In this session, we discussed challenges with uploading to the Cloud Services Portal, covered quick line weight and hatching methods to make drawings more readable, and talked about coordination issues with title blocks.
Internal Elevations – This command will create internal room elevations, put them on a sheet layer for you, and create an elevation marker on the design layer that is linked to the viewports. And it is all editable.
In this session we started to look at how to control 2D graphics on elevations. This session followed on from the recent epodcast that looked at the ability to use the 2D graphics from the classes to give the elevations hatching it would be live to the 3-D model.
For a long time we wanted to have the ability to automatically hatch our elevations. There are several workarounds, but no one had yet figured out away to make the hatching on our are elevations automatic.
I had a client call today, he was having trouble tidying up the elevations of a house. He knows how to use most of the tools, but he was not just the tools in the right order to get a fast result. Continue reading
I have just had a call from a client about using classes in Vectorworks to control line weight. When users come from AutoCAD, they are often used to using Color by Layer. This allows the user to see the line weights of the lines on the drawings by the color of the lines.
This month the online user group is looking at creating drawings. When we get to the part about drawing elevations and sections, there is a lot of discussion about whether you should use the 3D model, or use 2D drawings for the elevations.
I have a client that is having trouble with dimensioning an elevation. The view needs to be and elevation of some joinery. The easy way to dimension this is to use sheet layers and viewports.
The plan viewport is easy to deal with. Put the dimensions in the design layer, the same layer as the walls and cabinets.
The Elevation viewport is different. If you place these dimensions in the design layer, you will not see them in this viewport, they will end up in the plan viewport.
The trick with elevation viewports is to add the dimensions to the Annotations part of the viewport.
Right mouse click on the viewport.
Choose Edit Annotations.
This takes you into the viewport annotation editing area., Notice the button at the top left to exit.
Now you can add the dimensions.
When you have finished, click on the Exit Viewport Annotation button.
There is your drawing.