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  1. We do exactly that.

    In the architectural layer we put the floor finish.

    We have a separate layer for the ceilings.


    Something like this, for each floor:
    1. Mod-Structural: slabs and beams 

    2. Mod-Installation (MEP)

    3. Mod-Architectural: ceilings

    4. Mod-Structural: columns and other vertical structural elements.

    5. Mod-Architectural: general furnishings
    6. Mod-Architectural: vertical architectural elements / floor finish / bathrooms...

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  2. Hi _C_!


    I had the same situation. We ended making a layer solely for the slab and beams.

    Now we are using:

    1. Architecture 

    2. Structure: columns, structural walls (layer with the same height and elevation that the architectural layer).

    3. Structure: slabs and beams (layer above architectural and structural layers).

    Note: We put the grade slab in another layer (or in the foundation layer).


  3. Hello @jnr,


    Check if you have a Styled Dimension with a Text Style specified on it:

    We use several dim standards. One specific for dimensions used in the grid bubble. Another for the general dimensions.

    Both of them with a different text style for more control.


    You can also:

    1. Not text style: nor for the dim standard, nor for the grid bubble (this will work as you expect).

    2. Not text style for the dim standards, with text style at the Grid Bubble.


    Hope this helps,




  4. We can produce quality drawings from Vw's 3D models. Vw's is very capable in that matter. God models = God drawings. Don't be afraid.

    Other BIM tools users are having a lot of problems. For example: the need for exporting (AutoCAD) to finish the project and produce quality drawings.

    There's a gbxml export in Vw 2013. This forma allows the communication with energy analysis tools.

    Vectorworks talks really well with Solibri, Scia, Tekla, IES, Archiwizard, DDS? using IFC and other formats.

    DWG is a lot better in Vectorworks 2013? it is a really time saver the new flattened option. Consultants will appreciate it.

    The new auto-hybrid object resolves a lot of workflows. Also the Detail Viewport.

    We have been 3D centric in Vectorworks for several years. 2D only for some annotations and design's rarities.


  5. Not planning any kind of changes, Vectorworks is and will be maintained as our primary design and documentation tool. Really pleased with the NVw's approach to BIM, hope to se more of that. ?Why the post? Only finding good arguments for the right moment.

    Thanks for your feedback guys. Always welcome.


  6. Hello all!

    Is it possible for anyone here to share any comparison experience between "Vectorworks Sections Viewports" and "Revit Sections"? How is the performance for each situation, software, etc?

    Thanks in advance!

  7. Renderworks is currently a lot faster than on previous versions. You should check the right settings for textures and render options.

    For farming you can send the file to cinema, there's a whole module dedicated to network render.

    Quality is superior in Renderworks 2011. If you use blurriness on metals and glasees you will expirience some slowliness.

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