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Laura Stone

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  1. Just as a warning, any reasonably large set of aligned hardscapes with interpolation switched on will crash a site model when it's updated to suit top or bottom of the modifier. Switching interpolation off seems to resolve the matter.
  2. Hi both and thanks for the replies. This works well if I want to add the landscape area to the site model 'as is' but for the site I'm working on I want the levels in the soft areas to be modified. That means I have to do two exercises - one to add a separate site modifier to get the levels where I want them and then another to add the landscape area. In addition I've found that the landscape area needs to be refreshed to take on any modifications to the site model - but because there isn't a refresh button I had to switch between 3D display types to get it to update. I really do think this would be a better tool if it worked in the same way as the hardscapes. Laura
  3. I would like an option for a landscape area to be a site modifier, much the same as the hardscape tool. This would allow a true representation of excavations for a BIM project (often exiting ground will need to be excavated and replaced with new topsoil) and makes more logical sense to me than projecting onto a site model. Thanks Laura
  4. I think it was because I had started drawing the hardscape with the default settings to 'no fill', then added the fill afterwards. It only seems to work if fill is selected BEFORE drawing the hardscape. Still calling itself a 'floor' which seems a bit misleading for a lawn and I'm unable to change that. Thanks Laura
  5. This is a problem for me, have been experimenting with hardscapes and like the way they can be modified with stakes, but surely there is a way for those stake elevations to report relative to the project datum so that in plan view they can form part of a levels drawing? otherwise it's repeat work adding the levels manually. Laura
  6. When I create a hardscape it defaults to a floor in a building stor(e)y and I can't find a way to allocate it to 'site' so that it exports to IFC with the rest of my model. Does anyone know if this can be fixed? Thanks Laura Stone
  7. Thanks for that, yes it was a mesh fence about 300m long with circular wires being exported at high res! Laura
  8. I am trying to export IFC on quite a simple (so far) project and getting absolutely enormous files (1.3Gb). We've exported on other projects no problem, the difference that stands out here is maybe use of the existing tree feature? I can import (eventually) into solibri and thee doens;t seem anything particularly complicated. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks Laura
  9. Hi bgoff That is a good tip, the posting back to the database is a bit of a pain, but unfortunately it doesn't seem to stop the name duplication when I edit a plant style Laura
  10. Hi bgoff To the database Thanks
  11. Hi bgoff I am using the polygon display under the annotations in the OIP, selecting 'boundary-dashed'. It's the dash style that i want to change (to short dashed) Any ideas how this could be done? Thanks
  12. In the annotation polygon display for bulbs I use the 'boundary-dashed' option to show that the bulbs are spread amongst other plants. It is defaulting to a long dash dot line which is not ideal as it's difficult to distinguish from solid lines. I can't seem to find anywhere to change the line type, can anyone help? VW2021 Landmark Mac
  13. I am finding that when I edit a plant style (say to change the default spacing) that the name doubles up. For instance if I have a style HelHyb when I go in to edit it the plant/tag ID is automatically duplicated into the name and becomes HelHyb HelHyb. I can manually remove it but it's very annoying. Anyone know why and how to fix it? VW 2021Mac Thanks
  14. This is badly needed and I think could be done quite easily. With a lot of laborious work it''s just about possible to do by making ordinary walls, adjusting the heights of the top and bottom at each join to suit the correct site levels, then using 'create retaining wall site modifier'. Might just about work for a very small and simple site, however it will default to a wall in the IFC data so not ideal. For more complex sites it's far too time consuming What I have in mind is a tool where you draw the step edge of a kerb or edging with the following parameters: Width and height of actual unit Level at top of kerb entered at each vertex Level at 'road level' entered at each vertex The last two become site modifiers. The IFC data would define as a kerb or edging and return a quantity in the liner metres. I won't even ask for fancy features such as left and right hand droppers. Yet. Please!
  15. Thanks Tamsin Did you find anything on the root zones? The only work around I can think of is to import them as notes and then put them in in the object info palette, which at least saves peering at a table for each one. Laura
  16. I'm trying to import a tree survey (VW 2020 Mac) but can't seem to find anywhere where the RPA (critical zone in VW-speak) can be mapped to. Can anyone help? Suppose can be done manually but a bit tedious. Also for existing trees it would be good to have a style that can be changed. At the moment if I decide I want to change the appearance, for instance by making the critical zone in red, I seem only to be able to do this one tree at a time. Even if I select all of the tree and make changes, they only seem to be applied to one. Thanks Laura
  17. Is there a way to have a tag line marker other than an enormous arrow for plant tag lines? I have tried setting the attributes to a dot marker before drawing the plants, but this has no effect (VW 2020 Landmark) Thanks
  18. Hi Katarina, yes that would be great if you can let me know how to make a bespoke set of data. Thanks Laura
  19. Hi Jeff, I have found the density under 'rate' in VW2020, didn't spot it before because it was in with the pricing info. I have been inputting into worksheets the data I want. My gripe is that there is way too much data, the vast majority of which I will never need for a given project and this slows down my workflow when setting up a worksheet or adding into in the object info palette. It would be very useful to be able to limit the data that VW displays in drop down menus etc for a given drawing. Hi Unearthed, I've been doing a similar thing - have a worksheet called 'plant numberer' which I usually use to calc numbers for my custom plant records. I think this is the only time I have shown individual plant outlines, new client, I hope in future they will trust me to get the densities right! I think if I was going to swap I might use landscape areas instead. The other thing I've noticed is that VW's placing of individual plants is a bit wonky, often off to one side, due to the way the spacing has been programmed, so I am having to move them around to make them a bit more realistic. Something like this would be great! Laura
  20. Hi Jeff, Thanks for the files I know some people will use spacing, but Planning Conditions will almost always require a schedule with planting density (this is the case for the project I'm working on). I notice your file does include distribution rate, I am currently on VW 2020 and that option is not coming up for me when I create a report. I know some people will want the option of all of those records, but it would be good to be able to edit it for each drawing. Just finding and picking the fields for a report at the moment involves a crazy amount of scrolling and if I was adding the info into the object info palette it would be even worse. Laura
  21. Started using plant tool just in order to show a particular client spacing graphics and was looking at possibility of using it for plant scheduling. There are a couple of things that don't work for me at the moment: Spacing - even when I have a plant style set to plants per sq m (this is surely the most usual way of expressing it in schedules?) the record available when I create a report will only return the spacing expressed as a distance. The number of fields in the records is huge and the vast majority are completely irrelevant for my purposes. I really only want National Plant Spec data plus number and density. This makes the whole thing pretty unwieldy when trying to enter data or to create a report as a plant schedule. I can't seem to find any way of editing and deleting the fields, this would be incredibly useful. In the meantime I think I'll just use it to count plants and use my own plant info databases on the surrounding polygons. Laura
  22. I have been constructing an extrude from two concentric arcs to transform into a subdivision object. I keep having issues with the resulting polylines and polygons not having points evenly spaced along the arcs. I've been forced to add the 'missing' points myself before extruding but this is pretty time-consuming. I am using 'low' 2D conversion, but changing this doesn't seem to help and gives me a very complex subdivision object. Any ideas why it's happening? File attached 2DConversion.vwx
  23. Even stranger, if I mirror the bund to the north VW calculates it perfectly Laura PondCutFill.vwx
  24. Thanks, I have tried that on the RHS bund, but still not getting the right result - see attached. The pads are a workaround but feel the contours should work in a future update. Laura PondCutFill.vwx
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