• Architect_077 Architect Special Interest Group September 2015 (am)

    In this session we started by looking at wall styles. The question was about using wall styles to draw an existing project. One of the problems with using wall styles is the challenge when you come to draw an existing plan and the wall widths are not consistent. This could involve you having…

  • Vectorworks Tip 299 – Quickly Changing The Active Class

    In a similar way that you can with the active layer, you can quickly change the active class. Hold down the control key (Windows) or the command key (Macintosh) and use the left and right arrows to quickly change your active class. one way that you can use this to is…

  • Vectorworks Tip #247 – Plants – Default Plant Classes

    Many of the plant objects that come standard with Vectorworks have a class structure already. You could call this the default class structure for plants. Generally the outline of the plant is on a specific class (Plants-Component-Outline) the color fill is on a specific class (Plants-Component-Color Fill) and the line…

  • cadmovie1501_01 – Stories, Layers and Levels – Part 1

    Design Layers and Classes Design Layers are an organizing concept to help you to develop your designs. You can think of layers as being containers. The design layer contains your design. Some people say “layers are where information is, classes are what information is.”

  • cadmovie1072 – Creating and Managing Libraries – Part 4

    Layer and class standards are part of developing your library. When you create symbols you will use specific classes. When you create other information on the drawings you will use layers and classes. It would be easier to have a set of layers and classes that you use in a…

  • Vectorworks Tip #164 – Text – Use Text Styles with Classes

    One of the new features with Vectorworks 2015 is the ability to link a class to a Text Style. This gives you a similar control to controlling the graphic style of objects with a class. When you assign your text to a class it will automatically use the text style…

  • Landmark_SIG_055 Special Interest Group August (pm) 2014

    In the session we looked at three main topics; whether it’s better to use classes or layers to divide up your design for scheduling and presentations, getting plants to locate at the correct elevation on a site model and solar studies. When it comes to a complex landscape plan it’s important…

  • Vectorworks Tip #147 – Basic Tools – Class Options

    One of the class options I’m not very keen on is Active Only. The reason I don’t like this very much is that always causes trouble with objects that are inside groups or symbols. It goes back to the basic concepts of Vectorworks that groups and symbols are container objects that…

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