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Referencing is a great way for a team of designers/associates/assistants to work on one project..
To be specific, Vectorworks allows the sharing and referencing of symbols, So, for example, if one assistant is drafting the venue, even in progress, that model can be saved as a symbol and then the symbol can be referenced into other documents. As the referenced symbols are edited, instances placed in other files are updated.
So, as a practical example, one team member can model…Continue
Some of my friends and colleagues will disagree with me here. Oh, well. To each, his or her own method of working, that's part of the joy of Vectorworks.
Now, there's a funny title for a post; The Joy of Vectorworks. But I digress.
I all seriousness, I use a lot of Vectorworks classes and some of my colleagues argue that I use too many. You'll have to decide for yourself and come up with your own strategy. Classes allow the specification of attributes to objects, and visibility…Continue
Layers are like sheets of tracing paper on a drawing board. They are useful in organizing and presenting information.
Specifically, right now, I am referring to Design Layers. Later on, I make some comments about Sheet Layers. Design Layers are for Designing, Sheet layers are for presenting. Sheet layers are like desktop publishing for blueprints.
In my stationery file, I have a basic layer structure. I'll pretty much always need to begin with these layers:
One of the things I have always valued about my theatrical training and experience is the ability to find creative solutions to many different types of problems. Some call it thinking outside the box. We just don't believe there is a box.
That training and experience was accentuated when I assisted designer Peter Wexler. His work knew few boundaries as to what constituted theatre: museum exhibits, interiors, public space, performance facilities, the list goes on. Peter taught me that…Continue
Well, a lot really, but here's one thing.
Here I have a stock symbol for an ETC Source 4 19° degree instrument and a Vectorworks Light Object-Spotlight. The Vectorworks Light is selected, so the OIP shows options available for that type of device. One thing to notice is that VWX refers to Spread and Beam which theatrical light designers typically call Field and Beam. There are many options for 'focusing' a Vectorworks Lighting Object, both manually and through the…Continue