Introduction to VectorWorks Fundamentals

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

This course is available as a private or customised course. Contact us for further information and to customise this course to your exact requirements:

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