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  1. @Tamsin Slatter Thanks! Much appreciated 😊
  2. We've noticed in Landmark there is this option under Landmark > Existing Trees > Import Tree Survey File. We love the existing tree tool, and are experimenting with different ways to use this - particularly in our experiments with the new data visualisation feature. However, at the moment we are creating all the existing trees from the tree survey manually. It would be AMAZING if we could import a tree survey file and for Vectorworks to translate this into existing tree objects. Is that what this tool does? Has anyone used it? Is there a guide as to how to do this? Is there a specific format we need to be asking for our tree surveys in? We're very excited that this tool seems to exist, but we can't find any info on it and don't know where to start 😂
  3. Has anyone else had issues with the Driving Curve Tool plugin since 2020 upgrade? I had to re-install mine, and when I draw a path using the tool nothing happens. Not sure if I'm missing something obvious or if this is a bug related to one of the recent SP upgrades. (I did have it working fine previously, though this was some months ago!)
  4. Thanks Tamsin. If all the building floorplans are slightly different, (which they irritatingly are,) I need to do a custom profile for each one anyway? So really I just want a tickbox option alongside "pitched" that creates a gable-style roof to fit each of the building sizes / outlines - if possible! The way the pitch option does. I will hold off on the shooting for now! 😂
  5. Take it there's not a quick way to do this yet? Currently working through 172 buildings to change each roof profile to pitched, and it's making me want to shoot myself...
  6. @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.
  7. 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
  8. This is what I need. I asked the question in the forum and apparently the aligned hardscape tool is a good start?
  9. ...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?
  10. 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.
  11. @bgoff Thanks! Aligned slab is exactly what I need.
  12. Ha, amazing! Glad it worked, it was really annoying me! Have a good one too.
  13. @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?
  14. @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.
  15. 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.)

 

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