Getting Started Special Interest Group July 2019

In this session, we covered how to set the Horizontal and Vertical settings to 1:1 under Page Setup, discussed the benefits of setting up Vectorworks with one drawing per sheet, talked about putting notes on the Design Layer versus the viewport’s Annotation window, demonstrated how to sort objects by location for reports, and went over how to use the Callout tool, Keynotes and the Notes Manager.

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Architect Special Interest Group July 2019

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.

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Getting Started Special Interest Group June 2019

In this session, we covered how to customize markers (such as the arrowhead) and set the customized markers as the defaults in the Callout tool. We also demonstrated how to change the 2D graphics and notes in the Stair tool, how to use the Redline tool, and how to download and use the Library file from my archoncad.com website.

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Interactive Workshops June 2019 – Floors, Slabs, Columns, and Pilasters

This workshop is about Floors, Slabs, Columns, and Pilasters. You might be wondering when to use a Floor and when to use a Slab. You might be like other users who use a Floor because they can’t understand how a Slab connects to a Wall. Watch these sessions. They will help you use Floor and Slab objects more efficiently.

Columns and Pilasters are underused. In this session, we look at these objects and learn to use them to create foundations and a retaining wall.

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Interactive Workshops May 2019 – Title Blocks and Drawing Issues

Drawings need title blocks. In this session, we looked at the Title Block tool in Vectorworks. We covered step by step how to work with both a title border and a title block. Title blocks in Vectorworks now use object styles, similar to doors and windows. We modified a standard Vectorworks title block into our own customized title block that we could reuse. It’s easier to modify a title block than to create one, and it’s easier to start off with more than you need, rather than with less. We used the Reshape tool to stretch the title block to fit our page size, dragged and dropped a logo into the title block layout, and changed the look of the project name. We covered how to use the Title Block Manager. We filled in the project, sheet, revision, and issue data; deleted unneeded fields; and added a drawing stamp that read: “Not for construction” across the drawing sheet. Maybe your project is spread out over a few files—we showed how to select only the active file or to include other open files in an issue or revision set of our drawings. We demonstrated how to link text in your title block layout to data values in your project, as well as how to make revision and issue listings go down—not up—the drawing sheet. 

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