Vectorworks Tip #254 – Walls – Creating a Curtain Wall Style

2015-04-13_14-34-01Intermediate Tip – Creating a curtain wall style is similar to creating a regular wall style – both use the Wall Preferences dialog box. The difference in creating a curtain wall style is that you click on the curtain wall option which will show you different settings for the definition of a curtain wall. The insertion options for a curtain wall are the same as the insertion options for regular wall (top bound, bottom bound, class, and offsets).

SST_1411 – Walls and Wall Styles

Cover ImageI believe it is very important to learn to draw walls regardless of your profession. I believe that walls are useful for architects, landscapers, set designers, and engineers.

If you’re doing architectural work, then it should be absolutely clear why you need to use walls to draw your projects, but that’s making a large assumption on my part. The reason I assume that you should be using walls if you’re doing an architectural project has because walls do such a great job of creating the 2-D plan and 3-D part of your buildings. I know some clients would rather use rectangles to draw their buildings rather than learn how to use the walls properly. This might be all right to create a sort of plan, but it certainly will not help you if you want to create a BIM project. Walls on the other hand can replicate the look that you want in plan, but they will also create a 3-D part that you can use as part of your BIM project.

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