This was the second session for the May BIM Special Interest Group. There was only one attendee, so he was able to guide the direction of the session. We look at worksheets and creating a window schedule.
Window Schedule – Creating a report that shows all the windows.
Door Schedule – Creating a report that shows all the doors.
Adding Additional information to Windows – You can attach additional information to window for the window schedule.
Adding Additional information to Doors – You can attach additional information to doors for the door schedule.
Inserting Doors and Windows Accurately – Inserting the Doors and Windows in 3D is fast and fun, but not accurate. This is a fast and accurate way to insert doors and windows.
Editing a Symbol – If you make your windows and doors into symbols, you have to be able to edit them.
Saving a Window As a Symbol – You can save your windows as symbols, this makes it easy to repeat them.
Inserting Windows in 3D – Standard Insertion – This is a fast and easy way to insert windows.
Window Settings – Create the Windows you want. There are several settings you can adjust.
Inserting Doors in 3D – Standard Insertion – You can place the doors into the walls in 3D. It is a quick way to place the doors.
Door Settings – Create the Doors you want. There are several settings you can adjust.
Quick Doors and Windows – You can easily make the spaces into walls with a command. It needs some editing after, but it is still quick.
When you’re using a standard window in Vectorworks you can create a window that shows that it has been demolished, and that it has an area of proposed wall to go with it.
If you use the standard door object in Vectorworks, it allows you to create a non-standard door. However, there are a few steps you need to go through in order to make this happen. In this example I show 3D model of a door with a chamfer cut off the corner. But you could also use the same technique to create doors that Vectorworks does not support, for example bi-folding doors with five leaves.
Door and Window Improvements – I was recently working on a project where I had to make similar changes to over 40 windows. The challenge is, that if you choose more than one window, the Settings… button on the Object Info palette is no longer selectable. This means that you have to make the changes to each window individually.
Clip Cube – The Clip Cube is a new navigation feature in Vectorworks 2013. If you have a large project, for example an urban design project, when you create an isometric or perspective view, you sometimes have too much information.
This is the movie from the BIM Special Interest Group, May 2012, creating a BIM workflow, part 2