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Vectorworks Training for Professionals – Sydney

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Level 4, 60 Clarence Street

Wynyard

Sydney, NSW 2000

Australia

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This hands-on training is designed for professional users of Vectorworks, from beginner to advanced level. With dedicated modules for users of Vectorworks Fundamentals, Architect, Landmark & Spotlight, it will offer a good grounding for optimising your use of Vectorworks 2018. In order to get the most out of this training, it is strongly recommended that you have used Vectorworks, and have a basic familiarity with the software.

We recommend that beginners have completed “The Basics” of the free Vectorworks Training Guides.

Computer literacy is essential.

To register for any of the days, click on the green TICKETS button. Places are limited so early bookings are recommended.


Day 1 (whole day only)

VECTORWORKS ESSENTIALS: CORE CONCEPTS


Morning Session

Monday 30th July (9:30am - 1:00pm)


AN INTRODUCTION TO BASIC DRAWING TOOLS & COMMANDS

• Preferences and workspaces

• Page Setup, Set Print Area, Layer Scale, Units

• Object Info palette

• Understanding Cartesian and Polar coordinates

• Using the basic 2D tools, creating and editing objects

• Floating Data Bar

• Smart cursor, Snapping palette, Snap Loupe

• Attributes and using the Resource Locator

• Colours, hatches, gradients, image fills, line weights, markers

• 2d Attribute Mapping tool

• 2d Reshape, Offset, Fillet, Select Similar tools

• 2d Rotate tool, Rotate Plan

• Send and Move commands

• Compose, Add and Clip Surface commands


Afternoon Session

Monday 30th July (2:00pm - 4:30pm)


EXPLORING BASIC DRAWING TECHNIQUES AND WALLS

• Duplication, Cut, Copy, Paste and Paste in Place

• Mirror, Duplicate Array, Duplicate Along Path

• Understanding and editing Groups

• Resource Manager and importing & creating resources

• Dimensioning; creating your own dimension standard

• Understanding 2D/3D hybrid objects

• Parametric objects: doors, windows and others



Day 2 (whole day only)

VECTORWORKS ESSENTIALS: INTERMEDIATE CONCEPTS


Morning Session

Tuesday 31st July (9:30am - 1:00pm)


UNDERSTANDING LAYERS & CLASSES

• Using and editing Symbols

• Organising your drawing using Layers and Classes

• Navigation palette

• Plug-in Objects

• Unified View

• Using saved views for class and layer visibilities


Afternoon Session

Tuesday 31st July (2:00pm - 4:30pm)


PRESENTING THE DRAWING

• Design layers and Sheet layers

• Presenting and printing a drawing using Viewports

• Viewports and 3D models

• Section viewports

• Rendered views using Viewports

• Viewport crops and annotations

• Viewport Associative dimensions

• Annotating the drawing

• Importing DWG files

• Publish command


Day 3 (can be done as half or whole day)

VECTORWORKS 3D MODELLING


Morning Session: Basic 3D Modelling

Wednesday 1st August (9:30am - 1:00pm)


BASIC 3D MODELLING

• Layer Plane/Screen Plane objects

• Extrudes/Push Pull tool

• Deform Tool

• Taper Face tool

• Add and Subtract Solids

• Filleting 3D objects, variable radius fillets

• Multiple Extrude

• Sweep

• Extrude Along Path

• Extract tool, planar surfaces


Afternoon Session: Advanced 3D Modelling

Wednesday 1st August (2:00pm - 5:00pm)


ADVANCED 3D MODELLING

• Difference between NURBS, 3D polygons

• Nurbs curves and surfaces

• Meshes and 3D loci

• Loft surface with rails, Birail Loft creation

• Contour and Project tools

• Creating helix spirals

• Working planes, align plane tool

• 3D text

• Surface Array for concept development

• The Subdivision tool


Day 4 (can be done as half or whole day)

RENDERING IN VECTORWORKS 2018


Morning Session: An Introduction to Rendering

Thursday 2nd August (9:30am - 1:00pm)


AN INTRODUCTION TO RENDERING

• Different types of rendering modes: Open GL, Polygonal, and Sketch Rendering

• Renderworks, Artistic Renderworks, Custom Renderworks

• Render Bitmap tool

• Creating, importing, and applying textures to objects

• Using Shaders to create custom textures

• Mapping textures, 3D Attribute Mapping tool

• Rendering and classes

• Lighting a scene

• Visualisation palette

• Exporting rendered views


Afternoon Session: Advanced Rendering

Thursday 2nd August (2:00pm - 5:00pm)


ADVANCED RENDERING

• Using High Definition Rendering Images (HDRI)

• Environmental Lighting

• Indirect Lighting

• Custom Renderworks

• Ambient Occlusion

• Image Props

• Fog and achieving lighting beams

• Displacement mapping

• Grass Shaders


Day 5 (half days)

VECTORWORKS LANDMARK & VECTORWORKS SPOTLIGHT 2018


Morning Session: Vectorworks Landmark Basics

Friday 3rd August (9:30am - 1:00pm)


VECTORWORKS LANDMARK BASICS

• Drawing set up, page size, layer scales

• Incorporating hand skethces, images, and PDFs into a drawing

• Importing a .dwg file

• Using the Australian Plant Database

• Using the Plant Tool

• Plant reports using reformatted worksheets

• Creating Hardscapes


Afternoon Session: Vectorworks Spotlight: Drawing Up an Event

Friday 3rd August (2:00pm - 5:00pm)


VECTORWORKS SPOTLIGHT: DRAWING UP AN EVENT

This session will be spent exploring the non-lighting tools in the Spotlight toolset, and as such few notes are supplied for this session. An exercise will be undertaken creating a room that explores the following tools:


• Create Event commands including Create Seating command
• Video Screen, Blended Screen Tools
• LED & Television tools
• Speaker and Speaker Array tools
• Staging tools
• Rigging tools
• Stage Deck and Stage Ramp


Days 6 & 7 (2-day course. Attendees must complete the 2 full days)

VECTORWORKS ARCHITECT: TRANSITIONING TO A 3D BIM WORKFLOW


Day 6 (first day of two)

Morning Session

Monday 6th August (9:30am - 1:00pm)


SCHEMATIC DESIGN – GETTING THE BUILDING BLOCKS IN PLACE

• File Setup

• Site Model basics

• Importing sketch plans

• Solids modelling

• Organising your file

• Navigating - Visualisation


Afternoon Session

Monday 6th August (2:00pm - 5:00pm)


SCHEMATIC DESIGN – MASTERING THE TOOLS

• Organisation - Stories

• Organisation - Levels

• Hybrid Objects - Wall tool

• Hybrid Objects - Slab tool

• Hybrid Objects - Stair tool

• Hybrid Objects - Roof tool

• Navigating - Saved views


Day 7 (second day of two)

Morning Session

Tuesday 7th August (9:30am - 1:00pm)


DOCUMENTATION

• Sheet Layers - an introduction

• WinDoor tool - Form and Settings

• WinDoor tool - Door and Window Styles

• WinDoor tool - Cased and uncased openings

• WinDoor tool - ID tags


Afternoon Session

Tuesday 7th August (2:00pm - 5:00pm)


COMPOSING DRAWINGS

• Best practice in Vectorworks - Drawing Composition

• Sheet Layers - detailed

• Sheet Layers - Interior elevations

• Sheet Layers - Presentation elevations

• Rendering


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FAQs


Where is the venue?

TRAINING CHOICE

Level 4, 60 Clarence Street

Wynyard, Sydney NSW 2000


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Car: There is no parking at this venue, though there are numerous parking stations nearby.

Train: The venue is a 2-minute walk from Wynward Station via York & Erskine Streets.

Bus: Numerous bus routes service the city.

Plan your public transport trip here, and please keep the CBD road closures in mind.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You can bring a printed or mobile app ticket to the event. If you forget your ticket, you can just show your ID so we know who you are.

Is food provided?

Complimentary tea, coffee, and biscuits are available during tea breaks. There is a one hour lunch break between 1pm and 2pm, and there are numerous cafés and eateries near the venue to purchase food. You may also wish to bring your own lunch.

Do I need to bring a laptop?

No. Computers are provided for all attendees.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Please contact us prior to the event if you find yourself unable to attend and wishing to send a colleague instead. We will try to accommodate this for you.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No. Only the person named on the ticket may attend.

What's the refund policy?

You may cancel your registration up to 5 days prior to the commencement of your course, and still receive a full refund. Contact OzCAD directly to request a cancellation and refund. Refunds are issued via Eventbrite and may take 5 days to process.

Is there a Waitlist if tickets sell out?

If a ticket sells out, please email courses@ozcad.com.au to be added to the Waitlist.

Will I receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course?

If you would like to receive a certificate of completion, please contact OzCAD via email to request this once your course has finished.

As an architect, can I claim CPD points if I attend the course?

Yes. This training course meets the requirements as a formal CPD contributor for architects. Each hour of successful participation may contribute 1 formal point towards the AIA's CPD requirements in your state. Be sure to request your certificate of course completion via email at the end of your course.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Click the "Contact Organiser" button, or email courses@ozcad.com.au





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