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  1. I am having trouble with plant paths in a file using create object from shape command (plant from polyline in this instance). I am using polyline polyline to create a curved hedge row. Is there a way to edit the hedge row with a bezier path? This would be much easier than having to edit the polyline and re-convert to a plant.
  2. I created a series of vehicle barriers around a carpark with timber posts and wire cables, We then decided we needed to have timber rails instead of cables for some of the barriers. So I created a barrier with a timber rail and other attributes I wanted. I then used the eyedropper tool to pick up the parameters of the new timber rail to place on some of the existing cable barriers. I expected the post spacing, rail height and type to change, but it doesn't. Another thing I found that could be useful, is the offset tool to move/duplicate fences. I had originally placed the barriers next to the kerb and found I needed to set them back 1m to allow for vehicle overhang, I had to re-draw these barriers as the offset tool did not seem to work for this plugin. I hope this explains a bit more clearly, Cheers, Steve
  3. Hi, With plug-in parameters on, when I try to change the top rail to the same style as the bottom rail using the eyedropper tool it doesn't seem to work. Thanks, Steve
  4. It would be good to have the ability to change attributes using the eyedropper tool, also rail offsets so they can be attached to sides of posts.
  5. I use the landscape area tags, perhaps I now need to use the data tags going forward? Will the data tags display and behave the same data as the landscape area tags? (ie. list of plants and quantities) and I assume they update automatically with any changes to the landscape area? Thanks, Steve
  6. Hi Katarina, Thanks for the help on this, Slighty off topic, but this raises another issue I have with the landscape areas (and I guess other items with tags) When I use the eyedropper tool with plugin parmeters selected, the tags I have painstakingly placed, move location. So any time I need to make a change that involves multiple landscape areas, I also need to reposition the tags. It would be good if the eyedropper tool had a check box where the plugin parameters could change but not the tag positions.
  7. I have changed the name of a plant in the plant style dialog and it dissapears from all the associated landcape areas and the schedules! Is there a way to fix this?
  8. I am trying to prepare a location plan for a job at a scale of 1:250,000 using a Geoimage base with the topographic layer. When I set the resolution to 500 the text in the Map is the correct size to read but too pixellated, when I increase the resolution to 5000 the text is no longer pixellated but too small to read, is there a way to have the text at a readable scale and not pixellated?
  9. While updating from SP4 to SP 5.2 the installer stops midway through the process, it says and unknown error has occurred and contact technical support. How do I get this to update as having bugs with SP4 in Catalina ?
  10. OK Thanks, I will give that a try also. In the end, I used a point cloud version of the file, It had 60 million points but was still quite workable. I found I was able to cut a hole in the cloud and place the site model with a reasonable level of realism in the output. I now need to match the tone of the lighting to what appears in the point cloud, the heliodon lighting is too green/yellow for some reason, so I think will need a custom light to correct this.
  11. I am trying to show the visual effects of a proposed carpark and visitor facility. I have imported a textured .obj survey file in the form of a mesh (see attached file) and I need to insert the site model for the new carpark into this while keeping the terrain and textures of the surrounding area intact. I find when I try to edit/cut a hole in the mesh to create a space for the new carpark, the texture disappears. Is there a way to 'bake' the texture onto the 3d polygons within the mesh? or can the mesh be converted into another form that allows me to do this? Thanks, Steve
  12. Cannot use the eyedropper tool to pick up and put down fence attributes.
  13. Hi Nikolay, I have 50 sheets in the file and 50 title blocks in this particular file, the two most recent sheets I created didn't update with the issue manager in their respective title blocks, In my workflow, I usually copy and paste a sheet border/title block from a preceding sheet and update any relevant information I need to change. In the end, I just deleted the 2 sheet borders that did not update and repeated the process of copying and pasting final 2 sheets from a sheet border that had the latest issues showing in the issue manager, this seemed to fix the problem I was having. Thanks, Steve
  14. OK Thanks, I will try deleting. Many Thanks, Steve


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