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  1. Both shadows and ambient occlusion are already turned off. It's not a cast shadow, it's a darkness that is applied to sloping or curving faces. Not sure where I turn this fun "feature" off...
  2. Hi, I'm trying to figure out which rendering settings would best fit this bench detail and I'm not having much luck. Attached is a screenshot of the detail with OpenGL and outside lines drawn in the sheet layer viewport rendering. I'm using orthogonal views of my 3D modeled bench. I'd like it to look like a standard construction document elevation but as you can see circled in red, it adds in shading at my curved objects and angled vertical faces. Is there a setting to turn this off so everything is just white and outlined in black? When I use the Hidden Line render mode, my curved arm rests look like spider webs with all of the lines printing that make up the "smooth curve".
  3. Any updates? I have VW2020 with SP2.1 and I'm having this issue.
  4. Any updates to this? I'm currently experiencing this issue.
  5. Any update? Having the same problem now.
  6. Hi all, Having recently downloaded VW 2020, I'm having trouble getting our workgroup folder to link up like we had it in VW 2019. It seems that the whole workgroup file structure has changed a little between VW 2019 - should I be linking to a different path than I did in VW 2019?
  7. I'm looking to try dark mode myself - where do you change over to this setting? Edit: It appears that this is only an option for Mac users. Hopefully by the time Windows gets it, the kinks will be worked out.
  8. I've been out of using AutoCAD for about a year but i still really miss the non-plot functionality! It was great for having things visible for you the drafter and not having to worry about turning things off when you go to publish.
  9. SiteWorks is a specialty landscape architecture practice that helps translate visionary landscape ideas into reality. We offer a range of technical services encompassing design, executive landscape architecture, specification writing, cost estimating, operations and maintenance planning, constructability reviews, value engineering, construction scheduling and logistics planning, construction inspection and resident landscape architect services. Take a look at our website for an understanding of the type of work we do: http://www.siteworkscm.com/ Position: Project Manager Project manager sought to oversee construction document production and technical design of high profile public and private sector urban landscape projects including, parks, playgrounds, athletic facilities, waterfronts, streetscapes, plazas, roofscapes, green infrastructure facilities and private developments. Responsibilities: Responsible for working with multi-disciplinary design teams at all phases of project development from conceptual design through the preparation of contract documents; management of project budgets and schedules; coordination and direction of sub-consultants and junior staff; and acting as a mentor to junior staff. Qualifications: As part of our team the position requires the following qualifications: · Degree from an accredited program in Landscape Architecture, Architect, Civil Engineering or related field · Minimum of 5-8 years’ experience of in-office design · Demonstrated project management skills including managing construction document production · Excellent time management skills · Effective communication and collaboration skills · Demonstrated facility with Vectorworks, Microsoft Word and Excel, Microsoft Project, and Adobe Suite. · A sense of humor Certifications/Licenses: Eligible for NY Landscape Architect, Architect, or Professional Civil Engineer Registration. To apply, send inquires to info@siteworkscm.com No phone calls please.
  10. Yes, in the OPI it says that the symbols are page based units. What is the difference and when would I use each type? Did I choose page based instead of world based without knowing it while setting up the symbol?
  11. I'm stumped here but this is probably an easy fix where I just have to tick a box like usual... I have some paver symbols that are in my design layer which is at 1/8"=1'-0". When I make a sheet layer viewport of them at a viewport scale of 1/8"=1'-0", the symbols look correct. When I increase the viewport scale to 1"=1'-0", the symbols stay the same size as they were in a 1/8"=1'-0" viewport, essentially appearing 4x too small in my 1"=1'-0" viewport. How do I remedy this??
  12. I'm trying to make the lines on my callouts thicker in my document so I changed the thickness under "Leader Attributes" in the OIP. It only increased the lineweight of the leader, not the shoulder lineweight as well (why would you ever beef up one but not the other...?). How do i beef up the shoulder line as well? Also, can i turn these callout attributes into a style or something like that which will update across my entire file? If it matters, these callouts were placed in a Sheet Layer Viewport Annotation.
  13. BUMP. Has this been taken care of yet? It would be pretty darn helpful for a lot of my work, especially coming from CAD which has this functionality.
  14. Ok, I'm really new to a lot of the terminology that you just used. What is your typical workflow for bringing in survey info and using it for a site model? Are site models part of your typical workflow when you get grading info? Thanks for taking the time to reply!!
  15. Hey everyone, I'm curious what your workflow looks like for generating a base file from civil data. I've tried creating site models with some .dwg's that I've got, but the contours have no Z value and it's a PITA manually assigning Z values and manually closing so many contour lines. I'm wondering what the fastest and most efficient workflow is that you guys have developed and if it differs based on how big the site is (seeing that maybe it would slow down my computer). Often the majority of the grading for a project site is already done by a civil in a program like Civil 3D and there is a lot of data/metadata in those civil files. Instead of dumbing it down to .dwg, do any of you ask to recieve survey data as a .txt file? It seems that civil flies might be able to be exported as point files and it looks a lot easier to create a large site model using a survey .txt file. Would you have to have a separate survey .txt file for existing and proposed grading and then create two site models? Is there another file type that you prefer or anything that allows you to easily update or recreate site models as the grading changes throughout the project? Thanks!


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