Introduction to BIM (Building Information Modeling) for Architects BIM stands for Building Information Modeling and it means as well as creating 2D drawings for plans, sections, and elevations, you can draw walls, floors, roofs and other 3D forms in Vectorworks and use these to create live plans, sections and elevations, as well as extracting non-graphic information from the model like a finish schedule, door and window schedule, and other information like wall areas and glass areas. BIM is not just a new catch phrase, it is also a more efficient way of creating drawings in Vectorworks.
Exporting Drawings to PDF – When your drawings are ready, you can easily export them to PDF for emailing or printing.
Window Schedule – Creating a report that shows all the windows.
Door Schedule – Creating a report that shows all the doors.
Creating the Room Finish Report – There is a command to make the report easily.
Assigning Finishes to the Spaces – You need to assign finishes to the spaces, and you can edit the finishes to suit your project.
Creating Spaces – You have to use spaces to create a finish schedule. Here you can see spaces being created from the walls.
Drawing Details with a 3D Model – Using the 3D model to draw details.
Creating a Section Viewport – Using the 3D model to create a section.
Annotating the Elevation Viewport – After you have made the elevation viewport, you can tidy up the viewport and add notes.
Creating an Elevation Viewport – Creating An elevation viewport is similar to a plan viewport, you just look from a different direction.
Adding Dimensions and Notes to the Plan – Add Notes and Dimensions to the Annotation part of the viewport.
Adding Drawing Labels – There is a quick way to add drawing labels to the viewports, if you have named them correctly.
Editing the Drawing Border – You can add your own logo and text to the standard Vectorworks title block.
Adding A Title Block – Use the Drawing Border tool to add a standard title block.
Change Layer and Classes on a Viewport – You can edit the layers and classes visible in a viewport, you can also change the graphic style of classes in a viewport.
Creating Roof Drawing – Create the roof plan using viewports. Duplicate the Viewport quickly using the mouse drag.
Creating Sheet Layers for Drawings – Here is a quick way to make new sheet layers.
Dimensioning Exterior Walls – You can use the Dimension Exterior Walls command to quickly add the exterior wall dimensions.
Creating A Framing Plan – Using a viewport to set up a framing plan.