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Ned Daugherty

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  1. When I create a geoImage, and trun off the background georef image, the one I creaeted is super dark. I can barely see it or use it. Am I doing something wrong, or is there a way to lighten the new geoImage that I created (not reduce opacity, but actually lighten / brighten the geoimage)? Please see attached files; one with the original, total georef image (esri server) and one with only the geoImaged rectangle.  Or maybe another server service?  really appreciate any help, thanks.

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  2. I've recently purchased VW 2021-Service Select from a previous educational version. Is there a way to copy/past or import previous watermarked drawings so I can continue working on these drawings without the watermark? 


    I noticed a question in the install that asked if I wanted to use / keep previous settings, to which I asnwered 'yes.' Is this maybe the issue? If so, should I uninstall and reinstall VW 2021 and say 'no' to this question (so it will load with no previous settings)?


    Thanks in advance and Happy New Year!

  3. I'm new to the georef features of VW, so excuse the level (and confusion) of my questions. And, I have reviewed many tutorials and YouTube videos, but could not find any that state, very clearly, in a step-by-step fashion, how I can achieve my goals.


    I have georef'd my document (drawing file) to a location in Baja, Mexico (see Image 1 - Doc Georef window & site Prop attempt) :
    Lat: 26.85345237  Lon:-113.14065865      using current EPSG: 4485        CRS: Mexico ITRF 92 / UTM Zone 12N       Units: Meters


    I am trying to:
    1) Draw accurate site property line, using coords from "Image 2 - source corner point loctions" (I did convert coords from deg/min/sec shown

         in the photo to decimal degrees of my drawing).
    Question: I have used the GIS Stake Tool and moved the stake manually to nearly the exact location, then drew connecting property lines (not with Propoerty Line Tool) 

    (see Image 1 - Doc Georef window & site Prop attempt). 

    Is there is a way to just type in the coords and have them move the stake to the exact location?  If so, step-by-step how?-)


    2) I would like to drop several 3D Loci to several specific coordinates on the same georef'd drawing as above, using coords from a csv table that I have created.

        The coords in the csv are in decimal degree format, from drone image metadata that I have converted from Deg/Min/sec using ExifTool.

        My attempt at doing this just clusters them in one location (see Image 3 - Import Coords Cluster and Image 4 - Closeup of Image Coords Cluster)


       a) How can I import these coords so they are dropped as 3D Loci at the respective, correct x,y,z coord locations? 
       b) Is the problem somehow with the scale of the imported coords?
       c) Is the problem that the coords somehow need to be georef'd to match the document georef system that I have set up and am working with?
       d) I also want to import the actual .jpg images to their respective coord positions on this drawing. When I do a tet of this, for just one image, it comes in very large
           and not centered in the correct location.
          How would I import the images 'en masse' and have them land in their correct, respective positions, at the correcct size?

          Would I need to define the scale, somehow?
          Would I need to somehow set or adjust the coord system in the metadata so they come in at the correct location?


    Apologies for the tome;-(

    Many, many thanks for thoughts/suggestions!

    Image 1 - Doc Georef window & site prop attempt.JPG

    Image 2 - source corner point locations.JPG

    Image 3 - Import Coords Cluster.jpg

    Image 4- Closeup of Import Coords Cluster.JPG

  4. I am renovating an existing wood deck and want to inventory my existing materials. I thought a report would be good for this, but am having trouble understanding how to create one.


    Must all elements in the report be symbols (i.e., must every component (board, post, etc.) be a separate symbol)? Would a spreadsheet (worksheet) be better for this purpose?


    I have research this to the point that I am now thoroughly confused. Is there a concise, simple, step-by-step resource I can use to follow instructions? I have referenced both Jonathan's and Tamsin's books (which I love and have used successfully for many issues) but can't find a simple process to achieve what I need...


    Appreciate any suggestions. Love the forum and community!


    Thx in advance, Ned


    PC, Windows 7 Ultimate, VW2016 Designer

    Deck Plan (e).vwx

  5. I'm relatively new 3D aspects of VW. I'm trying to create a curved surface, using straight lines. The finished shape will be a hyperbolic paraboloid (curved, but made up of straight lines). I've drawn the straight lines and have the shape that I want, but I can't see how to make this series of intersecting lines in to a uniform, 'solid' (curving) surface. I suspect there is a relatively simple way to do this, but I'm not familiar enough with all the commands to know how to do so. A detailed, step by step would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    Using a PC with Windows 7 Ultimate, and VW 2016

  6. I'm fairly new to vw.  I've run in to a couple of problems that I have tried to solve, but now need help from the more experienced community. Both issues have to do with exporting a pdf.

    a) When exporting a vw drawing file that has an imported pdf that has been cropped, the resultant image shows up in the new jpg file rotated upside down. For example, if I import a pdf of an aerial photograph in to vw, then crop it (on a drawing that has a title block) and try to export it as a jpg, the new jpg has the title block in correct orientation, but the original cropped pdf image is rotated 180 degrees. Very odd.

    b) When I export a vw drawing file to a pdf, I get a message saying I don't have appropriate security, and it won't let me do anything with the file.


    Any help is most appreciated, Thanks


    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit, 16G ram

    VW 2016 Educational Version



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