Vector Works

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  1. Pacer macrumors newbie

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    We are a 2 man interior design company. We have been using Claris CAD for years and loved it. We now have to share drawings with those using AutoCad and heard VW is the way to go.

    Any idea how the learning curve is on the 2D drafting portions without venturing into the bells and whistles of 3D modelling?
     
  2. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    you'll pick it up fast. Since you're already using CAD you have a knowledge of the type of tools that exist so for basic 2D it's mostly going to be a matter of finding what's where. Since Claris CAD is SO OLD, you're going to find that you're pretty set in your ways (haha, maybe anyway) and you'll be a little frustrated that things are different.....but you'll learn pretty fast
     
  3. Arip macrumors regular

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  4. Pacer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    set in ways

    Yes, change is a constant and yes Claris is OLD. Thanks for your support that this will be not so bad. Are you in design/architecture? How long have you ben on VW. Any quirks in the program or shortcuts you want to share in the spirit of the season and furthering friendly realtions with Canada?
     
  5. Pacer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Belleville, Ontario, Canada - 2 hours east along Lake Ontario from Toronto on the way to Montreal.
     
  6. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    I'm an architect and design museum interiors....switched from Powercad to Vectorworks about 5 years ago.

    My advice is spend some time with the manual locating tools and functions you already use in Clariscad

    beyond that, if you are going to swap drawings with autocad users then spend some time figuring out how to match your drawing standards to autocad....things like using hatches instead of fills, line weight standards, fonts, that sort of stuff. If you spend a little time in advance you'll find swapping 2D drawings with autocad users is pretty easy
     

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