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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. 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.
  15. As I understand it, any place in an object that has no fill is not selectable in that space (whether the "no fill" is in a hatch, or for the object as a whole). You can select the polygon by clicking on one of the sides or on any line/figure that makes up the hatch.
  16. Dave P


    I agree that being able to use Excel functionality in VW would be ideal, unfortunately that is a wish list item. You can however import Excel data into a blank work sheet in VW. The Excel file must first be saved as a tab delimited .txt file. It can then be imported into an active VW work sheet. Note that any formulas would be lost and only the resultant data would be posted.
  17. Maybe I'm missing the point, but if the intent is to standardize the setup of new files why not create/import your standard classes, design layers and sheet layers in a blank drawing and save it as a template? That way each new file created using the template already has your standards built-in.
  18. I suspect that the problem with jpeg files is that by definition they do not support opacity. Have you tried exporting as png file?
  19. What version do you have (add it to your signature) and what are you trying to accomplish? It may be as simple as using standard plant symbols and placing them in separate classes (e.g. Plants - New, Plants - Existing, Plants - Transplant, etc).
  20. As I noted above, you can have GDI on and use specialized fonts. The only thing affected is the display of the font. So if you need GDI for opacity control, turn it on to set opacity. Then, if you want to see the fonts as they will print, just turn GDI off (remember to turn it back on again before you print). I usually just leave GDI on unless I absolutely need to see the font I use (Graphite Std.) for tight text placement, etc.
  21. Sorry, I meant select Custom for the marker, then select an ellipse with 0 height and width.
  22. One way to doe it is to set the line marker in the callout preferences to an ellipse and set the width and height to 0
  23. As Pat noted GDI affects transparency (and, I suspect diagonal line weights). With GDI on, many specialized fonts (Architect, Graphite, etc.)do not display properly, but do print and export to PDF correctly in my experience.
  24. After you have selected the callout tool, the callout tool preferences allow you to change the Marker style for either the current document, or all new documents
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