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Tamsin Slatter

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    UK Director of Customer Success
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  1. Tamsin Slatter

    GIS Stake

    I will get you an answer. Meanwhile, I like your pink workspace. 😂
  2. Tamsin Slatter

    GIS Stake

    Yes - that's my understanding too. They won't match while you are working in a Georeferenced file, but when you export back to DWG, the E and N should just unwrap to boring old X and Y. I'm just testing a couple of things... Hold that thought. (We are all going to need a large glass of wine/whisky tonight!)
  3. Tamsin Slatter

    GIS Stake

    I am checking this out for you Lisa... I will let you know as soon as I get the answer. 😀
  4. Tamsin Slatter

    GIS Stake

    Hi Lisa So, that's correct - and actually answers your other question too. If you import the DWG into the standard X and Y coordinates with no georeferencing, and make a note of the coordinates of a known point, then repeat the test with a georeferenced file, then the coordinates of that point SHOULD match in X and Y and E and N. In the georeferenced version of that import, the X and Y coordinates in the original file have been projected into the georeferenced version of the coordinate system. The benefit of this is that you can combine GIS data (such as Shapefiles) with traditional X and Y CAD data. Before Vectorworks 2020 - it was very difficult to combine the two. Because you could not import the DWG into the Georeferenced coordinate system. So, your X and Y file should definitely match the E and N file. However, once you are working in a georeferenced file, my point is that you should use the E and N only, as these will be the accurate numbers. The X and Y in such a file is no longer relevant. It is my belief that should you then export these E and N coordinates back to DWG, they will give accurate X and Y for the recipient, even if they have no knowledge of or GIS capability - but I do want my genius colleague who developed all this to confirm that. Hope that makes sense!
  5. Tamsin Slatter

    Landmark and site modeling

    Thanks for the explanation. Very helpful, and yes, it would be great if it were possible to enhance the Clip Cube in this way.
  6. Tamsin Slatter

    GIS Stake

    Enhancement request filed: https://jira.vectorworks.net/browse/VE-100265
  7. Tamsin Slatter

    GIS Stake

    The problem with that is that X and Y will never completely match Easting and Northing when the geographic coordinate system is active. You can use the Great Circle tool to look at the difference. For example, draw a 50m length line with the Great Circle and then it will give you the true length of that line in Easting and Northing. They will be slightly different. So, even if the User Origin is aligned to the origin of the British National Grid (off the Scily Isles), there will still be differences between X and Easting and Y and Northing.
  8. Tamsin Slatter

    GIS Stake

    Hi again Lisa Yeah - Bryan and I talked and discussed your requirement in a bit of detail. If you are using Long and Lat within your geographic coordinate system, then the answer is YES! You can use the Set Geolocation button on the Object Info palette, with the stake selected (You can also do this with the Modify > Move > Move Geographic menu option). However, if you want to work in Easting and Northing, in Meters (as I know you do!), then it doesn't offer that option. I am going to check with the developer whether the X and Y coordinates would help, but given that X and Y generally remains true to the original equirectangular non-georeferenced coordinate system, I believe the answer will be no. But I will confirm. But I think being able to move to a specific Easting and Northing in meters would be a really nice enhancement. Have not forgotten your other question which came through on email - and I'm getting you a definitive answer!
  9. Tamsin Slatter

    GIS Stake

    Good question Lisa - let me look into it!
  10. Tamsin Slatter

    Landmark and site modeling

    The Hardscape tool is included with Vectorworks Architect from Vectorworks 2020.
  11. Tamsin Slatter

    Landmark and site modeling

    Hi Andy 1. No, not normal to have to Force Select, but if your modifiers are on the same layer as your site model, the cursor can have a hard time deciding what it is that you want to select. For that reason, I always put my modifiers on different design layers and ensure that my model is set to be updated by either visible layers only, or a set of specific layers (in site model settings). 2. Yes - try Pad with Retaining Edge. Then use Send to Surface to send the retaining edge to the existing surface. 3. Nice idea.
  12. Hi Kevin Thank you for your feedback. I can see that we have a support case open regarding the slowness problems you are experiencing, so the team will continue to work with you through that channel to attempt to resolve that. Meanwhile, you asked for a full list of features, which you can find here: New Features Listed in Help System 2020 Additional Features I did want to touch on some of the points you raise in the meantime: GIS Improvements. You don't need to invest in ArcGIS to make use of the services offered with this tool. It enables the easy combination of CAD and GIS data within the same geographic coordinate system. List Browser Direct Editing - no, there is no way to turn this off. Widget Groups - This should not affect your interaction with the software at all. The Widget groups should be open by default, and if you don't close them, everything will still be available to you without extra clicks. You mention that you have been forced to use a hierarchical display for classes since 2019. This is something that you can control within Vectorworks Preferences. Open the Session tab and uncheck Display classes in pop-up menus hierarchically. The team will continue to work with you regarding the slowness you are experiencing.
  13. Could it be that there is some rogue geometry that was perhaps imported from a DWG that is a huge distance from the internal origin? I have seen this striping many times, and it is almost always a distance from origin issue.
  14. This looks like a problem where the geometry is a huge distance from the internal origin. Try Tools > Origin > Center Drawing on Internal Origin.
  15. Tamsin Slatter

    Landmark and site modeling

    I have just returned your file to you Kevin. The 3D Polygon, when placed in the Site-DTM-Modifier class (just as it is, no conversion to any other kind of object necessary), does modify your site. But, the other problem I saw was that the site model was set to be modified only by the same layer as the site model. Your 3D Poly was on a different layer. So I changed the setting in the site model to 'Visible Layers Only". I also change the 3D Display to Proposed, and all was good.

 

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