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New York Vectorworks Core & Intermediate Concepts Training Courses

Vectorworks, Inc.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Friday, July 27, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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*Now when you purchase both Core and Intermediate Concept Courses together, you'll receive a discounted price of just $1250! To take advantage of this offer, register by phone by calling 1-877-202-8871 or register online through our ticket bundle.

Vectorworks Core Concepts Training Course: Tues, Jul. 24 - Wed, Jul. 25

Course Information

This is the best hands-on training option to learn how to utilize tools, menu commands and drawing organization in Vectorworks. Core Concepts starts from the ground up, teaching you all of the necessary basics needed to become a Vectorworks pro. Make use of 2D and 3D modeling techniques from the start and learn the entry points and correct workflows to help master Vectorworks.

Overall Learning Goals
Drawing fast, keeping accurate, incorporating easy-to-use drawing structures, employing modern Vectorworks techniques and concepts. Click here to see the list of topics covered.


Those considering beginning classroom training must understand basic drafting concepts, such as plan and elevation projections, scale and actual size, and drawing units. Attendees must also be comfortable with operating either a Macintosh or Windows computer system and understand basic mouse operations such as single click, double click, click and drag, scroll wheel, right click and two click operations. Attendees would also need to know basic keyboard keys such as Spacebar, Tab, Control, Alt, Shift, Delete, Command (Mac), and Option (Mac) keys.

Vectorworks Intermediate Training Course: Thurs, Jul. 26 - Fri, Jul. 27

Course Information

Take Vectorworks to the next level! The Intermediate Concepts course is the best hand-on training option to become proficient with information modeling and integrating 2D drafting skills with 3D modeling. Learn how to extract data from any object and list the information automatically in a worksheet. Improve your workflow and graphic output of your construction documents and presentation renderings. Also, learn more about layer and class organization and advanced techniques with viewports and section viewports.  

Overall Learning Goals
To employ Vectorworks conventions and concepts to incorporate the next level of information modeling into each phase of your design workflow. Click here to see the list of topics covered.


To qualify for the intermediate classroom training, candidates must have completed the Core Concepts class within the last two years or understand all of the following topics listed below. If you feel that you do not understand one or more of the topics, we strongly recommend that you take the Core Concepts training class first, as time will not be available to cover these core concepts in the intermediate class.
Attendees must know basic 2D and 3D drawing navigation (panning, standard views, 3D Flyover tool, zooming in and out), selecting, moving and resizing objects, standard tool behavior (single click, two click, three click and continuous clicking tools). Additionally, this training requires understanding, creating and editing surface objects, as well as editing container objects such as symbols, plug-in objects and viewport annotations.
Intermediate students must also be familiar with basic CAD layout methods such as layer scale, smart cursor cues, duplicate array, mirroring, offset and aligning objects, conventions of snaps and X, Y and Z coordinates. Also, drawing organization structures such as Layers, Classes, Sheet Layers and Viewports, along with understanding the purpose of the following Vectorworks palettes: Object Info Palette, Basic tool palette, Attributes palette, Resource Browser, View bar and the use of the heads-up display (floating data display bar).


*Windows XP machines will be provided for each attendee at the seminar with Vectorworks 2012 installed. Workshop participants who would like to work on their own machine are required to bring their own laptop or desktop computer with the software installed. The software may either be your own registered license, or you may obtain and install a functional 30-day evaluation copy prior to arriving for the course. We will not issue refunds due to malfunctions of software installed on personal laptops. The course instructor is not available or responsible to troubleshoot or service personal laptops nor responsible for technical problems experienced during the course due to personal computer hardware or software malfunctions. Detailed information on how to download the software will be e-mailed to you and can be found in your registration confirmation.


There are two nearby garages on 66th Street.

Icon Parking Garage
160 West 66th Street
(212) 769 0134

MHM Parking Garage
165 West 66th Street
(212) 874 9707

About the Trainer

This class is led by Donald Ward, Vectorworks expert and trainer at Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. Ward has been with Nemetschek Vectorworks for six years, initially as a senior technical support specialist working directly with Vectorworks customers. Since 2007, he has been conducting Vectorworks classroom and on-line training courses at all levels, and has also presented at numerous industry events including LDI and ASLA annual conventions. Ward also supports the U.S. sales and marketing initiatives by working with the user group community and by providing customized on-site team training for Vectorworks clients.

Have questions about New York Vectorworks Core & Intermediate Concepts Training Courses? Contact Vectorworks, Inc.

When & Where

The Julliard School
60 Lincoln Center Plaza
Lab 248
New York, NY 10023

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Friday, July 27, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Vectorworks, Inc.

Vectorworks, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Nemetschek Group and has been developing software since 1985. The Vectorworks line of software products provides professional design solutions for more than half a million designers in the AEC, entertainment and landscape design industries. With a tradition of designing flexible, versatile, intuitive, and affordable CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions, Vectorworks continues to be a global leader in 3D design technologies. Visit www.vectorworks.net for more information.

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