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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
  15. Am trying to issue and publish a set of sheets. The latest 2 issues of the drawing set are not showing up in the issues list within the title block for the 2 sheets I am publishing. I see now there is a button in the title block manager for VW2019 to select sheets to use, it appears in new sheets showing the latest issue has defaulted to 'off', I want the latest issues to appear in the latest sheets as intended, but there does not appear to be a way to do this? Any help much appreciated.
  16. Thanks for the tip, I will try this if I can pause the render without them all reverting to wireframe....13.5 hours and counting...
  17. I have 8 viewports rendering on realistic exterior fast and the remaining 10 viewports rendering on open GL medium The sheet layer size/ resolution for these viewports are 300dpi A3 The render has taken 7 hours so far and I have no idea how long renderworks will take to complete this job, is there anything in the software that does a calculation of approx render time beforehand so I know how far the process has completed? Vectorworks Is currently unresponsive while this batch is rendering and I have a spinning wheel. I would like to pause the render, and publish the ones completed so far because I am worried I will loose them all, is there a way I can do this?
  18. This works perfectly! Thank You ūüėä
  19. Is it possible to set up a data tag that displays the area of a polygon or polyline? I know I can do it if I convert the polygon to a landscape area but would rather not do this as the landscape area seems to slow up my computer.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Am still having this problem, the text along path tool will not fill when setting the attributes to solid fill.
  23. This Great Thanks, I will place existing and proposed villa designs in a seperate layer and go through the steps above. Cheers, Steve
  24. 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.


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