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Tony Kostreski

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  1. @SamB If Tom's suggestion does not suffice regarding the new GIS tool set, Vectorworks can import georeferenced images with associative world files (.bpw, .jgw, .pgw, .tfw, .gfw, or .wld formats). ECW, GeoTIFF, and JP2 (JPEG 2000) files store the georeferenced information with no need for an associative world file. When importing, you just want to make sure your Document Units match that of the photo. For more information check the Vectorworks help https://app-help.vectorworks.net/2021/eng/index.htm#t=VW2021_Guide%2FImport%2FImporting_georeferenced_images.htm For high resolution imagery, I've heard good things about https://www.nearmap.com/us/en
  2. Hi @yasin2ray (Anna)--yes. If you have a heliodon on a design layer, the north point in annotations will automatically point in the same direction as the heliodon regardless if the viewport is rotated or not BUT there is presently a bug that's being worked on that prevents this from working when Document>Georeferencing is activated. I will post back here when that's resolved. 🙂
  3. Okay...so after further testing I CAN replicate your issue—quite annoying. It definitely has to do with georeferencing. For internal I've added a bug (VB-175609)
  4. Hmm...perhaps I am not seeing the problem or maybe it was a bug that has been addressed. This video is what I am seeing and it seems to be working fine for me. Selecting the checkbox for the heliodon simply orients the north arrow in the correct direction. Is this not the case for you? If so, what build are you using and I'll investigate further. Thanks! North Arrow Viewport.mp4
  5. Hey @ericjhberg! I have to agree that it would be nice to have the north point of a titleblock link to a viewports rotation. I'll submit a VE but in the meantime, I would suggest placing the north arrow directly in the annotations part of a viewport making sure to check "Use Heliodon". Like that you know the north arrow will point in the right direction automatically. What would you want to happen in cases where you have multiple viewports on a sheet? Have you ever had more than one north arrow (pointing different directions) on a single sheet?
  6. @ericjhberg —good wish. I've noticed how sensitive the site model is to accidental selection & movement. For internal reference, VE submitted (VE-101351)
  7. Hey @alfresco, Let me know if this image helps. You can edit the criteria of each database header to select a class. Landscape areas are special in which you can pull projected area and surface area if a site model exists.
  8. @KristjanT--very strange... By any chance did you move the site model after creating it? If so, the source data would retain original location and might be the culprit when exporting to IFC (this is just a guess). You could try recreating the site model in the correct place, not move it, and export it again. Happy to look at the file if problem persists 🙂
  9. Hi @Loraine Hourdebaigt--you can edit the design layer's elevation. Simply right click on the design layer and select Edit. Change the value under Elevation. Hope this helps!
  10. Completely agree. I have posted an enhancement request VE-101278 (internal link for Vectorworks staff)
  11. Hey @Siddharth, Have you tried using surface modifiers within an aligned hardscape? You can use grade objects and in 2021 these grade objects can be linked to create a network. After you set the grade objects up, I will suggest unchecking "Interpolate Surface" in the object info palette. Attached is a super rough example.
  12. Hey @line-weight, I recommend using two separate design layers. In the Site Model Settings under General, select "Use Site Modifiers on:" and select the appropriate design layers. You can simply move what you've created to a new design layer so no time is really wasted 😉 Hope this helps!
  13. Hey @DDD Try removing the setting for "Top: Quantity-ID" since the "Bubble" setting already does that for you.
  14. Hi Heidi, If the plant tags are on class "plant-component-tag" simply turn the visibility of the class on/off in the Navigation palette. If it's on a sheet layer, this can be done through the viewport>class settings. Assuming your plant symbols are on a different class (i.e. plants-proposed), this should work. I recommend taking a look at Data Tags—very powerful! There are some preconfigured plant tags but they can certainly be customized 😉 Tony
  15. Hi @Heidi In addition to what Bryan mentioned, Viewports have visibility control over layers/classes so if your plants have a fill/gradient on them you can turn off its visibility as well. If you're using Vectorworks sample plants the class is Plants-Component-Fill. Hope this helps!


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