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  1. questionLayer Import
    When you copy objects from one Vectorworks document to another, you maintain the object and class information, but not the layers as they were in the original document. Pasting into a new document will place all copied objects on the current active layer, stripping all layer names and attribute ...
  2. questionUpgrading to Professional from an Evaluation License
    If you are looking to download and install the 30-day trial of Vectorworks, see this link: http://www.vectorworks.net/trial/form If you are using Vectorworks 2014 or prior, see THIS ARTICLE. If you are using Vectorworks 2015 or later and your trial has not yet expired, see option A. If your ...
  3. questionPage Setup
    Windows: On Windows operating systems, depending on what printer you have installed, you will have a different set of print settings as opposed to your Vectorworks Page Setup settings. These settings are usually detailed in the documentation for the specific printer. Under File > Page Set ...
  4. questionControl the Overall Transparency of Image Props
    As of Vectorworks 2016, if you have Renderworks it is possible to directly control the opacity of the non-transparent components of an image prop texture. To do so, right-click or control-click and edit the image prop textur in the Resource Browser. Next to Transparency, which should be set t ...
  5. questionProject Sharing Introductory Whitepaper
    The attached document below is an introduction to Project Sharing, along with this video series, provides an explanation of proper use and workflow suggestions.
  6. questionMarionette Tutorials
    Marionette is a brand new design workflow tool for Vectorworks. It is the first and only cross-platform graphical scripting (or “visual programming”) environment available in a BIM authoring software for the AEC, Entertainment and Landscape industries. It enables a user with few or n ...
  7. questionEasily Remove Stacked Vertices
    There are some instances where a polygon may have vertices that are stacked exactly on top of eachother. This can lead to a number of issues in exporting to CNC machines, creating extrudes or other solid operations based on polygons with stacked vertices. (Appears to be a single corner vertex ...
  8. questionCeilings & Reflected Ceiling Plans
    In residential work, the ceiling is often included as part of the floor system of the floor above. However, for commercial work and to maintain more control over both the model as well as the drawings created from it, it is recommended that the ceiling be modeled as a separate object. Additio ...
  9. questionHow to take a Screen Shot
    Screenshots are images captured directly from your screen and saved as a file that can be given to others. This will allow them to see exactly what you are seeing on your screen, even if they cannot replicate it on their own computer. Technical Support will sometimes ask for this in the course ...
  10. questionBacking Up Vectorworks Preferences
    Folder locations for Vectorworks User Preferences, choose your operating system: Windows XP Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 Mac OS X Windows XP 1) Once you have your desired preferences and workspace changes, quit Vectorworks. 2) Navigate to your Vectorworks Preferences folder in ...
  11. questionWorkspace Editor
    This video explains the usage of the Workspace Editor, a commonly overlooked capability of Vectorworks that allows nearly complete user customization of palettes and toolsets. In addition to modifying keyboard shortcuts, it also allows completely new menus and toolsets to be created from scrat ...
  12. questionSubdivision Tutorials
    Subdivision surface modeling is at the heart of Pixar’s animation form-making capabilities, giving life to their beloved characters by making multi-faceted surfacesappearsmoother and more malleable, more organic. This innovative practice isn’t just for animated films; it also opens w ...
  13. questionMarionette Node Reference
    This constantly-evolving page of the Vectorworks Developer Wiki includes every Marionette node, along with its type and a description of its function: http://developer.vectorworks.net/index.php/Marionette_Node_Reference
  14. questionCreating Molding with Extrude Along Path
    See how easy it is in Vectorworks 2010 to measure mouldings created by using the extrude along path command.
  15. questionCalculating Area of Spaces in Worksheets
    When you are normally looking to calculate the area of an object, you can use the Area function (=area()). This will give you the area (Length x width) in the basic drawing unit of your document. So if the document in is inches, and you have a 10’ x10’ square, the worksheet will ...
  16. questionExporting to 3DS
    3DS has grown to become a de facto industry standard for transferring models between 3D programs, or for storing models for 3D resource catalogs. To export to 3DS, go to File > Export > Export 3DS. Quality: The number of polygons exported determines the overall quality the 3d model wil ...
  17. questionCreating Sculpted Walls
    In this tech tip, we will cover how to use the new Create Wall Recess and Create Wall Projection commands to create a fully customized sculpted wall.
  18. questionUpgrading to Professional from an Evaluation license (Vectorworks 2014 and prior)
    If your license of Vectorworks is Designer with Renderworks, then you can simply replace the serial number. If you only purchased Fundamentals or Landmark for example, you will need to uninstall Vectorworks and reinstall with your new serial number. To enter this new serial number in your ...
  19. questionReducing PDF File Size in Vectorworks 2015
    As of Vectorworks 2015, there are a number of changes that allow you to create faster and smaller PDFs. A large number of improvements were implemented in the background that will make PDFs exported from Vectorworks 2015 smaller and lighter than those exported from previous versions, however the ...
  20. questionImporting STL files into Vectorworks
    Currently, .STL (Stereo Lithography) is not on the list of supported import formats in Vectorworks. However, there is a freely available, open source application that will work on almost any operating system, known as MeshLab that can convert STL files to 3DS, which can then be imported directly ...
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