SST_1309 – Back To Basics Part 1

It is all very well learning how to customise Vectorworks, learning how to create your own Vectorworks tools, and other cool stuff. However, if you do not know the basics very well it is a waste. It seems such a waste to go back over the basics again, but I really feel that learning the basics well makes you faster and more productive.

This month the Vector-workout subscription service will be looking at basics. The reason for this is that all professional teams make sure that the players know the basics very well. I have been reading about a famous basketball coach who made his players shoot hundreds of shots each day from different parts of the court. If the basketball players are professionals what they need to practice the basics so much? Well, the answer is that even professional sportsmen need to practice the basics because then the basics become automatic. When the players are under pressure they can carry out the basics automatically because they have been practicing.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Basic Creating Tools
  • Selection Tool
  • Pan Tool
  • Zoom Tool
  • Text Tool
  • Callout Tool
  • 2D Locus
  • Symbol Insertion Tool
  • Introduction to Lines
  • Lines to a Point
  • Lines to a Length
  • Lines to an Angle
  • Double Line Tool
  • Rectangle
  • Rectangle by Floating Data Bar
  • Rectangle from Center
  • Rectangle from Opposite Side
  • Rounded Rectangle
  • Circle
  • Oval
  • Arcs
  • Freehand Tool
  • Polylines
  • Triangle
  • Polygon
  • Create Polygons From Objects – 1
  • Create Polygons from Objects – 2
  • Double Polygon
  • Regular Polygon
  • Spiral
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2 thoughts on “SST_1309 – Back To Basics Part 1

  1. I’m not sure how to download the files for this.

    [level-archoncad-subscription]
    Download Imperial exercise file. (Vectorworks 2013)
    Download Metric exercise file. (Vectorworks 2013)
    Open the file called Creating.sta from the exercise folder.

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