The Basics guide will walk you through the overall user interface, mouse interaction, and document organization. In addition, we will introduce you to the basic use of tools and commands in the software. You will become familiar with many of basic conventions used in all Vectorworks software products. This guide is recommended for both new and experienced users.
In this course, you will be introduced to core modeling concepts in Vectorworks software. Starting with key 2D modeling techniques, you will learn how to create and manipulate 2D forms. Then, you will explore fundamental 3D modeling workflows.
The BIM - Architectural guide will take you through the use of the core architectural tools. As well as, introduce you to key concepts ranging from the uses for classes and layers, to symbol types and publishing your projects.
In this course, we will introduce you to commonly used tools and workflows in Vectorworks Spotlight, for entertainment design. You will explore Lighting, Rigging, Audio, and Video tools in Vectorworks Spotlight. In addition, we will explore preparing a project for export to Vectorworks Vision as well as review the capabilities of the various Cabling tools.
In the Vision guide, we will begin to explore using Vision for
previsualization. In addition, we will show how to properly configure
lighting devices in Vectorworks, for export to Vision. You will be
introduced to dmx, patching, fixture modes, as well as configuring a
custom lighting device in Vectorworks, for use in Vision.
This course is designed to introduce many of the Landmark design tools and workflows. Starting with Plants, you will learn how to use the Plant tool and configure Plant Style settings and graphics. In addition, we will take a look at the Hardscape and Landscape Area tools. We will also, begin to explore site modeling in Vectorworks software.
In this overview, you will explore Irrigation Design in Vectorworks software. For this guide, we asked one of our users, Bryan D. Goff, to demonstrate how to use the various irrigation tools available, to create effective irrigation designs. You will be introduced to all of the irrigation tools and their settings.
The Rendering in Vectorworks overview will introduce you to the key techniques needed for successful rendering. From configuring Renderworks Cameras and applying basic render modes to lighting and texturing, this guide will give a good base for exploring the power and capabilities of Renderworks.
Unlike other software programs that limit your use of project data,
Vectorworks brings data visualization to the live design environment.
Quickly change objects’ attributes using data parameters that allow you
to view everything from errors to the impacts of your decisions — all
while you’re designing. And because it’s in the live design environment,
you can edit an object’s data as you’re designing and see the impact of
those changes; for example, you can have doors turn red when they lack
fire protection. You will also experience greater efficiency in your
process by being able to visualize data for error/quality checking and
While Open BIM is a preferred method for BIM workflows, there will be
times you need to collaborate with Revit users who may not be as well
versed in the Open BIM approach. Thanks to the new Revit Export based on
the ODA BIM library, Vectorworks can now export .RVT and .RFA files,
giving you the ability to work confidently with consultants. In this
first iteration of the export, all 3D Vectorworks objects will export as
Direct Shape Type objects with geometry in Revit.
Software interfaces with a lot of options can become unwieldy to users —
especially when you need to navigate through one or more dialog boxes
and option tabs to make minor edits. With Vectorworks 2020, eliminate
frustrations by directly editing fields in a list browser, such as the
Navigation palette or the Organization dialog. Directly edit common
items such as class, layer, viewport, or sheet names, increasing your
workflow efficiency. All you have to do is click and edit.
Presenting animated videos of your models is now greatly simplified with
a reinvention of the animation options in Vectorworks 2020. Transform
walkthrough paths and camera movements into professional real-time
animations that are significantly easier to accomplish. You can even
create 360 panoramas with just one click. And with the added ability to
render your videos in the cloud, you can create animations without
interrupting your workflow.