• Interactive Workshops August 2018 – Cloud Services

    For some time, Vectorworks has offered cloud services as part of the Vectorworks Service Select (VSS) subscription. Most users know that VSS gives them a free upgrade each year, but what about the other things that are included? This manual will be looking at the cloud services part of VSS.

  • Interactive Workshops July 2018 – Creating and Managing Details

    For any construction project, details are an important part of the drawing set. It can take a long time to fully detail a project, so let’s look at how to draw a detail and some strategies for speeding up the drawings. We will look at importing details, applying the principles…

  • Interactive Workshops June 2018 – Site Modifiers

    Modifying sites is a fundamental part of landscape and architectural design. It is one of the most common questions that I get asked about site modeling. We will look at the details of site modifying, starting with the basic concept of site modifying.

  • Interactive Workshops May 2018 – Complex Roofs

    I often find that the standard Vectorworks roof will not make the roof that I want. If you work on renovation projects, you will find that the standard Vectorworks roof will not be able to draw the final roof that you need, and sometimes you will find that the standard…

  • Interactive Workshops April 2018 – Putting a Project Together

    In the past, we have looked at Design Layers, Classes, Viewports, Sheet Layers, and other organizing concepts. The purpose of this manual is to look at how to bring all of these together to work on a large project. We will be looking in detail at some of these concepts to…

  • Interactive Workshops March 2018 – Back to Basics – Worksheets

    Worksheets are like simple spreadsheets. They allow you to calculate and report information in your Vectorworks files. This is a powerful technique. It has been available in Vectorworks for many years. You can use worksheets to find objects, report them, and do calculations on them. Worksheets are a very helpful part…

  • Interactive Workshops February 2018 – Creating Site Models

    A site model is a 2D and 3D representation of a mathematical model that is based on 3D data. In simple terms, a site model is a 3D digital version of your site. You can use it for visualization, solar studies, cut and fill calculations, and much more. These sessions…

  • Interactive Workshops January 2018 – Title Blocks and Document Issues

    Title blocks have undergone a major overhaul in Vectorworks 2018. The old Sheet Border tool has been completely replaced with a new Title Block Border tool and Drawing Issue command. The title blocks have been changed to use object styles, their layout is easier to change and customize, adding revisions and…

  • Interactive Workshops December 2017 – Wrap Up for 2017

    This is an important session where we will look at the main parts of of the workshop sessions that we covered this year. But even more important, we will be discussing the topics that we want to cover next year. If you want to help choose topics for next year,…

  • Interactive Workshops November 2017 – Door and Window Object Styles

    Object styles are a powerful technique for controlling objects. On one end of the object style spectrum, you have plug-in objects, which are individual and flexible; on the other end, you have symbols, which are fixed—when you edit one, they all update. Object styles can be anything in between a plug-in…

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