cadmovie803 – Rotated Plan View

if you are working with consultants drawings, you might find that the orientation of the drawings does not suit the way that you want to create your information. The rotated Plan View  allows you to change your view to suit the orientation that you want to draw. This rotated view can be saved using the saved views menu,  so that you can restore the view later. Continue reading

importing IFC Objects From Revit

I have been following a discussion about importing Revit files into Vectorworks. The user has been complaining that the imported file is 17Mb, and when it is imported in to Vectorworks, the file ends up over 250Mb. This tends to make the files unworkable.

Another use posted a helpful tip, and that was to run the file through the Solibri Optimizer before importing into Vectorworks. This will dramatically reduce the file sizes. You have to register and log in order to use the Optimizer. When you log in, you should have step-by-step instructions.


cadmovie433 – Importing and Exporting DXF/DWG Files Part 7

Importing For Workgroup Referencing. There are times when you are working with a consultant that keeps wanting to update the drawings. Every time the consultant updates the drawings, you will have to update your files. This can be a real hassle if you import the consultants drawings and work on them, as in the above example.

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