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Creating & Editing Site Models in Vectorworks - Q&A with Geoff McBeath - creating round wall representing curved path in plan view, cleaning up edge of site model, calculating cut volumes, fill volumes, Aurora Meneghello, Novedge, Apr 2, 2014

Vectorworks Tip: Preferences - Interactive Appearance Settings - see which objects are selected, which ones are preselected, Jonathan Pickup, Archoncad, Feb 4, 2014

Vectorworks Tip: Preferences - Display Light Object - sett 'display light objects' option to 'only in wireframe' to find, edit lights in wireframe view, Jonathan Pickup, Archoncad, Jan 28, 2014

Design Layer Scale and Object Scale in Vectorworks - effect of scale changes on different types of objects, differentiate between world-based, page-based units, YouTube, Dec 10, 2013

Vectorworks 2013 and Above: Hyperlink URL Link - utilize hyper link tool to link Evernote files into Vectorworks Architect 2013 drawing, Steve Scaysbrook, YouTube, Sep 6, 2013

Vectorworks Light Objects - modes available in light tool in visualization toolset: directional, point, spot, custom, Kevin Lee Allen, ProLightingSpace, Aug 27, 2013

What's Inside a Spotlight Lighting Device, Pt 2 - import device, view default instrument texture, spotlight lighting device symbol, instrument body symbol inside resource browser, go to data tab to check unique number assigned by Vectorworks, Kevin Lee Allen, ProLightingSpace, Aug 19, 2013

Different Paths to Similar Results: The Vectorworks Tapered Extrude Command - make simple backdrop using tapered extrude, set height as required, taper to 0 to create 3D form, Kevin Lee Allen, ProLightingSpace, Aug 12, 2013

The Vectorworks Multiple Extrude Command - creating truncated pyramid, absolute placement to place 2 circles creates incorrect shape, Kevin Lee Allen, ProLightingSpace, Aug 6, 2013

The Vectorworks Clip Tool - snap to points, center circle in circle or snap to points on any kind of objects, tab into floating data bar, set specific parameters, Kevin Lee Allen, ProLightingSpace, July 29, 2013

A 2D/3D Hybrid Symbol Made from Only 2D Objects - creating end seat symbol in Vectorworks, Kevin Lee Allen, ProLightingSpace, July 21, 2013

Hard Edges of Lights and Soft Edges - create gobo texture or use Vectorworks light object to soften hard edged beams, Kevin Lee Allen, ProLightingSpace, July 8, 2013

Lighting Device Parameter, the OIP, and Label Legends - managing Vectorworks Spotlight preferences, keeping OIP simplified, focused on tasks, Kevin Lee Allen, ProLightingSpace, June 27, 2013

Vectorworks Fog is Sexy - create new Renderworks background, select default fog density, assign background to design layer, add spotlight lighting device, Kevin Lee Allen, ProLightingSpace, June 17, 2013

Vectorworks Class Overrides for Best Practice Drafting - best practice for publishing drawings is to create viewports of design layers, place them on sheet layers for printing or exporting to PDF, Kevin Lee Allen, ProLightingSpace, June 10, 2013

Referencing Vectorworks Files for Collaboration - sharing, referencing symbols, organization palette to control, update referenced symbols, Kevin Lee Allen, KLAD, June 5, 2013

Vectorworks Tool Settings, Preferences, and Modes - broad view of work space, basic selection tool, locating tool preferences, Kevin Lee Allen, ProLightingSpace, June 4, 2013

Fancy Selecting Using Vectorworks - magic wand tool in basic toolset, 'find and modify' command offer many options to select spotlight lighting devices, Kevin Lee Allen, ProLightingSpace, May 29, 2013 

Layers, I Do Like Me Some Vectorworks Layers - components of basic layer structure, adding basic sheet layers to file, Kevin Lee Allen, KLAD, May 2013

Classes, You Can Never Have Too Many Vectorworks Classes - 2 classes in VWX doc: none, dimension; discussing good basic drafting practice, standard classes for various annotations, Kevin Lee Allen, ProLightingSpace, May 12, 2013

Layers, I Do Like Me Some Vectorworks Layers - show, snap, hide, gray layers while designing sheets, add basic sheet layers including plan, sections, light plot, Kevin Lee Allen, ProLightingSpace, May 7, 2013

What's Inside a Spotlight Lighting Device, Pt 1 - assign color, light up fog specified in Renderworks background using Vector works, Kevin Lee Allen, ProLightingSpace, Apr 23, 2013

Putting the Pieces Together - use Vectorworks tools to model straight wall, curved wall, right wall segment with assigned textures, Kevin Lee Allen, KLAD, Apr 12, 2013

Lightwright, Dropbox, and Vectorworks - maintain VWX, LW5, XML files in same folder, use Lightwright 5′s ‘save a backup’ command, avoid changing name of VWX file, Kevin Lee Allen, KLAD, Apr 4, 2013

Vectorworks Template or Stationery Files - Vectorworks automatically creates SectionStyle class when creating section viewport, Kevin Lee Allen, ProLightingSpace, Apr 1, 2013

Vectorworks Spotlight Lighting Device Preferences - force placement of units on 18" centers, establish classes for lighting devices, affect appearance of label legends, beams of lights, Kevin Lee Allen, ProLightingSpace, Mar 18, 2013

So Where's Some of the Fun Stuff Hidden? - adding 'torus object' to 3D modeling tool set in Vectorworks, Kevin Lee Allen, KLAD, Mar 26, 2013

Wall End Caps - tool to determine end cap position in relation to length of wall in Vectorworks, Kevin Lee Allen, KLAD, Feb 26, 2013

Advanced Wall Modifications - select round wall tool, 'tool preference' tab to adjust width, height of wall, use reshape tool to make curved ramp in Vectorworks, Kevin Lee Allen, KLAD, Feb 26, 2013

Monthly Tech Roundup: March 2012 - visibility tool to control layer, class visibilities; speed up viewport creation, increase quality of renders in Vectorworks, Planet Vectorworks, Mar 22, 2012

Creating Textures for a Vectorworks Easter Egg - using color shader, reflectivity shader, adding decal of shield, gem to egg, KLAD - Entertainment Design, Mar 22, 2012

It's a Vectorworks St. Patrick's Day - creating shamrock symbol, KLAD - Entertainment Design, Mar 8, 2012

Taking CAD Beyond the Drawing Board with Vectorworks - create 3D model of roof, walls to place solar water, PV panels, Jonathan Pickup, Archoncad, Feb 29, 2012

A Vectorworks Valentine - Designing Scenery in 3D - creating balcony, wall, slab, KLAD - Entertainment Design, Feb 14, 2012

Another Vectorworks Valentine, This Time with Heart - creating NURBS surface with profile, rail, KLAD - Entertainment Design, Feb 14, 2012

Replacing Objects with Symbols in Vectorworks  - YouTube, Dec 14, 2011

Architectural Technologist - Simple 3D Image in Vectorworks - making different views on project line up, Steve Scaysbrook, Konstrukshon CPD Weblog, Oct 22, 2011

Creating Hedges in Vectorworks - hedge tool to fill in foreground, background in scene, Jonathan Pickup, Archoncad, Oct 16, 2011

Creating Seamless Set Design Textures for Vectorworks and Renderworks - creating magical textures in 3D, procedural textures, using healing brush tools, Kevin Lee, KLAD - Set Design for the Entertainment Industry, Oct 10, 2011

Tracing Designer Elevations Into Vectorworks - YouTube, Sep 21, 2011

Creating Siding (Weatherboards) in Vectorworks 2010-2011 - Frangisole plug-in to create sunshades, Jonathan Pickup, Archoncad, July 22, 2011

Architectural Technologist - Vectorworks, Symbols in Symbols - converting duplicate objects to symbols, Konstrukshon CPD Weblog, May 20, 2011

Exploded Lines - converting hidden line renderings to easily edited exploded lines in Vectorworks, Viddler, Apr 23, 2011

Architectural Technologist - Tom Greggs Exploding Lines in VectorWorks - creating elevation, hiding lines in Vectorworks, Konstrukshon CPD Weblog, Apr 11, 2011

Using Planar Objects in Vectorworks Architect 2011 - objects used to change presentation techniques, add color and hatching on 3D models, Jonathan Pickup, Archoncad, Nov 23, 2010

Vectorworks 2011 Rendering, One Bounce or Two? - Jonathon Pickup, Archoncad, Nov 8, 2010

You Can Use a Camera to Create a Viewport with Vectorworks 2011 - Jonathon Pickup, Archoncad, Nov 9, 2010

Intermediate Annotation in Vectorworks - Jonathon Pickup, Nov 5, 2010

Offset Duplications or Duplicate in Place - changing one of Vectorworks preferences, using offset duplications, dragging copy of object, Jonathan Pickup, Oct 24, 2010

Showing Thick Lines in Vectorworks - zoom line thickness, lineweights heavier when zoomed in, not affecting zooming in snap loupe, Jonathan Pickup, Oct 19, 2010

Podcast128 - Planar Graphics and 3D Modeling in Vectorworks 2011 - creating fireplace using planar graphics, Jonathan Pickup, ArchonCAD, Sep 21, 2010

Text Styles in Vectorworks 2011  - using text style to change text on drawing, locating text style in library, dragging/dropping onto text object, Jonathan Pickup, Sep 22, 2010

Creating a Gable Roof with Vectorworks 2010 - selecting polygon, using Vectorworks architect, Landmark, choosing AEC, converting roof plane into gable, Jonathan Pickup, Aug 17, 2010

Basic Extrusion Methods in VectorWorks http://www.caddigest.com/images/video_icon_tld.gif- extruding any shape, created from single object, works for any version, shareaec.com, June 24, 2010

How Can I Re-Shape the Top of a Wall? - VectorWorks architect, 3D view, 2D selection tool, archoncad, Jun11, 2010

Improved 3D Snapping - improvement in usability, reliability of 3D in VectorWorks 2010; electing, modifying, aligning objects, shareaec.com, Jun 6, 2010

New Dimensional Constraint Manager - bi-directional associativity in VectorWorks 2010; editing objects, constraints, shareaec.com, Jun 12, 2010

- making symbol for window, archoncad blog, Mar 23, 2010

Introduction to Customizing VectorWorks - adding new tools/commands, editing existing workspace, archoncad blog, Mar 15, 2010

Setting the Layer Height for a Roof - drawbacks of using model setup command in Vectorworks, archoncad blog, Feb 12, 2010

Architectural Technologist - Vectorworks Siding Trick with Archoncad - getting better siding color, Steve Scaysbrook, YouTube, Feb 4, 2010

Stacked Layers/Unified View - setting up layer heights, archoncad blog, Feb 5, 2010

Joining Walls That Cross Over in Vectorworks - using wall join tool, archoncad blog, Dec 30, 2009

Architectural Technologist - Vectorworks Plan Rotate   - drawing survey of existing pub using plan rotate tool, YouTube, Nov 19, 2009

Align Plane Tool in Vectorworks 2010 - aligning object to working plane, Jonathan Pickup, YouTube, Oct 20, 2009

Architectural Technologist - Vectorworks Plugin - Insertion Point - interview with Jon Pickup of Archoncad, automating insertion point for objects in Vectorworks 2010, YouTube, Sep 29, 2009

Wall Insertion Options for Symbols Vectorworks 2010 - controlling wall inserting with symbols, Jonathan Pickup, archoncad, Sep 23, 2009

Vectorworks 2009 3D Modeling - creating curving 3D shape using lofting, Jonathan Pickup, archoncad, Jul 30, 2009

Handling Dimensions and Notes in Vectorworks 2009 View Ports - tutorial, Jon Pickup of Archnocad, You Tube, Jul 30, 2009

Vectorworks 2009 Surface Fillets - creating fillet surface changes, Novedge, Jul 2009

Polyline Arc Improvements in Vectorworks 2009 - tutorial, Novedge, Jul 2009

Associative Dimensioning and Moving Symbols in Walls - Vectorworks video tutorial, Jon Pickup, Archoncad Blog, Jun 17, 2009

Vectorworks 2008 and 2009 - Worksheets - counting, scheduling objects, classification, Jon Pickup, Archoncad Blog, Jun 25, 2009

Duplicate Array Commands for Objects in Walls - VectorWorks tutorial, Novedge, Jun 2009

VectorWorks 2008 + 2009 Creating a Library - VectorWorks uses series of library folders depending on tool, command, concept, archoncad blog, Jun 4, 2009

VectorWorks - Setting the Number of Undos - keep number of undos low to save VectorWorks from crashing, archoncad blog, Jun 2, 2009

New Landscape Area Tool - Vectorworks tutorial, Vectorworks, May 2009

Improved Offset Insertion Mode for 2D Symbol Insertion - YouTube, May 26, 2009

Vectorworks 2009 - Improved Visual Clues - video, YouTube, May 26, 2009

VectorWorks 2009 - Unfold Command - YouTube, Apr 28, 2009

Drawing a Site Plan - setting up drawings for building project in VectorWorks, YouTube, Apr 21, 2009

Viewports - using Vectorworks model presentation tool, Robert Bell, Digital Modeling for Architectural Environments, Dec 8, 2008

Viewports: Frequently Asked Questions - Vectorworks FAQs include sheet layers, design layers, more, Robert Bell, Digital Modeling for Architectural Environments, Dec 8, 2008

SWEEP Tool - Vectorworks command draws half of object profile easily when modeling complex shapes, Robert Bell, Digital Modeling for Architectural Environments, Dec 8, 2008

MULTIPLE EXTRUDES - Vectorworks command gets required height, varying cross sections from 2D shapes, Robert Bell, Digital Modeling for Architectural Environments, Dec 8, 2008

Duplicate Along Path Tool - Vectorworks tool duplicates 2D objects, symbols along pre drawn paths, Robert Bell, Digital Modeling for Architectural Environments, Dec 8, 2008

SHELL SOLID Tool - using Vectorworks SHELL command, Robert Bell, Digital Modeling for Architectural Environments, Dec 8, 2008

3D FILLET Tool - using Vectorworks FILLET command to fillet edges, faces, Robert Bell, Digital Modeling for Architectural Environments, Dec 8, 2008

EXTRUDE ALONG PATH Tool - using Vectorworks advance EXTRUDE command for extrusion along path of object, Robert Bell, Digital Modeling for Architectural Environments, Dec 8, 2008

Basic Navigation - using views, perspective, 3D view, fly-over tool, walk-through tool, saved views options for model visualization in Vectorworks, Robert Bell, Digital Modeling for Architectural Environments, Nov 17, 2008

Vectorworks Lighting - various lighting options for rendering, Robert Bell, Digital Modeling for Architectural Environments, Nov 17, 2008

Exporting in Perspective - set export print size, file type, resolution while rendering and exporting 'Current view' in Vectorworks, Robert Bell, Digital Modeling for Architectural Environments, Nov 17, 2008

Creating Basic Extrudes - using Vectorworks EXTRUDE command, mouse drag to give object height, depth with correct view, Robert Bell, Digital Modeling for Architectural Environments, Oct 20, 2008

Creating Copies, Duplicates and Symbols - COPY, PASTE, DUPLICATE, DUPLICATE ARRAY commands, creating symbols of object in Vectorworks, Robert Bell, Digital Modeling for Architectural Environments, Oct 20, 2008

Moving Objects in 3D - using MODIFY/MOVE command, manual working with mouse, arrow key, object info palette to move object in Vectorworks, Robert Bell, Digital Modeling for Architectural Environments, Oct 20, 2008

Setting the 3D Scene - steps to consider when visualizing model, rendering options for Vectorworks, Robert Bell, Digital Modeling for Architectural Environments, Oct 27, 2008

Exercise: Banquette Seating - 2D re-shape tool to produce accurate traces of scanned in media using Vectorworks, Robert Bell, Digital Modeling for Architectural Environments, Oct 27, 2008

Solid Modeling - using combinations of shapes to make new shapes in Vectorworks, Robert Bell, Digital Modeling for Architectural Environments, Oct 20, 2008

Floors and Ceilings - using Vectorworks 2D tools, AEC command for drawing complex floor shapes, Robert Bell, Digital Modeling for Architectural Environments, Nov 3, 2008

Drawing and Editing Walls - using Vectorworks advanced tools to draw walls like straight wall, curved wall, remove wall breaks, fillet tool, Robert Bell, Digital Modeling for Architectural Environments, Nov 3, 2008

Trace Layers - creating, organizing, setting visibility using trace layers in Vectorworks, Robert Bell, Digital Modeling for Architectural Environments, Oct 27, 2008

Set Your Constraints to Suit Your Project - exploring constraint settings in VectorWorks, Cadalyst, May 9, 2008

Dimensions Standards - setting units and  customizing VectorWorks dimensions in template file, Jonathan Pickup, Cadalyst, May 1, 2008

Introduction to VectorWorks - setting up template, Jonathan Pickup, Cadalyst, Apr 1, 2008

Design a Roof with VectorWorks - a multimedia tutorial to create roofs that match the exterior walls, Novedge, November 2006

Exchanging VectorWorks Models with PDF and MCD Native File Format - exporting accurate PDF files from VectorWorks DESIGNER Collection 12.5 for Mac, Novedge, September 2006

Making a Template File in VectorWorks - make templates for different types of projects, Jonathan Pickup, ArchonCAD Limited, AECbytes, August 29, 2006

Converting a VectorWorks Viewport to a Design Layer Object - creating section viewport of a two-story garage/studio and then moving the objects to a design layer, Patrick Stanford, AECbytes.com, June 26, 2006

New Create Drape Surface Command - multimedia tutorial to create a VectorWorks surface that simulates piece of cloth over a 3D object, VectorWorks, January 6, 2006

New Detailing Objects - two new high-level detailing objects in VectorWorks produce construction documents quickly, VectorWorks, December 20, 2005, 3.1 MB download

New Custom Stair Object - multimedia tutorial to create custom stairs in VectorWorks, VectorWorks, December 13, 2005, 8.8 MB download

Improved Drawing Borders - multimedia tutorial about new Drawing Border object in VectorWorks, VectorWorks, December 7, 2005, 4.2 MB download

New RenderWorks Camera Object - multimedia tutorial about new RenderWorks Camera object to set a 3D view based on specified camera attributes in VectorWorks, VectorWorks, December 7, 2005, 4.1 MB download

View, Analyze and Translate with CADlook - saving the Parasolid file as an IGES file and then importing it in VectorWorks using CADLook Advanced Viewer-Translator, NOVEDGE, November 2005

VectorWorks: First CAD Compatible With Tiger - Mac users of VectorWorks can expect faster speed of object selection, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, April 26, 2005

Creating Protrusions and Ribs - VectorWorks tutorial covers the basics of creating protrusions and ribs by creating a 3D toy block, CADdigest.com, January 29, 2004

Creating Helix-spiral Objects - VectorWorks tutorial creates a model of a doorstopper, CADdigest.com, January 23, 2004

Creating a Solid by Sweeping, Extruding and Shelling - VectorWorks tutorial creates a miniature prototype of a watering can, CADdigest.com, January 14, 2004

Creating Shapes by Extracting Curves and Lofting - VectorWorks tutorial creates a miniature prototype of a chair, CADdigest.com, January 5, 2003

Creating a Revolved Rail Surface - VectorWorks tutorial covers the basics of revolving a NURBS curve around an axis point by creating a 3D tent, CADdigest.com, December 16, 2003

Sectioning Solids - VectorWorks tutorial covers the basics of sectioning solids by creating a mallet head, CADdigest, December 9, 2003

Creating and Modifying Free-form Shapes - in this VectorWorks tutorial, you will construct a vase to learn the basics of creating and modifying free-form shapes, CADdigest.com, November 25, 2003

Creating Surface Models - in this VectorWorks tutorial, you'll construct a hat-shaped solid to learn how to create and modify NURBS surfaces and perform surface trimming, CADdigest.com, November 18, 2003

Creating and Modifying NURBS Surfaces - in this VectorWorks tutorial, you'll create the body of a telephone handset to learn the basics of creating and modifying NURBS surfaces, CADdigest.com, November 13, 2003

Extracting Curves From Solids - VectorWorks 10.5 tutorial explains the basics of extracting curves from a solid, CADdigest.com, September 25, 2003

Learning VectorWorks - a collection of six articles that outline the principles of VectorWorks and five tutorials to create a number of drawings, University of Liverpool, January 2003

Modeling a 3D Scene Using VectorWorks 8 on MacOS Computers - teaches the basics of creating 2D and 3D drawings, Fullerton College, updated January 2003