Vectorworks Industry Specialist Trainers explain how their industry uses Design Layers and Classes. Learn the basic concepts of using layers and classes and how they are applied in the architectural, interior, landscape, and entertainment industries.
Learn how different industries use design layers and classes
Join us for our upcoming Service Select webinar as Tom White, Spotlight Industry Specialist from our Vectorworks Digital Practice Team, explores the Data tag tool from a Spotlight perspective. This session will look at how to create data tags for use with Spotlight Objects, how to attach and present data tags in the workspace and on Viewports and how to apply them to multiple objects. Tom will also show how to use data tags and data visualization to help plan COVID compliant seating arrangements for future events.
Discover which Spotlight Objects can accept data tags
Learn how to create a custom data tag
Understand how this can benefit your workflow and enable easy reporting
Learn how to use Vectorworks Spotlight to help plan COVID compliant seating plans
Get more from your projects with Data Visualization in Vectorworks Spotlight. Spotlight objects are rich in data, learn how to sow this visually to make working on complex drawings easier and help communicate your designs to others.
Create Data Visualizations for Fixture types and Patch Info
Manage Data Visualizations
Use Data Visualization with Additional Records
Learn how to use the Data Manager to attach additional default records
Join us as we take a look at the Existing Tree tool and give you tips on how to import Existing Tree Surveys. Save yourself time by having Vectorworks generate Existing Tree objects in the correct locations and with the correct data from your survey spreadsheet.
Understand the Existing Tree Tool Preferences
Create an Existing Tree Object.
Format an Existing Tree Survey spreadsheet
Import an Existing Tree Survey
Do an Existing tree shade analysis with the Heliodon tool
Join us this week as Mark Mullany, Training Manager, explores the different options available in Vectorworks to create construction details. Mark will be identifying the various different Viewport options that most benefit users looking to create Construction details, he will also demonstrate the benefits of annotating Viewports with additional layers of detail and how this could potentially save time during your design creation process.
Learn about the different viewport options and the benefits of using section viewports
Discover how to create section viewports via the Clip Cube
When you’re talking about CAD you’re normally thinking of hard, rectangular architectural drawings – this is typically the desired output. But how can you use these precise, detailed ‘un-human’ drawings to relay your feeling of what the space will be? Designers often turn to hand drawing for these more sensory images, which can be both costly and time consuming.
In this webinar, Katarina Ollikainen, Vectorworks Landscape Industry Specialist, will explore how you can get the best of both worlds – precise drawings for construction, and softer, gentler images that focus on light and ambiance.
In Vectorworks Landmark, individual plant objects are shaped by a combination of a plant definition and plant preferences or settings. The Plant tool both defines and places plant objects. Join Landscape Industry Specialist Katarina Ollikainen as she demonstrates using the Vectorworks Landmark Plant tool to create your own bespoke Plant library to use in your designs.
In this first part of the ABTT Vectorworks course, we will be looking at the fundamentals of drafting on a computer. Paying particular attention to coordinates and origins. We will then look at how to set up the program for working in an entertainment context. This will include preferences and learning how to navigate 3d views. We will then move onto creating and drawing simple shapes and lastly how one might present their work through the use of viewports and sheet layers.
In this second part of the ABTT Vectorworks course, we will be looking at drawing more complex shapes, working with Lighting Devices and hanging positions. We will also include creating and working with symbols including the importance of working with Hybrid objects. Finally exporting multiple sheets from the same project simultaneously.
In Part 3 of the ABTT Vectorworks Course, we will continue on the theme of drawing complex shapes and curves by utilising the arc tool. Good CAD skills are useless without an understanding of how you can use the snapping toolset to increase accuracy. We will be exploring the Vectorworks Snapping palate and also how you can add your own 'Snap' points to groups and symbols. The course then moves on to look at applying 2d graphics and building up resources in the files resource manager. Lastly, there is an exercise for you to complete and submit.
Welcome to the ABTT Vectorworks Training course part 4 (Intermediate Level). In this course having mastered both basic and complex 2d drawing techniques, we will begin to explore some straightforward 3d modelling. With regards to the entertainment industry toolsets, we will be learning how to place a screen with the LED screen tool.. We will then look at some advanced level program setup that will streamline your workflow with regards to favourite files and resources. We will then gain a better understanding of annotating your work on sheet layers adding a title block and placing notes with the callout tool.
Welcome to the ABTT Vectorworks Training course part 5 (Intermediate Level). Having mastered some advanced drafting techniques and simple 3d modelling techniques we now proceed to working with existing 3d geometry and manipulating the model's graphical appearance by altering existing render styles and creating new ones. We will also be looking at alternatives to section and top plan viewports by creating rendered viewports of your 3d model with the renderworks camera tool. We will also be looking at adding detail to lighting devices and displaying data fields through the use of label legends. Lastly, we will investigate the whole host of features with Vectorworks Cloud Services and how it's there to help you.
Welcome to the ABTT Vectorworks Training course part 6 (Intermediate Level). You have reached the penultimate ABTT Vectorworks training course. You will notice a reduction in modules as we go through the course. However, you will find that the modules become progressively harder as we go on. In this section, we will look at the remaining intermediate workflows before you proceed onto the advanced course. These include Importing DXF and DWG files VS referencing DWG's and also referencing other Vectorworks files. We will then go to work with image files and create image props followed by a variety of high-quality export options including VR Panorama's, Web views and animation along a path. Lastly, you will be given an introduction to the algorithmic scripting tool marionette.
In this final part of the ABTT Vectorworks course, we will be looking at modelling complex 3d shapes, creating and applying textures. Finally exporting multiple sheets from the same project simultaneously.
Sometimes members of the Customer Success and Digital practice teams need to associate customers and accounts to Visit Reports, Cases and Training or for other reasons. Frequently we do have these people on Salesforce but they are down as leads. This guide will take you through how to convert a lead to a Contact and a Prospect Account. The Prospect Account will then still receive all the correct marketing and sales calls appropriate to this stage in the customer journey.
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.
Note: This guide is intended as a companion to the in person Vectorworks UK Foundation course, but can be taken on its own.