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Books for Vectorworks 2016

Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual – 8th Edition by Jonathan Pickup OUT OF STOCK

Whether you're new to Vectorworks software or want to brush up on the basics, the Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual is a must-have resource for all designers. Updated for use with Vectorworks 2016 and written by expert trainer Jonathan Pickup, this guide delivers a comprehensive overview of the software from when you first open the application to when you generate worksheets from your model.

"One of the training manuals we have at the office is Jonathan Pickup's Vectorworks Essentials," said François Lévy, AIA, principal at Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture. "Jonathan's book is clear, methodical, systematic and thorough. He's pioneered mixing text, video and training files to produce manuals that are easy to follow, with deceptively simple exercises that elegantly capture the skills everyone needs to use Vectorworks to its fullest. You might think you're buying a book, but you're really getting a whole training curriculum."

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial can be used with any Vectorworks 2016 product.
  • Measurements for the exercises come 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.
  • Use the new "Test Yourself" exercises at the end of every chapter to demonstrate your advanced knowledge.

Cost: $120.00 including GST and postage.

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Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual – 8th Edition by Jonathan Pickup

Design 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, this tutorial 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.

"Jonathan Pickup's no nonsense books, with their easy-to-follow graphics and video tutorials, make his manuals the default standard for training on all the Vectorworks packages," says Architectural Technologist Stephen J. Scaysbrook, MCIAT ACIOB, of Konstrukshon Ltd. "I love the way that Jonathan teaches both Vectorworks software and drawing techniques. His easygoing yet firm approach to the subject is hard to beat."

Recommendations and 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
  • Measurements for the exercises are shown in both metric and imperial units.
  • 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.

Cost: $120.00 including GST and postage.

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Books for Vectorworks 2015

Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual – 7th Edition by Jonathan Pickup OUT OF STOCK

Whether you're new to Vectorworks software or want to brush up on the basics, the Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual is a must-have resource for all designers. Updated for use with Vectorworks 2015 and written by expert Vectorworks trainer Jonathan Pickup, this guide is structured to give you a comprehensive overview of the software from when you first open the application to when you generate worksheets from your model.

"Jonathan's teaching methods, as typified in his Essentials Tutorial Manual, are superb, and his manner of explaining techniques, tasks, and tools is wonderfully clear, concise, and well illustrated," says Neil Barman, Intern Architect, AIBC LEED AP. "Following along with the lessons in the manual guided me to build up my Vectorworks skills with ease. This manual is perhaps the single best resource available for developing a solid foundation with the application."

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial can be used with any Vectorworks 2015 product.
  • Measurements for the exercises come 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.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

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3D Modeling with Vectorworks – 7th Edition by Jonathan Pickup

3D Modeling with Vectorworks provides a hands-on training experience designed to help users create free-form 3D models quickly and effectively. Author and expert Vectorworks trainer Jonathan Pickup has updated the manual with examples, videos, and how-to's that show how Vectorworks 2015 software's library of tools can help you place extrudes and primitive shapes onto a working plane, creating curved, more advanced 3D forms that maximize your drawing potential. Pickup's guide is essential to readers looking to build a foundation of skills in the field of 3D modeling with Vectorworks.

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This manual is designed for use with Vectorworks 2015 products.
  • Exercise measurements are shown in both metric and imperial units.
  • A companion DVD contains links to instructional videos (use with Adobe Acrobat Reader).
  • Make sure to read the text, watch the video, and try the tutorial to fully learn each lesson.
  • This manual builds on the Vectorworks Essential manual, so if you are unfamiliar with basic concepts as drawing, modeling, and basic file organization, this guide is a good place to start.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

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Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual – 7th Edition by Jonathan Pickup OUT OF STOCK

Design a project for a mock client with this hands-on manual from expert Vectorworks trainer Jonathan Pickup. Updated for use with Vectorworks Architect 2015 software, this tutorial 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.

"Jonathan Pickup's no nonsense books, with their easy-to-follow graphics and video tutorials, make his manuals the default standard for training on all the Vectorworks packages," says Architectural Technologist Stephen J. Scaysbrook, MCIAT ACIOB, of Konstrukshon Ltd. "I love the way that Jonathan teaches both Vectorworks software and drawing techniques. His easygoing yet firm approach to the subject is hard to beat."

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial is most effective if used in conjunction with Vectorworks Architect 2015 software.
  • This tutorial builds upon the information found in the Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual
  • Measurements for the exercises are shown in both metric and imperial units.
  • 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.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

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Vectorworks Landmark Tutorial Manual – 5th Edition by Jonathan Pickup

Written by experienced Vectorworks trainer and author Jonathan Pickup, the Vectorworks Landmark Tutorial Manual provides explanations of Vectorworks Landmark concepts and techniques for users of all levels. The topics discussed apply to both residential and commercial projects.

The manual uses a series of exercises to reinforce the features and workflow capabilities of Vectorworks Landmark software, starting with a very simple exercise on landscape budgeting. Content and exercises build in complexity, and by the end of the manual the user will be able to use the plant database, create custom plants, edit the plant graphics, import drawings from consultants, create planting plans, and send the drawings back to a consultant.

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial is most effective if used in conjunction with Vectorworks Architect 2015 software. Renderworks is also recommended, but not required.
  • This manual builds upon that basics of drawing in both 2D and 3D covered in two free guides, Getting Started with Vectorworks Fundamentals and Getting Started with Vectorworks Landmark 2015. If you are unfamiliar with these concepts, begin with these guides first.
  • Measurements for the exercises are shown in both metric and imperial units.
  • This hard-copy workbook comes with a companion CD that contains exercise files, and the entire manual as a PDF file.
  • View the PDF using Adobe Acrobat Reader X or higher.
  • The PDF contains embedded tutorial movies that demonstrate the steps of each exercise.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

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Residential Garden Design with Vectorworks Landmark – 7th Edition by Tamsin Slatter OUT OF STOCK

This tutorial covers the workflow for residential garden designers using Vectorworks Landmark software. Author Tamsin Slatter, the leading Vectorworks Landmark expert in the U.K., guides the reader through a landscape design project from start to finish. The exercise-based training covers:

  • Setting up your "Drawing Board" to make starting new projects easy and efficient
  • Adding colors and patterns to objects
  • Drawing up your own or importing a survey
  • Creating a layout plan using simple drafting techniques
  • Working with hard landscaping
  • Using text and dimension tools to add notes to your plans
  • Placing and customizing plants and producing a planting schedule
  • Adding 3D elements to the garden
  • Adding lighting to the garden
  • Applying basic rendering technique
  • Creating 3D views, sections, and construction drawings
  • Preparing drawings for printing/sharing
  • Learning to use the Stair and Deform tools

This seventh edition of the manual is based on Vectorworks 2015 Landmark with Renderworks software and includes exercise files in the Vectorworks 2015 format only. This manual builds on the Vectorworks Essentials manual, which is designed to show you basic concepts of Vectorworks, such as drawing, modeling, and basic file organization. With step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations throughout, Residential Garden Design is the ideal reference for Vectorworks Landmark training.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

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Entertainment Design: Scenery Lighting & Sound with Vectorworks Spotlight – 4th Edition by Kevin Lee Allen

This book, written by award-winning scenic and lighting designer Kevin Lee Allen, explores the use of the Vectorworks Spotlight with Renderworks program for use in the entertainment industries. While the methods and techniques described are applicable to film, television, concerts, exhibits, and themed architecture or interiors, this tutorial focuses on a project that creates a lighting, sound, and set designs for the stage, the root of entertainment design.

From one step beyond traditional pencil thumbnails, this guide outlines a process of design development and collaboration with other designers and technical staff. The text is tutorial-based and directs the user to create two projects, each supported by a series of simple exercises. The first project is the creation of a simple 3D form, and the second project details the creation of scenic, sound, and lighting designs for a theoretical Broadway production of Romeo & Juliet. Each step of the process, created for either a sole practitioner or a designer working in a team, is laid out as an exercise with step-by-step directions and options to suit individual designers' work preferences and tastes. The tutorial is perfect as either a classroom text or a self-guided training option.

In addition to reflecting the features in Vectorworks 2015 software, the fourth edition of the guidebook will help readers use the new Deform tool, create temporary platforms with Stage Deck tools and model supports with Stage Lift tools, directly edit Light Position objects, and work with new rendering styles.

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial is intended for use with Vectorworks 2015 software and is most applicable for Vectorworks Spotlight with Renderworks 2015 software users.
  • This hard-copy workbook includes a companion CD with exercise files that demonstrate the steps described in the tutorial.
  • This book assumes basic working knowledge of computers and Vectorworks software. It builds on the skills outlined in the free Getting Started Guides, which cover the basics of drawing in both 2D and 3D.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

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Books for Vectorworks 2014

Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual – 6th Edition by Jonathan Pickup

The Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial manual by expert Vectorworks trainer Jonathan Pickup is a must-have workbook for anyone new to Vectorworks software. This manual is designed to help you build a foundation of knowledge so that you will understand how the program is intended to work. Updated for the 2014 version of Vectorworks software, this sixth edition of the tutorial has been structured to give the reader a clear understanding of the concepts behind each instruction. The book includes an introduction to the Vectorworks interface; a section to familiarize you with tools and commands; an introduction to 3D modeling; a section about organizing information to create models, drawings, and reports; a drawing exercise to practice the skills you learn; and a section about using worksheets. Notes and exercises throughout the tutorial provide additional guidance.

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial can be used with any Vectorworks 2014 product.
  • Measurements for the exercises are shown in both metric and imperial.
  • This hard-copy workbook comes with a companion DVD that contains exercise files, and the entire manual in PDF.
  • View the PDF using Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or higher.
  • The PDF contains embedded tutorial movies that demonstrate the steps of each exercise.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

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Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual – 6th Edition by Jonathan Pickup

The Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual by expert Vectorworks trainer Jonathan Pickup is a thorough, project-based training workbook. This sixth edition of the tutorial has been updated for use with Vectorworks Architect 2014 software and includes instruction about the following:

  • Basic concepts of layers and classes and how they relate to developing an office layer and class standard
  • Using the Property Line tool
  • 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

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial is most effective if used in conjunction with Vectorworks Architect 2014 software.
  • This manual builds on the Essentials Tutorial Manual, which takes you through the basic concepts of Vectorworks software, such as 2D drafting, simple 3D modeling, and file organization. If you are unfamiliar with these concepts, we recommend you begin with the Essentials Manual.
  • Measurements for the exercises are shown in both metric and imperial units.
  • This hard-copy workbook comes with a companion DVD that contains exercise files and the entire manual as a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or higher to view the PDF.
  • The PDF contains embedded tutorial movies that demonstrate the steps of each exercise.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

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Residential Garden Design with Vectorworks Landmark – 6th Edition by Tamsin Slatter OUT OF STOCK

The tutorial and accompanying DVD covers the typical work stages of the residential landscape designer. You will start with setting up your environment and then move through the various stages of the design process in order to create a garden plan that can be presented in both 2D and 3D. The book is designed to build a foundation of essential knowledge to help you understand the way Vectorworks software is intended to work within your design discipline. The exercise-based training covers:

  • Setting up your "Drawing Board" to make starting new projects easy and efficient
  • Adding colors and patterns to objects
  • Drawing up your own or importing a survey
  • Creating a layout plan using simple drafting techniques
  • Working with hard landscaping
  • Using text and dimension tools to add notes to your plans
  • Placing and customizing plants and producing a planting schedule
  • Adding 3D elements to the garden
  • Adding lighting to the garden
  • Applying basic rendering technique
  • Creating 3D views, sections, and construction drawings
  • Preparing drawings for printing/sharing

This sixth edition of the manual is based on Vectorworks 2014 Landmark with Renderworks software and includes exercise files in the Vectorworks 2014 format only. This book builds on the basic skills covered in the two free guides that cover the basics of drawing in both 2D and 3D: Getting Started with Vectorworks Fundamentals and Getting Started with Vectorworks Landmark 2014. It is recommended that you use these guides first. With step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations throughout, Residential Garden Design is the ideal reference to keep on hand following your initial Vectorworks Landmark training.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

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Entertainment Design: Scenery Lighting & Sound with Vectorworks Spotlight – 3rd Edition by Kevin Lee Allen

This book, written by award-winning scenic and lighting designer Kevin Lee Allen, explores the use of the Vectorworks Spotlight with Renderworks program for use in the entertainment industries. While the methods and techniques described are applicable to film, television, concerts, exhibits, and themed architecture or interiors, this tutorial focuses on a project that creates a lighting, sound, and set designs for the stage, the root of entertainment design.

From one step beyond traditional pencil thumbnails, this guide outlines a process of design development and collaboration with other designers and technical staff. The text is tutorial-based and directs the user to create two projects, each supported by a series of simple exercises. The first project is the creation of a simple 3D form, and the second project details the creation of scenic, sound, and lighting designs for a theoretical Broadway production of Romeo & Juliet. Each step of the process, created for either a sole practitioner or a designer working in a team, is laid out as an exercise with step-by-step directions and options to suit individual designers' work preferences and tastes. The tutorial is perfect as either a classroom text or a self-guided training option.

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial is intended for use with Vectorworks 2014 software and is most applicable for Vectorworks Spotlight with Renderworks and Designer with Renderworks users.
  • This hard-copy workbook includes a companion CD with exercise files that demonstrate the steps described in the tutorial.
  • This book assumes basic working knowledge of computers and Vectorworks software. It builds on the skills outlined in the free Getting Started Guides, which cover the basics of drawing in both 2D and 3D.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

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Books for Vectorworks 2013

Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual – 5th Edition by Jonathan Pickup

The Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial manual by expert Vectorworks trainer Jonathan Pickup is a must-have workbook for anyone new to Vectorworks software. This manual is designed to help you build a foundation of knowledge so that you will understand how the program is intended to work. Updated for the 2013 version of Vectorworks software, this fifth edition of the tutorial has been structured to give the reader a clear understanding of the concepts behind each instruction. The book includes an introduction to the Vectorworks interface; a section to familiarize you with tools and commands; an introduction to 3D modeling; a section about organizing information to create models, drawings, and reports; a drawing exercise to practice the skills you learn; and a section about using worksheets. Notes and exercises throughout the tutorial provide additional guidance.

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial can be used with any Vectorworks 2013 product.
  • Measurements for the exercises are shown in both metric and imperial.
  • This hard-copy workbook comes with a companion CD that contains exercise files, and the entire manual in PDF.
  • View the PDF using Adobe® Acrobat Reader 10 or higher.
  • The PDF contains embedded tutorial movies that demonstrate the steps of each exercise.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

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3D Modeling in Vectorworks – 5th Edition by Jonathan Pickup OUT OF STOCK

3D Modeling with Vectorworks by expert Vectorworks trainer Jonathan Pickup is an essential guide for anyone interested in learning to create free-form models with Vectorworks software. By taking complicated examples and breaking them down into manageable steps, this tutorial will help the reader build a foundation of skills for creating 3D forms through the use of extrudes, sweeps, solids, NURBS, loft surfaces, and 3D primitives. This fifth edition of the book has been updated to show you how to get the best from Vectorworks 2013 software.

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial can be used with any Vectorworks 2013 product. Measurements for the exercises are shown in both metric and imperial.
  • This hard-copy workbook comes with a companion DVD that contains exercise files, and the entire manual in PDF. You will needAdobe® Acrobat Reader 10 or higher to view the PDF.
  • The PDF contains 61 embedded tutorial movies that demonstrate the steps of each exercise.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

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Residential Garden Design with Vectorworks Landmark – 5th Edition by Tamsin Slatter OUT OF STOCK

This tutorial covers the workflow for residential garden designers using Vectorworks Landmark software. Author Tamsin Slatter, the leading Vectorworks Landmark expert in the U.K., guides the reader through a landscape design project from start to finish.

The tutorial and accompanying DVD will provide you with the knowledge you need to take a landscape project from planning to final product. The exercise-based training covers:

  • Setting up your "Drawing Board" to make starting new projects easy and efficient
  • Setting up and storing your own graphical style for reuse
  • Drawing up your own or importing a survey
  • Creating a layout plan using simple drafting techniques
  • Drawing and specifying quantities of hard landscaping with steps and simple level changes
  • Using text and dimension tools to add relevant notes to your plans
  • Placing and customizing plants and then producing a planting schedule
  • Adding further 3D elements to the garden
  • Adding lighting to the garden
  • Basic rendering techniques
  • Creating 3D views, sections, and construction drawings
  • Preparing drawings for print/sharing

This fifth edition of the manual has been updated for use with Vectorworks Landmark 2013 software. With step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations throughout, it is the ideal reference to keep on hand following your initial Vectorworks Landmark training.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

Contact OzCAD to order.

Entertainment Design: Scenery Lighting & Sound with Vectorworks Spotlight – 2nd Edition by Kevin Lee Allen

This book, written by award-winning scenic and lighting designer Kevin Lee Allen, explores the use of the Vectorworks Spotlight with Renderworks program for use in the entertainment industries. While the methods and techniques described are applicable to film, television, concerts, exhibits, and themed architecture or interiors, this tutorial focuses on a project that creates a lighting, sound, and set designs for the stage, the root of entertainment design.

From one step beyond traditional pencil thumbnails, this guide outlines a process of design development and collaboration with other designers and technical staff. The text is tutorial-based and directs the user to create two projects, each supported by a series of simple exercises. The first project is the creation of a simple 3D form, and the second project details the creation of scenic, sound, and lighting designs for a theoretical Broadway production of Romeo & Juliet. Each step of the process, created for either a sole practitioner or a designer working in a team, is laid out as an exercise with step-by-step directions and options to suit individual designers’ work preferences and tastes. The tutorial is perfect as either a classroom text or a self-guided training option.

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial is intended for use with Vectorworks 2013 software and is most applicable for Vectorworks Spotlight with Renderworks and Designer with Renderworks users.
  • This hard-copy workbook includes a companion CD with exercise files that demonstrate the steps described in the tutorial.
  • This book assumes basic working knowledge of computers and Vectorworks software. New users may find the Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual helpful as an introduction to the program.
  • More than 40 additional pages of tips and techniques than Entertainment and Lighting Design with Vectorworks Spotlight are included in this tutorial.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

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Books for Vectorworks 2012

Remarkable Renderworks – 2nd Edition by Daniel Jansenson

Remarkable Renderworks, Second Edition® is a must-have tutorial for anyone wanting to become proficient in using Renderworks, the essential rendering tool designed to work seamlessly with Vectorworks® software. This self-paced guide uses an exercise-based format to show you how to create impressive, realistic renderings. You'll learn to set lighting controls, add map textures and backgrounds, and illuminate scenes with Renderworks' Heliodon tool, which replicates the sun's light. The workbook was written by respected architect and long-time Vectorworks user Daniel Jansenson, and it is intended for the Renderworks user who already has some experience with the fundamentals of Vectorworks software.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

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Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual – 4th Edition by Jonathan Pickup OUT OF STOCK

The Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual by expert Vectorworks trainer Jonathan Pickup is a thorough, project-based training workbook. The tutorial walks the user through a residential renovation project and demonstrates the process of documenting the existing site, preparing and presenting proposed designs, and creating working drawings/construction documents. Although the example in the manual is a residential project, the principles learned can also be applied to commercial building design.

This fourth edition of the tutorial has been updated for use with Vectorworks Architect 2012 software. It includes a visualization chapter with the addition of massing models, an example using the new Heliodon Tool, and a solar animation exercise, as well as a greater focus on concept drawing and site analysis.

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial is most effective if used in conjunction with Vectorworks Architect 2012.
  • This manual builds on the Essentials Tutorial Manual, which takes you through the basic concepts of Vectorworks, such as 2D drafting, simple 3D modeling, and file organization. If you are unfamiliar with these concepts, we recommend you begin with the Essentials Manual.
  • Measurements for the exercises are shown in both metric and imperial units.
  • This hard-copy workbook comes with a companion CD that contains exercise files and the entire manual in PDF. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or higher to view the PDF.
  • The PDF contains 63 embedded tutorial movies that demonstrate the steps of each exercise.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

Contact OzCAD to order.

Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual – 4th Edition by Jonathan Pickup

The Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial manual by expert Vectorworks trainer Jonathan Pickup is a must-have workbook for anyone new to Vectorworks. The goals of this manual are to eliminate the mystery of computer aided design and to provide a basic understanding of how to use Vectorworks software.

Updated for the 2012 version of Vectorworks, this fourth edition of the tutorial has been structured to give the reader a clear understanding of the concepts behind each instruction. The book is designed to help the user build a foundation of essential Vectorworks knowledge, and it covers simple 2D drafting, 3D modeling, planar objects, and file organization. Notes and exercises throughout the tutorial provide additional guidance.

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial can be used with any Vectorworks 2012 product.
  • Measurements for the exercises are shown in both metric and imperial.
  • This hard-copy workbook comes with a companion CD that contains exercise files, and the entire manual in PDF.
  • View the PDF using Adobe® Acrobat Reader 10 or higher.
  • The PDF contains 95 embedded tutorial movies that demonstrate the steps of each exercise.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

Contact OzCAD to order.

3D Modeling in Vectorworks – 4th Edition by Jonathan Pickup

3D Modeling in Vectorworks by expert Vectorworks trainer Jonathan Pickup is an essential guide for anyone interested in learning to create free-form models with Vectorworks software. By taking complicated examples and breaking them down into manageable steps, this tutorial will help the reader build a foundation of skills for creating 3D forms through the use of extrudes, sweeps, solids, NURBS, loft surfaces, and 3D primitives.

This fourth edition of the book has been updated to show you how to get the best from Vectorworks 2012. The chapter on Architectural Modeling has been completely re-written to demonstrate how to use the new Automatic Working Planes with the Push/Pull mode to quickly develop your designs.

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial can be used with any Vectorworks product (for best results we recommend using version 2012). Measurements for the exercises are shown in both metric and imperial.
  • This hard-copy workbook comes with a companion CD that contains exercise files, and the entire manual in PDF.
  • View the PDF using Adobe® Acrobat Reader 10 or higher.
  • The PDF contains 61 embedded tutorial movies that demonstrate the steps of each exercise.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

Contact OzCAD to order.

Vectorworks Landmark – 4th Edition by Jonathan Pickup OUT OF STOCK

Written by experienced Vectorworks trainer and author Jonathan Pickup, the 212 page Vectorworks Landmark Tutorial Manual provides explanations of Vectorworks Landmark concepts and techniques for users of all levels. The topics discussed apply to both residential and commercial projects. The manual uses a series of exercises to re-enforce the learning of Vectorworks Landmark features and workflow capabilities, starting with a very simple exercise on landscape budgeting. Content and exercises build in complexity, and by the end of the manual the user will be able to use the plant database, create custom plants, edit the plant graphics, import drawings from consultants, create planting plans, and send the drawings back to a consultant.

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial is most effective if used in conjunction with Vectorworks Landmark 2012.
  • This manual builds on the Essentials Tutorial Manual, which takes you through the basic concepts of Vectorworks, such as 2D drafting, simple 3D modeling, and file organization. If you are unfamiliar with these concepts, begin with the Essentials manual.
  • Measurements for the exercises are shown in both metric and imperial.
  • This hard-copy workbook comes with a companion CD that contains exercise files, and the entire manual in PDF.
  • View the PDF using Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 or higher.
  • The PDF contains 65 embedded tutorial movies that demonstrate the steps of each exercise.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

Contact OzCAD to order.

Residential Garden Design with Vectorworks Landmark – 4th Edition by Tamsin Slatter

This tutorial covers the process of residential garden design using Vectorworks Landmark. Author Tamsin Slatter, the leading Vectorworks Landmark expert in the U.K., guides the reader through a landscape design project from start to completion.

Beginning with a site survey, Tamsin details the processes of drawing up measurements and importing information from a surveyor. She then explains how to draft a design and formalize it using the software's hard and soft landscaping tools and 3D modeling capabilities. Finally, she demonstrates how to produce hardscape and planting schedules and present the design in both 2D and 3D perspective views.

This fourth edition of the manual has been updated for use with Vectorworks 2012. With step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations throughout, it is the ideal reference to keep on hand following your initial product training.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

Contact OzCAD to order.

Entertainment and Lighting Design with Vectorworks Spotlight – 1st Edition by Kevin Lee Allen

This book, written by award-winning scenic and lighting designer Kevin Lee Allen, explores the use of the Vectorworks Spotlight with Renderworks program for use in the entertainment industries. While the methods and techniques described are applicable to film, television, concerts, exhibits, and themed architecture or interiors, this tutorial focuses on a project that creates lights and a set for the stage, the root of entertainment design.

From one step beyond traditional pencil thumbnails, this guide outlines a process of design development and collaboration with other designers and technical staff. The text is tutorial-based and directs the user to create two projects, each supported by a series of simple exercises. The first project is the creation of a simple 3D form, and the second project entails the creation of a scenic and lighting design for a theoretical production of Romeo & Juliet.

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial is intended for use with Vectorworks 2012 software and is most applicable for Vectorworks Spotlight and Designer users.
  • This hard-copy workbook includes a companion CD with exercise files that demonstrate the steps described in the tutorial.
  • This book assumes basic working knowledge of computers and Vectorworks software. New users may find the Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual helpful as an introduction to the program.
  • Design and construction theory are outside the parameters of this tutorial.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

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Books for Vectorworks 2011

Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual – 3rd Edition by Jonathan Pickup

The Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual by expert Vectorworks trainer Jonathan Pickup is a thorough, project-based training workbook. The tutorial walks the user through a residential renovation project and demonstrates the process of documenting the existing site, preparing and presenting proposed designs, and creating working drawings/construction documents. Although the example in the manual is a residential project, the principles learned can also be applied to commercial building design.

This third edition of the tutorial has been updated for use with Vectorworks Architect 2011 software. It includes an expanded visualization chapter with the addition of massing models and a solar animation exercise, as well as a greater focus on concept drawing and site analysis.

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial is most effective if used in conjunction with Vectorworks Architect 2011.
  • This manual builds on the Essentials Tutorial Manual, which takes you through the basic concepts of Vectorworks, such as 2D drafting, simple 3D modeling, and file organization. If you are unfamiliar with these concepts, we recommend you begin with the Essentials Manual.
  • Measurements for the exercises are shown in both metric and imperial units.
  • This hard-copy workbook comes with a companion CD that contains exercise files and the entire manual in PDF. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 or higher to view the PDF.
  • The PDF contains embedded tutorial movies that demonstrate the steps of each exercise.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

Contact OzCAD to order.

Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual – 3rd Edition by Jonathan Pickup OUT OF STOCK

The Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial manual by expert Vectorworks trainer Jonathan Pickup is a must-have workbook for anyone new to Vectorworks. The goals of this manual are to eliminate the mystery of computer aided design and to provide a basic understanding of how to use Vectorworks software.

Updated for the 2011 version of Vectorworks, this third edition of the tutorial has been restructured to give the reader a clear understanding of the concepts behind each instruction. The book is designed to help the user build a foundation of essential Vectorworks knowledge, and it covers simple 2D drafting, 3D modeling, planar objects, and file organization. Notes and exercises throughout the tutorial provide additional guidance.

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial can be used with any Vectorworks 2011 product.
  • Measurements for the exercises are shown in both metric and imperial.
  • This hard-copy workbook comes with a companion CD that contains exercise files, and the entire manual in PDF.
  • View the PDF using Adobe® Acrobat Reader 8 or higher.
  • The PDF contains embedded tutorial movies that demonstrate the steps of each exercise.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

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3D Modeling in Vectorworks – 3rd Edition by Jonathan Pickup OUT OF STOCK

The third edition Vectorworks 3D Modeling Tutorial manual, by Jonathan Pickup, is a must-have workbook for anyone seeking to learn how to free-form model with Vectorworks. The manual will bring you to a competent level of 3D capability through exercises aimed at building a foundation of 3D Vectorworks skills. Specifically, you’ll learn how to create 3D forms through the use of extrudes, sweeps, solids, NURBS, loft surfaces, and 3D primitives.

This third edition of the book has been completely restructured and now features working planes in nearly every exercise. In addition, the chapter introductions have been revised to provide more explanation of the concepts behind each example so they can be applied to future projects.

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial can be used with any Vectorworks product (for best results we recommend using version 2011). Measurements for the exercises are shown in both metric and imperial.
  • This hard-copy workbook comes with a companion CD that contains exercise files, and the entire manual in PDF.
  • View the PDF using Adobe® Acrobat Reader 8 or higher.
  • The PDF contains embedded tutorial movies that demonstrate the steps of each exercise.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

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Residential Garden Design with Vectorworks Landmark – 3rd Edition by Tamsin Slatter OUT OF STOCK

This tutorial covers the process of residential garden design using Vectorworks Landmark. Author Tamsin Slatter, the leading Vectorworks Landmark expert in the U.K., guides the reader through a landscape design project from start to completion.

Beginning with a site survey, Tamsin details the processes of drawing up measurements and importing information from a surveyor. She then explains how to draft a design and formalize it using the software's hard and soft landscaping tools and 3D modeling capabilities. Finally, she demonstrates how to produce hardscape and planting schedules and present the design in both 2D and 3D perspective views.

This third edition of the manual has been updated for use with Vectorworks 2011. With step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations throughout, it is the ideal reference to keep on hand following your initial product training.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

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Books for Vectorworks 2010

Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual, Second Edition by Jonathan Pickup OUT OF STOCK

The Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual, by Jonathan Pickup, is a thorough “project-based” training workbook. The manual walks you through a domestic project. The clients live in a 1970’s three-bedroom, timber-frame house on a concrete block basement with a garage. The house faces north on a gently sloping 1/4-acre section. The kitchen, dining, and living areas have not been updated since the house was built, and they are not big enough for this family. The clients have asked for a renovation and extension to allow for more open living areas. They want the house modernized and enlarged, with a new entry, a new living area to the north, a new bedroom, dressing room, and adjoining bathroom. The manual will take you through the process of documenting the existing site and building, preparing and presenting proposed renovations, and finally, creating the working drawings.

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial is most effective if used in conjunction with Vectorworks Architect 2010.
  • This manual builds on the Essentials Tutorial Manual, which takes you through the basic concepts of Vectorworks, such as 2D drafting, simple 3D modeling, and file organization. If you are unfamiliar with these concepts, begin with the Essentials manual.
  • Measurements for the exercises are shown in both metric and imperial.
  • This hard-copy workbook comes with a companion CD that contains exercise files, and the entire manual in PDF.
  • View the PDF using Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 or higher.
  • The PDF contains embedded tutorial movies that demonstrate the steps of each exercise.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

Contact OzCAD to order.

Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual, Second Edition by Jonathan Pickup OUT OF STOCK

The Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial manual, by Jonathan Pickup, 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 to you an understanding of how to use Vectorworks. The manual will bring you to a competent beginner level; it’s designed to build a foundation of essential Vectorworks knowledge. Simple 2D drafting, 3D modeling, and file organization concepts are covered, and notes provide additional help.

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial can be used with any Vectorworks 2010 product.
  • Measurements for the exercises are shown in both metric and imperial.
  • This hard-copy workbook comes with a companion CD that contains exercise files, and the entire manual in PDF.
  • View the PDF using Adobe® Acrobat Reader 8 or higher.
  • The PDF contains embedded tutorial movies that demonstrate the steps of each exercise.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

Contact OzCAD to order.

Vectorworks Landmark Tutorial Manual, Second Edition by Jonathan Pickup OUT OF STOCK

The Vectorworks Landmark Tutorial Manual is written by experienced Vectorworks user and author, Jonathan Pickup. The workbook is comprised of a series of projects to teach you basic Vectorworks Landmark concepts and techniques.

  • The first project works through a quick domestic project where we have a sketch plan, and we want to add some plants and hard landscaping to the plan.
  • The second project is similar to the first project, but we start with a blank file and work right though the design process–from importing the scanned image to putting the title block on the drawing.
  • The third project is a small commercial project that needs planting quickly added to the developer’s site plan.
  • The final project is a full domestic project for a client, the Smith Family, in which we plan a garden that includes planting, irrigation, hardscaping, and an outdoor structure. This project is in both 2D and 3D.

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial is most effective if used in conjunction with Vectorworks Landmark 2010.
  • This manual builds on the Essentials Tutorial Manual, which takes you through the basic concepts of Vectorworks, such as 2D drafting, simple 3D modeling, and file organization. If you are unfamiliar with these concepts, begin with the Essentials manual.
  • Measurements for the exercises are shown in both metric and imperial.
  • This hard-copy workbook comes with a companion CD that contains exercise files, and the entire manual in PDF.
  • View the PDF using Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 or higher.
  • The PDF contains embedded tutorial movies that demonstrate the steps of each exercise.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

Contact OzCAD to order.

3D Modeling in Vectorworks, Second Edition by Jonathan Pickup OUT OF STOCK

The second edition Vectorworks 3D Modeling Tutorial manual, by Jonathan Pickup, is a must-have workbook for anyone seeking to learn how to free-form model with Vectorworks. The manual will bring you to a competent level of 3D capability through exercises aimed at building a foundation of 3D Vectorworks skills. Specifically, you’ll learn how to create 3D forms through the use of extrudes, sweeps, solids, NURBS, loft surfaces, and 3D primitives.

Recommendations and Tips:

  • This tutorial can be used with any Vectorworks product (for best results we recommend using version 2010). Measurements for the exercises are shown in both metric and imperial.
  • This hard-copy workbook comes with a companion CD that contains exercise files, and the entire manual in PDF.
  • View the PDF using Adobe® Acrobat Reader 8 or higher.
  • The PDF contains embedded tutorial movies that demonstrate the steps of each exercise.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

Contact OzCAD to order.

Remarkable Renderworks by Daniel Jansenson

Remarkable Renderworks™ is a must-have tutorial for anyone wanting to become proficient in using Renderworks, the essential rendering tool designed to work seamlessly with Vectorworks® software. This workbook uses an exercise-based format to cover the basic tools and techniques that will put you well on your way to creating impressive renderings of your projects. Written by respected architect and long-time Vectorworks user Daniel Jansenson, the manual is intended for the Renderworks user who already has some experience with the fundamentals of Vectorworks software.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

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Residential Garden Design with Vectorworks Landmark, 2nd Edition by Tamsin Slatter OUT OF STOCK

Nemetschek Vectorworks is delighted to offer a book which covers the process of residential garden design using Vectorworks Landmark. Residential Garden Design with Vectorworks Landmark was written by Tamsin Slatter, who is billed as the leading expert in Vectorworks Landmark in the UK. This book will take you from the start of the project–drawing or importing site surveys–through managing resources; creating hard landscaping, planting plans, and 3D perspective drawings; to rendering with Renderworks; and more. Focusing on the traditional flow of a project, this book teaches you the tools you need to know in order to complete a 2D plan and 3D visualization simultaneously! Illustrated in full color throughout, this book is the ideal reference to have by your computer following your initial product training.

Cost: $99.00 including GST and postage.

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Light Plot Deconstructed, Second Edition by Gregg Hillmar

Light Plot Deconstructed is the debut work of accomplished scenic and lighting designer, Gregg Hillmar. Mr. Hillmar has developed proven methodologies for drafting light plots over his more than 15 years of experience using Vectorworks. His successful methods for designing with Vectorworks have been exhibited many times over the years, whether it was to fellow colleagues at tradeshows, or in the classroom where he has taught scenic and lighting design to many aspiring professionals at Randolph-Macon College. Light Plot Deconstructed is a great companion guide for anyone seeking to learn the fundamentals of lighting design with Vectorworks Spotlight.

Cost: $55.00 including GST and postage.

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