Monday, March 11, 2013

[Archoncad] Weekly Digest Email 15 (blogs and movies for Vectorworks)

I have added some posts to my main web site this week. Click on the links to read more...

Archoncad Newsletter - Upgrade Your Training, not Your Software

As CAD users we are all encouraged by salesmen to look at their competing
products. One of my customers had a demonstration recently of another product
and called me to say "I think I am going to change" Naturally my reaction to
this was one of surprise.

Education_009 - Quickstart to Vectorworks

When I acquire a new software, I am looking for a guide that spells out the main
concepts in a concise manner. This manual is just that. It is not a
comprehensive manual, but one that gets you started quickly.

Education_003 - Introduction to Vectorworks

Introduction to Vectorworks

Firstly Vectorworks is not a cheap or low-powered program. It is a very
powerful program as well as being good value for money

Education_002 - New Ways of Drawing

New Ways of Drawing

When you are drawing on your drawing board or even in some CAD programs, you
draw with lines (lines, circles and arcs). The tendency is to carry the same
practice on when you use VectorWorks.

Education_001 - Introduction to CAD

Introduction to CAD

CAD stands for Computer Aided Drafting or Computer Aided Design. It means using
the computer to draw.

Creating a Rendered View In Black and White

I had a client asking about a rendered view where you can see all the lights and
shadows, but only in black and white.

SST_1302 Animations with Vectorworks

When you present your design you cannot be sure that others are thinking of the
same thing that you are. One of the ways around this is to create images of your
design, so they can see it from several views. These can be rendered views so
your client can see the light, shadows, and textures. These images work well
with printed media, but if you want them to fully understand design, a movie is

Landmark_SIG_021 Special Interest Group February 2013

This session looked again at storing and organizing the plant library. One
suggestion was to use separate files to store the plants in so that the plants
would be grouped together by the type of use.

Landmark_SIG_020 Special Interest Group February 2013

In this session we looked at importing a survey file and using the survey data
to prepare for creating a Site model.



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