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Since I have installed my symbols differently than the proper methodology, is there away to highlight a planting bed and get a symbol count? confused.gif" border="0

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Hi Thom,

If you use the Landmark Place Plant tool, you can select the bed and look in the Data pane of the object info palette. You'll see the count in the quantity field of the Plant Record.

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[ 12-30-2001: Message edited by: Frank Brault ]

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Frank

I understand the normal way this should be done. Just is not fast enough for large beds. Is there a work around to just to get the count on a series of highlighted symbols that I can then manually label?

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If you're a Mac user I think you can do the following for a work around that counts large areas of symbols or any other objects in a layer for that matter. Make sure that the symbols are all in their own layer, set layer view to Active Only, then go to the Apple icon (upper left hand corner) and click on "About Vectorworks". The Vectorworks/Landmark info window comes up and gives you "Number of Objects in Layer" as well as "Number of Objects in Drawing". Give it a shot.

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If you have a consistent record attached to your plant symbols, you can use the Create Report command on the Organize menu to create a plant list.

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The problem is the create report command does not let one select the symbols to be counted. It wants to count the total dwg. not just one planting bed tongue.gif" border="0

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That's why I used the qualifier "If you have a consistent record attached to your plant symbols" in the previous post. Use the Create Report command with the "Objects with a Record" option selected. Then you can return all the objects in your drawing with your Plant record attached.

If you want to count planting beds separately, you'll need to assign the plants in the beds each to their own class, e.g. pBed1, pBed2, etc, and create a series of separate database reports, each of which returns only the members of that class. This, however, you cannot do with the 'Create Report' command which is useful for simple reports only. You'll need to create a custom database report. See the VW9 User's Guide, chapter 16, particularly the section on database worksheets starting on 16-13.

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