Landmark_SIG_049 Special Interest Group May (pm) 2014

This session looked at fixing a corrupt file, the plant database, finding your way around the web site, using the Hardscape tool and using the Landscape Area tool. In particular we looked at finding ways of saving hardscapes and landscape areas so they could be reused from the resource browser.

Topics Covered: 

how to fix a corrupt file

  • creating a new file
  • importing design layers from the corrupted file (tick the option: ‘import layer objects’!)
  • -> also use this methodology to import a layer (library) of your construction details from another file

Plant database

  • this topic has been covered many times
  • please search on my website ‘plant database’ and go through all the posts / movies

topics on my website

  • on the right side of my website are tag clouds (terms, topics, words). The size of the text indicates the # of tags / topics / posts / movies associated with that term. There are over 2500 posts and 1500 movies
  • -> navigate to older / newer posts at the top and bottom of each page

Hardscape area / tool

  • creating a new hardscape area
  • creating classes / sub-classes
  • editing the Hardscape Object Settings
  • saving the newly created hardscape area to ‘Hardscapes’ in ‘Resources’
  • how to access that newly created hardscape area
  • creating a symbol from that hardscape area (HINT: before creating a new symbol from an existing hardscape / landscape, check / edit all the desired settings!)
  • the benefits of creating a symbol
  • editing that symbol (dbl-click), e.g. add or clip surface
  • applying the settings to a new shape
  • using the ‘Creating Objects from Shapes’ command (Landmark & Architect)
  • using the Eye Dropper tool to copy / paste hardscape settings
  • dragging an existing symbol to a new shape / area

Landscape area / tool

  • creating a new landscape area
  • creating classes / sub-classes
  • editing the Landscape Settings
  • drawing a new landscape shape
  • creating a symbol from that landscape area (HINT: before creating a new symbol from an existing hardscape / landscape, check / edit all the desired settings!)
  • dragging a symbol into a different file
  • using the ‘Create Similar Object’ command to use existing settings
  • creating a new symbol folder
  • moving a symbol folder
  • importing symbols into a different file
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