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  1. James Dawson Design

    Landscape Area Opacity

    Is there any ability to control the opacity of the landscape area fill without impacting the it's tag?
  2. Running VW 2018 on Windows 10. Revise Issue Print function does not work. Behaviour is that it indicates "Not Responding" on the dialog and you get the spinning blue circle of death. Need to force quit to exit. Happens when printing one or multiple sheets, happens when printing to printer or generating a PDF. Pretty much unusable at the moment. I am still running VW2017 and the same function works fine.
  3. James Dawson Design

    Display Card Query, Iv'e upped the ante, but no change.

    Thanks, I have the same CPU too
  4. Hi, I thought I would treat myself to a new workhorse and get things specified right up to get into some serious rendering. As part of the upgrade I chose a Gigabyte GeForce GTX1080 G1 8GB card. I thought I would now be able to set the display preference to "Best Performance" having always used "Best Compatability". Trouble is I see no change in the redraw/refresh. I am still seeing residue when moving lines, plant tags etc. That only go away when I return to best compatibility. Was I asking too much?
  5. James Dawson Design

    Computer Specifications

    Thanks, it's a great help.
  6. James Dawson Design

    Computer Specifications

    Hi, I am planning to build a desktop PC, part out of interest, part economics. Looking for advice from anyone who has been down this road before, particularly in recent times. There is a lot of advice out there wrt video editing machines, but not much wrt CAD & 3D modelling. No budget yet, that will come once I understand what range I need to spend in. One thing I do want to do is to future proof it as best I can. Thanks in advance. James
  7. Yes, you should be able to. I did. best to contact Ozcad, the VW reseller. They advised me.
  8. James Dawson Design

    Landscape Area moves after creation.

    I have created a number of landscape areas containing specific plants and added them to a resource library to call on when placing ground-covers or mass plantings. When I use them on a project there is a strange behaviour. I draw the shape and when complete the shape appears elsewhere. It doesn't appear to be a consistent shift. It appears to be an issue with my project template and I don't see the behaviour when I create a landscape area in a blank document. I have even tried creating a new landscape area plugin within the file. The new landscape area still behaves the same way. I have attached a file that contains a landscape area. You can see the behaviour if you create a LA with this.
  9. James Dawson Design

    Create a fence gate with no frame along top.

    First, thanks to all the responses. They have all been helpful. Wes, yours is the winner. Setting the Door Jamb width to zero and the heights of the door and wall to be the same gives the desired result. Thanks again.
  10. James Dawson Design

    Create a fence gate with no frame along top.

    Thanks, I do that but want to remove the door frame.
  11. Hi, I use the wall tool to create fencing. I would like to add gates using the door tool but cannot work out how to turn off the frame so that the 3d view shows a clear opening. I currently end up breaking the wall and create a 3rd wall at 45degrees to mimic the gate. Thanks James
  12. James Dawson Design

    Customised Palette dialog not appearing

    On this topic, can I save the scripts I create to a default location? At the moment I have saved them to a template.
  13. James Dawson Design

    Customised Palette dialog not appearing

    Thanks for the help. I wasnt looking in Window>Script palettes....found them. It appears that when you create one for the first time it does not appear by default. I created a 2nd one at that appeared, found Script Palettes and there was the first one switched off. :-)
  14. James Dawson Design

    Customised Palette dialog not appearing

    Hi, I have just started playing with customising and have tried to create a custom tool. I select the attributes to apply, enter a palette name, then a tool name. Say OK to all and expect to see the dialog/window to appear listing the tool. I don't see it and cannot figure out how to turn it on. The tool has been created as I repeated the process, saw the new palette name and couldn't create a tool of the same name. I am using VW2014 and osx mavericks. Thanks in advance. James
  15. James Dawson Design

    Naming Irrigation Lines in a Worksheet

    Makes sense


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