Enhanced Project Wizard
New to Visual building version 4.0
The Project Wizard has always been an excellent way for new users to quickly create a project without a deep understanding of the software. The new enhanced Project Wizard now allows you to define your own roof style, and number of floors. All settings can also be saved to be used as future defaults.
Applicable to all versions of Visual Building.
You can now extend a roof section.
This is a new feature to Visual Building v4 and is applicable to Visual Building Profession, Premium and Solar Designer.
Visual Building Training Course
This is a large manual so please allow it time to download (42 Mb pdf).
This is an ongoing training course updated on a regular basis. Some of the project files for this course are available for download from the forum.
You can also use the trial versions of Visual Building to work through this training course.
This training course can be downloaded, saved and printed for personal use only. It is subject to copyright law and may not be redistributed by any other means.
There is also the Visual Building User Documentation, which you should use as additional reference as you work through the course.
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Follow this Visual Building Training Course to complete an entire project, with step by step instructions, supported by many screenshots and project files.
2D Drawing Tools
2D Graphic View
Different types of guidelines, and methods of creating them, are provided for the 2D plan views and the 2D elevations/cross-section views. All types of guidelines can be suppressed for each view over the visibility option for the construction aids category.The properties for colour and style, can be set for all types of guidelines.
2D Plan Scan Import
2D Sectional Views
The Section View tool is located in the View tab in the New Views group. It is only enabled when you have a 2D view active.
The Section View tool allows you to draw a line through a 2D Plan that will define the viewpoint of a 2D view containing an elevation view.
If the section line is placed in front of a building then the 2D elevation will contain a solid elevation view, but if the section line is placed through a building then the 2D elevation will contain a section view of that elevation.
You can also place and move 3D objects in a section view.
This section view was created by placing the section line through the building plan. The 2D objects can then be added to this view.
These elevation views were created by placing the 2D section line in front of a building. The layout was the achieved using the Presentation Layout tool.
By placing the section line partially through a 2D plan we can create a section view to show only selected detail. Here we use the section line to create an elevation view of a kitchen design.