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  1. For the life of me I cannot find a way to create a custom Fence Post symbol that works. If I create a symbol for a post and save it in the current document it is not listed in the selection for "custom symbol" in the fence setting dialog. Is there something specific I need to do with the symbol for this to work? EDIT: I am only able to get this to work if I save the symbol first in the appropriate folder in the resources library. It does NOT work if the symbol is saved in the current document.
  2. I wondered if anyone knows how I can get class descriptions to show up on a worksheet? I'm trying to better automate a material take-off by simply listing the classes and using the descriptions for more info for the contractor.
  3. Pat. Wondered if you have a quick way to list all classes in a worksheet? Or point me to where I can learn more about doing so? Nevermind - I was able to figure it out.
  4. Can someone please tell me what the point of the Aligned Slab Modifier hardscape object is for if all of the aligned edges produce 'pads intersect' errors on a site model? Why would we want to align slabs into a network as intended if they all produce terrain model errors?
  5. I'm wondering if anyone has tried to use aligned hardscapes on anything other than small projects. I thought I would try this feature for the first time on a large project but the feature seems so buggy and it crashes all the time I'm not sure it's worth it. Attached is a file. There are bugs and errors - hardscape stretching down to the ground way below the model etc. trying to adjust, realign and correct almost always crashes no matter what machine we are working on. HARDSCAPE TEST.vwx
  6. If I am not mistaken there is an error in this function. The road curb texture cannot be differentiated from the roadway when creating a TEE intersection.
  7. Tamsin, Thank you for doing this. I don't see anything written in the help about a custom curb not working so that should perhaps be noted somewhere. Is it possible to align hardscapes to roadway Tees and arcs?
  8. Curious. Here's my file- if you don't mind sending yours that might solve it. Thanks road-hardscape test.vwx
  9. Curious - doesn't work for me. Main slab component is datum top , it is an aligned slab component. The roadway has a rise of 2ft. I've tried multiple ways in multiple files. I am on a mac. Will try the PC next.
  10. I cannot get a hardscape to align with the edge of a sloping roadway. The help states it should align with "The top of the curb (if Curb Width or Curb Height is 0, this means the roadway’s uppermost surface at its edge)". However it will only align in the horizontal plane and it does not align vertically. Is this supposed to be possible? or does the tool assume all roadways are flat without slope? The hatching also does not work properly with this type of hardscape either. Looks like some improvements were made but per usual this time of year - not quite ready for prime time.
  11. This needs to be fixed. Great improvements for 2021 but this is still a necessity for AEC. Grade points on grading plans in the US are ALWAYS in decimal feet units. For now the only solution is to set the document units to decimal feet. Of course in the EU they don't have this problem so really it's more a US problem - we should all go metric.
  12. I'm now getting a 'module geopy cannot be downloaded error.' VW 2020 SP4
  13. The site model sculpting issues do not work for me and I wonder if I am alone. On every site model I have tried using the sculpting tools the tools themselves don't function unless you have the ENTIRE site model in view, which is ridiculous on a model of any scale. Unless the entire site model is visible in the viewport the tools simply select vertices on the perimeter of the site model. This happens on MAC or PC. Any one else have this issue?
  14. Currently having this problem on a large site model. I 'centered drawing on internal origin' and made sure there are no items really far away from internal origin to no avail. The issue arises when you have civil files that are registered to a survey point far away from the internal origin of the file. The problem with moving the work in a civil file is that doing so no longer allows for smooth file sharing between team members. We have not been able to come up with a solution to this. This is a serious and ongoing error in the program - PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE FIX THIS. clipping.mov
  15. I have this problem constantly. We always have to share our work throughout development with civil engineers who need our work to be referenced with theirs and the internal origin of civil files can be very far away. I have not been able to come up with a solution to this problem that works for us. It's just a problem with Vectorworks that needs a solution.

 

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