If you use wall styles, it is very fast to change the walls from one style to the other. Replacing Walls. This allows you to copy the walls from one layer and then replace the wall style to get a completely different wall, but one that lines up with the walls above. This can make it extremely fast to create your foundation drawings. Watch the movie to see how it’s done.
In this meeting all we looked at was walls, Wall Styles, and assigning textures to wall. There are a lot of places for you to assign textures to walls, so the first part of the meeting is looking at those. The movie finishes with the best and easiest place to assign your textures.
When you are drawing your walls, it is important that you create the walls to the correct dimensions. There is a method in Vectorworks to allow you to create the walls based on the structural component of the wall rather than the overall wall size.
In this session the users wanted to look at inserting windows in a round wall. This was an issue that I saw on a user forum. In this session we looked at the Vectorworks window briefly but spend most of the time looking at a custom window.
One of my clients was asking about drawing a stone capping on a wall. There are two ways to deal with this, drawing a 2D plan view, or correctly modeling the stone capping in 3D. This applies to more than just a stone capping, it applies to any wall that has a capping on it.
Walls With Different Heights – You can have walls with different heights, and you can have walls for different floor levels on the same layer.
Exporting Wall Styles To The Wall Style Library – Save your walls styles to the wall style library, then you can use them on every project.
Drawing Proposed Walls – After you have created a wall style, you can draw the walls quickly.
Drawing Demolished Walls – After you have created a wall style, you can draw the walls quickly.
Drawing Foundation Walls – When you have the wall style you can draw the foundation walls.
Creating Foundation Wall Style – Wall styles make it fast to draw walls with various heights, widths and components. You need wall styles for walls and foundations.
Interactive dimensioning – you can use associative dimensions to move walls.
Dimension Exterior Walls – Vectorworks has the utility to dimension all the exterior walls. If you choose your settings correctly this can be really useful at an early stage of the design process.
Drawing Existing Walls – After you have created a wall style, you can draw the walls quickly.
Creating Existing Wall Style – When you are drawing a renovation project you need to draw the existing walls and the demolished walls. Use A wall style for each type of wall.
Creating Walls from Your Model – You can easily make the spaces into walls by tracing around them.
In previous versions of Vectorworks, you were unable to tell Vectorworks where in the wall you should put the wall framing.
Wall Sculpting – Wall Projection – You can use the wall projection add a 3D shape into a wall. The wall stays as a wall, so you can still insert doors and windows into the wall.
Wall Sculpting – Wall Recess – You can use the wall recess to cut out a 3D shape from a wall. The wall stays as a wall, so you can still insert doors and windows into the wall.
Replacing Wall Styles – I often replace the wall style. For example, you might be drawing an existing building. If you wanted to show the demolished walls, just need to change the selected walls to the demolished wall style.