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  1. Hello Site Design forum members. Have you been implementing any workflows which integrate with GIS data, imagery and/or geometry? If so, please reach out to us at landmark@vectorworks.net . As many of you know, we have recently joined Esri's partnership program as a Silver Tier Partner. Through this, we have several opportunities to reach other design professionals like you who are looking to improve their site analysis and planning workflows, but less aware of how GIS and related geospatial resources enable them to do that within Vectorworks. We believe that sharing your workflow examples could inspire them to do just that. The recent release of Vectorworks Landmark, Architect and Designer 2020 introduced new GIS integration features, such as Geolocate and Geoimage, which can save a great amount of time in providing georeferencing to a file, or in adding visual context for the planning work you are including as part of your project deliverables. Prior to this year's release, and still certainly available, is the ability to import georeferenced shapefile (SHP) data and georeferenced image files, such as GeoTIFF, TFW, JGW, BPW, etc.. Designers using Vectorworks could not only import those files, but they could modify them in 2D visualizations and in 3D models, allowing them to quickly add context into the projects which they are designing. So, whether you have some examples to share from the workflows we have offered before the 2020 release, or perhaps you have already been putting the 2020 new features to use, please let us know by emailing us by this Friday, October 18, and we will follow up with some communication about the potential of showing off your expertise and improved workflows. Thank you for your time in considering this opportunity. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Best regards, Eric Eric Gilbey, PLA Product Marketing Manager
  2. Hello Architect forum members. Have you been implementing any workflows which integrate with GIS data, imagery and/or geometry? If so, please reach out to us at landmark@vectorworks.net . As many of you know, we have recently joined Esri's partnership program as a Silver Tier Partner. Through this, we have several opportunities to reach other design professionals like you who are looking to improve their site analysis and planning workflows, but less aware of how GIS and related geospatial resources enable them to do that within Vectorworks. We believe that sharing your workflow examples could inspire them to do just that. The recent release of Vectorworks Landmark, Architect and Designer 2020 introduced new GIS integration features, such as Geolocate and Geoimage, which can save a great amount of time in providing georeferencing to a file, or in adding visual context for the planning work you are including as part of your project deliverables. Prior to this year's release, and still certainly available, is the ability to import georeferenced shapefile (SHP) data and georeferenced image files, such as GeoTIFF, TFW, JGW, BPW, etc.. Designers using Vectorworks could not only import those files, but they could modify them in 2D visualizations and in 3D models, allowing them to quickly add context into the projects which they are designing. So, whether you have some examples to share from the workflows we have offered before the 2020 release, or perhaps you have already been putting the 2020 new features to use, please let us know by emailing us by this Friday, October 18, and we will follow up with some communication about the potential of showing off your expertise and improved workflows. Thank you for your time in considering this opportunity. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Best regards, Eric Eric Gilbey, PLA Product Marketing Manager
  3. Hello fellow forum members. Have you been implementing any workflows which integrate with GIS data, imagery and/or geometry? If so, please reach out to us at landmark@vectorworks.net . As many of you know, we have recently joined Esri's partnership program as a Silver Tier Partner. Through this, we have several opportunities to reach other design professionals like you who are looking to improve their site analysis and planning workflows, but less aware of how GIS and related geospatial resources enable them to do that within Vectorworks. We believe that sharing your workflow examples could inspire them to do just that. The recent release of Vectorworks Landmark, Architect and Designer 2020 introduced new GIS integration features, such as Geolocate and Geoimage, which can save a great amount of time in providing georeferencing to a file, or in adding visual context for the planning work you are including as part of your project deliverables. Prior to this year's release, and still certainly available, is the ability to import georeferenced shapefile (SHP) data and georeferenced image files, such as GeoTIFF, TFW, JGW, BPW, etc.. Designers using Vectorworks could not only import those files, but they could modify them in 2D visualizations and in 3D models, allowing them to quickly add context into the projects which they are designing. So, whether you have some examples to share from the workflows we have offered before the 2020 release, or perhaps you have already been putting the 2020 new features to use, please let us know by emailing us by this Friday, October 18, and we will follow up with some communication about the potential of showing off your expertise and improved workflows. Thank you for your time in considering this opportunity. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Best regards, Eric Eric Gilbey, PLA Product Marketing Manager
  4. Another thought I had was two alternative options...a 3D polygon in the Site-DTM-Modifier class which traces the edges of the stair system entirely. This could act as the “retaining edge” though not having the bottom pad to make it retaining if you did want it not dig to the bottom of each stone or gabion basket, you could also trace the bottoms as one 3D polygon in the same class. The other alternatives was to place site-modifying stakes with the desired elevation entered for each position where you want the grade to meet the stair material or gabion basket face.
  5. Bernard, I would highly recommend the pad with retaining edge feature as an option in the site modifier list. You can find the description of how this works in the online user help page. I would recommend using the "footprint" of the separate step portions and let the retaining edge become the modifier that helps wrap the steps where you want the terrain to conform to the shape of the steps. You can reshape the handles of the retaining edge to make the grade connection to the steps exactly where you want. Each pad with retaining edge modifier can then report its own cut/fill if you want that too.
  6. Hans, Sure thing...the link his here. https://www.vectorworks.net/inspiration/industry-webinars/optimize-your-dwg-file-exchanges-for-site-design Also, the rest of the webinars on that page may be of interest too...so let me know what you think. Best regards, Eric
  7. Hi Hans, Welcome to the Vectorworks community! Regarding your setup of an initial file. All of the file formats you describe (except SID) are able to be brought into Vectorworks. We just aired a presentation yesterday by a fellow landscape architect, Robert Anderson, on importing and managing DWG files. This will help with some of those questions you may have about using DWG files. Though we do not import SID files, you can bring in georeferenced image files such as GeoTIFF, JGW, BPW, TFW, etc.. If the aerail imagery you import is not georeferenced, you can bring them in and modify their scale to the appropriate size and begin working over top. Those background files (DWG and image files) should be put in a Design Layer of their own for quick turning on and off when you want to see them and dont. Many of these layer and class usage aspects are covered in the Getting Started Guides on our webpage and YouTube. We typically cover the file set-up in our online Landmark trainings (Quick Start Seminar or Landmark Virtual Training part 1. The latter has not been scheduled yet, but expected to start in January. Once these have been established, we can let you know. Best regards, Eric
  8. Eric, Not sure if you have shared this file with Vlado and/or tech support, but it would be good to have the file to either solve the issue in the file, or file a performance bug to solve this for future large projects.
  9. You do not need to use duplicate along a path. The plant object has its own "along path" configuration, which you can set in the Object Information Palette (OIP) or in its plant settings when the plant grouping is selected. It seems to be set to horizontal now, but can be set to along path or randomly rotated. You want it set to along path to achieve the look you are seeking.
  10. @lisagIf you choose the 3D polygon representation of the site model, then export the file to DWG, it will export the 3D contours as 3D polygons in DWG format.
  11. OK...so it sounds like you are at the threshold of "either/or". Unless @techsupporthas a different suggestion. I'm not sure what else to suggest than simplification or removing every other minor interval contours, since the site model will interpolate them anyways. Perhaps the distance set in simplification could be as small as you can see a noticeable easing of articulation (ever so subtle) maybe the overlapping contours might not be as prolific and you can amend and convert to see if you have success? Using imperial, I've noticed that if 1 foot used as my distance is simplifying too drastically, I might try 3 inches (1/4 of the original simplification)...still get simplification but not as drastic. In metric terms, perhaps its by 10 or 20 cm? Don't know what the level of detail is...but in the effort you are attempting, it does not sound like you are left with too many choices in balancing the geometry/performance. Perhaps tech support may have other suggestions?
  12. Hi Lisa, Though my first reaction was to simplify polygons, which you prefer not to do, I'm thinking of the Survey Input option to change 3D Polys to 3D Loci...wondering if the use of just points, and not processing the vertices and lines, would make enough of a difference in how it processes the 3D geometry. Regards, Eric
  13. @ericjhbergI apologize that the notification for Landmark conversations was broken, and I did not realize this until I noticed my notifications alert had your mention in this. After reading through the chain, here, I'd also say your original statement didn't seem so much a question as much as a statement of how you manager the multiple pipe layout in runs. Because each pipe now carries the size/flow data, it would need to be a bit more finessed, since the length of pipe (especially with a 1-2' offset here and there) could throw off the flow numbers. I'm going to share your issue with our development team and see what we can do to account for multiple pipes in a run, while graphically not losing the integrity of the irrigation layout. Eric...or anyone else, if you have specific recommendations for how this should look and act, please share them with me, directly in this discussion, to keep the topic going.
  14. Tamsin, hopefully Craig will correct me if I'm wrong, but from the title of his post and the descriptions he's making, I didn't think the pad modifier was it since it wouldn't have followed the surface...it would have changed the surface, and since it wouldn't slope, that usually is not preferred.
  15. Craig,Then the settings should not be set as a slab, but should be set as a texture bed modifier. This will not modify the terrain, but it will then map the texture to the terrain. In order for the same area to be regraded, you will have to have a site modifier in the same place "telling" it how to regrade the proposed site model. The the hardscape set to be a texture bed modifier will be shown in the rendered site model, following the proposed terrain.

 

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