• Vectorworks Tips 460 – Class Tags

    One of the new techniques with class filtering (see Vectorworks Tips 459) is the ability to add tags to classes. You can add more than one tag to a class so that you can choose to have the class appear in more than one filter.

  • Vectorworks Tip 458 – How to Select Objects With Similar Record Information

    I have been running a course for landscapers this week and I had a question about selecting objects with a specific record format attached, or with a specific field value. One method is to use the Select Similar tool. This tool is designed to select objects that are somehow similar.

  • Vectorworks Tip 457 – Saved Views And Layer Combinations

    Saved Views And Layer Combinations There is a feature in Archicad call Layer Combinations that is often used to say the software is better than Vectorworks. The feature is used to set up layers (classes in Vectorworks) for viewing and designing, and to control viewports. However, Vectorworks has a similar feature called Saved Views. Vectorworks…

  • Vectorworks Tip 456 – Maximum Undos

    Maximum Undos Vectorworks has a maximum number of undos. The number is set in Vectorworks Preferences.

  • Vectorworks Tips 455 – Controlling the Elevation of a Massing Model

    You can control the elevation of a massing model by setting the Z value in the Object Info palette. You can also use the Send to Surface command. When you use Send to Surface command, Vectorworks will send the insertion point of your massing model to sit on the site…

  • Vectorworks Tips 454 – Workflows – Create Objects From Shapes

    Your workflow is the way that you work, the way that you use a tool/technique and then move onto the next tool/technique. As Vectorworks changes and updates every year you need to keep an eye on your workflows to ensure that you are using the latest and most efficient methods….

  • Vectorworks Tips 453 – Workflows – Creating Symbols For Efficiency

    Most users are able to create symbols, and all users should be able to use symbols. Symbols are relatively small repeatable objects, and most Vectorworks users use symbols to speed up the drawing process. There are two workflows for using symbols: a quick workflow versus an inefficient workflow. Some users…

  • Vectorworks Tips 452 – Workflows – Title Blocks

    Your workflow is the way that you work, the way that you use a tool or technique and then move on to the next tool or technique. As Vectorworks changes and updates every year, you need to keep an eye on your workflows to ensure that you are using the…

  • Vectorworks Tips 451 – Workflows 1

    Your workflow is the way that you work, the way that you move from one tool or technique to the next. Your way of working is probably a series of workflows. Take editing a viewport as an example. When you want to edit a viewport, you can right-click on it…

  • Vectorworks Tips 450 – Useful Keyboard Keys

    I have used these so much that I often use them without thinking.  It is easy to forget that other people might not know them: G: Creates a temporary datum U: Changes the modes on the Tool Bar X: Selection tool J + Click: Select coincident objects (select objects whose edges…

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