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Tamsin Slatter

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  1. Select all the individual plants of the same type, then run Landmark > Change Plant Grouping. This will convert them to a group with a single tag.
  2. I can help you with this Lisa! I'll give you a shout...
  3. Spot on @Pat Stanford
  4. In 2020, the Easting and Northing values are reported from whichever GIS coordinate system is active in the file (new in 2020). But it's easy to resolve. If you are not using GIS, go to File > Document Settings > Georeferencing and uncheck the very first option at the top of the dialogue. The Stake will now display Easting and Northing the same as X and Y.
  5. Forgive me if I have misunderstood the question, but would Model > Volumetric Properties help? This command gives you the option to include a 3D Locus at the centre of the geometry as well as providing other information such as surface area and volume.
  6. Absorption distance is the setting that gives darker effects on glass when it's viewed from different angles. Have a look at that setting. If you change it to zero you may be able to remove the effect you're seeing on the fillets.
  7. Oh excellent! I'm delighted to hear all is well.
  8. Would you be able to share the file? I'd like to take a look.
  9. To stop the values summing, click on the small arrow at the column header. Then, uncheck Sum values.
  10. Can I come, even though I failed to solve it?
  11. Genius @Pat Stanford! Thanks for resolving this. I had a go at it, and got as far as reporting on all the fields available in the Wide Flange record, but didn't explore the idea of the Custom Size to get the data into the relevant fields. Thanks so much for your help.
  12. Caitlin, is the polygon closed? If so, try drawing it as a polyline and have it not quite closed. Then convert it. Does that make a difference?
  13. Instead of putting the dimensions on the Design Layer, put them in the annotation section of the viewport. Double-click on geometry on the viewport, and choose Annotations. Add the dimensions - they will be sized as you want. If you put dimensions and any text on the design layer, it is a scalable item, just like the other geometry. Using the annotations space enables you to ensure consistency, and also manage which annotations are relevant to which viewport.
  14. You're welcome. I am glad you are enjoying the tools. They are addictive!
  15. The Stakes are independent objects, so will not disappear when you are looking at the proposed model. However, if you have set them to be Existing, this simply means that they contain levels that should set the level for the Existing site. So, any elevation changes will not be included in the cut and fill calculation. You should always enclose site modifiers (Stakes or other) within a Grade Limit. You don't need one for each stake - just draw a single grade limit that encloses the whole site, and set this also to relate to the Existing site. The Grade Limit is a mode of the Site Modifiers tool. All modifiers should be enclosed within a Grade Limit, but they can all be enclosed by the same grade limit. You might find the following free training on Vectorworks University useful. The Site Design course includes a section on Site Modelling.


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