Vectorworks Tip #258 – Walls – Setting Curtain Wall Frame Preferences

image103Intermediate Tip – There are two main parts to the curtain wall – the frames and the panels. The frames have options to control the boundary and intermediate frames. There are several options, so work your way though the options carefully.

Vectorworks Tip #254 – Walls – Creating a Curtain Wall Style

2015-04-13_14-34-01Intermediate Tip – Creating a curtain wall style is similar to creating a regular wall style – both use the Wall Preferences dialog box. The difference in creating a curtain wall style is that you click on the curtain wall option which will show you different settings for the definition of a curtain wall. The insertion options for a curtain wall are the same as the insertion options for regular wall (top bound, bottom bound, class, and offsets).

Vectorworks Tip #250 – Curtain Wall – Concept

image092Beginner Tip – Vectorworks 2015 introduced a new type of wall – the curtainwall. For many years users have been asking for a wall type that would be able to create curtain walls for commercial buildings. Now we have it. There isn’t a special tool to create curtain walls, it is just another wall type.

SST_1411 – Walls and Wall Styles

Cover ImageI believe it is very important to learn to draw walls regardless of your profession. I believe that walls are useful for architects, landscapers, set designers, and engineers.

If you’re doing architectural work, then it should be absolutely clear why you need to use walls to draw your projects, but that’s making a large assumption on my part. The reason I assume that you should be using walls if you’re doing an architectural project has because walls do such a great job of creating the 2-D plan and 3-D part of your buildings. I know some clients would rather use rectangles to draw their buildings rather than learn how to use the walls properly. This might be all right to create a sort of plan, but it certainly will not help you if you want to create a BIM project. Walls on the other hand can replicate the look that you want in plan, but they will also create a 3-D part that you can use as part of your BIM project.

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