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Vectorworks 2010 Feature Demos

     
2D-3D Integration   Improved 3D Snapping
New Unified 2D/3D Environment
Building upon the Parasolid modeling foundation we laid in 2009, Vectorworks 2010 has a new unified view that makes it an ideal 3D modeling environment. When you're working in unified view, it allows you to select and modify objects on any layer.
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  Improved 3D Snapping
Now more than ever, Vectorworks users are investigating the potential of 3D. As a result, you'll notice improvements in the overall usability and reliability of 3D snapping. With the 3D cursor and new working plane graphics, you can reliably acquire your snaps, so it's easier to select, modify, and align your objects in 3D.
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New Digital Constraint Manager   Interactive Dimension Editing
New Dimensional Constraint Manager (DCM)
Make life easier with more reliable parametric constraints. The new and robust Dimensional Constraint Manager provides bi-directional associativity, so you can interactively make edits to either objects or their constraints and have the changes automatically reflected.
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  Interactive Dimension Editing
Great new feature alert: now you can directly edit object geometry by changing its dimension value! Just edit the dimension value and when you press Enter, both the dimension and the associated object automatically update.
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Improved Wall Networks   Improved Drawing Coordination

Improved Wall Networks
The Dimensional Constraint Manager allows associated relationships and constraints between walls. This means more robust and reliable wall networks and connections that work exactly the way you want.
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  Improved Drawing Coordination
Vectorworks Design Series users will enjoy the automatic coordination of sheet numbers and drawing numbers among sheet borders, drawing labels, and section markers.
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New Stair Tool

 

Enhanced Wall Joining

New Stair Tool
Introducing a fantastic new stair object with improved performance and reliability in both 2D and 3D views! The new stair options let you tailor the settings to your specific needs, and then transfer the parameters from one stair to another with a single click.
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  Enhanced Wall Joining
Complex wall joins are now made routine. Specify the "core" wall component, and watch as the wall components match correctly to their counterparts in the joining wall. And wall caps now can display using component line attributes.
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New Notes Manager Capabilities

 

Improved 2D Reshape Tool

New Notes Manager Capabilities
We've made drawing notation callouts and keynotes easier. You'll see:

  • new bubble and leader styles for the Callout tool, giving you more control, while adhering to office graphic standards;
  • keynote display counters can be numeric or alphabetical and are reflected in the keynote legend;
  • the ability to link a keynote to any legend in the file;
  • easy updating of keynote legends;
  • multiple columns for keynote legend text;
  • the ability to display and sort the keynotes notes by key tags; and
  • automated sorting of keynotes in the Notes Manager.

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  Improved 2D Reshape Tool
Here's a new trick: when you use the 2D Reshape tool to make a marquee selection and hold the Shift key down, you can select object vertices even when they are over another object.
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Connect/Combine Tool Support for Multiple Objects

 

Chamfer by Length Option

Connect/Combine Tool Support for Multiple Objects
We introduced a new mode that lets you extend multiple objects to a single boundary object in just one click. Voilà!
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  Chamfer by Length Option
Now you can precisely define the length of the chamfer line.
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Easy Mapping of Associative Hatches

 

New Select Similar Tool

Easy Mapping of Associative Hatches
Now you'll have greater control over modifying an object's associative hatch fill—you can more easily identify the origin, and precisely set the hatch origin, rotation, and scale.
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New Select Similar Tool
Super time-saver alert! The new Select Similar tool enables you to select the objects you need with just one click, regardless of class or layer. You can select all similar objects based on any combination of 27 criteria, define saved settings, and save, load, or delete your selection settings—easier done than said.
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New Event Planning Suite

 

New Video Screen Objects

New Event Planning Suite
Movie Introducing a new event planning suite! This complete set of automated tools and menu commands makes it a breeze to create rooms for events ranging from banquets and corporate presentations to large-scale shows and exhibits—and everything in between. Now you can easily create the room, stage, steps, lectern, video screens, and seating. Plus, you can create standard views to show your client, and generate reports for the total number of tables and chairs in the room. We’ve made event planning a lot less painful.
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New Video Screen Objects
Use these first-class tools to add and visualize television screens, video projectors, video screens, and edge-blended projection screens. Each produces intelligent objects that can display images in rendered views (Renderworks required), indicate the optimum viewing area, and display custom values and stand configurations. Adding video screen and projector elements to your design just got a whole lot easier.
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New and Improved Parking Tools

 

New Hardscape Capabilities

New and Improved Parking Tools
Try the new parking tools that make it easy to create intelligent and reportable parking spaces. The Parking Along Path tool creates parking spaces along curved paths. The Parking Area tool fills an area with parking spaces and adjusts the spaces for tree islands and handicap spaces.
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New Hardscape Capabilities
Now it's even easier to create custom patios, walkways, driveways, and other landscape elements with the improved Hardscape tool. We've made improvements in the tag, in turning off border segments, in 3D texturing of hardscape borders, in placing openings with borders, and in the way that hardscapes modify the site model.
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Improved Landscape Area Object

 

Adobe Air Online Help

Improved Landscape Area Object
Two for the price of one. Now you can create a concave cloud edged landscape area, and get an improved 3D visualization of the land area you've created.
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Adobe AIR for Online Help
Our totally redesigned help system now uses Adobe AIR; this eliminates browser issues and includes nifty Web 2.0 features. You'll enjoy superior search capability, adding web and RSS feed links, and including custom notes to the help topics that will benefit every Vectorworks user in your office.
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New Blur Reflectivity Shaders

 

Improved Texture Mapping Controls

New Blur Reflectivity Shaders
You can now add a blur factor to the simple glass and mirror reflectivity shaders. With these shaders, reflections will look so realistic, you might have to touch them to see if they're real.
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Improved Texture Mapping Controls
You'll enjoy the improved 2D and 3D texture mapping. We've merged intuitive mapping controls into a single tool. Nice and simple.
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In-Place Reference Editing

  Improved Viewport Crop Editing

In-Place Reference Editing
Here's a big time-saver: now you can modify referenced resources in place and in context with the right-click edit option, and even save the changes directly to the referenced file. Use this option for referenced gradients, hatch definitions, record definitions, render backgrounds, symbol definitions, textures, and, for Design Series users, sketch styles and wall styles. This feature will also allow you to modify referenced symbols in context.
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Improved Viewport Crop Editing
When creating or editing viewport crops, the cropped area that was previously invisible is now visible in either wireframe or light grey. This allows you to snap to objects outside the crop while reshaping or moving the crop object.
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