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Friday, September 04, 2015

Landmark_SIG_077 Special Interest Group August (am) 2015

In this session we look at site modifiers. We started by looking at a site without any site modifiers at all and we use the technique of drawing simple objects (rectangles) and adding them together to create a polygon. There … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Thursday, September 03, 2015

3D Modelling Special Interest Group – August 2015

In this session the users want to look at a couple of things. The first thing they wanted to look at was how to make a 3D symbol of a refrigerator read better in elevation and perspective. This involved editing … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Architect_076 Architect Special Interest Group August 2015 (pm)

In this session we looked at creating a window schedule. When people talk about a window schedule there can be two possible things that they are talking about they could be talking about a written report giving the window number … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Architect_075 Architect Special Interest Group August 2015 (am)

In the session we looked at section viewports. There seems to be some confusion with dealing with section viewports, and so we went through several options and settings dealing with these. To start with we looked at a standard section … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Friday, August 07, 2015

Interactive Workshops August 2015 (1508) – Roading

In the sections we look at the Vectorworks roading tools. Roading is a slight challenge for Vectorworks, and that it’s not really a roading design package (which is a sophisticated topic) but it does have roading tools that can be … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Vectorworks and Windows 10

Here is the latest word form Vectorworks tech support… http://ift.tt/1KAGe4N visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Vectorworks Tip 297- Importing an Image File

Beginner – An easy way to import an image file is drag it and drop it onto Vectorworks from a Finder Window (or File Explorer window). Choose the required compression and click on the OK button. visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Vectorworks Tip 296 – How To Remove a Story

Beginner – Stories in Vectorworks are an essential organising system for architectural design, and if you wanted to remove a story from a Vectorworks model, you can. But remember to adjust the remaining stories. visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Friday, July 24, 2015

3D Modelling Special Interest Group – July 2015

In this session the users wanted to look at a stair that had non-standard treads on the lowest two steps. They wanted the steps to fair out at the bottom and they wanted a newel post at the end of … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Vectorworks Tip 295- Creating Massing Models for Adjoining Buildings

Intermediate – If you can import a PDF, DXF/DWG, Shapefile, or image from Google Earth, you can use that information to create the outlines of adjoining buildings for your projects, then use the right click to quickly make these into … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Landmark_SIG_076 Special Interest Group July (am) 2015

In this session we looked at the report from the earlier landscape session, but the users pointed out that the previous report only look for flat objects which is not much use on a sloping site. So the session took … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Vectorworks Tip 294 – Adjusting Dimension Whitness Lines

Beginner - If the dimension witness lines (the lines that go down to the object) are not the way you want, use the Selection tool to adjust them.  visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Architect_074 Architect Special Interest Group July 2015 (pm)

There was only one person at this session, so he was able to ask all the questions. The main issues related to a specific project that with a parapet boundary wall and he wanted to know how to create the … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Vectorworks Tip 293 – Cropping a PDF

Beginner – When you import a PDF file, you sometimes find that the PDF has too much information on it. The solution is to crop out the areas that are not required. visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Landmark_SIG_075 Special Interest Group July (pm) 2015

In this session we wanted to look at the ability to create reports. In particular, the user wanted to look at how to create a report with areas of hardscapes along with volumes of hardscapes. The first part of this … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Friday, July 17, 2015

Architect_073 Architect Special Interest Group July 2015 (am)

We looked at the Visibility tool, it is perfect for turning off the classes of unwanted information and it even works on classes of objects inside viewports (without entering the viewport). Holding down the V key will temporarily turn all … Continue reading visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Vectorworks Tip 292 – Create Massing Models Quickly

Intermediate – A quick way to create a massing model is to use the Create Objects from Shapes… command from the contextual menu. You can find this by right clicking on an object. visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Vectorworks Tip 291 – Moving Dimension Text

  Beginner – Even if you get the dimension line in the correct location, you might want to move the dimension text. Use the Selection tool to relocate the dimension text to the required location. visit http://ift.tt/1oggtvD