"I second layer isolate (with the variable set to "off"). It's very useful when you only need to see/edit the linework for a particular layer, especially in a complicated drawing. You can also use it with the freeze variable if want to…"
"When I first learned of the "measure" (ME) command in school, it was a game changer. It's great for arraying blocks along polylines at regular intervals. I use it primarily for aligning parking stalls and plant symbols with a curve,…"
"If it's a front-load garage (or doesn't have a "court"), maybe you can get away with tire strips to direct and properly support vehicular traffic, then use your fragments to loosely define the outer boundaries of the driveway and…"
"I can also vouch for OSU, at least during my time there. My graphics classes were taught by Yumin Li, and I had Norman Booth for a studio entitled "Human Factors in Design" (Prof. Booth was capable of offering advice on representation…"
"Perhaps you can propose putting a Japanese Maple in a large decorative pot? That will give you a couple extra feet of overhead clearance, keep the tree artificially small, and you'll know exactly where the roots are. I would also suggest…"
"Here's an example of something I did in school. Use breaks in mono-cultures to drop shadows and show height. Fields of grass reveal their stalks when they are blown sideways by the wind, and the wind can create eddies of swirling patterns…"
"I don't mean to imply that imbalanced wetlands spontaneously generate malaria, if that's what I did. My point is that a functional wetland is probably no more likely to be a mosquito breeding ground than a poorly designed/maintained…"
"If I'm correct in assuming that you're a student at The Ohio State University, you should contact Dr. Mitsch and/or visit the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park (of which Dr. Mitsch is the Director). Jacob Boswell is fairly…"
"I see less federal grant money for parks, green infrastructure projects, urban renewal, and preservation/conservation in general. Along the same lines; laws mandating wetland mitigation, brown field remediation, mine reclamation, etc... would…"