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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Landmark_SIG_068 Special Interest Group March (am) 2015

This session looked at the differences between using a Massing Model and creating a simple house with standard Wall and Roof tools. As demonstrated there are more benefits when using the latter, e.g. can add windows and doors. It also … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Vectorworks Tip 268 – Site Modelling – Grade Limits

Grade Limits are used to limit the extent of the changes to the site model. Outside the grade limits the site model is not affected. visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Friday, May 22, 2015

Landmark_SIG_067 Special Interest Group February (pm) 2015

This session looked at the challenges (bugs) encountered when counting plants in a worksheet, especially in regard of their height, spread, and quantity. It also covered in detail how to create your own report (worksheet, schedule), how to edit an … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Vectorworks Tip 267 – Hardscape – 3D Settings

The 3D settings on the hardscape object allow you to create the 3D part of the hardscape where you can choose to create a slab, site modifier, or texture bed. visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Landmark_SIG_066 Special Interest Group February (am) 2015

This session looked at the best tool to use when creating planted or landscaped areas: Plant tool, Landscape Area tool, Hardscape tool, or Texture Bed tool and how to edit them (e.g. content, plant types, spacing, as well as visually). … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Vectorworks Tip 266 – Curtain Wall – Edit Curtain Wall Tool

Once you have created the wall as a curtain wall, you can edit the individual panels and frames with the Edit Curtain Wall tool. visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Landmark_SIG_065 Special Interest Group January (pm) 2015

In this session we looked at how to create a Site Model by importing a Shapefile and how to use a Hardscapes as a Site Modifier. We started by importing a Shapefile, simplifying it (Simplify Polys command), editing its crop and … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Vectorworks Tip 265 – Reshape Tool – Moving Vertices

The first mode on the Tool bar allows you to move a vertex. You would use this if you wanted to change just one part of a polygon or polyline. This can be used on more than just polygons and … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Landmark_SIG_064 Special Interest Group January (am) 2015

This session looked at Line Types and the Landscape Area tool. We looked at how to create, edit and apply various line types, and the difference between ‘Page Based Units’ and ‘World Based Units’. Line Types are a Resource that … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

SST_1505 – Roofing in Vectorworks

Roofs in Vectorworks are powerful, but most users do not understand how much they can change and edit the roof. The purpose of this manual is to show you how flexible the roof is, and what to do in complex … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Saturday, May 16, 2015

SST_1503 – BIM for Landscape in Vectorworks

Building Information Modelling is a powerful way of dealing with landscape information in Vectorworks. There is a lot of talk about Building Information Modelling (BIM) in relation to architecture, but not a lot of talk about BIM in relation to landscape. The principles … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Vectorworks Tip #264 – Site Modeling – Site Modifiers – 3D Polygon

A 3D Polygon can be a site modifier if you assign it to the correct class. The important thing is the class, if you do not assign it to the class, it will not work as a Site Modifier. visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Vectorworks Tip #264 - Site Modeling - Site Modifiers - 3D Ploygon http://learn.archoncad.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/image112-300x144.png

A 3D Polygon can be a site modifier if you assign it to the correct class. The important thing is the class, if you do not assign it to the class, it will not work as a Site Modifier.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Edge: Archoncad and the Vectorworks Design Summit

Editor’s Note: What did you miss by not going to the the first ever Vectorworks Design Summit in Philadelphia? Find out from this interview with the one and only Jonathan Pickup. For the few of you who don’t know, Jonathan is the … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Vectorworks Tip #263 – Hardscape – 2D Settings

These settings control the way that the hardscape appears in plan. You can control the main pattern, the border, tag and hardscape name. Most of these settings can be edited on the Object Info palette, but detailed control of the … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Vectorworks Tip #263 - Hardscape - 2D Settings

These settings control the way that the hardscape appears in plan. You can control the main pattern, the border, tag, and hardscape name. Most of these settings can be edited on the Object Info palette, but detailed control of the settings is on the Hardscape preferences dialog box.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Interactive Workshops May 2015 (1505) – Roofing

If you are an architect it will be unusual to create a building that does not have a roof. If you are a landscaper then it is useful to create a simple building with a simple roof that reflects the … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Vectorworks Tip #262 – Walls – Setting Curtain Wall Panel Preferences

Use the Wall Preferences dialog box to access the Panel Settings. The panels are the parts of the Curtain Wall between the frames. You can choose the type of panel, the fill, and texture on of the panels. If you … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Vectorworks Tip #262 - Walls - Setting Curtain Wall Panel Preferences

Use the Wall Preferences dialog box to access the Panel Settings. The panels are the parts of the Curtain Wall between the frames. You can choose the type of panel, the fill, and texture on of the panels. If you save this as a Wall Style, you can use it on several walls (or even several projects).

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Vectorworks Tip #261- Reshape Tool - Concept

The Reshape tool is used to edit the vertices that control Polyline-based objects. This tool allows to move the vertex, change the vertex type, add a vertex, remove a vertex, and hide edges.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Vectorworks Tip #260 - Site Modeling - Site Modifiers - Align Stations

When you place a road, there is an option to send the station to the surface of the site model. But when you do that, the road might have some steep slopes as it follows the site. Aligning the stations vertically allows you to smooth out the slopes in the road. You can choose which stations are aligned on the settings dialog box.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Vectorworks Tip #259 - Hardscape - Concept

A hardscape is used to create flat hard areas (typically paving or decking). It is usually used to create the plan view of the paving, but it can also be used to create a 3D part and it can be used as a site modifier.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

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

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.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Vectorworks Tip #257 - Creating a Line Type

Use the Resource Browser to create a new Line Type. Use World Units for line types that should be based on real world sizes. Keep the graphics short and simple. If you make the main part of the line type too long, it will not be able to follow curves, or go around corners.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Vectorworks Tip #256 - Site Modeling - Site Modifiers - Custom Kerb

This is the road to use when you what to create a road and have flexibility over the shape and kerb arrangement. This road allows you to use the Reshape tool to add vertices, hide kerbs and change vertex types. In the image you can see that the road is not a uniform width.