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Tamsin Slatter

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  1. I can help you with this Lisa! I'll give you a shout...
  2. Spot on @Pat Stanford
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Oh excellent! I'm delighted to hear all is well.
  7. Would you be able to share the file? I'd like to take a look.
  8. To stop the values summing, click on the small arrow at the column header. Then, uncheck Sum values.
  9. Can I come, even though I failed to solve it?
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. You're welcome. I am glad you are enjoying the tools. They are addictive!
  14. 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.
  15. Hi Steve Yes, if the Plant is based on a polyline (in other words, you converted it with Poly-vertex mode active in the Plant tool, then you have two options: Double-click the plant and choose to edit the Path - this actually activates the Reshape tool, and you can then reshape the polyline as you wish. When you exit this edit mode (but orange button, top-right of the edit window), the Plant will regenerate. Simply click the Reshape tool, and then click on the Plant. Reshape as desired. The Plant will regenerate.
  16. Vectorworks Landmark is the appropriate version of the software for Garden Design.
  17. Yes, I saw them, thanks. It's good to get feedback like this, and to see that you are making full use of Vectorworks University. I can't make any guarantees, but I'll certainly ensure these ideas are discussed and explored.
  18. I think this is a great idea, but of course I'll need to run it past a few people and discuss. I will talk to the training teams on both sides of the Atlantic who have been involved in getting this enormous project together. Thanks for your feedback.
  19. Hi Diletta The Corner Window is the way to achieve this. Just below the option to create a corner window, there is a checkbox to Span wall. This will create a window which extends to both corners. I've attached an example in 2019 for you. Corner Windows.vwx
  20. You're very welcome.
  21. Hi In Vectorworks Preferences (Tools > Options > Vectorworks Preferences) click the Session tab. There is an option turn on/off hierarchical display of classes in pop up menus.
  22. It looks like you are in the Landmark or Designer workspace. Try Tools > Workspaces > Spotlight.
  23. And, make sure your site model is set to be updated by the layer that the landscape area is on. In the Site Model settings, you can choose which layers impact the site model.
  24. @konst - it's as I said above - when you create a plant style, you set the default values. But when you USE the plant, any of these settings can be overridden by the active settings in the Plant tool's preferences. Edit the preferences in the tool and set everything to Use Plant Style, then insert the plants. This will use the style values instead of custom values.
  25. I would create symbols that contain the small number of lines you want to use, and then apply them in the corners as an annotation in your viewport. If you make them as symbols, you can reuse them in all your projects.

 

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