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David Jacobs

General practices for detailing or "touch-up" elevations

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I can't figure out how to draft on an elevation view. If I create a viewport of the model view, looking at it from a side, it looks pretty good on the sheet with the hidden-line option. But, I'd like to add some texture and hatches and details on top of what's there. I'd also like to cover up some areas that weren't completely resolved in the model.

I've used revit, and found you can draft in any view with "detail-lines". I suppose these are like screen plane elements? But, I can't create screen plane elements in these model views, apparently.

I thought I could "annotate the drawing view, but the wireframe model during annotation makes it very difficult to see what I am drawing on top of.

Sorry this might be a very simple concept I'm just not getting.

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You need to add your information in the Annotation space of the Viewport. Double click on the Viewport and select Edit Annotations.

There are several Youtube Channels with videos that can help you learn more about how to use Vectorworks:

Channel Vectorworks: http://www.youtube.com/user/vectorworks

Archoncad (Jonathan Pickup): http://www.youtube.com/user/archoncad

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Thanks, but I found out what was wrong. The display viewport cache was not checked. When I went in to annotation edit, so I kept seeing wireframe views.

Couldn't figure out for the life of me what I was doing wrong.

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