podcast135.mov – Hyperlinks in Vectorworks 2013

In Vectorworks 2013 there is now a new annotation object call the hyperlink. This hyperlink allows you to create links inside your Vectorworks documents that will export to PDF files. The hyperlinks can create internal links, that is links inside the document, all they can create external links to documents, folders, or websites.

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cadmovie560 – Intermediate Annotation Part 6

Keynotes. There is another powerful way to use the callout with text from a database. You can tell Vectorworks to place a keynote. A keynote is where you repeat the same key (W1) and have a block of notes on the draw that have the detailed expansion of the W1 note. This allows you to have several notes in a block and then have many instances of the keynotes on the drawing.

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cadmovie559 – Intermediate Annotation Part 5

Adding More Notes to The Note Database. Normally, you will have some notes that you have used before. These might be notes in a word processor, or they might be notes form other Vectorworks drawings. You can use these notes to fill in your note database. This can be a really quick way to get the notes into your database.

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cadmovie558 – Intermediate Annotation Part 4

Adding Sections and Notes. If you use the note database, you could easily have hundreds of notes in the database. This makes it hard to find the notes you want. The answer is to divide your note database into sections. you could then have all the notes that relate to a section of work, or a building element together, making it easier to find the notes you want.

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cadmovie542 – What’s New in Vectorworks 2011 Part 5

Assigning a Text Style to a Dimension Standard. You can link a text style to a dimension standard. This means that you can have control over the text size and font for all the dimensions in the drawing. If you want different dimensions to have different sizes for the text, create different dimension standards.

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SST_0911 – Annotation

With out text and dimensions, your drawings are pretty sad. Annotation is a fundamental part of drawing.  Annotation is more than just putting text and dimensions on the drawing, although I will be covering this to make sure you are doing it correctly, there are note tools, tools to store a database of notes and tools for labeling.

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