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Bryan G.

Landmark 2013 Plant tool

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is any body else finding the new plant tool dialog boxes allot of extra clicks.

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In what way Bryan?

I really like the way the way you can now add geometry to a plant from any symbol that's present in the file. Easy to swap out image props without leaving the dialog.

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Yes those features are quite nice. Maybe because it is new it seem a little cumbersome to navigate. Ill spend some time with it, maybe that will help.

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In Landmark 2013 Plants can be shown at different sizes on the drawing. ie one Plant Definition with different size graphics on the drawing. These can also be reported.

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I do recognize the improvements and they are definitely fantastic. I guess I still need to get my head around the different windows and look of the dialog boxes.

As far as the overall improvements OH YEAH!

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There are now two distinct parts to Plant objects:

- The Plant Definition where you set the global parameters for the Plant and the default values for its variable parameters in the file.

- The Plant Settings where you set the individual parameters for each Plant or Plant Group in the file.

The Plant Definition part can be edited by:

- Clicking on the Edit Definition button in the Plant Settings dialog box.

- Contextual right clicking on the Plant(s) in the drawing and selecting to Edit the Definition.

- Contextual right clicking on the active files Plant Symbol in the Resource Browser and selecting to Edit the Definition.

The most efficient way to work is to set up your own Library file with the individual Plant Symbols defined to be the plants you want them to represent, including the default parameter values. Once they are imported into your working file you should then mostly have to only set the instance parameters for each of them.

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So, the huge benefit is that you don't need to keep duplicating plant definitions to show the same plant with a different pot size, height and spread, for example.

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