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Height dimension symbol for 2D plans

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Hi all,

 

I'm trying to figure out how to make a "plugin Object" or something like that, not sure about terminology in VW. 

 

I need a ie. dimension symbol (height/depth) in a Plan projection that will have a text field where i could write a value. Colleagues in an office where I work are using an improvisation tactic having a group with text in. so each time i have to go into the group, click on text, sometimes i need to recenter text etc... 

 

Also it would be great if it would be possible to force Class of an object.

 

Also we are using only 2D in VW so plans are not really related to section drawings :( 

 

Thanks

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This could be done as a plugin object, which would give you more control, or as a simple symbol with a record attached, which would be easy and could be made in minutes with no scripting involved.

 

For the simple symbol, do the following steps (not detailed with every step):

  • Draw your symbol as it will be needed, with the text formatted in place
  • Select all objects involved, and create the symbol, being careful to select the right insertion point
  • Create a record format with the fields you need to change in the symbol such as height and depth (in this case, it will only change the visible text labels).
  • Add fields to the record format of the number type, and format them as a dimension.
  • Edit the symbol
  • Make sure nothing is selected in the edit symbol window and attach your new record format in the OIP.
  • Select each text field then use the "Link Text To Record" command to assign a record field to a text object.

The attached file has an example.

Data Symbol.vwx

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Thank you. 

I will give it a try. I managed to do something similar with MultiStamp tool but im interested in getting into custom made blocks.

 

Cheers

J

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@SamIWas

 

Symbol you included has no record fields etc... or it doesent work with my VW? just checking. it  looks like standard symbol with text.

 

Ill try Help files for adding record fields, first time i hear about it.

 

thx

 

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7 hours ago, jah011 said:

@SamIWas

 

Symbol you included has no record fields etc... or it doesent work with my VW? just checking. it  looks like standard symbol with text.

 

Ill try Help files for adding record fields, first time i hear about it.

 

thx

 

 

Did you go into the data tab of the Object Info Palette?  If you don't see the fields there, then you definitely have an issue.

 

If you want the data fields on the shape tab, then you have to create a custom plug in object, which is a whole different animal.

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The necessary field can get hidden at the bottom of the Info palette on the data tab (as SamIWas pointed out).


Sometimes you need to slide the little slider up at the bottom to make it visible.

 

HTH

Andrew

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