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  1. I am trying to place an outdoor panoramic background image around a model I am trying to render from 8 different camera angles. For the background I have made an image prop using an extruded arc that has been converted into a nurbs. On this I have placed a texture of the panoramic image, the sky has a transparency mask so I can use the HDRI sky in renderworks. The problem I am having is trying to get the image to scale and map to where I want it on the nurbs. for some reason the image crops out and repeats in random vertical sections and does not wrap continuously around the surface, I have tried using a decal but this has proved too difficult. I have tried turning off horizontal and vertical tiling and this doesn't work either. I'm sure there has to be a way to get this to work, any ideas much appreciated.
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    Railing Fence Tool - Corner Posts

    I'm using the fence tool and having the same issue with the corner posts rotating to 45 degrees. Also within the frame/panel attributes, frame bars don't appear to work independently from each other. I wanted to have horizontal slats at 10mm spacing and vertical slats at 200mm spacing for structure. The ability to add gates (in the same way as adding doors to walls) would be really useful.
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    Text Along Path - not outline

    Am still having this problem, the text along path tool will not fill when setting the attributes to solid fill.
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    Area calculations of objects within Symbols

    This Great Thanks, I will place existing and proposed villa designs in a seperate layer and go through the steps above. Cheers, Steve
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    Area calculations of objects within Symbols

    Hi Pat, Did you have any luck with this? It would be great if there was a solution as I have 27 villas (symbols) I need to provide cost orders for variations. Thanks Steve.
  6. I would like to see the ability to display Cut and Fill depth contours for earthworks plans, where the software calculates the difference between the existing and proposed site models. I often submit Earthworks drawings in Planning Applications that can show the extents of Earthworks and Cut/fill and proposed levels shown using the stake tool set to site model The council often requests further information with these as they want to know the depths, especially the maximum cut, I can currently only present these as cross sections, It would be great to be able to send a plan with coloured depth contours.
  7. I would like to see slab drainage features for hardscapes, with the ability to create channels, sumps and provide multiple falls. It would be good to be able to set the Levels of the top edge and bottom edge of the hardscape and have the software design and calculate the grades and directions of fall. Also to have the ability to set the level of and extents of an edge with fixed grades. I have a job where I am currently using multiple pad modifiers with landscape areas below to show extents and drainage of large paving areas in a retirement village. It would be great if I could use the hardscape tool for this.
  8. I would like to see improved landscape areas that can have specific plant mix for multiple areas changed via worksheet or dialog without requiring the eyedropper tool to update them all. I often prepare planting plans that contain a lot of Landscape areas but only a handful of plant mixes (eg. wetland mix, low planting mix, screening mix) It would be really useful to be able to save these mixes and have the ability to make adjustments to these mixes after the plan has been created. Using the eye dropper tool is not the best way to make these changes as there is usually a lot tags on the plan, and there is not an option to lock their position.(perhaps this can also be an addition to plugin parameters when using eyedropper tool). Currently about 50% of my time when preparing and revising planting plans is moving tags, I only want to place them once.
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    Annotating areas of polygons

    Thanks Hans, I will have a look at the space tool.
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    Annotating areas of polygons

    Is there a way of displaying the areas of polygons with the text in the centre of the object without using the landscape area tool?
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    Area calculations of objects within Symbols

    OK thanks, see attached a copy of the file I'm working on, you will see on layer 'Floor Plans' there are villas that are embedded within symbols, as the villas sell the clients can request changes to the design. We are then required to prepare a rough order of costs for the changes to the landscaping that we pass onto the client for approval, this is where the worksheet comes in. I hope this makes sense. Thanks, Steve 265-4E.vwx
  12. I am working on a project that requires me to extract areas from polygons and landscape areas that are embedded within symbols and display them on a worksheet. I then need to summarise the areas by symbol name and class, Is there a way to easily do this as function within a worksheet or perhaps using marionette?
  13. It would be good to have the ability to nominate the number of revisions displaying on the sheet border/title block. We use a small title block to increase the space available on the plan form and really only need to allow room for the 5 most recent revisions/ issues of the file. Is there a way to customise the issue manager so it displays a predetermined number of revisions ( ie allowing earlier revisions to drop off the sheet as a new set is issued?)
  14. It would be good to have site model sections that automatically update with the model, and the annotated levels.
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    Drape Aerial photo

    Thanks, I have tried the texture method but cannot find a way to map the georeferenced coordinates of the photo to the site model surface. Is there a way to do do this?


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