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  1. Rossford

    Site Model Contour editing

    I think you can just click on the text header, go to size, and reduce it there.
  2. Rossford

    Best Way to Manage classes?

    Think that's it - productivity techniques. Shameless (although unaffiliated totally) plug - JP always does a great job on those seminars.
  3. Rossford

    Best Way to Manage classes?

    Think I saw it as a replay on Novedge, but Jonathan posts here, so maybe he can lead you to it.
  4. Rossford

    Best Way to Manage classes?

    I am a landscape and not building architect, but most folks I know using VW either draw in the none class and assign later (boo!) or are forced to follow some office standard, which they for some reason seem to hate. I had draftspersons using layers like classes, such as contour elevation was layer "54", 56, 58" etc. ouch. We set up a system with few layers and basically classes for every type of work we did. If it is a line item on our standard bid form, i.e., 6" pipe, it is its own class, with its own 2D (and if appropriate, 3D) characteristics. Yes, sometimes we get a site where a lawn looks too light or dark compared to the tree mass, which you can change for that drawing, or add "light lawn" and "dark lawn" as classes, if absolutely necessary. We debate how many layers to put in. For architects, I gather site plan and one per floor makes loads of sense. We tend to divvy layers up by either contract phase (analysis, concept, CD) or with more detail, like Clearing, Grading, Drainage, Grassing, etc. I tend to like more layers, but others in the office like to minimize them. For both layers and classes, scrolling through even the enhanced interface in 2019 is a chore. However, just watched a Jonathan Pickup video on creating scripts to make picking common classes from much smaller custom menus, which I am going to try! Would also probably work with layers and sheet layers, etc., rather than rely on the VW set up.
  5. Rossford

    Missing Item "Quit"

    Wish I could help. I didn't even remember this, and since I upgrade each year, it hasn't been a problem since.
  6. Rossford

    Property Line Tool

    Have you looked at the tool settings? Seems to give many options, including, I think angle.
  7. Rossford

    Site Model Interpolation

    Benson, Have you ever tried the 3D polygon up the swale, and then lowered the entire thing -0.5"? Seems like that would help, and often, topo maps really omit that little "fast flowing channel" at the bottom of many swales. Similarly, I have thought about, but not tried yet, using the road tool like you or someone used to cut a stream through a landscape. Any thoughts on that? Might work better for proposed swales, IMHO, over several sections of the straight line grade tool. For that matter, why can't the swale tool use a curved polygon rather than straight line only? Seems like that would make the site model more intuitive to those of us old guys who still grade with contour lines.....seems like they could start with road tool, tweak it, and label it as a curved swale tool. Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
  8. Rossford

    Different markers on each end of a line in 2019?

    That was it, thanks. Not sure I even knew that was there after 15-20 years of VW, LOL>
  9. I have never noticed this before, but it appears that in 2019, I can only get the same line marker end point (i.e., circle, arrow) on both ends of a line. I used to use different markers for a lot of things, but can't get VW to do this now. Anyone else notice this? On SP0, haven't upgraded to SP1, due to stability complaints here. Thanks in advance.
  10. Rossford

    Message center won't close?

    Just noticed the little bell icon signaling a message in the upper right hand corner of my screen. Curious, I tapped it, and it was 4 various messages from VW about new seminars, etc. for 2019. Only problem is, it won't close, or let my drawing close, etc. Tried everything, including shut down via task manager, but I hadn't saved the very final version of my drawing. I know its something simple I panicked and couldn't find, but what do I do to close the message center whenever I happen to open it next? Thanks in advance.
  11. Rossford

    2019 - Site Model Contours do not display

    Haven't used it yet, but didn't the video suggest the site model can auto change the max and min limits now?
  12. I have taken the time to drawing offset polys and giving them lighter and lighter colors as the go to the middle of my ponds, but yes, maybe a gradient tool that could follow that swimming pool edge or something similar would be handy.
  13. Tui, I keep it open all the time, too. I like to keep it narrow, but just wide enough to make sure I know what the layer (and more often, the class) is before clicking it. Also have never used the Control + Arrow much, seems like it takes more time than scrolling down (at least in my class system)
  14. Not sure if I asked this before, and yes, I can use the boxes on the right, but often, want to use drop down menus. Problem is, my template has several sheet layers, and to get to an appropriate design layer, I have to scroll through sheet layers first, whereas I change design layers much more often. It seems they should be listed on top, or perhaps a separate drop down menu for sheet layers would speed things up a lot fo me.

 

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