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Replacing Circles with Scaled Symbol


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Hi everyone,

 

I've been trying to figure out a workflow to convert a load of differently sized circles to a symbol/symbols, for this purpose trees, each with the radii of the circle it was generated from. If there are any workarounds known here that would be brilliant. 

 

Thanks!

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There are several scripts floating around for replacing objects with other objects. 

 

I think the bigger question in your case is how to know what size to scale the symbols to based on the size of the circle. A sample file is probably appropriate showing what you want to happen and how the script should know what circles to replace with what symbols.

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16 hours ago, Pat Stanford said:

There are several scripts floating around for replacing objects with other objects. 

 

I think the bigger question in your case is how to know what size to scale the symbols to based on the size of the circle. A sample file is probably appropriate showing what you want to happen and how the script should know what circles to replace with what symbols.

That does sound like what I'm trying to achieve. Attached is a file with the circles I'm trying to convert. I have created them from the national tree survey data, which is below the circles.

 

I'm sure there are various scripts around, I'm just completely inept at writing them. If anyone could point me in the direction of one they know of that would be great, as I have been scouring the forums and can't find anything so far.

 

In an ideal world, those circles would be replaced with tree symbols that match the approximate size of each circle.

 

Thanks everyone!

Circle to Scaled Symbol Test File.vwx

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21 minutes ago, Sam Jones said:

There are no symbols to use too replace the circles in the file you sent.

 

Apologies! I've included one of the BIM tree symbols in the below file, and a 1m red circle saved as a symbol. I thought the 1m circle would be easier to use scale-wise. Any symbol would do really as long as they are all proportionately scaled, but trees would be ideal as this is for an illustrative shadow study.

Circle to Scaled Symbol Test File.vwx

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What you provided was a "Plant" plug-in object (PIO), not a symbol.  I do not have Landmark.  I have the Design Suite.  The instance you have in the drawing has all its Spread and Height parameters set by class.  So we're not placing a symbol, but a PIO.  Different kettle of fish; not rocket science, but more involved.  It would seem one would need to place an instance of a Plant PIO with the VS function "CreateCustomObject", get its bounding box and the bounding box of the circle, and determine the scale ratio; then scale the "Spread" and "Height" parameters by the scale ratio.  I don't have time to play with this, but maybe @Pat Stanford would like a diversion.  Seems like it would be a useful script for Landscape users.

 

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