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Tamsin Slatter

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  1. I've had a look at your model in both 2019 and 2020, (I'm afraid 2015 won't run on my Mac). I can't get the model to update at all. It just hangs Vectorworks. I can't even get the source data from it to create another, because I can't exit the source data when I edit it. So, I'm afraid I can't be more helpful. If you have the original source data somewhere, I would recommend deleting the model and creating a new one from scratch. Something seems very unhappy with this specific model.
  2. Please can you contact UK Technical support and send them the files to look at? uktech@vectorworks.net The story set up needs to be identical in all reference files. Could it be that the stories are not set up the same way in all the files? The story system itself cannot be referenced.
  3. The 3D poly gives you the greatest flexibility as it offers control over the elevation of each individual vertex, and the Top/Plan shape can be anything you like. As you have discovered, adding this to Site-DTM-Modifier turns this into a modifier. Note that you can do the same with a NURBS Curve. For a path such as this where you have a consistent width, you could look at the Roadway Polyline tool. This has the flexibility to add level stations along the length and control the elevation at each point. It also includes a site modifier and can generated a grade limit if you need it (although I prefer to draw my own and retain control over them). You might also want to explore the Hardscape tool which now includes Surface Modifiers. This can create an object any shape and have different levels at any point. Note that the elevations defined within the Hardscape Surface Modifiers are relative to the elevation of the Hardscape, so best to keep that at zero to have accurate annotations on the plan. I hope this helps.
  4. Jim, I apologise in advance if I have misunderstood the question, but as long as your door is set to Unstyled, you can click the Leaf tab, and then click Leaf and choose Custom. If you are unable to select this, you may have a specific Style selected, which has the option to change the leaf turned off. Again, if you have a specific style selected, you may also have a catalogue attached to that style, which contains the parameters to create specific doors, from specific manufacturers.
  5. When you import a Sketchup file, there is an option to import all Sketchup materials as Renderworks textures. They can then be edited as you wish within Vectorworks/Renderworks. So, just apply them to some geometry in Sketchup, save the file, and then import it into Vectorworks.
  6. This is a known issue. If the internal origin and use origin are not aligned, then the site model snapshot is created in the wrong place. I reported it in VB-156435 (internal reference).
  7. You're welcome. Have a great weekend.
  8. But your explanation was prettier with the screenshot and arrow!
  9. Put them on different design layers instead. Then adjust the Site Model settings - set it to be affected by modifiers on visible layers only. Then you can control the visibility of the layers and update the model. This is also a great method for troubleshooting any site modifiers. It's the first thing I do when people send me models-in-a-mess. Move everything onto a separate layer and work through each in turn.
  10. How are you extruding the Polygons? I would use Tools > Records > Modify by Record and then extrude the polygons by a value in the record. This definitely does not detach the record.
  11. Many years ago, I put in a request that the preferences should always be the P key. UIOP are really great shortcuts, but I would love it if P was always preferences. I'll see if I can dig out the report and revitalise it.
  12. Vectorworks 2020 has dark mode on Mac on Mojave and above. Just change the Mac to dark mode, and Vectorworks will follow.
  13. Your modifiers are set to apply to Existing - change that to Proposed. I notice that they are also Pads with Retaining Edges. If you have Architect, you will not have the create Retaining Wall Site Modifier command. Maybe this course in Vectorworks University will help? Here's my top tip - draw 3D polygons and set the vertices to the desired elevations for the retaining walls. Put these polygons in the Site-DTM-Modifier class. They will become modifiers. This gives you far more control in the long-run.
  14. On the export dialog, select to export the sheet only, and then check Export Viewports as 2D Graphic in Model Space. This exports just the graphics from the sheet as a model space. There is not accompanying model space. I've just tested this and imported the result into Vectorworks. I get a single flat 2D symbol that contains 2D linework. And I also get the drawing label.
  15. That would be my best suggestion. Using native geometry is a far better option. And looking in the Vectorworks libraries.
  16. I've had a look at your file. The seat of the chair is a group - if you edit the group, you will find it comprises many, many 3D Polygons. Select them all, and run Modify > Convert > Convert to Mesh. This will create a single object, which Vectorworks may prefer. With any mesh, there is also a command Modify > Simplify Mesh, which will enable you to reduce the number of vertices. But be careful with a small object like this. Simplifying will obviously also reduce the detail in the object by creating fewer surfaces/points on the object. Renderworks will also make it look better.
  17. Please contact technical support and send them example files so that they can work with you to diagnose the problem and liaise with the engineering team as appropriate.
  18. Hi Rachel When you request a student licence, you get a 30 day trial, but at that time, the student portal reminds you to upload evidence of your student status. If that's not done within 30 days, the licence expires. If you have now requested the extension, then our team will review it during business hours, and approve the extension of the licence. It's not an automated process.
  19. AND, you can render 360 panoramas which you can share with your clients via the cloud.
  20. And don't forget, if you are a Vectorworks Service Select customer, you have access to the Cloud Presentations feature. If your model is 3D, you can create a vgx file which your client can navigate in a browser.
  21. Hi Anna There are lovely new features in 2020, which mean that you will see different functionality to the version that @unearthed is using (although thanks for your help @unearthed!) Actually, your question is timely... I ran a webinar on this just last week, and I hope you will find it useful. You can access it within Vectorworks University, here. Enjoy!
  22. For anyone experiencing this problem, I am told there was an issue with libraries when SP3 was first released, but if you do the following: Open the Resource Manager Click the cog icon Choose Refresh Libraries This should resolve the problem.
  23. No problem at all! The recording is here: Vectorworks 2020 GIS Webinar from the UK Enjoy.
  24. We use Zoom - it's keeping the UK team going!
  25. So, only a few business hours have passed since the webinar ran, but I can assure you that it's on the team's agenda for today. We'll do our best to get it done.

 

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