Introduction to advanced level Vectorworks course in London taught by Vectorworks experts. Learn Vectorworks and create practical projects for your portfolio

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There are no open public schedule dates for Vectorworks course. We can offer you a private training or arrange a public course for you. Contact us here and we can make arrangements for your course.

Delivery Formats

This course can be attended face to face in an open classrooms, live online virtual classroom remotely from home or office, private one-to-one and on-site for your team at your office.

Course Outline

Vectorworks course overview

Nemetschek Vectorworks is a computer-aided design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software program used for drafting, technical drawing and 3D modeling. Vectorworks offers 2D, 3D, production management, and presentation capabilities for all phases of the design process. Vectorworks was previously known as MiniCAD.

Few practical Vectorworks CAD based projects at the end of the course will ensure that you can apply Vectorworks on your 3D and modeling projects.

This short Vectorworks course is hands-on, instructor-led and classroom based. This training can be taken as a part-time evening course or even on the weekends. A list of all upcoming public Vectorworks training course is given on training dragon website. Each course is restricted to a maximum of ten delegates to ensure an excellent training experience.

Who is Vectorworks training for?

This course is for you if you would like to take full advantage of the best software for all things in 3D and modeling. Whether it is modeling, simulation or rendering this software is an industry standard and the most powerful one in its range.

Prerequisites for Vectorworks course

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

What will I get?

  • Training from professional Vectorworks experts:

    Training Dragon consultants have been creating professional Vectorworks models and animation for many years. Those consultants write and teach our Vectorworks training courses, so their experience directly informs course content.

  • Real-time Practice and Projects:

    Our Vectorworks courses are designed to get you started in Vectorworks. We work on industry related projects and tasks in this Vectorworks course.

  • Course Material:

    Vectorworks electronic notes are included in this course.

  • Course Completion Certificate:

    After completing this training your will receive Vectorworks course completion certificate.

  • Support and Careers Advice:

    After the course if you have any problems or questions regarding Vectorworks do not hesitate to contact us. Training Dragon’s trainers are expert in their fields and if you need any help with you career choice, please speak to one of our trainers.

Vectorworks Course Contents

Part1: Vectorworks Eeesntials

Introduction to Vectorworks

  • Vectorworks Interface
  • Palettes
  • Filing
  • Creating Objects
  • Selecting and De-Selecting
  • Undo/Redo
  • Cursor Shapes
  • Snaps
  • Applying Graphic Attributes
  • Dimensions
  • Viewing
  • Modeling and Drawing

Tools and Commands in Detail

  • Creating, Modifying and Editing
  • Text
  • Dimensions
  • Callout Tool

Organizing Information

  • Design Layers and Sheet Layers
  • Classes
  • Design Layer and Class Options
  • Assigning Objects to Layers and Classes
  • Viewports and Sheet Layers

Drawing Buildings

  • Setting up the Layer Heights
  • Drawing Walls
  • Creating a Roof
  • Creating a Model
  • Setting a Perspective
  • Applying Graphics to Your Model
  • Creating Static Sections and Elevations
  • Creating Live Sections and Elevations

Part 2: Vectorworks Architect

File Setup

  • Document Setup
  • Text Styles
  • Custom Dimension Standard

Property Line

  • Layer (Model) Setup
  • Stories

Creating the Site Model

  • What is a Site Model?
  • How Does It Work?
  • What Can You Do with Site Modeling?
  • Different Methods of Making a Site Model
  • Using a Scanned Image
  • Creating a Layer for the Scanned Image
  • Creating the Site Model
  • Height in Relation to Boundary

Quick Bulk and Location

  • Creating the Lower Floor
  • Creating the Upper Floor
  • Linking Spaces to Site Plan

Concept Drawings

  • Preparation
  • Plan Viewport
  • Perspective Viewports

Creating The Walls

  • Creating Basement Walls
  • Creating Other Wall Styles

Demolished Walls

  • Proposed Walls
  • Drawing Upper Walls
  • Check the Walls on the Site Plan

Creating The Roof

  • Existing Roof
  • Proposed Roof
  • Proposed Roof
  • Fitting Walls to Roof

Developed Design Drawings

  • Plan Viewports

Doors and Windows

  • Standard Vectorworks Doors and Windows
  • WinDoor Manager
  • Terminology
  • Geometry Settings
  • Class and Color Settings
  • Copy or Apply Attributes
  • Updating the Concept Plan

Site Modifiers

  • Roads
  • Pads and Boundaries
  • Stairs


  • Standard Title Blocks (Drawing Border)
  • Drawing Labels
  • Notes, Keynotes, and Callouts

Working Drawings

  • Drawing - Site Plan
  • Drawing - Foundation Plan
  • Drawing - Framing Plan

Part 3: Residential Garden Design with Vectorworks Landmark,

Setting Up the Drawing Board

  • Ensure You are Working in the Landmark Workspace
  • Set Up Your Vectorworks Preferences
  • Managing Other Vectorworks Settings
  • Set the Default Font
  • Set Up Your “Drawing Board” and Save Your Template

Adding Color and Pattern to Objects

  • Applying Graphic Attributes to D Objects

Setting Up Your Resource Browser

  • Getting to Grips with the Resource Browser
  • Creating a Personal Resource Library

How to Import a Surveyor’s or Architect’s File

  • Importing Surveyor’s or Architect’s Files
  • What to do When the House Isn’t Square to the Page
  • Importing Multiple Files and Repositioning on the Page
  • Importing Images

Drawing Up Your Own Site Survey

  • How to Draw the House
  • Creating and Positioning Doors and Windows
  • Locate Points by Triangulation
  • Locate Points Using Offsets
  • Drawing Up Curves Measured with the Offset Method
  • Adding Level Data
  • Set the Angle of the Sun
  • Add Existing Trees
  • Drawing up the Property Line Where You Have a Plat

Setting Out a Design

  • Create a Setting Out Plan

Using Text and Dimensions to Annotate Your Plan

  • Add Some Text
  • Adding Dimensions to the Plan

Working with Hard Landscaping

  • Set Up the Resources and File Organization
  • Creating s and Walls
  • Using the Hardscape Tool for Surfaces
  • Create a Report to Show Your Hard Landscaping AreasContents iii
  • Create Individual Symbols to Represent Hard Landscaping
  • View it All in D!

Adding Lighting to a Garden Model

  • Adding Some Lighting to the Plan

Creating Additional D Objects

  • Using More D/D Hybrid Tools
  • Adding Finishing Touches
  • Creating D Solid Objects from D Shapes
  • Creating a Planter with Tapered Sides Using Extrudes
  • Creating a D Pergola
  • Create a Sail Shade
  • Planting Plans
  • Adding Some Plants to Your Design
  • Transplant an Existing Tree
  • Placing Plant Objects With the Plant Tool
  • Creating Your Own Plant Definitions
  • Use Classes to Change the Appearance of Plants
  • Creating a Plant From Your Own Geometry or Symbol
  • Creating Mixed Planting Areas with the Landscape Area Tooliv Contents

The Vectorworks Plant Database

  • Adding Local Data to Your Database
  • Importing Your Own Plant Data from Another File
  • Using the Pre-made Plant Schedules / Worksheets
  • Defining Your Own Plant Schedule
  • Alternative D Plants-from VBvisual

Creating Camera Views of the Garden

  • Using Renderworks Cameras

Printing—Sheets, Viewports, and Sections

  • Preparing a Drawing for Printing
  • Creating a Hard Landscaping Plan
  • Creating a Planting Plan Sheet
  • Creating Printed/Electronic Drawing Files in a Variety of Formats

Projects in Vectorworks course

Project 1: Create a building architecture

Project 2: Create a garden design

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