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Helen Palmer

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  1. Is it possible to get the existing tree labels to show in a 3d view? I would like to create an analysis drawing with the tree information showing in a 3d view - is it possible? I have the labels showing in 2d but when I use a 3d view they don't appear
  2. This would be exceedingly helpful if we could modify the fields to follow the UK tree standards. It's a great tool, but so frustrating to have to manually amend everything after input.
  3. thank you that was very helpful. Do you also have any tips for the adjustment of hardscape using the hardscape profile tab, or the surface modifiers. I am trying to align two hardscape which are both aligned hardscape but I cannot get the edges to align vertically. I also need to add a slope but I end up with odd valleys and shapes if I use grades or stakes. I cannot find any useful tips or videos on service select other than the clips which say it is possible and isn't it amazing. (it would be if I could work it out).
  4. I have created a hardscape for a gravel surface. When I render using a standard stone finish only the border renders in this way, the main hardscape alters the render - maybe rotating it? Is there a way to change the way this renders to give the appearance I want? This render works perfectly on an extrude, just not on hardscape. Image below shows the extrude - which is how I want it to look - the area to the right is the hardscape with border. Vwx 21 Landmark
  5. Fantastic, that works perfectly, thank you.
  6. I have a model created from imported source data from a survey. The area includes a stream for which the levels are only given in transverse sections at wide intervals. This means the model is not creating the stream correctly. I need to modify the existing site contours - but when i enter the model to edit the contour level text obliterates the contours below so I can't actually see the contours to select, even using the b key. This text is locked in this editing mode and the levels are turned off in the site model settings. Any way to turn off this information? I have also tried entering stakes with levels to modify the model to try and reset this but it doesn't seem to work. The only other alternative I have is to manually enter extra stakes into the survey and re-create the model. any advice? thanks Helen VW21 Landmark
  7. Yes, that solved the problem, thanks very much. So many different options all over the place!
  8. Thanks but those images above were taken with render mode on high. I've set to very high and it makes no difference. I should say I'm running 2021 SP3 updated yesterday.
  9. I have created a model and have created a viewport on a sheet layer. When viewed in top/plan in the viewport, the curves are arranged perfectly but when viewed in top in any other render mode - openGL, final render works, render works style, the curves are not created as curved but as a series of short straight segments. I have increased the dpi of the viewport and no improvement. The problem occurs between hardscape and softscape areas. Screenshots attached. thanks for any advice
  10. This seems to be specific to VW2019 SP2. Everything works fine on my other computer which I haven't yet updated from SP1.
  11. I'm trying to set out a large drawing with circular and straight dimensions. The radial dimension is causing VW to crash - I've tried in an existing drawing and also in a new drawing which opens up automatically. I'm getting the whirling circle and have to force to close. Very frustrating - I have a LOT of work to do and this is not helping. I've repeatedly re-opened VW and am up to date with IOS and VW. Any ideas? Helen
  12. I have a site model and several existing trees - some of these will automatically send to the surface of the site model. Some will not. I've moved them all onto the site model layer (even though the site model is set to identify modifiers on all layers) and a few more trees send to surface. It seems very random. This is a vw2018 file imported into 2019 and there seems to be several bugs with the file (all the lines, either straight, or polygons) now appear to have have line end markers attached, despite the class default being no line marker. Very frustrating. Any ideas? Also does anyone know how to get rid of that odd level shown on the site model? Can't find the source data which is creating it and don't seem to be able to delete it. thanks Helen VW2019 landmark
  13. I know this has come up before but how do I modify the pitch roof in a massing model? I want a pitch but with gable ends, not hips. The help menu says I can edit this by using 'edit massing model' but all that is shown is a standard flat roof - how do I then create the pitch I want? VWX 19
  14. Hi All, just coming to grips with the new hardscape styles, in particular the new 3d section aspect of them. I've found quite a few hardscape styles via the resource browser but I am particularly looking for some for gravel and hoggin areas, and no-dig construction including strengthening systems such as Golpla and Cellweb for installing paving over tree routes. Has anyone found this, or made these, or do I need to start from scratch? Below is a standard section (each element drawn individually) which I would like to create into a hardscape style. many thanks Helen
  15. Hi All, just coming to grips with the new hardscape styles, in particular the new 3d section aspect of them. I've found quite a few hardscape styles via the resource browser but I am particularly looking for some for gravel and hoggin areas, and no-dig construction including strengthening systems such as Golpla and Cellweb for installing paving over tree routes. Has anyone found this, or made these, or do I need to start from scratch? Below is a standard section (each element drawn individually) which I would like to create into a hardscape style. many thanks Helen
  16. I am looking for a freelance Vectorworks Landmark operator to work on an ad hoc basis to prepare landscape plans. Must have full Landmark knowledge, including site modelling, planting plans, tree survey input etc. Being a landscape architect and a knowledge of plants would be a huge bonus!! Email helen@landshapedesign.com for more information. Helen www.landshapedesign.com
  17. All the grades shown in the screenshots above are created with the grade tool. It is an excellent tool but there does appear to be a bug with it. the grades randomly appear and disappear and I can only get them to reappear by 'sending to front', when there is nothing in front of them. I've given up and added the missing elevations manually using text.
  18. I'm still having this problem - I also cannot adjust the location of the % fall and arrow - sometimes they are offset, sometimes they are not, regardless of what I have shown on the global settings. This is extremely annoying. Also these grades disappear - or sections of them do, even when I have only the class and layer on Active only. I have to select move forward to get them to appear. Anyone got any ideas? Help!
  19. I am using grade objects and wish to show the elevation at either end of the grade lines. Show elevation is selected on the settings, but is not always shown. Particuarly when grade objects are touching (intentionally), the elevations are missing. On some grades the elevations are showing but I can't see any difference in the settings. Any ideas how to get them to show? thanks Helen
  20. Yes, it works perfectly well. I started using it in annotation mode as the text sizes were so difficult to control in the design layers (probably because I don't understand how the text scales). I use all dimensions and grades in annotation modes - makes it much easier to manage, but the only disadvantage is if you need to export to dwg it can get a bit messy, and if you suddenly find you need to refer it from the design layer, of course you can't see it. I've just tried taking heights from the site model and it won't do that in annotation mode so if you need this then you need to use the tool in the design layer but if you want to do some quick calculations it works well.
  21. I have created a plan and calculated grades using the very useful grade tool. I have used the grade tool in viewport annotation. However, every time I move the viewport on the page the data with the arrow (percentage grade/fall) on the viewport disappears. The data is still there and correct but to get the grade to show (which is what I want) I have to go into the viewport, individually select each grade, then press return for the information to reappear. I can appreciate if I moved the viewport on the design layer or the viewport crop, the grade tool would have to reassess all the information (which it does if I do this), but why is this information missing when I just move the viewport. It is a huge waste of time do reset these each time. The first image is what it looks like, the second what it should like and what it does look like after I individually select each grade to reset. Thanks for advice, grade calculation is painful enough as it is, without this added headache! Helen
  22. Yes, I suppose the best way is to create the slope on the site model and then use the hardscape as a texture bed modifier. I have been trying to work out how to use the slope modifier on the hardscape tool from the Vectorworks help page but it's almost impossible to see what is on the images and work out how to do it - is there a tuition video or any tips on this?
  23. I need exactly this as well! This would make my external car park design on a sloping (in multiple directions) site much easier.
  24. The stake object does exactly what I want - except .... not sure I can get it to show exactly what i want. I want the stake object to show an identifier (e.g A), and this preferably to be automatically assigned - I can set this in the tools dialogue. However, I need to then create a report which sets the identifier against the coordinate (northing and easting) and I can't find a way to do this. I don't really have the space on the drawing to show the coordinates for each stake and would be much easier to show the identifier only. I think this is what Kevin is saying above - does anyone know a way around this? All it needs is more elements for selection in the report - the info is there, just getting to it is the problem!
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