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Laura Stone

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  1. I think this could easily be created as a variation on a wall tool.  Have a kerb/edging style where the component bottom (usually there'd only be one) is set relative to the TOP of the wall, not the bottom.  That way the kerb or edging has consistent depth.  The other change would be to allow the levels at the top of each end to be altered in top/plan view.  Currently you have to set the top level of the wall and then adjust the other in a 3D view.  Could then have something similar to the retaining wall modifier to set ground levels at top and bottom, but in the case of the radius wall with vertices only at each end, not in the middle.



  2. At the moment this only seems to work when the site model layer is switched on and visible, a bit like how landscape areas used to behave.  Any chance this could be changed so that they snap to the surface even if the site model is on a layer that's switched off?



  3. 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.



  4. 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 

  5. 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.

  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.



  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.



  9. 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.  



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  10. 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?





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