2.11 Global Modifications – Single Species
You can individually modify a specimen, hedge or planting area specification using the appropriate modify routines, as demonstrated in the previous sections. However, what if you wish to make wide spread changes to the drawing that impacted on more than one plant specification, e.g. substitutions, increase/decrease in densities? You can quickly make such global changes, as follows:
2.11.1 Globally Modifying a Single Species Specification
- Continue from the previous section with a drawing that contains single species specifications assigned to specimens, hedges or planting areas or open the read-only drawing KSTBase05.dwg
- From the Softworks ribbon, Specification panel, select Specification Manager
- The Specification Manager dialog appears.
- The Single Species Manager tab should be set current by default.
2.11.2 Replace All References of a Singles Specification with Another
You may wish to quickly replace all references of a plant with another as the plant is no longer appropriate or has to be replaced with another specification or species, e.g. plant substitutions.
- In the Specification Manager, Single Species Manager tab, pick the radio button for Planting Areas.
- This lists all the plant specification references for planting areas in the drawing.
All plants within the list that have identical specifications and densities are amalgamated to make global modifications easier. Consequently, a plant with the same specification but planted at two different densities will appear separately in the list.
- Select the row that you wish to edit
- Pick [Modify Specification] and the Specification Select dialog will appear
- From the Shrubs tab, scroll down the list to pick a replacement species, e.g. Vinca major ‘Elegantissima’
- Under Height pick a replacement height, e.g. 40-60cm
- Pick [OK] to return to the Modify Specification dialog.
- The new plant details will appear in the New Specification window below.
- Pick [Apply to Drawing] and all references of the selected specification in the drawing will now be replaced with Vinca major ‘Elegantissima’, at the height 40-60cm.
- Pick [OK] and the changes will be applied to all references of the original plant in the drawing although these changes will not be displayed until you close the dialog.
ImportantYou can make several modifications within the dialog, provided you pick [Update Drawing] between each single modification. When you pick [OK] all the required changes will be applied to the drawing display, as appropriate.
2.11.3 To Update a Singles Species Density
You may wish to quickly update all references of a species planted at one density with the same plant but planted at another density, i.e. for consistency across the drawing or for cost purposes.
- In the Specification Manager, Single Species Manager tab, pick the radio button for Hedges. This lists all the references of hedge plants of the same specification in the drawing.
- Select the hedge specification from the list and pick [Modify Density]. The Specification Select dialog will appear. The current density definition for the hedge is a Double Staggered row planted at 0.25 centres, 0.2 offset (apart)
- In the Type dropdown, pick Triple Staggered from the drop-down list, as you wish to plant a more robust hedge than was originally proposed.
- Pick [OK] to return to the Modify Specification dialog. The new layout details will appear in the New Hedge Layout window.
- Pick [Update Drawing] and all references of the plant at the previous layout and density will now be replaced in the drawing with the new layout and density.
- Pick [OK] and the changes will be applied to all references of the original plant in the drawing.
You can make several modifications within the dialog, provided you pick [Update Drawing] between each single modification. When you pick [OK] all the required changes will be applied to the drawing display, as appropriate.