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Hi all,

First of all, I apologize for opening this topic which is very similar (in terms of context) to my other one opened in the Vectorworks SDK section.

So, here's my objective: I want to export a 3ds file by using VS.

I know there is nothing like a "Export3ds" function in VS, but I was wondering if there is a way to tell VS to execute the "Export 3ds (3D only)..." menu item found in the "Export" menu of vectorworks.

Any help or hint will be very very appreciated.


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Thanks Miguel,

but unfortunately, I already tried this procedure and it doesn't seem to work. I'm sorry I forgot to mention it in my post.

Here's some calls that I tried, maybe I'm missing something and some of you could help me:

DoMenutTextByName('Export 3DS (3D Only)...',0); {exact name of the menu item}

DoMenuTextByName('Export 3DS',0);

DoMenuTextByName('Export',14); {try calling it by referencing with the submenu...}

And even more combinations that seemed to me just like wasted prayers...

Did anyone of you actually make it work?

Thanks again


EDIT: I just found the solution (Google was my friend, again, and redirected me just on this very board... :) )

So, to make it work, you need to use the file name found in the Plug-ins directory of Vectorworks, just like this:

DoMenuTextByName('3DS Export',0);

Edited by Jack_1983

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