• Interactive Workshops October 2014 (1410) – What’s New in Vectorworks 2015

    Every year Vectorworks gets updated and there are always lots of new features. But more than needing new features what we really need to know are the benefits of these new features. Features are nice, but benefits have a reward – they make Vectorworks easier to use, faster to use, more powerful.

  • 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…

  • Interactive Workshops May 2014 – Back to Basics – Worksheets

    Worksheets allow you count and schedule items in Vectorworks. For example you can count all the trees in a site, schedule all the doors on a particular floor of a project, count up and schedule even find the weight of a bracket in a 3D model. Worksheets are an underused…

  • Interactive Workshops April 2014 – Spaces

    Space objects in Vectorworks are very powerful and they have a lot of options. This means that you have to be aware of the options and settings in the Space Preferences. Once you have set the preferences the way that suits you, it is easy to create the spaces you…

  • Interactive Workshops March 2014 – IFC

    IFC Exporting and Importing – There has been a lot of talk recently about Building Information Modeling. In some countries this has become a major topic because some governments are moving towards a situation where all projects will be delivered using BIM principles. A major part of BIM this is…

  • Interactive Workshops February 2014 – Introduction to Plants and Planting

    Introduction to Planting – Planting in Vectorworks is very important for designers and landscapers. But not every object in Vectorworks is a plant, only specific objects can be thought of as plants. A plant is to the combination of 2D graphics 3D graphics and data. These are combined together to create…

  • Interactive Workshops January 2014 – Introduction to BIM

    BIM (Building Information Modeling) seems to be a hot topic at the moment and there are many users who do not have a clear understanding of what BIM really is. These sessions are the online sessions for the SST_1401 manual.

  • Interactive Workshops December 2013 – Wrap Up for 2013

    At the end of the year we always have a session where we briefly go over all the manuals for the year. This year we covered a range of topics from beginner to advanced. These topics are based on feedback from subscribers, so please remember to tell me what topics…

  • Interactive Workshops November 2013 – Back to Basics Part 2

    In September 2013 we looked at the basic creating tools because it is important to make sure that you understand how to use the basic tools. learning the basics is not a luxury, it is essential. In these sessions we looked at the basic editing tools for the same reasons,…

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