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Short Course

Vectorworks an Introduction Short Course

London College of Communication

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.

Course description

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.

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.


Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

This course is scheduled to run on campus in a face to face delivery format. Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic situation this course may be adapted in line with UK government guidance or other operational requirements. This may include changing course location (to another UAL site), cancellation of the course, or moving part or all of the course online. In the event of any changes being required we will inform you as soon as possible and support you in any changes required. Please bear this in mind when making any travel, visa, or accommodation arrangements.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.


Topics Covered

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


Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • Notebook and Pen
  • USB Memory Stick
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