Architect Special Interest Group December 2016 (am)

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In this session we looked at referencing a DXF/DWG file into a project. Referencing means that if the file is updated, it will automatically be imported when you open the file again. Then we looked at the callout tool and in particular, how to use it with the notes database, creating door and window elevations, and a discussion about using symbols with story levels to control elevation.

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cadmovie1605_03 – Project Sharing – Referencing DXF/DWG Files

Referencing DXF/DWG Files – Import the drawing from the consultant. Check it for accuracy. Then reference the consultant drawing to your project.

When you get a revised drawing, import it into a new document and save it with the same name as the old consultant’s drawing, overwriting the old file. When you open your drawings, you will see the new work from the consultant. This will allow you to easily update your drawings.

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cadmovie1605_02 – Project Sharing – Referencing PDF Files

Referencing PDF Files – As with image files, PDF files can be drag-and-dropped into a Vectorworks file, or you can use the Import PDF… command. In either case when you import a PDF file, you have the choice of whether to import the file directly or whether to reference the file.

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cadmovie1605_01 – Project Sharing – Referencing Image Files

Referencing Image Files – When you import an image file you can choose to have the image file placed directly in the drawing, or you can choose to reference the image file. Why would you prefer one method over the other?

If you are working with others and they are updating the images files, referencing the image files would allow you to update the images files easily.

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Interactive Workshops May 2016 (1605) – Project Sharing

Cover ImageSome projects need more than one person to work on them. Maybe the project is large, maybe the deadline is short, but either way, you need more than one person on the project.

Normally, you can only have one person working on the file at a time. So, you could divide the file up of the pots, you could divide the file open to parts that you can reference, we could set up a system that shared all of the information. Either way, it is all about sharing information on the project – Project Sharing.

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SST_1605 – Project Sharing

Cover ImageThe manual for Project sharing is now available in first draft.

Some projects need more than one person to work on them. Maybe the project is large, maybe the deadline is short, but either way, you need more than one person on the project. Normally, you can only have one person working on the file at a time. So, you could divide the file into parts, you could divide the file into parts that you can reference, or you could set up a system that shared all of the information. Either way, it is all about sharing information on the project – Project Sharing.

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BIM_SIG_033 Special Interest Group November 2013

Continuing on with the multi-unit project. In this session we wanted to link 3 house files to the site model. As well as that, we want to be able to create a plan of the site showing the roof plans, and a site plan showing the ground floor plans.

It is tricky to create the two plans because we use Design Layer Viewports to link the plans to the site model, but then you lose global control over the layers you need to show.

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cadmovie825 – Referencing Image Files Part 3

Referencing PDF Files. As with image files, PDF files can be drag-and-drop onto a Vectorworks drawing, or you can use the Import PDF… command. In either case when you import a PDF file, you have the choice of whether to import the file directly or whether to reference the file.

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Referencing for Productivity

Referencing seems like a big complex topic, but referencing can be easy to use, and can be very productive if you understand it. I often use referencing to bring in PDF files from consultants or for large areas of text. In simple terms, referencing is when you link external files to your current Vectorworks file.

 

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Referencing is where you link your current file to another Vectorworks file, image file, or PDF file. You use referencing to bring in the information you want, allowing you to split the workload with other people. It is also a good way to keep consultants work separate from yours.

Many people do not understand referencing, but it is very useful. The other day I taught a client to use referencing to link a survey file and a shape file from two different sources. Not only did the two files have origins, but for some reason, they had been rotated. Using a reference allows the client to import more shape files and see the information on the survey file accurately.

Other clients need to have more than one person working on a project. Referencing is how you do that.

There are four sessions for subscribers, at different times to suit different time zones, but the sessions all cover the same information, so you only need to attend one session.

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