Foliage 2

The plugin allows you to create a range of fairly complex hedges, espalier, topiary, mass and vertical plantings or areas with any symbol following a site model.

Foliage plugin has been rewritten for Vectorworks 2015 and 2016 to support site model (DTM) adaptation, to use symbols instead of textures, to recognize multiple objects inside symbols and to handle polylines as boundaries. If you use Vectorworks 2010 to 2014 you can buy from the store the previous version (Foliage v1.1 – discontinued).

Main features:

  • Create simple linear hedges in a few clicks (rounded hedges & send to DTM options)
  • Enrich your projects with foliage by drawing single or multiple 2D view combinations (as previous version)
  • Transform any polyline (or groups of polylines) into a simple or rounded hedge that follow your DTM
  • Cover areas or boundaries with any symbol: they will automatically cover the ground following your DTM
  • A new experimental feature allows to automatically cover any 3d model (generic solid) with foliage. This feature is great for topiary but with complex models your CPU may be severely tested

Learning resources:

Free resources:

v2.0 *Vectorworks 2015 & 2016

  • first release (replace Foliage v1.1). I recommend 16 GB of Ram if you use complex symbols


  • Reorganized/grouped some menus
  • New “Symbols on the ground (area-grid)” mode: insert grid distance and randomness (0-100%) to place symbols
  • New menu allowing -50% to +150% variation, enabled for automatic symbol number. Type “0” in the “N° of symbols” field to activate the menu
  • New “Symbols rotation” menu for “Cover 3D generic solid” experimental mode
  • You can now choose which face(s) of the 3D generic solid to cover
  • Foliage now supports Symbol folders. You can use unlimited symbols for a more realistic result. Simply type the name of a Symbol folder (previously prepared) in the “Name of symbol” field. In this example, the folder contains different sizes and colors of the same leaf