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Jonathan Reeves Highlights New Features in Vectorworks 2020

This new feature highlights architect Jonathan Reeves of the UK and his demonstration videos of the best new features in Vectorworks 2020.

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His Vectorworks 2020 Tour Videos – Continued

The second video features the new capabilities and changes to direct editing in palettes like the Navigation palette, Layers and Classes palette and others.

He also talks about Batch Rename and why users are going to love it. He notes that the feature will help users add prefixes to sheets, layers, classes, and other listed items all in one go, saving them tons of time in the process.

Video 2 also demonstrates the new Export PDF Dialogs and the particular options around adding compression to PDF files. These technologies can also be accessed during the Publish process, says Reeves, as he demonstrates how to set up different PDF compression on a per sheet basis to an applied publish document set. He also shows off the new widgets in palettes and discusses the level of detail (LOD) options that are new to Vectorworks 2020. One of the things I thought was impressive was the way in which the new LOD options can be changed to viewports on a per-case and override scale considerations.

Video 3 (below) focuses entirely on new BIM features centered on what architects need and will appreciate in the new Vectorworks 2020.

Reeves demonstrates the IFC (industry foundation classes) referencing features in Vectorworks 2020. These are some of the most impressive new BIM-related new features in this newest release. IFC referencing works akin to DWG file referencing; IFC referencing means that none of the data is actually imported into the file and thus making your BIM files much larger. This helps keep Vectorworks BIM files from bloating due to IFC imports.

Reeves also covers new Revit file format compatibilities. New is the ability to export Revit files. Jonathan Reeves works through a process demonstrating what is useful about this new capability.

Finally, Reeves shows off the new BIMobject Browser features, which enable users to tap into the bountiful resources of

Reeves’ three videos are excellent showcases of many of the new features of Vectorworks 2020. You can watch the third and last one below.

To learn more about Jonathan Reeves visit his website here.

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