In this session, we constructed a shed, giving particular attention to the detailing—joists, bearers, piles, ridge beam, rafters, purlins, and roof lining.
In this session, we showed how to add 3D—whether a 3D model or an image prop—to plants that only have a 2D view, reviewed using the Callout tool and Notes Manager, and discussed changing Roadway station vertices.
In this session, we looked at how the layer plane, screen plane, and working plane work with 3D information and looked at sheet layers, particularly how to control or edit the sheet border symbol.
In this session, we first looked at the Automatic Working Plane and how to take advantage of instant push/pull features when constructing objects in a 3D view; then, we applied these techniques in building a pool.
In this session, we covered how to set the graphic style of various labels—such as Drawing Labels, Scale Bars, and Detail Callout Markers—and how to use the Curtain Wall tool to powerfully control curtain walls, which can be used for objects such as shop fronts, bay windows, and bookshelves.
In this session, we showed step-by-step how to have resources downloaded from the Vectorworks site show up in the Resource Manager and discussed issues regarding the Vectorworks Plant Database.
In this session, we looked at modeling a kidney-shaped subdivision model, controlling Auto Hybrids by using classes, creating semi-transparent trees as well as exploring the Vectorworks 2017 Railing/Fence Tool and highlighting a Downspout plug-in for Vectorworks.
In this session, we looked at how the Basic Tool set can help you to enhance your elevations and discussed how to use the Clip Cube to focus on a particular part of your project.
In this session, we looked at the Resource Manager in more detail and covered what things can be stored in a personal library file and what things should be saved in a template file.
In this session, we covered how to transfer Vectorworks resources from one computer to another, clarified several points from last month regarding the Callout Tool, discussed how settings work together to create complicated objects in WinDoor, and answered numerous questions regarding windows.
In this session, we looked at creating your own reports for counting planting, landscaping, and hardscaping in order to set up a materials and costs list. We found that some problems could only be solved by creating and attaching a Record Format to objects.
In this session, we looked at using 3D modeling to make various types of masonry blocks, how to make various arrays, and how to change their texture and color.
In this session, we looked at using the Send to Surface command to place landscaping on the surface of our site model and at how to change the rendering, lighting, and texture settings in order to offer the best rendering of our project.
In this session, we looked at bringing customized dimensions into a project from another file and at how to work with wall heights, including how to modify or remove wall peaks.
In this session, we looked at creating keynotes and legends with the Callout Tool, working with details, and how best to modify the shapes of simple details.
In this session, we looked at how to control objects with different working planes by using the Align Plane Tool, different methods for constructing countertops, and how to align callouts by using the Align/Distribute Leader Lines command.
I hear some users talk about setting the height of a wall. Even people that have been using Vectorworks for a while seem to be struggling with the new settings that control the top and bottom elevations of walls. The names of these settings have also changed; the top of the wall is now called the Top Bound, and the bottom elevation is called the Bottom Bound.
This exercise is to show you how to use the horizontal and vertical divisions to create an outcome such as, in this case, a wine rack.
The cabinet 3D object is often referred to as the Custom Cabinet. It uses a similar principle to the classic cabinet, but, instead of calling the divisions horizontal and vertical, they are known as boxes (horizontal) and columns (vertical).
InteriorCAD is a powerful addition to Vectorworks; but, if you do not understand the basic concepts, you could find the dialog boxes confusing.
In order to tell InteriorCAD where to put drawers and doors, you need to divide up the cabinet into what are called divisions. With the classic cabinet there are horizontal and vertical divisions, which you control by selecting an icon in the dialog box.