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I'm using marionette for cabinets.
So the bottom and sides, etc are extrusions.

I can give a name to a normal extrusion which I can find in my spreadsheet with it's measurements.

But how can I give a name to a extrusion in a marionette object?
I want to extract the measurements of my extrusions out of the marionette objects into the spreadsheet.

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I found out that naming the extrusions will not work.

Is there a way to get the name of the marionette object in a spreadsheet?
Or the wrapper name?
Any name at all...?

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What do you mean that naming the extrudes inside the Marionette won't work? Take a look at the wrapped network and the worksheet in the attached file. I am able to name the extrudes and get that information in the worksheet.


Make sure you Run the Networks and Recalc the Worksheet.


What am I missing?

Marionette Named Object Test v2020.vwx

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I guess you're not the one that's missing something...😁

I hadn't found that name node.

Thanks, this helps me halfway.


I can't name multiple objects the same, since every object must have its own name.
So the sides would have to be named different, well that's possible..

How can I name the entire marionette object?

In the spreadsheet I would have the name of the cabinets in one column and the name of the parts in another.

I don't know if that's going to work, because I would have multiple object with the same name, only from a different object.


Any ideas on that?

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That is not going to work because VW only allows a single object to have a specific name.

Perhaps what you want instead of using the Name field in the OIP is to create a custom Record Format and attach that to the object and store your "part name" in a field there. You can still access it from the worksheet, but you can then have multiple parts with the same name.

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I understand what you mean, but I can't find how to store my part name in the record.
Can you help me out?

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Take a look at  the Set Record Field node in the Record & IFC section. You should be able to use String nodes to set the Record Name, the Field Name, and the Field Value. One Set Record Field node for each of the extrudes in your Marionette should be all you need.


You will need to already have created the Record Format in the drawing prior to running the Marionette. Or you could use the Create Field node to build the Record Format from inside the Marionette. But in MNSHO, it is safer to have it already created.

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I can see how this works as I am testing it, thanks for your advice.
Now to implement it in the cabinets I have allready made...

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