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  1. @MartinBlomberg No need to be nasty, We ALL will help! 😂 Don't you hate when you send something and realize later what you sent. Anyways, my guess is that the image needs to be scaled to the appropriate size or it could be a layer scale issue. The exact problem is difficult to diagnose without seeing the issue at hand. Feel free to PM me your file and I would be happy to take a look. Once I see the issue I will let you know how to solve it. I will also repost here for others to understand the solution (I will not post you file).
  2. you could use Tiles to fill the area. When creating the Tile create your irregular random hatching and space that image at some distance from each other in the repeat. I use this method often for hardscape and site drawings.
  3. Is your worksheet specifically looking for existing trees? I have some time today so feel free to PM me the file and I can take a look!
  4. To import a georeferenced image: 1. Select File > Document Settings > Units and set the document units to match the units of the image to be imported. For example, if the image’s units are meters, set the Vectorworks document units to meters. 2. Select the command and then the image file for import. If a world file is associated with the image file, the image is automatically imported, translated, and scaled according to the document units you set in Step 1. The current view changes to Fit to Objects, so the imported image is visible. To import an image without its associated world file scaling and translation, either rename the associated world file, or move it to a different folder.
  5. bgoff


    There are quite a few resources in the resource manager that you could look through. As for a specific to you region, no you would have to create your own by defining a workgroup library or a favorites folder and move the resources you like to that location thus creating your own NE area list.
  6. @HEengineering Looking through this file, you have the user origin and the internal origin sett the same. The problem lies in the original data to create the DTM. My guess is you imported the lifework and it came in at a distance from zero zero. You then created the DTM and moved the DTM to zero zero. Meanwhile the original data in the DTM still holds the original x,y location, thus when you create the snapshot it will appear at the original location of the data. You can fix this by double clicking the DTM and select recreate from source data. Here you can copy all line work and exit this window. Next paste (not paste in place) your data and line it up with the DTM you created and moved. Delete your DTM from before and recreate using the newly pasted line work. This will reposition your DTM (and better yet the source data) over your origin slowing the snapshot to be placed correctly. As a note it would be better to GEO Ref from the beginning as this would set everything to its correct location eliminating this issue completely. Hope this helps!
  7. could you PM me the file and I can take a look!
  8. Could you PM me the file and I can take a look.
  9. Add a grade limits to your site. This should help.
  10. Use a wall to create your retaining walls and then use the "retaining wall site modifier" command. This will generally eliminate the need for all the pads.
  11. bgoff


    No problem. Have you checked the online resources for learning? You tube, Vectorworks University and VSS? Also we offer direct one on one training for those really sticky things you might have. But always check here! The forums are an invaluable resource. Enjoy learning and reach out anytime.
  12. bgoff


    have you "refreshed library"? it is in the gear tab in the resource browser. Also when you say you reduced the plants what exactly did you do? Just need a bit more info to help!
  13. You need to "convert to group" under the Modify> Convert> Convert to group. And I meant Line work. Sorry Typo.
  14. Here is a 2019 file for you. Sorry I didn't initially notice you were in 2019Mass Plant Tile v2019.vwx
  15. As for creation. Select all your plants copy to another location (not necessary if you don't need the original). With all selected "convert to group" then ungroup. Select all lifework and copy it. Then create a "Tile" and paste the lifework in the tile edit window. Adjust your tile repeats and you now have a tile you can use.
  16. Sorry I will send out another file.
  17. Here it is! Mass Plant Tile.vwx
  18. Sounds like a fun project I will create one as a sample from the file you sent and share.
  19. You could enter the plant symbols to copy the 2D graphics and paste in a group and create a Tile. This tile could be used in B&W or color.
  20. bgoff

    Design plan fix

    In the area with one edge missing is because that shape is not "Closed". At the bottom of the OIP there is a button to check that will close this. As for the partial 2D fill try creating a tile that has a graphic cluster and spread the repeat out so it is not continuous. This can have a partially hand draw affect that could achieve what you want. Or for the 2D you could always set the hardscape 2D to none and draw a poly line to the desired shape and fill that separately. Either would work.
  21. When the 3D symbol is in an "active" document you can adjust the view and render settings that are under the symbol image in the resource manager. Try this, open a blank file. When searching the RM for a symbol (in your case a Plant) the three options under the image in the RM image pane are greyed out. If you select that plant and import it into the open file. then in the RM select that open file to be active and look at the plant. The three options will be selectable. From here you can adjust your view and set to Open GL.
  22. bgoff

    Design plan fix

    Most of this is caused by the drawing technique implemented. Ensure that you are using snaps and use the "Z" key for zoom to draw connected and clean linework. As for the corrections, it would be best to use the reshape tool to modify and adjust you lines to "snap" together and create tight geometry. The best thing to do is draw some shapes and practice with the snapping settings. Practice makes perfect. I will dig into your file more though and take a look to see if I can suggest other tactics.
  23. If you would like PM me the file and I can take a look!
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