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Patrick Winkler

Batch Converting - Open, Change and Close Files with python

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Hello,

I'm working on a script which changes the units off all VWX files in a folder.

The Problem is that the file opens to late when the script is already finished. I also tried it with the sleep () command.

Is there a way to open a file and make it active within a function?


def main ():    

   # Get File
   succes, path = vs.GetFileN('', None, None)

   # Open File

   if get_OS_Code() == OS_WIN:
       # Windows command
       os.system('start' + path )
   else:
       # Mac command
       os.system('open  ' + path ) 

   # Set Units 
   Millimeters =     7
   Centimeters =   8
   Meters = 9
   Kilometers = 10

   vs.Units (Centimeters)

   # Save the File
   vs.DoMenuTextByName("Save", 0)

   # Close the File
   vs.DoMenuTextByName("Close", 0)

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If you're on the Mac, use AppleScript to handle opening and saving. VW provides an apple script command to run a python script.

-Josh

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