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Patricia G.  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Hi Stephen,

Yes, you can import the topo plan (as bmp, jpg, etc) for trace --> use the import trace tool (Design Menu)

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Stuart, Stephen  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Thanks, Patricia. I see a lot of help from you on this forum. Could you elaborate a bit on the process? My topo is in jpg format. How does one use the import trace tool? Once the file has been imported, how do you overlay the floorplan? How do you get topo and floorplan into the same scale? Topo is 1" = 20 ft.; scanned in copy using original map. I have landmarks that i could measure to get exact distances. (I am a newbie).
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Make sure your topo jpg is centered, Home Design Studio will center the image on the floor plan.

Click on the Design menu, then Load Floor Plan Trace Image...

To get the scaling correct you will have to work yourself. Once the image is loaded use one of the dimensioning tools to find a distance on the image and then figure out what percentage you need to increase it by. Back on the Design menu you can choose Resize Floor Plan Trace.

Head over to the Landscape tab and start tracing with the topo tool. Be sure to run the topo lines as far out as possible to the edge of the lot for the best results. You may want to change the topo contour type to open poly before drawing the lines.
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Stuart, Stephen  
#4 Posted : Saturday, May 19, 2012 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Ok, got topo map imported using trace tool. Still working on getting scale right. Plan scale seems to be set at 1/4", 1/8", etc. So i guess i need to change scale of topo map by changing %. Got close, but still not quite right. So how to get plan and topo in same scale?

Now, how do i get a print that shows both plan & topo map? Tried to print where screen displays both, but print only shows plan, not topo.

How to use property line tool? My topo has property lines on it.
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, May 22, 2012 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Hi Stephen,

Scale of the trace image --> please, go to the Help files and follow the instructions of the section --> "Match the Drawing Scale"

The trace image is just a guide, and it doesn't print with the Punch file --> the only workaround is by creating a screenshot (but it won't be scaled and the quality isn't good)

Property line --> go to the Landscape tab --> use the Property line tool

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Stuart, Stephen  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, May 22, 2012 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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OK. Thanks. I was able to get scale of topo correct by pasting the original scale from map onto corner that I am using. Then changed scale to 685%, which seems to work in this case. Forum Host suggested drawing topo lines using poly tool, so will try that. Still not quite sure how to use property line tool. Getting closer!
Patricia G.  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, May 22, 2012 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Hi Stephen

Glad to know that now the trace image is correctly scaled now.

As Forum Host suggested, you should use the topo tool (there is not a poly tool)

In the landscape tab, you will find the Property Line tool --> use this tool to create the perimeter of the lot (property line)

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Jensen, Dana  
#8 Posted : Monday, April 25, 2016 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Patricia, a similar question...how do I import a photo of my house so I can do a landscape plan. The sales literature says use Photoview, but there is no such thing that I can find in Mac v17.5
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#9 Posted : Monday, April 25, 2016 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Hi there,

As you can see in this chart
http://www.punchsoftware...ion-is-right-for-me.aspx
all the Mac 17.5 include the Photoview Power Tool => you will find it at => Design => Launch a Power Tool => Photoview => File name => Open.

In the floor plan, you will see just a line, but in 3D, you will see the image

In the images below, I started with a picture inserted in the Punch work space and I added (drag and drop) the Punch objects / plants--> trellis, flowers, landscape elements, etc

http://www.punchhelpers.com/exterior2.html
http://www.punchhelpers.com/exterior3.html
http://www.punchhelpers.com/exterior4.html
http://www.punchhelpers.com/exterior4.html

In the image linked below, the house on the left is a picture. The addition on the right and the shutters are Punch's
http://www.punchhelpers.com/exterior6.html

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Schank, Paul  
#10 Posted : Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Every time I try to import a DXF or DWG file, the program crashes - Landscape Design quit unexpectedly. Suggestions?
Patricia G.  
#11 Posted : Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:00:00 AM(UTC)
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Hi there,

Sometimes, importing a DWG plan can be tricky. For this reason, I developed a step by step tutorial. You can find it in my website
http://www.punchhelpers.com/acadtutorial.html
Or, you can download my free e-book: Learning Punch Software (R): Mini - Tutorials

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