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SITE MODEL NOT WORKING

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Hello, how do I get the rendering or the fill mode to the site model? I did follow everything else and was able to make a 3d but when I used every texture, all I get are the lines and not the actual textures. I'm not really used to this but please refer to screenshots. Also, how do I design on my 3d model? it automatically sits on the plane area and not on the terrain (model). I wanted to create site modifiers (pad and grade limits) but it doesn't really work. Please help me. It's my nth time stuck on repeat, no progress at all.

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Hi

Not sure but it looks like you are in wirefram mode, try chosing openGL under the the teapot in your upper right corner

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Hello! Thank you so much. It actually worked. I'm so happy because I've been stressing about it the whole night and now  88917045_ScreenShot2019-01-10at9_34_39PM.thumb.png.3974a95330ef5586d6722cab34e117fc.pngI get to move on with my school project. You are a genius! 

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Great to hear.

About the roads you must do them as filled polygons and right click on them and choose " create object from shape" then choose site modifier - texture bed" when all is done you will have to update the site model to get them to show on the sloped surface 

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texture bed site modifier for roads is another option and the roads from the polygon tool palette is also okay right? I will try both but I like how the roads calculate the stationing points. I guess I'll have to use texture bed for sidewalk and center islands then. I'll let you know how it ends haha but thank you again mr. Hans!

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Hello good day! More queries again, still the same for site modifiers. I can't seem to draw on the surface of the terrain. I already tried "Send to Surface" but none. Also, I am working on a 70ha school project and of course there is slow performance because of my laptop but is there a better way to design on the site model in cropped plans so it would be easier and faster?

 

and basically right now, I am drawing on the site model instead of a new layer.

 

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Lastly, I ended up drawing on 2d first before the site model because as of now, I'm already behind schedule and I think autocad will be easier for me but I don't want to go back and forth between the two softwares which is why I am trying to do everything in VW. What im trying to do, is it better though? - Drawings first before site model? I'm sorry for all the fuss and my confused brain here is also trying to catch up. I'm really interested on how far I could get with VW until Feb this year. I have so many questions and there's not a lot of students and professors from where I am whom I can ask about the workflows, basically starting from scratch atleast to the site model. The planting plan is one other thing. I hope you'll be patient with me. God bless.

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On 1/10/2019 at 9:19 PM, Patricia Angelu said:

Hello good day! More queries again, still the same for site modifiers. I can't seem to draw on the surface of the terrain. I already tried "Send to Surface" but none. Also, I am working on a 70ha school project and of course there is slow performance because of my laptop but is there a better way to design on the site model in cropped plans so it would be easier and faster?

 

and basically right now, I am drawing on the site model instead of a new layer.

 

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Lets address the performance issue first. I have found that changing the scale from 1:100 to a larger scale can help in speed. One thing to keep in mind is what will your final presentation scale be. If you are going to be presenting at 1:500 I would make that my layer scale for all layers.

 

I don't know what interval you are using for the contours but you may want to change the detail here as well. For your work flow I generally work in top/plan and only switch to 3D to see what impacts my changes have on the model. If your shape shown above is a building I would sue the massing model and turn on the use as site modifier when setting this up. Hope this helps.

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thank you so much for the reply. it took me this long because I had to stop working for awhile but now im back with more queries as I have to finish school deadlines 😞

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