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  1. I'm a landmark user and am considering my options. I pay the monthly subscription and am considering a few things. First buying the software. Second upgrading to Designer. My understanding is that designer includes the most functionality and cross discipline usage. Three getting service select. As a subscriber I know I get some advantages of service select. Obviously cost is a factor but I am looking into every option. Opinions please.
  2. There have been more than one string about this subject. Hopefully the VW developers are hard at work on it.
  3. Jeff you hit the nail on the head. I have faced similar issues and had very similar conversations. I'm not super interested in work arounds especially in professional grade software. Time is money. Consider this my vote for a landscape wall tool set up to include varying components, elevation changes, curvature, batter, cap options, setting bed options, with material settings for different construction methods etc. Will we be able to pick a dry stack wall with a loose aggregate setting bed and our preferred backing, a block and veneer wall that needs a concrete pad or, block wall and all the afore mentioned things Jeff noted. I'll second its Likely complex, I've never coded, but we are being sold "high functionality" so lets have an effective tool. If a tool is not in the works then I think one of our VW gurus should put together a training on how to effectively create one.
  4. Where did the search Vectorworks and Message Center Icons go in 2022? All I see is the account info button.
  5. Yea sometimes I have to go with the tax map from the locality's GIS. Yes accuracy is an issue. For better or worse we have very few public sewage systems in my neck of the woods...despite density septic systems are the standard. For the most part those plans come on very accurate but still in PDF form which until the resolution on the PDF thread I have failed to achieve any snapping. So I my guess is that the GIS we have available on Vectorworks is suitable for some limited site analysis and conceptual work. I have site contractors who have survey tools and software which will geolocate points and elevations within the inch but that's the result of multiple disciplines being onsite and physically locating their points. My bigger question is are there GIS systems which provide the level of accuracy which can eliminate or significantly reduce the need for time and money consuming site visits?
  6. Is anyone using GIS for residential applications? I have messed with it a little bit but don't seem to be able to get usable data out of it. I get some good info from the towns GIS systems. Then its an excercise of down loads screenshots and combining info which is not a problem but if the Vectorworks GIS can help streamline it I all in. I know many survey companies use it for residential. I'm not sure if thats different/better tech. Thoughts?
  7. Look at that I got it to work...first time with a pdf. I have snapable lines. I'm not to concerned about having layers in the PDF I'll create them.
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    here is the screen shot
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    I can't get the blue rigid insulation on my roof layer to respond to the bounding I set out. Each time I add a layer of material it raises the roof instead of just putting the material with in the bounds I set. It also makes it difficult to determine my headroom because it keeps raising the roof each time.
  10. Capital Idea Jeff! Here it is. This is not the one I originally questioned but its been an issue with every one I've done. ORCHID LN BASE MAP.pdfORCHID LN BASE MAP.pdf
  11. Thanks I'm sure I'll figure it out. Last time it happened a restart worked.
  12. Long time since we had this conversation. I got really busy in the field and am just getting back to a mountain of design work. My understanding is that it is cad based programs that create the raster PDF. I spoke with a few graphic people even high end printing and reproduction people I spoke with could not do it with their equipment. I put the time in messing around with a simple residential plan against just tracing out the plan and decided its probably quicker just to do it the old fashion way...relatively speaking. Any bigger projects tend to come from engineering firms that are all readable.
  13. Just tried that. Weird, the mouse won't even highlight it. Its almost like its burned onto the plan. I'm certain there is a setting for it I just have to find it.
  14. I have some boulders for a dry creek bed and a number of them...Highlighted won't respond to any mouse clicks. They are there digitally but are completely unresponsive. This is the second time since I updated that my mouse quit working. First time it was the whole screen this time its particular graphic items. I'll do a reboot and see if that helps.
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    Open GL

    I'm seeing Current Projection change from 2d plan to orthogonal when I switch from wire frame to shaded. Did it always do that. I understand why they have to be image props in shaded because its no longer a plan view. Correct?
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    Open GL

    Can I change a setting to make them show up in Shaded or do I need to create the plan in Shaded from the start or do I just replace the plants. It seems as they showed up in all modes in 2021. Did something change in 2022.
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    Open GL

    Ok here we go down the rabbit hole. I just switched to shaded and my plants disappeared. What's the setting I have wrong. First image in wireframe and second in shaded.
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    Open GL

    What happened to Open GL in Current Render Mode. Just upgraded to 2022 from 2021 its gone.
  19. When I go to use the title block it always inserts the file name which I am not interested in having on my drawing. I do not see a way to exclude it from the drawing. Is there one. I can see the utility in it but I'm a one man show so its just annoying fluff to me. How do I toggle it off?
  20. Used Zamzar it made a cad image but had poor resolution. My original plot plan left a bit to be desired as well. I'll just trace it.
  21. So fast forward a year and I still have yet to figure out the PDF issue. I guess the question is how does one create a vector based PDF. Is there a setting on typical office scanner? I can't find it on mine. If not how is it created?
  22. I have a small shed laid out. Is it possible to create a construction plan in landmark?
  23. I just came across this measuring tool called Moasure. Any opinions or alternatives to it? I know VW has the GIS but it seems limited to larger scale or sites with limited cover.
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    @niagara designer I grew up on the niagara river in western ny. You know the difference between the sides. It makes sense that your working in Ontario wind country. Not much going on on the US side especially in NF. landartma Littleton Ma. Not enough work in Niagara USA when I started... I think its getting a bit better but as you likely know the area has been depressed for 50 years. I'm not sure about the jpegs or pdfs. My guess is that the more flotsam you can purge out of your system the better. I just seem to have resolved this issue myself. It looks like save to local disc and then back up by operation are the big keys. It seems as if on one of my templates which I created from a job I did when I first started is where I have many of my slowdowns. I'm thinking its still somehow connected to the original file. It behaves like something big is running in the background. I'll create a new one then see how it goes.
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