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.
One of my clients shared this with me a few weeks ago. This is a really neat trick for storing your Vectorworks files online and sharing them with other you want work with. In this movie Ill work with a friend of mine in the UK. We will use dropbox (https://www.getdropbox.com/), an application, to share files over the internet.
Usingthe HVAC tools to add ductwork on top of the base drawing.
Workgroup Referencing a powerful technique where you link one VectorWorks file to another. Why would you want to do this?
In Vectorworks version 12 and before, you manage referencing from the Workgroup Reference command.
You can now manage referencing from the Navigation palette with Vectorworks 2008 and above.
This movie is about referencing Vectorworks files, and shows you how to reference files if you are using Vectorworks version 12.
An easy way to get started with referencing is to reference image files. You would do this if you wanted to carry on working with the project, but have somebody else update the image file.
A better way to set up referencing in Vectorworks 2008 and above, is to use the Design Layer Viewport. This allows you to reference information from other files, and move it to suit the current design layer.