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Tamsin Slatter

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    UK Director of Customer Success
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  1. Tamsin Slatter

    Landscape areas: plant numbers

    You're welcome. You can achieve so much with worksheets - just need to get your head around the possibilities!
  2. Tamsin Slatter

    Landscape areas: plant numbers

    Well, you're in luck. A long wait at the airport has put Adrian Slatter's brain to the test and he has come up with the Round function in a worksheet to produce the results you want. Please see the attached file which contains a worksheet based on the standard Landscape Area with Plants example. This now includes a new function to the right of the quantity, which looks at the quantity, and then makes it odd. Thank you @Adrian Slatter Landscape Area Rounded.vwx
  3. Tamsin Slatter

    Landscape areas: plant numbers

    No, there isn't a way to do this in the Landscape Area tool directly. My initial thought was that you would be able to do this using a worksheet function on the schedule produced by the Landscape Area... but I can't figure it out. I even got my top spreadsheet brain, UK Director of Sales @Adrian Slatter onto it, but after a while of muddling it over, he's declared he will have to think about it... If we find a way, we'll post back to you.
  4. Tamsin Slatter

    student license extension not working

    Hi Hayley It's a manual process I'm afraid. But I've just approved your extension, having reviewed the information you supplied. Good luck with your course!
  5. Hold down Alt while dragging. This will give you the same result as the right to left drag that you've used before.
  6. Tamsin Slatter

    Migration Manager - file destination

    Hi James, yes, they will be in the User Folder. You can find this by opening Vectorworks, choosing Tools > Options > Vectorworks Preferences, and then click User Folder. This will show you the pathname of the user folder, but also has a handy button to take you straight there. This is where all customisations are stored, so that if you had to reinstall Vectorworks, your preferences would not be lost. So, customised workspaces and personal library files can be stored here.
  7. Tamsin Slatter

    Fundamentals 2017 exporting pdf

    I'm sorry, but it wasn't included in Vectorworks Fundamentals 2017. Are you on a Mac or PC? If you have a Mac, you can use File > Print, and then select PDF at the bottom left of the dialogue box.
  8. Tamsin Slatter

    Fundamentals 2017 exporting pdf

    I believe that Export PDF IS available in Vectorworks Fundamentals, since 2018 was released. However, if you've migrated an old workspace, you may not have it. Have a look at how to edit your workspace... you should be able to add the command: http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2019/eng/index.htm#t=VW2019_Guide%2FStart%2FCustomizing_Workspaces.htm&rhsearch=edit workspace&rhsyns= &rhhlterm=edit workspace
  9. Tamsin Slatter

    Planting Plans..

    @uglycat The problem is that the tag has a requirement for multiple styles within one component. Part of the name needs to be in italics and part not in italics. The text style is one or the other. It can't be both.
  10. Tamsin Slatter

    Projected copy of Site?

    @RussU Ha ha, thanks, but I could never measure up to the legend that is Jim W.
  11. Tamsin Slatter

    Projected copy of Site?

    How about using the Site Modifiers tool in Spoil Pile mode? This will offset the current surface of the site by whatever value you like. Would this work?
  12. Tamsin Slatter

    Planting Plans..

    Another fast way to create plants (if you want to use the same symbol for all, and if they are all the same size, a bunch of perennials for example...) is to first create the circle symbol, and then choose Landmark > Create Plant Style from Catalog. You can select a number of plants on the left of the dialog, then on the right select all the parameters that will be common to all of them, and click OK. That will create all the selected plants in one go. It's a huge time-saver!
  13. Tamsin Slatter

    Planting Plans..

    I'm afraid that is not possible Stu. Using the Uglycat method will work well for you, but just from experience, be careful about which class you use to draw your circles. I have seen many plans where plants mysteriously disappear and it is because the circles have been drawn in a random class! Good luck with your plan.
  14. Tamsin Slatter

    Planting Plans..

    Stu, if you follow my instructions, but choose a standard symbol from the library that is circular, you will get exactly what you want. If you want the centres connected, use the Polygon Display option set to centers-solid. You will probably find this Site Design free training useful: https://www.vectorworks.net/training/2019/getting-started-guides/site-design
  15. Tamsin Slatter

    Planting Plans..

    Stu If you use the standard plant symbols, (and there are MANY styles to choose from - explore the Resource Manager), just pick a circular symbol. When you place it on the drawing, look at the Classes. You'll see many Plants-Component... classes. Turn off Plants-Component-Color Fill, Plants-Component-Bloom, Plants-Component-Interior Linework and Plants-Component-Canopy. Then you will be left with just the geometry in the Plants-Component-Outline class visible. This will give you the effect you need. I suggest also that before placing the plants, you click Plant Tool Preferences on the tool bar (having selected the Plant tool). Choose to have the Plant Tags inserted in the Plants-Component-Tags class. This will mean you can also independently turn the tags on and off in different viewports as desired.


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