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Training News: Sixth Edition of 3D Modeling in Vectorworks Manual Now Out

Author Jonathan Pickup has revised his popular book for use with the latest Vectorworks 2014 software


Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., the maker of the Vectorworks CAD/BIM software product line, has announced the release of “3D Modeling with Vectorworks, Six Edition,” training manual by author and Vectorworks trainer Jonathan Pickkup.

“This manual covers one of the best capabilities of Vectorworks software, creating 3D models,” Pickup said. “It is really fun and rewarding to create the forms you want and be able to move around them to view your work from different angles.”

Through a combination of written step-by-step instruction, informational videos and practical tutorials, Pickup educates readers on new techniques for creating complex 3D models with Vectorworks 2014 software. He opens the manual with an overview of basic commands and tool functions and continues on to the completion of a practice project, making this guide essential for all professionals interested in expanding their 3D modeling capabilities. Once Vectorworks users learn to draw with objects rather than lines and place those objects on working planes, they can produce advanced models using simple tools.

U.S. customers can order the manual online at For sales outside the U.S., Vectorworks software users can contact their local distributors at

About Jonathan Pickup

Jonathan Pickup is an architect trained in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom with more than 25 years of experience. He received his bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He later spent more than eight years in England, where he learned to use several CAD packages, including MiniCad, and began teaching this forerunner of Vectorworks software. Upon returning to New Zealand in 1997, he established Archoncad, a Vectorworks training and consulting company. He has written several Vectorworks training manuals for architects, landscape architects, educators and design students. He also organizes the New Zealand Vectorworks User Group and provides its main direction. For more information, visit

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