Vectorworks Tips 452 – Workflows – Title Blocks

Your workflow is the way that you work, the way that you use a tool or technique and then move on to the next tool or technique. As Vectorworks changes and updates every year, you need to keep an eye on your workflows to ensure that you are using the latest and most efficient methods.

Take title blocks as an example. You might be used to the old way of using title blocks, where you selected the tool, double clicked in the drawing area, and the title block was placed and became the graphic design that you required.


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cadmovie_1607-09 – From 2D To BIM – Part 9

Creating A Title Block – Now that we have arranged the viewports on a sheet layer, we can add a title block. There are two tools that we can use for this: Sheet Border or VAA Title Block. If you are using the NZ/Aust version of Vectorworks, use the VAA Title Block. If you are using the international version of Vectorworks, use the Sheet Border tool.

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Architect Special Interest Group January 2016 (am)


Topics covered:

  • title block (sheet border)
  • creating a custom title block   9:05
  • stair tool   30:34
  • stair max/min settings   30:54
  • custom stair   37:02
  • import symbol library to Resource Browser favorites 46:48
  • removing Resource Browser favorites 50:30

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Landmark_073 Special Interest Group May (pm) 2015

This session looked at creating a custom sheet border (Title Block). We started with a simple custom title block for the sheep border. We looked at the options on the object info palette to edit the border, edit the scale of the title block, edit the text on the title block, and so on.

Then we looked at editing the symbol that controls the title block. There are some parts of the title block symbol that are designed to be static (don’t change) and some parts that are designed to be dynamic (change for each drawing and revision). Care has to be taken when editing or deleting these parts of the symbol. Finally, we added to the title block to remove parts that are not required and we also removed these from the record format and dialog box that controls the text on the title block.

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Landmark_SIG_073 Special Interest Group May (pm) 2015

Screenshot 2015-05-23 at 15.54.05In this session we built a custom title block that would work with the Sheet Border tool. The easiest way to do this is to is to start with the Sheet Border tool, choose the title block symbol that is the closest to your preferred title block, then use the Resource Browser to edit the symbol. There are some things that are easy to change, some things that you should edit and some parts that you should not delete. If you use one of the Custom Title blocks you will find that it is very flexible, you can even edit the dialog box that controls the title block information.

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BIM_SIG_050 Architect Special Interest Group July 2014 (pm)

2014-09-24_10-00-46In this session we discussed what types of things you should put in your template file, what types of things should you put your default content, title blocks (particularly the Vectorworks Architect Australia/New Zealand title block) and line types. Continue reading