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    3D plants - how to get more

    No problem glad to help.
  2. I just sent the file to you via PM.
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    Notes database for Landscape?

    There are no existing files for what you are looking for. I found taking a word document, from online or existing company info and cut and paste to create a new set is about it. Sorry there isn't an easier way.
  4. @tekbench I played with the file and managed to get thing corrected and to scale for you. Tech should be sending the file out soon. There does seem to be a slight issue with importing that file but the new one they are sending is corrected, georeferenced and set to design 0,0. I hope this helps
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    3D plants - how to get more

    Image props are where its at!! They are generally smaller in file size and help drastically with rendering times. Images can be collected online or create your own with a photo editor to knock out the background. Or take it to the extreme and buy an 8' x 14' chroma key fabric cut a 6' slit up the middle on one of the 8' sides. prop the screen over a simple snap together frame of 1"pic and bingo you have a green screen. just set it up behind your plant and use the tails to run along either side of the ground. you have now isolated your plant and you can get some top notch photos for image props. Image props work great for people, I have used them for garbage cans, mailboxes, water spouts, plants, backgrounds and best yet gorgeous planted pots I find near businesses. Fast and simple to make they should be in everyones toolbox!!!!
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    Landscape area challenges

    Simply set your design layer to 1/8" and leave it there. I have found this scale work very well for small and very large sites, accommodates the graphics I want and moves all to VP's very well.
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    Do architects need Landmark?

    I am not in sales but I believe it is a very healthy percent off of a new purchase or upgrade. I believe this is a very limited time remaining. If you are looking to upgrade or purchase definitely contact sales. Maybe someone in sales will see this and post, but it will not hurt to contact sales ASAP! Sorry I couldn't be more informative, sales is not in my wheelhouse.
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    Do architects need Landmark?

    @aa.schumpI will hopefully offer an answer that will help your question. First let me state that while I am a Vectorworks employee (a recent change), I previously was Director of Design + Science, President of a Landscape design firm for 20+ years. I used Designer for the simple fact that it gave me the few tools in Architect that would occasionally come in useful. Many people would ask why pay more for the use of Architect features in Designer, when Landmark should do the job. This is where it got interesting. The added price was minor to the added benefit of my freedom to design in all aspects of Vectorworks. I designed faster and the over all business was more profitable because we could design anything we needed with no limitations. In your case, if you are requiring the use of some of the features Landmark has to offer for your Architect workflow then its a slam dunk. The price tag is minor to the labor savings and freedom to design, equating to profit for the firm. So to sum up. The Vectorworks side of me says (because I know they are watching ūüôā) the upgrade would make sense. The entrepreneur and business manager side of me says, "if you have the need. Don't hesitate just upgrade". Hesitation can cost if you have the need. I hope this helps! Feel free to ask more always ready to help
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    Hardscape tool basics??

    Yes I will, Hang in there and I will try to get these out soon.
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    Hardscape tool basics??

    I would attach a record format that is custom generated to the specs you want, and use that for all specs. This process works great for Turf, Edging, Mulch, Walls, Lighting, Etc..

 

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