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This is an example of plant massings with the
dropped overlap feature for plants in masses
and rows. Plant symbols can be aligned along
a predrawn line in two different rotations,
along the line, or horizontally to the line.
improved navigation speeds, so
panning and zooming in either 2D
or 3D is significantly faster. Other
improvements include Clip Cube,
which makes viewing isolated parts of
a larger model easier, so you can work
on specific areas without interfering
with surrounding elements.
Also, check out the rendering application addition—
Renderworks, photorealistic textures from one of the highest
quality texture libraries (by Arroway Textures). Anything from
wood veneers and concrete to flooring, stone, tile and other
construction materials are available. Renderers will appreciate
the 'Physical Sun' and 'Sky' features, which provide more realistic
backgrounds, with "natural" lighting that automatically responds to
a site's location, time of year and time of day.
My recommendation to anyone considering a change in software,
versus an upgrade, is to take a serious look at Vectorworks as a
complete computer graphics package. Its developer, Nemetschek
Vectorworks, is customer support-friendly, offers a free trial version
and provides numerous educational webinars and guides. Visit
www.vectorworks.net for more information.
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