Why You Should Draw In 3D, Using BIM

Why draw in 3D (BIM)? I often hear people say that I will learn the 2D first and then I’ll think about the 3D. The reality is that if you start by learning to use Buildling Information Modeling, as you build your models, you will also be creating your drawings. If the model changes, you can update the drawings with a click. You could call this an introduction to BIM.

I recently saw several customers that are using 2D only for their contract documentation. Some were not using viewports and none of them were using worksheets. Vectorworks has a fantastic ability to attach information to objects and report this information.

I truely believe that building the model seems harder, but the drawings are much quicker to create, and if you have to make any changes, the drawings are much, much quicker to update.

My workshop manual and webinar topic for July is how to make this transition from 2D to 3D. If you are a subscriber, book now…

 

Landmark_SIG_061 Special Interest Group November (am) 2014

In this session we covered site modelling and how to create logs and rocks using the 3D tools. The site modelling part of this session covered a lot of detail about creating and modifying a site model, from importing the data, converting the data to 3D contours, creating the alterations to the site model, and rendering the scene. A user that attended this session wanted to create a school playground using a site model so that the changes to the site could be shown to the client.

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Vectorworks Tip #108 – 3D Modelling – Working Plane Palette

Vectorworks has a working planes palette that you can access from the Window > Palettes menu. This palette can be used to save, delete and activate working planes. But you don’t have to use this palette. You can access and recall all the working planes from the Active Plane menu.