Architect Special Interest Group February 2017 (am)

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In this session, we created a recession plane, modified slab components to work with a brick-clad wall, modeled a slab edge, imported a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet into Vectorworks, changed the rendering of Gable Walls, and discussed how to transfer preferred settings from one section to another.

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Interactive Workshops February 2018 – Creating 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. These sessions look at importing information and using that information to create the site models.

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Landscape Special Interest Group April (pm) 2017

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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.

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Getting Started Special Interest Group April 2017

Gettting Started Special Interest Group April 2017

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.

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1702_02 – Creating Drawings for A Landscape Project – Intermediate Topics

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.

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Architect Special Interest Group February 2017 (pm)

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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.

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Getting Started Special Interest Group November 2016

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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.

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Landscape Special Interest Group September (am) 2016

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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.

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Landscape Special Interest Group June (am) 2016

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Topics Covered:
  • 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.

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Linking a Building to A Site Model

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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.

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Vectorworks Tip 424 – Where To Put Site Modifiers

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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.