• 3D Modeling Special Interest Group – November 2017

    In this session, we covered importing a SketchUp chair into a Vectorworks file, discussed some of the changes to the Subdivision Modeling modes in Vectorworks 2018, and highlighted some stair tricks and tips, such as making a simple stair into a site modifier and quickly creating a custom stair.

  • Getting Started Special Interest Group November 2017

    In this session, we looked at how to add the file with your 2017 resource library to the Resource Manager in Vectorworks 2018 and how to use the various stair tools that come in Vectorworks, including the “hidden” tools.

  • Landscape Special Interest Group October 2017 pm

      In this session, we looked at unwrapping a box with a lid, applying textures to hardscapes, constructing stairs with stair tools other than the standard Vectorworks stair, and adding custom colors.

  • Vectorworks Tip 436 – Creating a Curved Stair

    In this example I’m using the Circular Stair tool (remember this is part of the legacy tools that you will have to add to your workspace). Like the simple stair, the curve stair allows you to create a quick curving stair, which I find is useful for concept drawings where…

  • Vectorworks Tip 430 – Creating a Left Stair With the Simple Stair Tool

    Unlike other stair tools, the simple stair has all of its options on the Object Info palette. This makes it extremely quick to make the changes to the stair. In order to create a left stair, you can choose this option from the Object Info palette.

  • Vectorworks Tip 426 – Creating a Straight Stair With the Simple Stair Tool

    For concept design, I think the simple stair takes a lot of beating. It’s easy to use, it’s very quick to use, and it gives you some pleasing results without too much bother with settings. Because it is a simple stair, you have very limited graphic and handrail abilities, but…

  • Vectorworks Tip 418 – Creating a Dog-Leg Stair With The Custom Stair Tool

    Remember that the custom stair tool is designed to be used as a kit of parts. This means that to create a dogleg stair we need three parts: a straight flight, a U-Landing, and a straight flight for the final part of the stair. Once you understand that the stair…

  • Vectorworks Tip 414 – Creating a Straight Stair With the Custom Stair Tool

    The custom stair tool is not part of the default workspace, you have to edit yourself from the legacy category. The custom stair tool is very flexible and is designed to be used like a kit of parts. In this tip will just look at a simple straight stair, but…

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