A Northern California Vectorworks Users Group
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Free and open to all.
AIA East Bay
1405 Clay St
1.5 CES LUs
Our focus in this meeting will be on the referencing features in Vectorworks to link several drawing files together, whether they may be Vectorworks or AutoCAD documents, or, if using Vectorworks Architect or Design Series products, PDF or image formats. We will show how to use these features to insert project or office standard elements from one or more documents into others, and to link documents from several design team members into one document, to reference parts of one document into the same document, then to create plans or 3D “models”, or to facilitate drawing 2D elevations and sections. Managing layers, classes, symbols, other “resources” among documents, and changes will also be discussed.
About the presenters:
Peter Thayer – Architect, OAG Architects Inc., Benicia, CA.
Peter has been using Vectorworks/MiniCAD software for over 15 years, providing residential architectural services with his firm in Benicia.
Paul Majka – Principal, Paul Majka Architect Inc., San Francisco, CA
Paul is a seasoned professional in Architecture with over ten years of experience using Vectorworks, and is currently running an architectural practice in San Francisco.
At the end of this program, attendees will:
1. Learn how to use and manage referenced files in Vectorworks documents.
2. Understand the relationship of “master” and “target” files.
3. Learn about design layer referencing and design layer viewports.
4. See how to practically apply referencing to improve efficiency and to facilitate working in teams.