"Anthony, Vectorworks has the ability to import DWG files in two ways, depending on how you expect to use the information. A direct import enables you you manage the geometry as if you created it, and can directly convert the lines and shapes to…"
"Neil, I'm curious to talk with your more about the verifications your are needing, but I believe the site information modeling in Vectorworks Landmark software would meet your needs. Integrated 2D/3D site specific design/modeling with built in…"
"Goustan, Almost 25 years ago, we studied from this book, Planting Design: A Manual of Theory and Practice , which seems to still be used and latest edition shows to be around 2004. Not at all a tropical planting resource, but does provide the…"
"Lauren, I'm glad to see you bring this topic back up for members. I've been promoting the use of SIM (BIM workflows specific to site design for te whole purpose to allow Landscape Architects I know that collaborating with BIM clients does…"
"Richard's right. Vectorworks Landmark has a couple of tools that would help in this. The first is the plant placment mode for triangular array, which once you create the shape, you convert it to a plant, with the triangular array on and it will…"
hi eric. yes, juan almansa emailed me and we discussed things over the phone. he was very helpful. so far i've downloaded the 30 day free trial so i'll be burning the midnight oil working on that. i would like to schedule a webinar and i see there are several available in the near future. just need a week or so to wrap my head around the basics! thanks for your help. jen
hi eric - i am considering purchasing Landmark. currently i use autosketch on my PC and would really prefer to work on my Mac and learn 3D as well. i posted a question on the technology thread about the graphics requirements. i was told by vectorworks that 256MB would be enough (which is what i have on my imac) but i just really need to make sure since i heard it's quite expensive to upgrade Vcards. if you don't mind, could you let me know what you think. i have plenty of RAM and a 3.06Ghz processor. thank you in advance....jen
Eric, I didn't want to be redundant on the page, so here goes. Blue screen of death started popping up after years, the graphics seem so much clearer(this is from having Safari on my machine), don't like that I can't get rid of IE, don't use it, imposition of the security alerts, even when they're turned off and the price of updating my OS. I've been using XP for years and am happy with it. And most importantly, it's just time for a change, been using PC's since the mid 80's. I think it's time I get out of the rut.
Hey Eric, terrific presentation at the ASLA Annual Meeting. I really enjoyed attending the digital alphebet soup presentation. Two questions I noticed that one of the underlying themes to the presentation was compatibility of softwares to create documents that are workable in different venues. Do you have any information or experience with about a pdf. to dwf. converter for a 64 bit pc? I am having trouble finding a converter and one of my clients needs dwfs. I used to run a 32 bit computer and found a pdf. to dwf. converter for it that worked but now I have a 64 bit computer and the converter will not work any longer and gives me a message that the converter is not compatible with a 64 bit computer. Second what was the converter that James Sipes recommended as a good one for most any platforms?
Hi Eric.. I attended the LARE Review sessions at the '09 ASLA meeting and I wanted to let you know that it was quite an eye-opener for me.. I recently caught up with starting to prepare for the LARE and had no clue about where -to -go-and-what-to-do before these sessions.. Looking forward to more..
Hi Eric. Thanks for the comment. So, you did some of that overlay work too? I'm using an ACAD base with Adobe Suite (mainly Illustrator, but also PS and ID), over a good aerial photo. Do you have some work to look at?
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I'd like to hear what people have to say about these two drafting programs. If one better than the other? I'm getting ready to purchase, and I'm having a hard time deciding which way to go. I haven't been able to find reviews that are prompted by…Continue