Tech Roundup: February 2016

Posted by Pete Hicks on 2/19/16 11:32 AM  |  2 min read time

We’re brushing up on the basics this month. Whether you’re an experienced designer or are just getting used to our software, this series of video tutorials provides a refresher on the program's main functionalities and reviews changes specific to Vectorworks 2016.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gkz48ZlC9t8&list=PLiLCoe7DU1HYdLcnMDGrhqOz-e6LeY1J5[/youtube]


User Interface
In the first video, we go over why the drawing area looks the way it does when you open the software.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_2YP3UCm1I&index=2&list=PLiLCoe7DU1HYdLcnMDGrhqOz-e6LeY1J5[/youtube]


Palettes and Workspaces
Watch this video to learn how to use and customize palettes to create your ideal workspace.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwg-zjkmXfg&index=3&list=PLiLCoe7DU1HYdLcnMDGrhqOz-e6LeY1J5[/youtube]


Mouse Interaction
Find out how and what to click to make things happen in Vectorworks 2016.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AuqmQAHiiQ&index=4&list=PLiLCoe7DU1HYdLcnMDGrhqOz-e6LeY1J5[/youtube]


Snapping
Check out all the ways you can specify how your drawings snap, whether it be to objects, grids, or nothing at all.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvOUSgVlScQ&list=PLiLCoe7DU1HYdLcnMDGrhqOz-e6LeY1J5&index=5[/youtube]


Tool and Command Interaction
One-click, two-click, and multi-click tools, along with all their different modes, are waiting for you to explore. Then, learn how commands provide even more design options.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3buiZQXMEU&list=PLiLCoe7DU1HYdLcnMDGrhqOz-e6LeY1J5&index=6[/youtube]


Navigation and Views
Review the ins and outs of moving through your document.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwgJovlDoZ8&index=7&list=PLiLCoe7DU1HYdLcnMDGrhqOz-e6LeY1J5[/youtube]


Document Organization
Design layers and classes are used for organization and visibility control, so take control and start organizing with this video.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs1eSl-_wak&list=PLiLCoe7DU1HYdLcnMDGrhqOz-e6LeY1J5&index=8[/youtube]


Object Types
Dive into the wide world of objects in the last video of this tutorial series.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olYPhMNwal8&list=PLiLCoe7DU1HYdLcnMDGrhqOz-e6LeY1J5&index=9[/youtube]

Class dismissed! As always, if you have any questions, reach out to us at tech@vectorworks.net or tweet us @VectorworksHelp.

Topics: Education, palette, Planet Vectorworks, resources, software interface, Tutorial, objects, Snapping, Vectorworks 2016, video tutorial, workspaces

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