Northern California

Vectorworks Tools for 2D drafting, 3D modeling and BIM

January 14, 2014 | 7:00am
AIA East Bay Offices, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA

Demonstrations and discussions included:

  • The Page Move functions of the Pan tool;
  • Selection, Polyline, Polygon, Attributes Mapping tools and various modes of each;
  • Reshape, and Offsettools from the Basic Toolset for creation and reshaping 2D planar objects;
  • Move by Points tool; and
  • We touched on the Callout tool from the Basic palette and its database along with the General Notes tool from the Dims/Notes Toolset and its similar features.

We exposed some of the modes lesser-known modes, features and timesaving uses of these tools and some of their practical applications and benefits for common and particular workflows.  

While we only had time for a brief discussion of 3D modeling with extrude along path objects and an introduction to discussions of NURBS curves, we're sure to address more in the future.