Nemetschek North America has announced that Jonathan Pickup’s Second Edition of Vectorworks Architect and Essentials Tutorials are now available for purchase. These tutorials offer Vectorworks software users a different and effective method of learning, combining step-by-step instructions written in a conversational tone with movies. The tutorials are are based on version 2010 but can be used successfully with prior versions of Vectorworks software.
The Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual is a must-have workbook for anyone new to Vectorworks. The aim of this manual is to eliminate the mystery of computer-aided design and to give an understanding of how to use Vectorworks. It’s designed to build a foundation of essential Vectorworks knowledge to include simple 2D drafting, 3D modeling, file organization concepts, and how to draw a simple building.
The Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual is a thorough “project-based” training workbook. The manual walks users through a domestic project and takes them through the process of documenting the existing site and building, preparing and presenting proposed renovations, and finally, creating the working drawings. Along the way there will also be strategies highlighted for creating concepts quickly and checking them in 3D.
These intelligent and approachable instructional manuals are appropriate for both students and professionals and provide a very practical approach to learning the software. The hard-copy workbooks come with a companion CD that contains exercise files for multiple versions of Vectorworks software (2008, 2009, and 2010 formats). The entire manual is also included on the CD as a PDF file with embedded instructional movies. Each workbook retails for 75.USD plus shipping and handling.
“The tutorial is very thorough, and I appreciate the site survey and topographical guidance,” says Lloyd Brown of Highdesert Design Studio in Albuquerque New Mexico. “It has helped me greatly in increasing my productivity and efficiency in using Vectorworks.”
Potential readers and encouraged to get a sense of the author’s style and approach by reading the sample chapters and table of contents posted on the website. The workbooks are a part of the Nemetschek North America’s self-paced training options. For more information visit: