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  1. Is there a way to get "Images" to export when exporting a "Landscape Area Mass Planting With Images" worksheet (preformatted report)? I'd like the option to expand the worksheet from within Excel, adding info not captured within the Vectorworks drawing/database. But for it to make sense, I need to be able to see the 2D attributes Function/Image info associated with each landscape area. This shows up within Vectorworks, but is just an empty column when opened in Excel. Thanks, James
  2. Is there a way to get "Images" to export when exporting a "Landscape Area Mass Planting With Images" worksheet (preformatted report)? I'd like the option to expand the worksheet from within Excel, adding info not captured within the Vectorworks drawing/database. But for it to make sense, I need to be able to see the 2D attributes Function/Image info associated with each landscape area. This shows up within Vectorworks, but is just an empty column when opened in Excel. Thanks, James
  3. Not in this case. I only have the PDF to work with.
  4. Thank you so much, Mike - Great solution. I appreciate your help! James
  5. Hello - After importing a PDF vector file (that was created in another CAD program), I used the Edit Crop command to remove everything outside my defined rectangle. After saving the crop, I used the Ungroup command for the selected PDF page. As expected from reading various posts, this left me with a rectangle, a bitmap file, and a group. I removed the rectangle and the bitmap file and then ungrouped the group file. This works except that I have now lost my crop. Any idea why this happened? Is there a way to ungroup a PDF Page without losing the crop? The PDF is a survey of a 90-acre park. I only want to see the info for a 2-acre parcel within the park. The first image is of the crop. The second image shows the ungrouped PDF where the crop is lost. I highlighted in green the area that correlates to the original crop. Thanks for your help, James
  6. Thanks, Pat - Great idea on setting column width to "0". So many good workarounds. I'll start a separate topic for the export, though I tried that back in July and received no responses. All the best, James
  7. Thanks, Pat - Good to know the limits with Worksheet functionality. Per your suggestion, I assigned a Unit Price to each landscape area, and then added a UP column to the report to sort by. It worked, but I can't figure out how to hide the Unit Price column from the worksheet on the drawing (as can be done in an Excel worksheet). Is that possible here? If not, I'll likely just insert the sort number as a prefix to each Landscape Area Name and then delete the UP column. Here is my updated worksheet: As for the export worksheet problem, yes, the initial dialog box opens for me, but regardless of which combination of selections I make, when I select OK, nothing happens other than a ding sound. Also, I just added my software/OS/hardware info to my signature, which is: Vectorworks Application Version: 2020 SP2.1 (Build 523565) (64-Bit) Operating System: Windows 10 Pro, Version 1903, 64-bit Hardware: ASUS Notebook with Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.6GHz, 16 GB Installed RAM Thanks again for your time and help, James
  8. Hi everyone - Using Vectorworks Landmark 2020. I selected and customized a preformatted report called "Landscape Area-Mass Planting w/Images" to create a simple legend. All content is derived from my Landscape Areas (Functions / Image + Records / Name). Here are my questions: 1. DELETE A SUB-ROW: Is it possible to delete or hide a sub-row? When I tried removing one or a few rows, it would remove ALL rows from the worksheet. I can imagine times where this option would be helpful, and simpler than having to go back to the drawing to change Object Info for a particular Landscape Area. 2. MANUALLY MOVE SUB-ROWS: Hoped I could manually drag and drop sub-rows into location within the worksheet, but this doesn't work. In my "Legend" worksheet, using one of the default sort options is not helpful, since I want to sort the rows by hue (or by location on the drawing) to make it easier to cross-reference between legend and landscape areas on the plan. If it's not possible to drag/drop a sub-row, how do I change the sub-row number in order to change its placement in the sequence? 3. EXPORT WORKSHEET: Does not work for me. No matter which file format I select, and regardless if selecting all rows or selected rows, when I click OK my computer makes a ding sound and nothing happens. I don't see any visual message to accompany the ding sound and no popup window appears to enable a file location. James
  9. Ah, you got it, thanks! I had noticed that the opacity was set to 5% from the setting of one of the landscape areas recently created, but thought once I selected the report within the drawing and switched the opacity back to 100%, that would work, but it didn't. As you suggested, the attributed opacity has to be set before recalculating. Thanks again, James
  10. Hello - I am using Vectorworks 2020 and trying to create a simple legend for Landscape Areas, so began by selecting a Preformatted report from Create Report / Type. Below are pasted two screen-captures from my drawing: The one on the left (BEFORE:) is how the report initially looked on my drawing. The one on the right (AFTER) is how the report looks after editing the report and running the Recalculate command. Notice how the images have faded to the point of being nearly invisible. Any known solution to this potential bug? I found a thread from a couple years back, but it didn't help. Is this a known problem, and if so, what is a workable process to create a basic legend for landscape and hardscape areas that will show the image fill? Thanks, James
  11. Thank you. I'm surprised this wouldn't be an option, but good to know!
  12. Wonderful! Thank you very much for your help, and happy new year!
  13. VW Landmark 2020 on Windows 10. Any idea why I can't deselect the "Link Pen Opacity" of a Landscape Area? I created the Landscape Area from a polyline, and would like the fill opacity at 48% but leave the ink opacity at 100%. Thank you, James
  14. Hello - I am using Vectorworks Landmark 2020 and wonder if the opacity of the tag (line, marker and info) can be set at a different percentage from the fill opacity of the landscape area which it is tagging? In my drawing, I have dozens of landscape areas - all on the same layer - but set with different levels of fill opacity. I would like to tag each area and need the tag info, line and marker all set to 100%, regardless of the opacity of areas being tagged. Thank you, James

 

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