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Laura Stone

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  1. It would be good if there was an option to turn on off snapping to the individual plants in a landscape area whilst keeping snapping to its edges and vertices on. At the moment trying to edit using the reshape tool can be extremely difficult when I keep getting snap points on plants and not on the vertices of the landscape area. Laura
  2. Just installed VW2023 and really disappointed with the updated railing/fence tool. Don't see the point of having detailed BIM material scheduling when I can't even draw 70% of the fences that I need in real life.
  3. Agree on editing directly in the OIP. Also level display each end of grade need to stay where moved t0, often when a new grade is joined or an alteration made they go back to default position. Two further requests: Allow grades to be moved wholesale vertically, then e.g. when an Architect revised FFL it doesn't have to be done manually level by level Radius grades (and maybe even other types of curve) would save loads of time
  4. When applying drop shadows to an existing tree symbol if using document units the shadow comes out square (on a round tree), change to page units (which I don't want to do as the shadow will be huge on viewports at hall scales) and the shadow comes out round again. The shadow appears round in both cases when in edit mode. I've also found the class drop shadow very temperemental, usually I apply it and it immediately reverts.
  5. Hi, yes that's roughly what I do now but it is pretty time consuming. Thanks for looking at it Laura
  6. I want to have styled walls of a fixed height (300mm) below the top of the wall and to be able to move the top of the wall using the reshape tool so that the top slopes but the base remains 300mm below the top. It's possible to set offsets in the components of the wall but I can't find a way to fix the height like this. Does anyone know how to do this?
  7. Hi Tom Thanks for the reply, I've checked and it doesn't seem to be working for me. In fact strangely I have a landscape area style where I can see one instance is changing the DTM and another one isn't. All of the settings for the 3D display are by style, so I'm stumped as to what is causing the different behaviour. The ones that are altering the site model aren't on the Site-DTM-Modifier class, so don't think it's that. Laura
  8. From VW Help: "When a landscape area with components is set to modify a site model, the components below the designated datum component modify the proposed site model and affect the cut and fill calculations. However, the site model contours display across the top of the landscape area normally, indicating the final surface as specified by the datum" Where can you set the landscape area with components to modify the site model? I can't find this anywhere. Laura
  9. 15 years on is there any way this could be automatically incorporated into the parking space tool? A bit like linking text blocks in inDesign perhaps.
  10. My workaround for this in the meantime is to have leader and marker as by instance and for the ones where you really can't get them in the right place switch them off and draw your own leader line.
  11. Hi Jeremy Thanks for this, yes it is in the yellow pretty consistently when I'm working on that drawing. Swap is 4.15. I think I'll live with it as future drawings should be smaller and tidier - this one's gone on for years and just added more and more on. There is also Cineware using a fair bit but assume that is part of VW? Was more keen on lightness than speed for my laptop but something to bear in mind for a new desktop, 32Gb would presumably perform a lot better. Laura
  12. This is particularly bad for planting plans, there are often areas of planting where you literally can't get the tag attachment point on the plant you want becasue of others overlapping. Also seems to default (with multiple attachment points) to a rectangle around the item, rather than the boundary.
  13. Hi Jeremy I'm using VW2022 on a 2020 M1 MacBook Air with 16Gb RAM. I thought my profile had that, but did I post in the wrong section? Thanks Laura
  14. I have a drawing that is pretty large and on the slow side, but noticed that it keeps pausing whilst the green bar at the bottom of the window moves across with the text 'caching graphics...) This is just revising text in a top/plan view viewport, so not anything I would have thought was putting strain on VW. Any ideas how to prevent it doing this? Thanks Laura
  15. I think this is the same issue as I reported here
  16. Just a bump for this one. Unless I've missed something the landscape area tool only gives you a staggered hedge if you draw each section of hedge at 45° and then rotate it into place so a bit of a long workaround and means lots of labels.
  17. Hi Katarina Did you have that recording? Also how to do custom tags - the default ones aren't what I'm after. Thanks Laura
  18. It would be good if the plant tag settings (or at least 'right' and 'left') could be independent of the plant style. I know it's possible to use a separate data tag but if there is a plant tag built in to VW surely it should be more useful.
  19. I would like to be able to set a custom label position for stakes. I prefer to have the labels in the 'corner' of the cross that I'm using as a marker and it's very time consuming to have to change it after inserting each one.
  20. I have used a custom 2D Exiting tree symbol with transparency and a drop shadow so that everything on the drawing beneath doesn't get hidden and the canopy casts a shadow. This works fine for trees with a regular canopy diameter, but when used with the irregular canopy size the transparency and the drop shadow disappear. Is this a bug and can it be fixed?
  21. Would it be possible to have an option to show tree significance categories in accordance with BS 5837 instead of the defaults in VW? At the moment I either have to fill in the significance manually or change the tree survey file to match the VW categories.
  22. Currently there is no facility as far as I can see to bring in the critical root zone diameter from a tree survey. This means that I have to bring it in to 'field 7' and then type it in manually which can be very time-consuming for a project with many existing trees. Can this feature be added?
  23. It would be good it VW could merge the canopies of existing tree objects when they are close together, perhaps by selecting them plus a command. Separate canopies can look messy in some circumstances.
  24. When I update files to VW2022 then add a new grade object, if I don't change global settings it converts all of the existing grade objects in the drawing to % instead of rise over run. In the large file I was working on this is taking so long that it appears that VW has crashed. Similar happens if I change the global setting to rise over run first, it hangs for ages before it will display the cursor to add the grade object. Nearly sent my 800Mb+ file to support before realising that it was actually doing something. Once the grade object has been put in VW acts normally.
  25. Initially it was because I was using only this method and straight geometry 3D polys modifiers. A curbs curve on its own will mean that the area 'contained' by it is not affected, only the line of it, so by converting a 3D poly I could add vertices to make an enclosed shape that would affect the whole area in question. I've just done an experiment where I made a curbs a site modifier and then used gradients attached to each end to close the shape and it worked, so thanks for the suggestion
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