Vectorworks Beginners

Introduction to CAD Vectorworks

This three day course will introduce students to the core skills of the Vectorworks program. Strong emphasis is placed on best practices and approaches are derived from experience and working solutions. Step-by-step progress is made under the close supervision of KLC tutors.

This course is open to applicants with an understanding of technical drawing skills and confident computer skills. All computer aided design courses are taught on PC computers.  

Day 1

  • Role of CAD / introduction to the Vectorworks software
  • Setting up Workspace & Basic options
  • Basic skills – drawing & selecting objects
  • Editing skills – combining shapes, mirroring, rotating & grouping objects
  • Working to scale, setting preferences & saving templates
  • Drawing & moving objects accurately

Day 2

  • Further editing tools – fillet & offset
  • Introduction to basic attributes & editing groups
  • Duplicate arrays – linear, rectangular & circular
  • Room plan graphics – walls, windows & doors
  • Drawing up a room plan
  • Further attributes including hatch, gradient & image fills

Day 3

  • Drawing elevations – methods & techniques
  • Creating image fills for elevations
  • Creating symbols & introduction to Resource Browser
  • Organising the drawing using Design Layers
  • Labelling the drawings & simple title block text
  • Converting drawings into PDFs

Refreshments and a delicious light lunch will be provided on the first day of the course.

Receive 10% discount when you book Vectorworks Beginners and Vectorworks Intermediate together. Quote CAD10 

Tutor Biography:

Italian designer Federica Capitani studied Industrial Design at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Genova. Between 2002 and 2005 she worked for Patricia Urquiola in Milano, and in 2005 she joined Marcel Wanders in Amsterdam, where she was responsible for product and furniture design until 2007.

After a period in Japan working on design and cultural projects, Federica moved to London in 2009 and established Federica Capitani Design Studio. Her work ranges from small utilitarian objects to architectural projects focusing on furniture and lighting design. Federica teaches in London at the Royal College of Art.

  • 1 - 3 April 2019 (more dates available)01 April 2019 10.00am 03 April 2019 4.00pm
  • Three days
  • Suitable for those with existing technical drawing skills and good computer skills
  • Vectorworks Intermediate
  • 10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Chelsea Harbour, 503 Design Centre East, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XF+44 (0)20 7376 3377

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