ConnectCAD for Signal Flow and System Designs 11:00 BST – Thursday 6th August Register Now
There’s still time to sign up for the ConnectCAD webinar tomorrow, where Vectorworks UK will demonstrate how ConnectCAD gives system designers the power to lay out signal flows in an easy-to-read format.
Attendees will learn how to generate effective and thorough documentation for installation technicians, as well as explore the features of ConnectCAD and Vectorworks Spotlight.
Join us with Vectorworks UK to see how ConnectCAD gives system designers the power to lay out signal flows in an easy-to-read format.
The webinar will explore what makes ConnectCAD and Vectorworks Spotlight a winning combination. Bi-directional worksheets that ensure you are always looking at the most up to date version, and easy to edit tools, are just some of the features that make delivering the final ‘as built’ documentation a pain free process.
Discover how to generate schematic documents, quickly check the system for errors, create documentation with 2D diagrams and 3D renders and ensure effective communication with installation technicians.
Webinar Attendees Will:
Learn how to generate effective and thorough documentation for installation technicians
Explore features of ConnectCAD and Vectorworks Spotlight and how they work in synergy.
If you’re looking to become a certified Rhino specialist, McNeel offer certifications for experts and educators.
Certifications are a way to test knowledge and competency in both Rhino software and in 3D visualisation. Typically, proficiency with Rhino skills allow users to excel and develop more advanced skills, build a greater understanding of advanced concepts, and continue advancing in their knowledge of 3D visualisation.
The Certified User exams are online, computer-scored, randomised, limited time, open note, self-tests.
Rhino certification is helpful to many employers
Certificates are available immediately upon passing
Users can add the certificate to a CV or portfolio as proof of Rhino expertise
Currently, there are two types of certification; Rhino Level 1 and Rhino Level 2, and they are both offered in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.
Join us on Thursday 25th June as Ildikó Szabo, Abvent Product Specialist, shows how Artlantis, Abvent’s stand-alone rendering application for architects and designers, can take a model produced in Vectorworks, and use it to produce stunning, photo-realistic renders.
Artlantis is the perfect software for Vectorworks users, allowing them to present their projects with 3D photorealistic renderings.
Learn about high resolution shaders, 3D objects and textures which give your presentations the look you want, and help you accomplish even the most ambitious projects.
Equipped with an intuitive interface and great tools, Artlantis 2020 boasts a number of new features elevating your architectural visualisations to new heights!
There will be time for Q&A at the end of the webinar, and a recording of the webinar will be available at a later date.
Did you know that it’s easy to create technical illustrations and product line art directly within KeyShot? Dynamic product drawings and exploded views are quick and convenient to create by using the same model you used for production visuals. All you need is the Toon material.
Using the KeyShot Toon Material
Using just one 3D model, you can go from photo-realistic render, to technical line drawing or exploded an view for assembly instructions in just a few steps.
Apply The Toon Material
Select either your whole model, or just the part you want to work with, and apply the Toon material. There are 25 Toon presets already available in the KeyShot Material Library, or you can double-click your selection to view the Material Properties windows to select Toon from here.
If you’re using KeyShot Pro, you can change all parts to Toon by going to the Scene tab and expand the Model Set pane. Add a new Model Set keeping Link Materials unchecked. Back in the Material Library, drag and drop a Toon material on the top-level item to see all items in that group change to the Toon material. You’ll see results instantly, and can adjust contours by double-clicking the item with Toon applied.
Adjust the Toon Settings
You can add depth to your design by opening the material’s Advanced Settings and switching Environment Shadows on. These can be further adjusted under the Environment tab.
Increasing the transparency on selected components can help make different parts of the design stand out more than others. To achieve this, adjust the Transparency slider found under the Material properties.
You can also highlight selected parts by changing the base colour. Again, under the Material properties, click the Colour swatch to choose one you like.
Learn More About Toon
The tips above will help you produce great illustrations, but there are many more ways to customise Toon to really make your designs stand out. For the full guide, check out Toon in the KeyShot Manual.
If you’re a designer using Rhino, and you’re experienced in Grasshopper visual scripting, then take your skills to the next level by creating your own custom scripts using C#!
McNeel have created a free PDF file with Grasshopper examples which you can download here.
The guide does not assume you have any background in programming, so it’s suitable for all experience levels willing to learn. It includes a description of the C# component in Grasshopper, an overview of C# programming basics, and a detailed review of the RhinoCommon geometry. It also includes a few examples of design algorithms implemented using C# in Grasshopper.
Exclusive to Service Select members, Vectorworks run webinars all year round to make sure you’re getting the best from your investment. Take a look below for the upcoming sessions which you can register for now.
Want to join Service Select? Give us a call on 01206 804984 or email us on email@example.com
Join Vectorworks to learn how to create an object with both a 2D and a 3D presence. You will also learn how to change the top/plan representation with cut plane view.
Join Vectorworks to explore Energos, the intelligent energy analysis module built within Vectorworks. See how to incorporate energy performance insight into your architectural design workflows from early stages and use that to make informed design decisions.