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Vectorworks provides two options for scripting: Python (as of Vectorworks 2014) and VectorScript.
Vectorworks 2014 adds [Python] language as an alternative to VectorScript for creating menu commands, objects, tools, or general purpose scripts.
You can go to the Python page for more information.
VectorScript is a Pascal-like language allowing scripting in Vectorworks.
VectorScript function reference is available here.
You can also use the main VectorScript category to help navigate.
- VS:Parametric Custom Opening in Wall
- VS:Parametric Custom Selection Indication
- VS:Parametric Custom Shape Pane
- VS:Parametric Custom Shape Pane Popup
- VS:Parametric Hide Details
- VS:Parametric State Notifications
- VS:Similar Objects Creation
- VS:Progress Dialog
When, for the first time, you create a plug-in, Vectorworks puts all of its content in user plug-in path and each time Vectorworks runs it recursiveley load all the Plug-Ins in that path (Also looking for the short-cuts). When you designed and implemented your plug-in in either of the scripting languages, you may want to use it on different machines or VW instances. Vectorworks Plug-in manager allows users to install packages containing scripts and other content. For basic installation it just simply copy provided plug-in (which should be as a zip file) into the user plug-in path. Also if a installation script is provided it will run that script as well. Please follow below links for more explanations and examples.
- VS:Basic Installation
- VS:Implementing Installation Script
- VS:A more Complicated Installation Script
- VS:Installing Thirdparty into Vectorworks Workspace
- Vectorworks 2021
- Vectorworks 2020
- Vectorworks 2019
- Vectorworks 2018
- Vectorworks 2017
- Vectorworks 2016
- Vectorworks 2015
- Vectorworks 2014
- Vectorworks 2013
- Vectorworks 2012
- Vectorworks 2011
- Vectorworks 2010
- Vectorworks 2009
Obsolete Functions Table
Find the full version table for all obsolete functions here: