Placing Spaces in a Plan – If you do not have walls already drawn, then you can use spaces to create your plan. You can use rectangle mode, polygon mode, or the paint pot to create the plan.
Creating Spaces – Because the room finish schedule is created from spaces, you have to create the spaces first. The space object in Vectorworks is designed to record the number, the zone, the name, and so on of each space.
This is the movie from the BIM Special Interest Group, March 2012.
From Vectorworks 2008 and above, you can renumber your spaces or you can change the information on your spaces by editing the information the worksheet. Vectorworks will then update the information on the spaces from the edits you make in the worksheet. This is often called two-way worksheets.
Once the finish the schedule is created, you can edit the criteria the Vectorworks users to search for your spaces. In early versions of Vectorworks, you would often get double the number of spaces if you used any design layer viewports. The solution is to make sure that the worksheet is only looking in the layer that you require.
Creating the Finishes Schedule report. There is a command on the menu bar that creates your finishes schedule for you. When you use this command, Vectorworks finds all of your spaces and uses these to fill in the finishes schedule.
Changing the finishes on several spaces.
There is a quicker way to create all the spaces, using a command that creates walls from spaces.
Once you have set the preferences for the spaces, you can use the paint bucket to flood the rooms and create the spaces.
You can make spaces easily if you have the walls drawn. As you create the spaces, you can assign the room finish data. This movie set up the preferences before you create a space.
Introduction to creating spaces. Continue reading
We need to convert objects from 2D shapes to something in 3D that will allow us to use them. If you have VectorWorks Architect or Designer, you can use spaces, otherwise you can use extrusions. Spaces have an advantage when we want to send them to the site model.
Using Spaces to create an urban design. You can use spaces to create fast urban designs. They are easy to create and you can manipulate them quickly.
What use are spaces? Should I use spaces for domestic projects?