Develop your skills in Vectorworks
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
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Course Code: VF347
Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)
What is the course about?
If you have a basic understanding of the software Vectorworks or have attended a relevant beginner’s course this is an opportunity to refresh your skills and further develop areas that you may have explored in the past. The course will cover a range of basic processes and techniques for drafting, modelling and printing the 2D and 3D design ideas for your architectural planning and interior design projects.
This course is taught using Vectorworks.
You are required to get a Vectorworks licence from https://student.myvectorworks.net/. You can get a student
licence free for 1 year by submitting proof of enrolment.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 3 working days before the course start date.
Wherever possible, please try to check the software is working as it should before the course starts, due to the
nature of online learning, you tutors will not be able to support with technical issues related to downloading and
Please note that the trial version is only valid for 30 days from activation and will not last the duration of the
What will we cover?
- Reviewing all the basic 2D commands available in the program
- Importing jpeg, pdf and dwg files into your drawing.
- Creating viewports and sectional viewports
- Creating sheet layers
- An overview of the Walls tool and how to insert windows/doors
- Printing options from Layers and Sheet Layers.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Use the 2D Drawing tools with confidence
- Import external reference files
- Create viewports on sheet layers
- Understand when it is advantageous to use the dedicated Walls tool
- Prepare images for printing.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is for Vectorworks users who have a good understanding of how to do basic 2D drafting to scale. You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in the Design studio.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You need to purchase a USB memory stick of at least 2GB to back up and store your data. Other basic materials will be provided.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Develop your skills further with VF500 City Lit interior design course.
City Lit offer a range of courses in Interior Design, Vector Works, SketchUp Pro, Axonometric Drawing, model making, Photoshop and Illustrator to enhance your Interior Design practice.
Nick Williamson studied both Interior Design and 3D Design, subsequently working as an interior designer for hospitality projects including Rank Hotels and as the senior designer for high street retailer W H Smith. He then returned to study – graduating with an MA in Furniture Design - after which he set up as an independent furniture designer/maker making bespoke pieces for both corporate and private clients. He now combines his design work with teaching and is a design tutor and lecturer at several design schools, universities and colleges. A personal interest in CAD software has led to him specialising in Vectorworks, AutoCAD and SketchUp. He enjoys showing students the possibilities of what these programs can achieve and is experienced at teaching at all levels.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.