In this manual are going to cover the concept of creating a building takeoff report. In order to do that we are going to cover the basics of creating worksheets (which is the technique we need to use to create a report). We will also look at designing a building takeoff, because while Vectorworks has the ability to report all the information you require, it doesn’t know yet what information that might be.
It is most important that you understand the concept of using worksheets. We have covered worksheets and other manuals, and I will not be repeating some of that information, but I will be covering enough for you to understand how a worksheet is designed to be used.
It is very important to decide what you want to report. There is an almost unlimited choice about what to report, so you have to think carefully about what is most important.
You will find it easier to create your report if you design it first. Sometimes the choices you make about the reporting will have an effect on the tools you use, or the options you set for the tools.
For example, if you look at walls, you might want to report the basic area of the wall, as you might do for a foundation wall. In this case there is no need to create a wall style that has components.
- Introduction to Worksheets
- Designing Your Report
- Foundations Part 1
- Foundations Part 2
- Floor Framing
- Doors and Windows
- Roofs and Ceilings
- Roof Accessories