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.
Explore the Vectorworks User Interface
Understand core Snapping, Tool, and Command Interactions
Learn How to Navigate and Adjust View in Vectorworks
Explore Document Organization and Resource Management
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.
Learn How to Create and Modify Common 2D Shapes
Explore Working in 3D and Controlling the Working Plane
Discover 3D Solid Modeling And NURBS Modeling Techniques
Learn how to utilize tools, menu commands, and drawing organization found in Vectorworks software. Core Concepts starts from the ground up, teaching you all of the necessary basics needed to become a Vectorworks pro. Make use of 2D and 3D modeling techniques from the start and learn the entry points and correct workflows to help master the Vectorworks platform.
Explore Hybrid Workflow
Learn the Vectorworks interface and how to navigate
Learn how to setup a document
Learn the core clicking behaviors and drawing techniques
Explore resources and resource management
Understand how to organize a document using Classes and Design Layers
Take your Vectorworks knowledge to the next level! The Intermediate Concepts course is the best option to help you become proficient with information modeling and integrating 2D drafting skills with 3D modeling.
Understand DWG import and referencing workflows.
Utilize parametric tools and workflows.
Create a small residential model, using building tools, such as the Wall, Slab, Door Window, and Stair tools.
NOTE: The Vectorworks Getting Started Seminar is a live event. The seminar will be recorded and an access code will be sent out to view the recording after the seminar.
Explore some of the most powerful tools and commands available in the latest release of Vectorworks® software with our Getting Started Seminar, designed to empower you to get up and running faster, design more efficiently, and better understand workflows that can save you time and money. This seminar will cover the fundamental knowledge needed to be successful with Vectorworks® software.
4 Hours 20 Minutes
Review the Vectorworks user interface.
Explore 2D/3D hybrid workflows.
Learn how to setup a document by configuring page area, scale, and other document settings.
NOTE: The Vectorworks Spotlight Essentials Seminar is a live event. The seminar will be recorded and an access code will be sent out to view the recording after the seminar.
With our Spotlight Essentials seminar, you will explore some of the most common workflows and utilize the latest tools and commands of Vectorworks® Spotlight software. Designed to help you save time, by designing more efficiently, this seminar will cover the fundamental knowledge needed to be successful with Vectorworks® Spotlight software.
4 Hours 25 Minutes
Review the Spotlight workspace and Spotlight workflows.
Learn efficient drawing techniques.
Set up a document.
Import a base plan.
Create a venue.
Place Stages, Lighting Devices, Rigging, Audio/Video Equipment, and more.
Explore Spotlight numbering and labeling workflows.
The design of rigging structures is an integral part of the event, entertainment, display, and exhibit industries. The Braceworks® suite of commands and tools inserts and connects supporting structures (such as trusses and lighting pipes), adds hoists and other supports, and then adds loads to the structures. With our Braceworks Essentials seminar, you will explore how to accurately calculate and analyze the structural forces of a hanging rigging system, to determine whether the structural system is viable.
With our Vision Essentials seminar, you will explore the seamless integration between Vectorworks Spotlight and Vision, allowing you to visualize your design in rendered 3D views. This seminar will cover the fundamental knowledge needed to be successful with Vision software.