BIM_SIG_042 Architect Special Interest Group March 2014 (pm)

This session looked in detail at a few topics, particularly to do with graphics. In previous sessions we have looked at the Attributes Palette and in this session we looked at the connection between classes and graphics.

Topics Covered:

  • using the attributes palette to set the default attributes
  • using the Attributes palette to make all attributes by class
  • creating a new class for 0.10 lines (black), setting the graphic attributes
  • creating a new class for 0.18 lines (red), setting the graphic attributes
  • when assigning an object to the class, it will take up the graphic style of the class
  • the class controls the Attributes palette
  • creating a new class for 0.25 (magenta), setting the graphic style of the class
  • creating a new class for 0.35 (cyan), setting the graphic style of the class
  • creating a new class for 0.50 (green), setting the graphic style of the class
  • standard AutoCAD colors
  • when to use the class line styles on plans, details and elevations
  • creating a utility palette for quickly recalling the line classes using Custom Tool/Attribute
  • editing the script from the script palette
  • using the script from the palette
  • setting standard Vectorworks Line Thickness
  • adding favorites to the Resource Browser
  • Zoom Line Thickness or use colors to help read line weights
  • using line colors in symbols
  • creating timber symbols
  • scaling symbols
  • using the Repetitive Unit tool for detailing with the timber symbols
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