A site model is a 2D and 3D representation of a mathematical model that is based on 3D data. In simple terms, a site model is a 3D digital version of your site. You can use it for visualization, solar studies, cut and fill calculations, and much more. These sessions look at importing information and using that information to create the site models.
A site model is a 2D and 3D representation of a mathematical model that is based on 3D data. In simple terms, a site model is a 3D digital version of your site. You can use it for visualization, solar studies, cut and fill calculations, and much more.
In this session, we briefly looked at counting impermeable surfaces, showed how to work with stepped site modifiers on a site model, and created a fence with columns instead of posts.
In this session, we looked at retaining walls again. We used a site modifier in contour mode to create a straight retaining wall. We then adjusted the grade limits to change the retaining wall into a battered slope between the two levels of the garden, adding rocks, steps, and a landscape area with plants to go around the rocks.
In this session, we looked at creating a retaining wall area, selecting model snapshots, cut and fill calculations, site model sections, creating pads from grade limits, and creating grade limits from pads.
In this session, we looked at a landscape plan that included plans and 3D views. We looked in detail at how we could create the drawing, how we should use design layers and classes, and how these relate to landscape drawings, creating a site model, and detailing.
The previous section was all about beginner topics, which everyone should know. This section is all about the intermediate topics that you will need to know in order to create your drawings from the 3D model.
This section will be about how the 3D parts of the design work.
In this session we looked at site modifies on a particular we looked at site modify conflicts. There are different reasons why site modifies might conflict with each other and we created examples where we could look at these problems and what the result was on the site model. In general terms if you have a site modify conflict you will not get an accurate site model. While this might not look too bad, it may cause errors in your cut and fill calculations.
In this session we continued with our Getting Started sessions for landscape. We looked at site models, site modifies, adding retaining walls, adding missing models and adding hardscape areas.
In this session we looked at using Vectorworks to create the constraints on our site plan. Initially we looked at how to do this without creating a site model then we looked at creating a site model and using this to create solar studies sections and our constraints on our site.
In this session we looked at creating a site model, creating site modifies, roads, site model snapshot, and site modifies.
In this session we continued our series on moving from a 2D only workflow to a 3D workflow. We looked at creating a site model, creating a texture bed to show the area of the site, creating massing models, and drawing a simple house.
This session was the first of many that we have planned to cover how to get started in Landscape 3D. There will be several sessions that will follow on from this, this session is just the start.
In this session we tested several methods to see if it was possible to use a subdivision surface for site modifying (it was).
- 00:22 Import DXF/DWG files using Import Single DXF/DWG, looking at the Import Location options to centre the file on the drawing area
- 07:58 Referencing the DXF/DWG file rather than importing directly – what the advantages and disadvantages are
- 15:22 Moving the page area to line up with the imported file.
- 16:25 Rather than moving the page – move the referenced DXF/DWG file, so when you update the reference, it will stay in the same location, and you can crop the reference file to suit
- 22:00 How to convert to the next reference DXF/DWG when it has a different name
- 23:49 Importing the planting layer from another file and moving out to line up with the reference file
- 29:00 The manual on Project Sharing covers (SST_1605) covers referencing.
- 29:33 Sending your file to a consultant using DXF/DWG
- 34:40 Sending your file to another Vectorworks user and binding in the reference files
- 38:22 Locating the Project Sharing manual on the archoncad website
- 40:25 Creating a fence symbol to place along a boundary and how to make this follow the site model using Send to Surface
- 51:45 In NZ and Australia you can use the Draw Handrail tool to create a fence that follows the site model.
There can be a real challenge linking a building to a site. Site plans are normally drawn with North straight up the page, building plans are normally drawn so that they are orthogonal on the page which doesn’t match the orientation of the project on site.
Many uses believe that the only place that you should store site modifiers is on the same layer as the site model. While this works very well, it is not the only place that you can locate your site modifiers. The site model settings dialog box allows you to choose where site modifiers can be located. They can be on the same layer as the site model, on any layer, on visible layers, or you can select which layers you want to put your site modifiers on.
in this session we looked at options for exporting a model for a client (using cloud services and 3D PDF), how to line up a mode with the site plan, creating a site model snapshot, and site model errors.
- 00:00 site modelling
- 03:04 polyline and polygon smoothing
- 06:59 creating a site model
- 08:32 rendering options
- 13:04 default content (plants)
- 18:49 image prop plants
- 20:40 VB visual plant objects
- 24:00 plant default settings
- 30:11 solar studies
- 33:58 massing model
- 40:03 hatches