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  1. Ok, thanks, It's 2019. I have used Vectorworks for 2D stuff for years but am really struggling to move over to 3D! As this is a simple site and at the moment is only at a very outline concept stage I thought it might be a good one to start with... Cazoña2.vwx
  2. I have an exceeding basic OS survey which I want to create a 3D model from. It has very few 3D locus points on the paved areas and some contours on the grass areas. I have converted the contour lines to be recognised as contours in Vectorworks and have said they are to effect the existing site model. Now when I select everything and choose to create a site model it just uses the locus points not the contours. So I have added on more locus points following the contours and in other locations where I know there is a kerb etc which is not shown on the levels information (copying and pasting original ones and changing the height in the object info to the height I want) But when I then select all and try to create a site model from survey information it doesn't use all the points. Some of them seem to be incorporated, but not all of them. What am I doing wrong?? SiteModelData.pdf
  3. Hi Pat, thanks for getting back to me. I don't know what data visualisations is! I cannot see it on the View menu, which is where I believe it is supposed to be?? I can see it on the object info when I click on the viewport, but I cannot work out how I am supposed to use it to change the colour of the landscape area. If I select Landscape Area from the drop down menu in the Visualization Data tab from the Viewport info it doesn't seem to give me anything to do with the line and fill colours?? What I usually do is use the class overrides in a viewport. This works well, for example I want to highlight all the retaining walls on a scheme so I colour them red. But this does not seem to work on landscape areas. I have my landscape areas set into classes (one for hedges, and one for shrub and perennial beds) I have selected everything from each class and have selected 'make all attributes by class' on the Attributes tab to make sure it's all correct. But still in the viewport the colours of the landscape area are the same as my colour drawing. I need to have the landscape areas with no fill, so that I can bring this layer to the top of the drawing. Otherwise I either have my existing tree canopies hidden by the fill of the landscape areas or the plant tags hidden by the lines of the canopies of the existing trees! Thanks for you help!
  4. Hello, Is it possible to set the same landscape areas as different colours on different sheet layouts? For example, I have a class called 'proposed hedges' On my planning drawing I want all landscape areas in this class to have a green fill and dark green line, as this is a coloured layout. On the planting plan I want to use the same hedges but I don't want them to have a fill and I want the line to be black as this is a black and white drawing. For most objects I can select the viewport on the sheet layout and click on the viewport class properties and choose different settings for colours etc just for this viewport. But with landscape areas this doesn't seem to work?? I am using Vectorworks 2019. Thanks.
  5. I am using Vectorworks 2019 and I have the problem of decimals after the plant numbers on a planting plan. I have never had this before. Please can someone confirm how I fix this?? Thanks
  6. If anybody is thinking about answering this, by fiddling about I have managed to get it to work! Thank you!
  7. Hello I am working on a planting plan. We were working on a rotated plan as set by the architect but have decided to change back to a plan with north pointing up for the Planting plan. I have already created a number of landscape areas on the site with the text orientation set for the rotated plan. Is there a simple way I can rotate the text back? For the trees I just selected the rotation in the object info palette and changed it to 0 and the tree and label rotated, which isn't a problem as they rotate on the tree trunk. But if I do this for the landscape area the whole area moves to a different location. Thanks Hainault-PlantingPlanA1NorthUp.pdf
  8. I am feeling my way in the dark here! In the end what I did was copy and paste a helicon symbol from another drawing. Where I was looking for the tool was in: Window - Palettes - Visualisation. Now that I have copies the helicon in from another drawing it shows up there. But if I try right click and new then I just get the option of a light which has properties of heights etc, but I cannot see the Heliodon tool. Not sure what I am doing wrong! I have drawn some simple Massing Models for the buildings around the square. So now I shall see if I can work out the shadows. I am sure I will have plenty more questions!
  9. Please can someone answer this, probably very stupid question! I want to do a simple shadow study on a site and I believe I need to use the Heliodon tool. I have looked this up online and found this webpage: https://app-help.vectorworks.net/2018/eng/VW2018_Guide/SolarStudies/Inserting_a_Heliodon_Object.htm#XREF_67434_Inserting_a This says the tool is located in the Visualisation toolkit. But I cannot find it there, or anywhere else. When I search the help within my Vectorworks programme it does not come up. I am using Vectorworks Landmark 2019. Does this have the Heliodon tool? And if not, is there another way of checking shadows? Thanks.
  10. I have used Vectorworks for years (for landscape architecture), but have just started to learn 3D Vectorworks and I am struggling! Hardscape tool. I understand how to draw a hardscape and I can set the level at one point and then set a gradient across the area. But what about if the hardscape has more complex levels? Not just a simple fall? For example it might be a patio which comes out from a building level at FFL but falls slightly steeper at one side from the other to match up with existing ground levels on the other side. Can I set individual levels for each corner of the hardscape area? Which is what I would do on as notes on a standard 2D drawing? Custom Kerb tool. I need to extend an existing parking area. I have used the custom kerb tool to draw the area and have made it the correct shape with kerbs on the sides that need kerbs and no kerb where it meets the existing car park surfacing. But can I set this area to varied levels. As above, I would like to be able to set individual levels in each corner. The existing car park is not level and does not fall evenly across it so I need to be able to match up with this. Is this possible?? Thanks,
  11. Hello, I have 3 plans which I want to import as a referenced viewport into 3 separate drawings. 2 have worked well, but when I import the third, into a blank vectorworks file all I can see are 3D loci. Can anyone help resolve this?

 

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