Vectorworks Part 2…

We carried on with the Vectorworks session we had previously started and added wall heights, windows and doors to the 3D model.







Measuring windows

To measure the window on the elevation as above go to the tools set on the left of the screen and choose the Dims/Notes box which is a picture of a ruler and pencil. Then click ‘Constrained’ then click either side of the window and drag the box up to get the measurements.


Isometric 3D Building


The photo above is a right isometric view of the plan with walls and windows added.


Windows added

On the tool set go to the windows one, then go to preferences add the measurements that you have worked out for the window. The first click positions the window and the second click makes it flat or rotates it. Press shift and use the arrows to move the window into the right position.


Doors added

Again on the tool set to get a door I choose the door tool then went to preferences after I measured the door length. Once I clicked on preferences I went to configuration and chose double leaf to show both doors.


Side elevation

We had to work out the dimensions of the elevation by measuring the height with the constrained tool and dividing that  by the measurement on the diagram. Once you get that go to ‘Modify’ then ‘scale object’ and add the measurement total you’ve just worked out to get the height of the elevation.

We were asked to measure all the windows on the bottom floor for next lesson


I have learned how to add windows and doors onto a model on the software.








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