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Issues with VW2021 Landscape Areas




I've been having issues while creating landscape areas in Vectorworks 2021. The areas created all have the same settings (species, density, unstyled Landscape Area, etc) but the plants count seems to not be working properly for all the areas (see screenshots attached as an example - logically, the bigger landscape area should have more plants but I'm getting the opposite and re-shaping is providing random results too).


I worked on this file in previous versions of Vectorworks and it was all okay so just wondering if anybody else had the same issue/ found a fix for this? 


(For info, this Plant was imported in the drawing while working with the 2021 version. I've been getting the same issue with Landscape Areas using Plant objects created a while ago but re-shaping the area a bit seems to help resolving the issue. The Landscape Areas with this Plant also run very slowly, although when I put this Plant in a Landscape Area which was created prior to VW2021 it works fine, so I'm not sure if the issue is coming from the Landscape Area or the Plant in itself?)

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Could we have a look at the file please? Preferably the 2020 elements and the 2021 version, then we can try to work out what's going wrong. 

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I believe I'm having a similar issue. I've created several landscape area styles fill in various plots, which worked wonderfully initially using the new match properties tool mode,  but now these are not updating after editing plant materials and fill. 


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I think the issue is that you have the plants set to By Instance. This means that if you update the style, this will NOT override those landscape areas that have already been drawn. 

The by instance and by style options give you control over which can be edited for each individual landscape area, and which should be controlled by the style definition.

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Take a look at this 10 minute course on Vectorworks University to learn more about Object Styles. 



Object Styles are found in many, many Vectorworks objects, and as time goes by, more tools will adopt the style approach, so it's worth getting your head around them. 

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