Vectorworks Core Concepts Topics

Drawing Interface Title Blocks 2D/3D Hybrid Drawing Dimensioning
Palettes 2D/3D Drafting Techniques Drawing Navigation Drawing Setup
Computer-based Layout Methods Utilizing Resource Browser and Symbols OpenGL & Hidden Line Rendering Techniques Viewports and Sheet Layers
Snaps/Constraints Shortcuts & Hot Keys Heads-up Data Bar Layer and Class Organization
Tool Sets Basic Drawing Tools Drawing with Surfaces  

Vectorworks Core Concepts Course

Start out right with the core concepts, underlying principles, and build the solid foundation you need to design efficiently and accurately. Learn how to make use of 2D and 3D modeling techniques from the start.


Those considering beginning classroom training must understand basic drafting concepts, such as plan and elevation projections, scale and actual size, drawing units. Additionally beginning classroom candidates must understand the terms, methods, and drafting conventions of their industry. Finally, beginners must be comfortable with the current operating system of either Macintosh or Windows computers.

*Please Note: In order to take advantage of the Vectorworks Virtual Classroom Training, you must first meet ALL of the prerequisites. This is necessary to make sure that you and others in the class have the best training environment and experience possible. If you are not sure if you meet these requirements, please view them here or contact your sales representative.

Overall Learning Goals

Drawing fast; keeping accurate; incorporating flexible drawing structures; employing efficient techniques; introduction to Vectorworks conventions and concepts.

Continuing Education Credits

The Virtual Core Concepts course qualifies for the following credits: 15 AIA, 15 ASLA, and 3 InfoCoMM.