• Vectorworks Tips 454 – Workflows – Create Objects From Shapes

    Your workflow is the way that you work, the way that you use a tool/technique and then move onto the next tool/technique. As Vectorworks changes and updates every year you need to keep an eye on your workflows to ensure that you are using the latest and most efficient methods….

  • Vectorworks Tips 452 – Workflows – Title Blocks

    Your workflow is the way that you work, the way that you use a tool or technique and then move on to the next tool or technique. As Vectorworks changes and updates every year, you need to keep an eye on your workflows to ensure that you are using the…

  • Vectorworks Tips 451 – Workflows 1

    Your workflow is the way that you work, the way that you move from one tool or technique to the next. Your way of working is probably a series of workflows. Take editing a viewport as an example. When you want to edit a viewport, you can right-click on it…

  • epodcast203 – Roof Face Framing

    Vectorworks has a Roof Framing command that is designed to create framing members for a roof (which I covered some time ago). You can also use this to create framing for roof faces. When I create roof faces I tend to be sloppy about the pitch line of the roof…

  • epodcast202 – Nudge Tips

    Nudge is where you move objects a small amount using the shift+arrow keys. It can be useful, but watch out if you need to measure the objects. There are also Vectorworks Preferences that control the nudging. In this extended podcast I explain all the options.

  • epodcast201 – Viewport Editing Tips 1

    you should be using viewports to create your drawings. But when you do you might find that it is slow to go in and out of the viewports to edit the annotations. If you change the edit dialogue box for viewports, you can make it very quick to enter a…

  • epodcast200 – Create Dimension Standards

    When you create a Dimension Standard you will find that it is only in the file you created it. Unlike other resources, Dimension Standards cannot be exported to your library. They also do not appear in the Resource Manager. However, you can import Dimension Standards from  another file.  When you…

  • epodcast199 – Create Similar Object

    When you are creating your projects, you often want to create more objects like to ones you already have. You could copy an paste an object, but then you have to move it and edit it. The Create Similar Object command sets the same tool, class, and tool settings as…

  • epodcast198 – Slab Drainage

    Vectorworks 2017 introduced Slab Drainage. There is a specific tool to use to create the drainage. This tool has several modes that allow you to add a drain, edit the location and direction, connect drains together, and edit the valleys. The slab drainage can change the entire slab, or it can…

  • epodcast197 – Select Similar Tool

    I use this tool a lot to select a group of things that are similar. You can define how similar they are. They could be the same class, the came object type, or a combination of these. You can save your favorite settings so that you can recall them easily.

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