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Tamsin Slatter

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  1. Good morning Hannah. The tech team will get back to you when the office opens at 9. Meanwhile, do check that you have exactly copied the serial number - if you used Copy and Paste, make sure you didn't accidentally also pick up a space or additional character.
  2. Hi Dan Interesting questions! If your team need contours, all you need to do is set the site model 3D style to 3D contours, and make sure it is also set to proposed. Then, File > Export > Export DXF/DWG. You may want to exclude hidden classes and export design layers as separate files, so that you can discard anything that is not the site model itself. For an XYZ file: Creating an array of Stakes, and on the OIP then setting them to Set elev to Site Model (Proposed), then create a new worksheet and chose functions to report the coordinates. Double click in the Resource Manager and choose Worksheet. Right-click on Row 2 and change it to Database. It will then ask you for the selection criteria. Choose Type = Stake (and maybe also Layer = ... just in case you have stakes on other layers that you want to rule out). Along the top of the first three columns, click the arrow, and choose Functions in the first drop-down menu. Select XCoordinate for the first column, YCoordinate for the second, and ZCoordinate for the last. This will give you the X,Y,Z information you need! You can then export this as a csv file which your team will be able to load into their kit. I've attached a small example here which I hope will help. https://cloud.vectorworks.net/links/11e998cdb7879aa282270a7c60cb7e10/ All the best
  3. Hi Dennis No, that's the way it works... create a new file from your existing template, add the desired changes, and then File > Save as Template, overwriting the original.
  4. Looking at our records, I can see that the extension request was approved by the team and the licence is active. The process is not automated, as the team needs to check the application. But this has been approved this morning.
  5. The effect of Massing is to hide everything but the rearmost polygon within the 2D graphics of the plant symbol. If you want to retain the different elements of the symbol, the symbols provided with the software are already set up to do this with classes. To try this, place a few plants, using any of the standard symbols that come with Vectorworks Landmark. Now, instead of using the Mass Plants option, review the classes available in the document. Each element of the plant symbol has been classed for you, so you can show and hide things. So, you can remove the color fill, or the canopy, or the outline (but leave the sketchy or tight outline). Very flexible.
  6. Please email it to uktech@vectorworks.net (UK students only please), and the team will take a look.
  7. Looking at your account, I can see that there is no proof of enrolment uploaded. We do need to see evidence that you are studying on an eligible course, so please upload either a letter from your tutor, or a student card, that shows details and dates for the course. Then, the team will review and approve if everything is in order. I'm afraid this is a manual process.
  8. You're welcome. You can achieve so much with worksheets - just need to get your head around the possibilities!
  9. Well, you're in luck. A long wait at the airport has put Adrian Slatter's brain to the test and he has come up with the Round function in a worksheet to produce the results you want. Please see the attached file which contains a worksheet based on the standard Landscape Area with Plants example. This now includes a new function to the right of the quantity, which looks at the quantity, and then makes it odd. Thank you @Adrian Slatter Landscape Area Rounded.vwx
  10. No, there isn't a way to do this in the Landscape Area tool directly. My initial thought was that you would be able to do this using a worksheet function on the schedule produced by the Landscape Area... but I can't figure it out. I even got my top spreadsheet brain, UK Director of Sales @Adrian Slatter onto it, but after a while of muddling it over, he's declared he will have to think about it... If we find a way, we'll post back to you.
  11. Hi Hayley It's a manual process I'm afraid. But I've just approved your extension, having reviewed the information you supplied. Good luck with your course!
  12. Hold down Alt while dragging. This will give you the same result as the right to left drag that you've used before.
  13. Hi James, yes, they will be in the User Folder. You can find this by opening Vectorworks, choosing Tools > Options > Vectorworks Preferences, and then click User Folder. This will show you the pathname of the user folder, but also has a handy button to take you straight there. This is where all customisations are stored, so that if you had to reinstall Vectorworks, your preferences would not be lost. So, customised workspaces and personal library files can be stored here.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. @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.
  17. @RussU Ha ha, thanks, but I could never measure up to the legend that is Jim W.
  18. 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?
  19. 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!
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. This post shows the compatibility of different versions of Vectorworks with operating systems.
  24. 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.
  25. 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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