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  1. My plant tags show two zeros after the decimal in the plant count. I can't figure out how to take these off. I've checked Document settings, units and set up but there is not an obvious fix there. Thanks, Rose
  2. I am creating landscape areas and in my pdf on my screen they look fine but when I print them they come out almost black. I've intentionally used hatches that are very light-like the dots and diagonal dashes, but they are all like this. My only solution has been to change the opacity to 50% so that the true pattern shows, but unfortunately my text/callouts are then also at 50%. Any ideas of how I can solve this? Thanks! Rose
  3. At this point I am just using 2D so the graphics are the only considerations. Looks like there is no problem w/ having polygons-just not sure if it takes up more memory. Thanks again for your help. Rose
  4. Thanks again, Jim. I did try the split tool but it just breaks the polygon up into smaller polygons. Is there an additional step for splitting from polygon to polyline? I can probably just keep the contours as polygons-just trying to understand the process a little better.
  5. Thanks for your quick reply! I was able to connect the ling segments and then when I used the command Modify>Compose it joined them all into a polygon. I tried to then use Modify>Convert to change to a polyline but it doesn't look like this is an option. So I then deleted the fill from the polygon and changed the line type so it looks like I want it to (single, dashed, joined line) but am I going to get into trouble down the road having all the contour lines as polygons instead of polylines? Is there a way to now change the polygon to a polyline? Thanks, Rose
  6. I have imported a survey from AutoCAD and the contour lines are made up of thousands of connected line segments. I am trying to change their appearance from solid to dashed. I've edited the line appearance in the class but the contours show up as only partially dashed, which leads me to think that there are overlapping line segments . I'd like to convert all lines on each contour to a single polyline-can I do this? Thanks, Rose
  7. I understand what you are saying. In the plant record there is a field for "placement spacing". Is there any way to link that to the worksheet? As for the legend/key, I guess I'll have to upgrade to 2013 (I have 2012).
  8. Thank you for your reply. I am unable to enter anything in any of the cells in the new column however.
  9. I am trying to add a column to "Plant List-Simple" to show spacing recommendations. I can insert a column, and name it, but when I try to add text in the cells below I am not allowed. I tried to copy and paste text from another cell, but I get the following message: "The cells you are trying to change are not editable". I'm a bit stumped as to how to do a Plant Legend or Key w/ Landmark. I want to show each plant symbol and then its name. Ideally I could incorporate this into my Plant List-Simple, but I've no idea how. Any thoughts?
  10. rbkla

    Plant List -scale

    Ok, I figured out my own problem. My drawing is at 1:1, so I have to manipulate the column height/width a ridiculous amount to get it to be the right size. I placed the worksheet on the sheet instead of the design layer and it worked fine.
  11. When I create a plant list it is very tiny on my drawing. I've tried manipulating the text, but that doesn't seem to help. I looked at a previous drawing I have w/ a plant list which is sized correctly, and the drawing is at 1/8"-1'-0" scale. I am drawing at 1:1 in this drawing, so I tried to change the scale to 1/8"=1'-0" just to see what happens, and the list still shows very small relative to my drawing. I've tried to alter column width, but the changes are relatively small. This seems to be a scale issue-is there a setting for scale on a plant list?
  12. Thanks for your comments. 1) Yes-I'm not sure what is happening w/ the particular plant "Acer Circinatum", so I assign it another name and then go back and edit. 2) It looks like my graphic is automatically assigned to the None class, even though that class is not current and is turned off, and I don't understand why. Here is what happens: I set my current class to Vegetation-proposed. The None class is off. I draw a circle and it shows that it is in the Vegetation-proposed class. ("Use at Creation" is checked in the Vegetation-proposed class, by the way). I create a plant symbol from the circle. The plant symbol is in the Vegetation-proposed class, but the actual graphic of the circle is in the None class (when I turn on the None class the circle appears, when I turn it off it disappears, but an outline shows for the plant symbol.) I've tried to edit the 2D graphic component-the circle itself-but it shows that the current class is vegetation proposed here too. Basically, I can't find where or why its assigned the graphic to the None class, and therefore can't figure out how to change it after the fact or ideally, stop it from doing that in the first place. For now, I'm just making sure the None class is on always, but its annoying. 3)I've set the tag class to Vegetation-proposed as well, but these don't show up either. It seems that I have to set my tag class to something separate from my symbol, and then it shows up. Again, not sure why. Any further insight you have would be great. Thanks so much.
  13. I've been trying to create plant symbols and having a number of problems: 1)When I try to create an Acer Circinatum specifically I get a message that my 2D and 3D objects are corrupted and have been replaced by 2D and 3D loci. Then my program crashes. This doesn't seem to happen w/ other plant choices. 2)When I create a plant symbol, the graphics are automatically assigned to the "None" class, even though I've carefully made sure that the individual graphics are in the class I want them in (Vegetation-New). 3)My tag leader line doesn't show up, and I can't figure out why. When I compare this file to an older one I worked on, it looks like in the previous file there were all kinds of new classes created automatically, such as Plants-components-tags, but this hasn't happened w/ my current file. I am wondering if this has something to do w/ the leader line not showing up. Is it supposed to be on this class? Did I miss a step where this class was supposed to be created? Help!
  14. I solved my problem, though I'm still a little confused as to how it happened. As I said before, 1/2 my plants didn't show up on my plant list. I noticed that the plant tags for all the plants were in the class "vegetation-new". When I switched the class for the plant tag on the plants that weren't showing up to "plants-components-tags" they showed up on the plant list. But 2 questions still remain: -The plants that originally showed up on the plant list still have the tag class as "vegetation-new" and these continue to show up on the plant list -When is the tag class assigned? Is this manually by me whenever I create a new plant or is it automatic? Would love it if anyone can shed some light on this..


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