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Russell Bird

Getting dimensions of an extruded shape - returned values are wrong




I'm not very experienced in drawing stuff in VectorWorks, but I've run into a problem which I'm sure is a mistake on my part.  Basically I draw a 2d square and set X to 100 and Y to 100, then I extrude the shape by 100.  I have then written a script which looks at the resulting cube and should return me the dims i.e. 100 x 100 x 100.  Instead, what happens is the length dim returns 100 as expected, but I get varying other values for the other 2 dims, 135 and 155.


I'm using vs.HLength, HWidth and HHeight to retrieve these values in the script and am a bit stumped by it.


Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong here?



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Is the cube rotated?  If so, then HWidth will return the width of the object at it's widest point on the X axis (like a bounding box), HHeight will do the same on the Y axis and HLength will do the same on the Z axis.



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Hi, yes I think you are right.


I found a way around the problem by temporarily assigning a name, which then allows me to access the object in script using vs.LengthN, etc..  Seems to work, so it'll do for now.  I just thought it would be easier to access the object properties once selected, but guess not.



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