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  1. bob cleaver

    Site Model Contour editing

    I am not sure this will work for this situation, but yesterday's VW webinar by Danilo Maffei showed a simple use of stakes and working over an aerial image to develop a site model. The contours developed were crude and fast and I assume using a smoothing tool and additional stakes may be a good solution to add detail - I recommend the webinar - it was terrific
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    SITE MODEL Road/pathway on slope

    Could the road be: 1. a combination of T intersections and straight sections, set apart from each other by 1/2" with grades set as needed 2. drawn using the custom kerb tool I wish I had time to work on a VW file study of these ideas
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    3D plants

    Julian Carr - Ozcad - check his website for plants from Australia
  4. data tags- we have started using them in lieu of callouts and linking their info to annotations and takeoffs for cost estimating data tags are powerful and should have multiple uses/features adding a database of notes could be coordinated ??
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    this question is based on watching the webinar and I am hoping to get some help thank you
  6. I watched Sarah B's VW / BIM webinar today and now this question: How to use the data visualization attributes to reflect in a worksheet image cell- The image included shows the issue-
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    Fitting a slab to the slope of another slab

    this sounds like Tony Kositsky, VW employee/landscape architect, should weigh in here
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    Any Drawbacks to VW 2019?

    Gerard- in VW preferences, select good performance and compatibility and see if that solves the issue Thank you VW Tech Support for the help with this
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    Fitting a slab to the slope of another slab

    Could you create a 3D polygon (profile) with a sloped base and horizontal top and sides and extrude it across the lower slab ? If the base changes you would adjust the profile as needed
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    B&W 2D Plant Symbols

    Eric has a great list You can consider an 'initial' class so you can add a letter to to the center of a plant outline and help delineate plants
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    Generic Mass Planting Mode?

    I played with the plant massing and am now trying to develop a workflow with them- This is a great resource and would like to hear how others are suing them in practice Thank you Tony for the recommendation Observations: The preset configuration allows for more than 100% plant coverage in a landscape area The file size gets big quickly If you ungroup the landscape area, you get the 2D graphics of each plant in the area, but the redraw tales time, and the plan results can be chaotic
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    The Vectorworks Twitch

    We did not quickly upgrade to VW 2019 because the software is too young and the timing of the MacOS update- Anyone who does is clearly taking a risk - It is totally understandable that everyone wants to newest and best thinking VW has to offer - If a significant group of faithful users do not take the bait of a shiny new VW release and wait for at least SP2 release, I would assume VW would change their ways- they will see the metrics - We are enjoying VW 2019 for 2 months now and have yet to upgrade to Mojave- We upgraded to VW2019 because of many new features - data tags are the best thing ever-
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    Massing model roof profile

    Is there a way to make the massing model and then make it a symbol and when editing one they all edit ?
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    Site Model Interpolation

    Thank you so much for following up I am glad there appears to be a reasonable solution and terrific support through the forum Great work ! and All the best
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    Site Model Interpolation

    A few screen shots of before and after would be appreciated
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    File management - XL Landscape Architecture Project

    VW 2019 has design layer and class folders/filters that makes navigation easier Simple and efficient file management has been the holy grail and there are many in the forum who can point you in the best direction
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    Property Line Tool

    Vlado- This is a great explanation - even better than the help manual
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    So is the 2018 Mac Mini a viable VW machine?

    The link below shows a mac mini with 2 eGPUs on DaVinci software The software allows to activate 2 GPUs and the results are dramatic I am not sure if this will ever be a VW option
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    Landscape Area Worksheet

    you will need to find where the comment exists - on the OIP, in a data selection on the OIP, I will check it out if time allows
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    Landscape Area Worksheet

    you will need a note or comment column added to the worksheet- begin by reviewing the database options in the worksheet and add the comment, annotation, or note field to the database row and it will be added to the worksheet or it is possible to add a blank column and then add a pre-formatted comment, annotation, or note field (starting with = ) in the database row for additional info, Jonathan Pickup has free short you tube videos that show how to develop a custom worksheet with custom database functions Good Luck
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    Irrigation Tools in Multi-User Environment

    Hi Eric Can you place your new resource in the VW library folders ? If you use a distinctive label for the resource, then your team will know the resource is yours and can access them We also have a few resources we have developed in irrigation and your question sparked my response
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    Site Model Interpolation

    Benson thank you for the video, it was a terrific solution to this issue Sketchup has a similar issue i had not seen the video before and I appreciate your dedication to the forum
  23. I am waiting to upgrade to 2019 but want to know if the irrigation products/catalogs include Hunter's new controllers and flow sensor and MP spray heads and drip irrigation lines- Are there any details ? I look forward to the upgrade to stabilize the 2019 release and make it Mojave compatible I appreciate everyone working hard at Vectorworks to get the 2019 version stable and functional I am especially in awe of the many users working to get the release stable
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    VW2019 abd Hunter Irrigation Products

    EdwinE - It is our pleasure to meet you We use Hunter Products exclusively on irrigation and Hunter has been busy with new products (HC series controllers and flow sensors) We look forward to more irrigation product development We also use butterfly valves to isolate remote control valve manifolds Febco back flow preventers are typical Hose bibb options are important We always add fountain autofill valves and swimming pool autofill Hopefully other uses will add info they need- Please review and comment- Thank you
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    Plant Database Image in Plant Definition

    1. in a new column place '=image' in the database row 2. size the cell for the symbol and use the symbol for display (not attributes) 3. be sure when you place the worksheet on the sheet, the classes you want for the graphics are on 4. more good advice will follow by other users 5. good luck


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