Getting Started with Vectorworks Course

Getting Started with Vectorworks Course

Our Online Vectorworks Landmark course is divided into two sections. Part 1 details the basic setup and 2D drawing functions and is suitable for all industries and disciplines. Parts 2 is specifically designed for the landscape and garden design industry. 

Part 1

Setting Up Your Workspace

  • Setting Up Preferences
    Managing VW Settings
    Introduction to the Screen & Pallets
    Page Size grids, auto classing and Templates

Basic Drawing Techniques

  • Drawing & Selecting Regular Shapes
    Drawing irregular Shape & Curves
    Understanding X & Y Coordinates and Creating Objects
    Resizing & Changing Objects
    Move, Copy & Move By Point
    Duplicate Array & Duplicate Along a Path
    Fillet Chamfer & Mirror Objects
    Circles with Even Divides
    Fills & Line Weight
    Hatches & Gradients
    Resource Browser Setup
    Text Styles, Callouts & Notes
    Dimensioning preferences
    Classes & Layers
    Viewports, Sheets and Printing

Part 2

How to Import a Land Survey or Architects’ File

Drawing Your Own Site Survey

  • Drawing The House
    Adding Door and Windows
    Triangulation
    Offsets & Curves
    Levels & Spot Heights
    Setting out Plan

Setting Out Drawings

  • Creating a setting out plan

Working with Hard Landscape

  • Creating Steps & Walls
    File Organization and Resources
    Using The Hard Landscape Tool
    Calculating Areas & Reports

Planting Plans

  • Adding Plants
    Place Plant Tool
    Creating Your Own Plant Definitions
    Editing Plant Definitions
    Creating a Plant Symbol
    Vectorworks Plant database

Creating Mixed Planting Beds

  • Creating a landscape Plan

VW Plant Database

  • Adding Your Own Plants
    Importing a Plant database

Plant Schedules and Reports

  • Using the premade plant list
    Creating your own Schedule

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