SST_1805 – Complex Roofs

1805 – Complex Roofs

I often find that the standard Vectorworks roof will not make the roof that I want. If you work on renovation projects, you will find that the standard Vectorworks roof will not be able to draw the final roof that you want, and sometimes you will find that the standard roof will not draw the existing roof because people have added and extended the building over the years.

How can we make Vectorworks do what we want, or is there a way that we can help the standard roof do what we want?

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Getting Started Special Interest Group April 2018

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In this session, we looked at what to watch out for when creating symbols, how adding a 2D locus to a repeatable symbol helps in lining up copies of the symbol, and how the Render Bitmap tool can help in creating the 2D component of a symbol.

This is a beginners guide to symbols.

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Landscape Special Interest Group April 2018 AM

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In this session, we reviewed the primary site modifiers—Contour, Pad, Grade Limits, and Pad with Retaining Edge—discussed changing the User Origin and working with external reference points, showed how to place fences on the surface of a site model, and turned a sketch into an Image Prop for a conceptual presentation.

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3D Modeling Special Interest Group – April 2018

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In this session, we created a complex water slide shape, comparing the advantages of turning it into a hybrid symbol instead of an Auto Hybrid, explored using the hybrid symbol for cabinetry and added a chimney to a curved roof.

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SST_1804 – Putting a Project Together

1804 – Workflow, putting together a large project

In the past we have looked at Design Layers, Classes, Viewports, Sheet layers, and other organising concepts. The purpose of this manual is to look at how to bring all these together to work on a large project. We will be looking in detail at some of these concepts to see how they would come together for a larger project.

The workflow that we can use for a large project depends on the type of large project that we’re talking about and the number of people working on the project:

  • Large single building (school or office)
  • Multiple building (school or office)
  • Hospital
  • Medium-density housing subdivision
  • High-density housing (apartment building)
  • Multiple building project with a single large building (holiday resort)
  • Large hotel
  • Motel
  • Etc.

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Interactive Workshops April 2018 – Putting a Project Together

In the past we have looked at Design Layers, Classes, Viewports, Sheet Layers, and other organizing concepts. The purpose of this manual is to look at how to bring all of these together to work on a large project. We will be looking in detail at some of these concepts to see how they come together on a larger project.

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Vectorworks Building Information Modeling (Landmark) 2018

We are pleased to announce that the new landmark course for Vectorworks 2018 is finally complete. I know this has taken longer than most people expected. The course has been completely redesigned from the ground up and it now follows the structure of the two-day Landmark BIM because that has been so successful in New Zealand.

The course has completely new movies and exercises. The total running time of the videos is just over six hours and 43 minutes, which should take you about a week to complete.

You can find more information about the course by clicking on this link…

3D Modeling Special Interest Group – March 2018

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In this session, we used various methods—the Extrude Along Path command, the Foliage tool, and the Create Surface Array command—to create a vertical garden, as well as discussing how to create a transparent color mask and how to use the Chain Extrude tool.

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Landscape Special Interest Group March 2018 am

In this session, we covered how using plant sizes from the Plant Definition can affect your work flow differently than using a custom plant size, constructed a pergola with framing members, made a mono-pitch roof for the pergola, and set up a Framing Member report for our pergola.

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Interactive Workshops March 2018 – Back to Basics – Worksheets

Worksheets are like simple spreadsheets. They allow you to calculate and report information in your Vectorworks files. This is a powerful technique. It has been available in Vectorworks for many years.

You can use worksheets to find objects, report them, and do calculations on them. Worksheets are a very helpful part of Vectorworks.

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SST_1803 – Back To Basics – Worksheets

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1803 – Worksheets

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Getting Started Special Interest Group February 2018

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In this session, we looked at some basic concepts in 3D modeling, covered how to speed things up with the numeric keypad and other key combinations, discussed the floating datum and texture mapping, and showed how to turn a 3D object into a symbol.

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