1701_03 – Resource Manager – Advanced Techniques

The previous movie looked at the basic concepts of the Resource Manager and this movie looks at slightly more advanced topics, topics that are suitable for an intermediate user. In this movie we will be looking at duplicating, renaming, importing, exporting, and managing resources.

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1701_02 – Resource Manager – Intermediate Techniques

The previous movie looked at the basic concepts of the Resource Manager and this movie looks at slightly more advanced topics, topics that are suitable for an intermediate user. In this movie we will be looking at duplicating, renaming, importing, exporting, and managing resources.

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1701_01 – Resource Manager – Introduction

The Resource Manager is an extremely important part of your Vectorworks interface. It allows you to look for resources (hatches, line styles, wall styles, plants,  et cetera). So it’s important that we understand how to use it because it is will make you more efficient and improve your productivity.

The Resource Manager palette that you see on your screen is just one part of the total concept. Vectorworks uses the Resource Manager for many objects and tools to allow you to find the resources that you need when you use that tool.

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cadmovie_1610-17 – What’s New In Vectorworks 2017 – Part 17

Save Column – There haven’t been a lot of changes to the column object, except for the ability to save a column. This is not the same as the object styles for doors and windows, but it does improve your ability to  reuse columns on several projects.

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cadmovie_1610-16 – What’s New In Vectorworks 2017 – Part 16

Delete 3D Wall Peaks – For a long time we have been able to fit our walls to 3D geometry. The downside is that you end up with a wall that has peaks. While it has been easy to add these peaks it has always been troublesome to remove them, and now we have a method.

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cadmovie_1610-12 – What’s New In Vectorworks 2017 – Part 12

Property Line – There have been many requests to make the Property Line more flexible. Vectorworks have been listening and they have improved the Property Line to make it much more flexible. You can set the units on the segments, choose which segments are annotated, etc. 

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cadmovie_1610-11 – What’s New In Vectorworks 2017 – Part 11

Drawing Labels and Numbers In Viewports – This might seem like a small thing, but it means that all of your view ports now follow the same strategy for having labels when you create them, and being able to edit the label name and number without having to enter the viewport.

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cadmovie_1610-10 – What’s New In Vectorworks 2017 – Part 10

Data Visualization – When we draw objects, we quite often add information to the objects using Record Formats. These record formats allow you to attach information and this information can be used to change the look of your objects.

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cadmovie_1610-05 – What’s New In Vectorworks 2017 – Part 5

Plug-in Styles (Doors And Windows) – The new Plug-in Styles is an interesting concept that is a cross between a symbol and a plug in object. The purpose is to allow you to control parts of these plug-in objects while maintaining overall control for other parts.

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cadmovie_1610-04 – What’s New In Vectorworks 2017 – Part 4

Story Support (Symbols) – When you place a symbol in a design, you can choose the elevation of that symbol. But you might have a situation where you want most of the symbols to be at the same elevation. If this was the case you could set the elevation of the objects as you create the symbol. But on another project you might want to use the same symbol but vary the height. Story support the symbols allows you to connect the elevation of the symbols to a level of your story. This would allow you to control the symbols by a level, but you might have a different elevation on each story of the building.

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cadmovie_1610-03 – What’s New In Vectorworks 2017 – Part 3

Structural Member – This is a brand-new tool. The structural member tool is designed to be an intelligent object that will know when it joins another structural object. One way of thinking about this is that it’s like walls for structural members, so that when you move a column, the connected beams will move as well. You can join beams to columns and beams to beams.

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