Python Sample WebLinkImage

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How to install

  • Download the sample: File:WebLinkImage.zip
  • Install the sample by coping the contents of the zip file into your users 'Plug-ins' folder. The easiest way to find this folder is by going to Vectorworks menu Tools -> Options -> Vectorworks Preferences... then in the 'User Folder' tab click on 'Explore...' button and navigate to the 'Plug-ins' sub-folder.
Note: it is advisable to create a sub folder inside 'Plug-ins' and copy the sample files inside. This way all your plug-ins will be organized.
  • Run Vectorworks and edit the Workspace (from the menu Tools -> Workspaces -> Workspace Editor) to add the new tool. It can be found under the 'Sample Python' category in the 'Tools' tab of the Workspace editor dialog.

How the sample works

Similarly to the Python Sample Point Object (complex) it defines a parametric object.

The sample creates an object in the Vectorworks drawing that represents an image downloaded from a specific web URL.

The sample also demonstrates dialogs to collect and edit data from the user. Notice how the 'Cancel' button works, where changes are discarded.

See Also

Python basic information: Python

A simpler example can be found here: Python Sample Point Object (complex)

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