Vectorworks intermediate

Ref: K3D32153

Location: London
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About this course

This CV enhancing and engaging three-day course will help develop your basic Vectorworks CAD into more sophisticated use of 2D sheet layout techniques and then into the exciting realms of 3D visualisation using both Vectorworks' built-in tools and resources available online.

Course Description

Following on from the Beginners Vectorworks programme, this course builds skills to the next level. With a particular focus upon using 3D tools, you will extend your knowledge of Vectorworks to draw and visualise interior spaces and elements. It courses also introduces the importing of PDF and DWG formats as well as the use of Vectorworks Viewports and Sheet Layers.

Day 1: 2D layout techniques

Using Design Layers when Importing PDF files

Using Vectorworks Walls, Windows & Door tools

Creating & using Classes – inc. naming tips

Drawing up a room plan

Importing DWG plans & resources

Creating & using Sheet Layers

Working with Viewports – annotating & adding dimensions

Adding & using Sheet Borders & Title Blocks

Converting to (single) PDFs.

Day 2: 3D Modelling

Creating 3D objects – various methods

Navigating in 3D and render options

Converting the 2D room plan into 3D

Adding your own 3D objects to the room

Resource Browser part 1 - using 3D Symbols & Plug-in objects from Vectorworks Libraries (inc. adding as Favourite Files)

Setting & saving overall 3D views (both orthogonal & perspective).

Day 3: Visualisation

Adding textures to 3D objects (Vectorworks Libraries)

Creating your own Texture(s)

Lighting options for a room

Using the Camera Tool & Saving 3D eye level views

Working with multiple 3D views on Sheet Layers using Viewports

Cutting sections through a 3D model & adding dimensions

Resource Browser part 2 – creating your own library location of favourite Symbols & Resources

Working with multiple Viewports/Sheet Layers at various scales/paper sizes

Batch converting to PDF, sharing files & printing.


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 the day. Teaching hours 10.00am - 4.00pm Breakfast refreshments and a light lunch will be provided on the first day. While a vegetarian option is made available, we are unable to cater to specific food intolerances or food allergies.

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