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Michal Zarzecki

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  1. @bgoff, thanks for the tip, but I will require a bit more help regarding this. The Select Item is greyed out for majority of instances. Within the duplicated ones, only the correct ones are selectable. Then, even if I manage to select them, if they are included within Planting Areas the only thing I can do is to replace the style. But the thing is that I have only one style per each of these two species. How can I then identify what caused the problem or where the difference comes from?
  2. Hi guys, I just came across this problem with my planting plan and the associated schedule. It seems that within my plan there are instances of plants or plant styles with an alternative spec. This makes the schedule have two records for the same plant - like shown below. I can't find the way to identify where these plants are within the plan. In my Resource Manager I have only one style per each of these plant species, so don't really know how I got to that situation. Any advice on how to replace or rectify these instances, or merge their styles if there are two somehow?
  3. @archdaly, I have the same problem. VW crashes always when editing polylines with the Reshape tool. I work in file that is 2D only, so don't understand what causes the problem. And yes, I am centred on the drawing.
  4. @Tamsin Slatter, thanks Tamsin. I will try it out. I understand that this is VW internal thing and does not affect the coordinates shown in the topographical survey information. I need to revise how this works in VW, because I feel really unconfident about that.
  5. Hi Tamsin, I was about to send it through, but thought I would replicate it first to be able to explain. It seems that now it's not happening. In the meantime I installed the new SP so it was either rectified through it or when I experienced it it was just w bug. When it happened before, I just opened the drawing/ model and realised that it got misaligned and this had to be because our dwg reference got wider due to additional linework on the side (like sketch options for some features). This morning I tried to replicate a situation where the reference is already in, then it's changed in AutoCAD and updated in VW. Nothing bad happened. The other attempt was to change the dwg reference and open the VW file that has it referenced. Still nothing. Well, it seems to work now so that's the most important. For the future, I would like to make sure that I am not missing anything. I understand that there is no setting that may potentially control that behaviour? Something along the lines of always [dynamically] centering the reference files? We always use the recommended import option (the first one). Please let me know if there is anything I could/ should look into my settings/ preferences/ options. Regards
  6. @Wes Gardner, thanks for that. I did miss the Option key (this is on Mac, isn't it?). I need to try it out as shown. Thanks for the time being and hopefully for good.
  7. Hi guys. We also tend to have a problem with extruding sometimes. For example, we created some 3D objects by extruding some time ago. Now we need to amend their height and some of them just don't seem to react with the extrude tool. I also tend to struggle with using Push/ Pull mode. I watched the videos and it seems dead simple, but very often I create a simple box shape, change the drawing plane to one of its faces, draw my new shape and rather than being pushed inside, for example, it creates a new solid inside the original one. I then need to subtract. Is there any setting that controls this behaviour? I might still be missing some settings hence not making the most of it. I would appreciate your thoughts.
  8. Hi All, I have noticed such behaviour in VW after upgrading to 2020. I started a drawing in 2019, which has a DWG referenced. Now, in 2020, when someone who was working on that DWG drew something outside of the original drawing extent, this reference in VW is misaligned. As if VW centered it, based on the new extents. Funny enough, I have a similar situation with someone displacing something in a DWG reference, but it doesn't affect its position in VW. Even though now the DWG drawing bounding box is huge. Do you know where I can find a parameter/ setting that controls that centering behaviour? And perhaps why it's happening in one drawing and not in another? There are still many VW mysteries I haven't unravelled yet. Your thoughts and experience would be much appreciated.
  9. Hi guys, Have you ever experienced a problem where Properties are not updating/ responding to the object selected? I keep clicking around my model and Properties keep showing the same thing. I don't know one way to get them work. Sometimes they just 'get it' but sometimes they stay like that whatever I do. I have a feeling that VW sometimes gets into that 'mood' that it just refuses to cooperate. As if it was a temporary malfunction or bug. Often it disappears after restarting the program. Another similar problem is Object Centered Flyover (orbiting) mode. I have it selected, but VW doesn't execute it - i.e. sometimes it does, sometimes doesn't. Moody software :/. Exactly something that you need when under pressure. Any thoughts?
  10. Hi guys, can you advise how to control that behaviour when you use DWG as a reference rather then when you import the linework? I have project started originally in AC so have a whole load of our drawing as well as from other consultants so I am not going to import them to VW and save as new type of references. Many thanks for your thoughts.
  11. Hi all, Perhaps you have noticed something like the issue I am experiencing and would be able to help. I modelled a balustrade using the Railing Tool. I set the rail to be 50 mm. When I get to annotate the dimensions it says 49 mm. I can't think that this is any drawing inaccuracy as this was parametrised rather than drawn. I don't see any relevant setting in the Units pane to resolve this. I was about to post another query, but decided to append it here. When designing walls I encounter a misleading dimension information. In Properties it says one thing, whilst a direct measurement shows something different. But this is not a consistent behaviour. Some walls have in their Properties the height as per the measured distance from botttom to top. Any thoughts?
  12. I am experiencing the same thing. @TomKen, have you managed to find out where this is controlled from?
  13. This is a very interesting too indeed. I tried to use it last week but due to the time pressure and a vague clue on how to use it I decided to give it ago another time. What I managed to check on my drawing was the alignment with the ortophotomap underlay. They seemed to be miles away. I understand that I need to align my UCS with the GCS. Again I understand that in VW, an imported dwg file retains its NE coordinates from the survey but is just centered on the drawing space. There are geodesic station points with [lat lon] coordinates on the topo survey drawing, therefore I should be able to use these for georeferencing, correct? Should that be done through the Document Georeferencing or one should change the internal origin first? Any step by step walktrough?
  14. Hi All, Have you already tried Parking Spaces Tool in 2020? I used that tool just two months ago when I still had 2019 installed and it seems to have worked differently. What is new and odd is that when one creates an accessible space with the access zone, the width of the latter is added also to the parking space itself. Oh no no no! Ok, so I tried to go around and reduce the accessible space to 1200 (with the extra 1200 from the twin access zone it should be fine). Unfortunately, the symbol then appears not in the middle. For now I need only 1 accessible space so what I am doing is creating a new Parking Space object with only 1 parking space which is the accessible one. I define its width as -1200 [mm] and tick to have an access zone at 1200 as well. Then I need to do something similar to have the footer access zone. See below. Then I will add a hatch of the right size. If there is no other way, this is very disappointing. Again - a tool is to help, not to be a challenge. One can draw it more easily with no frustration. I would like to hear from others and if they bumped into a similar issue and how they got out of it. Any idea how to close the access zone (it seems to be open-ended)? What is wrong with the orientation of text? The Accessible Symbol seems ok whilst the text is at 180 degrees to it. Regards
  15. Hi all, I just opened my BIM model created in VW2019 to make some exports for the other team members and things went wild. And wrong for my workflow. All Hardscape objects just went mad. For example, the Edge hiding function doesn't work. Or works wrong, i.e. it doesn't hid/show the next edge but a random one. When I move to the next vertex and try to show/ hide nothing happens at all. Secondly, things were assigned to wrong classes - for example my road kerbs are grass now. What's even more interesting, within the same Hardscape some sections of my kerbs are showing one texture and somewhere else another. This is very unfortunate. What was meant to be a quick exercise, swamped me for some two hours, trying to understand what is happening and resolve the things, so at least a simple dwg can go to our partners. I have a feeling that this efficiency curve which was meant to be delivered with BIM is not the case now. Help please. Anyone else noticed similar behaviour in 2020/ after migrating?
  16. @mike m oz, I though that on paper a few mm would be absolutely enough for the basic geometry. I still have a feeling that there is something I don't understand. I will study your file to see how things work. Many thanks for your time so far.
  17. @mike m oz, Thank you for looking into this. There are a few things I don't understand though. How come the start point affects the linetype generation? The pattern is being repeated along a line anyway. You advised to change the settings to World. How come all default linetypes are set to Page, have similar size to mine and work just fine? Can that still be the starting point matter? When would I actually need to use the Page setting then? The way I understand how World vs Page setting is described in the Help Centre, is that with Page I will get the scale of my linetype the same, regardless of the drawing/ sheet scale. Correct? The bubble within the linetype is only a graphical feature and does not represent any true dimension, hence I thought that the World setting was not the one I should be interested in. Regarding the revcloud, I am not most fond of drawing planting areas as clouds, hence prefer a proper linetype. I don't mind the fill not getting into the 'shape' component.
  18. @mike m oz, Have a look at this file. Perhaps you will note something I missed. Linetype test.vwx
  19. @Pat Stanford, Thanks for your time. Have a look at the attached file. Attached is also the script which I found and was working in 2019. I hope these will tell you something. levels test.vwx 2D Loci to 3D Loci.txt
  20. @mike m oz, I think you misundertood. Maybe I was not clear. The line type does not work when applied to objects. It is not generated. The object is displayed without the stroke/ Pen. I recently migrated to 2020 and I seem to experience a number of unexpected things happening but let's stick to the linetypes here. There might be something I missed. I look forward to further thoughts.
  21. Hi guys, I had my first attempt at creating a custom linetype which should reflect one that we use in AC. The process seemed very easy and straight forward, but the resulting line type is not being displayed at all. I created it in Page scale and followed the settings (like pen and fill) used in one of the pre-defined line types. Can't figure out what went wrong. Any ideas?
  22. Hi All. Can you suggest a quick way to convert 2D topo from surveyor to Site model in 2020? There are only 2D spot levels (no Z-value) with no countours in the file. In 2019 we used to run a script recommended by someone clever on line, but it doesn't seem to work any longer in 2020 :/. Any thoughts?
  23. Hi all, All the best in the New Year (two weeks in, but hey ho!). I wonder if anyone has already built some experience with the so much awaited Hardscape tool that allows for more realistic design of levels. We have just started a new project in 2020 and had a first attempt at it. And we struggle 🙁. Probably it's something we haven't caught just yet. For example, we don't understand the levels. A tiny example: We are creating a path along a building with the FFL at say 50.650. What we want to do is to define grades with the proposed levels or gradients and expect the Hardscape to reflect that. When we propose a Grade along the path to be at 1:60 from 50.650, the result appears 50.650 m above our surface - which means it is relative to the slab and not absolute. If we draw it from 0 at 1:60 then it works. Is there a way to change these to work with absolute values? The alignment settings are set to: Align with Objects on 'Same layer as Hardscape object'. However, the building slab and the Hardscape slab don't overlap/ touch each other, so I can't identify why my Hardscape is governed by the building slab. Where is the part I don't get? Any advice?
  24. @Nikolay Zhelyazkov , this is what I needed - didn't see that option before. It's good, because it allows for the BS numbering, i.e. P01 etc. I think I am getting there with the TB settings. Can you refer to any webinar or tips on that topic? I would be interested to learn more about the custom formulas too. Regards.
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