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Tony Kostreski

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  1. Hey @hollister design Studio, Looks like you have a tiny 3D poly floating. I deleted it and all is good. site model bulge.vwx
  2. Hi @rafaelmartins.95--when you run the command "create site model" found under the Landmark or AEC dropdown menu (depending on Vectorworks license), you can specify the minor and major contour interval. You always have the ability to change site model settings even after one is created.
  3. Hey @shorter -- have you tried using Data Visualization? I used to use Design Layer Colors as you mentioned but found Data Viz to be quite powerful, including how I distinguish consultant's geometry in my drawing. Within the data visualization tool palette select Function>Layers and apply colors to the desired referenced layers. There's the option to grey everything else or not. The beauty is you can toggle on or off or have multiple data visualizations set up. See examples below for a referenced IFC file: by story (design layer) by element (classes)
  4. @Ben59 One option is to right click>open desired file (Exported Objects - ConnectCAD.vwx) This will open up the Vectorworks file that contains all the resources. Delete the folder and save. Refresh libraries and it should be gone from the workgroup folder. I agree a simple right click > delete folder/resource would be an easier workflow. I'll check if a Vectorworks Enhancement has been submitted.
  5. Find a png of a flame you like and create an image prop. I've attached a sample file if you want to use this. Texture has been given a glow/brightness. Fire image prop.vwx
  6. You can ungroup the mesh. It will convert it to "x" # of 3d polys which can be used as source data for creating a site model.
  7. @Pochflyboy depending on which industry product you are using it's either going to be in the dropdown menu for AEC or Landmark>Create Site Model>Site Model from Source Data.
  8. Ah yes, I believe this is being addressed to default to the site model design layer if there is only one site model in the file.
  9. Modify>Scale Objects. 2nd mode "symmetric by distance"
  10. Hi @lisagravy, Now...I'm not entirely sure this is exactly what you are looking for but taking a stab since I thought this was an interesting question 🙂 I did opt to use landscape area to represent forest massing, not including plants but instead using 3D components. Very simple. 2 Components: Trunks and Vegetation (or Canopy). I applied the "ET Canopy Texture" since it has opacity but you can use any texture. The polygon representing forest is converted to a 'Landscape Area' using my 'Forest Line' LA style. It uses a cloud representation for 2D. This will very quickly get you 3D geometry to match to the surface of terrain (site model). This might be good enough but I explored some more. Landscape areas can be ungrouped which will give you a mesh. This mesh can be converted to a Subdivision allowing us to sculpt it to give it some varying height if this is for visual purposes. Note: you lose the landscape area if you need that for area calculations. Let me know your thoughts on this. Attached is the sample file.Sample Forest.vwx Best, Tony
  11. @Greggoid I forgot to mention we made our Roadmap public so follow along 😉 https://blog.vectorworks.net/roadmap-follow-along-with-the-development-of-vectorworks-design-software Take a look at what's in development 😉
  12. A direct link would be great but have you tried this workflow yet? https://university.vectorworks.net/course/view.php?id=789 Export to Unreal Datasmith was made available in Vectorworks 2021 SP3.
  13. Interesting idea 🙂 Do you envision this working through the settings of the site model or through data visualization @ericjhberg? For internal reference, a VE has been submitted (VE-101778)
  14. I agree it should be easier to get to this point. Make sure to "Save Site Model Settings" so you're really only setting up how Site Models are created once. You can save this to your template so that it automatically creates those classes. You can even save multiple different Site Model settings depending on what's required for the project. I think adding a button to the OIP is a nice wish — I'll submit a Vectorworks Enhancement.
  15. Hey @hollister design Studio, I just did the same test and it works on my end. Did you set the class to "use at creation" and in the site model settings all attributes are "set by class"? Here is a sample fileSite Model-contours off.vwx Turn the visibility of class "contour labels" off. Let me know if you get it working. Best, Tony


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