• Podcast 223 – Roadway (Custom Kerb)

    I think that this tool is one of the most flexible roading tools that Vectorworks has. It allows you to change the width, add an intersection, and make all sorts of adjustments.

  • Saving Favorites/Bookmarks

    When you use websites,especially my web sites, there are often pages that you want to go back to. The way to get back to these pages is to save the location as a bookmark or favorite. If you are using Google Chrome, Opera, or Safari, then  watch the YouTube video. If…

  • Podcast 216 – Full Screen Window Macintosh Yosemite

    I recently upgraded my computer to Yosemite. I have a habit of wanting to see my drawing window full-screen. However, when I click on the green button to make my drawing wonderful screen I have been losing my menubar. In this movie I will show you how to change this….

  • Podcast 215 – Test Yourself Exercise – 7

    Chapter 7 is an introduction to 3D modeling. 3D modelling is important in Vectorworks (as you will notice from chapter 2). Chapter 7 covered techniques like extrusions, add solid, subtract solid and so on. You can use those techniques to create the bracket showing here.

  • Podcast 214 – Test Yourself Exercise – 6

    The purpose of chapter 6 is to have an exercise that brings together many of the drawing tools and techniques that you need into one exercise. This exercise is designed to reinforce the flow of tools from start to finish. It will use techniques that you have learned in chapters…

  • Podcast 213 – Test Yourself Exercise – 5

    Chapter 5 was all about organizing information in Vectorworks. It is very important to learn how to use design layers, classes, sheet layers and viewports to create drawings. These concepts are extremely powerful and a fundamental to using Vectorworks effectively. In this exercise you should open up the test file…

  • Podcast 212 – Duplicate Along Path

    This is a great technique for duplicating objects so that they follow a path. You can choose to have a number of objects evenly spaced along the path, or you can choose the spacing between the objects. The objects can be planar or 3D; they will still duplicate along the…

  • Podcast 211 – Test Yourself Exercise – 4

    I am the author of the Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual. I was recently talking to a university tutor that uses this manual with the students. They wanted an exercise that would extend the students’ knowledge of basic tools and commands. At the end of the fourth chapter of this manual the students should…

  • Podcast 210 – Why is my Vectorworks Plant Schedule Wrong?

    When you use the standard Vectorworks Plant counting schedule, it does not always count the spacing, height and spread accurately. The problem is that Vectorworks multiplies the values of these by the number of plants or the number of plant groups that you have in the file. The solution that…

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