Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Using underlay files, part of Learning Vectorworks (2014).
…Often in drafting and design, we find ourselves working from pre-designed or…existing plans or converting hand-drawn plans to CAD files.…To this end, Vectorworks allows us to use a PDF or…image file as an underlay and trace over it as if we were working on a light table.…I'll make sure that Scan 1 is the active layer, and…I'll go to File > Import > Import PDF.…Remember you must have the Architect Workspace active.…If you're in Fundamentals, you won't have the option to import a PDF.…I'll go to the Exercise files and select Scan Plan 1.…
Open and Import.…Right now, the scan is not at a scale that we need to trace,…as it was scanned from an 11 x 17 sheet of paper.…So we'll need to scale it using the Vectorworks Scale tool.…We'll need to know one length.…So, I'm going to zoom in here and use this top horizontal dimension of 30 feet.…I'm going to Modify, Scale Objects, make sure I'm in the Symmetric By Distance and…make sure that the entire drawing is going to be scaled.…For the Current Distance,…I'll select and I'm going to pick these two end points here and here.…
- 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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1. The Interface
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3. Basic Geometry
4. Basic 3D Shapes
5. Architectural 3D Modeling
8. Viewports and Sheets
9. Printing and Sharing
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