Vectorworks Tip #239 – Plant tool – Mass Planting

image083When you place a group of plants you have a choice to turn on Mass Planting. If you activate the mass planting option, Vectorworks will group your plants together removing all of the lines with the plants overlap. In the image you can see two groups of identical plants. The left group of plants has Mass Planting activated, the group of plants on the right has Mass Planting deactivated. You can see the difference between the two groups of plants – one just shows a large shape, the other shows individual plants and it shows them overlapping.

Landmark_SIG_062 Special Interest Group December (am) 2014

image079In this session we looked at the graphic representation of plants, focusing on the 3D visual aspects. We looked at the strategies for the graphic representation, creating image props, using the Existing Tree too to create the required 3D geometry, the VBVisual Plant, how to find more plants online, creating your own 3D object for a box hedge, and the Foliage Displacement Map Texture form the VSS web site.

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Vectorworks Tip #235 – Plant Tool – Placing Plants in a Triangular Array

image075Use this mode when you want to place multiple plants in a triangular array Vectorworks will use the plant size and spacing from the plant definition, and the plants will be placed orthogonally on the screen. Use the rotate plan tool to rotate the plan to suit the site boundary if you need to.

Landmark_SIG_052 Special Interest Group July (am) 2014

2014-09-22_10-48-29In this session we looked at the changes to the Planting Tool in the last few new versions of Vectorworks, we compared the benefits of the Landscape Area Tool to using the Plant tool, we looked at creating a planting area around an existing tree, uses for the Existing Tree Tool and Site Modelling / Site Modifiers / Reshape Tool / Labels.

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Landmark_SIG_048 Special Interest Group May (am) 2014

This session looked mainly at the plant database, planting, databases and worksheets.

Vectorworks is very powerful when it come to reporting and scheduling, but before you can use these concepts, you have to understand what they mean.

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Vectorworks Tip #105 – 3D Modelling – Plant Image Props

There are now several files with Vectorworks image props from my friends at OzBreed. OzBreed specialise in improved varieties that are tougher, more uniform and often need less maintanence and water, striving to provide better plants for landscape professionals and home owners alike.

Check out the Vectorworks plants here…

cadmovie1042 – Introduction to Planting – Part 11

Creating a New Plant – You will want to create new plants, and when you do, you will want to use the plant data from the plant lists you have learned to create. I find that the easiest way to create a plant is to duplicate an existing one.

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BIM_SIG_037 Architect Special Interest Group January 2014 (am)

This session carried on the project with the 3 buildings on the site. In this session we looked at site modeling, hardscapes and roading. We also looked at the Landmark workspace to see if there are tools that would suit architects.

 

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SST_1402 – Introduction to Plants and The Plant Database

Cover Image_lowIntroduction to Planting – Planting in Vectorworks is very important for designers and landscapers. But not every object in Vectorworks is a plant, only specific objects can be thought of as plants. A plant is the combination of 2D graphics 3D graphics and data. These are combined together to create what Vectorworks calls a plant.

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cadmovie1041 – Introduction to Planting – Part 10

Creating a Plant List – A plant list is a list of the plants you want to use. When you create a plant in Vectorworks you have to type in the plant information. Instead of typing in all the plant data, you can use the plant list to store all the plant data. When you make a plant you can easily add the plant information from a plant list.

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cadmovie1032 – Introduction to Planting – Part 1

What is a Plant? – A plant in Vectorworks is a special object that has a plan representation, a model (or 3D) representation and plant data. All these parts are bound together inside the object called a plant. When you place a plant, Vectorworks places all of these parts together in the drawing. This allows you to see the plan view, see the 3D, or create a report that shows the data.

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Interactive Workshops February 2014 – Introduction to Plants and Planting

Introduction to Planting – Planting in Vectorworks is very important for designers and landscapers. But not every object in Vectorworks is a plant, only specific objects can be thought of as plants. A plant is to the combination of 2D graphics 3D graphics and data. These are combined together to create what Vectorworks calls a plant.

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