• Getting Started Special Interest Group January 2018

    In this session, we solved text challenges with worksheet columns, revision notes, and objects, as well as covering how to join walls without a mitered joint and discussing how to present your existing and proposed site models without too much clutter.

  • Getting Started Special Interest Group February 2017

    In this session we looked at creating text, dimensions, and annotations. Should you put all of your text and annotations on the design layer or should they will go in the annotation part of the viewport. It’s a good idea to be consistent and it also depends on how you…

  • Landscape Special Interest Group May (am) 2016

    Topics covered: 00:20   Attaching non-graphic information to objects (record formats) 00:56   using text along the path to create takes in 2-D and 3-D, using a polyline then reshaping the polyline with the reshaped tool 09:29   modified by record command allows you to edit objects based on record information…

  • Vectorworks Tip #197 – Text – Text Tracking

    Text Tracking allows you to adjust the spacing between letters, so you can make the spacing closer or further apart. No longer do you have to put in spaces to spread the text out. 

  • Vectorworks Tip #188 – Text – Check Spelling of Callouts

    Check the spelling of your Callouts. When you select text, you can use the right-click to choose Check Spelling, but this does not work if you select a callout. You might think that that will stop you from checking the spelling in a callout note. If you select a callout…

  • Vectorworks Tip #184 – Text – Text along a Path

    If you ever need to create text that follows a curving path, use this command from the Text menu. As well as creating 2D text that follows a curving path, this command will also create 3D text that follows the path.

  • Vectorworks Tip #180 – Text – Find/Replace Text

    Find/Replace Text is a fantastic command for finding and replacing text in your drawings. I once had a client who had to change all of the notes that related to the roof strap bracing. Using this command meant that it will be done at once without having to look for every…

  • Vectorworks Tip #176 – Text – Variable Tab Widths

    Vectorworks 2015 allows you to create blocks of text with variable spacing for the tab settings. This is new. In the past, all of the tab settings were the same width. Now you can create blocks of text with different width settings with the tabs.

  • Vectorworks Tip #172 – Text – Check Spelling

    Vectorworks has a spell checker allowing you to check the spelling of individual blocks of text, all the selected text or all the text in the entire drawing.

  • Vectorworks Tip #166 – Text – Use Text Styles with Dimension Standards

    If you create text styles you can connect them to your custom dimension standards. This means that every time you place a dimension it will automatically set the text to the right style, ensuring that all of your dimension text is the way you want it.

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