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Counting Plug-In Object

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What is the best way to count the number of plug-in objects in a drawing.


I tired the following, however it always returns 1


        crit           = "N='Create Processor'"
        processorCount = int(vs.Count(crit))



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The criteria builder in the VectorScript editor can be useful for this. 

To count a specific plug-in, use PON=‘Plug-in Name’. To count all plug-ins, use T=PLUGINOBJECT. 

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Joshua is correct. As always. But perhaps a little more detail will help.


The =N returns the Name of the object. This is the name that you can type into the OIP. I think it also returns the "source" object for PIOs and Symbols. VW is very picky about names and only one object in a file can have a specific name. You can't have a class named Door in a file that has a Door object in it. 


Your script retuned 1 because there is only 1 object with that name in the file. It is the definition of the PIO.


PON to return the plug-in name or S to return the symbol name are usually better options for criteria.


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