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  1. You could also set the building elevation layer up to match the DTM
  2. No! it should not! To double check I created a basic terrain at 200' Elev then set the layer elevation to -200' and all is fine!
  3. Try checking out these! Vectorworks Libraries> Objects-Landscape Plants>2D Imagery Top Plan Photorealistic
  4. A great Desktop is a T130 HP! It prints 24 wide and can sit on a desktop!
  5. I may be missing something here but just set the layer elevation of the design layer to match.
  6. Image props are simply just an image or think of them as cut out pictures. You can set them in a horizontal plane or a vertical plane. Most of the time you will see image props used for presentation of vies generated from 0' elev to (depending on the image) 40-70 if it is at a distance. you can also use imagery of the top of a plan and place that in to achieve a rendered top view. I have not tried to mix the two to see how that would look. As for the VB Visuals. They are 3D geometry and will thus be available from any view. As for Image Prop creation. It is super easy and allows you to create and customize to fit your needs. I have created thousands of image props over the years and have developed some quick tricks to creating great custom image prop symbols. Just get in and play with them a bit.
  7. Ill show in a video and all should be perfect!
  8. I am working on the tech tip right now!! OK! Not right now as I am writing this. But it should be out soon!
  9. @lisagravy I will dive into this and get back to you in a bit. Also If you could PM me your file I will be happy to look at it and get back to you.
  10. @Tamsin Slatter I agree about the Retro-encapulator but from my understanding that engineering is working on the space-time continuum first. Maybe in V2022!! 🤣
  11. Yes, check in your layers and ensure that the drawing layer is set to Georeference. try toggling that on and off to understand the difference. This will set the drawing at the geo ref vs the point set by page zero zero. Let me know more if you need. HTH!!!
  12. @lisagravy check your decimal accuracy settings. And Tamsin is correct. Just set using the Geolocate tool. If you are concerned with the file as you are not used to the new workflow. Make a duplicate file to test with. This will allow you to play and not alter the original file.
  13. @Andrew Davies As you create a style for the Data Viz you like, you can save them and export to another file. That part is often overlooked. Create once and go!!!!
  14. Logitech MX Master 2S. This allows for you to control the sensitivity and gives you programability for shortcuts on the added buttons!
  15. In the Attributes pallet select the large color block (fill color or pen color) when the picker window appears select the color wheel in the upper right corner. In the next window (usually the color wheel) select the second selection on the top (color Sliders) here you can pick or enter any code you would like. Hope this helps.
  16. @gbland I am wondering if when changing to a new plant group that Mass plants is checked. Try unchecking that in the OIP.
  17. @ealsheimer first just making sure you are trying to move the Layers and not the Classes. Im sure you're not but sometimes it happens. The other option is if you are not seeing the chisel tool to re-order the layers. Try shutting down VW and restart. Write back to let us know how it working for you.
  18. @Andrew Davieswhat are your VW Preference settings under Display for Navigation Graphics? If these are set to Best Performance try Changing them to best Compatability to see if that changes anything for you.
  19. This is something that is an internal issue and you should not be seeing this normally. I believe that there is a new service pack that fixes this issue. Sorry you ran across it.
  20. I believe what you are asking is to subtract a shape from another? If that is so, when using the Push/Pull use the third mode of the tool. This will allow you to select the item to subtract, then second click is to the item to subtract from then third click is to select the item to subtract and pull or push the item to a defined length.
  21. @Roger WebsterI agree that at first this can get confusing. The main issue is there are terms used throughout Vectorworks such as "style" that are designed to be universal. ie. wall styles for Architects, or other "sales" for Spotlight, Renderworks or pretty much anything. Not always can the software completely line up with a specific expertise's terminology thus the confusion. But I will say that once you get past the terminology part, generating plants as symbols is really quite easy and very powerful. The fact that you can create your very own graphic styling (yep I said it) is fantastic. Furthermore the ability to define your own library of symbols and set them in a Favorites or a workgroup library is in itself powerful fast and simply elegant in its process.
  22. @Mark Aceto as for file size. Yes there will be some file size added. I have not seen it to be that big though. As for your present workflow of sizing the image the old fashioned way. This new process is incredibly easy and fast. I spent some time experimenting with faking or using wrong coordinate systems and using imagery on known drawings and even though the imagery is brought in it is very evident of being the wrong size due to a skewed mercator and a distant zero, zero. In a nutshell its fantastic and might I say really fun! You didn't think you would hear that in a GIS conversation!!
  23. @Matt Overton as far as I know, all should be good. This system was vetted with Esri. As for any other server, That would have to be inquired with that provider.
  24. @drcrescencio yes, as a mater of fact all you need to do is set a point on your blank sheet. It will then ask you to choose a coordinate system, and you can simply type an address or the coordinates of the site. Its that easy! and if you choose to ensure your positioning and accuracy you can use the Gret Circle tool to check the length over the coordinate system and site.
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