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  1. I would like to create a worksheet of all the Viewports in my drawing and most specifically what scale they are. Available criteria for viewports are limited. Is there a worksheet function I could use to achieve this? Many thanks. Mark
  2. Thanks to the excellent and informative 2017 Design Summit and the presentation by Eric Berg on worksheets I decided to try and modify one of my very dumb worksheets into something that can query referenced files and extract data not only from a parametric objects (a hardscape in the case) and an attached record (pavement). My issue or challenge is two fold. The worksheet criteria does show the desired number objects so long as I have (record - Hardscape) in the list of criteria. If I remove this it does not show the same quantity of objects with the other criteria (record - Pavement) even though the same 17 objects have "pavement" record attached. The second part to this is that I want the worksheet "database" to pull data from both the hardscape object and the additional record "pavement" in one materials schedule. I want to not only have the available info from the hardscape but additional information in the "pavement" record to populate the worksheet as shown. I have as shown the "pavement" record and the field that I'm looking for selected however it does not fill in this information. Am I missing something or am I trying to do something that isn't there yet. I do worry that the answer to this is to move to Project Sharing, which was also a very informative presentation by Rubina Siddiqui however we aren't there just yet. As a wish item, it would be great if you are using referenced viewport as a search option that a user would be able to find the object even though it is referenced.
  3. I 'd like to see more input space provided for leaders and trailers when formatting cells in worksheets. See pic. 7 is just not enough. That number can be up for debate.
  4. Is there a way to NOT see the Label Legend on an instrument when using the image function to display thumbnails of Lighting Instruments. (without turning off the label legend classes) Many thanks Mark
  5. Good afternoon Everyone, I'm having a real problem with calculating area summaries for the Property line plug in object. I've been trying a number functions additional to =('property line'.'area') in order to convert this string into a numeric value. I've tried =value, =area, =round, =num, =str2num, etc... and I can't for the life of me get it to work. Anyone had any similar problems - VW 2018 SP2 PS - I checked the VW forum records, there was a similar wishlist item, but for some reason =area function worked in that instance. Any help please? Thank you in advance!
  6. Hi, I use worksheets as a speedier way to enter data into title blocks, but sometimes my sheets exceed my screen size. It would be great to be able to freeze a column so that I can keep track of object IDs as I scroll horizontally, or freeze rows so I can keep track of my headings as I scroll vertically. Thanks,
  7. Hi There, Does anyone know if there's a way to turn classes off in a worksheet image? I create symbols to represent art objects for exhibition design, and I embed the 2D component of the hybrid symbols with a number for use on floor plans. This number has a different class than the image I would like to appear on the worksheet. Thanks for any help you can provide!
  8. Greetings, I am generating worksheets to quickly export lighting instrument information for paperwork and labelling purposes on my shows. I'm able to get almost everything I'm looking for in the proper format except for my fixture positions. Often it is helpful to get the X or Y coordinates of a lighting fixture relative to a center point on a truss for quick placement on site as load in is happening. Currently when I request the 'x location' or y location' values in the lighting reports set-ups I get a string of very long numbers that don't quite translate to any useful real world units (see attached screen shot and file). I know there has to be a way to edit the format of these units, but I cant seem to find it. Any information or thoughts would be awesome as my current work around is to tediously use the measuring tool to find my x & y positions unit by unit...very time-consuming. Note: I've tried changing units within my document preferences and it doesn't seem to effect the worksheet output Thanks! x-position tester.vwx
  9. In Jim's Knowledge Base list of window functions for worksheets I cannot find "Overall Window Area". Is there such a function to return the elevational area of the window? For now I use the obvious workaround :WindowWidth*WindowHeight. Before using this workaround I was using the function "Area" . This returns a value for each window in my database worksheet. But the value is larger, though not much, than Width*Height. I guess Area is too simplistic for using with the 3D Window object , being normally for 2D objects. PS I am finding VWX2016 a truly rewarding experience!
  10. Does anyone know how to get an area output for slabs in a 'slab data' worksheet?
  11. Hello, I am developing worksheets to give me take-offs for my zoning and code area requirements for permits. I am currently doing this through assigned zones in space labels which seems to tie everything together well. However, it is taking a long time to change the settings, class settings, label setting to the space labels in each new project. Is there a way to change and save the default space label settings so that this is already done? Thanks, Rebecca
  12. I'm just learning about Worksheets. It seems wall, door, window and slabs are all represented in the choices for possible functions, but not floors. Why is that? I've created a couple of floor objects and would like to create a worksheet with the names of the materials and sqft. How would this be done?
  13. I've been struggling with finding a way to use keynotes effectively in Vectorworks - and for us, one of the most essential aspects is the ability to revise keynotes as a project proceeds through the design process. Our office uses keynotes with a numbered prefix keyed to the CSI division format, and all keynotes have the same number throughout a project. We only place keynotes in a sheet legend if the keynote actually appears on a sheet, and keynotes may frequently appear on many different drawings - plans, elevations, sections. Attached is a sample file showing an alternate system for placing and reporting keynotes, based on a keynote record format attached to a custom symbol. The system uses worksheets on each sheet layer to report the keynotes on that sheet, and a separate 'master' worksheet to handle global editing of keynotes. Global editing is limited - text or reference fields may be edited, but editing the actual keynote number will break the link - the keynote number is providing the key link to the worksheet. I'd love to get feedback or suggestions that would improve this system. 170527 VW 2017 test.vwx
  14. Hi, I've found that the function ( =GetSpaceNameForObj ) is quite handy in schedules and worksheets. However, how does a door determine the space object it "belongs" to, when there are space objects on both sides of a wall? If I have a straight wall with a space object on both sides and I insert a door into the wall, the door "chooses" one of the space objects, based on something I can't figure out. If I manually move the border of one of the space objects away from the wall, the door object "notices" that only one space object is now adjacent to the door and the (=GetSpaceNameForObj) value changes to that one. To sum up, the door object picks one of the two spaces adjacent to a wall, based on something. The end result is that some of the doors might appear as to belonging to "room 1" and some to "room 2", even though they all open to the same direction and are inserted into the same wall. I remember that years ago when drawing with ADT the door object had a non-printing marker line that one could drag over a space object in order to assign the door to that particular space to avoid this issue. Is there some similar functionality in VW?
  15. As part of our running wish list requests of past, we have asked that the =IMAGE function in worksheets work better (see previous post links below, Item #4 in link 1). In v2017, the worksheet resolution feature was added to enhance this functionality, but it's only part of the solution. Upon experimenting with the new functionality, a problem still exists with the worksheet representation and 1:1 vector-based matching of the symbol in the drawing. The current version's symbols are very clear, but are a very light lineweight, appearing very faint compared to intentionally dark items in a drawing. We need a way for these visibilities to match, so that there is no mistaking the worksheet representation with the drawing representation.
  16. I`m trying to create a bill of materials for a table design. The idea was to create a worksheet to count all the symbols in the design (every part of the table is a symbol) and add a column to type a description for every symbol. But this doesnt seem to be possible. Is this correct? I want to add text in the blue part. If this is not possible: Probably attaching record is the way to go. Only me is told that i have to 'reload/replace' all the symbols on al the design layers to give it the record/info I attached to the symbol. Is there a way to attach the record to symbol and 'send' the information in it to all exciting symbols without replacing them? Thanks!
  17. As far as I can tell, NNA door & window objects do not include a record field that report the net vent area (WinDoor objects provide these), and doors don't have a field for net glazed area. Any tips on how to calculate / report these in a glazing / fenestration schedule? Thanks! Cheers, Markus
  18. I have several VAA titleblocks. All have one revision entries. Have used the VAA Revise Issue Print command to create a Document Transmittal as shown below. Not all revisions are showing up in the Transmittal. Any ideas why?
  19. I've been trying to get data from a worksheet by Python script. Here is the basic code: def FindTable(): hLayer = vs.GetParent( vs.FObject() ) vs.EnableDrawingWorksheetPalette(True, None) while hLayer != None: h = vs.FInLayer( hLayer ) while h != None: # worksheet? if vs.GetTypeN(h) == 56: rows, cols = vs.GetWSRowColumnCount(h) cellnum = vs.GetCellStr(h,1,1) vs.AlrtDialog( vs.Concat('Cell 1 ',cellnum,' Name: ',vs.GetName(h),' visible: ',vs.AreWorksheetGridLinesVisible(h),' rows=', rows, ' cols=', cols) ) h = vs.NextObj( h ) hLayer = vs.NextLayer( hLayer ) return 0 It doesn't work and returns 0 rows and columns. I guess "Worksheet container" type is not good and these APIs don't work but the cycle returns only handle with type 56 even without any 'if' condition. Maybe "Worksheet" type is what I'm looking for? types and IDs But how can I obtain it?
  20. I have made a symbol and attached a record. In this record I have made a field where you can give a length and a drop down menu that has 4 options. Now I want to make a worksheet that gives me the sum of the length fields with the specific option selected in the drop down menu. Can anyone help me? Worksheet_&_records.vwx
  21. I'm clearly out of my league here! I've looked around and done a little experimentation yet I am no where closer to finding a solution. I'm working on a project where I want to inventory symbols. In this worksheet I have created criteria that counts all the symbols and sums up the symbols with the same name giving me a count that is accurate. Here is the tricky part. I want to take the inventory of different symbols by name and add them together as well as multiply one particular symbol by two to give me a final total number of units. What am I missing or is this a functionality that doesn't exist?
  22. I have a worksheet which im wanting to show with an outline to the perimeter only. Have gone into the format cells dialog and unticked "inside". Then ticked "outside". In the review it appears how I want it to. As soon as I exit thou every cell has a border. What am I missing?
  23. I converted a previous file to 2017 and started editing worksheets I already had in the drawing set. After editing the worksheets, they no longer appear on the sheets, but rather show a big X through it. I can still edit the worksheet, but it never appears unless I duplicate its instance in the resource browser and place the duplicate. Even then, after editing the duplicate, it does the same thing. Help!
  24. I have several VAA Titleblocks in a template. I also have a worksheet which shows the info from all titleblocks. As its in a template there are no revisions. However all the titleblocks show the current revision as A, even thou the list of all revisions shows as no entries. Images should hopefully show in more detail.
  25. Hello everyone, need some help with worksheets... I'm trying to create my own space area worksheet for a new template in VW2016. I created 5 spaces to be listed and test the worksheet, but the space named Living Room isnt listed with the correct name, insted of this it appears as another bath! In the image you can see that the value of the area listed is correct (43,41m2) but the space name is shown as "bath". I tried to create the space in diferent ways, check all the fields in the object info pallete, and redraw the example for the spaces as well for the worksheet! Can someone help me? Thanks! Bruno.