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VectorWorks 10 for Windows and Macintosh

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ISBN-10: 0321159446

ISBN-13: 9780321159441

Edition: 2003

Authors: Tom Baer

List price: $39.99
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VectorWorks X is the latest release of Nemetschek's CAD design software, the best-selling CAD software on the Mac and an industry standard on Windows with over 150,000 Mac and Windows users in over 80 countries. Version X is affordably priced for the small to mid-sized design shops and boasts a slew of enhancements to its robust 2D drafting and 3D modeling tools. VectorWorks X for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide covers all of the program's new tools and features and includes an entirely new chapter on customizing the VectorWorks interface to make tools more accessible, create custom keyboard shortcuts, and create highly detailed and structured templates that allow readers to maintain consistency over all of their drawings. Unlike competing books, which mimic the software's manual in their text-heavy formats, the step-by-step, task-based reference comes loaded with screenshots that enable designers at small to mid-sized firms to get up and running fast with this powerful, yet affordable, CAD software.
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 12/20/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782

Introduction
Getting Started
Opening a New Drawing File
The VectorWorks Interface
The Tools
Workspaces
Setting Up a New Document
Saving, Closing, Quitting
Creating 2D Shapes
Attributes
Drawing Strategies
Drawing Double Lines
Cavity Lines and Filled Cavities
Rectangles
Circles and Ellipses
Drawing Arcs
Regular Polygons
Irregular Polygons
Using Polylines
Text
Modifying 2D Objects
Selecting Objects
Locking Objects
Moving Objects
Guides
Working with Groups
Changing Object Attributes
Copying and Pasting
Duplicating Objects
Removing Objects from the Drawing
Rotating Objects
Mirroring Objects
Alignment and Distribution
Resizing Objects
Offsets
Reshaping Objects
Reshaping Objects on the Object Info Palette
Smoothing
Joining Lines
Fillets and Chamfers
Combining Objects
Boolean Operations
Creating Surfaces by Boundary
The Disintegration of Objects
The Drafting Tools
Drawing with Constraints
SmartCursor Constraints
Snapping to the Grid
Snapping to Objects
Constraining Angles
The Snap To Intersection Constraint
Snap To Distance
The Constrain Tangent Constraint
Smart Points
Smart Edge
Parametric Constraints
Using Layers and Classes
Layers
Managing Objects in Layers
Classes and Layers
Classes
Managing Objects in Classes
Using Saved Sheets
2D Symbols and PIOs
Symbols
Organizing Symbols
Creating 2D Symbols
Editing 2D Symbols
Replacing Symbols
Deleting Symbols
Records and Symbols
Plug-In Objects (PIOs)
Creating 3D Objects
Rotating the View
Projections
Controlling Layers in 3D
Creating Objects in 3D
Two More Snap Constraints
Primitives
Extruded Primitives
Using the Plug-In Objects
3D and Hybrid Symbols and Other PIOs
Extrusions
Sweeps
NURBS Objects
The New Power Pack Tools
Editing 3D Objects
Working with Working Planes
Creating and Saving Working Planes
The 2D and 3D Selection Tools
Rotating Objects
The 3D Mirror Tool
Reshaping 3D Objects
Combining Objects
Converting Objects to Other Types
Converting to Groups
Entering and Editing 3D Objects
Architectural Applications
Setting Up an Architectural Drawing
Drawing Walls
Creating Curved Walls
Editing Wall Objects
Joining Walls
Floors
Roofs
Roof Elements
Using Symbols and Plug-ins in Walls
Other Architectural Symbols and PIOs
Worksheets, Reports, and Presentations
Dimensions
Sections
Perspective
Layer Links
Rendering
Lighting
Worksheets and Reports
Customizing the Interface
Document Preferences
Working in the Document Preferences Dialog Box
Modifying the Attribute Defaults
Templates
Customizing the Workspace
VectorWorks Preferences
Other Application-Wide Settings
Creating Custom Features
Index