Getting Started Special Interest Group November 2018

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In this session, we talked about what information to put in a viewport annotation window, showed how to use the Detail-Callout Marker tool, how to create a roof and work with intersecting roofs, and how to use Vectorworks from a SketchUp point of view, and demonstrated drawing from one Multiple View Pane to another.

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Architect Special Interest Group November 2018

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In this session, we talked about the lack of detail on Vectorworks doors, demonstrated how to create a workgroup reference file, discussed the zooming in and out issue, covered using Multiple View Panes, as well as the Section-Elevation Marker tool and the Data Tag tool, and discussed some Stair tool oddities.

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Architect Special Interest Group October 2018

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In this session, we discussed creating trusses, using the class visibility options, getting an object that spans two floors to show up on both floor plans, using the new Tag tool, and using the Reference Marker and Section-Elevation Marker tools instead of the Tag tool in some situations.

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Architect Special Interest Group September 2018

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In this session, we explored a problem that someone was having with the Create Interior Elevation Viewport command and then covered several new features in Vectorworks 2019: filters, the Extends Before Cut Plane setting for sections, the option to turn a Clip Cube view into a section viewport, the horizontal section, the Data Tag tool, and textures from the mtextur website.

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Getting Started

Getting Started

These movies are for you to learn the basic concepts of Vectorworks. If you are new to Vectorworks, these movies will help enormously. Watch the movie all the way through and take notes. Then move the course video to another monitor if you have one. Play the movie and carry out the steps to complete the exercise, stopping and starting the movie as necessary. When you have finished the exercise, watch the movie again.

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Worksheets

 

What Is a Worksheet?

Worksheets are like simple spreadsheets. Worksheets allow you to calculate and report information from 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 the objects that have been found.

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SST_1810 – What’s New in Vectorworks 2019

1810 What’s New in Vectorworks 2019

Each year, Vectorworks releases its new version. It usually has a huge number of new or improved features, and this year is no different. It can be difficult to separate features from benefits. Just because it is a new feature, it does not mean that you will find it useful. In this manual, we will be looking at the most important features and how they will benefit you.

Following along from other years, there is a table that shows the needs, the features and the benefits of the new Vectorworks version. As in previous years, I will not be detailing every improvement, just the essential ones.

It is typical for Vectorworks to introduce a multitude of small updates that will really speed your workflow. These small updates might not be one of the major features listed below, but they can still dramatically improve your productivity.

The other manuals this year have contained beginner, intermediate, and advanced sections. This strategy doesn’t work very well in covering these improvements, so the manual will follow the sections listed in the table.

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Vectorworks 2019 Courses Now Available

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I am pleased to announce that I have completely updated and expanded courses for Vectorworks 2019:

Foundation Course

The purpose of this course is to teach you the basic concepts of Vectorworks. It is tempting to try to avoid these basic concepts, but these are the ones that make you truly effective in Vectorworks. It is tempting to try to avoid this course, but going to a more advanced one would be a mistake. This is the course you need if you really want to use Vectorworks well. It is important to work through each movie and exercise. You might not understand why you are learning a specific technique—but trust me—to maximize the potential of Vectorworks you will need to learn each one. I know that you want to progress as quickly as possible—we all want that! I have taught thousands of people Vectorworks by using the manual that this course is based on. They have become skilled at using Vectorworks by working through these exercises.

Video run time: over 8 hrs of video

Vectorworks Building Information Modeling (Architect) 2019

Many people talk about BIM these days—it is a powerful way to create drawings. This course is an introduction to using Building Information Modeling with Vectorworks Architect. It is designed to teach you BIM concepts and how to use Vectorworks Architect so that you can be more productive. All of this has been brought together in a concise course.

Through the course, you will complete a simple two-story project that will teach you the basics of BIM. We will start with first principles and then construct a Building Model step by step so that we can create plans, sections, and elevations. We will progress through modeling the site, generating solar studies, rendering 3D views, creating internal room elevations, and constructing details.

Video run time: over 11 hrs of video