cadmovie890 – Creating Construction Details – Part 3

Using BIM to Create 2D Sections – I have spoken to many clients about how they create cross sections through their buildings. Some like to create sections that show the line, level, and form of the building but do not contain construction details.  They can then use these cross sections to reference the details.

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cadmovie889 – Creating Construction Details – Part 2

Using Detail Viewports With Section Viewports – Detail Viewports allow you to create a linked detail to a part of your drawing. The detail viewport can be used on design layers or it can be used inside other viewports. Either way, the detail viewport creates a reference object and also a detail viewport that is linked to the reference object. If you move the location of the detail viewport the reference object will update automatically.

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cadmovie888 – Creating Construction Details – Part 1

Using BIM For Detailing – If you put a lot of effort into creating a 3D model, you can use your model to start your details. For example, you can use the wall framer to add the timber structure to your walls, you can add floors and walls to create the foundations, but Vectorworks will not add the really important stuff like bolts, flashings, vapor barriers, notes, and dimensions to your details.

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What Design Layer Scale Should I Use in Vectorworks

When I draw in Vectorworks I like to keep the scale of the design layer at about the same as the scale of the viewports that I will be creating. This has come about from using Vectorworks for a long time, way before we had viewports, when the only way to create drawings with different scales was to use different layers with the correct scale.

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