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Dick Jenkins

Pulg-ins for Elements Architects use every day

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I am a member of a Facebook group of architects and one of them has been talking about how he can create so many elements instantly from SketchUp plug-ins that take many modeling steps for us Vectorworks users. You can view the plus-ins here:

 

https://valiarchitects.com/sketchup_scripts

Go to the site and especially look at roofs and the tutorial videos

 

Particularly interesting are the roof scripts in that you get 3D tile, rafter tails, etc.  I talked with a Vectorworks rep and he reminded me that the objects didn't look like they would "attach" to walls, etc so they would not be parametric and change with other elements. Well currently I have to create objects like rafter tails, moldings, gutters, etc by using the modeling tools so I am already not using parametric. These Sketch-up objects seem so simple to make that for instance if the roof needed to change, redrawing would be a very easy option.

 

It would be great if someone would just take some time to write similar scripts that can be used in Vectorworks.

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