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  2. Sounds like an out of memory error. Does it happen on all files? If you make a ridiculously simple file, like just a rectangle, and export it, does it still happen? Try it on a blank file, not a template.
  3. Very much so, yes.
  4. Maybe I'm completely wrong, but I'm looking for a way to create something like "saved views for sheetlayer viewports" : In general, my sheet layers are for example top view sheet, front view sheet, side view sheet, one or two isometric sheets plus some detail sheets. Let's call these "sheetlayer types". Now the different crew on the building site needs different layers and classes in these sheets, for example the light crew needs fixture and truss layer, the scaffolding crew needs the steelwork layer, the rigging crew needs the truss layer and the layer of the venue roof, the stage crew needs the layaer with soft goods, and so on. So the problem is that for example a number of 5 "sheetlayer types" and 8 construction crews will lead to 40 sheet layers, all of the same shape only "filled" with different layer and class settings. So, maybe I simply can't find it, but is there a way to store only the 5 "sheetlayer types" plus 8 "views" and combine them as needed for printing ? Can a script do that ? Whats more, any idea how to update the titleblock accordingly ?
  5. Hi Mark thanks for the response. I was looking at the dwg import dialog and changed the units from millimeters to meters which has had the desired effect.
  6. It actually reduces a lot of the training too. Just about everybody knows how to use a web browser. And nobody needs know how to configure/trouble-shoot firewalls, VPNs etc. I've long been in the native-is-best camp, particularly with regard to Mac desktop. But seeing Onshape in action has completely changed my mind on that front.
  7. Hey guys, thanks for the quick reply! I was testing a bit with the basic vs.functions I think I'll have to use to get the basic code running(without the searching and stuff) and ran into a particular issue. I used VS:GetTopVisibleWS to get a handle of the active WS, VS:GetWSSelection to get handles of the current cell's address, and then VS:SetWSCellFormula to write '=2+4' in it. When I run it like this =RUNSCRIPT('vLookup') I get this error: #OPCODE? written in the cell, but in the formula bar the =2+4 appears. How could I work around this? I was hoping not to lose the formula so if I change the reference value it would update when I hit recalculate. I can only think of having a duplicate WS so I run the codes in 1 WS and write the value in the other one but that workflow would duplicate the amount of WS I was planning on managing :(. I am currently doing this by exporting information from VW to GooGLE SHEETS and working my numbers there but I was really hoping it could be done inside VW. It seems to me that only if vLookup is a native VW function It will work. Am I right? Is it possible to get the vLookup function working as a Plugin?
  8. Thanks Threedot, so we just need to be more careful. We'll persevere then and see if it's worth it.
  9. Also the tool recalculates the site model each time i change a value or move it.
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  11. It's normally all about setting the scale of your design layers. Try setting your design layers to something other than 1:1. For example if you output 1:50, then change all the design layers to 1:50. The line weights will scale accordingly and you will be able to see more of what was intended. Alternatively you can use the Zoom line thickness button in the toolbar or go to preferences and toggle the Zoom line thickness option. Come back with any more questions.
  12. I really like the tool. Unfortunately windows user can't open pages files. So the installation instructions should be a txt file. Also i'd love to choose a custom width and height. Velux also produces these windows with custom measures.
  13. Hi Can anyone help please. I have a dwg that i am trying to work with in vectorworks. I need to add a bit more to a survey that was done in 2015. The architects have sent me the original dwg which i want to add my data to. However when I import it i end up with a blobby mess of lines, see the attached screenshot. I'm sure its a scaling issue but can't quite figure it out. If anyone out there can help i'd really appreciate it. Ideally I want to produce a drawing at 1:100 in vectorworks. Cheers Ben@OrbitalSurveys
  14. Having this issue with JPGs. Fairly big 46MB. Should still be in range though no
  15. Hello! I’ve been working with marionette for a month, so I’m not an expert in the field and it would be nice if any of you can help. I created a quite complex network with customised nodes. I use both 2d and 3d control geometries (in total more then 20 objects), calling them with the “Name” node. The geometry is placed in space with a certain precision. The network is working properly. My intention is to create a Marionette object, so: I wrap my network I convert to a Marionette object I paste in place my geometry in the control geometry After step 2, I see that the disposition of my geometry in space is changed, and this is no good for my script because I need those geometry in a specific place. So I try to move inside the control geometry but nothing changes. In the first place i thought maybe the control geometry is not designed properly, so I redraw it in the proper position but the position is still not the right one. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance
  16. Thanks Jim, Driver update fixed it! I should have checked that first.......
  17. Can the client send you another file from a different project that has objects on each of the template classes. If so you could then import that file into vw and the classes will import too. Then just delete the objects. Alternatively if you can get a text file listing the classes then I'm pretty sure worksheets could be used to create the classes. The scripters and worksheet experts would have to help there though as that is beyond my level of expertise...
  18. No worries. A similar post about DLVP's came up recently which might be worth a look. Cheers
  19. Hi - sorry i'd turned off notifications, yes we do still have it available if your interested? please email me on Rich
  20. Does anybody have any advice for the following problem? 1. We received an Autocad template (.dwt) containing a layer system used by the client (we have to use the same system) 2. When we import the .dwg (saved from the .dwt) in Vectorworks it only brings in the layers (VW classes) which contain objects. The .dwt template doesn't contain any objects so no classes in Vectorworks 3. Possible solutions would be: - manually draw an object in each of the +300 layers in autocad and then import in VW - some kind of autocad script that does the above - a magic VW trick or script? thanks
  21. You could try opening it with another workspace active. Might be a problem with the current one?
  22. Thank you Benson. I was hoping for a better solution, like an option in OIP "create curved elements" or similar. Ever more convinced that the wall object should be reviewed in Vectorworks. For the moment, I will follow your suggest. Z
  23. You need to control the wall style settings, the component and the design layer settings.
  24. Hey Boh, I thought I never solve this problem. thank you very much! I needed to delete the crop and now it shows the section with filling. Is this a bug or just vwx standard? The z height is correct. I just need to adjust the DLVP depending on the 0-point. Thanks. Eva
  25. @Bruce Kieffer In addition to above, another idea to explain why the conditions are reversed when the model is pasted into a new blank file - In the orig file selected wall OIP: Visible walls Top Bound = Layer Elevation Invisible walls Top Bound = Layer Wall Height (or maybe the other way around) Probably also: Layer set up (Nav Palette): Design Layer tab>Edit Layer (the one with walls)> Layer Wall Height is set to a value greater than zero In the new blank file OIP Height>Top Bound conditions are reversed for each wall. And/Or Design Layer settings in Nav Palette have Wall Height =0 (default, I think) Or some combo of layer settings and wall OIP top bound settings causes some some walls to have height = zero making them invisible, except in Top/Plan. As usual, just guessing -B
  26. helps to create some fake sun light objects for the building faces that aren't likely to see any sun. Generally use line and shadow here with lines set to 0 pixels.
  27. Hi Jeff, Which fixed corners are you using? I'm happy to take a look at your file if you'd like. I've just uploaded a tutorial video to YouTube showing how I did my corners and octagon, if you're interested.
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