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jeff prince

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  1. No, it is a legitimate question. I see you comments popping up all around the site and they have this uncanny quality to them, like an AI Chatbot.
  2. He’s researching the accuracy of specific workflows for theatrical lighting visualization, it’s highly specialized.
  3. Kind of, using the magic of worksheets.... Assuming you are starting with Stakes or 3D Locus that already exist in the file and you wish to convert them... Make a worksheet that reports each object's x,y,z position values. Use File / export / Worksheet and export your worksheet in .txt (tab eliminated format) Now, you can use that file to import into Vectorworks while inside the Site Model Settings / Components tab / Edit Geological Survey Points / add survey points / import file. or Using the "Import Survey File" tool to bring them in as Stakes or 3D Locus.
  4. @Cilla CooperOpen a different program like a word processor and use the font in a document. Print to PDF. Did it work? If not, the problem is probably your font. If so, follow @Pat Stanford 's advice
  5. for your #2: Modify an existing data tag or create a new one which defines the Tag Field object parameter(s) you desire. I think you will need to make a wish for items 1 and 3 to become reality.
  6. That's why I stay behind those of you on the bleeding edge... to help confirm your suspicions of what's broken 🙂
  7. I'm on 2023 SP3 and do not believe I see the problems you folks are talking about. I opened @tsw 's file and observed the following settings and graphics. \ Looks the same to me....
  8. I noticed the same behavior you described in the file you posted. I moved your heliodon closer to the model and updated the viewport. Problem goes away. I don't know why it works, but it does.
  9. Simple, don’t show rootballs and planting pits in site sections. What reason is there to do so?
  10. That’s interesting, I’ve never met a landscape architect that shows a planting pit or rootball in a general site section. That’s what details are for. Don’t let BIM capabilities dictate how standard drawings are developed, otherwise you will be disappointed and doing a lot of unnecessary work.
  11. Take a look at the Import menu and you can see everything Vectorworks can pull in. I have had good luck with the following, in order of preference: Sketch-up dwg Revit OBJ Point Cloud (.las)
  12. 1. What is your intended use for this information? If it is for calculation purposes, you could just use a worksheet with a formula to calculate the desired factor. 3x might be the ideal, but it is certainly not the norm in the field. When planting over structure or inside structure, size of rootball is most critical with excavation being irrelevant since the entire work is backfilled. Imagine the scenario where your structural system changes mid design and you lose 50% of your soil depth as a result... Happened to me on an airport project. In the field, the 3X is an ideal, but field conditions dictate how big and what shape that hole actually is, pricing is done by unit cost, detail, and specification... not the BIM model depiction. So, if you are doing collision detection, the root ball is your potential collider, excavation zone for planning. Vectorworks should just have a field where you enter your desired X factor by plant definition and do the math for you since the X factor varies by species in some cases. 2. Use a data tag or customize your plant legend to report this information. 3. This is a good job for a construction detail. Use the simple depiction of 3x for the model and rely on the detail to get the desired result. Remember, the folks digging the hole aren't going to bother with your detail to learn how to dig said hole. Don't over think it 🙂 4. Activate 'attributes by class' as your last image indicates you have. Go to the class "Plants-Root Ball" and change the fill to whatever you desire. Textures work too, though I can't think of a compelling reason to texture a rootball 🙂 Hope it helps.
  13. Collaborating with non-vectorworks software for one. It’s easier to add data to things than to come up with easy to use design layers export/import schemes.
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