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  1. I have been able to create a Geoimage for this location. As I started with a UK template (with the relevant EPSG code for the UK) I guessed the relevant EPSG code to use for Monterrey, and then used Geolocate to get the internal origin positioned correctly. I then draw a Geoimage and all seemed well. I didn't need to change and settings for the server. I've attached my example here. I hope it's helpful. Monterrey Example.vwx
  2. The first part of this webinar talks about how to set up coordinates: https://university.vectorworks.net/mod/scorm/player.php?a=448&currentorg=articulate_rise&scoid=896
  3. Firstly, you can create your own text style - you are not limited to the examples that exist within the software. Click on the Text menu and then Format Text. Here, you can set whatever you like for the text, and save your own style. The text style can then be referenced through the class you use for the Plant Tags. To remove the background, locate the Text Style you created on the Resource Manager. Right click and edit it. Remove the background. Remember that the use of the tag class and the tag positioning are set by the Plant Tool Preferences in force at the time you insert plants from you library. These settings are not stored within the Plant Style. So, set up the preferences in the tool and then save them into a Vectorworks template to ensure it's how you want every time.
  4. Try zooming out a little, or changing the resolution of the image. You should not need to change servers.
  5. You're welcome! Yes, interpolate surface is rarely required. I guess it could be useful if you are representing small units of paving, such as cobbles, but for larger paving slabs, you will want to represent the area with the smallest number of triangles.
  6. Initial thoughts to assist with problem determination... If it's just in this one file, is the shape you are converting definitely closed? Does it have any accidental mis-clicks which have caused the geometry to be self-intersecting? What happens if you use the Bucket Mode on the Landscape Area toolbar instead to convert the shape?
  7. Remember also that you can use a parametric tool to do most of the modelling for you, then, in a 3D view, ungroup it. This will give you the 3D geometry which you can then manipulate further using the 3D modelling tools.
  8. When you say Slab, I assume you are talking about the Hardscape tool? When sloping a hardscape, there are now two ways to do it. 1. Set the 3D type to Slab, and then change Slope Def to the method you wish to use to define the slope. For example, downward grade rise/run.. Then enter the slope that you would like. The arrow that displays on the hardscape as a target symbol at one end and an arrow at the other. The target represents the position of the value in the elevation field. Move that to the relevant point. The arrow at the end represents the position of the value in the Elevation at End field, so should also be moved as appropriate to your design. 2. With this method, change the 3D type to Aligned Slab. Then, right-click on the Hardscape and add Surface Modifiers. Here you can use the Grade tool to create slopes that fall and cross-fall as you wish. You will end up with a non-planar surface. Again, the position of the end points of the Grade objects is important as they define the elevation where they are positioned. This method is much more flexible and gives you better control over the design. Be aware though, if defining elevation of hardscapes in this way, put them on a design layer that has an elevation of 0. The levels on the grades will always be relative to the elevation of the design layer, so if you want to represent real-world elevations, you need the layer to be at 0. For example, if the design layer is at 50m, and you add a grade that has an elevation of 50m, the hardscape will move to 100m. Good luck.
  9. Hi Susannah There is an example of such a worksheet that comes with Landmark in the preformatted reports. It's called Plant List-Types. There's a version with images and a version without. For each section of the report, there is a separate database row, which includes criteria to filter the results based on the information in the category field. I hope that helps.
  10. Hi Katharine The most important parameter to set when importing a DWG, is the Unit of Measure. This is the unit of measure set in the original DWG file, not your Vectorworks file. If you import with the wrong unit of measure, then the imported objects will be the wrong size. Land surveys in the UK are usually in Meters, so if you explicitly state meters on the import dialogue, all should be well. If not, a quick chat with the survey to establish the unit of measure in his/her file should clear things up.
  11. BTW, the same thing applies to Plants. The Site Model needs to be visible to have them respond and ping to the surface. Have a great weekend everyone!
  12. Hi all Thanks to @Laura Stone Just a quick update for everyone In the (excellent) example file, the layer containing the relevant Site Model was invisible. So, although the Site model was set to include the layer containing the landscape areas, AND the landscape areas were told which layer contained the site model, because the site model was invisible, the landscape areas were not playing. We switched on the site model layer, refreshed the landscape areas, and all was good.
  13. I agree. Site Model layer should have an elevation of 0. Also, if you are creating Hardscapes with Aligned Slab, and adding Grades as Surface Modifiers, I would also keep those on Design Layers that are at 0. And I would keep any Hardscapes with Aligned Slab on their own design layer, so that you don't have them aligning to things they shouldn't.
  14. Take a look at this 10 minute course on Vectorworks University to learn more about Object Styles. https://university.vectorworks.net/mod/scorm/player.php?a=142&currentorg=articulate_rise&scoid=284 Object Styles are found in many, many Vectorworks objects, and as time goes by, more tools will adopt the style approach, so it's worth getting your head around them.
  15. I think the issue is that you have the plants set to By Instance. This means that if you update the style, this will NOT override those landscape areas that have already been drawn. The by instance and by style options give you control over which can be edited for each individual landscape area, and which should be controlled by the style definition.

 

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