Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Basic shapes, part of Learning Vectorworks (2014).
…The basis of any CAD program is the creation of basic geometry.…So let's get started by drawing some basic shapes in Vectorworks.…I'll open a blank Vectorwoks drawing, and…focus my attention on the basic tool palette.…The most basic object is a line, so let's start there.…I'll click on the line tool, here, drag my cursor out into the drawing area.…As I pass by the mode bar, I can see I'm in Unconstrained Mode, and Vertex Mode.…This means I can draw my line at any angle,…by indicating the two end points of the line.…
I can also click here to enter the Constrained Mode,…which will allow me to only draw in vertical and horizontal.…When in a tool, make note of all the different modes that the tool can have.…I have two different modes inline, and if I like I can change modes not only by…clicking them, but also by using keyboard shortcuts.…Namely, u, i, and o.…Pressing u on the keyboard will cycle through the first mode,…as we can see here.…Pressing i will cycle through the options of the second mode.…If I had a third option, I'd be able to cycle through that one with the o key.…
- Setting up your workspace
- Working with classes and layers
- Entering values
- Working with geometry
- Creating 3D objects
- Modeling architecture
- Texturing and lighting
- Adding annotations
- Creating viewports
- Printing and sharing
Skill Level Appropriate for all
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1. The Interface
2. Environment Conventions
3. Basic Geometry
4. Basic 3D Shapes
5. Architectural 3D Modeling
8. Viewports and Sheets
9. Printing and Sharing
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