Vectorworks Tip #192 – Text – Check Spelling – Worksheets

image001Check the spelling of your worksheets. When you select a worksheet you cannot use the right-click (contextual) menu to check the spelling. But you can go to Text on the menu bar and choose Check Spelling from there. This command checks for your worksheet looking for spelling mistakes. If it finds words that you know are spelled correctly but not in the dictionary, Vectorworks will show these words as misspelled. If you add these words to your dictionary, Vectorworks will use them from now on.

BIM_SIG_049 Architect Special Interest Group July 2014 (am)

2014-09-23_15-11-23Continuing on with last month’s project, we looked at using Vectorworks’ Wall Framer, creating a truss roof, adding a new tool to Vectorworks, creating a truss roof using a 3D object and adding prices to materials to get a total cost.

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BIM_SIG_047 Architect Special Interest Group June 2014 (am)

2014-09-01_12-11-21This was a session that started to look at reporting materials. Starting with simple walls, we looked at how to report the areas and materials from them. Then we created more complex walls and looked at how to report the different materials from the walls.

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Landmark_SIG_048 Special Interest Group May (am) 2014

This session looked mainly at the plant database, planting, databases and worksheets.

Vectorworks is very powerful when it come to reporting and scheduling, but before you can use these concepts, you have to understand what they mean.

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Interactive Workshops May 2014 – Back to Basics – Worksheets

Worksheets allow you count and schedule items in Vectorworks. For example you can count all the trees in a site, schedule all the doors on a particular floor of a project, count up and schedule even find the weight of a bracket in a 3D model. Worksheets are an underused area of VectorWorks and this workshop should open your eyes about what you are able to do with them.

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SST_1405 – Back to Basics – Worksheets

Cover ImageWorksheets – Worksheets allow you count and schedule items in Vectorworks. For example, you can count all the trees on a site, schedule all the doors on a particular floor of a project, count up and schedule even find the weight of a bracket in a 3D model.

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BIM_SIG_041 Architect Special Interest Group March 2014 (am)

The purpose behind these special interest group meetings is to cover a range of topics that might be slowing down the attendees. In the session we looked at worksheets, how to put window so that it suits a stair landing, how to use layer colours, how to texture a floor and how to use the attic in a roof.

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cadmovie1031 – Introduction to BIM – Part 11

Reports – Another major benefit of BIM is the ability to create a multitude of reports, e.g. about objects, areas and many other data. Vectorworks has a built-in worksheet system that you can use to create these reports. If you have never seen the Vectorworks worksheeets before, I recommend you have a look at the manual Introduction to Worksheets.

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Landmark_SIG_039 Special Interest Group November 2013

In this session we looked at the Landscape Area tool. The Landscape Area tool is extremely useful when you are trying to plant large areas, if you try and create a budget plan, or if you trying to create a landscape concept plan. The tool has several options we looked at these options in this section.

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Most People Don’t Use the Power of Vectorworks

I was teaching some of my clients the other day and I mentioned being able to count the number of symbols in the plan. We were looking at the interior design of commercial projects. They were not aware that you could count all the symbols easily with worksheets. Counting the symbol is only the start though, there is so much more you can do. Continue reading

Landmark_SIG_026 Special Interest Group May 2013

This was the first session for the landmark special interest group. The users decided that they would like to learn more about worksheets, especially how to combine a worksheet that would count the planting, hardscape, and landscaped areas. If you do create this kind of worksheet it’s possible to save this in your library to make it available in every project.

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cadmovie857 – What’s New in Vectorworks 2013 – Part 7

Images in Worksheet cells – This is a technique I have been waiting a long time for. This is the ability for the worksheet to display images based on the selection criteria in the worksheet. For example, a picture of every Plant for the Plant counting worksheet. Or another example would be an elevation of every window in the window schedule.

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BIM_SIG_012 Special Interest Group October 2012

With the introduction of Detail Viewports in Vectorworks 2013, we are looking at how this will change the way you create your drawings. In this webinar we looked at how to create the new viewports, how they can be used, and how they might change the way you create your drawings.

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