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Tamsin Slatter

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  1. If the geometry has been centered, you may still have other geometry that is far away from the Internal Origin. This can happen when importing DWG files for example, where the draftsperson may have left geometry scattered far and wide.


    Create a saved view of your current layer and class visibility. 

    Make all classes and layers visible.

    In a Top/Plan view, draw a circle over your site with a radius of 5KM.

    Deselect the circle and click Fit to Objects. 

    Is there anything outside the 5KM circle? If so, this is causing the problem and needs to be removed, or moved within the circle.

    Once you are happy that everything is within the circle, run Tools > Origin > Center Drawing on Internal Origin. 

    The command will report that the most distant geometry is 5KM from the internal origin. 

    Once complete, delete the circle, and restore the saved view.

    This should resolve the problem.

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  2. Open a new blank file. and get to the Create Class dialog. Instead of naming your new class, click Import Classes. Select the file which contains your classes and then import them into your new document.

    If you want to use the same classes regularly, use File > Save as Template with the new file. You can then create new projects from this blank file that contains all your classes.

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  3. 1. Marionette is available in Design Series versions of Vectorworks 2019 (Architect, Landmark, Spotlight or Designer. It is not available in Vectorworks Fundamentals.

    2. I'm afraid I don't know the answer to that.

    3. The output from Marionette is Python.

    4. The output from Marionette is Python.


    I hope that helps.

  4. Hi

    Approval of extension requests is a manual process for us. So, it doesn't happen immediately. However, I have just found your extension request and approved it. You should be good to go now.

  5. To clarify - this discussion started in April this year and was immediately picked up by myself and our development team. An enhancement request in April is too late to be released in September the same year. Our rigorous planning and design process for new features takes place in the autumn, and this post together with feedback from many other sources, is feeding into that discussion.

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  6. Hi @Michal Zarzecki

    Decisions on what will be included in future releases happens at this time of year. Whilst I cannot categorically state what will be in any future release of Vectorworks, I can confirm that there are detailed internal discussions taking place on this right now, and that these forum posts are included in the discussion, as well as feedback from face to face meetings with our customers, and our global distributors.

  7. Yes, after I posted last night, I was thinking the same thing - you won't necessarily have easily definable verticals and horizontals on a landscape photograph with which to line things up.

    So, your idea of using a Renderworks camera is a sound thought, worth exploration... but I am just not sure how accurate it would be for you. The Renderworks camera does indeed have settings that match those on a real-world camera. But I am not sure how much this could be relied on to produce your image. Presumably this is for LVIA? I will ask our engineering friends and see what they say.

    Note: If using these camera "effects", you will need to turn on camera effects in the Renderworks style for them to take effect.

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  8. I recommend that you keep Site Modifiers on a separate layer, if not more than one separate layer. That means that you can easily control and select them, but also experiment with different design options. Within the Site Model Settings dialogue, if you set the Use Site Modifiers on option to Visible layers only (or there is also an option to choose specific layers that are able to update the model), you will find that you can apply different sets of modifiers to the site. It's also a great option for trouble-shooting.

  9. It looks like the Drawing Label that is automatically created when you create a viewport (unless you uncheck the box on the Create Viewport dialogue).

    To edit it, double-click on the geometry in the viewport and choose to edit Annotations. THis is where you should add dimensions and other relevant notes, but also where you'll find the Drawing Label.

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