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Tony Kostreski

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  1. @ericjhberg I agree and I'll put in a formal enhancement request. Thank you
  2. Hey @loretta.at.large – Thanks for sharing! I have to agree–I've submitted a formal enhancement request VE-101126.
  3. @Flora 9088 - At present, I don't believe there is an option similar to Existing Trees' "Additional Fields". Instead, I would look into Creating record formats which can be attached to symbols & objects. You can then Create Reports that look for these records.
  4. @P Retondo My apologies as I should have listed some additional info... Do not use Layer Colors in Design Layer workspace. Instead, use Viewport Layer Properties to enable Design Layer Colors and override them to your liking. Please see the attached examples When you select Viewport Layer you get the Viewport Layer Properties dialog box. You can turn them on or off by selecting the column next to the number (they look like stacked color layers). You can edit any of these design layers to set a specific color. See this example In this example, the fill was set to a green with a darker green pen—you can use whichever color you'd like. NOTE: I recommend using Background for Fill and Foreground for Pen. These both exist in case you use Patterns in your drawing for 2d attributes. Happy to hop on a call if you want to walkthrough this further. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Cheers! Tony
  5. Hi @P Retondo-- Have you ever tried Layer Colors out of curiosity? This is a very old video but still valid IMO You can essentially assign colors to specific layers (i.e. any kind of gray you want) to both fill and pen. This avoids the problem of creating "see-through" or "xray" elements. I hope this is an option that helps! 😊
  6. Hi @Landartma, I would suggest creating custom record formats—they're great! Check out this webinar (Hardscape & Data Tags) and fastforward to 42:03. I talk about how to create custom records, attach them to ANY object, and later can be pulled into Data Tags and/or Worksheets (at the end). Please let me know if you have any questions still after seeing it. Best, Tony
  7. @DBrown @rDesign @jeff prince I too agree for the need of stacked walls. I'd love to hear what requirements you envision so I can bring them up internally, if you're willing to share. As a fellow landscape architect, here are some of my quick thoughts to start the conversation: Unlimited Layers (ability to offset each) Define Footers Define Wall Caps (by profile including complex shapes that involve multiple objects such as the case with brick caps) & Wall Cap Ends Define Batter Thank you, Tony
  8. HEY @jeff prince, Have you tried using "Extrude Along Path"? I find it useful for creating specific profiles and paths, both of which can be edited at anytime. See attached file and let me know if you have questions. Start from the top and work your way down. I've included two options for getting the bullnose effect. And for Extrude Along Path objects you can pull LF into worksheets if that helps. Landscape Walls-Process.vwx
  9. Hi @Ned Daugherty, Looking good! I recommend using the GIS Stake tool if that's not what you were using. At the very bottom of the Object Info Palette, there is a button for Set Geolocation. I would confirm layer scale is set to the same as the survey import and also make sure the Georeferenced is "checked" in the design layer settings. Vectorworks 2020 Help: Importing Survey Data. If you're willing, I'd be happy to take a look at the survey file and also discuss internally to see how we can come up with a solution.
  10. Hi @BGD, This is where Design Layers come in handy—they are stackable and keep objects in place (in top/plan) so there is not need to "send to back/front". There are a number of techniques I've seen and it all depends on your preferred output. In the most simplistic form, try this:
  11. If you're using the Plant tool it will automatically recognize the terrain surface. For all other objects (including VB Visual Plants) use the Send to Surface command. Depending on your workspace it's either AEC>Terrain>Send to surface or Landmark>Send to Surface.
  12. Hi @BGD-- Please let me know if this answers your question: Edit Plant Style>Visualization>3D Graphics>Copy from Symbol>Find desired 3D image prop photorealistic.
  13. Hi @jmccain8, That actually sounds like a great wish but not that I know of. If you really need just the negative space the only workaround I can think of is to select the Plant objects, duplicate them (so you don't lose the originals), and then run the command Modify>Convert>Convert to Group. You should be able to use Inner Boundary Mode with groups. Delete duplicate plant objects (groups) once finished. Here's my test. Let me know if that helps for now. I can put in a Vectorworks Enhancement to work with Plug-in Objects.
  14. Hi @Benson Shaw Use the command Modify by Record found under Tools>Records>Modify by Record. Select the appropriate Record and Record Field and under Modify select Elevate 2D Polys. Modify by Record with shapefiles are a lot of fun! Another great example is extruding all buildings to their known height automatically 😉 or, EVEN BETTER, using this Marionette script, 2D to Massing Models, that converts them to Massing Models while maintaining their floor usage. Best wishes, Tony
  15. @Laura Stone -- I agree and will bring this up internally again. For now, try using "pad" when you want a closed "contour". Don't forget to always use a "grade limit" as well! 😉

 

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