# Education_010 – Creating

Creating

These exercises are designed to teach you how to use the basic tools in Vectorworks. Some people think of these exercises are too simple for them, so they don’t complete them. This is a mistake. These exercises are designed to show you the different options that are available in each tool.

# Education_m_002 – Extrusions and Modeling

Introduction

3D modeling in Vectorworks is fun and it allows you to create objects that have never existed before. It allows you to use your imagination and it allows to see your object from any view.

# Education_008 – Viewing

Viewing

There are several viewing tools. Some of the tools are located in the Tool palette, and some are on the View bar at the top of the drawing window. We will look at the most useful tools and techniques later in this manual.

# Education_007 – Dimensions

Dimensions

A drawing without dimensions is pretty useless.  It is important that when you place dimensions you place them accurately. Learning to dimension your drawings accurately will allow you to draw more quickly in Vectorworks.

# Education_006 – Applying Graphic Attributes

Applying Graphic Attributes

Vectorworks is a very graphic program. We have control over the stacking order of objects ( the way things appear at the front or the back), we can assign colors to objects, we can change line weights and line styles, and so on. It is important that you understand how to control the graphic style of objects so that you can make your drawings more readable.

# Education_005 – Snapping

Snapping

Snapping in Vectorworks means that you use other objects on the screen to draw accurately.

# Education_004 – Basic Concepts

Basic Concepts

To be able run the software efficiently you need to learn the basic concepts of Vectorworks first. This section of the manual is designed to show you the concepts that form the basis of Vectorworks. We will learn to make a few simple objects, how to select objects, who to delete objects, and how to delete objects.

# Education_009 – Quickstart to Vectorworks

When I acquire a new software, I am looking for a guide that spells out the main concepts in a concise manner. This manual is just that. It is not a comprehensive manual, but one that gets you started quickly.

# Education_003 – Introduction to Vectorworks

Introduction to Vectorworks

Firstly Vectorworks is not a cheap or low-powered program.  It is a very powerful program as well as being good value for money

# Education_002 – New Ways of Drawing

New Ways of Drawing

When you are drawing on your drawing board or even in some CAD programs, you draw with lines (lines, circles and arcs). The tendency is to carry the same practice on when you use VectorWorks.