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I am beginning to think that my boss is a software tease.
I know that they are purchasing it and I know that it will be here soon but come on already. How long can it take? After all, the process has only gone through at minimum 10 meetings, 400 emails traveling through the upper echelon of the universities chain of command, only to funnel back down to my department, only to have it sit on someone’s desk awaiting a signature.
Quick…Here’s a pen… A pencil… For god sake I will stab my finger with a needle and you can sign it in my….. Okay, a little extreme. Ugh, what can you do though? That’s just the way things go around here.
Venting aside, I am tackling my first project within Vectorworks and let me tell you… So far, it’s not going that bad. I have everything on one layer…Don’t quite get the idea of classes yet but I’m trying. Someone told me I should be using symbols or creating symbols? Wow, let me tell you this is not Autodesk software and I don’t think I’m in Kansas anymore… (Actually, never been to Kansas but did play the Tinman in the Wizard of OZ in high school does that count.)
Despite having trouble figuring out the concept of class vs. layer vs. symbol vs. out of my mind, I have accomplished putting together rudimentary shapes that somehow resembles casework. In the end a buffet table with two expandable leafs at either end. To be completely earnest my boss put a rush on it so I stopped in Vectorworks went over to a lab that had inventor on it and finished it in that first. (Holds finger up to lips and makes shushing sound) Please, don’t tell anyone.
I shamefully admitted this short coming but with the understanding that I have now returned to
Vectorworks to try and wrestle with it again. I am on a mission to figure this out.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I have now accepted the moniker of patchy from my wife based on the amount of hair I have pulled out (Said with much sarcasm). It’s not the destination it’s the journey that I look forward to and this one is starting off to be a bumpy ride. That does not however mean that you stop going it just means you put on padded shorts.