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Carol Reznor

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  1. Hi - using the Diameter Variation (Plant Style > Appearance) could help you out if it is just a matter of Graphics? It adjusts the size of the symbol randomly. If you need exact diameters you will indeed need to put the plants in the drawing defined one by one.
  2. Hi Is there a quick way to have your own set of Vectorworks 2021 Hardscape Styles, that are based on a Slab style, converted to the Vectorworks 2022 Hardscape Styles without losing the settings of the Slab components. A way where they retain their settings for Class (imports the Classes with their Graphic Attributes if set by Class style), Materials, Thickness, Texture, Section Fill&Pen? Another thing that no longer seems adjustable when creating a Style is choosing to set the Texture by Component or by Object. How to adjust this for an existing Hardscape Style? Thanks! Carol
  3. @NoemiM Hi - I am curious in how you solved the problem you were having. You care to share? Thanks! Carol
  4. Hi When preparing a vwx file with georeferencing for export to a DWG - which typical (proprietary) Vectorworks features should you remove to get a correct DWG? First that comes to mind is: User Origin > Set User Origin to match the Georeferencing coordinate system But what about 'Angle to True North' - can this be properly exported and interpreted by other software or does this need to be reset to 0? Any thing else that could cause problems for a proper collaboration? Any file workflow recommendations for that? for example: in your vwx file you work with an angle to True north, the viewports are made etc. Then you need to share your design with someone who works with different software. Knowing this person will send you his file back with additional information you need to integrate in your vwx file. Is it recommended to make a copy that you strip from these Vectorworks features or is there another work around? Thanks! Carol
  5. Hi For a couple of months now I have been trying off and on to create a Data Tag that can list the components of a Hardscape/Landscape Area. The use would be for instance so one can appropriately tag the components in a Section Viewport. Example below: I have been trying via Tools > Data Manager - Data Mapping of the Hardscape Object, IfcSlab > Material with the formula GETCOMPONENTINFO() Returning either the Name or the Material would be fine. (which is why I have some different selectors in the above conditions) As you can see in the OIP Data the records are greyed out... so it is doing something... Then for the Data Tag these would be the settings: Is this possible? And how...? Would be great if one could make a Data Tag for the Border Slab (and its components) too 🙂 Thanks in advance for looking into this!! Carol
  6. Thanks a bunch for all the helpful feedback! If I understand correctly: say you do put the unreferenced architect file into your referenced survey. You would just 'Geolocate Rotate' - the survey so it corresponds with the building and its drawing orientation. Which makes sense - instead of first getting everything 'real world' correct and then trying to rotate everything back to the drawing angle of the architect. Right? And there is no way to rotate both the georeferenced site together with the building (as this is 'furniture') in one rotate action and keep the geolocation correct? Thanks again!
  7. Hi My question is in line with the topics discussed in the (WEBINAR) ENHANCE SITE FILE COLLABORATION WITH GEOREFERENCING. For example: as a landscape architect you want to make your design in your own template. You receive a dwg from the surveyor. It is geolocated. The template has the same CRS as the dwg. When importing this as a Reference into your file all goes well. Then you get a vwx file from the architect. (this file contains several layers with different scale etc and was not geolocated by the architect) You geolocate this file - same CRS as above. check it by placing a geo-image. All the layers get checked as 'Georeferenced'. You import this as a Reference into your template. Then just before you start designing you want to use the Geolocate Rotate tool so the architecture is back to '90°' to make drawing easier. The DWG rotates correctly - the vwx from the architect disappears into space... Is there something wrong with this workflow? Or could it there be something in the vwx file that messes up the geolocation of the reference? Thanks!
  8. Thanks Eric! The reason I was wondering is because this behaviour is not what I thought I was used to seeing... Apparently it's either my mind or my eyes playing tricks on me... or wishful thinking taking over
  9. Hi Last few months the 3D Display option Cut and Fill of the Site Model is acting erratic. Instead of the usual 3D model it shows a flat surface. OR am I becoming erratic? Or is there something else going on? Thanks! Carol Issue DTM.vwx
  10. Hi Julia "About the Fence/Rail tool is there a way to only add lengths that are multiple of the length of one unit. For example, the unit is 2,5m long, to only do fence lines that have a length multiple of 2,5m that doesn't cut units of fences or barriers?" I believe what you are looking for you can find in the Railing/Fence Settings. In the Post window under Arrangement you can opt for Fixed Distance. Nevertheless you will need to keep in mind that you draw your fence with lines being a multiple of 2,5m as the tool doesn't force the fixed distance while drawing. So maybe another tool/workflow would better suit your needs. Maybe create a symbol and use Duplicate Along Path with a fixed distance of 2,5m, Tangent to path - you can than count the symbols. Still will need some finetuning the positioning... or Tom' suggestion...
  11. Hi Is it right to assume that the colors in the xml file are coded using the decimal CMYK format? After experimented trying to make a custom color palette by just working within the xml file, it seemed at first that adding HEX data into the xml got 'translated' properly within Vectorworks - until... some HEX codes did not get interpreted correctly. What would be the fastest way in your opinion to create a color palette based on HEX data? Thanks Carol
  12. Thank you Michael for putting your time into this useful feedback! I had indeed made a post (as a unique symbol) and thought I would be able to count the symbols. Not 🙂 The suggestion to put them in a separate class is something I had not considered. Thanks again!@michaelk
  13. Hi Is it possible to create a Report which counts the amount of Posts used in a Railing/Fence object. I have tried to create a report that counts the Symbol (in the case a custom symbol is used for Post) - with no luck. I also tried to see if there were records related to Post Postion - as the window that allows you to edit the posts does reproduce the amount of posts used... Also no such luck 🙂 What also would be nice is a way to reproduce the name of the type of Railing/Fence used - the Symbolname used as can be found via Settings > General > General configuration Thanks! Kind regards Carol
  14. Hi Any prospects on when or if there will be a release where the GIS tool supports Web Feature Service (WFS)? Thanks! Carol
  15. Hi We are looking for a way to calculate and visualize the Cut and Fill for each separate stage within the site modification process - this from an ARCHITECT's viewpoint. The theoretical approach is: Step 1 - Removal of the existing landscape As the existing site consists of hardscapes and softscapes these areas need to be removed first. a) Calculation: Based on a 2D plan one can calculate in the worksheet the amount of soil/debris that needs to be removed by multiplying the area by the depth. b) Visualization: In the 2D plan of the existing landscape the polygons can be converted to 3D polys with their Z-height set according to the depth as estimated in step 1-a. (Before converting to 3D polys the polygons are offset by a distance of fe. 10 cm) This results in a Site Model which can be used as a base to start the actual Cutting and Filling. Step 2 - 'Cutting' the site according to the proposed design - Draw the Grade limit for each hole/trench - Draw the Pad per hole/trench. Name the Pad in the OIP. => for calculation: each Pad can be separately listed by name in the worksheet showing Cut volume - in the case of more than 1 layer subsoil type one can draw a second pad within the boundaries of the first pad - name this Pad appropriately and add this in the calculation for differentiation Step 3 - Forming/pouring footings and foundations Within the Architect module the option to use a wall as a site modifier is not available. Footings and foundations are drawn using the Wall tool. These can be added to the calculation sheet if needed. The question 🤨 Step 4 - 'Filling' the holes/trenches around the foundations What would be an convenient way to draw the fills? 3D Modelling tools? Which properties of the 'fill objects' can then be used to add to the calculation worksheet? By updating the worksheet subsequently it could be the 'tool' to check what will result as spoil etc. Thanks for reading this through! Thanks for any thoughts or pointing me on mistakes in reasoning - for anything helping me forward... Carol Site cut and fill.vwx
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