This was the second session for the May BIM Special Interest Group. There was only one attendee, so he was able to guide the direction of the session. We look at worksheets and creating a window schedule.
This session was well attended and the majority wanted to look at customising classes and setting up a class standard. In a recent webinar I created some classes by using custom classes from my standard. When some of my users saw this, they wanted to know how they could quickly access their own custom classes.
We often talk about Building Information Modeling and the assumption is that we will be building a 3D version of our building. However, there are several objects that you might want to model independently because the standard Vectorworks tools will not create exactly what you require.
In this session we looked at the resources that have been added to the web site since March 2013. There have been several pages added to the site, and in particular a road map that can be used to understand how the resources relate to each other and can be used to plan the training.
This recording was from the morning session for the Landmark special interest group. Most of the session focused on textures, image props, and finding or importing better models. In particular the attendees wanted to know how I had created the ivy on the back wall of this movie.
In the session had only one attendee. Lucky for him, he was able to have one-on-one training as part of his subscription. His main area of problem was roofing. So in this session we looked at his roof challenges and how we can cope with them in Vectorworks.
In this session we looked at the resources that are on this web site and we looked at the new Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial manuals. This manual has a new chapter covering and introduction to 3D modeling.
This is the second session for the Landmark Special Interest Group for March 2013. The session started out with a discussion on what was included in my latest Vectorworks Landmark Tutorial Manual for Vectorworks 2013.
The consensus for today’s special-interest group was to look at Renderworks styles and lighting. Renderworks styles were introduced in Vectorworks 2012 and they allow you to create a rendering style with lighting options, quality options, and background options, and then save those settings. If you store the Renderworks style in your library, you will be able to access the style in every file.
In this session we looked at two main areas of Vectorworks. The first area we looked at was Constraints. Vectorworks has several constants that you can use to set up relationships between objects. The other areas we looked at were the Reshape tool and the Move by Points tool.
Vectorworks introduced this new service a few years ago. The aim of this service is to provide an upgrade each year, a video library, library objects and so on.
This session looked again at storing and organizing the plant library. One suggestion was to use separate files to store the plants in so that the plants would be grouped together by the type of use.
In this session we looked at importing a survey file and using the survey data to prepare for creating a Site model.
In this session we looked at detailing. We have covered detailing in an earlier manual, but there are always questions about how to finish the project and detail. Of course, how you detail depends on your drawing philosophy.
When you present your design you cannot be sure that others are thinking of the same thing that you are. One of the ways around this is to create images of your design, so they can see it from several views.
Like the other session this month, this session focused on creating and storing plants. this session also had time to look at storing plants in the default content and in the Resource Browser.