SST_1301 – Layers and Classes

Design layers and classes are the two most important organising concepts that you need to understand in order to create drawings in Vectorworks. I still find some users are confused about when to use a layer and when to us a class to organise their drawings. I use three simple rules to decide when I need a new class, and three simple rules to decide when I need new design layers.

If you understand layers and classes fully, you should find it a lot easier to create your drawings because you will know when you should be applying a class to an object or whether you should be putting that object in a layer.
Design Layers

  1. Structuring your file
  2. Different Scales
  3. Scheduling and Reporting


  1. Controlling Visibility
  2. Controlling Graphic Style
  3. Scheduling and Reporting
  4. Controlling Symbols
  5. Controlling Wall and Slab Styles
Sheet Layers
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