In the session we looked at dimension standards and site modifiers. In particular the attendees want to look at the differences between existing and proposed terrain. Dimension standards are useful because they can control the look of your dimensions, giving you just the look that you require while site modifiers are important for modifying existing or proposed terrain.
Interactive dimensioning – you can use associative dimensions to move walls.
Creating Custom Dimension Standards – Custom dimension styles can be used instead of the standard dimensions. This allows you to create a dimension style that you like.
Creating Your Own Dimension Standard – Creating your own dimension standard allows you set up a dimension standard that suits your company. You might like longer lines, heavier lines and so on.
Moving Dimension Lines – Dimensions can be modified easily, to move the position of a dimension line, to change its location in relation to the drawing, and to change the dimension text relative to the dimension lines.
Constrained Dimensions – Dimensions that are orthoginal on the page.
This is the movie from the second session Landmark Special Interest Group, August 2012. We are looking at starting a template file and simple drawing techniques.
This is the movie from the first session Landmark Special Interest Group, August 2012. We are looking at starting a project from the beginning, looking at how to get started.
Dimensions. Dimension values will depend on how you create the objects. If you create the objects accurately then they will dimension accurately.
Creating Associative Dimensions is important, because it links the dimension to the object.
When I draw in Vectorworks I like to keep the scale of the design layer at about the same as the scale of the viewports that I will be creating. This has come about from using Vectorworks for a long time, way before we had viewports, when the only way to create drawings with different scales was to use different layers with the correct scale.
Dim Text Tools in Vectorworks Australia and New Zealand.
With out text and dimensions, your drawings are pretty sad. Annotation is a fundamental part of drawing. Annotation is more than just putting text and dimensions on the drawing, although I will be covering this to make sure you are doing it correctly, there are note tools, tools to store a database of notes and tools for labeling.
Moving dimensions, using the 2D selection tool and using nudge.
Moving a Dimension Line. Dimensions can be modified easily. To move the position of a dimension line, to change its location in relation to the drawing.