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  1. Jonathan Pickup

    Can't Mirror a Hybrid Symbol?

    Yes, this is the expected behaviour. Hybrid symbols can only be rotated or mirrored in top plan. Removing the plan portion of the symbol should allow you mirror the object vertically.
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    Best way to create site model without VW Landscape?

    you don't need landmark to create a site model, the commands you need are in Architect, in the AEC menu. You can create a site model from 3D loci, stake objects, or 3D polygons.
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    Different component heights or layers?

    put them on the same layer and set them to the different heights. Having too many layers would get confusing.
  4. Jonathan Pickup

    PDF Manipulation?

    if it has been created as a vector-based pdf. If it a raster-based pdf, then no.
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    PDF Manipulation?

    i think it's reasonably easy. crop the PDF, clip a hole in it. I made a movie to show you
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    this link should give you my hatch movies https://www.youtube.com/user/archoncad/search?query=hatch here are more hatches: https://www.culturedstone.com/resources/architect-resources/cad-resources don't forget to look in your Resource Manager for resources.
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    Extrude along path

    to start with, Vectorworks uses the center of the profile object. Create the EAP then edit the profile. Move the profile to the desired location.
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    Glass door texture is solid

    is the door solid or glazed?
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    nudge disabled

    Do you have other software running in the background. I seem to remember something like chrome interfering with nudge.
  10. You can scale a symbol with the Object Info palette or the selection tool
  11. This Is just one way to do it, there are others. You can start with the site model file. Create a new design layer. Instead of creating a blank design layer, copy a design layer from another file. This is the lower part of the dialog box. Ensure that you choose all the layers that make up the 3D model and that you choose the option at the bottom to import later options. Now adjust the plan location to suit the site and adjust the layer elevation of the site model to suit the building. Another way is to use a design layer viewport where you reference in the 3D model. That will make it easy to move and rotate the 3D model and change the elevation to suit the site.
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    Viewport Layer Stack Order

    it should be on the right. try restarting your Vectorworks if you don't see the numbers. You have to be able to see the numbers sometimes I have to make my navigation palette wider.
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    How to Move Walls.

    I thought of the move too, but I thought the original question was more about dragging a few walls together
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    List All Classes in file

    Hi, one of my clients asked for a script that would list all the classes in a file. Here is a quick script I knocked up. It doesn?t sort the classes alphabetically, it just exports the list of classes as they were made.
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    How to Move Walls.

    I didn't mean to tell you off. Nudge usually movies one pixel at a time. this translated to different dimensions depending on the zoom. if you set your preferences, you can set up the nudge to be a specific amount, when used with the shift + ctrl +arrow keys
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    How to Move Walls.

    Unless you have set your preferences correctly, nudge is not an accurate way to move things
  17. Jonathan Pickup

    Roof Construction

    Like Mike says, create roof face objects for each roof plane.
  18. Jonathan Pickup

    Multiple copy items by reference point

    try the move by points tool
  19. I have been making movies to teach Vectorworks for many years. 12 years ago I started to write a regular monthly manual (with included movies). All of this has been on my web site (http://learn.archoncad.com). Last time I counted, there were over 2500 movies on the site. This has been good and bad. Good because there is so much there. Bad be cause it is not hard to find what you need. The solution is a new visual knowledgebase web site that just has the most up to date movies in a new easy to navigate system. The knowledge base web site has been well received by most of my customers, with some articles view over 300 times. They are finding the new website much easier to navigate, making it much easier to find the information they want. I am constantly working on the knowledge base website updating movies, fixing links, and making it better. If you do not find what you need or you find things that need improving, please get in touch with me.
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    Rectangle Tool Freezing

    Are you using a mac with Mojave? I had a lot of trouble after my upgrade to Mojave. I deleted Vectorworks and re-installed it. So much better.
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    How to Move Walls.

    try grouping the walls and moving them as a group. if the walls are connected and they are affecting the other walls, turn off the connected walls mode (toolbar)
  22. Jonathan Pickup

    Count individual number of plants?

    if you are using a worksheet that looks at categories and you forget to fill in the categories, then yes the report will not find the plants. Create another report that just finds plants.
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    Count individual number of plants?

    Do you mean like turning on the tags?
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    Modifying site model to wrap around retaining walls and stairs

    if you create gabion basket and place a pad at the bottom, then group them together, you can copy these all over the site model. Pads should work even when part of a group
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    Get stepping stones to follow surface.

    I guess there are many ways to do this. One way is to use 3d only symbols. Theses can snap to the site model and with automatic working planes, rotate to the slope of the terrain.


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