Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014
To create a Site Model you require 3D data for the spot levels of the site. There are several ways to do this. One way of creating your site model is to import an image file showing contours, then trace along the contours of the polygon tool. There is a command that will convert your 2D polys to 3D contours.
Friday, December 19, 2014
I often use Intersect Solids to create a complex shape. The basic strategy with this concept is that you create two shapes. This command will find where the shapes overlap each other (intersect each other), giving me the object that I require.
This is a simple design that you could probably generate after going through chapter 2 of my Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual. All it uses is simple extrusions, but it does not convey the feeling of the outdoor space.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Check the spelling of your worksheets. When you select a worksheet you cannot use the right-click (contextual) menu to check the spelling. But you can go to Text on the menu bar and choose check spelling from there. This command checks for your worksheet looking for spelling mistakes. If it finds words that you know are spelled correctly but not in the dictionary, Vectorworks will show these words as misspelled. If you add these words to your dictionary, Vectorworks will use them from now on.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014
When you select text, you can use the right-click to choose Check Spelling…. This does not work if you select a call out. You might think that that will stop you from checking the spelling in a callout note. If you select a call out object (or even several of them) then you can go to Text on the Menu bar and choose Check spelling… This will then check the spelling of all of the selected called out notes.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Friday, December 05, 2014
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
This is a great way of creating utility scripts in your files. This command will create a custom script that can control the text, symbols, layers, classes, snaps, etc. to set up the utility script for your snaps, set the snaps you want first, then go to the menu bar and choose Tools > Custom Tool/Attribute. Fill in the settings on the dialog box and choose the option to create a script. Give you a script in your file that you can use to reset the snapping whenever you need it.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
At the start of this year I started posting regular tips and tricks on my website. I call these my 10 second tips because they only take 10 seconds to read. I try to make them so that you will be able to read these tips each day without spending a lot of time...
I have been working to catch up with my manuals on the Amazon Kindle store. I have been creating new covers for the kindle books.
If you are a subscriber then you do not need to buy the kindle version, you already have access to these manuals on this website. Your manuals have the movie links in them (which the kindle books do not).