In this session, we wanted to cover some wall topics in greater detail, such as using walls to Auto-Bound slabs, bounding a slab component horizontally by a wall part (e.g., inner face of wall), using stories to have additional bottom-bounding and top-bounding options for wall components.Continue reading
In this session, we created a custom handrail, as well as a U-shaped stair and a circular stair, discussed workarounds for a tricky corner window, showed how to import and export IFC or Revit models, and demonstrated how to make a flyover movie using an Animation Path.Continue reading
In this session, we worked out how to cut a profile into the edge of a slab, made a wall that went up at a slope before returning to vertical, showed how to manage stories when one floor is only 2 feet below another, demonstrated how to add profiles onto the ends of rafters and beams, and covered how to copy objects along a curveContinue reading
In this session, we looked at techniques for dealing with troublesome wall heights and joints, reviewed how the Section-Elevation Marker tool in Unconstrained Mode shows the option of linking to a viewport, and introduced working with Spaces and Space objects.Continue reading
In this session, we looked at adding blocks of text to Vectorworks, making irregular Section cuts, creating the look of interior wallpaper, as well as using stories, taking advantage of the levels of detail that you can build into a symbol, reviewing turning on and off class visibility through the Organization dialogue box, and discussing the benefits of using Saved Views.Continue reading
In this session, we covered how to set up the architectural and structural components of Column objects and how to have their type, amount, and cost show up on a report. We also demonstrated how to use the Create Similar Object tool and discussed tips for using more than one monitor and multiple view panes.Continue reading
In this session, we looked at cameras: activating and deactivating cameras, using cameras to create viewports, and copying cameras from one file to another.Continue reading
In this webinar we looked at how to deal with difficult wall thickening and an awkward chamfered corner between walls with different thicknesses. Then we looked at inserting objects in walls. The problem was two windows with a thin mullion between, which lead on to looking at to insert objects into walls.Continue reading
In this session, we covered joining wall components, demonstrated a fix for a WinDoor problem, experimented with creating various lighting sources, and reviewed how to change the look of an object in a viewport by using the Class Override function.Continue reading
In this session, we covered placing comments on drawings, working with interior elevations, including the extents beyond and before the cut plane, using object styles instead of symbols for creating door and window elevation drawings, and placing tags with the Data Tag tool.Continue reading
In this session, we talked about the lack of detail on Vectorworks doors, demonstrated how to create a workgroup reference file, discussed the zooming in and out issue, covered using Multiple View Panes, as well as the Section-Elevation Marker tool and the Data Tag tool, and discussed some Stair tool oddities.Continue reading
In this session, we discussed creating trusses, using the class visibility options, getting an object that spans two floors to show up on both floor plans, using the new Tag tool, and using the Reference Marker and Section-Elevation Marker tools instead of the Tag tool in some situations.Continue reading
In this session, we explored a problem that someone was having with the Create Interior Elevation Viewport command and then covered several new features in Vectorworks 2019: filters, the Extends Before Cut Plane setting for sections, the option to turn a Clip Cube view into a section viewport, the horizontal section, the Data Tag tool, and textures from the mtextur website.Continue reading
In this session, we discussed working with layer and class visibilities, speeding up publishing by using VSS Cloud Services, speeding up workflows by using Saved Views, joining collinear walls, remedying a bad file, and selecting files when adding an issue or revision.Continue reading
In this session, we demonstrated creating Interior Elevation viewports and how to control them, as well as working with Foreground and Background Rendering settings and other viewport tips.
In this session, we looked at reusing sections for details and we demonstrated the pros and cons of already made 2D details versus hybrid details that combine a live 3D section view with added 2D components.
In this session, we covered attaching Record Formats to objects and using Data Visualization in a viewport to show some attribute that spans classes.
In this session, we covered how slabs and walls can come together—how adding components to slab styles and wall styles can really enhance the level of detail possible in your drawings—and how to create a more flexible detail viewport.
In this session, we discussed challenges with uploading to the Cloud Services Portal, covered quick line weight and hatching methods to make drawings more readable, and talked about coordination issues with title blocks.
In this session, we reviewed whether to put information on a design layer, class, or sheet layer as we discussed how to set up a helpful file template.