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  1. We have been using the 3 default comment entries in the plant style:

    comment 1: CA Native (Y or space)  we like the positive Y and no negative entries 😉

    comment 2: Evergreen (Y or space)

    comment 3: WUCOLS (VL, L M, H)

    different climate zones with different WUCOL ratings would be best handled with a record ??? then is the record attached to a plant database ??? 


  2. You can save a landscape area and reuse it -

    You can use the eyedropper tool as well

    If you have the plants in the LA specified, the eyedropper will add them as well

    One thing I have not figured out is if you use the eyedropper and have the plant tag on the DL, the new LA plant tag travels away from the new LA and requires resetting the tag to be the way you want - it would be great if when using the eyedropper, the plant tag can be set by an additional click - OR - just use data tags for plant info in Annotations of a viewport - 

    Hopefully someone else can pick up the plant tag issue and solve its location when using the eyedropper 

  3. It is great for you to share these investigations.

    I agree the 3rd study using the road for contours works best for the road.

    Using PIO modifiers beyond road edges as a grade limit (either by distance or slope) should make more realistic grading solution on the sides of the road.

    Custom Curb tool allows for varied road shapes and then you can reshape the road as desired.

    Use station points to adjust the elevations along the road allow for fine tuning.

  4. With the current work-separation situation, my associate and I are working remotely.

    We are using the redline tool to communicate changes and ideas on drawings.

    In order to overcome the small comment box in the OIP, we have developed a worksheet that we place on the drawings for easy access/editing long comments and discussions.


    How are others accomplishing this coordination, redline tool or other methods ?


    Thank you and be safe 

  5. On 11/7/2019 at 11:07 AM, neal-2002 said:


    couldn’t stand thought of using windows, so bought a pc and installed OS X on it....hackintosh...best of both worlds, am tempted to have a go at using windows as it would probably perform a little better, but just hate fact that there’s so many updates on windows machines..


    I am curious on your hackintosh setup, please share as much as you can

  6. We are developing a workflow to add irrigation emitters to a drawing that allows for automation in placing them in multiples at each plant.

    We have considered using symbols (perhaps in a special class inside each plant symbol ? but do not want to break the class system and the pre-formatted worksheets)

    Adding tubing between the emitters with an automated system would be helpful.

    Perhaps a workflow already exists  -  Bryan Goff - 

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  7. Thank you Brian

    Using the drip pipe makes sense in lieu of an irrigation lateral for the emitter symbol and connecting the emitters throughout the planting area 

    Would there be a potential error placing the correct number of emitters at each plant ?  

    Live Data Viz also makes sense - I have not used this feature  

  8. We are planning to develop symbols of emitters for plants (for easy placement on drawings):

    1 and 5 gallon container plants receive 2 emitters

    15 gallon container plants receive 3 emitters

    The workflow is to use symbols (with emitters and laterals with the correct classes in the symbol) that would be placed at plant locations.

    Once the symbols are placed, the symbols would be converted to group and then ungrouped and then at least one emitter at each plant is connected to a valve using the irrigation lateral tool - the result is all emitters and laterals will be part of the terrific VW irrigation schedules.

    When the plan needs revising, the emitters would be shifted as needed manually (without the use of the symbols).

    I look forward to critiques - 


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