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VIEW TEMPLATES IN VECTORWORKS

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Hi everybody,

This is my first post here. I am new to VW and am trying to get up to speed with it.

One thing I am missing and I am not sure if exists is a view template, in which you can set the appearance of different objects, applying it to different drawings (the way it works in Revit basically). Particularly, I am trying to apply colours to different wall types just for a wall types drawing, while keeping them with white fill for the normal drawings, I cannot find how to do this anyway. I thought also about using something like filters, but haven't find it either.

Is there something I am missing?

Thanks.

Regards,

Miguel

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Welcome to the Forum, @malonso!

 

It sounds like what you are are wanting to do is what Classes can do. Using Classes, you can set the graphic attributes (pen colour, file colour, etc) for objects so that you can visually differentiate them while working with your project on a Design Layer. When it’s time to create the drawings, you would then create Viewports of what you wanted to show on the drawings. Viewports can be set to override the Class settings you previously assigned, so walls, for example, that appeared with colour when you were designing, can be set to appear black and white (or any colour really) for print/PDF.

 

Since you are new to Vectorworks, I highly recommend checking out the Getting Started Guides here. The first four guides (Basics, 2D, 3D and BIM-Architectural) should be especially useful for getting you acquainted with many key core abilities of Vectorworks.

 

I hope this information helps.

 

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Hi @Neil Barman,

Thanks for your message, sounds very good! I will give a try to the guides and to the classes, sounds like I should be able to get the result I want with them.

Thanks again!

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Hi Miguel,

Yes, welcome aboard.

By drawing you are probably referring to Drawing Sheet - which in Vectoworks are equivalent to Sheet Layers.

Your Vectorworks drawing can have any multitude of such Sheet Layers

You create a Veiwport - a virtual window if you will - of your Design and place it on one of theses Sheet Layers.

In this Sheet Layer Viewport you can control the visibility of the Design Layers and various objects of your model.

You can even set custom coloring - via the use of Viewport Class & Layer overrides.

 

Doing a help search for Overrides may be another good place to start.

 

At a broader level - you can set the color of everyting on a single layer to display with the preset Layer Color.

again - a search fora Layer Color will help here.

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@malonso here's a quick visual example of what has been said.  I made this a while back to communicate what class overrides do.

 

 

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Hi all,

Classes is just what I needed, it works perfect now, once each wall is in a separate class, I can override it in the viewport.

Many thanks for your help.

Regards,

Miguel

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Hi,

I have been working with classes overrides, and it works very well, however when it comes to sections, the way I do it is I assign to the object (let's say wall) a class, and the to each component another class. Then I try to override those component classes in the section viewport, and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, sometimes it works in a weird way...has this been reported already? Is it a bug?

Thanks

Regards,

Miguel

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For overrides to work both your wall object attributes and wall component attributes must be defined by class. This may require editing the wall styles. 

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Hi Boh,

I have done it like that, and the weird thing is that sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't and it seems a bit random...I don't change any settings, I don't know if anybody has seen anything like that happening...

Thanks

Regards,

Miguel

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@malonso Might you be able to share your Vectorworks file here so we can see how you have it set up?

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Hey Miguel.

 

there are also a various options to change attributes in section viewports in the advanced settings on the oip. I suspect that is the issue. Shld have mentioned that previously. 

Othrrwise yes if you can share the file so we cld look at it?

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