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  1. I am trying to create a 2D plan with texture. I'm not sure I am going about this the right way. I am trying to use images as a fill to create elements such as meadow grass and concrete reinforced grass. I have found images which say that they are seamless and they are free to download. I have imported them and used them as the hatch but I can see squares around the edges of the images where they repeat. Is there anyway I can get rid of this? I thought that if I blurred the edges of the image this might work, but they don't overlap so this just makes it worse. Many thanks.
  2. Another question is about how the pdf files open. They open slowly in sections as if they have layers. This is slow and cumbersome, particularly if there are a lot of files to look through and the client is not clear which ones he needs to open. Is there some way to flatten the pdf so that it opens faster? We are just looking for an image that the client can open. Sometimes I export the file as a jpeg and then export the jpeg back to a pdf. This helps reduce the file size but then it seems that the size of the drawing (A1, A3 etc) is lost and so they don't always print to the correct size. And people also sometimes have problems printing them on an A3 sheet (they rotate and loose areas etc). These are clients with no technical knowledge, so it needs to work and be simple.
  3. Hello. I am also having problems with large pdf file sizes. We often have to upload drawings on to local authority planning portals and these need to be smaller file sizes. I have just downloaded the PDF expert to see if that would work. On a drawing which had images it has reduced the size. But on a drawing with no images, a planting plan with 2 schedules it cannot reduce it down from the original size of 5.7MB. In Vectorworks we normally set the DPI to 300 as we use hatches and tiles too. So I tried setting the dpi to 100 (on the sheet and on the document preferences) but the pdf is the same as at 300DPI. I have used the publish command not the export command. I cannot see how you can 'crush' the pdfs within the publish command. Any recommendations much appreciated.
  4. Hello, Is there is simple way to import openstreetmap information into Vectorworks Landmark? I have downloaded the information and have ended up with a huge number of files with various endings: .cpg, .dpf, .prj, .shp and .shx I have managed to import the .shp files, but they don't come in at the correct scale. I have tried setting the units to mm, m and KM but they still seem too small. I cannot import any of the other files, and I believe some of these have text and I am not sure what else.... Any help welcome! Thanks.
  5. Hello, I downloaded Vectorwork 2022 on Thursday and it worked fine. On Friday it continued to work fine. Then on Friday night I shut my laptop down completely. I have restarted my laptop this morning and the buttons along the top - file, edit, view etc have stopped working. I cannot press them. I have tried re starting Vectorworks and also restarting my laptop. But nothing seems to work. On Monday I will call Vectorworks, but I was hoping to do some work this weekend! Has anyone experienced this problem and know the solution?? Thanks
  6. Hello, Is it possible to download different fonts? I am working with an architect and they use Avant garde and would like me to use the same. I have Vectorworks 2021 and Avant Garde doesn't appear in the list of fonts. Can I somehow download it? Or is there a similar font?? Thank you!
  7. Thank You! I have found the window and managed to make the areas white.... I know I need to learn lots. I keep trying and then giving up! I will watch the videos you recommend.
  8. Thanks for helping out! But I cannot find the window you have shown. I can open a window called Hardscape Object settings. Or Slab components. But neither of them look like the window you have open. I have tried changing set all setting 'make all attributes by class' in the attributes drop down list, but that doesn't seem to work either. Maybe it's because I am on an older version of Vectorworks? V2019 at the moment. I want to buy a new laptop before I upgrade!
  9. It has a fill in the attributes palette. I'm new the 3D and I am really struggling! The hardscape areas also don't seem to affect the site model which I have made? They just get buried underneath! I have attached the file.Any help most appreciated! 150-LondonSquare.zip
  10. I am trying to produce a 3D model of my 2D plan. I have decided to take the 2D polygon hatch areas and turn these into Hardscapes. This has worked, but when I look at them in flyover mode they are only in wire frame, not solid. I only want them as white blocks. I think it has something to do with what class they are in, but I am completely confused.... I changed the Site-DTM-Modifier class to a white fill and then they all come in as black. Which I don't want, I want them in white. Thank You
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. 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
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