Vectorworks 2018 is just released to improve your BIM workflow

Vectorworks, Inc., the leading BIM software developer, just released Vectorworks 2018 in English language. This newest version comprises of Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer and Fundamentals, as well as Vision.

In Vectorworks 2018, the user workflows have been significantly improved. In BIM, it can be viewed in the direct section and elevation editing and multiview capabilities as well as in all the Wall tool improvements that facilitate the designers to model wall constructions in an efficient manner in order that the walls are visible precisely in plan, section and elevation drawings. There are other instances like site model contour editing and enhanced seating sections.

Another exciting feature is the incorporation of analysis and design. With the inclusion of Braceworks to the entertainment portfolio that is packed with the industry-leading Spotlight and Vision software, entertainment professionals get the ability to finish their complete workflow that ranges from design to documentation to production, in a single interface. With Vectorworks worksheet, the entertainment professionals will be able to generate custom reports out of model or drawing data.

After the release of 2018 in all countries, ten additional localized-language versions will be introduced.

Given below, some of the improved features of Vectorworks 2018 :

  • Multiple drawing views: Apply multiple views of a project concurrently, and start work in one view pane and complete it in another. Interchange easily among viewports, views and visibility settings — just arrange panes and view them at the same time. Quickly measure the effect of a design change across 3D, plan, section and elevation views, and even set up a rendering in one view whereas working in another.
  •  Direct section and elevation editing: From viewports, edit models directly: add openings, arrange and allocate windows, change the position of doors across multiple layers, restructure walls etc. Modify the 3D views while in the section to check how edits concurrently impact plans and model views. And, generate good-looking and precise drawings within seconds.

Some crucial enhancements for architecture :- 

  • Superior graphic output for architectural documents: Create documentation from a BIM file in a better manner. Superior graphic controls inside section views of wall joins and wall, or slab and roof components offers the adaptability to instantly acquire superior-quality documentation from a 3D model.
    • Strong wall modeling options: Manage individual component heights by instance, add information to them, add component caps and co-jointly edit numerous selected components from an user-friendly dialog box. Besides, rapidly create wall graphic display changes with the new ability to substitute all attributes by class.
    • Title block customization in a simple way: Adjust items like variables and orientation, select from an infinite set of information to contain in a title block, and employ styles to more easily control various title blocks across one or multiple projects.
    • Simplified drawing distribution: Publish drawings depending on issue date and a firmly integrated new title block object; produce and allocate drawing sets, issue information and reports all through the extent of a project; and make the typically time consuming method of generating a BIM project or lighting a stage.

In order to gather more information on Vectorworks 2018, click on the following link www.vectorworks.net

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How to create an object in 3D from the 2d drawing

From this autocad tutorial, one can learn how to create a 3d model out of a 2D drawing.

With the help of circle command available in draw panel of home tab, produce some circles. Ensure circle having radius 2.5 units retains its center on the perimeter of the circle with radius 26 units.

 Choose polar array from the modify panel available in home tab and opt for two small circles on the top of the geometry. Now, define the center of the largest circle like the center of the array and enter 4 in the number of items field. An array will be produced as follow :-

Remove the largest circle and choose FILLET command, now provide R on the command section and as fillet radius give 7. Now, use this fillet at the junctures of the circle with R2.5 and R22.5 as illustrated below :-

Trim all the geometries so that it appears as follow :-

Write J on the command box and press enter then choose the entire geometry and further press enter to combine all outer 2D segments into a single unit. If it is required, iterate the JOIN command various times to connect the geometry entirely.

Transform view to southwest isometric and visual style to Shaded from Views and Visual styles panel of Visualize tab.

Write PRESSPULL on the command box and click at a location within the geometry, ensure you are clicking within the geometry and not on the geometry. Provide the height of 3 units on the command box and press Enter.

This command will include the density of 3 units to the 2D geometry that is already created and your drawing will appear as the image illustrated above.

Generate a circle of R17 on the top of the object that was formed in earlier step, but for producing a circle on top plane you have to ensure that dynamic UCS is turned on by pressing F6. Afterward, choose circle command and shift the cursor to the top plane and click at the center of geometry for circle’s center and put a radius of 17 units and press Enter further.

To know the remaining processes, go through the following link www.thesourcecad.com

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Some useful cad tips to generate a door dynamic block in AutoCAD

This autocad video tutorial is associated with AutoCAD dynamic block course. By watching the video, one can learn the process in detail to generate a door dynamic block with Flip, Align, Distance and other parameters. It will facilitate the block to be utilized in different circumstances.

 

A dynamic block refers to a block definition that comprises of rules, or parameters necessary for modifying the appearance of the block reference when it is included in the drawing.

 

With dynamic blocks, it is possible to add one block that can adjust shape, size, or configuration rather than adding one of many static block definitions.

 

You author dynamic blocks with either constraint parameters or action parameters.

 

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How to use TrussCAD, a autocad based program, to draw roof truss section detail

In this autocad tutorial, you will learn how to create the drawing of a roof truss section detail with the use of AutoCAD. You will also learn how section detail can be produced with lines, polylines, and hatches.

The tutorial is created with TrussCAD, an exclusive plugin program for AutoCAD.

It can be used to sketch timber roof and floor trusses in your AutoCAD drawings together with roof battens and roof tiles rapidly and save significant time.

The created lines can be entirely edited in AutoCAD if necessary. Trusses are formed on the basis of the user input and can be edited like standard AutoCAD lines and polylines. All colors of the line work can be modified to fit your office standards. With TrussCAD, it is possible to arrange roof battens on the Roof trusses for both Tiled and Sheet roofs.

The roof battens for tiled roofs also produce the roof tiles.

It supports full versions of AutoCAD 2000 and higher.

To download the software, click on the following link thirdistudio.com.au/TrussCAD

The files which are used in this tutorial can be downloaded from the following linkwww.thirdistudio.com.au

To get more details, watch the following video.

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New Updates For AutoCAD 2017 For Mac And AutoCAD LT 2017 For Mac From Autodesk

Autodesk has made a significant update to the AutoCAD for Mac product line, which comprise AutoCAD 2017 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2017 for Mac.

New Touch Bar Support: Touch Bar support for the latest and popular MacBook Pro laptops is included in version AutoCAD 2017.1.

There are three major updates in AutoCAD version 2017.1 which contain the Touch Bar support, user interface improvements and migrating settings functionality.

With Touch Bar support options, the users can get access to turn on and off items like the grid, snaps, object snap tracking, as well as the command line window. It is a very light-handed approach.

The new Autodesk support for the MacBook Pro’s new Touch Bar comprises of default support for 10 functions which can be pulled as a set to the Touch Bar interface. The users will be able to modify this arrangement by inserting from a list of approximately half a dozen other controls to substitute in. There are various features like ISO plane, Object Snap Tracking, Grid On/Off, Dynamic UCS, Snap Mode, and Command Window for adjusting the Touch Bar while operating AutoCAD 2017.1 for Mac or the LT version on a MacBook Pro.

There are other significant UX/UI features like the new abilities to dock and undock the Layers palette and the Properties inspector. This will provide huge benefits to the users who are applying AutoCAD for Mac on two monitors and apply them in a way where the drawing window is arranged on one screen and the palettes on another.

Another significant feature is the improvement to the settings dialog. Now the Users will be able to pass their custom settings to future updates and no longer lose these upon doing so.

With great customization skills, the users get the ability to include or eliminate items from both standard pull down menus and the Tool Sets Palette.

To learn more about Autodesk AutoCAD 2017 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2017 for Mac and the updates available visit here. For information on the AutoCAD for Mac product line visit here.

To get more information, click on the following link architosh.com

New updates for AutoCAD 2017 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2017 for Mac from Autodesk

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Eagle Point Adds Civil 3D 2018 Content To Pinnacle Series

Eagle Point Software Corp., an Autodesk AND Partner, declared about the inclusion of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 content to the Pinnacle Series, that facilitates the AEC organizations to instantly reap the benefit of the new features available in the newest version of AutoCAD Civil 3D and as well as enhance the productivity as a whole.

The users can now access the most extensive library of Civil 3D content. If the customers start to utilize the 2018 release of Civil 3D, they will be able to access the complete library of 2018 content in Pinnacle Series. Various workflows, cheat sheets, videos and technical support are contained with the new release.

In pinnacle series, support will be provided for supplementary Autodesk 2018 products and additional 2018 content is also included. Once this content will be finished, all pinnacle series clients can access them instantly.

To gather more information on the Pinnacle Series, visit Eagle Point Software (http://www.eaglepoint.com/)

Eagle Point Adds Civil 3D 2018 Content to Pinnacle Series

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An Exclusive AutoCAD Tutorial On Offset And Lengthen Command In AutoCAD 2016

SAS Creative Group presents an informative Autocad tutorial on AutoCAD 2016. The tutorial focuses on the following topics :-

1. Learn to apply Offset command in Autocad?

2. Learn to apply Lengthen command in Autocad?

3. Learn to use Lengthen command with Delta in Autocad?

4. Learn to apply Lengthen command with Percent in Autocad?

5. Learn to apply Lengthen command with Total in Autocad?

6. Learn to apply Lengthen command with Dynamic in Autocad?

Offset command is used to generates concentric circles, parallel lines, and parallel curves. It is possible to offset an object at a certain distance or through a point. After the objects are offset, trim and expand them as an effective method to produce drawings with several parallel lines and curves.

Lengthen command is used to modify the length of objects and the comprised angle of arcs. Changes can be indicated as a percentage, an increment, or as a final length or angle. LENGTHEN is a great substitute to applying TRIM or EXTEND.

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