been there done that.
0,0 is right in the middle of the model.
it was the first approach I tried.
We tried like everything. even going back to AC 22.
the area is like 350m x 300m.
I'm really disappointed with AC since the weekend. we had so much trouble doing the urban planing in AC.
I can't imagine doing much bigger and complex projects in AC. it was extremely slow. we tried everything to make the thing not so complex. the support told us in a joke to change the design which made me furious. software shouldn't restrict what to design.
The moment we switched to rhino+grasshopper it was fluent and speedy (like 4 hours before deadline). Processes AC couldn't handle rhino did in seconds. (for example, fill a Spline with a surface/fill/hatch or show us the corrupted part to heal the spline)
I don't know how to recommend AC to my students I teach 2 times a year. Their projects are way more complex and out of the "standard" world. Right now I don't believe AC can handle it and I think they will all stay in Rhino.
We couldn't produce the results we had in mind. we are going back to rhino+grasshoper+illustator for this kinda work. And I'm wondering cause our design is so basic. Just some cubes, some trees, and this wavy road.
This blue loading ring has burned into my retina.
(1)The site model tools in AC are non-existent. If anybody says "Use the mesh-tool", I will explode
(2)ParamO was a really good toy to use. I see so much potential.
(3)Working on drawings was a pain in the ass on this scale
(4)visualization of 2D drawings was cruel and every change took 15min+.
We need CMYK, we need hex color codes, we nee a way better handling of jpeg, png etc, we need transparencies, we a decent layout tool with the possibility to create a whole layout with different pages in one view like the artboards in Illustrator and a lot more
(5)we need different view styles for working (low quality, mid, and presentation) like in InDesign or Illustrator.
we don't need the whole time the perfect presentation view which is slow af.
(6)These precalculation operations like the magic wand tool are destroying the fluent work. I had to tape my space to avoid pressing it and to avoid the precalculations for the "boundaries" of the magic wand tool. cause every time I hit the space in the wrong place, the calculation started and ended up me killing the AC process via task manager and this happened like 50+ times.
Till the weekend I was like "I wanna do everything in AC cause I believe in it and I think we can do it"... but since last weekend I'm questioning it a lot. The performance of AC was really really bad and costs us a lot.
I told my colleges if AC was a game the community had ripped it apart and nobody would have played it.
I would have uninstalled it immediately and cried for some long time spending 5k for this.
You can see I'm really in a bad mood talking about it cause they asked me if we can do it in AC and I told them I'm pretty sure. This was a bad choice and a bad recommendation. it has cost us all a little bit of our life time.