource Manager, note the symbol named "Symbol as Group - Test". No blue. Place an instance on the drawing by dragging from the Resource Manager list. It manifests as a group, as expected. Enable the Place Symbol tool and click the Select a Symbol Definition button to open the symbol list (similar to the Resource Manager). The symbol displays with blue theme. -B BlueSymbolTest.vwx

 

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