Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Duplicating focus points as an array

Recommended Posts

Hi folks,

Maybe a silly question here...

I'm trying to speed up the creation of multiple focus points. "Duplicate As Array" does exactly what I want, but then I've got to go through and rename each focus point one at a time.

I'm wondering if there's a way to have the name of each object increment by one during duplication (or some other way). So, for example, if I create "focuspoint_01", ideally I would duplicate or rename it so that each new focus point was named "focuspoint_02", "focuspoint_03" and so on.

Where this really kicked my butt this week was on a plot which required a pinspot on each of 50 banquet tables, arranged in a grid. Laying out the focus points was easy, but it's a serious PITA to go through renaming and assigning each one on its own.

Is there a better method here that I haven't learned yet?

Much appreciated!



VW 2010 Spotlight w/Renderworks

MBP 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM

GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT

Snow Leopard 10.6.3

Share this post

Link to post

I'm just wondering if the ID Label tool would help you with this. I am away from VW just at the moment but will check it out and come back to you.

Share this post

Link to post

Sorry to be a month and a half late to this one. AutoPlot Tools for SpotLight, www.autoplotvw.com, has a command that will make a grid that you define of focus points that are individually named.


Share this post

Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  


7150 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046, USA   |   Contact Us:   410-290-5114


© 2018 Vectorworks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Vectorworks, Inc. is part of the Nemetschek Group.

  • Create New...