Training Courses

Vectorworks : Introduction

Two Day Course

Classroom Based

Overview

VectorWorks is used predominantly in the fields of architecture, landscape and garden design, interior design, lighting design and exhibition design for generating 2D drawings and 3D designs and visualisations. VectorWorks offers a full range of 2D, 3D, production management and presentation capabilities for all phases of the design process and this course is designed to give you a comprehensive grounding in these skills.

Our Vectorworks courses are run by extremely experienced CAD practitioners and trainers giving you effective, targeted training by industry professionals.

You need no previous experience to attend this course.

Private Courses

One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

From £599 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Introduction - working in 2D
    • Setting up a drawing
    • Navigating around the application
    • Drawing size and working to scale
    • Working with units
    • Creating objects by eye and by co-ordinate entry
    • Modifying and repeating objects
    • 2D tools
    • Snap tools
    • Dimensions
    • Assigning attributes
    • Using resources - symbols, images, hatches

    Working with duplicate array
    • Mirror duplicating
    • Rotation and arcs
    • Snap to object
    • Dimensioning
    • Introduction to classes
    • Examples and case studies

    Working in 3D
    • Creating walls, extrusions and roofs
    • Further use of classes and saved sheets
    • Multiple extrudes, sweeps and meshes
    • Walls from polygons
    • Parametric symbols

    3D primitives
    • Using domes, spheres, cones and blocks
    • Flyaround, walkthrough and set 3D view
    • Importing and exporting to other applications

    Spreadsheets and databases
    • Creating record formats
    • Attaching symbols to records
    • Amending data on an object
    • Creating automatic and custom worksheets
    • Linking text to a record
    • Using 'intelligent titleblocks'
    • Schedule and area calculations
    • Workgroup referencing
  • DAY TWO

    Rendering
    • Assigning textures to an object
    • Importing and mapping textures
    • Setting lighting
    • Rendering images
    • Creating still frames and animations

    Architectural features
    • Architect concepts
    • Setting up an Architect Title block
    • Redlining
    • Key notes and text notes
    • Issue manager
    • Assigning and extracting data
    • Space planning and bubble diagrams
    • Scheduling and reports
    • Introduction to RenderWorks
    • Architect parametric objects

    Landmark
    • Landmark concepts
    • Setting up a Landmark Title block
    • Key notes and text notes
    • Issue manager
    • Assigning and extracting data
    • Inputting site surveys
    • Site modelling and rendering (Introduction to RenderWorks)
    • Plant manager
    • Creating and adding roads, pads, plants, trees and irrigation

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel more than 7 days before your course and there's no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
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  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
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