Next week the Vector-workout Subscription will be looking at site modeling in Vectorworks. Site modeling is a topic which many people seem to struggle with. I will be teaching the basic concepts of site modeling, and showing you how to get the best from site modeling without getting confused. It seems like a complicated subject, but it can be made simple.
Some users find it hard to understand how to get the source data into the file to create the site model. There are several ways to do this, and some are reasonably easy. The trick is to work methodically, and I have a few suggestions to make it easy, and as accurate as possible.
Once you have your site model, you can modify it. Some users do not how how easy the site model could be adjusted. There are several techniques you can use to modify the site model, and you can choose if these modify the existing site model, or a proposed site model.
To me, it is important to understand the concept of the site model and what its limitations are. If you understand the reasoning behind the site model and modifiers, you will be able to create a site model that closely resembles the terrain on your site.
Once you understand the concept behind site modeling, you should be able to create some fun areas quickly, like this stepped site with a ramp.
I have written a manual for this session which subscribers can now download from the subscriber website.
If you want to learn more about being a subscriber, you can find more information here.
If you would like to attend a short sharp training session on site modeling, you can find information about it here.