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smak

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  1. Hi All, Our office has been utilizing Plant Tools for a few months now, and we're loving the efficiencies--automatic plant schedules, data tags, etc. Up to this point, we've been making each plant style individually, and slowly adding to a shared workgroup library. Knowing that we are going to utilize this workflow, I'd like to create new plant symbols/styles for every plant that we will likely use as an office. We don't need much information associated with the plants--just Latin Name, Common Name, Category, Spread, Height, Spacing, Scheduled Size, and (1) Comment Field. We have a master Excel spreadsheet with all of this plant data already-- I've worked through the steps in the "Creating Plant Styles from the Plant Catalog," (link below) including reformatting our master Excel spreadsheet to match the field mapping from VW. https://app-help.vectorworks.net/2022/eng/VW2022_Guide/Plants1/Creating_plant_styles from_the_plant_catalog.htm?agt=index https://app-help.vectorworks.net/2023/eng/VW2023_Guide/Plants1/Importing_plant_catalog_data_from_a_spreadsheet.htm#h My issue specifically revolves around setting the spread and spacing of the Plant Style from the spreadsheet/Plant Catalog. There doesn't appear to be fields dedicated to spread or spacing in the Plant Catalog--I can edit the plant spacing from the "More Plant Style Settings..." but the spread and spacing don't seem to be linked to any data from the Plant Catalog. I know I'm missing something here--is there a way to create new Plant Styles that include spread and spacing from a spreadsheet? Thanks, Steve
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