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Tim Schultz

Updating/Converting productivity plugins from VW 9.5 to VW 2013

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I have a series of productivity plugins that were written for Vectorworks 9.5.3.

I would like to have them updated to work in Vectorworks 2013.

These plugins provide some functionality that is not native to Vectorworks. These tools are very important to the workflow at my cabinet shop. I would also like to add some tools to this toolset.

One of the more important tools toggle standard text from imperial math to millimeters. I can simply type an integer like "24" and convert it to "610" with a single mouse click. I can similarly rephrase 305mm as 12 inches with a single mouse click.

I can also add and subtract integers. If I type the values 300 / 200 / 100 I can simply lasso them to create the sum 600mm then convert 600mm to 23 5/8".

As you can imagine, this is really a handy tool when designing a kitchen.

There are several other useful plug ins as well.

With a single mouse click I can call a dialog box that allows me to create rectangles of specific X & Y dimension. This tool is sort of available natively except my plug in also lists the X & Y value inside the drawn rectangle. This way you can see a proportionally correct graphic but also see the specific dimensions of each axis. It also allow you to name the rectangle.

I also have a plug in that allows you to lasso several objects and make them all as tall or wide as any specific object you click.

There are about a dozen of these plugins that I would like to convert.

I could dig in and learn the code syntax to do this myself but I already have a lot of similar projects to accomplish. If anybody can recommend someone to take care of this for me I would be most appreciative. If you know of anyone I can hire for this project please let me know.

Thanks for reading this.

T. Schultz

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Hi Tim,

We do custom plug-in development. Feel free to email me privately.

Best regards,


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