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  1. Rather than exporting, have you tried printing to Adobe PDF? This option should be enabled if You have Acrobat loaded on the same machine.
  2. This is fairly straightforward: 1. From VW select Landmark/VW Plant Database 2. In the Plant DB make sure that you select the Plant Data Layout 3. For each plant you want Mark as Favorite (middle top box) 4. Select Search (the little magnifying glass) 5. Check the Mark as Favorite box and click Find 6. Select File/Create Vectorworks Plant List 7. Name the file 1-Favorites (the 1 will force it to the top of the selection list in VW plant definitions and it will always open these first)
  3. Dave P

    DPI percent

    You might also want to check that you have selected print patterns at screen resolution.
  4. This function seems to work fine for me in 2009. Two probably dumb questions: - Are you sure the header lines are showing when you try to sum and - Are you summing the field (e.g. Plant ID) rather than the quantity? Otherwise, posting a copy of the file here might help.
  5. Yes as long as the layers are the same scale
  6. Another method for accomplishing the same thing is to put the plants on separate layers (Phase 1, Phase 2, etc.) and use the criteria to select the appropriate layer.
  7. tguy - Not sure what you are referring to. The Z settings do determine where the object "hangs in space, which would appear to be the same as the Z coordinate. Of course, you only see the offset between layers when Stack Layers is active.
  8. If the beds are rectangular, you can rotate the plan prior to placing each bed. The orientation will be maintained when you return to top/plan view unless (as pointed out above) you change the plants. If your beds are irregular polygons or curves, the only options I can think of is to use the landscape area tool, or place them manually.
  9. Stylus is no longer included with Vista (home Edition), or Office 2007. It is available from ITC directly. Also Graphite Standard is a reasonable handwritten font.
  10. I can't think of any reason to print from design layers. In my practice all printing is done via viewports and sheet layers.
  11. Unfortunately, I believe the function you need - Issue Manager - is only included in the Design series. In that software version any field name preceded with a "P_" can be entered in the File/Issue Manger and will update all occurrences of that field. As to the comment about line weights, if you change the border object to assign line weight by clas, you can assign the border objects to a Border calss and change the line weights at will rather than accepting the default 0.70.
  12. Thanks Peter. As a side note, these files can be placed in your user folder .../Nemetschek/VectorWorks/Libraries/Defaults/Attributes-Hatches and they will work the same as putting them directly in the VW directory.
  13. Tim - These are nice looking hatches, but how do you import them into VW? They download as .pat files.
  14. If you have a 32 bit OS (XP or Vista) it will only "see" a maximum of 3GB as addressable space regardless of installed memory.

 

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