Applying Hatches – You can use the Resource Browser to find a hatch and then either double click on the hatch in the Resource Browser or drag the hatch to the object.
Hatches – Hatches are a series of lines that represent a material. This could be a series of lines that looks like brick, or tiles.
Graphic Attributes – How to apply graphic attributes, such as line weight, hatching, image fills and graphic symbols to a drawing.
Finding Resources – You can look for resources in the current file, or anywhere on your computer.
Exporting Resources – You can export resources from the current file to a library, or to another file.
Creating a Symbol Folder – If you have a lot of symbols in the Resource Browser, they are easier to find if you have folders for them.
Changing the Viewing Options on the Resource Browser – You can change the way resources are shown on the Resource Browser.
Attaching a Library to the Browser – One of the useful features of the Resource Browser is the ability to look into other files and use their resources.
What is the Resource Browser? – The Resource Browser is used to browse for the objects that VectorWorks calls resources so that you can use them in your drawings. Resources can be hatches, gradients, images, textures, symbols, Plug-In objects, wall styles, worksheets and so on.
Data – The Data Pane allows you to attach database information to an object and edit that information.
Shape – This part of the Object Info palette shows all the shape information the shape information.
Constrain Tangent – The is really useful for making sure that you are drawing tangent to an arc or circle. When you need it, there is no substitute for this. There are not options, the constraint is either turned on or off.
Smart Edge – When you need to be parallel to objects, or offset from a line or polygon, this is the constraint to use.
Snap To Distance – The Snap to Distance constraint has options that can be changed.
Smart Points – The Smart Points are really useful and it is one of the constraints that you should keep on all the time.
Constrain Angle – This is one of the useful ones, but make sure you set your preferences for it.
Snap To Object – If you do not use Snap to Object, you can’t snap on to anything. This one is really useful.
Snap to Grid – Use this when you want to draw using a grid system. Turn if off when you do not need it.
Clip – This tool can be used to clip nearly all selected objects.
Split Tool – This tool is for more than just splitting some lines.