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    Plant list images

    I can insert an image function in my plant list to show the symbol next to the plant name. When I do this though it shows the symbol with all the classes on so I can see the hydrozone, irrigation, and interior linework. Can I control which classes it shows?
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    Automate existing tree tool

    I have 100s of trees I need to document with the existing tree tool. They are currently represented as circles (for the trunk) on the survey. Is there some way I can automate turning every circle into an existing tree instead of placing each one individually? I tried: modify>convert>replace with symbol But this only turns them into plants, not existing trees, it seems... Thank you
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    Image props not visible

    I'm using the mandarin orange tree from the vwx library and It just shows the 2 crossed yellow planes with no image prop inside. Yet when I edit 3D, the tree is there. I've sent it to surface, checked classes, checked settings in OIP, made sure I'm in open GL. I placed it in a new file and it's visible there. Other image props also appear blank. Am I missing something? Thank you. I'm editing to add: this file was created in vwx 2017 on November 14th, it's not a file that got converted from vwx 2016 version.
  4. I'd like to use line end markers in the design layer, but they always appear way over-sized on the sheet layer. Can someone advise me as to how to achieve this functionality? Thank you
  5. I would like to be able to select landscape areas by fill style. If I have a site with 10 different plant palettes and each palette has about 50 landscape areas associated with it then I have to manually select each landscape area when I want to edit the whole group and end up wasting a lot of time. Currently I can only select all 500 landscape areas with the object type option on the Select similar tool.
  6. I'm trying to use the renderworks camera but some buildings are slanted and warped. Can anyone advise what setting to use to get an accurate perspective? Thank you
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    Renderworks camera making warped perspective

    Yes! Thank you, I was thinking to myself, gee I've never used a camera that warped at the edges so much, except a fish eye lens... but why would anyone want that for a professional rendering?!
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    2D & 3D interacting strangely

    I have a file with 2D plans that I added a 3D model to later in separate layers. I finished the model, did a couple rounds of revision on the 2D (including copy+pasting new work from other consultants into this file) and the file has been working fine. Then today I open it and the 2D symbols have polygons (other 2d symbols) as their 3d component. They never had a 3D component to begin with. The ones that did have a 3D component were showing the wireframe view of the model even when in Top/plan view. I solved this by deleting the objects in the 3d component, but am still curious if I did something to cause this that I can avoid in the future. Also the polyline buildings I drew are not visible unless I am in that layer. They disappear as soon as I go to a different layer, even though their layer and class are on. I solved this by going in to the model layer and just using the flyover tool. That seemed to do the trick. Any guesses as to what's going on there? Is this just my graphics card not refreshing? (AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4096 MB) Thank you.
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    2D & 3D interacting strangely

    Anyone? Another file is having these problems. Clearly its something to do with the program...
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    Renderworks camera making warped perspective

    Yes, I tried normal perspective it doesn't seem to make a difference. Perspective angle didn't take the warping away, just made it less. I'd prefer to use orthogonal though. The problem I have is it doesn't show me the camera view from where I placed the camera, it shows me a view from 100s of feet away from the site model
  11. Hi, how does one convert a working file back to a regular file? I tried saving a copy, but it opens like a working file. Thank you
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    Project Sharing

    Hi, I'm using project sharing for the first time. There are three people sharing- two successfully checked out files. The other person's vwx program crashed as soon as they opened the working file. Anyone else have that happen?
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    2D & 3D interacting strangely

    The problem persists, my door 2d symbol was showing the open gl view when in top/plan view.
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    Compose ruins polylines

    I can't get the problem to repeat, it's working now. This has happened on another file recently though.
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    Compose ruins polylines

    I use compose to create a curving polyline line from 2 arcs. Lately it creates a polyline, but it ruins the S curve by trying to connect one of the ends to the mid point. Can anyone advise? Thank you. Images below are 2 arching lines before composing and what it looks like after composing:
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    Compose ruins polylines

    No, when I close it it then continues the line to the other end point (not stopping at midpoint).
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    Copy + paste worksheet database header

    Yes, # 2 was my problem I was pasting into a row that already had a header. Thanks for the work arounds!
  18. I am used to highlighting the entire database header, copying it, and then pasting it in the cell in column A of the row where I want it, row 12 for example. This is no longer working. Now it pastes the header starting in cell B 12, leaving A 12 blank. I've also tried highlighting the entire row 12 then pasting, I get the same result. Can someone advise I'm not looking forward to copy + pasting every single cell for 20 different headers. Thank you.
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    DTM > send to surface > grass / paving etc.

    Does hardscape tool allows you to use texture beds? Thats what I use. In the OIP there is a drop down menu for 'Show 3D' and you can choose Texture bed if you want it to conform to the contours of the site model. You can then select the hardscape and apply a texture, or you can apply by class. You have to make sure that in your site model settings that layer is allowed to modified the site. There are other 3D options in the hardscape tool, like slab, but for flat hardscape I usually just make an extruded polygon and set it to the z height that I want. It seems easier to me because then I don't have to create as many pads and contours.
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    Image props not visible

    Hi Jim, this file dates back to November 14th and was made on the current version of vwx.
  21. Attached is an image of a staircase with landings and a retaining wall on one side. The lower staircase was easy, just 2 sloping contours and the adjacent pads. The upper part required a lot more work because of the landings and the sloping terrain adjacent. Could these sloping contours be automatically generated as a feature added to the stairs? Alternatively, could you give the contour the operability of the 3D polygon so i can snap it to the edges of the stairs with the correct Z height (ie not have to set z height in the OIP)?
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    3D contours

    Not sure if you need the contours to remain as 3D polygons, if not you could try this: Modify> Convert to> Lines, then you can make it a dashed line. If you are using these in a site model you can change the Graphic Properties of the contours in the Site model settings.
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    Site Model confused by modifier

    Can you be more specific about what you're trying to achieve and what these are images of? I'd like to help, but it's unclear whats going on here without knowing more details.
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    Plant libraries?

    There are some 3rd party that offer these. Here are a couple: http://xfrog.com/category/samples.html https://www.ozbreed.com.au/landscape-gardening-plants-3d-graphics/ I think the Pomegranate comes in the landmark library.
  25. Instead of having a button to push to access a window that displays the opacity slider can you just put the slider there on the palette (no button)? It would be such a time saver for me. Thank you.

 

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