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  1. Reports Records Database Worksheet Schedule

    Dear VW aficionados, could anyone please explain to me the difference between the below. Most likely I would understand a 'sketch or visualisation' to it better in comparison to reading the Help menu where I can't digest the content. --> Reports, Records, Databases, Worksheets & Schedules <-- Am getting utterly confused about these ;0)) Any input is appreciated. Cheers, Grethe
  2. Version 1.0.0


    This example shows, how to create a record format with fields from an external csv or text-tab file with marionette. This example maybe needs the following know how which is not automatically is handled by the script: 1. Save Text with excel, open office or any other application as separated text file or tab separated text file. 2. Setup the "import txt" node-popup with the needed text encoding. Try utf-8, Latin1, macLatin_2 or other encoding to handle umlauts or special character issues. 3. The Exmaple just checks the first line of the text-file and creates record fields from them 4. The path to the text-input in the attached example is related to the document path. Save first your Vectorworks document. Or use an absolute path input. 5. No warranty or charge for this script, play first on a new file or on the attached file. I whish you success with it
  3. Hello, I've been trying to create a construction budget template that I can use in different projects and I need a lookup function for cell referencing. Some time ago I tried to write a python script that could do this for me but I could not get the code to work because of some issues including my lack of knowledge in programing. Here's a link to the discussion about the script where I explain in more detail what this function should accomplish: In other spreadsheet programs I can use this function, in Excel there is the VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP functions, in google sheets as well. I could export information from VW and do my budgeting in other apps but I would really like to do all inside VW.
  4. Dear VW lovers, would anyone know if it is possible to export Renderworks Style Settings into a worksheet or excel spread sheet? I have multiple Renderworks Styles and currently I am creating screenshots and copy paste them into a file for comparison. This is a huge effort and I would love to have a faster and more convenient work around for this. Any input is much appreciated. Cheers, Grethe
  5. worksheet sort icons missing

    The worksheet sort icons do not appear for me in 2018. "To sort or summarize a group of database sub-rows: If the database header rows are not displayed, select View > Database Headers from the Worksheet menu. Select the header row of the group of sub-rows to sort or summarize; the header row has a diamond next to its number. The three icons above the left end of the column header cells become available." Nope. They don't become available. I've just exported my file back to 2016, and it works. Feeling like I wasted my money on the "upgrade".
  6. I wish the worksheet functions be would be updated to include proper tools for pulling data from 3d geometry objects (basic dimensions like delta X, delta Y, delta Z, bounding box points, radii of spheres & cylinders etc.). The worksheet functions are outdated and clearly designed for a workflow of primarily 2d objects. This thread shows some of the shortcomings - The data should be able to be calculated regardless of the current view orientation (eg. you shouldn't have to switch to Top/Plan to have it work). Thanks, Kevin
  7. it would be extremely useful to be able to control upper lower case inside the worksheet. I frequently copy paste product specific information into various schedules and it is never formatted to match my spreadsheet. The workaround is to first past into standard text box, change it then select all cut and paste into worksheet - a bit of work.
  8. Hi, i tried to create a worksheet of the revision data of all title block borders of a document. However there is neither created a sheet layer which contains this worksheet nor a worksheet. I don't understand why, might be a bug in the title block border, issue manager? I actually am working with a german Vectorworks 2018 - SP2. Thanks in advance for your help. Regards, Matteo PK2016-v2018.zip
  9. It would be nice to be able to have different presentation of a same worksheet. For exemple I have a very big worksheet with lot of information. I need different presentation to show to different persons (like hiding some columns in one presentation and not in the other). Currently we are doing that with viewports that crops the part we do not want to show.... but is it a bit annoying the way we do that. It would be much better if we could simply have many instance of the worksheet and "hide" the columns (what we can currently do by giving the colums a width of zero) so the the "hidding" occurs only in that instance of the worksheet instead of reflecting into all of them...
  10. It would be really nice to be able to use the eyedropper tool within a worksheet so to be able to reapply similar formats from on cell to another quickly
  11. Worsheet Won't Summarize

    I've got a problem here that I can't figure out. It seems that I cannot "summarize" columns in my takeoff worksheet. Having ver. 2018, in the database row I should be able to select a column header and press the arrow key to the right and the dialog box pops up. If I select sum values the column should compress and show an overall value. It just won't do it. Bug? You will see in the pick that under column D I have an ascending symbol a plus sign and a 1 in that little box yet the columns below do not sum up.
  12. We have a new issue, never encountered prior to VW2018. Currently we are having difficulty with Plant plug-in object visibilities...I've attached 2 screenshot videos (no narration, sorry) that show what we are encountering, but I will do my best to explain. We have (8) different classes we use to control the internal visibilities of our Plant objects. Currently, these classes are not responding to simple on/off/gray controls unless you go into each plant individually, after changing the visibilities, and then exiting the plant. Then and only then do they look correct. To make things worse, this error is compounded by the fact that as soon as one database worksheet plant schedule is recalculated, all of the active visibilities and buggy visibilities revert to a pre-altered state. I know this isn't the most clear description and I hope the screen captures do it more justice. Ultimately we need this fixed ASAP. This is a bad bug that affects our ability to produce any documents. Plant_Symbol_VW2018_Bugs.mp4 VW2018 Plant Bug 2.mp4
  13. Worksheet Database Row Calculations

    I have a worksheet with database rows showing areas and occupant load factors from space objects. I would like to do a calculation of the occupant load based on the values of these two fields (area/occupant load factor). I understand that calculations in database fields may only be possible using scripting. Does anyone know how this might be accomplished? I've seen a file with a scripted calculation using one parameter, but not two, although I cannot seem to be able to make one parameter work.
  14. Is it possible to use conditional formatting on worksheets? Example 1: If a cell in a line meets a certain criteria I want the line to be highlighted blue Example 2: If a Boolean value is true, I want the text to be bold Example 3: If a record format number value exceeds a specific set amount, it is highlighted in red
  15. I am trying to create a worksheet with multiple formulas in it. For this I need to be able to search different criteria in each column. The type is spaces. What is the order of the text I need to input into the cell to pick up with the criteria would do in a database row? I have looked through all of the following places and it is not very clear to a novice. http://developer.vectorworks.net/index.php/VS:Function_Reference_Appendix#attrCrit http://developer.vectorworks.net/index.php/VS:Search_Criteria#Search_Criteria_Format http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2016/eng/VW2016_Guide/Worksheets/Worksheet_Functions.htm Thanks!
  16. Window Style in Worksheets

    Anyone know how to pull out the window style being used for a window in a worksheet?
  17. I don't think it is possible, but I thought I would ask anyway. Is there a way to format text as a hyperlink within a worksheet in VW?
  18. Adding a row in a Report

    Hi there, I am wondering if someone can help me figure out how to add a row in a report. In the attached image, I have a report using the space tool to show the space name and area. I'd like to either: 1. Add a row between 1.2 and 1.3 in order to add a sum of the Total (E) Area, and then add maybe a blank row below to separate from the (N) areas. -or- 2. Make the space labels different somehow based on whether they are (E) or (N). So when I pull a report, I could call up only the (E) or the (N), rather than both. Are either of these possible, or one easier/quicker than the other? Does anyone have any recommmendations for setting up building areas/spaces in worksheets? I am trying to set this up so that it can be used in our office template.
  19. Hello, I have a worksheet that functions as a "Sheet Index" and I'm trying to simplify the criteria that shows the active sheets. Presently my sheets have a numbering system that places an "X-number" and when I ready to have them show up on the Index, I change the X-number to a letter different than X. The only way I have been able to make the sheets no so the I recalculate is to add the criteria (Layer/is not/X-and the exact number) for each sheet. I Would like to be able to specify all the "X-" and have them not show with a single criteria. I have tried Name, Field value etc.. but haven't figured out how to make this work. I'm asking this because for some reason the edit criteria dialog window will no longer let me keep doing this. It's seems to have a reached a limit to the number of criteria of 25, because if I try doing this for some additional sheets I have recently added the function no longer continues to work. Thanks in advance
  20. I've use a lot of concrete stairs and there is no way to obtain the volume, m3 or cubic feet, of a stair, other than rebuild the stair using extrudes or converting to a generic solid and using the 3D properties, but you canont put that data on a worksheet, and in the process you destroy the parametric the stair, and if you change the model you have to redo the stairs, all of them.
  21. Version 1.0.0


    More powerful, than a database or text application. A Vectorworks integrated label-script-example with Marionette. The attached example shows how to import address data from a worksheet (could be other data and sources) and additionally places symbol beside the address. The power of Vectorworks and Marionette allows us to put everything you like dynamically on that labels. As example sort by male and female names (if possibly :-) and generate a individual pictures. Just infinite possibilities.
  22. I would like the ability to add multiple rows in a worksheet not limited by the number of selected rows, or limited by dragging the bottom right handle of the ws. Currently if I want to add 7 rows in the center or a 4 row ws I need to: select rows 3&4 >insert rows, select rows 3-6 >Insert Rows select any single row from 2 to 7>Insert rows. I would like Insert Rows>selection or count?>7 enter.
  23. We are often tasked with quantifying elements in our drawings and dividing these quantities up along different sections of the design. To provide an example, the following screenshot shows an excel spreadsheet being used to track quantities across 9 medians in this case. Each row is a separate line item that we need to provide quantities for and each column to the right, a separate median. Also note that each row is potentially a different unit. It would be great if Vectorworks' worksheets had the capability to do something similar using database headers. I know it is possible by writing individual formulas in cells of a spreadsheet, but that gets cumbersome and potentially creates errors as classes modify and things shift throughout a project. Its a lot to keep track of. I also know that this could be managed by a record with separate fields for each of the medians' quantities, but again, that would have to updated each time the drawing shape changes since there is no way to link a shapes properties (i.e. area, volume, length, etc.) to a record value. We can easily separate quantities using design layers, polygon location references, records, etc, so what I am imagining is a general database header formula...L='Demo' in this example. Then in columns I could use the =C formula to summarize rows based on classes (essentially the line items from the example) above, Use the formula =AREA(LOC='MEDIAN 1'), =AREA(LOC='MEDIAN 2'), =AREA(LOC='MEDIAN 3'), etc. for all of the columns calculating quantities. I don't really have a great way of separating the units (=area, =length, =volume, etc.) though, so I would have to create a database header for each different quantity (which can screw up the order)
  24. I have created a 3d chair just by extracting multiple basic shapes. And i cannot find a way to extract volume for that. Can anyone suggest a way
  25. Hello, I have a room finish schedule set up with the finishes of North, East etc... Now I need the schedule to give me a surface area of each of these walls for take-offs. What Criteria / formula do I need to input in order get this read out? I'd also like to display the Gross Height of the spaces. I've tried everything I can think of. Help! Thanks!


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