Friday, February 24, 2006
Friday, February 17, 2006
I had a phone call yesterday from a friend of mine. He was having trouble with the compose command. He’s tracing over the site plan with lines then filleting the corners and composing the shape.
I suggested to him that it would be a lot easier to use the Polygon tool to trace over the shape and then use the fillet tool, or use the 2D Reshape tool, to modify the shape to suit the site plan. It would be quicker and it removes the need to compose the shape at the end.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Now you should work on a real project. Working on a real projects will put you under pressure to finish. This will help you to apply the skills that you have learned.
To improve your skill you should attend user group meetings and courses. The VectorWorks users that attend the user groups get better every month.
Monday, February 13, 2006
Preferences in VectorWorks are user choices that can change the way that VectorWorks appears to work, can change the way that drawings appear and can control some of the keyboard shortcuts.
There are two sorts of Preferences in VectorWorks, VectorWorks Preferences that affect all the files and Document Preferences that control settings specific to a file.
There are several preferences to choose from and the choices depend on your way of drawing. We will be covering Preferences in the first user group meeting this year, to be held in February.
Document Context where you right click away from everything;
Object Context where you right click on an object.
One of the commands I use a lot is Add Surface. I used to have a keyboard shortcut for this, but that means taking your hand off the mouse. I added this command to the right-mouse using the Workspace Editor. Now when I want to use Add Surface, I can right-mouse click and choose Add Surface straight away.
Sunday, February 12, 2006
There are other reasons, and I’ll cover these as I have an example to write about.