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  1. What would the spreadsheet formula look like for volume of graded base (crusher run).  I have 650 square, feet 6" deep, at 115lb/cuft.  Long hand Its (650x.5)115/2000=18.7 tons.  I'm in a worksheet and have my square footage worked out.

  2. I'm trying to get a report on a viewport.  When I put it in there is data missing.  Plants, sizes, costs etc.  I updated the data on plant styles.  What am I missing.

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  3. I have my shrubs on shrub layer in show snap modify others mode.  The other layers do not show up.  Similarly the shrub layer does not show up when I am in Design Layer One.  Whats the setting to make all layers visible show up under show snap modify others mode?

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  4. Ah Ok think I see the problem.  I am not getting the blue control handles.  I am guessing I have a setting wrong.  I can see the end of the tag line highlights red when I hover over it but the whole thing moves.  You can see I highlighted LLBox at the top of the screen.  

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  5. I am working on moving a plant tag but the tag is stuck to the plant symbol and moves the whole grouping.  I have tried right and left click and hold looked at ungroup.  Not sure what the setting is.  Please let me know if you have the answer.


    Also when in a viewport how do I get back to the drawing?

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  6. Yea I have been looking at the individual graphics in the editor and cant seem to find any difference.  When I scroll down the graphics even out and become more crisp momentarily then snaps back to the muted colors.  When I print it prints the muted colors on the screen.

  7. Need some advice on how to get my graphics consistent.  You will see a few nice and crisp and others muted.  I looked in the attributes panel and it looks like the settings are consistent.  What's the setting I'm missing?2094090174_Screenshot(9).thumb.png.992ea12196cb89f71872a248c3d10ebc.png  

  8. Thanks Bryan!  I put them into the resource manager drawing folder that I'm working on.  When we do the training we can put them into Favorites unless I figure it out by then.  I figured out how to do it through the Create Plant Style from Catalogue.  Thanks!

  9. I touched on this earlier but am still not clear.  I want to create my go to plant list.  If I understand correctly.  I need to create a template, load a variety of generic symbols into the template, then manually edit each one as I import it via the plant style editor.  The path  "Get Plant Data", -find in the database, - Vectorworks tab, -Use Currently Selected Record, - manually enter sizes desired?  Is there a way to have the Currently Selected Record integrate plant data "sizes" with insertion sizes.  Is there a faster way or a way to create a file in a user group once so I can get it done one time and just update as needed?

  10. I tried to create a landscape area from a nurbs.  Is this possible?  I ended up just tracing it as a landscape area but could not see how to close the curve so now have a jumble of weird vertices.  How do I create a closed shape when creating a landscape area?  It seems as if it would stare me in the face as it does when working with nurbs on the OIP.  Is it just a snap function?  I made it work that way but it does not seem to provide the control like in nurbs.  Is there a way to manipulate the vertices in landscape area mode like there is in nurbs? 

  11. I placed VW boulders in a plan, resized using the asymmetric scaling function.  I would like to save them as hybrid objects for when I start working in 3d.  The boulders were in a group so I ungrouped them and have usable size boulders for the projects I typically do.  I want to save them to a customized or user or work group library.  I have looked at several of the tear sheets from VW but I'm not finding the answer.  Where is the command to save a custom object to a user or workgroup library.  I am working on populating usable symbols so I can start drawing plans in VW.   

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  12. In the process of loading most used plants into resource manager.  Everything seems to down load from the data base but the plants are getting assigned a standard height and spread of 12'8" and spacing of 11'.  Whats the setting to make the uploaded plant take on the sizing of the plant in the database.


  13. I have a plant catalog from one of my suppliers.  Can I upload and merge it with the VW plant cataglog?  The basis of the question is.  Is there a simple way to bulk load materials my company uses on a regular basis and match with pre loaded graphic symbols or is it a manual one by one process?  

  14. Thanks and Yes I was working with it.  Specifically I am looking for a New England specific template with plants, rock forms and typical landscape elements for New England.  I will be doing some training at some point but unfortunately with the current conditions had to re prioritize my spending.  So I'm just need to bang my head against the wall for a bit.  I'm getting it but its like drinking from a fire hose.  I will certainly keep your info on hand.  

  15. I have a landscape design build firm. I'm am pretty new to Vectorworks and have been messing around with it for a few weeks.  I have a ton to learn yet but want to create some fairly simple 2d landscape plans.  I normally create them from scratch or from a plot plan or survey.  I am looking for a template to do that.  Any idea where I may find such a template.  That does't require a ton of modification for the Eastern US.

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