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SU to Vectorworks, easy pdf reference-link method.

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I had to do some elevations in a hurry.

I had a detailled SU model. Imported it into Layout. Set the scale to 1:100

Exported a pdf from Layout.

Imported the pdf of several pages as a reference into Vectorworks (2014) on several designlayers and put them into vieuwports set up as A1 elevations drawings with dimensions and all. This is a housing units project devided over 3 blocks. 12 elevations.

Now when I edit the SU model all I have to do is update the Layout file and reexport the pdf. Then open the Vectoworksfile which automatically updates all pdf references. And all my 12 elevations are updated at once. Since this link is by pdf you can actually snap to lines in the pdf in Vectorworks.


With a few simple clicks I have a perfect (layout) link between SU and Vectorworks.


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