Once you start to issue drawings and you start making changes to those drawings to will have to track the changes to them. This is known as revisions. Vectorworks has tools and techniques typically designed to track and report your revisions. In this session, we looked at these tools and the techniques for highlighting and recording revisions.
These sessions follow on from the January sessions on creating and managing your drawings…
This month the online user group is looking at revisions. I have added the revision notes to the knowledge base article creating and managing drawings.
You can find the revised article here …
In this session, we did a balcony expansion project that combined constructing with Vectorworks objects and modeling objects in 3D.
In this session, we covered how to change a
site model by directly modifying contour lines and how this differs from using
site modifiers, as well as demonstrating uses of the Grade tool.
In this session, we covered the ability to assign components to classes, starting with wall style components and moving on to door and window components. We also showed how to import door settings you like from one door to the rest of the doors in your project, as well as comparing Vectorworks door settings to WinDoor settings and managing classes by reassigning objects and filtering classes.
In this session, constructing a tree-like upright helped us practice the fundamentals of 3D modeling.
In this session, we covered a methodology for existing, demo, and proposed walls. We also looked at solutions to wall joint problems and reviewed the Wall Join and Component Join tools.
In this session, we looked at the concept of tags, including space objects and their tags, tags in viewports, and the Data Tag tool, as well as discussing how the Data Tag tool, worksheets, and record formats can give you more control over your model data.
There are several techniques that I use to control and manage my drawings. In this article we will be covering saved views (including a brief look at layers and classes), controlling classes and layers in viewports, controlling visibilities on drawings, and multiple view panes.
In this session, we covered how the Tag
tool can increase the ease and efficiency with which you work with plants and
In this session, we used various methods to model spiral shapes, experimented a bit with Subdivision modeling, and started a model of a wardrobe built from water pipes.
In this session, we constructed a bathtub using Subdivision Modeling and built a cabinet, which we then exploded and turned into a hybrid symbol so that we could add detail and vary the level of detail shown in a drawing.
In this session, we talked about getting organized in Vectorworks, using classes, the annotation window, the Data Tag tool and IFC data records to your advantage.
Every year we look at the new features of Vectorworks. There are always some really positive features And also some features that have marginal benefits. In these sessions we like to look at the most productive or the most beneficial features.
I have added a movie on class and layer filtering. This is a great technique for controlling your work when you have lots of layers and classes to detail with.
I have also added a movie on how to create the class and layer tags you might need to create your class and layer filters.
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.
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.
In this session, we wanted to cover some wall topics in greater detail, such as using walls to Auto-Bound slabs, bounding a slab component horizontally by a wall part (e.g., inner face of wall), using stories to have additional bottom-bounding and top-bounding options for wall components.
There are only two wall creation tools, but there are a lot of techniques for dealing with walls. In this workshop, we look at some of these techniques for dealing with and controlling walls.
You can also find information about walls on the knowledgebase…
In this session, we talked about upgrading
from one year to the next, discussed the importance of saving your favorite
resources to a single library folder or template file, and demonstrated how to
place custom tools in a palette for quick access.