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J. Wallace

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  1. I seem to be having a challenge using/creating landscape areas within a specific file. If I draw a polyline or directly draw a landscape area I get a very distorted shape that is not close to what I'm after. If I create the shape/convert to a landscape area in a new blank file it works fine, as soon as I copy and paste this into my working drawing I get the same distortion. Not seen this before but hoping I can sort this out.
  2. Thanks very much @Tony Kostreski That's a huge help. I like the fact I can add a common or botanical name.
  3. I ended up sorting this out using this section from the help files. It's a bit vague but got me to where I needed to go. http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2019/eng/index.htm#t=VW2019_Guide%2FAnnotation%2FCreating_Data_Tag_Styles.htm%23XREF_33520_Creating_Tag_Styles&rhsearch=edit data tag&rhsyns=
  4. Hello everyone I'm trying to sort out how one can create a custom data tag. I'm hoping to do so for use with existing trees. I find the tags for existing tree symbols really cumbersome, for some reason they are much harder to work with when compared with plant symbols. See image below as an example of aligning tags, plant symbols align easily using the align tool, the existing tree tags never seem to align correctly which leaves one to adjust tags manually which can be a large task if your drawing contains hundreds of ex trees. I was hoping to work around this by creating a data tag for existing trees but haven't sorted out how to do this. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks
  5. We had to shift form a 2012 Mac Pro last year and opted for the Imac Pro. Happy with the performance to date, the price was a bit tough to swallow. Saying that we hope to get five years of service from this unit which makes it affordable when looking at the yearly cost. Good luck with your journey.
  6. Happy to finally see an announcement for the new Mac Pro... Pricing will be interesting, but happy to see expandability is part of Apples focus. https://www.apple.com/mac-pro/
  7. @jeff prince the property sizes I work with would be 1/2 acre up to 30...at least at this point. I think a big difference is your collecting your own drone data. I'm receiving the data from an operator. I'm going to send along a message later today and ask him some specifics. Your project is looking great, have fun.
  8. That is fantastic. Your mesh looks very good, do you find it cumbersome to navigate with? The mesh files I receive are usually huge 500gb+ so I find I set up a file for the mesh only to make it easier to reference. Exciting to read about your experience and thanks for sharing.
  9. Nice looking work...your mesh looks great overlaid onto the site model. Well done.
  10. I'm sad to hear you are leaving, but very happy to hear that family is a priority and this is were your energies will be going. Take care Jim and thank you for all your work.
  11. I'm no expert; if I were in this situation I would consider exporting the worksheet and create an excel sheet which you can easily modify. You can then import it once you're done, saying that I've not imported a sheet before so I'm not certain of the implications of this.
  12. Hi I'm putting together a site model using shape files from a drone survey. Done this a few times in VW2018, the first time in VW2019. Files import just fine and it looks good in 2d, when I go into a 3d model I'm getting some areas that are blacked out. I repeated the same procedure with a blank fresh file (first was a template file) and I get similar results but the colouring is white instead of black. If I repeat this in VW2018 is works flawlessly, and if I save this file and re-open in VW2019 is looks fine as well... Not sure if anyone has run into this or not?
  13. I got this sorted out...http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2019/eng/index.htm#t=VW2019_Guide%2FAnnotation%2FEditing_Data_Tags.htm&rhsearch=data tag&rhhlterm=data tag&rhsyns=
  14. I've been playing around a bit with the new data tag tool, great addition. Just wondering if there is a way we can easily edit what is displayed in the tag (other than the pre-configured options). I usually have additional information showing in plant tags such as the ID and I was hoping to be able to customize the data tag to show similar info. Love the new tool as it makes it easy to label various plants without worrying about class visibilities, and I hope customization becomes easier. As a side note, I noticed that you can 't make any font or font size changes unless you enter the edit mode.
  15. Just wondering what might have caused a current file that I'm working on to generate over 2000 folders within the resource browser? It appears that all the folders are empty, I'm not certain when this occurred. It was a VW2018 file in it's earlier life. It has tons of existing tree symbols on it which might be related? Thanks for any words of wisdom.
  16. @digitalcarbon it's always fascinating to see what you up to. Thanks for sharing.
  17. Thanks for that @Benson Shaw I didn't realize that this feature was part of VW 2019.
  18. @Patricia Angelu you might want to check out the resources available on VW Youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/vectorworks/featured
  19. @rowbear97 thanks for that...I didn't realize that this was a new feature of 2019. Looks very useful for Landmark applications, I may never use the traditional tags again.
  20. Brian do you any grade limits in place? These are an important part of adding a pad, in my experience. I haven't had a great experience using pads with retaining edges but a grade limit should help your situation. I often create a pad, then copy and paste this in place, change this to a grade limits within the OIP, then offset it by whaterever distance you wish. In this image, I offset it by 1'. The model will then place your pad and use the grade limits for just that. There are lots of good videos out there on VW Youtube channel which you might want to check out. A good practice can also be to put all your site modifiers into the same layer your site model exists. Hope that helps...
  21. We recently upgraded to a 10 core iMac Pro. I would say my workflow has increased by 10%. Super happy with this unit, except to the cost, saying that we are looking at it through the long-term lense...hoping to get 5 good years. We have another workstation which needs to be replaced and we're giving the Mac mini a serious look.
  22. Super interesting @Rob Glisson we're in the market to replace an old Mac 'Cheese grater' some time in 2019. This looks like a great approach.
  23. I live on Vancouver Island, BC Canada. A number of areas have free LIDAR information available but I found I needed someone to take this raw data and create contours. It's not expensive but this data is usually taken every 2-3 years so if there have been any site changes it won't be reflected in the data.
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