Novedge Webinar #90: An Introduction to BIM in Vectorworks 2014 with Jonathan Pickup

Many users are unaware of Vectorworks’ built in BIM capabilities. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a huge topic, particularly in the UK where by 2016, all government projects will require it in some form. Jonathan Pickup of ArchonCAD aims to awaken your senses with this revealing presentation.The webinar demonstrates with a simple project, how quickly one can draw a two-story building with walls and furniture to create building plans, sections, and elevations. Many of these concepts are achievable with older versions, however, let Jonathan show you what tweaks and enhancements in the new Vectorworks Architect 2014 can make your workflow even faster than before.The webinar is free and lasts about about 1 hour, including the Q & A session.

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epodcast165 – Creating a Non-Standard Door

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.

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cadmovie867 – What’s New in Vectorworks 2013 – Part 17

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.

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cadmovie856 – What’s New in Vectorworks 2013 – Part 6

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.

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