cadmovie867 – What’s New in Vectorworks 2013 – Part 17

Door and Window Improvements – I was recently working on a project where I had to make similar changes to over 40 windows. The challenge is, that if you choose more than one window, the Settings… button on the Object Info palette is no longer selectable. This means that you have to make the changes to each window individually.

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cadmovie866 – What’s New in Vectorworks 2013 – Part 16

Sheet Layer re-ordering – When you creating a large set of drawings,the sheet layers are always sorted by the numbers first and then alphabetically. unfortunately, this often means that my drawings are out of order, because my structural drawings are then placed after my general notes. In reality I want the general notes to come last.

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cadmovie865 – What’s New in Vectorworks 2013 – Part 15

Site Modeling – When you create a site modifier, you need to create an object that limits the extend of the mofidcation. This used to be called the fence or boundary. It’s now called Grade Limits, but it is the same thing, it limits the amount of the site affected by the site modifier.

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cadmovie863 – What’s New in Vectorworks 2013 – Part 13

Auto-Hybrid  – I think this is going to be a huge benefit when you are creating your library. I often use imported objects from manufacturers to create my 3-D parts of symbols. But it has always been a lot of work to trace over the 3-D objects creation the 2-D portion of the symbol.

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cadmovie862 – What’s New in Vectorworks 2013 – Part 12

Physical Sky – Heliodon Changes – The physical sky is a new background in Vectorworks 2013 and it is tied to the heliodon tool. The difference between previous skies and the new physical sky is that the physical sky changes its appearance according to the time of day shown in the Heliodon.

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cadmovie860 – What’s New in Vectorworks 2013 – Part 10

Non-Blocking Rendering – I have several projects with high quality rendered viewports. When I want to render these viewports Vectorworks locks up and I cannot do anything until they are finished. Non-blocking rendering allows me to carry on working while these viewports are being rendered.

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cadmovie857 – What’s New in Vectorworks 2013 – Part 7

Images in Worksheet cells – This is a technique I have been waiting a long time for. This is the ability for the worksheet to display images based on the selection criteria in the worksheet. For example, a picture of every Plant for the Plant counting worksheet. Or another example would be an elevation of every window in the window schedule.

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cadmovie855 – What’s New in Vectorworks 2013 – Part 5

New Perspective View and Walkthrough – When you change to a perspective view you have a crop object around the perspective view. In Vectorworks 2013 there is now an ability to turn this crop on or off.

The walk-through tool has also changed. It used to be very difficult for people to use the walk-through tool, because the controls of the walk- through tool were based on the center of the view.

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cadmovie852 – What’s New in Vectorworks 2013 – Part 2

Collapsible (Hierarchal )Classes – I am a fan of using lots of classes. Layers are where things are, so you tend to have layers for stories of the building or for structuring the file. Classes are what things are. This means that you have classes to differentiate different parts of the design depending on what the objects are.

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