In this session, we covered how setting up site modifiers on the design layer with the nearest elevation can make calculating elevations easier, demonstrated resolving site modifier conflicts, showed how to use multiple view panes to make using Vectorworks easier, went over how to save the setup for your multiple view pane preference to your template file, and used Animation Path to create a flyover across our site.Continue reading
In this session, we covered some challenges with landscape worksheets, including working with plant images, a workaround for selecting all of your plants with one command, selecting individual plants when the Summarize Items setting is on in your worksheet, and setting up a separate design layer for details.Continue reading
In this session, we demonstrated what dark mode looks like Vectorworks 2020 (Mac only), presented a workaround for rotating hybrid objects in a 3D view, discussed how to clearly present existing and proposed site data, and showed how the Select Connected Objects, Compose, and Decompose commands help with handling surveyor lines.Continue reading
In this session, we covered creating site modifiers for a retaining wall, turning a complex roof into a gable roof, and using the Data Tag tool to get correctly scaled labels and add Dynamic Text to a tag.Continue reading
In this session, we covered how to make low resolution versions of plant image props so that your project files don’t get too big. We also went over how to make plant images more transparent so that they don’t distract from your proposed design and looked at where to go to online to find more plant images to work with.Continue reading
In this session, we demonstrated how to build an organic pond and add a water surface, how to construct a footpath that sits on your site model, including adjusting the footpath’s slope, and how to turn the water into a 3D volume so that you can calculate its volume.Continue reading
In this session, we covered using the Railing/Fence tool, working with fence symbols, adding a Master Snap Point to symbols, employing the Send to Surface command with symbols, and modifying fence symbols more easily with the Move by Points tool, as well as setting up detail tools and a detail tool palette.Continue reading
In this session, we looked at making an accessible part through a site and we looked at constructing a curved retaining wall.Continue reading
In this session, we talked about creating site models and changing site contours.Continue reading
In this session, we discussed building a structure that you want to reuse, such as a wood shed, turning the structure into a symbol and importing that symbol into another file; we also covered using the Renderworks Camera—including turning a camera view into a viewport—and using the Clip Cube for design work as well as for client presentations.Continue reading
In this session, we talked about the effect of slope on the number of your plants and their spacing, showed how to add and remove labels with the Reshape tool, showed the Swale/Berm tool that comes with the new Surface Sculpting set, covered adding plant labels in the Annotation window of the viewport with the Data Tag tool, demonstrated aligning plant labels with the Align/Distribute Leader Lines command, covered plant styles, and discussed when to used solid colors or tiles for pavers.Continue reading
In this session, we talked about using and editing preformatted reports, how Vectorworks 2019 uses object styles for
In this session, we looked at what is new with plants in Vectorworks 2019 and how to do a cut and fill calculation for just a portion of a site model.Continue reading
In this session, we discussed about moving from AutoCAD to Vectorworks, looking at Vectorworks facilitates moving from 2D objects to 3D constructions. We modified a Landscape Area, a low garden wall, and plant objects to demonstrate this concept.Continue reading
In this session, we covered how to create the 2D and 3D parts of a plant object and discussed how Vectorworks 2019 allows you to import data from your plant supplier and attach that information to your created plant objects.Continue reading
In this session, we looked at changing the graphic attributes of hardscapes and how to control their elevation, including the difference between project and layer elevations.Continue reading
Landscape Special Interest Group July 2018 PM
In this session, we discussed libraries and plant databases.
In this session, we discussed using Landscape Areas, including a discussion of the Object Info palette settings, as well as how to make a texture for it, change its text, and have it show up on a worksheet.
In this session, we discussed revisions: when to make a drawing a revision, tips on file names, title blocks, adding revision data, revision clouds, and keynotes.
In this session, we covered a strategy for using Vectorworks on the go, showed how to place a building at the right elevation on a site model, reviewed how to use site modifiers and went over steps for taking care of site modifier errors.