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Tamsin Slatter

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  1. Hi It sounds like you might have downloaded the smaller version. On the student portal, there are usually two options - the larger file is the one that contains all the libraries. If you log in to the student portal again, are you able to download the larger file?
  2. Hi Tom Do you have Renderworks? Your windows will only be transparent if you have Renderworks. Otherwise, Windows in 2011 do not need any special treatment to make them display a clear texture. You can change the texture using the Classes tab on the Window definition dialog, note which class is controlling the glass and then edit that class to apply a different texture - or apply a different class altogether. Hope that helps
  3. Why not make Viewports on Sheet Layers? That way, you will just need to navigate to the different sheet layers to get to your different views. You will be able to see which is active on the View bar and on the Navigation palette. And then each sheet layer can have its own title block, annotations etc.
  4. Hi Piero I don't think you can... I was going to suggest the Navigation palette would help you, but again it doesn't highlight the current view - just allows you to select the one you want with a double-click. I guess a view is so transitory - all you have to do is scroll slightly and you've lost it. All the best
  5. Ah no - it's only in Landmark, Architect and Designer. As you have an evaluation version, have you checked that you are using the correct workspace? Tools>Workspaces>Designer Should be there, under File>Document Setup>Document Settings as bcd mentioned above.
  6. Your friend may have a Fundamentals licence in which case Document Setup is not available in that workspace.
  7. Hi Squirt Do the following: File>Import>Import PDF. Choose your PDF and import it. Hopefully, it will have some kind of scale reference, like a scale bar. Choose Modify>Scale Objects. Click the second button down and click on the dimension button on the right. Click on two points either end of something you know the size of (like the scale bar). The first field on the dialog will show the actual dimension. In the field below it, type the size it should be. Click OK. The PDF is now correctly sized for your drawing and you can start designing over the top. Hope that helps you get started.
  8. Hi Diana Can you tell me your exact machine specification? You can get this from Control Panel>System. I need to know how much RAM it has and how fast is the processor. I also need to know if Windows is 32 bit or 64 bit. Also, is it running slow performing any specific task? i.e. Rendering?
  9. You can use drawing tools over the top, but they will not affect the existing lines. Just draw new objects as you have experienced. Yes - it's not quite like Illustrator, but you can do a lot with the 2D Reshape tool - explore the options. For example, you can add a new vertex at an existing midpoint, etc. But you can't just click anywhere on the edges - midpoints and endpoints only. Have fun!
  10. 2D Reshape? You can use this to move vertices, add or remove them, but also transform them into different types of vertex.
  11. No - only that I get a lot of users contacting me puzzled that they have lost other graphic elements in the symbol because they have rendered their plants. They only want the massing effect and want to retain other elements, like colour and linework.
  12. Or you could try placing your Section Viewport on a Design Layer (a Design Layer Section Viewport) and then creating a Sheet Layer Viewport that includes your Section Viewport.
  13. Any of the symbols provided in the Plant Objects and Plant Objects02 files (that come with Landmark), contain Interior Linework in its own class. But if you use Mass Overlapping Plants, you will lose all of this. Instead, use the method I mention above. Do NOT check Mass Overlapping Plants on the Plant Definition. Place your plants and then use the Navigation palette to turn off the Plants-Components-Outline class. This works a treat.
  14. If you are using the symbols provided within the plant Objects and Plant Objects 02 files, I would NOT recommend using Mass Overlapping Plants. This hides everything within the plant symbol other than the rearmost polyline. So, if you want to retain colour and you have that somewhere else in the symbol, you'll lose it. Instead, use the symbols provided in the two files I list above, and use the Plant-Components-Outline class to hide the individual outlines and then use Modify>Show>Show or Hide Plant Styles to render. This will draw in the sketchy outlines around each group. But you must use a placement mode other than Single Plant Placement. Hope that helps.
  15. Hi Sorry - missed that this was a section viewport. If you edit the advanced properties of the section viewport and click on Attributes, you can choose to display the original attributes of objects for the cut plane. But your extracted surface will not be the cut plane. you should be able to see the objects beyond the cut plane, if you have chosen to do so. You can choose if these objects should show their original attributes.. Hope that helps
  16. Do you have Display Planar Objects checked on the Viewport?
  17. There is also a setting under Document Preferences where you can hide detail with the scale is smaller than one you designate. Check here - it could be that your working viewport is at a different scale to the one that is not working?
  18. Have you found the Plant Objects and Plant Objects 02 resource files? On the Resource Browser, choose the Files menu and choose Add New Favorites. Navigate to your Applications/Vectorworks2010/Libraries/Objects Landscape and Site folder. In there, you will find the files I mention above (and lots more). Highlight those files and click OK. This will add these files as favorites. On your Resource Browser, you can now choose these files from the files list. ou will see there are many more plant/tree symbols. Double-click the one you want to use, click on the Preferences button on the tool bar to define your plant. You can also draw your own graphics, select them and then choose Landmark>Create New Plant. Hope that helps.
  19. Class all the different polylines so that you can differentiate between them in the worksheet. Create a new worksheet Right-click on the row to contain the selection criteria and choose Database. For the selection criteria, choose Type=Polyline and then click OK. In the first cell on that row, type =C. This will return the class name of any objects that meet the criteria. In the second column, type =CriteriaArea(). This will return the area of the items that meet the selection criteria. Give me a shout if you need any further help with this.
  20. Do you have Use Planar Attributes checked in your OpenGL settings?
  21. You might find this document useful. Not sure if it will help with this specific issue, but will give you some general migration tips... http://www.vectorworks-training.co.uk/Buy_Vectorworks/Renderworks.aspx Thanks
  22. Hello The process should be: Create the Truss, leaving it's Z at 0. Convert to Light Position. Set the Z of the Light Position to 6000. Add your lights - they pick up the Z of the Light Position, not the truss within it. Hope that helps!
  23. Hi Jeremy You could add a bit of Bump to it, but ultimately, the closer your view is to the surface, it will remain flat. CINEMA 4D has a Hair and Fur facility that can fluff up your grass.
  24. Hi Ari I would always recommend looking at the main Nemetschek site for the latest information on system requirements, but if you take a look here, you'll find a not-too-technical explanation of what all the bits mean... http://www.vectorworks-training.co.uk/Buy_Vectorworks/Vectorworks_System_Requirements.aspx Hope it helps!

 

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