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  1. lisagravy

    Drawing information moving miles away...

    Thanks - we fixed the one that caused us issues yesterday just by manually moving all our drawing information back to the original position... but I will send through the next problem file(s) we have if that's ok.
  2. lisagravy

    Drawing information moving miles away...

    I'd say maybe if it was one of us it could be someone taking a shortcut or accident, but that it's happening to three of us separately, when we're not really crossing over in terms of working on each others drawings, it's quite hard to believe? We also have a few strong opinions in the office about always importing into a blank file, and it's been part of our workflow for a long time with no problems - we've only really started to have this issue since upgrading to VW2019?
  3. This has happened to a few of us all working on separate drawings now - our drawing information sometimes seems to transport itself way way off grid, with no particular pattern as to why? Can anyone shed any light on this? In terms of our workflow, all of our drawings are set up initially using design layer viewport referencing, to reference in information such as topographic survey, architects / engineers layouts etc, from separate Vectorworks files. All of these referenced layers are set to 'Centre first import, align all subsequent imports' when initially importing into their own files from DWG. Once all of these design layer viewports are referenced (and sense checked that they are in the correct place and suitably stacking on top of each other,) we are then choosing to centre drawing on internal origin, before we begin adding our own information. We then use the design layer referenced viewports as a base to work from to inform our own design, which we draw on a separate layer(s) but in the same position, often snapping etc to the referenced layers and turning things on and off. Sheet layers are created with annotations etc, using both our own layers and the referenced layers. The file can be used for days or weeks working correctly. But then, suddenly we will notice that a sheet layer is only showing annotations and any referenced layers, with none of our own drawing information. The design layer references all remain in their original position, but our drawn information is appearing anywhere up to 250,000km away, and requires to be moved back into place. Is there a reason for this / something we can fix in our workflow to avoid? Or is this a bug of some sort?
  4. Is it possible to 'bind' a Vectorworks drawing with xrefs on export, so that all the xrefs are absorbed into one single drawing file - while also retaining a Vectorworks format rather than exporting to DWG? I know when you export to DWG, the option exists to 'Export Design Layer Viewports as separate files', which provides the option of this function in the dwg export. In this instance, the consultant I want to send my files to also uses Vectorworks, so I don't need a DWG export - I just want to 'Save As' or export a Vectorworks file as a copy essentially, but in a bound version with all the xrefs included. As a workaround, I can delete my references and absorb the content - but without first saving a copy of my file, this affects my original referenced file, which I want to keep set up in it's current state. I just want to essentially 'package' the information as an export so it can be easily transferred to someone else also using VW. Is there an easy way to do this that I'm missing?
  5. lisagravy

    Adding Landscape Areas

    Perfect! Thanks. It is under modify, rather than on right click as for a polygon. My example has the same plants in each, but would be good to see if could add different plant groups and merge them...
  6. I third this - necessary on almost every project and really difficult to achieve at the moment via workarounds.
  7. lisagravy

    Adding Landscape Areas

    Is it possible to add two landscape areas together (in the same way one would add two adjacent polygons) to allow a single tag, properties etc? I don't seem to have this option on right click, and can't convert back to polygons to add together...
  8. lisagravy

    Image Props Location

    Thanks @Tamsin Slatter - ideal!
  9. lisagravy

    Image Props Location

    I'm trying to export a model with crosshair style image prop 3D trees from the vectorworks library. Is there a way of packaging the file so that the image prop is also sent? I've had a look on my system and can't really find any of the library images stored to send separately? Thanks, Lisa
  10. I'm having issues with Design Layer Viewport References in VW 2019. I can create and control them perfectly well on my design layers, but when I turn on the referenced layer as visible within a viewport on my sheet layer, the referenced layer doesn't display as visible? i.e. it looks like I've forgotten to turn it on when I haven't. However... when I export to PDF, the information is there and visible! This is intermittent across various files and machines in the office, I'm assuming it's a bug? Anyone else having this issue or know of any fixes? It's workable as I can still export the files ok, it's just annoying and more of an issue when I want to annotate things on the sheet which I know are there but I can't see!
  11. lisagravy

    Site Model Section Viewports not rendering

    Yeah I'm having this issue - in the same file, with the same site model, but two different sections. The model file and section viewports were originally created in VW Landmark 2014, and all the sections were filled. I've just opened with 2019 and one section is now hollow... I'm checking the class sections etc but nothing has changed since I last opened the file? I can't see what's changed specifically to one viewport! A weird one.
  12. lisagravy

    Site Model Interpolation

    @Benson Shaw You're right, it is also true for contour mods... not sure why, I just find it far easier to design and edit site levels in polyline curves than individual points, seems like much less work to just figure out the offset distance I want for the appropriate grade. Maybe just how my head works! 😂 Thanks for all your input.
  13. lisagravy

    Rename Classes

    This is fantastic - I have wanted a tool like this forever! Works perfectly. Thank you.
  14. lisagravy

    Massing model roof profile

    Thanks @Jonathan Pickup - but are these all individual massing models? i.e. one massing model per building? In my example, say I have a 500 house development I’m working on, with 30 different house types across the scheme. Prior to the massing model tool, I used symbols- a symbol for each house type, and then manual copy, placement and rotation across the plan to complete the scheme. The beauty for me in the massing model model tool is that I can actually select the 500 building outline polygons at once, and run the massing model tool to generate the entire model of 500 buildings in a couple of clicks - the massing model automatically generates the roof shape for each house type, based on the ground floor plan polygon shapes I’ve drawn, and the height / pitch settings I’ve specified for the buildings. However, if I want a custom roof profile, I have to edit this per individual building... so 500 times in this case, which significantly reduces the effectiveness of using the massing model tool in the first place for me. I could maybe do a combination, as @bob cleaver has suggested, by creating a massing model for each house type, converting to symbol, and placing and rotating manually, but this is pretty similar to my workflow prior to this tool being introduced. It would be good if there was a setting within the pitched roof controls which would stop me having to copy / paste / rotate & place - it’s easily doable just now with one of the preset shaped roofs, but sadly pitched / gable end is the most common here!
  15. lisagravy

    Massing model roof profile

    I've done this via custom roof profile and editing the profile to adjust to gable, which does work, though I've had to do this individually for each building... (you're right @zoomer- it is tedious!) Is there a way to apply to all yet, for future tasks? Assume as it's a custom setting it needs to be per each different building footprint on the site plan, but we would typically look for gable roofs in our massing models too so it would be good if it was automatic, as I'll definitely need to do this again...


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