This video covers how to import reference material, specifically image files.
- [Narrator] Designs often start with a hand-drawn sketch.…Or maybe site needs a satellite image as a reference…to draw over.…Let's go through the process of importing a reference image.…Let's go up to the file pull-down menu…and import in an image.…You notice there's a lot of different options here.…Vectorworks can import in a whole bunch of…different kinds of files.…In this case, we'll import an image file.…Click on that.…And in the provided images, select table sketch 002.…
And now let's click open.…In this dialog box, it tells us the different bits…of information that we have for this image.…In this case we want to import in the jpeg…for the obvious reason that it's much smaller…and we only need it as a reference.…It's not an image map, or it's not portraying…something on the screen that we need for a presentation.…Let's hit OK.…And there's our image in all of its grandeur.…So while we have this image selected,…let's look at our object info palette.…
And here it says that the layer that this image is on…is tabletop.…
- Getting to know the UI
- Understanding design layers
- Utilizing classes
- Setting up design layers
- Working with drafting and design tools
- Getting around the 3D environment
- Reviewing the 3D modeling workflow
- Using the resource manager
- Working with viewports
- Exporting files
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know The UI
2. Drawn to Vectorworks
3. Drafting and Design Tools
4. 3D Modeling
5. Resource Managment
6. Bringing It All Together
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