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As an Exhibit Designer, I have to draw a lot of rectangular Graphics and then keep track of them with Graphic numbers then coordinate with Graphic Designers who then might tweek the sizes slightly for any number of reasons. For years I've been drawing a square placing crossed lines on them to signify them as a graphic and then manually labeling them with a number, typing that number into a spreadsheet, and manually entering their dimensions. Over the years I have evolved so that I can attach a record to a 3D modeled graphic itself from which I can create a schedule this streamlines the process. What I would really like to do is to have a Parametric tool where I could click and drag a rectangle on a working plane and then enter the Graphic Number, the thickness, and if necessary, enter a new width and hight and have the symbol dimensions respond. I've tried doing this with a scaled symbol (making a 1x1 graphic then scaling it, but I really would like to be able to change the dims without manually entering it also I'v found relying on scaling symbols creates instabilities) Since it is such a simple shape, I would think that it would be straightforward enough. Any Ideas? I would also like to tag items which are embeded in Symbols. Looking at the forum, it appears that this isn't something that can be done. (FYI, you can do this in SketchUp) I have also been running into a problem that "height and width Appear to change depending on the view you are in when you recalculate the field. is there a way arround this? Graphic Test.vwx
Hi all, I am trying to create a very simple 2-D Door Jamb (see PDF attached for visual cue) which I want to use for a Door Marionette that I created. And I have tried for hours with different nodes to get the result I need but it is not working. So I ask, if my starting approach is the correct / efficient method or is there a better one that I may have not considered? 2-D Door Jamb - Values and Parametrics The 'bold black' shape is created by individual lines with fixed points which I want to be temporary as highlighted in red. Those are values I want the user to input. I.E. if the wall thickness (a) is 200mm, then Door Thickness line will change to accomodate the change in wall thickness(b). Also, I want there to be a fixed length of 45mm highlighted in blue, which will then give the door thickness (b) distance. Makes sense? To make it more complicated, I want the option to add a constraint of the wall thickness (a) value, so it does not go lower than 60mm. I hope I am making sense with the diagram below. I have tried various methods to 'Get Distance', 'Find Points in Polygon' but I just dont seem to understand how to draw the polygon shape and also add the constraints. 20200205163000.pdf
I don´t know if this already exists, but when im trying to extend a parametric symbol i have to 1.- i have to go ruler, 2.- take the size 3.-click on the object 4.- then input into the info palette 5.- move the object to the position so i could be a lot easier to: 1.- click on the objetc 2.- click on the value you want to modify 3.- draw the value you want to modify on the direction you want not to modify position (if it is a length ask you for two points or ask you for 3 if it´s an angle) thanks a lot