I have returned to this forum once again in seek some help with ruby and macros.
I have been working on a macro to automate cabinet labels. So far I have a mostly working macro, but I feel like my hands are tied and my eyes are closed. First of all the documentation on chief implementation of ruby and its capabilities it really lacking. And second, I don't have the Ruby terminal. I think this is because I am running Interiors, but am not sure as all Chief says is that there is limited use of Ruby in this version.
Anyways, right now I would love to have a list of all callable object attributes. I honestly don't even know if that is the right name for what I am looking for. I am trying to find a list of what info I can scrape from a cabinet. So, what can I put after obj. (ie. obj.width, obj.type)? I think I could find this by running the selected.names command in the terminal, but I have no way of knowing.
This is my current macro. It is built from parts of a macro from @MarkMc and whatever I have been able to come up with from random trial and error. If you see something I could improve on, I am open to suggestions as long as they have a good explanation with them. Thanks in advance!
obj = owner
obj = referenced unless referenced.nil?
type = obj.type.to_s
nf = NumberFormatter.new
nf.unit = 'in'
nf.use_fractions = true
nf.show_unit = false
standard_size = 24.0 if type == 'base_cabinet'
standard_size = 12.0 if type == 'wall_cabinet'
standard_size = 24.0 if type == 'full_height_cabinet'
depth = nf.apply(obj.depth) if obj.depth.to_f != standard_size
standard_size_height = 36 if type == 'base_cabinet'
standard_size_height = 0.0 if type == 'full_height_cabinet'
height = nf.apply(obj.height) if obj.height.to_f != standard_size_height
width = nf.apply(obj.width)
nomen = 'B' if type == 'base_cabinet'
nomen = 'W' if type == 'wall_cabinet'
nomen = 'T' if type == 'full_height_cabinet'
hinging = owner.door_swing
label = ""
label << nomen << width.to_s << height.to_s << depth.to_s << hinging
So, I am in the process of revising a set of layout Pages for a client. I have created and saved 6 different plan views, which all have individual properties to highlight different floors, layers, dimensions, etc...
The problem I am having, is when I update one saved plan view, it also effects any other plan view associated with the same floor. This means my First Floor Subfloor plan view is stuck showing all the dimensions and text on my First Floor Floor plan view. I cannot change one without it effecting the other, even thought they are linked to totally different plans views.
I have confirmed correct plan view links, I have tried re-linking, I have tried un-linking, I have tried deleting the associated plan views and creating new ones. Nothing I do seems to fix the issue.
Please help, I need to figure this out so I can efficiently edit different plan views during the layout page creation process.
Thanks in advance
I'm trying to run a .rb file that's on my local in CA by using a marco. Right now I can only get it to read the file. Does anyone have any insight on how I might be able to to this or where I need to look?
Macro: In CA
File.read("C:/Users - Desktop/scope1.rb")
Output: from text stored on a local drive
rafter_length = (length.to_f.round / 12) + 1
convert_to_int = rafter_length.even?
when convert_to_int == true
resut = rafter_length
when convert_to_int == false
result = rafter_length +1
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I was in the midst of making changes to a sheet layout when I saved out of the layout and the working plan view. I noticed there was a correction that I needed to make. When I re-opened the plan, the original plan was no longer displaying my drawings, it was also displaying on a sheet. I can't seem to find myself back on the regular active plan view. When I'm on the layout sheet, it also shows my plan funky with little to no detail and the scale is way off.
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