Introduction To BIM Course


It has been a while, but I have decided to start face-to-face courses. I used to have these courses on a regular basis in Auckland NZ. I am starting with the first course this week. It’s already sold out, so don’t worry about the short notice, but I am planning another course 23/24th May 2017. Use the contact page if you would like to book for this course.

BIM Introduction Course

Many people talk about BIM these days, it is an important way to create drawings. This course is an introduction to using BIM with Vectorworks Architect and it has been designed to teach you the concepts of BIM and how to use the Vectorworks Architect in the most productive way. It has all been brought together in a in a concise face to face course.

In this 2-day course you will draw a simple two story project that will teach you the basics of BIM. We will start with first principle and work through creating a Building Model that will allow us to create plans, sections, and elevations. We will progress through site modeling, solar studies, rendering 3D views, internal room elevations, and details.

By the end of the course attendees should be able to create a Building Information Model and create drawings from it.

Course Outline:

Day 1

Session 1 – Setting Up the Project

In this session we will set up the project using Design Layers, Stories, and levels. As well as setting up the project we will also start to create a library and template so that in future projects we will have an efficient way to get started.

Session 2 – Concept Modelling

In this session we will start to create our project using techniques to create the site model, property line, surrounding buildings, and the bulk and location of our project.

Session 3 – Creating the Building

In this session we will use our concept model to create our building using wall styles, slab styles, and roof styles. These styles to the Stories and Levels so that when changes are made to the stories, the walls and slabs will automatically update.

Day 2

Session 4 – Creating Doors and Windows

In this session we will create doors and windows for our project using styles. These styles will allow the windows and doors to be created efficiently and saved to our library. We can also use these door and window styles to create a door and window schedule.

Session 5 – Internal Fixtures

In this session we will fit out the building placing fixtures in bathrooms, kitchens, adding stairs, and adding additional furniture and fixtures to the plan.

Session 6 – Drawings

In this last session will create our drawings. We will create a site plan, floorplans, sections, internal elevations, details and detail referencing.

Additional Information

This course is an intensive course for learning Vectorworks architect. You might think that there is a lot to go through in a short space of time, and you would be right. In order to give you as much background information as possible at the conclusion of the course, you will be given online courses (value $280 plus GST ) that you can refer to for further information. Included in the cost of this course are the following online courses:

  • Vectorworks Fundamentals
  • Vectorworks Architect
  • Vectorworks Architect Asia
  • Vectorworks Site Modelling.

7 people in each course max, BYOD.

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