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I have a script that creates an object and numbers it in a record format and on the drawing, it works great. But when I edit the number in the object info pallet the drawing doesn't update unless I move it. I know there is a check box for this and script event. What do I need to add to my script to keep things constantly updated.

Please help

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I read your question and maybe I can be of some help.

Try the following function in your VectorScript code :




The first function will redraw all your objects in your document. So possibly this will do the trick.

I wish you a very nice day and all the best.

Friendly greetings,


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Thanks for responding. I did finally find the redraw function it works but it is overkill. In the Plug-in editor under properties in the script execution section there is an option called "Reset Only", "Reset on Move". This is what does work except I don't want have to move the object to get a reset to occur. Does any one know how to reset the script instead of redrawing the entire drawing.


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By moving the object you are invoking a redraw......it's the same thing. Redraw,reset,regenerate are all the same.Changing any parameter of a PIO also causes a redraw. Redraws happen all the time.

It may be true that using redraw instead of redrawall invokes a redraw of that object only,but I'm not sure.

In any event,it's common to use redraw to update (reset) an abject.That is exactly what it's for.

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Indeed Ccroft is probably correct. This is what I found in the VectorScript Function reference about the ReDraw command :

"Procedure ReDraw invokes a screen redraw of newly created objects in the active VectorWorks document. If new objects are to be manipulated using procedures which operate on selected objects, a call to ReDraw should precede the selected object routines to ensure that all new objects are correctly identified."

According the the VS reference Redraw only updates the newly created objects.

I can only advise you to try ReDraw and take a close look to what happens. I think this is the best option you have.

Have a very nice day.

Friendly greetings,


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Good information! Thanks Jeff

I was editing the record in the data pane. If I edit the parameter in the plug-in object "shape" pane it does update on the drawing the way I wanted it to do, perfect. Now I am trying to write a script (plug-in tool) to edit the plug-in object. I now know that editing the parameter does the job, but the new scipt (edit tool) is giving me an error " { Error: Assignment to a constant is not allowed. }". I guess a parameter is a constant? Is it possible to edit (re-initialize) the value of the parameter from a script??

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So you have a plug-in object script that places a text node to display the number and it also sets a field of some other record node?

When you say you edit the number in the object info, are you editing a parameter of the plug-in object or editing the record using the "Data" pane?

I'm not sure I understand your setup, but thought I would mention that there is a ResetObject(h) function in VectorScript also if you think ReDraw is overkill.


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