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Tamsin Slatter

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  1. It's a useful visual aid for scale though - especially on a screen.
  2. Agreed - I think a 1" grid is rather small for landscape design. There are two grids at play here. One is a visual grid to use as a design aid. I'm in the UK, and might set this to 1m typically, for areas around buildings. But larger if working on larger spaces. The other grid (the snap grid) is invisible, but forces anything you draw to snap to that grid. I usually work with that turned off anyway, as I prefer to draw to real world known measurements for accuracy. The Snap Grid, if it's set too large, can give you restrictions. So, if it's set to 1 foot for example, it means anything you draw will have to snap to the nearest grid point. This could be restrictive. So, no right or wrong answer here. Just flexible tools to adjust according to the needs of the site and your design process.
  3. The short answer is no - the Stipple has to be drawn. The reason is that it's a parametric object, with parameters that control the randomness, the size, percentage mix and whether it should fade from the edge. So, it has to be applied to a defined shape. You can select a Stipple as a 2D attribute on a Hardscape. Stipples can slow things down a little. You might want to consider making/using Tile fills instead to get the Stipple effect.
  4. Thanks for clarifying @Christiaan
  5. @ChristiaanGood question. I'm not sure...
  6. @Michal Zarzecki Have you checked that your graphics card settings have to set themselves back to AutoSelect? I know we looked at this before when we visited your office (in that distant time when we were allowed out of the house!) And that the card is configured to recognise Vectorworks? The UK support team can help you with this if you need it. I created a support case and they will be in touch tomorrow.
  7. Hi Try File > Export > Export Worksheet, and choose xls as the format.
  8. Is the Window a symbol? If so, check the Insert In Walls section of the symbol settings - that includes options for how the wall is cut. Your screenshots show two different walls styles, so it could be that the Insertion Options for each style is different.
  9. It's the End Cap setting on the Insertion Options tab of either the Wall Tool Preferences or Wall Style Definition.
  10. Correct - you don't need to worry about it displaying on the final print or PDF.
  11. I had a training client many years ago who used to include an image prop of her daughter in Victorian costume somewhere in her landscape models. A mysterious ghostly woman in black, from a bygone age...
  12. You will find your serial number and download links for the software in the student portal. Login as you did to request the licence, and you'll find it there.
  13. Agreed - multiple grade limits are fine - they just should not touch or intersect. On a huge site, you would not want to modify all of it. Every site modifier should be enclosed within a grade limit, but there can be many site modifiers to one grade limit.
  14. The other thing I forgot to do in my example file was to run Tools > Origin > User Origin and check the option to Set User Origin to match georeferencing coordinate system. This will set the X and Y coordinates to match the Easting and Northing of the local coordinate system for whichever EPSG code you chose. This will export DWG with the correct coordinates. Here's my example updated. Apologies for missing that step! Monterrey Example.vwx
  15. Yes, that too, but a Pad is planar by nature, and the site might not be. That's why I would recommend going the extra mile and using a 3D poly, sent to the surface, so that it picks up the true levels of the site. If you add a Pad, and set it to existing, you run the risk of changing the existing levels.
  16. I'm afraid it's not possible to have nested Grade Limit modifiers. You'll need to reshape the outer modifier so that it doesn't include the root zone for the tree. Alternatively, draw a 3D polygon around the tree root zone, and send it to the existing surface and put it in the Site-DTM-Modifier class. This will ensure that although the tree is within the zone that can be modified, the existing levels around it will be transferred to the proposed model.
  17. I have been able to create a Geoimage for this location. As I started with a UK template (with the relevant EPSG code for the UK) I guessed the relevant EPSG code to use for Monterrey, and then used Geolocate to get the internal origin positioned correctly. I then draw a Geoimage and all seemed well. I didn't need to change and settings for the server. I've attached my example here. I hope it's helpful. Monterrey Example.vwx
  18. The first part of this webinar talks about how to set up coordinates: https://university.vectorworks.net/mod/scorm/player.php?a=448&currentorg=articulate_rise&scoid=896
  19. Firstly, you can create your own text style - you are not limited to the examples that exist within the software. Click on the Text menu and then Format Text. Here, you can set whatever you like for the text, and save your own style. The text style can then be referenced through the class you use for the Plant Tags. To remove the background, locate the Text Style you created on the Resource Manager. Right click and edit it. Remove the background. Remember that the use of the tag class and the tag positioning are set by the Plant Tool Preferences in force at the time you insert plants from you library. These settings are not stored within the Plant Style. So, set up the preferences in the tool and then save them into a Vectorworks template to ensure it's how you want every time.
  20. Try zooming out a little, or changing the resolution of the image. You should not need to change servers.
  21. You're welcome! Yes, interpolate surface is rarely required. I guess it could be useful if you are representing small units of paving, such as cobbles, but for larger paving slabs, you will want to represent the area with the smallest number of triangles.
  22. Initial thoughts to assist with problem determination... If it's just in this one file, is the shape you are converting definitely closed? Does it have any accidental mis-clicks which have caused the geometry to be self-intersecting? What happens if you use the Bucket Mode on the Landscape Area toolbar instead to convert the shape?
  23. Remember also that you can use a parametric tool to do most of the modelling for you, then, in a 3D view, ungroup it. This will give you the 3D geometry which you can then manipulate further using the 3D modelling tools.

 

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