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  1. I followed your instructions (one way which I had already tried) and managed to get out the wanted solution. BUT now I notice that the difference was that I was trying to save that Landscape Area with these settings to my Favorites and THEN when I tried to create a landscape area from that "template" it has the default of the tag as "none", even though I saved it with different settings. Well after the insertion I don't have to do anything else than go and check the settings for the tag to appear and it works with that one and the next ones which I create from that template. Still needs that tweak though.

    Thank you once again Tamsin and have a great day!

  2. On 1/21/2021 at 12:05 PM, Tamsin Slatter said:

    Firstly, you can create your own text style - you are not limited to the examples that exist within the software.

    Click on the Text menu and then Format Text. Here, you can set whatever you like for the text, and save your own style. The text style can then be referenced through the class you use for the Plant Tags.

    To remove the background, locate the Text Style you created on the Resource Manager. Right click and edit it. Remove the background. 


    Remember that the use of the tag class and the tag positioning are set by the Plant Tool Preferences in force at the time you insert plants from you library. These settings are not stored within the Plant Style. So, set up the preferences in the tool and then save them into a Vectorworks template to ensure it's how you want every time. 

    Hello once again, since I'm again faced with a similar problem. This time with Landscape-areas. I managed to do the correct settings through single-plant placement, so the tag is always the same way. I tried, if this worked for a landscape area, that I created and it did not.


    Now I have played countless times with this problems solutions through different classes and settings of these classes and saved landscape areas but nothing seems to work.


    So my problem exactly: when I insert a single plant, my plant tag is correctly inserted, as the way I wanted it to be. When I insert a landscape area, which I have already defined and saved with correct class attributes, the font size is wrong, as a way "default" and I have to correct this every time. 


    I just can't find the way to make this work after one hour of shuffling through the same procedures and setting changes of classes and everything. Any ideas?


    Thanks again for any help!

  3. On 2/8/2020 at 11:28 AM, Tamsin Slatter said:

    The Plant Tag settings are determined by the settings within the document - not saved with the plant itself.

    In your 2020 file, click the Plant tool and then click Plant Tool Preferences on the Tool bar. Here, you can set the defaults you want for the tag.

    Now insert the plants.

    I've been trying to set my own plant database lately and now I'm at the point of trying to set these settings so, that my tags would be automatically set the right way I'd want them to be. And the process seems very frustrating. Few questions, if you'd manage to answer them:


    First of all, can I somehow change the size of the tag/font? This is very frustrating as at the moment I'm working on a document set so, that the tags are way too big for the visualization. Only way I found out how to do this, was by creating a new class for the tag and selected "use at creation" and then selected text style from a very narrow list of options. The smallest font was 10pt and that is still way too big.

    Secondly, I'd like the tag not to have any fill, only the letters. Then I thought, that with the class style I'd be able to do this as well! Well, I changed the class style as wanted and for a moment it worked out on an individual plant. Later on, I added another of the same plant and it still had a fill. I double-checked to see, that the tag is still assigned to it's class, which I already edited for my purposes. Checked also the class-style and "use at creation" is on and also so, that there should be no fill. Extremely frustrating!

    Any ideas? Thanks for any help!

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