Vectorworks beginners (Saturdays)

Ref: K3D32149

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About this course

Introduction to CAD Vectorworks.

This three day course will introduce students to the core skills of the Vectorworks program. Strong emphasis is placed on best practices and approaches are derived from experience and working solutions. Step-by-step progress is made under the close supervision of our tutors.

Please note: This course runs over three consecutive Saturdays.

Course Description

This course is open to applicants with an understanding of technical drawing skills and confident computer skills. All computer aided design courses are taught on PC computers.

Day 1

Role of CAD / introduction to the Vectorworks software

Setting up Workspace & Basic options

Basic skills – drawing & selecting objects

Editing skills – combining shapes, mirroring, rotating & grouping objects

Working to scale, setting preferences & saving templates

Drawing & moving objects accurately.

Day 2

Further editing tools – fillet & offset

Introduction to basic attributes & editing groups

Duplicate arrays – linear, rectangular & circular

Room plan graphics – walls, windows & doors

Drawing up a room plan

Further attributes including hatch, gradient & image fills.

Day 3

Drawing elevations – methods & techniques

Creating image fills for elevations

Creating symbols & introduction to Resource Browser

Organising the drawing using Design Layers

Labelling the drawings & simple title block text

Converting drawings into PDFs.


This course takes place in London.

9.30am arrival on the day.

Teaching hours 10.00am - 4.00pm

Course Materials


  • All materials for this course are included in the course fee including use of a PC laptop for each student.

Additional information

9.30am arrival on day 1. Teaching hours 10.00am - 4pm. This course runs over three consecutive Saturdays. Breakfast refreshments and a delicious light lunch will be provided on the first day (ie the first Saturday). While a vegetarian option is made available, we are unable to cater to specific food intolerances or food allergies.

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