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  1. @Benson Shaw WOW. Just WOW. This is amazing. Thanks for taking so much time to so thoroughly work this out, and yes, to reveal that this might not be a good design choice after all! @unearthed Yes, I agree that sometimes it's better and certainly more efficient to use generic hatching to convey an idea rather than being so literal as to show every line, though as Benson noticed, taking the time to render this revealed that this radial arrangement may not work well, which will save me and others a major headache down the road.
  2. Thanks, Jeff - Is there any way to apply a hatch to the area in a way that orients the rows of pavers perpendicular to the curved edge?
  3. Hello - I am working on a 2D plan in Landmark v2022 and trying to create an irregularly curved walkway made of pavers with each row of pavers arranged running bond that is roughly perpendicular to the side of the walkway. These are the steps I thought to take, but with no success: 2D Polygon Tool to fill areas defined by the edges of the walkway Select the polyline (created by the above step) and go into the Landmark menu - Create Objects from Shapes - Object Type 'Hardscape' - Show Properties Dialog Hardscape Style - Unstyled Configuration - Pathway - Width *** not sure what is meant by 'width' and would think it would just read the shape I've highlighted, which has a width that varies along the way *** Draw 2D - Joint Pattern - Pavers Curved Path Set Curved Path Pattern Options - entered 9" width across path x 5" length along path x 50% next joint course offset Something tells me I am not understanding some of the terminology being used in these tools or am using the wrong tools to try and achieve my goals. Any ideas? Attached is a screen-clip of the plan. One of the walkway sections is outlined in orange (selected). The photograph is to give you an idea of the orientation of the pavers that I would like to illustrate. Thank you! James P.S. I also struggled to show pavers in those narrow bands running perpendicular to the length of the driveway and had to completely fudge it. The bands are actually very shallow arcs created from large circles with a distant center point. In this case, I kept receiving the error "The pathway hardscape could not be created because it is self intersecting."
  4. Thanks for these rated ideas, Jeff! If I mask the section beyond the fence with a polygon, wouldn't it have to be filled and at 100% opacity? I'd rather not fill the entire area beyond the fence. Or have I misunderstood you? I'm still somewhat of a novice 🤪
  5. I'm wondering if there is a simple way to hide the parts of plants that extend beyond a fence or wall in 2D plans. In some circumstances, it makes sense to place plants close to walls, and depending on the type of plant, the growth will not extend beyond the surface of the wall (or fence), so it would be easier to understand a 2D plan if I could clip the part or the symbols beyond the wall. In the example below, I would like the 2D symbols for these shrubs and coniferous trees to stop along the inside of that dark fence. Thanks for any tips you can provide! James
  6. @Michal Zarzecki Thanks for the tip, and for your help. I downloaded the free trail for 2022 and am exploring it now and will likely be in touch soon!
  7. Any idea why the 'Show Properties Dialogue' option is dimmed (not selectable) if I select 'Landscape Area' for 'Object Type' within the Create Objects from Shapes dialogue box? Using Vectorworks 2020. Thanks, James
  8. @Michal Zarzeck and @Edgar RAMEL - THANK YOU! This is really fantastic progress, though I'll have to invest in the upgrade! I appreciate your help. James
  9. Hello -How can I get Vectorworks 2020 to automatically generate the plant quantity for each plant within a defined landscape area where I've added several plants and assigned their distribution rate? The tag info correctly displays the percentage of each plant but it would be very helpful to include the actual quantity of each plant, based on the total square feet of the defined landscape area. Thanks, James
  10. Hello! Has anyone at Vectorworks followed up on this topic? It would be transformative to the process if Vectorworks offered the option of displaying 2d plant symbols defined by the Landscape Area Settings. Per the comment by @SurroundingsCS on Nov 2019: "In the hypothetical scenario where 2D plants could be displayed having the versatility to move the plants within the landscape area would be preferred. But simply having 2D plants displayed without the capability of moving them would still be very helpful." and per @Michal Zarzecki on Nov 2019: "I can clearly understand where this might have come from. In our work for example, for large residential or school projects with limited budget and time constraints, we don't have the time for showing each specimen on our plans - we tend to show areas of single or mixed-species. However, I think it would be great if there was a choice - similar to the one we have with the 3D representation." Thank you, James
  11. Any idea why suddenly when I select a plant style to insert onto my 2D plan, it reverts back to the previously inserted plant? I've tried it a few different ways and even though the Plant Style field updates with the plant I've selected from the Resource Library, once I click a location of the plant, it reverts back to the previously used plant style (for an entirely different plant species and symbol). Thanks for your help! My system: Vectorworks 2020 SP6 64-Bit Operating System: Windows 10 Pro, Version 1903, 64-bit James
  12. Hi Tony - Is there a way to get the 2D Polygon Tool/Inner Boundary Mode to recognize plants within a landscape area, so that when I use the command it will exclude all the plants and create a polygon of the remaining negative space around the plants and inside other boundaries? Thanks, James
  13. Thanks. I ended up deciding to close out my active drawing, and then reopened Vectorworks from the app menu (rather than clicking on my drawing file from the file system). This seemed to do the trick. Now I can see the export file and then my exported plants when clicking on that from within the Resource Manager and Plant Preferences dialog box. But I have to hit Refresh on the libraries from within the Resource Manager before any recently exported plants show up as available. Anyway, however clunky the process, I might be making some progress. Thanks again.
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