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 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 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 covered tracing a PDF and working with existing, demolished, and proposed walls and doors for a renovation project.Continue reading
In this session, we talked about some things that are new in Vectorworks 2019, including how to filter the class list, how to control every 2D view of a symbol (not only the top view), and how to turn a Clip Cube view into a viewport.Continue reading
In this session, we covered basic principles you need to apply in building a project template file and how to import and use site plan and floor plan PDFs.Continue reading
3D Modeling Special Interest Group October 2018
In this session, we demonstrated creating hybrid objects, creating footings for a building slab by using the Extrude Along Path command, and changing Title Block styles.
In this session, we covered the three Vectorworks stair tools, discussed how to handle multi-layer objects, and showed how to isolate part of a complex model so that you can work on it more easily.Continue reading
Worksheets are extremely powerful, but to get the most out of them, we need to understand some of the more complicated techniques. That’s what this workshop is all about.Continue reading
What Is a Worksheet?
Worksheets are like simple spreadsheets. Worksheets allow you to calculate and report information from your Vectorworks files. This is a powerful technique. It has been available in Vectorworks for many years.
You can use worksheets to find objects, report them, and do calculations on the objects that have been found.
1810 What’s New in Vectorworks 2019
Each year, Vectorworks releases its new version. It usually has a huge number of new or improved features, and this year is no different. It can be difficult to separate features from benefits. Just because it is a new feature, it does not mean that you will find it useful. In this manual, we will be looking at the most important features and how they will benefit you.
Following along from other years, there is a table that shows the needs, the features and the benefits of the new Vectorworks version. As in previous years, I will not be detailing every improvement, just the essential ones.
It is typical for Vectorworks to introduce a multitude of small updates that will really speed your workflow. These small updates might not be one of the major features listed below, but they can still dramatically improve your productivity.
The other manuals this year have contained beginner, intermediate, and advanced sections. This strategy doesn’t work very well in covering these improvements, so the manual will follow the sections listed in the table.
as we do every year, we look at the important features of the new Vectorworks. We do not look at everything, we look at the most important features only.Continue reading
CameraMatch is a huge timesaver. First, CameraMatch saves the time that it would take you to model the existing surroundings. Second, CameraMatch saves you the time it would take to match your current view to a photograph.
Many people think that they should only use CameraMatch for large projects. I believe this is wrong. CameraMatch is ideal for large projects, but it is also very helpful on small projects. It really does not take very long to set up a CameraMatch project, but showing your client the design and its context is so much better than just showing the model. CameraMatch can be used for exterior projects, architectural projects, urban design projects, landscape projects, and interior design projects.Continue reading
One of the new techniques with class filtering (see Vectorworks Tips 459) is the ability to add tags to classes. You can add more than one tag to a class so that you can choose to have the class appear in more than one filter.
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
Vectorworks 2019 has a new technique for controlling long lists of classes. You can now filter the list based on the names, visibility, or tags that you have assigned to the classes.
Filters are managed through the Organization dialog box or the Navigation palette.