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Tamsin Slatter

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  1. Do you have Site Modifiers applied to the hardscape? If so, try View > Show > Show or Hide Site Modifiers. Or, in your viewport, hide the class Site-DTM-Modifier. This will not prevent the modifiers from doing their job, but will hide the red outline you are seeing. Good luck.
  2. In case others are following this thread: If you have an E-series licence (internet activated), you can install the licence on a laptop and work at home. If you have a G-series licence, (Site protection Server managed), you can check out the licence for 30 days. Details can be found in this article in Vectorworks Help: http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2019/eng/index.htm#t=VW2019_Guide%2FSiteProtection%2FBorrowing_and_Returning_a_Vectorworks_License.htm%23XREF_20212_Borrowing_and&rhsearch=check out license&rhsyns=
  3. Morning Tim. Thanks for the extra information. I don't know why it's worked fine on the office computer - but it's great that it has! My recommendation regarding service packs was just that it would have a series of bug-fixes included. Each year, we release a number of service packs throughout the life of a release. The latest will include the latest fixes. But it's not essential. Can you send me a PM with the best number to call you on and I'll give you a call now.
  4. Hi Timothy Yes, we're all preparing for some time at home I think! Please see this article for information on operating system compatibility. (I note from this that 2013 is not actually compatible with your work desktop - but will be with your Home Laptop). Also, you should probably install the latest service pack for 2013 too. If your licence number starts with an E, you will be able to just install it on your home computer. Can I suggest you give the UK office a call in the morning - 01635 580318 - and then we can help you with the serial number and download link.
  5. This guide in Vectorworks University may help you: https://university.vectorworks.net/mod/scorm/player.php?a=142&currentorg=articulate_rise&scoid=284
  6. A great place to brush up your skills is Vectorworks University. It's free and has additional content for Vectorworks Service Select subscribers. Login with your Service Select login, or it's free to create a separate account (but then you won't see the Service Select stuff).
  7. And don't forget to update your site model! The texture beds won't update until the site is updated.
  8. Hi You can apply for academic licences here: https://www.vectorworks.net/en-GB/education I hope that helps.
  9. Hi Lisa You do have the Export Web View, together with the Export Panorama, under the Export menu. Both of these options can be processed on Vectorworks Cloud Services, and then shared with your client via a web link/QR code. They will be able to open this on a browser/mobile device/VR headset, without requiring any special software at all. The Panorama option can use any Renderworks style. These cloud options are available to customers with an active Vectorworks Service Select contract.
  10. Type Stone Mix in the Resource Manager. I've used those to represent gravel.
  11. I'll be announcing the link to my upcoming webinar today, but to those who have asked for a tutorial, I'd like to point you towards this webinar which was run by my colleagues in the US, and can be found in Vectorworks University.
  12. And... the other advantage of using 3D polys as modifiers, particularly for curves, is that you can run Simplify 3D polys on them, to reduce the vertex count and avoid creating an unnecessarily complex site model which takes forever to calculate.
  13. Actually, there is no such thing as a contour site modifier. Under that name, it's really just an open Pad. So a 3D Poly does just as well and yes, the class trick us pure magic. Remember this when creating complex modifiers. The advantage of a 3D poly is that it each vertex can have a unique Z value, unlike a Pad.
  14. To add to Bryan's excellent input... if you already have 3D polys that represent your proposed contours, you do not need to convert them. Simply add them to the Site-DTM-Modifier class and they will become modifiers. And yes, always use a Grade Limit.
  15. It looks like you have Unified View turned off. Trying the View > Unified view menu item to turn it on. This will mean that when you change the view, all layers will change to the same view. As you are self-educating, have you discovered the learning materials available to you in Vectorworks University? You can create a free account, and run through tutorials that will take you from the basics right through to more advanced topics.
  16. Thanks for helping out here Lisa.
  17. I think I gave you some resources on this when we visited... if you can't find them, let me know and I'll get them to you.
  18. I would recommend that all referenced files are using the same user coordinate system. So, for each file in the project, after importing, draw a circle with a radius large enough to cover the entire set of geometry. If possible, this circle should be centred on exactly the same place in the project. Then, run Tools > Origin > Center Drawing on Internal Origin. This will ensure that the same point in the project is positioned over the internal origin, across the set of files. Then, run Tools > Origin > User Origin. Choose Next Mouse Click is and type in the true X and Y coordinates for that point on the site. Click OK and click on the internal origin. This will overlay the world coordinates on the internal coordinates and will ensure that everything aligns when referencing. (Of course, you can delete the circles - they are just a convenient way of ensuring the the center operation is centering the same point in the project).
  19. Yes, it's definitely available in Landmark, and is definitely in the Visualisation tool set. Could it be that you've migrated an older template forwards which won't have the new tools on it?
  20. Michal, please send the project in to the UK tech support team, and we'll take a look for you.
  21. When you put annotations in the viewport (or even directly on the sheet layer), they can be classed, just as objects on the design layer can. Just right-click on the viewport and choose Annotations. Then add dimensions and notes as if you were on the design layer. These annotations will be part of the viewport but can be classed as you wish.
  22. Eric, the plants are placed using whichever preferences are currently set in the Plant Tool Preferences. Click the Plant tool, and then click Plant Tool Preferences. Here you can choose if you want to insert plants according to their style definition or according to an override value. Once these preferences are set, insert the plants. To avoid any problems in the future, set the preferences as you wish, and then save a template. Tool preferences are saved with the file, so this will mean all projects are set to your favourite way of working before you start. This can include tag preferences too (although I would advocate the use of Data Tags now for plant tags (and any other tags) as they are so flexible and the future.
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