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  1. Thank you all for the great feedback:

    A quick update - I received a CSV file and was able to separate various elements (like road, deck, building) so making a simple file of just topo was easy -

    The CSV info imported easily and created a site model - now adding additional info such as roads, buildings etc is next -  

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  2. When creating a design with the same plant with different container sizes (5 gallon and 15 gallon) in the scheduled size input on the plant style -

    Is there a way to keep one plant in the plant catalog ? Or does more than one plant scheduled size require more than one plant style ? 
    It would be a best practice to have a way to maintain one plant style with differing plant container sizes (scheduled size)

    I want to add this forum has evolved into an incredible resource and I thank everyone who participates - 


    Bob Cleaver landscape architect

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  3. Jeff, thank you for getting this fence concept to work 

    This process feels awkward but the benefit is having the fence tool allow for quick design adjustments and develop studies and details -  

    In plan, do we set the initial fence outline (post alignment) and then offset the next elements (rails/caps and then pickets/stringers) ?

    The fence layout is one polyline sent to surface of a terrain model - once the first ploy line is at the surface, then uses the offset tool for the other fence components.


    Vectorworks Design Team - would you consider having the fence tool work similar to the handrail tool on the stair tool ?? and allow dialog to offset the components ?  Jeff's file provides the template of the desired effect - 


    Having these fence styles in a library to recall quickly (on multiple projects) is essential


    Did you look at the marionette scripts ??  Marionette may be the best one trick solution for fences and gates ??


    Developing a library of gates (via the door tool) allows use of the VW tool without too much trailblazing, but having an effective gate tool as part of the fence tool would be terrific - 

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  4. to create the fence in the post's original photo, there would be 3 fence styles:

    1 for the pickets

    1 for the posts

    1 for the rails

    Jeff - could the 3 styles be saved as a symbol ?  


    AlanW has a marionette script for fences that may help us -

    I am not versed in marionette, but was able to, adjust the fence design



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  5. Is there merit to having fences like the green one in Jeff's images be two fence styles placed along side each other - the adjusting of either the post, rails, and fence fill can be easily adjusted using the fence dialog (once you get accustomed to it) 

    style 1 - post, caps, and rails

    style 2 - fence fill (pickets, stringers, and caps over the stringers/pickets)

    I wanted to use custom profiles for offset fence elements, but adjusting them after creation is not as easy as I would like


  6. When publishing multi sheets into a single PDF, many times the sheets do not maintain the class selections.

    This is especially true with irrigation classes -

    We will have classes for viewports and worksheets selected and saved, and when publishing the drawing set, the classes randomly turn off.

    The workaround is to check each sheet and publish them individually and then combine them into a single PDF.

    We could be missing a step in the save and publish actions - 

    We assume we are not alone ??

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