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    Golf Course Architect
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  1. Rossford

    Property Line Tool

    Have you looked at the tool settings? Seems to give many options, including, I think angle.
  2. 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.
  3. 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>
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. yes, not the best.....
  8. 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.
  9. 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)
  10. 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.
  11. Rossford

    VW 17 - massive file size for dwg export

    Regarding poly lines, whenever I have worked with other firms using ACAD, our poly lines convert to literally thousands of points in ACAD. I convert those to polygons, and simplify them (you can convert to 3D and use simplify poly, then convert back to 2D if required) but I have an old script for poly smoothing. Even if you simplify relatively little, you can reduce on polyline from thousands of vertices to hundreds or if you don't mind a bit of choppy look, maybe to dozens of vertices. It takes a little experimentation. I have also found many duplicates for reasons I cannot understand, so running the purge duplicates command usually helps.
  12. Agree, contour labels could be more flexible. Years ago, ACAD allowed drawing a line to align the contour labels as described above. also, do need ability to have independent decimal places separate from dimensions, etc. I rarely go below 1 foot intervals, and would set it to 1 as the precision limit. Sometimes, go to .25, but rarely. Also, want more control, line for proposed alignments. Existing contour labels should show up near the edge of viewports, just outside grade limits, and maybe (maybe) just once in the center. At least, that is how I typically draw them.
  13. Pat, Checked into it, and seems like only the dimensions can be dually labeled, no? We use polygons for our centerlines, and prefer to have those measured in yards to auto produce our scorecard. Right now, our worksheet measures the polygon and divides by 3. I have considered a separate drawing as you suggest above, referenced in and will try that if units stick. Thanks.
  14. I think it would be helpful if you could list dimensions two different ways in one drawing. In my case, as a golf course architect, I would love my centerlines in yards, so I can make a scorecard, and put those on one layer and specific class. The rest of dimensions are in decimal feet as Andy needs. Jim? Add it to the wish list?
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    Contour Height Labels

    I typically want my proposed contour labels lined up as G Troyer suggests, and have seen other programs that do that. I also like my existing contours somewhere near the edge of the sheet/viewport and/or just outside edge of grading areas. Ex and Proposed should be different sizes. It does seem like VW could give us landmark users a few more options to treat contour labels as we wish, not just manually move them around and resized them, etc.

 

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