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Vectorworks: An Introduction

Vectorworks: An Introduction

London College of Communication
Taught by
Kasia Piechota, A respected industry expert


Computer-aided design (CAD) modelling is an essential part of visualising design ideas for architecture and spatial design. This course will help you understand the general logic of Vectorworks, an industry-standard CAD software used for drafting, technical drawing and 3D modelling.

Computer models can aid in the process of experimentation and design development, complementing physical model making and drawing. Creating models in CAD can help you to better understand how spatial volumes work and how the user would experience them.

The course will introduce you to the various ways of using Vectorworks to create 3D designs and structures. Through tutor-led demonstrations and personal projects you will learn the different techniques that are most appropriate for creating 3D objects.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to CAD
  • Fundamentals of Vectorworks
  • 2 dimensional design
  • 3 dimensional design

Course Outcomes
By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Use appropriate techniques to create various objects with efficiency
  • Have a general understanding of the logic of the software
  • Understand the different palettes, tools and editing options used in Vectorworks
  • Create 2D and 3D designs and structures
  • Understand and use scale in your design drawing

Who Should Attend
Students and professionals wishing to learn to use Vectorworks for computed-aided design. Please note that this course is taught on Macs.


Follow Up Courses
Once you have completed this course you may be interested in developing your skills with SketchUp: 3D Modelling Design or Drawing for Designers.

Customised Training
We also offer bespoke Vectorworks courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Customised Training page.

Tutor Description

Kasia Piechota gained her BA in interior design from University of the Arts and MRes Arts and Cultural Research degree from University of Brighton. She has been practicing as freelance designer working on various residential and commercial projects for UK and international clients. She also runs her own creative studio.

This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

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