These sessions followed the online manual and covered the topic of Stories, Layers and Levels. Design layers have been around for a long time, stories have been around for a few years, but levels are new to Vectorworks 2015. The purpose of these sessions was to cover the topics in the manual and make sure that the attendees understand the concepts.
The first session covered the concepts of design layers and classes, but the other sessions did not. Design layers and classes have been covered many times before, so for the other sessions I didn’t think we needed to cover these concepts again.
Levels and Stories are not used to help create the drawings – they are used in building projects to control elevation of components. So where the layer might be the foundations, the levels might control the bottom of the footing, the top of the footing, the underside of the slab or even the bottom of the cladding. Accurate control of these levels will dramatically improve your Building Information Modeling (BIM) with Vectorworks.
While design layers are like containers (they store all the information related to layer), classes are an attribute (assigned to an object to control graphic style or visibility), levels and stories are used to control the 3D location of the building elements.
Session 1 (January 12th 2015 pm)
Session 2 (January 14th 2015 am)
Session 3 (January 14th 2015 pm)
Session 4 (January 16th 2015 pm)