we offer a project that contains the programming of intelligent symbols within the cad software vectorworks.
There are finished objects of the door and window that can be used as a model. These models match about 90% with the intelligent symbols we need.
The objects are programmed with -vectorscript- the internal programming language of Vectorworks. It´s based on the programming language -pascal-.
Because there are finished models it´s not obligatory to speak german even the language of the finished intelligent symbols is german.
In order to understand the structure of intelligent objects we can offer a sample code of a counter symbol that is developed with vectorscript as well.
You only have to download a demoversion of vectorworks to start programming. The demoversion contains everything you need.
Besides there are vectorworks forums for developers.
The attachment contains several screenshots.
Besides you can download a demoversion of Vectorworks here:
Afterwards you have to install the modul -ElementsCAD- to integrate the finished objects that must be programmed.
Now you can start Vectorworks. Within Vectorworks you have to load the workspace "Elements-Arc". Finally you find the regarding objects that must be programmed: "Fenster (US)" and "Tür (US)" (-> Window object and door object) within the palette "Werkzeuggruppen ->Architektur"
If the objects do not appear then you have to delete all files whose name begin with "Architectural objects…" within the folder \program files\Vectorworks 2013\plugins.
The vectorscript editor of Vectorworks can be called by menu "Extras -> Vectorscript -> Rweiterungen…
Of course you can (or should) use another editor like jedit.
The job is to program two intelligent symbols. As I wrote these symbols match about 90 percent with the existing symbols "Fenster (US) and Tür (US) (-> Window and door object) in the screenshot. These tools you can see exactly when you install Vectorworks.