Jump to content
MSLD

LOCation of symbols

Recommended Posts

Hi- This may be an easy one. Trying to make a worksheet that shows the location of symbols. The symbols are all audio equipment in a rack, and the locations are rack spaces (rectangles, each having a specific name) As symbols are shuffled, I would want the spreadsheet to show the location. I can use LOC as a boolean to see if the symbol is in a location LOC="Rack1U1" but how do I find the name of the location?

Share this post


Link to post

Not an easy one because the link is really one way, Is an object in a Loc. There is no easy way to find out What Loc is an object in.

 

The is no dynamic way to get that information. It is fairly easy to write a script that would go through and store the Loc name into a Custom Record (or a spare field in your device record), but if you moved a device to a different Loc and did not rerun the script the data would be out of date.

 

Actually let me think about that more. It MIGHT be possible to create a worksheet script so the script would run every time the worksheet is recalculated so it would be more dynamic. But depending on the number of devices, it could be quite slow.

 

Here is a link to the thread the last time this question was asked.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post

Thanks. Yes, if the location is not part of the  object (like class or layer) it would have to recalculate every time. Hmmmm

Share this post


Link to post

It sounds to me like you are reinventing the wheel here- check out the ConnectCAD package, it can do exactly this and will most likely have other functionalities that will be able to improve your workflow. 

Screen Shot 2021-01-30 at 11.27.21.png

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


 

7150 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046, USA   |   Contact Us:   410-290-5114

 

© 2018 Vectorworks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Vectorworks, Inc. is part of the Nemetschek Group.

×
×
  • Create New...