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  1. Nicholas Dexter

    Drop in z axis to intersection

    That would be great. Thanks Jim. btw sketchup has a drop to Z vertices plugin which seems allows me to model in 3D within SU > then import back into VW > then I get the contours auto calculated etc. This saves me fiddling with the (for me) unintuitive site modifier tools. However, working this way I do not get the benefit of cut and fill. Nick
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    Drop in z axis to intersection

    Can vectorworks drop objects to the point of intersection with a surface? I know Send to Surface works with DTM's. My aim is to drop 3D loci in the Z direction until it hits upon an imported terrain so I can then run the Site Model command to create a new complex DTM. Hope this makes sense. Nick
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    Landscape area tool

    Cool - I'm already doing it. thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Nick
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    Landscape area tool

    Thanks Peter / Tamsin, Yes - a strange problem as I know this is not the best way to work normally. ie. CAD should give the definitive answer in terms of qty. However, I have inherited the calculations from someone else and I need to graphically display this info in terms of a plant schedule. The plan I am referencing has zones mapped out with quantities already labeled (in pen and ink) . Ideally I was looking for a way to draw a polygon zone and to 'force' the spreadsheet to add say 44 Lavender to this area. I'm trying the Meters centre method now - but I think it still requires me to calculate the centre spacing. If not, I'll simply use call out boxes and tally them manually, Cheers, Nick.
  5. Nicholas Dexter

    Landscape area tool

    Hi Everyone. I'm a bit stuck with a project as I need to specify planting areas by qty. The best tool seems to be the landscape area tool - but it automatically calculates the qty based on surface area rather than allowing me to simply enter the number if plants required. To override this automatic qty calculation I am having to guess the number of plants per sqm. For example changing 5per/sqM to 8.82 (or something) to get get the desired qty I want. Vw 2013 Landmark user. Any ideas appreciated. Thanks in advance, Nick


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