Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
In this month's session we looked at getting the concept drawings set up. Since we already have the apartments on the site, we can use that to get the site plan and site sections. One of the users wanted to see how we could analyse the site cut and fill, so we looked at the site modifiers and we changed them after we had the drawings set up to see the updates.
These sessions are proving to be really popular:
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Thank you again for the BIM SIG yesterday. I really like how this example project is evolving.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Introduction to Lines
Saturday, November 30, 2013
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Friday, November 29, 2013
There are 194 movies and a total running time of 5:44:49.
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Reviews of this manual:
Review 1 : 5 starsJust downloaded your file,,,,,,, whoooo, this is excellent, Just excellent, I went over some of the items, and its a great way to see and find the videos on any subject, I watched the roof dormer, excellent. Just used the search tool and found all the items I wanted with ease, the videos are just perfect.Review 2 : 5 StarsI purchased the first “Guide to Productivity” for Vectorworks 2010. The text, videos and exercises were very easy to follow and actually fun. Jonathan has an incredibly easy way of explaining and demonstrating the power of Vectorworks. Searching and finding topics is very easy. Building your BIM model or presentation marketing can easily be created when following the steps in the manual. As a production resource it is invaluable. Since I purchased it I’ve kept it on my computer desktop, sometimes open on my second monitor. I am delighted to have the update for 2014.Great work Jon !!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
- Move Palettes
- Editing The Workspace
- Creating a New Menu
- Adding a Menu Command
- Adding a Keyboard Shortcut
- Removing a Command
- Removing a Menu
- Adding a Separator to a Menu
- Contextual Menus
- Tool Palettes and Tool Sets
- Create a New Tool Palette
- Adding Tools
- Adding Tools Together
- Hot Keys
- Deleting Tools
- Export Workspace
- Custom Selection
- Custom Tool/Attribute
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
When new poeple start in your office, it is the perfect time to make sure that they know Vectorworks well. Since they will be working for you, it's important that they know how to use Vectorworks first, then they need to understand how you are using it.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Saturday, April 06, 2013
SST_1304 - Creating Construction Details
Creating construction details is a major part of your contract documentation.
But how should you create these details? Is it possible to use BIM techniques
to create all your detailing?
For some projects, using BIM techniques will not give the content all the
graphic style required for detailing.
Online Sessions for April 2013
This month the online workshop sessions will be looking at detailing in
Vectorworks. we also have special interest group meetings for Vectorworks
architect, Vectorworks landmark, and for the education sector. Do not forget to
Education_SIG_003 Education Special Interest Group March 2013
In this session we looked at the resources that are on this web site and we
looked at t
epodcast175 - Clip Cube for 3D Modeling
Vectorworks 2013 introduced this concept called the Clip Cube. The clip cube
is a 3-D modeling technique that allows you to hide all the 3-D objects outside
of the clip cube.
Education_m_002 - Extrusions and Modeling
3D modeling in Vectorworks is fun and it allows you to create objects that have
never existed before.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
This week I posted the following blogs:
Education_m_001 - Introduction to 3D Modeling
Introduction to 3D Modeling
In this exercise you will create a simple 3D model using simple tools and
commands. You can then use this model to create drawings using a new concept
called Viewports. We will be using a quick command to create the viewports from
the 3-D model. This command is only available if you using Vectorworks
Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, or Designer. The command we will be using is not
available if you have Vectorworks Fundamentals.
Education_008 - Viewing
There are several viewing tools. Some of the tools are located in the Tool
palette, and some are on the View bar at the top of the drawing window. We will
look at the most useful tools and techniques later in this manual.
epodcast174 - 3D Snapping for 3D Modeling
In Vectorworks 2011 you could snap to objects that were not on the working
plane. In Vectorworks 2013 there is now a preference that controls whether you
can snap to points that are not on the working plane.
Education_007 - Dimensions
A drawing without dimensions is pretty useless. It is important that when you
place dimensions you place them accurately. Learning to dimension your drawings
accurately will allow you to draw more quickly in Vectorworks.
Education_006 - Applying Graphic Attributes
Applying Graphic Attributes
Vectorworks is a very graphic program. We have control over the stacking order
of objects ( the way things appear at the front or the back), we can assign
colors to objects, we can change line weights and line styles, and so on. It is
important that you understand how to control the graphic style of objects so
that you can make your drawings more readable.
Education_005 - Snapping
Snapping in Vectorworks means that you use other objects on the screen to draw
Education_004 - Basic Concepts
To be able run the software efficiently you need to learn the basic concepts of
Vectorworks first. This section of the manual is designed to show you the
concepts that form the basis of Vectorworks. We will learn to make a few simple
objects, how to select objects, who to delete objects, and how to delete
Apple Increases Account Security With Optional Two-Step Verification System for
Apple has implemented a new two-step verification system for Apple IDs (via
9to5Mac), adding an additional layer of protection for Apple accounts with an
extra security code and a "trusted" device.
Landmark_SIG_023 Special Interest Group March 2013
This is the second session for the Landmark Special Interest Group for March
2013. The session started out with a discussion on what was included in my
latest Vectorworks Landmark Tutorial Manual for Vectorworks 2013.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
This week I added new posts to my web site:
PDF Quality on Export PDF
Some clients want to make sure that the PDF files they export are to a high standard. There are some settings you can use to control the output of PDF drawings, but it depends on how you are trying to create the PDF's
New Vectorworks Architect tutorial available
I'm really happy that Nemetschek Vectorworks have just announced my new Architect Tutorial Manual for Vectorworks 2013. Each year when I update my manuals, I try to ensure that I have including the most up to date workflows.
I visited a client the other day for training, and I really wished that he had this manual. There were so many questions that he asked about roofing, setting up wall styes, creating areas, and so on, that were answered by this manual. It would have been easier for me to teach him and it would have made our training time more productive.
SST_1303 Vectorworks Service Select
Vectorworks introduced this service a few years ago. The aim of this service is to provide an upgrade each year, a video library, library objects and so on. The manual of now available for online reading and downloading.