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Landscape Area to Hardscape Object, or vice-versa

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  • Vectorworks, Inc Employee

What is the best/most efficient way to take a Landscape Area object and turn it into a Hardscape object (and vice versa)?

The scenario is that the client keeps changing their mind regarding what they would like to be hardscape and what they'd like to be planted, so I'd like to be able to switch back and forth as easily as possible. I realize there isn't a direct "convert this into that" option, so I'm curious to know what would be the best way to go back and forth?

Thanks in advance!


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Just an idea - Can you paste a copy of the 3d (sent to surface) shape into a new layer, Top/Plan, then Modify>Convert>Convert to Lines or other flatten technique. Then either Compose the new lines to make a new poly, or apply the Polygon Tool in Inner Boundary mode (Paint Bucket).

Or, in Top/Plan, trace the 3d object with the Polyline tool.


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