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Steve Riddle

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  1. Hi Jonathan, Thanks, I'll have a look into it.🙂
  2. I resorted to texture mapping in the end, It is slow to set up, but found by matching the aerial crop to the site model extents I got something close. 1022-4Brev5b (dragged).pdf
  3. Has there been any progress with this feature? Paint bucket tool is hanging and I dont want to force quit all the files I have open.
  4. Any progress with this feature? I am still having problems mapping Aerial imagery accurately.
  5. I am having trouble with a landscape plan set where I want levels to be in metres but I need details to be dimensioned in mm. After trying to resolve this problem I converted the file units to mm so I could dimension the details. This has resulted in the site model displaying contours in mm which I need to displayed in m. I expect this would be a common issue and there is a simple solution?
  6. We can now link very basic aerial photography via the ArcGIS portal that will drape onto a VW terrian model, provided they are in the same coordinate system (see image below). It is quite buggy and the image keeps disappearing off the model so is not that useable. I haven't yet found a way to do this using georeferenced aerial imagery stored locally, this method would be preferable as we can customize the imagery we want to overlay and not lose it or wait for updates from ArcGIS
  7. This is how I've been doing Earthworks plans in VW for a few years now using site analysis- 2d cut/fill area overlaid on a second viewport in open gl top view. This is the closest I can get to showing the intent with earthworks in VW, but local planners require Earthwork depth information similar to the examples above. Some way of subtracting existing from proposed model and rendering depth contours based on the difference.
  8. Normally I write in to the troubleshooting section with complaints abouts issues and thought it was time I gave some positive feedback. It was with some trepidation that I went to use the simplify 3d polygon tool on a complex 200Ha site model to make it useable, I had not much success with this process in the past and was pleasantly surprised when it worked perfectly! I was able to simplify the model to a state where it would refresh in seconds rather than minutes. This tool is a vast improvement on previous versions and a credit to the team that made it happen.
  9. I have posted about this problem before and I see this issue has still not been resolved. When I go to change the plant spacing all the percentages change to the same, it then requires having to select each plant in the list again and re-type the percentage to how it was originally. Please fix this so that once the plant mix is set, it does not automatically change when adjusting the plant density.
  10. I am having the same issue, was this resolved ??
  11. I am not able to add textures via the resource browser and have never encountered this problem before. I have uninstalled the software and carried out a full reinstall and still to no avail. When I check the renderworks textures folder in libraries via the OS menu I see that it contains the default textures. Screenshot 1a.pdf Screenshot 1.pdf
  12. Ability to display the depth of Cut and fill in plan view with colored contours as part of the site analysis tools.
  13. This is a recurring issue where any updates to the landscape Area Style result in manual tag placements moving to a default setting. Is there a way to lock the tag positions?
  14. When I go to subsittute a plant in the landscape area style it changes all the percentages, See images below when I swap C propinqua with C linarifolia my custom mix percentages all change to an even mix. vectorworks needs to find a way for this not to happen every time I need to make a change. Thanks. Landscape Area1.pdf Landscape Area2.pdf
  15. Having looked into it further I found that the TIN files imported, but in some files were too complex for vectorworks to convert and navigate effectively . A workaround was to import the engineers strings as 3d poly modifiers over a base survey TIN. Not a fast process as requied some conversion, but the finished model was workable this way. I think what would be helpful in instances such as this is for VW to include a tool where the user can clip and adjust the polygon count of the TIN before converting to a site model
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