You can create your room finish schedule at any time. If you want to reformat your report, there is no advantage in doing it earlier. The room finish schedule will be linked to the spaces in your design. This means that you can update your room finish report at any time.
On a large project you might start off with the walls already created rather than having just a few spaces. In this situation you will have to create several spaces and the quickest way to assign the finishes will be to create all the spaces first, then select the spaces that have the same finishes and assign them all at the same time.
You can create spaces without walls by just drawing with the Space tool. This allows you to create a conceptual model quickly.
You can use the space preferences to assign the most common finishes to your spaces and you can use the preferences to add any of the required finishes to the file for later use.
Having put so much effort into your room finish schedule, it would be very productive if you could save this in the library and use it on any project. Vectorworks allows you to do this if you export the worksheet to your User Folder.
The most effective way of creating spaces is to go through the space object preferences first and set these to suit your drawing style. If you don’t do this, you will find that it is a lot of work to go back through your spaces to change the graphic style to suit your drawing style.
On larger projects it can be a challenge to create a list of all the rooms and their finishes. This manuals looks at using the Vectorworks Space object to control the room finishes and create reports of the finishes. Another manual (1404 Introduction to Space Objects) looked at the basic concept of space objects, what they are, how to create them, and how to set their preferences. If you are not familiar with space objects, you should start with that manual. To report the information from the spaces, you will be using worksheets. Vectorworks will easily create the required worksheets for you, but if you want to understand how to control the worksheet in detail, refer to the manual on worksheets (1405 Back to Basics – Worksheets).
On larger projects it can be a challenge to create a list of all the rooms and their finishes. This manual looks at using the Vectorworks Space object to control the room finishes and create reports on the finishes.
Creating the Room Finish Report – There is a command to make the report easily.
Assigning Finishes to the Spaces – You need to assign finishes to the spaces, and you can edit the finishes to suit your project.
Creating Spaces – You have to use spaces to create a finish schedule. Here you can see spaces being created from the walls.
Vectorworks can create a schedule of the finishes in each room for a project. In order to do this, Vectorworks uses spaces to record the information about each room, meaning that you have to place a space in each room in order to assign the room finishes to it. Continue reading
Creating the Room Finish Schedule – You can create the room finish schedule at any time. But it makes more sense to create the room finish schedule after most of the spaces have had their finishes assigned.
Assigning Room Finishes – At last we can assign room finishes to our spaces. The preparation work means that you will not have to go back and correct the spaces when you start assigning the room finishes.
Assigning Room Names – Once you have created all of your spaces you can then go to each space and name it. Vectorworks does not automatically name the spaces in the way that you want.
Placing Spaces in a Plan – If you do not have walls already drawn, then you can use spaces to create your plan. You can use rectangle mode, polygon mode, or the paint pot to create the plan.
Creating Spaces – Because the room finish schedule is created from spaces, you have to create the spaces first. The space object in Vectorworks is designed to record the number, the zone, the name, and so on of each space.