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  1. Thanks Pat, I'll give it a try when I get a second.
  2. Yeah that was what I was doing and it didn't work. (the blue boxes were simply rectangles that I had set aside to duplicate for use as viewports - so I didn't inadvertently crop the wrong areas and miss a row etc).
  3. ..Ok, mind blown 😄 .. Haven't gotten into data tags yet, but will give it a try! Thanks.
  4. UPDATE: In the meantime I've duplicated the plants on that layer to a new layer (unticking "include on plant list" so it doesn't mess up my totals), and changed the tag style of those instances and swapped layer visibility in the sheet. Personally, I would love it if Vectorworks could have an option to display tags / text / lines / dimensions etc (all the notations & labels really), in a particular way on different sheets allowing flexibility for how to display things. (Or if it can already for someone to point it out to me!) 😄
  5. @Pat Stanford I tried this method but it didn't work. The second viewport (for the lower half of the worksheet) is always blank. I'm not sure what's going on but there seems to be something about Worksheets and that top left corner where the "data is" (you can see teh highlighted bit in the attached image). So the first viewport captures the sheet because it sees the data, whereas the second half doesn't. Is this a quirk or a setting I can adjust?
  6. Hey, I'm trying to work out whether it's possible to have different plant tag styles on different sheet layers for the same plant objects in a given area. The reason for this is that I have viewports of of an area at different scales (one per sheet) and the plant tag style that is appropriate for each one is different - because what I'm trying to convey / how that sheet will be used is different. For example, I have a 2D Colour plan that shows what goes where and how it will look when established, and I have a plant list worksheet that will list all the plants that will need to be planted (giving total quantities), a version of the same with just B&W outlines, tick marks and plants grouped with tags showing quantities for each area.. (helping know the rough numbers needed for each area) ....but also I would like a 2D B&W plan using tick marks that has the tags (with ID) over each plant so that when planting they know precisely which plant goes where. This offers that extra level of detail to refer to, but doesn't make the other drawings too "busy" at that wider scale. Ideally I'd like to be able to change the plant tag display settings for just that sheet - rather than have to change it on the design layer. It may well be there's a more elegant way of achieving this, so I'm open to that too. How would others handle this?
  7. Though today, it creates a new issue. I can generate the 3D graphics (Shell3) ok, but as soon as I save it.. the 2D graphics no longer display properly (as pictured). No apparent settings have been changed in classes or visibilities. Does anyone have any idea what is causing this? I have a dedicated folder of screenshots on my computer for all the weird Vectorworks graphics errors, weirdness and misbehaviour, but it's starting to really get frustrating because it's affecting my workflow due to the amount of time I have to spend working around or troubleshooting it. Insight would be very welcome.
  8. I just noticed this happen again to me in a new project file... had to do the above trick and insert the plant into a new document, generate the 3D graphics and then re-place it in the original project - replacing the style with the new one..
  9. I'll take a look and see. In the meantime I found it actually was easier to just use the 'primitives' in Twinmotion, they are also easier to manipulate (for me) in TM than Vectorworks for the purpose of water volumes. I'm now a little gun shy of importing things and updating in TM, once I have what I need in there I'm anxious about messing with it - due to the likelihood of some things becoming "undone". Textures get cleared, sometimes my topography is reset (see attached) and so on.. I now also make sure I check over everything before I save the TM file as I've been caught out before when I didn't realise things had been lost and had to redo them. I've also noticed how certain extrudes import either in the wrong place (misaligned) or the wrong shape entirely (see attached). It's not a very robust workflow at the moment.
  10. PS - another odd thing I noticed was that after refreshing my TM file I had the buildings (massing models from VW) suddenly lose walls [sigh].. ever experienced this?
  11. Thanks. Here they are Troublesome_Extrudes.vwx
  12. I tried your file Jeff and it all works as you describe. I then went and played with my own file and it's all good - except for my extrudes. For some reason .. some of them wont take materials in TM. I'm not sure what's going on.
  13. Thanks @jeff prince, both for the troubleshooting help and also for this intriguing iPhone LiDAR workflow. I tend to work on areas too big for this to be practical but (such as in the current case) when I do a subset area for closer focus this could be very interesting. Keen to hear more about your experiments. I will have a play with making updates via the reference file and see how I go. Perhaps not closing and reopening was my issue. I'll experiment further using your suggestions.
  14. I discovered that I had to change the extrusions to polygons to get them to take materials/textures in Twinmotion. Then I had to recreate the referenced viewport again, but after moving the viewport to be centred on 0 (though not precisely) it wasn't exactly positioned as before so after refreshing the Twinmotion project I had to redo a fair bit. Updating viewports doesn't do it. It doesn't recognise new design layers created in the original file - hence recreating the viewport from scratch. Water textures still weren't applying properly - appearing as brown chequer pattern ..but then I fond the answer to how to work around that in this thread online (in case anyone else has this issue).
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