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Robert Darden

Building design to larger site plan

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I am designing two different building that will eventually become part of a complex of six buildings.

Is there an way of taking the two designs and copying them to the larger site plan without having to re-draw all the buildings on the site plan?

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I assume the site plan is in a separate file. Is it a Vectorworks file? If so, you could reference a viewport of each building into the site plan. If you get the settings right, the referenced veiwports will automatically update in the site plan file.

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Hi Robert,

As J Lucas suggests, you should use the power of referencing to get the job done (it will also keep the file size to a minimum).

Yes, you will be able to "cut" all of your elevations and sections from the "master" file (the one with all the buildings and site incorporated into it)

You might want to do a small test file first so you "get the hang" of referencing and manipulating the viewports.

Let us know how it goes.


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