Thursday, December 29, 2005

VectorWorks 12 Architect Manual

I am just putting the finishing touches on the revised VectorWorks Architect manual for version 12. You may think that it’s just an update of the old manual, but no, the manual has been substantially re-written. The manual has a new structure and covers topics in the order that you would if you were drawing a 2 storey house renovation project on a sloping site:
• drawing the site
• site modelling
• drawing the house and checking against the site constraints
• creating the existing and proposed roofs and finding how the old and new intersect
• setting up the concept drawing that shows the existing building, proposed house, site plan, 2 elevations and a perspective.
• then there are notes on how to complete the working drawings (construction documents).

This manual will be added to my manual page shortly:

Monday, December 26, 2005

Happy New Year to you all

Well, the old year is over and a New Year begins. At this time of the year many people look at their achievements for the last year and plan what they want to achieve next year. A couple of years ago, I started to write down yearly goals. It a great feeling to meet and exceed the goals.

You should write down some goals that you want to achieve this year and look at them every week. On Friday, look at your goals and make some plans for the coming week to get closer to your goals.