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  1. Hi Kevin No luck - it's the same result as from the workgroup library - if I browse the document directly and then import the symbol no IFC data comes through. However, if I open the drawing directly, and copy / paste the symbol, it brings the IFC data over.
  2. Hi, I have set up a workgroup folder with various custom libraries we use across all of our projects (furniture, steps, custom 2D/3D Symbols etc). In each of these files, the objects have IFC data associated with them. Default objects (stairs and walls) have their default fields attached (IFC Stair, IFCWall), and I have mapped IFCBuildingElementProxy to all 'Plants' in the drawings, so any plant created will have this association. I am having trouble getting IFC data to import with the custom made objects (2D/3D Symbols). I can drag and drop these from the workgroup libraries into the drawing and the geometry comes in fine, but the IFC data is then lost, meaning that I have to add it in again manually. Unfortunately I can't seem to map IFC data automatically to 2D/3D symbols as I have done so with the 'Plants' in the drawing. Anyone have any similar issues / workarounds to this? Thanks S
  3. If you change the view to a 2m long section then it does work slightly faster. But I also agree it should be quicker.
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    Complex Hardscape elevations

    Thanks for the feedback Jonathan Vectorworks knows how to create a fold line as this is done when creating site models in exactly the same way. Hardscapes are more useful as they can be read in 2D and 3D with differing hatches, build ups, textures etc. BUT, the sloping mechanism is clunky and only takes into account 4 levels essentially. Creating individual triangles may work for small areas but can very quickly become incredibly time consuming if one level changes on complex projects. It also splits down what should be one object into numerous objects, creating further problems exporting to IFC and then to COBie.
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    Separate plant lists for separate sheets

    Melanie Did you get any further with this? I am having exactly the same issue and am struggling to understand the worksheet layout... Thanks
  6. Something I have been researching for a while and cannot find the answer is the creation of complex and easily created hardscapes, with the opportunity to have different elevations at each vertex. Much in the same way as you create a 3D polygon. One workflow might be: Create 3d polygon with different elevations at different vertexes > Create objects from shapes > Hardscapes Or Use stake tools to modify hardscapes in the same way they do a site model. This would improve the BIM workflow for Landmark immeasurably and move us on from simplistic modelling of external surfaces, to correct modelling which aligns with topographic information outside of our site and not under our control. Yes this can be created with site models but they cannot be utilised in the same way hardscapes can. Alternatively, If I have missed a trick here, please guide me in the right direction. Many Thanks,
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    Pond Modelling and Volumes

    Hi, I am looking to model a simple pond / swale but can't seem to figure out the best way to do it. I can create a site model using the highest and lowest contour easily, and that gives me the shape I desire but the volume is incorrect as it measure that which is on the outside of the pond and not, if you can imagine, what the pond can hold. Any tips for creating this? Many Thanks S

 

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