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  1. Thanks Tom! Yes, the GIS datasets can cover huge areas which are too big (and far away from the internal origin) for Vectorworks to process, so it'll work better zoomed in. Glad you've got it working! OS Open is a great search for background mapping, but there's tons of other UK data too. If you search BGS, you get British Geological Survey data, for example. There's an ArcGIS Online directory here which is quite useful for the full list of datasets, as long as you filter on 'Feature Layer'.
  2. So this is total user error on my part... (Directed I think by a bit of a miscommunication in the 2022 'Help'.) @Tom W. - there isn't a Select Features for Layer' dialogue that appears here - you just bind the layer and then close the layer editing panels etc. It seems like nothing has happened - but THEN you have to navigate to Landmark (or AEC) > GIS > Update Layer from Feature Service, which works.
  3. Hi @iborisov - it still doesn't work for me, I've navigated to that exact USA Major Cities feature layer. Happy to have a Zoom chat if that's helpful for you, I'll stick my email on JIRA.
  4. @Katarina Ollikainen Thank you ❤️
  5. Hi @Katarina Ollikainen - it's four extra fields at the moment really, Field 7, Field 8, Field 9, Field 10. Though I appreciate that some others could be re-allocated despite their name! I've got a tree survey with 32 fields in, and I just hate omitting data! It would also be good if we were able to re-name the existing fields, particularly if we are 're-allocating' their content. I want to use the output as part of an online ESRI Storymap... keen to try out the 'direct from Vectorworks' binding functionality on a live project! But as the client / public will be able to query the data, we'd need to be able to have field names which accurately represent the data content.
  6. I know there are a couple of extra fields that can be set for data when importing a tree survey using the import survey function. However I've got a really extensive survey, and would like to add some additional fields. Is this possible at the moment, or is this a wishlist feature?!
  7. @Tom W. It did work previously because I tested it, but I haven't in a while... probably since 2021! Portal: My content is from my own ArcGIS Online account, so that's GIS stuff I've already created. The point of binding the content is so that edits in Vectorworks apply to the files online, and vice versa - they effectively sync between softwares. You can however access public WMS data free - you can do that via GeoImage tool. If you select Geoimage preferences and hit 'Select Service', then you can get a ton of (albeit raster!) info to add to your Vectorworks project. You can also add additional datasets you find online if you change the settings to Web Service > Manage Service > Add URL. It's really good. A digression on the linking ArcGIS features bug though!
  8. @Tom W. I'm actually getting the same issue... I can select a Feature Service, but when I click OK nothing happens and the layer doesn't appear to bind. Wonder if this is a bug!
  9. I know there's a great feature which allows binding a Vectorworks layer to an existing Feature layer on ArcGIS Online ❤️ I just wondered if there was a way to take an existing Vectorworks layer and create a brand new Feature layer to bind it to - essentially creating a Feature layer online directly from Vectorworks layer content? Or do you always have to login to ArcGIS Online first to create an empty feature layer as a path? (Not a huge deal, I'm just always trying to skip steps!) @Vlado? 👀
  10. @AlanWThank you!! This works. There was a non-visible existing crop that I hadn't set. Haven't seen that before!
  11. I have a fairly basic site model, and am trying to crop it to a polygon extent. If I right click on the model and select 'Edit Crop' I can paste in the polygon I want, and it appears in the correct place. However, it doesn't crop my site model. If I then go back into the 'Edit Crop' panel, I can still see my crop polygon! But it has no effect, even after updating the model. Anyone else having this issue? Not sure if it is a 2023 bug.
  12. Anyone had any success with KML export from Vectorworks? Almost got a lovely 3D model into Google Earth Pro, but it comes in about 100m off in terms of location. I think the geo-referencing in Vectorworks is ok... any tips or tricks to get it to work? Note we've already looked at this on Vectorworks University - seems now I don't even have to put the lat/long in, as it's picked up from the document geo-referencing, so I have no control really over location other than this, and my file settings are correct...
  13. @leecalisti I use https://viewer.autodesk.com/ to check before sending - find this quite useful for 2D flat CAD DWG too. Will keep you posted on our foray into Revit compatibility for this project. The import issue I was having above seems to be a 2023 bug, but I share your uncertainties on the best way to go back and forth with Revit users - we are trying to bottom it out here!!
  14. Ok soooo - helped out by the fantastic @Katarina Ollikainen. The answer to this at the moment is a bit of a workaround. You can use the grade tool on 'use grade object heights' mode, to create a 3D line at the desired grade which intersects the existing site model. (Ensuring it's coloured with a fill to make sure it's visible in 3D view.) Then, create a 3D loci at the intersection of the grade line and the existing site model, and adjust the length of the grade line to meet that 3D loci point. Then the mode of the grade modifier can be adjusted to 'change site model (use grade as pad modifier).
  15. Say I have a circular pad raised above the existing (sloping) site model. I want the ground from that pad to grade at 1:2 to meet the existing landform. Is there a way to do this using the grade tool? It looks like I need to know the length of the grade to make this work - where I was hoping there was a quick setting I could use to calculate it for me! And essentially establish grade limits.
  16. I'll send you it @Katarina Ollikainen- but we've had a bit of a troubleshoot this morning and noted we can import it in 2022 pretty easily, so might be an issue with 2023 😭 @Hans-Olav- I know and agree IFC is standard format for co-ordination - just most of the consultants we work with use Revit, so it's a big selling point to them working with us if they don't have to import/export different formats.
  17. Thanks, I thought this might be the case - I can ask them for an IFC, but it's a bit embarrassing when we've already said our software can import / export Revit directly...
  18. Any issues with importing Revit files? I've tried both importing directly and importing as a reference, and each time the import (progress bar) just crashes my entire machine, so I need to manually pull the plug and restart. Not sure if I'm missing a trick with the import options, (settings below) or if it's my processing power, or the revit file itself? (54.7MB) I have a BIM workshop with the rest of the design team this afternoon, and it's not a great start that I can't open their file! 🙈 Any quick fix tips would much appreciated @Katarina Ollikainen@Tamsin Slatter ??
  19. We've been sent a shared datum point for a Revit building model, which has an Easting, Northing, and Elevation. I have set our Vectorworks internal origin to the (2D) shared datum point... and the model appears in the correct position relative to the site and other base information. However, I noted that they have specified the elevation of their datum point as 86.34754m. I want to be able to send them our site model back without them having to move it around or change the elevation, but equally I want to be able to work with proper AOD spot levels. Is there a way to give the internal origin in Vectorworks this height information? Or to specify it on exporting IFC?
  20. Is there a way to crop 3D polylines (or polygons) to a 2D boundary?
  21. I just wanted to update to say I managed to fix this! I went through each landscape area in turn, and renamed the landscape areas to a distinct name. It was slow... but I could actually see the landscape areas 'fix' or move to surface, as I moved around the model! It's weird as most of them did already have distinct names, but possibly resetting them just got rid of the glitch.
  22. I'm using landscape areas for forestry on a current model... all of which have been sent to surface and use the same landscape area style. The landscape area style is set to display as a texture bed and with 3D components. However, I'm getting a weird result - it works fine in some places, in others it appears as a texture bed with no height, and in others it appears not to be on the surface! Am I missing something obvious? I created all the shapes from polygons at the same time, selecting all and converting to landscape area, and applying the landscape area style, so I'm not sure why there are discrepancies!!
  23. @Lisar You can do this really easily using QGIS software, which is free / open source. I don't think you can import KML directly into Vectorworks yet.
  24. Yep, so as @iainlyon pointed out, my obvious mistake is in the 'site model layer' setting - my site model is on a different layer, though is set to accept modifiers from all layers. I didn't realise it defaulted here to <landscape area layer>!!
  25. @Tony Kostreski I did also try just importing your Forestry Line style and using that... but my landscape areas are still not hugging the terrain weirdly, you can see in the elevations they are projecting out at flat lines from the highest point on the site model that they touch?
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