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bob cleaver

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  1. I will assume using classes will allow graphic control of plant image - 2D will be easy - 3D ?
  2. Using the fence tool, you can create a 'gate' that functions with similar limited design tools the fence tool has (everything is centered, post, rails, frame) you can place it on the drawing and depending on the tool selections, it will automatically adjust the frame to fit the width - not ideal, but in schematic design it allows for 'custom' posts, rails and frame compared to the adjacent fence - a single post and frame can be mirrored for a double gate - It has been said before, you have think like vectorworks to make tools work for you -
  3. If a previous line or shape had arrows selected in the attributes palette, the arrows stay on with the hardscape - even changing the Hardscapes everywhere - try deselecting the hardscape and with nothing selected, see if the attributes palette shows arrows, if so deselect the arrows -
  4. I would assume you would have to create symbols for each ell or t, place them on the drawing - if the symbol is placed in a class by size (3/4", 1") then a worksheet can count the symbols by size - tedious stuff - the symbols need to be distinctive (colors and unique graphics) or they will be lost - not sure if you can ever get 100% accuracy on a 2D drawing placing all the ells and ts on a system -
  5. The stake should be in the class: DTM/site modifiers Make sure to update the site model after adding stakes
  6. for consistency, we use the wall tool and keep the edging separate from other design items - we use a record format for labelling the edging (whether it is for gravel or lawn or asphalt or pavers) and make the edging a distinctive color for 2D drawing clarity - a worksheet can organize the wall data (by length) and by color for review -
  7. I am using an M1 Mac mini (16G RAM, VW 2021) - The machine freezes: Before publishing, I have to open worksheets* and recalculate them individually - Selecting worksheets and right clicking to recalculate on a sheet layer -
  8. Preview app gets a good review here with many issues covered : https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mac-power-users/id458066753?i=1000553099829
  9. In the fence tool in the OIP, select attributes with fills and edge preferences - the attributes are controlled within the fence tool, and the view options (wireframe, open GL etc)
  10. Hi All I may have missed the use of an iPhone to scan real sites - is there a video of this operation so I can fully appreciate just how revolutionary I believe this is - I assume you are using a third party app ?
  11. @SeanR I am curious of the criteria and hope you would share it I have rogue items frequently in plant lists that are random tiny landscape areas
  12. As I recall, this shape was generated by Jonathan Reeves, architect in UK, VW YouTube channel - Jonathan developed this shape in a video of freeform modeling in VW -
  13. Worksheets are terrific and adding a dialog box (like the object info palette) to access parameters especially the database criterium while reviewing the data cells would increase my efficiency - Do users have a standard blank ?? worksheet as a template (for style, text etc) and then create their work from there ? Importing worksheets that have all the criterium preset is a goal, however projects do not follow a set of standards when reporting data with a worksheet -
  14. Jonathan Pickup had a custom tool he created that converted text and (loci ??) into an exiting tree - I am not sure if it requires a subscription to Jonathan's / Archoncad services -
  15. The fence tool is potentially a terrific solution and the concept of a fence tool is fantastic - I hope the VW group (perhaps having Matt Panzer as an inside leader) can address these issues and make the tool more valuable to users. There are many posts on best practices for the tool made by users and it would be great to have the tool function and expand as requested. With the new year here, it would be great to have VW put this on their list of goals.
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