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  1. @Cara2 In 'landscape area settings' make sure the 3D display is set to texture bed or 3d plants and not 2d only? And in the class, go to textures and make sure there is a texture set! Those were the issues I had I think from memory.
  2. We received some 'Enscape 3D' links from a consultant we're working with this week. These provide interactive 360 degree navigable views from a set point on their model which open via weblink, so would be something we could send to clients etc without them having any modelling or visualisation software - and looks to me like a plugin which works with Revit / ArchiCAD. Is there anything comparable at the moment for Vectorworks, or is this something that could be incorporated within Vectorworks itself? Thanks, Lisa
  3. This is what I need. I asked the question in the forum and apparently the aligned hardscape tool is a good start?
  4. ...Apart from, it crashes anytime I try to add a modifier. Do I have to 'edit surface modifiers' within the hardscape itself, or can I use a standard stake modifier on top of the hardscape? It seems to be that editing surface modifiers is crashing all the time. Sometimes a site modifier stake seems to work on top, and sometimes it doesn't. Anyone used this successfully and have any tips?
  5. https://app-help.vectorworks.net/2017/eng/VW2017_Guide/Import/Importing_Georeferenced_Images.htm states that: "GeoTiff image files can be imported, but no georeferencing information within the file is used." Can we add functionality for importing GeoTiff image files with their georeferenced information (scale & location) included please? OS Vectormap Local and Vectormap District both don't have world files associated and would be good to be able to use.
  6. @bgoff Thanks! Aligned slab is exactly what I need.
  7. Ha, amazing! Glad it worked, it was really annoying me! Have a good one too.
  8. @adam covell - last thing I've thought to check, just incase this is a difference between between Landmark / Architect? On import, if you click advanced at the bottom left? It gives you options for import location. The standard default for me is the top option (centre first import, align all subsequent). If you imported like this your drawing would centre on the aerial for Greenwich Park. However, with the "this file contains georeferenced geometry" box ticked, my VW then only gives the bottom option as available - Align with internal origin. Maybe just make sure yours does the same?
  9. @adam covell Ok. So I've done the same thing with a blank file just to check I'm not missing anything, and mine is working.... here are my steps. Blank document. Check the georeferencing settings are on (File > Document Settings > Georeferencing) - they should be on by default. Origin > User Origin > set user to match the georeferencing system. Check the design layer settings to make sure the layer is also ticked as georeferenced? (This shouldn't matter if you're ticking the georeferenced box on import as above, but worth doing in advance if you're having issues just incase! All new layers have to be set to this too.) Import DWG with "This file contains georeferenced geometry" ticked. (Units should be in metres.) You should on import get a blank screen centred on the INTERNAL origin, (blue crosshair thing,) which will still be at Greenwich Park in GIS terms, and you should have to fit view to objects to locate your imported information, which will be situated somewhere away from the internal origin. You can check the geo image at this point and it should match your imported information - mine does. Then, click Geolocate, and click a position on your site. All this does is move the internal origin from Greenwich Park to your site, but shouldn't affect the geo image if you try this again. It will move the user origin again though, so you should go to Origin > User Origin > Set user origin to match the georeferencing system again for completeness.
  10. No worries @adam covell . Yes your drawing is in the wrong place unfortunately - it is in Germany. The user origin doesn't affect the position of the drawing in GIS terms, but rather just whether what you see on the rulers is correct / makes sense. If you open a blank file, set the user origin to match the georeferencing settings, and re-import the OS dwg - but make sure you tick the 'this file contains georeferenced geometry' box on import. This should import it in the correct place, on both the rulers and the geo image. (Note that if you then use geolocate to position the internal origin on your site (which you should do), you'll have to reset the user origin again to get it to match the easting and northing co-ordinates again. It won't affect your positioning though.)
  11. @adam covell I think this is because your user origin and GIS settings don't tie up. An easy way to check is to go to Tools > Origin > User Origin, and select "Set User Origin to match the Georeferencing Co-ordinate system". This will change the document grid to match the georeferencing co-ordinates and show that the grid of your drawing is actually in an incorrect location in geo-referenced terms? The reason for this is that British Grid is set up using an agreed origin point off the coast of the Scilly Isles, and all co-ordinates are measured by Easting and Northing distance from that point. Vectorworks origin (both Internal and User) default to a location in Greenwich Park - so you want to reset your ruler to the actual British Grid 0,0 point, otherwise your drawing will sit geographically approx 539000m east and 177200m north of where you think it is.
  12. I've created a hardscape by boundary, due to varying width and form - though the hardscape is essentially intended to be a path, and I need to treat it as such in terms of levels. I know using the roadway / pathway settings you can edit each point on the path to set the level and crossfall... is there a way to do this with a boundary hardscape? Essentially I want to be able to input the edge levels along the route in 3D, and then potentially make this a modifier for my site model. Is the workflow for this to edit a base site model, placing stakes at the required chainages, and then set the hardscape as a texture bed only? I'd ideally like to set the levels within the hardscape itself, and keen to use the slab settings within the hardscape to allow detail sections. Any help much appreciated.
  13. @ScottLebsack Thanks - I'm one of the posters in that thread ūüėā It is possible - but arduous if you have lots of buildings (i.e. a new village) all with slightly different floorplans, compared to just the tick box on the massing model tool which would be a great help.
  14. Any ideas for a workaround for copy / paste in place between files? All I can think of is to copy with a reference point and then manually re-position.
  15. I love the massing model - but we typically need to show buildings with a gable pitch rather than hipped? Right now I know I can edit bespoke, but in terms of a wishlist item it would be good if there was scope to have this roof option factored in as a tickbox or something please?

 

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