Introduction to VectorWorks

Duration: 2 Days


Delegates attending this course will learn how to utilise tools, menu commands and drawing organisation in Vectorworks. The course provides the necessary basics needed to make use of 2D and 3D modeling techniques, to understand the use of graphical styles and outputs in presenting your drawings and how to follow best practice workflows in Vectorworks.


No prior VectorWorks experience is necessary but some understanding of 3D Modelling is certainly useful.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Understanding the basics

  • Overview of features
  • Navigating round the program
  • Setting up preferences
  • Introducing the tools
  • Constraints
  • Attributes
  • Cursors


  • Drawing size and working to scale
  • Working with units

Creating Objects

  • Creating objects: by eye, by dialog box and by coordinate entry
  • Modifying objects using the Object Info box
  • Numeric input methods
  • Curves: Fillets; Beziers; Cubic; Spline

Duplicate Array

  • Mirror duplicating
  • Rotation and arcs
  • Double lined polygons
  • Snap to object
  • Grid and distance
  • Adding and editing text

Library Items

  • Creating and selecting symbols
  • Editing symbols
  • Converting back to group


  • Creating layers
  • Greying and displaying layers
  • Moving objects from layer to layer
  • Tidying up your drawing


  • Working with classes
  • Working with spreadsheets
  • Counting symbols
  • Saving sheets

Working in 3D

  • Clipping and adding surfaces
  • Roofs, floors and sweeps
  • Adding and subtracting solids
  • Creating a walkthrough
  • Setting a 3D view
  • Importing and exporting from
  • VectorWorks to other applications

Course Dates

London CentralLondon GreenwichBristol

The new course schedule is currently being updated and will be ready shortly. Please phone us on 0208 269 4260 or email us for the latest dates.

All our courses run in London and Bristol, or can be tailored to requirements at your own offices. For alternative dates, please email or call us on 0208 269 4260
All prices are per person and are subject to VAT
15% discount for groups of four delegates.
10% discount for groups of three delegates.
(This offer applies for delegates on the same public scheduled course on the same date.)

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