The online Vectorworks Tutorials are ideal if you’re a working landscape and garden designer who’s missed out on CAD training. It’s also invaluable if you find CAD tricky to use, or if you’re not making the most of its potential.
Many people find CAD difficult to learn in a traditional classroom. It’s easy to get left behind. This is where online learning comes into its own. You’ll never feel out of your depth. And perhaps surprisingly, we don’t start with the computer…
The Vectorworks Tutorials start with pencil and paper. Before switching on the computer, we’ll get your imagination flowing creatively onto the page in freehand. As you become familiar with the tools, you’ll be able to quickly transform 2D objects into 3D drawings, change and resize objects, use hard landscaping tools to create custom patios, pathways and other landscape elements.
After that, we add the plants. You’ll learn how to create and edit your own plant definitions, how to design a schedule and place plants in the landscape according to seasonality and bloom time.
Most students complete the course with 40-80 hours study. To graduate in a single year you’ll need one lesson plus just 1-2 hours study per week. If life gets busy, extend the course to 2 years.