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  1. Hello thank you all for looking into this post, I have a main file that I would x-ref in other consultants in, we are working in Geo-referenzed system but that means my drawing in Vectorworks is very far from (0,0) I tried to set (0,0) at the corner of the site and pull the drawings to Vectorwork (0,0) point, but that messes up my x-ref files, they are all over the place. So I deleted the x-ref and re-Xref in a few times, to put the x-refs into places. After having this problem a few times I would like to ask if there is anything I can keep all the x-ref file in place and stil be able to move my drawing closer to drawing board without messing up my files. So far I am always a bit suspecious of x-refs in Vectorworks, some of my work buddies won't even use it beacuase of display problem or problem as such I have. I havent given up yet....
  2. I am working in geo-referenced file, and rotated the view to have a paralle base to work on. A small problem or two bothers me, I wonder if anyone would give me a tip how to fix it: the rotated view angle I need is -10,992, but for some reason there is another pre-existing rotation as -11,051 and the display keeps going back to and it effects some of my layouts since the project scale is huge. It has nothing to do with the user UCS point, that it stays the same. I looked for something similar to manage user UCS slelection but found none. And there is the text rotation in display, how can I have it always 180 degree to screen view? Thank you all in advance!
  3. Hi everyone, Can tell me the best way to retrace urban design plotlines with straightlines and curve to make a clean base plan? I tried everything to convert and join lines but my files are in 3D and the lines won't just simply join. So I am trying to retrace it, and hope to find the setting that I can draw straight curb line- road curve -and back to straight line. Thanks in advance!
  4. Hi, I was told you just have to manuelly update the Xref plans. I personally find it very inconvenient. My Xrefs sometimes just shift its location, too and I have to scroll though the entire drawing to look for it, or delete and import again. Sorry I probably dont have the answer but I kind of share the pain. -Would like to follow up this issue when there are better answers, good luck! -D
  5. Hi @Jim Wilson, Thank you for the video, can I get your suggestion on if I should make this paving pattern in 'Hatch' or 'Tile'? (See attached image) I was told the tile mathod would slow down computer and pixilat when printed, but personally I find Tile is more intuitive to edit. As Landscape architect we study these patterns frequently and probably making lost of studies of it, I am open to try out different method if you have better suggestions! Thanks in advance!
  6. Hi all, happy new year. As a landscape office we work with GPS coordination points for our data/design, and we xref many base files onto project file. Problem is, the xref files seems to have life of its own that the position shifts all the time, and we have to swim in the entire date to search for it and re-define 0,0 point. We have some very expereinced user in the office and they just say we have to unload and re-Xref the file again, but this happens so often as twice everyday. Can someone help me out? This should not be normal and I hope to find solution. Thank you.
  7. @Luis Calderon Hi, I am also six months in using Vectorworks and also struggling with the file management and workflow, I would like to know if you have had any success finding the answer and suggestion for where to look at? I am fighting with thousands of classes and layers, and honestly it is a clunky program so far- by any means I am not giving up yet! Thanks a lot and have a nice day!!
  8. Hi all, I am a landscape architect who works on big scale projects, and I am new to Vectorworks (I have more expereiences in Rhino, Autocad, Illustrator and sketchup. ) Due to the scale and complexity of our project I find vectorworks file management can easily and quickly expand into a painful drafting expereince if you load all consultants drawings into one file ( architecture, urban planning, civic engineering and existing site information which is not possible to ignore for our work) This makes lists of layers and classes extreme long and difficult to navigate. Looking at layers alone, I have 99 layers. I know it sounds insane but this is how currently my company setup is like. On top of that, if you add more graphic classes then it is even more extreme. The longer the project goes, crazier it gets although the layers are very well maintained and cleaned up regularly - I am in Vectorworks2017. I understand Vectorworks is trying to be Autocad (drafting) and Photoshop (graphic) at the same time, but as the result it also takes a long time to load and work on one simple area of design. By far, its the most extrem clicking back and forth in my 15 years of working experience from all the softwares above. I would appreciate if anyone could point me to a smarter file management system, how do manage big projects with many consultant drawings and design options. Extra question: does newer version of Vectorworks enables layer folders like photoshop or illustrator? Thanks a lot in advance!
  9. Hi Jim, I was finally able to find this tool and added to my kit, but according to my colleagues who has long 6 years expereience for vectorworks, she said this tool is not very realiable. Does it also occur to you ? Or if there is any setting we need to pay attention to? Thanks in advance!
  10. @Jim Wilson yes thank you, I have seen this video but I have a hard time finding here to even enabling the spacetool, apparently its only available in 'landmark'? (http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2016/eng/VW2016_Guide/Spaces/Creating_Spaces_with_the_Space_Tool.htm) attaching how my screen looks like. Thanks.
  11. Hi Jim, I am a new Vectorworks user, and I saw your posting and would like to know more about this tool. Current operating system: Windows, Vectorworks version: 2017, Landscape and in German. I tried enabling this tool but I could not find it where to even look for it. Do you think you can make a few screenshots to help me out? Thanks!!
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