• Architect_063 Architect Special Interest Group February 2015 (am)

    The questions for today focussed on how to set up wall styles for a renovation project. When you are creating the walls from a survey, you often have several different wall thicknesses, but if you use wall styles, you will end up with several wall styles, so it is better…

  • Architect_062 Architect Special Interest Group January 2015 (pm)

    In this session we looked at setting up Design Layers, Levels, and Stories. There is always some choice about the elevation of Design Layers. The setting out of the Design Layers can be related to the top of the slab, and I usually set the elevation of the top of the ground floor…

  • Vectorworks Tip #206 – Stories and Design Layers

    Stories are the collection of settings for each floor; Design Layers are where you draw the information. You could think of Design Layers as being the container that you store all your design work in.

  • cadmovie1501_02 – Stories, Layers and Levels – Part 2

    How Layers, Levels and Stories Work Together There is a hierarchy to the structure of layers, levels and stories. Stories control the overall building setup – the heights between the floors of the building. When you are setting up a project, stories would be the first thing to create.

  • 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.”

  • Interactive Workshops January 2015 (1501) – Stories, Layers, and Levels

    These sessions followed the online manual and covered the topic of Stories, Layers and Levels. Design layers have been around for a long time, stories have been around for a few years, but levels are new to Vectorworks 2015. The purpose of these sessions was to cover the topics in the manual…

  • SST_1501- Layers, Levels, and Stories

    Design layers are one of the fundamental organizing concepts in Vectorworks, They are used to break the design into manageable chunks but they should not be confused with classes. Use design layers and classes to create the structure for the file which enables the creation of drawings using viewpoints and…

  • 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…

  • cadmovie1022 – Introduction to BIM – Part 2

    Layers and stories are the keystones of your BIM workflow. Layers are used to divide the project and stories are used to group layers. Stories are an organizing concept that groups design layers to make it easy to adjust different levels of the building. They also allow you to control…

  • BIM_SIG_030 Special Interest Group September 2013

    In this session we looked at a complex roof and how to deal with it. The trick is to break the roof into sections and deal with each section separately. Part of this process uses the old Fit Walls to Roof… command which has now been renamed Fit Walls to Objects…

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