In this session we wanted to look at scheduling and worksheets and how they could be connected to spaces to create a report. The report might want to list the areas and room names, but it could also be more sophisticated and report other requirements such as occupancy loading, number of power socket, etc.
Spaces can be used at the early stages of the project to create the concept. You can use them to show areas and volumes, allowing you to create the plans quickly, as well as beating able to show the client a quick 3D model. Many clients struggle to visualise the plan in 3D, so the spaces are really useful for showing the 3D form. If you have the 3D form, you can create solar studies, or you could use the spaces as a wireframe and sketch over them. An important part of the spaces is that they remain valuable right through the design and documentation process for calculating areas, budgets, occupancy, room finishes, etc.
Vectorworks spaces have the ability to create and read Adjacency Matrices. OK, but what are they and how do you read one. In simple terms, the Adjacent Matrix tells you the relationship between rooms. The Adjacancy Matrix uses and scale from o to 5. 0 means that the rooms have no need to be near each other, 5 means that the rooms have a strong relationship.
You do not have to accept the standard labels that come with Vectorworks. Vectorworks allows you to edit the labels that come as standard.
Spaces contain a lot of non-graphic information, information like the required room size, the actual room size, the organizational group, the building zone, etc. This information can be reported in a worksheet.
If the walls have already been drawn, you can use them to create spaces. There are two basic ways to create spaces from walls. The first way is to select the walls that create the boundary to the space and the other method creates a space from the inner boundary of the walls.
When you create space objects, it’s important to set your preferences first. Continue reading
On larger projects it can be a challenge to create a list of all the rooms and their finishes. This manual looks at using the Vectorworks Space object to control the room finishes and create reports on the finishes.
Space objects in Vectorworks are very powerful and they have a lot of options. This means that you have to be aware of the options and settings in the Space Preferences. Once you have set the preferences the way that suits you, it is easy to create the spaces you want.
Spaces in Vectorworks are special objects and they are very useful. Unfortunately, they are only available if you have Vectorworks Architect or Designer. If you have Vectorworks Landmark, you will not be able to use spaces. Spaces can be used to create conceptual models, quick 3D form studies, bulk and location studies, finishes schedules and much more. Continue reading
In this session we started a project that will take several sessions to complete. The project will eventually have several apartments in different files that are then linked to an overall site plan. The aim is to be able to schedule the rooms and apartments from the main site plan.
For the session we will be creating a site model, creating space objects to represent the different apartment types, linking them to the site plan, and creating a quick solar study.
The session was intended to be an open question-and-answer session. My aim was to cover several topics. However, there were two main topics that came up in the session. The first topic was space subjects and how to edit the labels, and the second topic was default content. Continue reading
Creating a Space Object Report – A space object carries additional data, and this can be reported.
Editing a Space Object – After a space object is created, it is easy to edit it.
Creating a Space Object – A space object in Vectorworks is useful for creating a quick 3D object like a room.
Space Objects – Space objects have been improved in Vectorworks 2013. In particular, the way the classes can now be assigned to parts of the space.
Vectorworks can create a schedule of the finishes in each room for a project. In order to do this, Vectorworks uses spaces to record the information about each room, meaning that you have to place a space in each room in order to assign the room finishes to it. Continue reading
Creating the Room Finish Schedule – You can create the room finish schedule at any time. But it makes more sense to create the room finish schedule after most of the spaces have had their finishes assigned.
Assigning Room Finishes – At last we can assign room finishes to our spaces. The preparation work means that you will not have to go back and correct the spaces when you start assigning the room finishes.
Assigning Room Names – Once you have created all of your spaces you can then go to each space and name it. Vectorworks does not automatically name the spaces in the way that you want.