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Tom M.

Get Symbol Location Node

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Hi there,


I try to work with the Insertion Point of Symbols.

The problem is that the "Get Symbol Location" Node only creates the X an Y Axis of the Symbol but not the Z Axis

Is there some other node which can display the Z Axis?

I've seen the node "Get Z at XY", but the problem is that this is the highest Point of the 3d Symbol at the Insertion Point and not the insertion Point itself.


Thanks in advance




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Thank you for your quick reply.

But I think this is not the Symbol Insertion Z, it's the center of the Z Axis of the 3d Symbol.

In my case the 3d Center of a Lighting Device is not like the insertion point of the Lighting Device.


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i write you a new Node 🙂


"get symlocation 3d"


Sorry i  write the node in the education Version of Vectorworks.

i write the other version later





Edited by M.Graf TH-OWL

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thank you very much. I'm excited to use this node later.


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i test my new node in VW 2019 last SP and in VW2020 SP2 - it works only in VW2020 SP3.1 - i don't know why.

in the new node i change  vs.GetSymLoc(symHd) to  vs.GetSymLoc3d(symHd)





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