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About jmccain8

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  1. jmccain8

    Rotating Issues

    @michaelk Thanks, Michael. I took your advice and am well on my way to completing the tracing of info I needed from both PDF imports. Wonderful! James
  2. jmccain8

    Rotating Issues

    @michaelk @Benson Shaw Thanks for the clever Design Layer Viewports option and for the comparison with the more straightforward solution. I'll likely play around with both. In my case, I know that the site plan and house plan are not going to change. Given that I won't need to maintain reference to potential future edits on the PDFs, would it be best to follow Michael's process and then delete the imported PDF layers if they make the vwx file too large/slow? Thanks again!
  3. jmccain8

    Rotating Issues

    @Benson Shaw Thanks for the clever Design Layer Viewports option and for the comparison with the more straightforward solution. I'll likely play around with both. In my case, I know that the site plan and house plan are not going to change. Given that I won't need to maintain reference to potential future edits on the PDFs, would it be best to follow Michael's process and then delete the imported PDF layers if they make the vwx file too large/slow? Thanks again!
  4. jmccain8

    Rotating Issues

    @michaelk Thank you very much! This is exactly what I needed. Unfortunately, I won't have time to try this until tomorrow morning, but it gives me peace of mind that i can make more progress with this great info. Cheers!
  5. jmccain8

    Rotating Issues

    Hello - I am a landscape designer and new to Vectorworks, working with version 2019 in Windows 10. I would like to import a PDF of a site plan (exported from AutoCAD), and another PDF of a house floor plan (also exported from AutoCAD, so both PDFs are vector-based). The site plan includes a simple outline footprint of the house, but it is at a different scale and a different angle than the floor plan PDF. I've figured out how to import each PDF into separate Vectorworks files, and get them at the same scale I wish to work in (1/8" = 1'-0"), and calibrated, etc. I realize that I can then copy one to paste into the other so that they can each be on their own design layer within one Vectorworks file. My goal is to do that and then align them so that I can trace lines from each imported drawing to create my hardscape and planting plans (on different layers from the import layers I've created). QUESTION: How do I rotate the site plan so that it will align with the floor plan. The former has a different orientation than the latter, which is parallel with the sheet border/title block. When I use the Rotate Plan tool it rotates everything (all layers). Once I rotated the site plan I thought I could copy it over to the Vectorworks file containing the imported floor plan, but it doesn't maintain the rotation. Thanks for your help! James

 

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