Vectorworks Tip #004 – Selection Tool – Wall Insertion Mode

One of the first things you should learn how to do is to control the Selection tool. I know it sounds like a basic tool, and it is, but it is also very useful and has a lot of subtlety.

The fourth mode is used to control wall insertion, which controls the ability to insert objects in walls, including doors, windows etc. If this mode is not activated, you will find it impossible to insert doors and windows into walls and when you render the walls the doors and windows will not render correctly.

There are also times we want to turn this off. When you’re moving a door or window along the wall it’s a good idea to turn this mode off so you do not accidentally pull the door and window out of the wall.

You might also want to turn this mode off when you’re placing stairs, toilets, wash basins and so on.

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