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  1. Try using a site modifier inside of the "holes", not forgetting to include a grade limit to the site model. Give it a try
  2. I've been thinking about tihs matter. Until the last version, I used Hardscapes as a Texture Modifier but with VW 2021, I really think that the Landscape Area ends up being the best tool to get pavements with thickness... I send an example file. I usually like to work my Site Models with Site Modifiers and then get my hardscapes. With that pipeline, the new Landcape Area allows works the different layers and then adapt to the site model, without parallel modelling. Am I missing some point? TEST.vwx
  3. The main "wall" that I faced was the interface. First time you open a new software, you get that reaction "I don't know how to even start with it". This is why the first training is so important. As soon as you get to know how to "assemble" a model, things start to get natural, like in any software. But sometimes we are so used to the regular CAD / Sketchup, etc that it is difficult to get rid of those routines.
  4. Talking from my own experience: intro formation 8 hours to get used to the interface. The rest came with sleepless nights, work and forum. I worked with archicad and revit and I give you a friendly advice: don't expect better than that
  5. My approach to site modifiers is: Simple line, no turns - Grades (simplest way and the future, as they work as a reactive mesh; but, at this moment, only simple lines) Simple Arcs - Site Modifier / Pad or Contour (draw and make Create Object From Shape; best way to control different heights) Polygons without arc - Site Modifier / Pad or Contour Polygons with arcs - 3d Poly at Class Site-DTM-Modifier (the only way to have a complex polygon; but difficult to be precise). Some tricks: Always draw your grande limits, without it you'll have some crazy results; With Site Modifiers, use simplification in the OIP (it reduces the number of vertex and the complexity of the Site Model); With 3d Polys with arcs or complex shapes, apply Modifiy - Drafting Aids - Simplify Polys... (for the same reason)
  6. My take on it grading test MODIFIED v2020_jr.vwx
  7. @Katarina Ollikainen and @Eric Gilbey, PLA this is the kind of online training that we seek. Not in a 1 hour webinar, but a 8 or 12 hour formation (like one you had in 2018). How to implement a real bim project in landarch. Thanks for the very interesting content of this post.
  8. I see dwf/dwg files from Archicad and they are workable. We know that Autodesk is very closed concerning this matters but, honestly, I feel my neurons slowly dying when a open the exported dwg file and start stitching the file to be delivered.
  9. The import function works like a charm but the export could have improved, but surely isn't working... What a nightmare. I just wanted to ear something about this matter from the VW team.
  10. Hi guys, It is so frustrating the export to DWG / DWF... The loss of information is incredible, the time spent to (re)setup all the sheets, everthing... I give some concrete examples : The direct export to DWF, just forget... It is unusable Export to DWG, the classes come all over the place, I need to start exploding blocks and turning off layers. Now imagine 40 sheets of it... Data visualizations, forget, option selected but in the DWG... Images on worksheets, gone... Worksheets on annotation mode, shrink, needs to me scaled back to reality. And the list goes over and over. I know vectorworks isn't autocad, but I can't send a vwx or pdf file for the construction team. Public entities over here just accept DWFx (because of the digital signature). I talk with some collegues here in Portugal and they all complain about this matter. Are we the only ones?
  11. Can you send an image of the site model or a file with it?
  12. This was just an example. I think that what we are trying to get is a set of plant objects from a landscape area. I just used two species with different densities without any specific criteria.
  13. Hi guys, In Portugal, the local entities (responsible for the licensing processes) follow a common procedure where the drawn elements are delivered in dwfx file with digital signature. We always have major problems with these files. The direct publish from VW to dwf never come as expected and I'm never able to add the digital signature to it... What I have to do is to export to dwg file with all the sheets, edit all the layouts pages, export them in autocad, then sign the file. Your can imagine a file with 60 sheets... The time lost with that is crazy!!! Any work around? It's so frustrating...
  14. Didn't try it, but do the following procedure : 1.Landscape area 2. Ungroup (Crtl + U) 3. Select them and Ctrl + K You should get the plant objects isolated. If you want to group them in a single plant object, select with select similar and change plant grouping (right click on the mouse). Give it a try and I'll try it when I can as well
  15. Don't get me wrong, I do my planting schemes by hand as well. That doen't mean that Vectorworks should look to the side when we have other softwares starting to develop this area, that could become a massive help for everyone (I tend to look to Olin LA as a very innovative studio and if they are onto this, maybe we should loose some time to understand its potential). On pavements, it would be great to have "pipelined" a way to transform images to patterns to hardscapes (it can already be done in Marionette:
  16. Three recommendations: 1 - Put all info concerning the site model in the same layer. There are ways to go around this rule, but it's the easiest way. 2 - Include a grade limit for your site model. If you don't do it, you'll always get a strange modelation. 3 . If you use locus points or 3d polys to model, put them in the class Site-DTM-Modifier. It's a special class that can receive non parametric object to model site models. Regards, Cazoña2_v2021_v2019.vwx
  17. Parametric planting workflow: https://paper.dropbox.com/doc/Plant-Kit-Z1qWftND7c5oATCRVEnXG
  18. That would be great!!! Parametric planting scheme, I just can imagine it
  19. Hi guys, What do you think about this new technological solution for our area? The guy that developed it worked at Olin LA and now released these products. I think it's a huge development for parametric design in LA. We need to start doing some lobbying to allow its usage in VW!!
  20. Hi, You either edit your site model crop or you add some 3d loci in the recreate from site model source tool. It should work out
  21. Problem solved by our local supplier. It was an interference with another local plug in. Thank you very much for your help!!!
  22. Installed new SP2, tried both of your suggestions, no changes...


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