SST_0910 – What’s New in Vectorworks 2010

I’ve been spending the last couple of months updating my Vectorworks manuals for 2010. I have several clients asking if they should upgrade to the new version of Vectorworks. If you are working on Vectorworks 12.5, then yes, upgrade right now. There are so many advances in Vectorworks since you last bought Vectorworks.

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cadmovie395 – New and Improved Parking Tools

The new Parking area tool makes it easier to fill in a whole car park. Instead of using several parking spaces, the Parking area is a polygon-based tool.  The Parking Along Path tool creates parking spaces along curved paths. You can place spaces on one side, or both sides of the curve.

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cadmovie390 – Insert symbol in Wall control

This is a preference for symbols. I’m really glad to see this, it allows you to choose, symbol by symbol, whether or not the symbol will insert into a wall. I know you can change this on the Tool Bar, but this is way quicker, and much better for a large office.

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cadmovie386 – Dimension Text Drag Support

Previously, you could only drag dimension text parallel to the dimension line. Now, the text for angular dimensions can be moved along the dimension curve and text for all other dimensions can be dragged in any direction, without affecting the dimension line location.

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cadmovie384 – Improved DXG/DWG Import

Improved DXF/DWG reference import support: xRefs are now imported as referenced design layer viewports (Design Series products) or layer links (Fundamentals). DXF/DWG import saved settings: Vectorworks have added a saved settings capability so you can recall saved sets of import options.

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cadmovie382 – Shortcut Support for Modification Tools

The Rotate, Mirror, Offset, and Move by Points tools don’t require you to pre-select the object you wish to modify, you can select the object as you use the tool by: ctrl+click (windows) command+click (macintosh) to select the object you want.

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