Third Party Guides & Publications

A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting, Third Edition
Author: Steven Louis Shelley
Publisher: Focal Press
BUY | $54.95
In this third edition, Shelley throws the door wide open and shows step-by-step how to construct every lighting system in the Hokey light plot. Combining his diacritical analysis, killer drafting, and analytic use of the Slinky Method and Slinky Calculations, he presents the Periodic Table of Fundamental Lighting Systems and shows the basic methods used to create multi-instrument lighting systems.

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Stepping Thru Accessible Details
Author: Janis Kent
Publisher: Stepping Thru Accessibility
BUY | $48.50
Stepping Thru Accessible Details by Janis Kent is a compilation of more than 100 architectural details and specifications based on the 2010 ADA with a color-coded overlay of the 2010 California Building Codes.

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BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers, and Contractors, Second Edition
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
BUY | $62.52
The BIM Handbook, Second Edition provides an in-depth understanding of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies, the business and organizational issues associated with its implementation, and the profound advantages that effective use of BIM can provide to all members of a project team.

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BIM in Small-Scale Sustainable Design
Author: François Lévy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
BUY | $48.45
BIM in Small-Scale Sustainable Design is the leading guide to architectural design within a building information modeling (BIM) workflow, giving the practitioner a clear procedure when designing climate-load dominated buildings. The book incorporates new information related to BIM, integrated practice, and sustainable design, as well information on how designers can incorporate the latest technological tools.

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Vector-workout
Author: Jonathan Pickup
BUY | $124.00US -$135.00US
Vector-workout is a downloadable movie-based training resource offering fast and easy access to instructive movies, ideal for sharpening vectorworks skills quickly.

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Short Sharp Training
Author: Jonathan Pickup
BUY | $21.50US
This new training resource is designed to sharpen your Vectorworks skills using a single task manual that explores and explains a single area of Vectorworks. If you want to learn about just one area of Vectorworks, these are the resources for you.

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LRA Designs
BUY | $35-$200
These tutorials teach 2d drafting, 3d modeling, lighting rendering and light plot creation for Vectorworks.

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Vectorworks - 101 Tips and Tricks [Kindle Edition]
Author: Mark Stephens
Publisher: Mark Stephens Architects
BUY | $8.99
This book is written for novice and experienced users alike and features tips that apply to all versions of the software (even MiniCAD) right up to Vectorworks 2013.

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