Interactive Workshops January 2013 Design 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.
You can think of classes being what the object is because the class is an attribute assigned to objects. You can think of layers being where the information is because layers are a container that stores all the information related to that layer.
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