3D Modelling Special Interest Group – June 2014

Back to basics with this session. I often use a lot of 3D modelling techniques because I find them very efficient when it comes to creating my drawings. But sometimes I think that beginners get lost with my 3D modelling. In this session I decided to go back to basics and show why I think it’s important to use 3D modelling.

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SST_1401 – Introduction to BIM with Vectorworks

Cover ImageIntroduction to BIM – BIM (Building Information Modeling) is not just about drawings, it is about the way you create your design. BIM is not so much about the model as it is about the activity of Building Information Modeling (creating the 3D, creating information and making that information available to others).

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BIM_SIG_030 Special Interest Group September 2013

In this session we looked at a complex roof and how to deal with it. The trick is to break the roof into sections and deal with each section separately.

Part of this process uses the old Fit Walls to Roof… command which has now been renamed Fit Walls to Objects…

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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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epodcast 186 – What Use are the Attic Settings on a Roof?

I rarely use the attic settings on the roof object. Mainly because I cannot think of a good use for them. However, one of my subscribers is just pointed out that the attic settings are extremely useful for creating the walls of the right height inside the roof.

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BIM_SIG_021 Special Interest Group April 2013

In the session had only one attendee. Lucky for him, he was able to have one-on-one training as part of his subscription. His main area of problem was roofing. So in this session we looked at his roof challenges and how we can cope with them in Vectorworks.

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