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  1. Thanks, Pat. Will tee this one up later today!
  2. Agree on the worksheet function, but am I the only one who likes to set classes to show or gray others, hit select all just to take a quick look that some drain pipe class (say 6" or whatever) just looks like they are all right? Old school yes, but I never quite trust all the automation. But, yes, eventually getting them into a bid form this works great.
  3. If you use viewports to place your drawings on sheet layers, you can edit the viewport to scale up lines and hatches specifically to that scale. It's under advanced properties at the bottom when you click to open a viewport. I have some standard viewports because we go back and forth from 100, 200 and 30 scales. I have used the line weight scale factor but haven't yet fiddled with the hatch settings.
  4. Pat, I probably wasn't as clear as I should have been. Can you work in feet on the drawing, but use the dual dimensions of yards in a worksheet? Forgot to mention the scorecard is a worksheet......
  5. I asked this question a few weeks ago. No answer, and I haven't found a way to do it. On things like our drainage plans, which could be lines from point to point, we just remember to add a third point, even if on a straight line, and draw them as polygons. It is also possible to compose 2 (or more) intersecting lines after drawing them and it converts them to a polygon where the perimeter is the length. If you have multiple combined lines they will all compose/connect only to themselves, and it will show as 4 (or whatever) polygons with a total measurement, if all are selected. While a bit time consuming, if you did it often, a simple script and shortcut key to run it would speed it up. Best I got! I hope others have better!
  6. I know I knew this at one time but can't for the life of me find the answer on VW help, so I thought I would try here...... In my golf course work, I usually work in feet for construction measurements, but would prefer the scorecard report in yards, without my having to create a formula of "Record/3". I recall reading somewhere (Jonathan P maybe?) that worksheets could be set to different units than the drawing. Can that (still) be done? Thanks if advance for pointing out the obvious on a Monday morning.....
  7. Yes, that does take a long time to do anything and freezes up. We do a lot of similar grading. It appears you simplified polys which is good. You can try to simplify more, especially since the smoothness of the site model shouldn't be apparent or important below water. Someone once told me that contour lines with tens of vertices are better than hundreds, which should be the max. If any contour counts in the thousands of vertices it will take forever to calculate, so keep simplifying until you get the count as low as possible and still achieve the look you want. Looks like most of yours have in the tens to low hundreds, so I think Bryan is right - try only the top and bottom contours, which should probably give you what you want.
  8. Pat, Is there a way to measure multiple lines in a selection? Seems I can only measure one at a time.
  9. Miriam, Yes, closing the file fixes most all things, doesn't it. On occasion, I have also simply minimized my VW window and brought it back to full screen and that has solved some graphic issues, so it may be worth a try.
  10. The bottom center of the 3D polys is blank, but part of the generated model. Is that the areas you are referring to? If so, perhaps your model crop should be closer to the property line? Have you set the minimum and maximum elevations to be lower and above the contours? Looks like some of your low areas got cut off, although it appears to be in the original contours, not the site model.
  11. Yes, one of the mandates was conforming to California's then program of reducing turf areas and irrigation, especially what is now called the Champions course. The Legend course will be a bit more forgiving, but not quite as scenic.
  12. Not sure I will attend quite yet to what would be my 3rd Summit. I hope to. Well worthwhile for those who haven't. I can attest La Costa is a really, really neat venue for the event...….They were a client a few years back and I used to walk around singing that old Steve Martin song, "I can't believe I get paid for doing this!" (or, staying there...….perhaps 50 nights over a few years.) That's probably not why they chose the venue....but if attendees play golf there, they may take pleasure in knowing the golf courses were redesigned several years ago......partially on Vectorworks (by yours truly) in conjunction with a firm using ACAD for other parts.
  13. Seems like it only switches it to the aerial when I try to select my Bezier polylines I use for initial contour lines. If I convert to polygons or 3D polys, they select fine.
  14. I am not new at this, but on a Sunday afternoon, after a start and stop, VW keeps throwing me back to the aerial layer (which I want to keep on as it is useful base info for drawing on my grading layer) The Aerial layer is at the bottom of the hierarchy, I have show layers but not show/snap or show/snap/modify on for the aerial. Yet, when trying to select my 1 or 5 foot contour class on the Proposed Grading layer, it won't select, and it always grabs the aerial layer below, sometimes within a colored viewport edit box that shows "exit bitmap crop". Must be missing something real simple, or the file was set up differently than I am used to be the engineer? Quick tip for selection of only my layer and class appreciated.


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