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  1. Whenever I do a planting design I need to specify whether the plant is native/indigenous to the country or exotic, for the purposes of Council plan submissions. There usually needs to be a column on the same table that specifies plant sizes, latin name, common name etc. This is quite tedious to add whether each plant is exotic or native every time I create a plant schedule, especially when the plant lists are long and I can't always remember what a plant's origin status is. Is there a way to create a custom line item in the Plant Style or Plant Data of a plant (Such as a category "Native: Y/N" ? or "Native/Exotic") and adding a function to my plant schedule so that when I create a schedule, it can automatically fill in that column based on what I've saved in the plant style/data? As far as I can tell, it's not possible to add a new category to plant style, or rename a category without using Filemaker and then screwing up how Vectorworks reads that file. I'd love to know a solution or tricks other people have used for similar situations.
  2. Thank you for this. I think this is the direction I need to go.
  3. Hi Tamsin- Is there any way to create a default location of the tag on the existing tree? I'd like to just have the tag in the centre with no leader line but can't figure out how to set it as a default.
  4. Has there been any update or improvements to having the ability to control the default length of Existing Tree Shoulder length Tags? I have a plan with almost a hundred existing trees- many placed closely together. The tag line extends beyond the canopy of the tree and this is making identifications difficult as many of the tags appear next to a neighboring tree trunk so the tree could be misidentified. Selecting them individually and moving each one is a huge time suck and also prevents challenges with accidentally selecting things other than the tag lines in more densely planted areas. I've done a forum search and it doesn't look like there have been many questions or solutions to this for many years. Ideally I'd like to just turn the tag line off and just have the tag appear next to the trunk. Any ideas? I'm running Vectorworks 2021 Australian version.
  5. @Peter W Flint Because they tend to be small properties, the survey data is usually in the form of a booking sheet with reduced levels. No GIS data. I've been manually placing stake objects and then entering in their Z / Elevation values and then building the site model from these points. I have to crop in quite a bit on the model to eliminate the problem and then I have a contour map that doesn't come close to the property boundaries- in some spots up to 1.5 metres from the boundary- something which the development authorities won't like and will knock back and make me do again. Also, because they refer to real points that exist in the property, I don't want to extend the points past the property line because that would be making a guess as to how to property slope behaves, which I think defeats the purpose of having someone go out and measure the points accurately in the first place- especially since these designs will be going into the hands of some landscape construction guy who will be going off the drawings for building. I haven't found the resources the Vectorworks explaining the site modifier tools to be very clear in explaining how to extend a contour line past a boundary.
  6. HI- I'm a fairly new self-taught user of VW over the past 6 months and I wanted to ask a question that I haven't been able to figure out no matter where I look: 1)When I try to make a contour map based on stakes placed in my drawing, the lines of the contours always continue up/around the edge of the map. They look terrible, the layered contours become indecipherable and I don't want there to be any confusion about where these lines extend to. These are usually small, contained properties so the site readings are usually done to the edges of the property and aren't performed on neighbouring properties. How can I get the lines to simply end at the edge of the property/site map? 2)Is there any way to control how often and where the elevation lines are labelled? As you can see in the example, areas where elevation loops around creates area where elevation labels are stacking and cluttered. Again, it's ugly and I want to avoid confusion. I've tried playing with classes but they only turn the lines on or off. Any help here?
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