Drawing Module: Getting Started

Watch this series of videos to help you get up and running with the Drawing Module of BuildingWorks. Learn how to use the mouse and shortcut keys to draw and modify items on the drawing area and find out how to use the architectural elements on the Architectural tab to create your plans.

How to draw and estimate roof re-tiling
In this video, we show you how to draw and estimate the re-tiling of a roof.
Fri, 23 Nov, 2018 at 8:46 AM
How to draw and estimate a roof refurbishment
In this video, we demonstrate how to draw and estimate the refurbishment of a roof, including replacing timbers, tiles and guttering.
Fri, 23 Nov, 2018 at 8:48 AM
How to draw an attic in a new build
In this video, we show you how to draw an attic in a new build property. We demonstrate how to copy the first floor level to create a new attic level. We talk you through selecting and drawing a new attic roof. Then we demonstrate how to add attic components...
Tue, 16 Oct, 2018 at 5:04 PM
How to draw an attic conversion
In this video, we demonstrate how to draft an attic conversion to an existing property. We explain how to draw the existing property and how to create the new attic level. We show you how to draw the attic conversion roof and how to add the attic upstands, floor and...
Tue, 16 Oct, 2018 at 5:05 PM
How to estimate renovation tasks using the Rooms Tool
In this video, we demonstrate how to use the tools on the Rooms Tab to identify or survey the rooms in a design you've drawn. We then show you how to estimate tasks for a whole building or individual rooms or walls. Using the Rooms Tool, you can estimate the...
Thu, 7 Jun, 2018 at 2:10 PM
How to view and interact with the 3D model
In this video, we give you a quick tour of the 3D model window. We show you how to view the 3D visualisation of your drawing and how to change the appearance of the model. We explain how to save a view of the model as an image file. We...
Fri, 7 Dec, 2018 at 12:34 PM
How to add dimension lines to your drawing
In this video, we demonstrate how to use the automatic wall dimension tool, and the linear dimension tool, to add dimension lines to your plans.
Fri, 16 Mar, 2018 at 2:57 PM
How to add labels to your drawing
In this video, we demonstrate how to add labels to your plans, for rooms, layouts and elevations. We also show you how to change the font style and size.
Tue, 17 Apr, 2018 at 8:44 AM
How to create an elevation view
In this video, we show you how to create elevations of your design using the Draw Elevation button. Before drawing your elevations, you need to set up levels for the different floors of your design. Take a look at the video on How to create levels in a drawing for...
Tue, 16 Oct, 2018 at 5:03 PM
How to edit an elevation view
In this video, we demonstrate how to update an elevation with changes to your plans, using the Recalculate Elevation tool. We show you how to explode an elevation symbol to edit it. We also show you how to add symbols such as trees, people and vehicles to your elevations, using...
Tue, 10 Apr, 2018 at 10:17 AM