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  1. 20 hours ago, Eric Gilbey, RLA ASLA said:

    You do not need to use duplicate along a path. The plant object has its own "along path" configuration, which you can set in the Object Information Palette (OIP) or in its plant settings when the plant grouping is selected. It seems to be set to horizontal now, but can be set to along path or randomly rotated. You want it set to along path to achieve the look you are seeking.



    Thanks Eric



  2. Hi all.

    I want to do a clipped hedge look using Duranta Ahenas Gold.

    How do I go about placing a square plant symbol around a curve.

    Here is my very dodgy attempt.

    Only thing I can think of is doing them individually. Rotating each one. Then only taging one plant and somehow change the quantity to the # of plants shown in the tag.

    Cheers (again)


  3. 36 minutes ago, Pat Stanford said:

    Check you Layer Options and Class Options. Make sure they are set to Show/Snap/Modify Others. Then you should be able to select and move it no matter what layer or class it is in.


    My guess is that you don't have the Class Options set properly.

    Thanks Pat.


    I had it on Show Snap others.



  4. 13 hours ago, Alan Woodwell said:

    Rather than decompose why not just use the polygon tool and fill the area you need and you get the result in image.

    As noted by MarkDD



    Sorry. I don't fully understand what you and MarkDD have said to do.

  5. I chose to trace the internal line of the wall. Offset it by 250mm, then offset it by 500mm the other way. Then drew a line to join these at either end, Compose them, then converted to polygon. I was hoping that there would be a quicker way.


    Thanks everyone for taking the time to reply. Cheers

  6. Thanks Guys

    I appreciate your replies.

    I decomposed one of the polygons. See first Pic.

    When I try to select the curved line, it just selects a small section. See second Pic. It always does this. So where to from here? Draw a new polyline over the old and offset it?



  7. I Have drawn some retaining walls as polygons. The client has changed their mind from rock clad, block walls to random rock walls. I want to increase the wall thickness from 250mm to 500mm. How would I do this? I have tried the offset tool. However it offsets it in both directions. Kind of works. However I then have to reshape one side back.


    I haven't used the wall tool yet. Still learning.




  8. Hi.

    When I draw an object, say a rectangle or a line, I tab into the Object Info window next to it to type in the dimensions. After a while it stops working. When I tab into it it highlights the figure to be changed, however I cannot type over it. It stays the same. Only way I can change it is to finish the object and use the 'Object Info' pallet.

    Any suggestions please. 



  9. Hi all.


    I Live in Lake Macquaire NSW Australia.

    I am newish to Vectorworks.

    I have over 35yrs of experience as a Landscape contractor and am now doing design.

    I am after someone teach me the best way to proceed. Show me the shortcuts and best ways to draw. I would prefer 3D as I am specialising in steep sites with multiple level changes and stairs.


    I can be reached through here or email me - info@rocksolidlandscapes.com.au 





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