Editing the script of the Brace Object to add the bracing you want.
When you start to use Vectorworks, you see all the tools and then you start to use them. You often wonder why the tools are made that way and what can you do change the tools.
Editing the parameters on the Brace Object.
Editing the Default class for a Plug-in.
Did you know you can make your own custom tools. It’s rather easy if you know how…
VectorWorks works really well, but if you edit the workspace, and customise the arrangement of the tools and menus you can work faster and happier. We will learn how to edit the workspace and add commands to the right mouse button.
The most simple tools to create are the Custom Selection and the Custom Tool/Attribute tools. They are really easy to make and can be edited easily to suit you.
VectorScript can be used to make relatively simple commands such as drawing a line of a particular line style. VectorScript can also be used to create complex things like Julian Carr’s Windoor manager. An example of a local object is the Height to Boundary Object. This object will create a 2d/3d object that you can change by typing into the Object Info Palette. This object uses only 48 lines of code.
As well as customizing your menus, you can also customize your tool palettes. If you remove the tools that you do not use, and you make the tools you do use easy to find, you will become faster at Vectorworks, and you will also enjoy using it more.
Contextual menus appear when you right-mouse click on an object, or when you right-mouse click on the drawing area away from the objects. If you are using a one-button Macintosh mouse, use Control+click. Edit the context menus the same as you would the other menus, but add stuff that you use a lot, it will make you faster at Vectorworks.
To make menus easier to read you should add a separator to your menus. The separator allows you to divide your menu into readable chunks.
Your workspace might have several commands that you do not want to use. You can remove any commands that are no longer useful.
If you add a keyboard shortcut to your menu items, you can then usual keyboard to activate the command. This makes a lot quicker to activate regularly used commands.
After you have added a menu to your workspace, you can add commands to that menu.
You can add menus to your Vectorworks Workspace to make it easier to find the menu items you are looking for.
Workspaces is Vectorworks’ way of describing the combination of menus and tool palettes. When you start Vectorworks you get two workspaces, the standard Workspace and the Workspace for your profession.
The program as it comes out of the box is designed by someone else, it was not designed by you. They have made assumptions about the way they think you will work. They could be wrong, there could be better ways for you to work. Customising VectorWorks is a way that you can change the program to suit you. The aim is to make VectorWorks easier, faster and more enjoyable to use.