• Landscape Special Interest Group October 2017 am

      In this session, we looked at exporting DWG files, ensuring that new classes have the visibility that you want, managing your saved view settings, attaching images to plant tags, and changing your Callout Tool preferences.

  • Landscape Special Interest Group June (am) 2016

    Topics Covered: 00:22   Import DXF/DWG files using Import Single DXF/DWG, looking at the Import Location options to centre the file on the drawing area 07:58   Referencing the DXF/DWG file rather than importing directly – what the advantages and disadvantages are 15:22   Moving the page area to line…

  • Vectorworks Tip 416 – DXF/DWG Dimensions

    If you get the units wrong when you’re importing a DXF/DWG file, you will end up with information that is the incorrect size. This can be fixed, but it is better to get the units correct. One of the techniques I use is to check the scale settings to see…

  • Vectorworks Tip 412 – DXF/DWG Units

    If you get the units wrong when you’re importing a DXF/DWG file, you will end up with information that is the incorrect size. This can be fixed, but it is better to get the units correct. One of the techniques I use is to check the scale settings to see…

  • Vectorworks Tip 408 – DXF/DWG – Line Weights.

    Older versions of AutoCAD did not carry line weight information and they used to use colours to represent line weights for printing. Some users of AutoCAD still use colours to represent line weights. When you imported DXF/DWG file you can specify which colours are equal to its line weights. Vectorworks…

  • Vectorworks Tip 404 – DXF/DWG – Drag And Drop Importing.

    If you can locate your imported DXF/DWG file in a Finder window (file explorer) and you can see your Vectorworks drawing window, then you can drag your DXF/DWG file from your finder window onto your Vectorworks drawing window, and Vectorworks will then import that DXF file. This is known as…

  • Vectorworks Tip 400 – DXF/DWG – What Is It?

    When you’re dealing with Vectorworks there really is very little difference between DXF and DWG, so I will treat these as the same type of file. DXF stands for Digital eXchange Format, while DWG is the native file format for AutoCAD. In simple terms, DXF/DWG is a simple way of…

  • Internal Origin and User Origin in Vectorworks 2015

    One of the problems in dealing with DXF/DWG files and Vectorworks is it they can often be imported with the information a long way from the internal origin of the Vectorworks file. This may not seem to be an issue, but it can affect things like Automatic Working Planes, the…

  • Interactive Workshops August 2014 (1408) – DXF/DWG

    We often have to work with consultants and clients that do not use Vectorworks. DXF or DWG (AutoCAD) is usually the best way to do this. It will allow the you to use their information in Vectorworks, or it will allow them to import your work. I know there are…

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