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  1. J. Wallace, thank you for the quick easy guide We have many of the same issues with 3D loci showing up in renderings Bob C
  2. The help guide says to add a hydrozone record format to a landscape area you select data in object info palette and then it appears in the resource manager. I do not have the record format for hydrozones available. Am I looking in the wrong place ?? thank you
  3. The access to the plant info and the real time plan adjustments and plant info updating is wonderful- let me know how to set up the program accordingly Thank you
  4. Canon plotter IPF710 We removed the existing printer in the printer system preference and then reloaded it and the plotter works. To add the the canon printer use the setup app found in the canon utilities folder in the applications folder.
  5. Peter- I will be aware of the issues in Publish, thank you Benson- If I get the workflow, I will share it
  6. Sorry, the Publish commend in VW will combine multiple sheets into one PDF
  7. Peter, have you tried your hand at Automator ? I assume a 'workflow' or 'action' can be written to convert PDFs to greyscale in Preview and then save as a new file name. The Publish command will combine multiple sheets into one PDF. I use "Hazel", an application that does great things with folder actions but have not configured it work on this 'workflow' and Preview. I can get any file dropped in a predetermined folder to duplicate and open in Preview, but my abilities stop there.
  8. Thank you both- Peter: I am using the Publish feature for the first times because there are many sheets and the typical workaround will take time. I use color for client review/schematics and am hoping to quickly convert the schematics to something for pricing then construction. Benson: Thank you for the recommendations. We usually save as a jpeg instead of PNG. We will try PNG. Have you written an Automator 'Action' to batch convert in Preview ? I am interested in having a workflow that activates and converts the color to greyscale, saves as a PDF, and renames the file. I know this sounds ambitious-
  9. Peter- for reference, I have included the original color sheet
  10. here is the results with 'almost' greyscale from Preview: Thank you, Peter, for the interest
  11. @ Cipesdesign: for whatever reason, Preview does not fully process large greyscale requests. I have a large landscape sheet using multiple landscape areas in gradients with opacity and even with multiple requests, Preview does not 'grey' all of the sheet. Of course the Publish tool looks so promising and it is already in Vectorworks and I get to keep the drawing collection as a 'saved' workflow in Vectorworks- so close and yet so far...... Pixelmator works great for greyscale conversion but a single sheet at a time. I have a 15 sheet set and do not look forward to processing each sheet. I considered trying my hand at an Automator workflow or folder action but I am not capable of achieving it. Thank you both for your efforts, I appreciate your help Happy New Year
  12. The Publish command is great, except the black and white option is not enough to handle patterns and nuances of grey-tones when converting color drawings. A greyscale option in Publish to PDF that maintains opacity settings would be greatly appreciated. I do most work in color and would like the option to Publish in greyscale. Contractors receive drawings via email or the cloud and send drawings out for printing (pricing and construction) and need the greyscale for clarity.
  13. I should clarify the post- the adjustments mentioned above are in class attributes- Sorry for the too quick posting above
  14. Landscape area lines (type, cold, style) can be adjusted in a viewport. Fills can only adjust when solid (gradients, patterns, tiles) cannot be adjusted in a viewport. Would like to adjust landscape area fills (all types) in viewports Thank you
  15. I am checking back in regarding the unit conversion issue. My files still adjust back to .001 precision when set to 1 thank you
  16. When placing a symbol as a group (from the workgroup folder) places the group with strange coordinates that are not visible screenshot included of the object info palette Any recommendation ?
  17. thank you Jim a work-around could be to adjust the units before printing I appreciate your efforts in a resolution, the 3 place decimals look odd for a planting callout - as if anyone in the landscape field uses 3 decimal places for anything
  18. Using VW 2015 Landmark, selecting a document unit for square feet of 1 sf instead of the default .001 sf, the setting reverts to back to ,001 sf. I use the 1 sf setting when using the landscape area tool to display the area of a landscape area in the callout. The setting of 1 sf for area does not remain but the default reverts to .001 every time. Is there a file setup issue and the area setting be set before a new file is saved ??
  19. Tamsin- Thank you very much for the info I appreciate your time and expertise with the topic I will search out the service select tutorial
  20. Can you refer me to a tutorial or recommend a solution for referencing plant symbols and detail symbols from my dropbox account? I would like to be able to have a VW file that automatically updates as a source file when I revise or add a plant symbol or construction detail. Am I using the resource browser incorrectly? I usually import the plant symbol folder and detail folders into a new file and then use them in the new file, thus when I revise the symbol or add to the folder there is not an automatic way to have the original VW file updated. I also have a VW Cloud account and would be happy to store the reference symbol files there if dropbox cannot 'sync' Hopefully there are settings for a new file with the appropriate references- Thank you in advance-
  21. today VW did not save any work even using the auto save feature
  22. I would check the create report tool. There may be a record that already exists that could be added to a report that reflects the plant spacing in the plant description or in the spacing used in placing plants in a landscape area. I agree that the labels and terms used in VW are not my first choice and you have to become accustomed to the VW descriptions. Good Luck


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