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Lanamarie

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  1. Hello, I work in a landscape architecture and planning office that is currently deciding on whether or not to switch from PowerCadd to Vectorworks. Vectorworks Landmark seems to be the ideal choice as we do a lot of GIS work on the planning side of this office. The ability to move back and forth between the two programs would be fantastic for workflow and output. My question is this: does anyone know how to change the scale in Vectorworks without losing the spatial referencing of a .shp file that will go back into GIS? When I import a .shp file from GIS it comes in at a set scale (say 1:200,000). I then add a new layer, draw a polygon and then export that new polygon. When I bring this "Vectorworks" polygon as a .shp file into GIS, it pops into the correct location. However, when I change the scale in Vectorworks to set up a 24x36 map output, for example, the spatial referencing of a .shp file is lost in GIS. If anyone has some ideas it would be greatly appreciated! L.

 

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