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Tamsin Slatter

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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    Projected copy of Site?

    @RussU Ha ha, thanks, but I could never measure up to the legend that is Jim W.
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    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?
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    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!
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    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.
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    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
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    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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    Does Vectorworks 2011 run on Mac OS High Sierra?

    This post shows the compatibility of different versions of Vectorworks with operating systems.
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    Image Props Location

    Hi Lisa The images that make up the image props are found within Renderworks textures. There will be a corresponding texture for each Image Prop. You can right-click on the texture and choose to Extract Image. This should give you what you need.
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    Scale Bar

    I can certainly create a wish-list item for you. This might prove a little more tricky to sort as a parametric object, as it would need to take into consideration two different units of measure in the file, and these could be different depending on the user's needs. However, there is no reason why you couldn't just draw your example up and save it as a standard symbol, and then just drop it into the annotations of your viewport. It will automatically display at the correct size for the scale of the viewport. That would be the faster fix. I hope that helps.
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    Scale Bar

    Hi Stu Have you tried the different styles? I am guessing you have, but just wanted to make sure. They will also respond to different attributes. For example, my favourite option is Flip, with a nice fill colour (or hatch) applied.
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    Looking at this, the report you're using reports on a record called Site Model Slope Analysis. The field that contains the data does seem to store the information in square millimeters regardless of the unit setting of the file. Therefore, to get the value to display cubic meters, it needs to be divided by 1000000, like this: =('Site Model Slope Analysis'.'Projected Area')/1000000 I am now going to look closer at the data and see if it updates depending on the style you've chosen... I'll report back!
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    Staggered hedge of multiple species

    Hi Amanda Thanks for posting this. I just wanted to confirm that I have filed this as an enhancement request with our development team, and that I have included a link to this post. All the best
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    Displaying light objects in Open GL

    Hi Lee In OpenGL, there is a limit of (I think) 8 lights. (But it could be 10...) If you render with Fast Renderworks, you should see all the lights in action. So, when you get your model displayed in some Viewports, you'll be able to see all the lights, and also be able to control them from the Visualization palette. Hope that helps.
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    You're welcome. Good luck with your coursework.
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    Applying Imported Texture to Extruded Object

    So, it sounds like you've imported this as an image fill. Next step is to create a Renderworks Texture. Double-click on your Resource Manager and choose to create a new Renderworks Texture. Set the Color shader to Image and import your image. (You can also set other shaders like reflectivity, transparency, and bump). When it's a Renderworks Texture, you'll be able to apply it to the 3D object.
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    My colleague in the US has just fixed this for you. It should all be working now.
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    We're looking into this for you Darina...
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    Hi Darina I have just looked at your account in the student portal and I can see that your licence is not due to expire until January 2020. Can you try again to use the software and if you still get the problem, please post a screenshot of the error message?
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    Landscape Walls

    I don't Ryan, but agree that this would be a nice thing to have in the standard libraries. I am sure this is something we can look at for the future.
  23. P.S. I'm going to move this topic into Site Design, which might be a good place for you to look for more Landmark inspiration...
  24. Hi James Take a look at the Hardscape tool in Pathway mode. You can then use a Tile fill to give the impression of irregular stones. Here's a tutorial that will help you: https://www.vectorworks.net/training/2019/getting-started-guides/site-design/creating-hardscapes You can then create a report on the Hardscape, which will give you the area and perimeter.
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    Rendering Metal Mesh Curtains

    Yes, if you edit the Reflectivity shader in any texture, you have many metallic options.


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