Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Boolean tools, part of Learning Vectorworks (2014).
…Vectorworks differs slightly from some other CAD programs in its use of…closed and filled objects.…To work with these objects simply and…efficiently, we can use Boolean tools like add,…subtract, clip and intersect to create complex objects using simple shapes.…Here we have a rectangle and a circle.…Let's say I want to create a shape that combines these two shapes into…a single object, with the outline of both.…Right around here.…I'm going to select both of these objects.…Go to the modify menu.…And click, Add Surface.…
The two objects are now combined into a single object.…This is a destructive tool.…Meaning, the original objects are erased, and only the combined shape remains.…But now, we can see we have one object.…Now, let's undo and see what happens with some of the other boolean operations.…Note that the rectangle is on top of the circle.…So, when I select the next tool,…Clip Surface, the rectangle access sort of a cookie cutter,…presses down and deletes the overlapping part of the circle underneath.…
So now, we're left with a semi-circle.…
- 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 Intermediate
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9. Printing and Sharing
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