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Z height on all objects?

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Is there a way to see in the OIP the Z height of an object no matter what type of object it is? Every object resides at defined coordinates in space on y drawing, yet I can't see those coordinates easily, and I want to.

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Have you tried creating a worksheet?   You can edit and view whatever values from the OIP that you'd like.  

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I just did. Too complex for my simple need to know the orientation of an object in 3D space. Vectorworks knows the coordinates, why not show me and let me numerically change them.

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23 hours ago, Bruce Kieffer said:

Is there a way to see in the OIP the Z height of an object no matter what type of object it is? Every object resides at defined coordinates in space on y drawing, yet I can't see those coordinates easily, and I want to.

 

A Z-height for everything would be great!

Maybe a wishlist-item for this?

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Thanks, @Bruce Kieffer !  I just upvoted the wish. 

Meanwhile my usual workaround is to snap a 3d Locus to a point on the geometry, read the values, delete. Or if geometry needs relocation to a particular xyz , move the locus via OIP, then use Move By Points tool to snap the geometry to locus. 

 

-B

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1 hour ago, Benson Shaw said:

Meanwhile my usual workaround is to snap a 3d Locus to a point on the geometry, read the values, delete. Or if geometry needs relocation to a particular xyz , move the locus via OIP, then use Move By Points tool to snap the geometry to locus. 

 

Another useful workaround is to use the Align/Distribute command along with a 3d locus to accurately align objects to the ground plane or any other boundary.

 

Kevin

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Benson and Kevin. Thanks. Those suggestions are great and simple workarounds. I did add this to the wishlist. Ultimately, the best solution would be to have the info right there in the OIP all the time.

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