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Hello Vectorworkist,


First post around here !


I am trying to obtain a list of Symbols according to criteria present in their Records Fields.  Knowing that the Symbols are not inserted in the drawing ; but they are obviously present in the Resource Manager.


We work with products to which accessories can be added.
The main idea is to be able to display a Popup List in the OIP of our products including compatible accessories. The Symbol accessories would contain Record Fields to verify their compatibility with the products.


Currently, we cannot find a node (or several) allowing to retrieve the Symbols present in the Resource Manager and, then filter them.


If you had the solution (or a starting point) !

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Criteria (at least in worksheets) only function on objects that are in the drawing. I don't think you are going to be able to do what you want the way you are trying to do it.


In Vectorscript there are functions to get a list of Resources in a file. You could then filter that list based on the field values to get the list you want.


You may have to look into writing a custom Marionette node to do what you are looking for.

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Hello @Pumpkin

welcome to the Vectorworks forum!


If you want to get to the interesting point of your requirement, you can start with this:

This already does the first part for you: lookup and list all symbols that are in a specific folder showing up in a nice little dialog.

Now you just have to figure out the second part: filtering the list of symbols using the criteria specified by you.


Good luck!




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