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Laura Stone

Tree Survey Import

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I'm trying to import a tree survey (VW 2020 Mac) but can't seem to find anywhere where the RPA (critical zone in VW-speak) can be mapped to.  Can anyone help?  Suppose can be done manually but a bit tedious.


Also for existing trees it would be good to have a style that can be changed.  At the moment if I decide I want to change the appearance, for instance by making the critical zone in red, I seem only to be able to do this one tree at a time.  Even if I select all of the tree and make changes, they only seem to be applied to one.  





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The trick with imports is to first click the Existing Tree tool Preferences dialogue and then make active all the fields that you are going to need. For example, if you want to import radius values from tree centre to N, E, S and W, click Irregular Canopy Size and then click OK. Then place one tree on the drawing area. This creates the necessary fields to receive the data. You can delete the tree after this, and go ahead with this import. 


To make changes to the appearance, select an Existing Tree and click the 2D Properties. Choose the new display properties, and then on the left of the dialogue, choose Apply Properties to All objects on all layers. Check Also apply as the document defaults, so that any new trees will also adopt the properties.

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Thanks Tamsin


Did you find anything on the root zones?  The only work around I can think of is to import them as notes and then put them in in the object info palette, which at least saves peering at a table for each one.




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