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  1. I have been asked to do my first 3D design. As I am new to this. What time factor would you say is associated with 3D design. I.E. is it 2x longer to do a 3D to a 2D design? I know it is like, how much is a piece of string question. But you lovely experienced designers would have some kind of gut feeling for this. Just like after 35+ years of landscaping, I can walk onto a site, ask what the client wanted and can guesstimate a price within 20%. That's all I'm after. Thanks.
  2. I cannot find a way to quickly change form landscape to portrait. Something so simple in such a complicated software program wouldn't be a big ask would it :-)
  3. Hi I want to know how to stop some plant symbols turning into blobs when saving as PDF. They are existing symbols. Not ones I have Made. While I am at it. What Res do you save your PDF's at? Thanks
  4. I was able to insert 2 rows. Copy and past 2 of the original rows, then change the wording to 'Cactus/Succulent'. That way I didn't have to worry about all the other stuff :-)
  5. Thanks Pat. I originally opened a locked one. I have just found one i can edit. I appreciate your help. your post worksheet creation is something i will tackle if needed down the track. Cheers
  6. Hi. Can anyone let me know how to add another category, 'Cactus/Succulents' to this table please.
  7. Thanks Tom. Appreciate you taking the time to explain. I am currently using a 24" and was going to a 27". I think the 27 will do me fine for the type of work I am doing. It's domestic. I could see the benefits for larger scale commercial projects though. Cheers
  8. Excuse my ignorance as I am new. What do you mean by scale the UI on the screen? So I should be using a 40" monitor? That's the size of my TV! It would be like sitting in the front row at the pictures wouldn't it?
  9. Thanks Matt. I actually came across this today - https://www.slothygeek.com/best-monitor-for-eyes/
  10. After 35+ yrs of building landscapes, my eyes aren't use to looking at a monitor all day now that I am doing design full time. I would love some suggestions on a new monitor. I have just upgraded my PC with Z370 HD3 motherboard and nvidia Quadpro P400. Cheers Bernard
  11. By the way. How do you delete a topic??
  12. Sorry. I was having a brain fart! I had it on Grey others! :-(
  13. Hi all. Any ideas as to why the colour has disappeared from my plants? I was working on another section of the drawing. When i expanded the view the plants had lost their colour. I have checked the classes and all plant classes are turned on. I have tried reopening the file. Thanks heaps. Bernard
  14. Hi Michael. Yes that is perfect. I take it that this is one of the reports you can generate? I'll go look for it. Cheers
  15. I would like to know the bast way to create a cover page with a drawing register. I cannot find any video or info on how to do this basic operation. I cannot do it on a word doc as I cannot do an A2 page. Thanks Bernard
  16. I finally worked it out. I stupidly, while trying to get the tags removed when I turned off the 'Tag' class, highlighted them all and made them 'Tag" class instead of 'Plant" class. Once I changed them back they worked fine. However I am back to the same problem of the tags not turning off!
  17. Thanks Art V. I have done this. But when I turn off the 'Plants-Component-Tag' class it hides the tag as well as the plant symbol. It is treating the plant symbol and the tag as one. When I go to edit the symbol it is in the correct class. Not the tag class. See example here- I will have to call the help desk tomorrow. Thanks again for your help.
  18. Not that I can find. It would have to be for all the plants. So how do you get to edit the preferences for all the plants on a design layer at once? I can only find how to change it for one plant at a time. I must be missing something.
  19. Hi All. I always seem to get issues on weekends when I cannot call my help. And yes, I don't have a life :-) When I turn off the visibility for the plant tags - 'Plants-Component-Tag', the tag as well as the plant disappears. It is doing it for all the plants on the drawing. I have checked that the symbols are not under the Tag class. They are under the other Plant-Component lists, such as Bloom, etc. What am I doing wrong?? I opened a new file to check the problem. I placed a plant, turned off the tag, but the tag stayed! I noted that the plant was in the None class Thanks in advance.
  20. Thanks Art & Pat. It was as simple as clicking on "Export whole printable area as one page"! I really need to do a course on this. But time, travel and finances doesn't allow me to do this. So learn as I go it is.
  21. Hi all. When I publish or export my plans, they end up as 4 separate pages. They are on A2. How do I stop this please? Also, how do I change from landscape to portrait when I choose a page size in 'Page Setup'? Again. thank you all for your help. Cheers Bernard
  22. Thanks Nikolay for your reply I worked out what to do. Cheers
  23. I have changed to a new computer and it doesn't have my custom title block on it. I have it on one of my drawings I have opened but when I try to do anything with it, it reverts back to the original. How do I transfer the custom TB from the old computer to the new? Thanks
  24. I'm sorry for all the questions. Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong here. I wanted a plant bubble. However, no matter which one I choose, it doubles up on the tag.... Also. the "Align distribute leader lines" command doesn't work for me??


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