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8th Edition by Jonathan Pickup

The Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual by expert Vectorworks trainer Jonathan Pickup is a thorough, project-based training workbook.

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Book: Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual -- 8th Edition by Jonathan PickupDesign a project for a mock client with this hands-on manual from expert Vectorworks trainer Jonathan Pickup. Updated for use with Vectorworks Architect 2016 software, Book: Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual 8th Edition by Jonathan Pickup takes you from opening the program to creating data-rich construction documents. Learn how drawing with objects, rather than lines and arcs, helps you draft more efficiently, as well as how Vectorworks software enables your BIM workflow.

Recommendations & Tips:

  • This tutorial is most effective if used in conjunction with Vectorworks Architect 2016 software
  • This tutorial builds upon the information found in the Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual
  • Creating and manipulating site models and using them for height-to-boundary analysis
  • Walls and wall type library
  • Linking stairs between layers, controlling stair graphics, and saving the settings for other projects
  • Making a quick model of a project using spaces for bulk and location analysis
  • Using annotation tools, title blocks, and the notes database to quickly annotate your plans

Although the example in the manual is a residential project, the principles learned can also be applied to commercial building design.
Recommendations and Tips:
  • This tutorial is most effective if used in conjunction with Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual.
  • Measurements for the exercises are shown in both metric and imperial.
  • Allow yourself at least a full week to work through the manual.
  • This hard-copy workbook comes with a companion DVD that contains exercise files and the entire manual in PDF format.
  • View the PDF using an up-to-date version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Table of Contents

Introduction: How to Use this Manual
  • New Ways of Drawing
  • Vectorworks Architect Workflow
Step 1 File Setup
  • Document Setup
  • Text Styles
  • Custom Dimension Standard
Step 2 Property Line
Step 3 Layer (Model) Setup
Step 4 Creating the Site Model
  • What is a Site Model?
  • How does it work?
  • What Can You Do with Site Modeling?
  • Different Methods of Making a Site Model
  • Using a scanned image
  • Creating a Layer for the Scanned Image
  • Creating the Site Model
  • Height in Relation to Boundary
Step 5 Quick Bulk and Location
  • Creating the Lower Floor
  • Creating the Upper Floor
  • Linking Spaces to the Site Plan
Step 6 Concept Drawings
  • Preparation
  • Plan Viewport
  • Perspective Viewports
Step 7 Creating the Walls
  • Creating Basement Walls
  • Creating Other Wall Styles
  • Demolished Walls
  • Proposed Walls
  • Internal Walls
  • Drawing Upper Walls
  • Check the Walls on the Site Plan
Step 8 Creating The Roof
  • Existing Roof
  • Proposed Roof 1
  • Proposed Roof 2
  • Fitting Walls to Roof
Step 9 Developed Design Drawings
Step 10 Doors and Windows
  • Standard Vectorworks Doors and Windows
  • Adding New Doors
  • Creating Corner Windows
  • Creating a Window Schedule
  • Editing a Window Schedule
  • Updating the Concept Plan
Step 11 Site Modifiers
  • Roads
  • Pads and Grade Limits
Step 12 Stairs
Step 13 Annotation
  • Standard Title Blocks (Drawing Border)
  • Drawing Labels
  • Notes, Keynotes, and Callouts
Step 14 Working Drawings
  • Drawing 01 - Site Plan
  • Drawing 02 - Foundation Plan
  • Drawing 03 - Framing Plan
  • Other Drawings

About the Author

Jonathan Pickup is an architect trained in New Zealand and in the UK with over 30 years of experience. He is the main manual writer and support provider for Nemetschek training, and he has been providing training and consulting services to architects and design professionals since 1992, as well as authoring over 100+ Vectorworks materials. Having written several Vectorworks training manuals for architects, landscape architects, educators, and design students, he runs the Vectorworks On-Line User Group, provides its main direction, and can frequently be found online at Novedge's Vectorworking community.

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