Gutters

Gutters v1.4 update

New update (only for Vectorworks 2019):

  • brackets collision detection has been improved and integrated (always enabled)
  • the ready-to-use profiles are now semiparametric: they are automatically scaled to the desired width
  • new “2D Mode” menu
    • None
    • Simple (lines without fills, excluding brackets and fascia)
    • Top view (generate 2D top view with all details: cpu intensive!)
Gutters

Gutters v1.1a

This plug-in allows to create detailed and easy-to-modify gutters in a few clicks. You can purchase a license in the store.

Features:

  • quad, half round and angled parametric gutter profiles
  • nine ready-to-use detailed profiles
  • brackets with or without top closure; stop ends
  • fascia with “offset from gutter” parameter
  • “z shift” parameter to position the gutter in relation to fascia
  • “offset from wall” parameter to avoid surfaces overlapping in 3D
  • simple editing in 2D or 3D view by using the reshape tool

To add downspouts, you can download my free plugin from the main page.


v1.0

  • private testing with some customers; feedback collection

v1.1

  • requested improvements

v1.1a *First release for Vectorworks 2018

  • bugfixes
Foliage

Foliage Volume v1.0 Beta

Foliage Volume is the evolution of the latest, experimental and more challenging feature introduced with Foliage 2.0: turning any 3D model into a foliage volume, with no limitations. You can now use the standard Vectorworks 3d-modeling instruments to create any kind of volume, including subdivision objects. Steps are simple:

  1. model your volume
  2. convert to generic solid
  3. create a symbol
  4. use it in Foliage Volume plugin

The plugin is in beta version, free to use, no license needed, expiration date on 01.06.2018. Different 3d models will probably reveal different problems so I will appreciate any feedback from users to improve it. You can download the plugin and the example file in the Info & Download section.

 

Baseboard

Baseboard v1.0

Baseboard plug-in helps the user to create baseboards in a very simple way, with some advantages over the classic “extrusion” method.

Features:

  • create parametric rectangular and rounded profiles
  • choose between 15 ready to use profiles
  • use any custom profile contained in a symbol
  • correct the orientation with a click (mirror option)
  • modify the baseboard in 2D or 3D view using reshape tool
  • change any property of many objects with a few clicks
  • use the plugin to create any moulding

Catalog of profiles:

Video overview/tutorial:


v1.0 *Vectorworks 2017 or higher

  • first release

 

Foliage

Foliage in Vectorworks 2018

I’m pleased to announce that Foliage’s technology has been acquired by Vectorworks Inc., and it’s now included in Vectorworks Landmark 2018. The tool has been improved by Vectorworks engineers in many aspects, including user interface and speed. Foliage 2 will be no more available from my website, but stay tuned for news in the near future!