Teaching Vectorworks in High Schools and Universities

I was talking to my friend on the konstruckshon web site yesterday, and he reminded me that schools, colleges and universities are now getting ready for the summer holiday. They start again in September. If you were a teacher wanting to teach Vectorworks in your school, university or college, then you need to start planning your courses.

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Education_011 – Editing and Modifying

Editing 

These exercises are designed to teach you how to use the basic editing tools and commands. 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.

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Education_SIG_005 Education Special Interest Group April 2013

In this session we looked at the resources that have been added to the web site since March 2013. There have been several pages added to the site, and in particular a road map that can be used to understand how the resources relate to each other and can be used to plan the training.

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Education_SIG_004 Education Special Interest Group April 2013

This session looked at the Education Resources and how to find them on the web site. We also looked at the image on the web site that shows the parts and how the parts relate to each other, and teaching Vectorworks as a whole. I think the road map is really useful to see how the parts relate, and it makes it easy to plan teaching Vectorworks.

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Education_SIG_003 Education Special Interest Group March 2013

In this session we looked at the resources that have been created this month on the Educations Resources page. Each month more resources are being added, so it is a good idea to see how the resources are being added and if the order of the resources need amending.

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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.

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Education_m_004 – Extrusions

Extrusions are the main object in 3D modeling, so here are some rules for Extrusions. Extrude To create an extrusion start with a solid 2D element, for example a rectangle, a circle, etc. If you want to render the object it has to be a solid object before you extrude it. It can be a line, rectangle, polygon. It can be any 2D shape.

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Education_m_001 – Introduction to 3D Modeling

Introduction to 3D Modeling

In this exercise you will create a simple 3D model using simple tools and commands. You can then use this model to create drawings using a new concept called Viewports. We will be using a quick command to create the viewports from the 3-D model. This command is only available if you using Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, or Designer. The command we will be using is not available if you have Vectorworks Fundamentals.

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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.

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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.

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