SST_1310 Vectorworks 2014

When a new version of Vectorworks comes out, it is important to look at the new features and how they benefit you. Every year we look at what is new in Vectorworks and we try to look at how these new features can be used in your workflow.

Sometimes, it’s tempting to look at the new features and think that they are minor. In 2014 there are several features that look minor when taken on their own, but taken together with the other features, the result is an improved and more productive workflow.

This year I have tried something new; I have created a Needs/Benefits/Features table. This new table shows the need (what is it that you need to do), the feature (the features the Vectorworks of introduced to fulfill this need), and the benefit to you (how this new feature directly benefits your workflow).

When a new version of Vectorworks comes out, it is important to look at the new features and how they benefit you. Every year we look at what is new in Vectorworks and we try to look at how these new features can be used in your workflow. This year I have tried something new; I have created a Needs/Benefits/Features table.

This new table shows the need (what is it that you need to do), the feature (the features the Vectorworks of introduced to fulfill this need), and the benefit to you (how this new feature directly benefits your workflow).

Table of Contents

  • New OpenGL Presentation
  • Occluded Selection and snapping
  • Enhanced Walkthough Tool
  • New X-Ray mode in OpenGL
  • Create section viewport from clip cube.
  • Rotated Top/Plan view is now kept as a standard view
  • Standard views (front,back, etc.) work with rotated view
  • Displacement mapping
  • Individual Editing of Gable End Walls
  • Publish
  • Referencing DWG/DXF drawings
  • Simplify Polygon Command
  • Modify By Record command
  • Elevation Benchmark tool
  • Visibility tool improvements
  • Improved creation of classes
  • Format Text dialog box
  • Opacity Preview
  • Edit Bitmap Objects
  • Reshape tool Improvements
  • The keynote labels and legend have been improved
  • Tape Measure Tool Improvements
  • Control for Plant and Massing Model Shadows
  • Twist Tool
  • Taper Face tool
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  1. One of the very useful new things I just found in 2014 is the ability to disable some/all of the arrow keys’ abilities. For anyone not familiar with these settings, they are in Vectorworks Preferences > Edit tab – Arrow Keys.

    While I use “Switch active layer/class” and “Nudge” often, I personally find “Pan Drawing” very annoying, mostly because I do it by accident so often. No longer will that happen!

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