n the past we have never had symbols that you can scale. If you wanted a symbol of a different size, you would have to have used a different symbol. With Vectorworks 2011, there are two new options.
A Ceiling is Still a Slab. Walls and slabs will work together, so it is important to create wall styles and slab styles that play nicely. If you try to mix untested wall and slab styles, you will get incorrect results.
Slabs are new. Brand new. You can use the slab on its own, or you can make the slab work with your walls. Making the slabs work with your walls is a huge improvement over the old floor object.
Extract Tool. This tool has been around for a while, but it has a new very powerful feature. It can now create planar objects from a 3D object or model. This may not sound like much, but when you combine this with the planar graphics, it is a huge improvement.
Planar Objects. This is a big change. It will change the way you draw, and it will change the way you think about your drawings. Calling a rectangle 2D will not make sense with planar graphic, because a rectangle can be on any 3D plane.
Assigning a Text Style to Other Objects. Many of the annotation objects can accept text styles. You drag and drop the text style onto the object, and the text style is assigned to an object. Be careful with this, not all object accept text styles, nor use all the settings.
Assigning a Text Style to a Dimension Standard. You can link a text style to a dimension standard. This means that you can have control over the text size and font for all the dimensions in the drawing. If you want different dimensions to have different sizes for the text, create different dimension standards.
Changing The Text Style. After you have created a block of text, you can change the text style.
Assigning a Text Style to a Text Object. There are a few ways to assign the text style to your text. You can assign the text before you create the text (default text style), or you can assign the text style after you have created the text.
Editing a Text Style. The easiest way to edit a text style is to use the Resource Browser.
Creating a Text Style. You can use the Format Text… command to create a text style, or you can use the Resource Browser. A text style is a resource, and it will show up in the Resource Browser. That is why you can copy the text style from document to document and access them from a library.