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J. Wallace

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    Landscape/permaculture/rainwater harvesting designer
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    www.jaandesigns.ca
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    Vancouver Island, BC

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  1. J. Wallace

    Overhaul the Colour Interface

    Totally agree Kevin ...lets not overlook the opacity control which could be streamlined.
  2. I think you have hit it on the head @JohnAthayde, perhaps a typical solid fill could be adjusted using a brush tool that removed or edited the areas applied.
  3. @Rossford I have done the same thing at times but it still looks quite hard and certainly not an organic look.
  4. I've been using VW for around 18 years, yikes, and have concluded it's the best fit for the services I provide. So thank you VW. One improvement I would love to see for the Landmark module is the ability to better control the fill feature for objects or shapes in order to provide some randomness within a 2d plan. The attached image is an example of what I'm referring to and from a designer, I follow on Instagram. In my opinion, the colour application is what really makes this design present well. Typically a lawn or pond/pool looks much better with darker edges and some lightening of colour towards the center. I also recognize that the attached image is a hand coloured drawing. If VW was able to produce this type of random fill/colour or allow users to control the depth of colour within an object it would bring most peoples presentations to a new level and give it a more hand crafted look. Thanks for considering it.
  5. J. Wallace

    plant and landscape feature image library

    Good idea @mike m oz
  6. J. Wallace

    Adding an external GPU to Macpro

    Thanks for your valuable feedback @JimW
  7. J. Wallace

    Adding an external GPU to Macpro

    Good question Jim, it's a 2012 version, specs here, Perhaps a thunderbolt port could be added via a PCLe slot ??? Just a thought. I'm really fond of my computer and am in denial about upgrading it, probably because I don't find the alternatives to exciting.
  8. Hello everyone. I saw this product today and was wondering if anyone here has an opinion on it. Could this extend the life of an older Macpro? Thanks to all for your feedback. OWC Mercury Helios FX
  9. Currently when one wants to change opacity of a fill they click the opacity button on the attributes palette> slide arrow or enter percentage amount>preview (perhaps make some changes)>OK It would be great to have the slider built into the attributes palette itself and the preview automatic.
  10. J. Wallace

    Trim 3D contours

    Cropping the site model might be the easiest approach, assuming you have created this.
  11. J. Wallace

    Plant tag default settings

    Hello everyone Question for you all, over the years I have developed a file I call 'Office standards"(advise from a VW webinar I saw years ago) where I place amongst other things, I place plant symbols which I often use within drawings. As I create new plant symbols within a design I will export these to this file so that I can create once and use these in future designs. One thing that I haven't figured out is the default tag settings on these saved plants. When I import these into a new design I have to spend quite a bit of time going through each plant and changing the tag settings. Below is an image of the default tag and the tag structure I like to use. Is there any way to set this as a default? This would save me hours of work on each of my designs...thanks for any feedback. ps, it doesn't seem to make any difference what the tag settings are when the plant symbol is exported to the Office standards file. When re-imported the tags goes back to the default setting shown in the image.
  12. Have you tried using the align tool? Select the plant tags then Modify>Align>Align/Distribute leader lines.
  13. J. Wallace

    Sheet Layer Printing Issues

    Have you tried to print to pdf and then send this to your printer? Export>pdf
  14. J. Wallace

    Mac Pro vs Laptop for VW 2018

    HI @miajani the iMac Pro would be a good option except that I don't like the glossy screens found on the iMacs. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping my trusty Macpro can hand in there until a suitable replacement comes on the market. Thanks for the feedback.
  15. J. Wallace

    Eye dropper tool-pick up and place opacity

    Thanks @markdd, I'm not sure how I missed that.
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