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SketchUp: Plant Legend Tool

The Land F/X Plant Legend tool in SketchUp creates a schedule, or legend, of all plants specified in your project. The legend is an ordered list of all plants placed in your design, with each list item displaying the number of instances of that particular plant appear in the design. The legend will list plants you have placed in an existing Land F/X project that you have either:

  • created in SketchUp
  • created in CAD and imported into SketchUp 

The symbol set for each plant in the design appears at the beginning of that plant's entry in the legend, allowing you to see at a glance which symbol represents which plant.

 

The legend appears as a 3-dimensional object within your design, meaning you can select it and manipulate it using SketchUp tools such as MoveRotate, etc.

 

Note: You must open a new or existing Land F/X project before using this tool. You can create a new Land F/X project in SketchUp, or open an existing project, using the Projects Tool.

 

Plant Legend Tool Overview

Access the Plant Legend tool from one of the following locations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LandFX toolbar, Plant Legend button

 

Land-FX menu, Plant Legend option

 

 

 

 

The Land F/X Plant Legend dialog box will open.  


 

 

You can choose to order your plant legend by Botanical name or Common name.

 

In our example, we will order our legend by Botanical name.

 

Click OK to place the plant legend. Your plant legend will now appear within your design as a selectable object. Trees and shrubs will be listed as separate categories, as pictured below.

 

The plant legend pictured above lists the types of trees and shrubs that appear in our example design, with the symbol for each plant appearing to the left of that plant's entry in the list.

 

The legend tells us, at one glance, that the design contains 8 instances of Abies alba  / Silver Fir, 6 inctances of Abutilon "albus" / Flowering Maple, and 21 instances of the shrub Adenanthos drummondii / Woolybush, as indicated by the number in parentheses following each list item.

 

Note that the view pictured above is a near bird's-eye view for display purposes. If we were to navigate around the drawing, our perspective of the legend would change as would our perspective of any other object in the design.

 

Because the legend appears as a selectable object, you can click it to select it and then perform actions such as Move or Rotate on it using the SketchUp tools.

Troubleshooting

SketchUp: Basic troubleshooting (adding, placing, importing plants)

 

Issue: The Land F/X SketchUp plugin freezes or becomes unresponsive

 

Issue: Clicking one of the Land F/X tool buttons in SketchUp does nothing

 
 
 
Last modified on Wednesday, 27 September 2017 10:27
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