Initially previewed at the 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit, global design and BIM software provider, Vectorworks, Inc., has launched a centralized e-learning platform, Vectorworks University. As the main repository of training resources, Vectorworks University is a new platform for designers, educators and users across the architecture, landscape architecture and entertainment industries.
Customers Seek Learning Platform—Future Certifications
“Vectorworks University is a tremendous new learning platform that demonstrates our commitment to our customers’ education,” said Juan Almansa, customer success director at Vectorworks. “From new customers seeking to learn our software for the first time all the way to seasoned experts, they’ll be able to master their skills in a centralized, self-paced and efficient way.”
There has always been well-known quality Vectorworks training content out there, in books, online manuals, the company’s own Getting Started Guides, webinars and online videos. Now Vectorworks University goes farther offering customers a structured environment that consolidates both older and newer training resources that will help users excel in the software.
Vectorworks University will offer free online classes, tutorials, and webinars ranging from basic to advanced levels on topics such as BIM, site modeling and entertainment design and more.
“When we’re onboarding employees new to Vectorworks software, or who need to practice their skills, we now have somewhere to send them,” said Christiaan Briggs, senior technician at Yurky Cross Chartered Architects. “Clearly a lot of thought has gone into the web design as it works very well.”
To date, the platform has over 110 hours of training and 200 pieces of content available. In the future, Vectorworks University will include localized content, multilingual support, learning paths and a certification program.
Vectorworks Service Select subscribers and those taking advantage of Vectorworks Cloud Services can use their current membership to log in by visiting university.vectorworks.net. Additionally, Vectorworks Service Select members can access exclusive training content such as our full core concept courses.
Architosh Analysis & Commentary
Here at Architosh we have long given much credit to software companies who provide excellent learning content, particularly learning videos. These days, with an array of disparate resources out in the market, many software companies are taking a more proactive and ownership approach to garanteeing their users have optimal learning paths for mastering their software, knowing full well that master users benefit in their practice lives and thus are more successful and capable of better representing the virtues of a particular software platform. Your master users are your best advocates.
What will be interesting to watch is the emergence of certificates, particularly BIM related certificates.
Some current learning channels for Vectorworks also include: