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Shadows in floor plan

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This was implemented directly as an attribute in 2017 with Drop Shadows. In 2016 or older I believe only Plants and Massing Models have a shadow ability built in.

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^ that is how I understood this.

But will wait for one of your videos to understand how it is meant to work from now on.
It sounds quite interesting though.

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It's pretty cool. Here an example test image, its just polygons layered over each other, the second with the inner polygons selected and with Drop Shadows from the attribute palette enabled:

Screen Shot 2016-09-16 at 2.40.31 PM.png Screen Shot 2016-09-16 at 2.40.36 PM.png

You can even use it on symbols, having drop shadows appear for ALL objects in the symbol or just for the overall perimeter of the symbol. (Since a bathroom sink with shadows would look quite dramatic, but a bit silly.)

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Since it's now an attribute, it is also possible to assign it by class as well:

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So something like an Effect adding a drop shadow in Vector Design Apps like
Corel Draw, Illustrator, Freehand, ... you name it ...

And you can control it separately for objects in attributes
(or by Class in the future ?)

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Yup it is very Effect-like, and yes you can give them their own settings per-object or you can link them to a classes settings for it. It lets you control Page or World units as well so that you can use it on objects both on sheet layers and in design layers without things getting annoying.

The main idea being to save you a lot of post-processing work in things like Photoshop etc.

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So for me that Feature looks quite Effect-ive though.
Like many of VW 2017 "new shiny Features" I would not refuse to use.

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You could also do shadows cast from a light object in a top (not top-plan) or high perspective view.  This could be done in any version of vectorworks.

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