Creating a Site Plan From a Polygon – If you can draw a polygon of the site, you can make it into a Property Line.
Drawing Simple Site Plans – The Property Line tool makes quick work of simple site plans. If the Sites do not have curves use this method.
What is a Site Model? – A site model is a way of looking at 3D data (spot levels or contours) in a way that allows you to see complex 3D models and 2D representations. VectorWorks uses the 3D information to create the models based on the data to help you understand the 2D and 3D nature of your site.
Editing The Concept to Match the Site Model – Using the Move by Points tool to get the model to sit on the site.
Split Tool -This is not just a 2D tool, you can use it for 3D modeling.
Push/Pull Tool – This tool allows you to push and pull your shapes around.
Creating a Tapered Extrusion – Another way to create simple shapes, where the shape changes from top to bottom.
Creating an Extrusion – You can create simple shapes with this technique.
Creating a Space Object Report – A space object carries additional data, and this can be reported.
Editing a Space Object – After a space object is created, it is easy to edit it.
Creating a Space Object from Polygons – This is the easy way to create spaces, drawing polygons first, then creating spaces.
Creating a Space Object – A space object in Vectorworks is useful for creating a quick 3D object like a room.
Save As Template – A template is a great way to start a file. It can contain all your layers and classes you need, and it can save all your tool settings.
Setting Up Layers for the Building – You can set up the layers at any time. But, you will find it easier to set up the layer heights as soon as you can. The layer settings affect the walls and roof.
Creating Custom Dimension Standards – Custom dimension styles can be used instead of the standard dimensions. This allows you to create a dimension style that you like.
Setting Up Units For Primary And Secondary Units – Vectorworks has two settings for dimensioning, primary units and secondary units.
Setting The Smart Cursor Settings For Faster Drawing – There are several Smart Cursor settings. If you adjust them to suit your drawing style, you will find Vectorworks works very fast.
Setting Up The Page Size – You will find drawing quicker with Vectorworks if you set up the page size. The page settings will depend on your computer and printer.
Creating A New File – Creating a new file is easy, you can create a new blank file, or you can create a file from a template.
Editing the Workspace – Changing Tools – You can edit the tool, adding or deleting toolsets and making it easier to use Vectorworks.