Vectorworks Spotlight

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Vectorworks Spotlight

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for those new to Vectorworks or existing users looking to expand past knowledge.

What will you learn?

Starting at the initial design development stage, you will learn how to generate comprehensive working drawings and model in 3D. Creating the venue and adding elements like stage, audio, video, rigging and lighting along with document composition, rendering and presenting the projects. You will also learn how to increase efficiency and productivity using Vectorworks.

Length: Two Days

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Where: Online or in-person

Pre-requisites: No previous experience of Vectorworks is necessary, although basic computer literacy is recommended.

Main topics include:

  • Introduction and Organisation
    • Vectorworks shortcuts
    • Setting up the Workspace
    • Design layer, Sheet layer and Classes
    • Introduction to palettes – Basic, toolset, Object info, navigation, attribute
    • Resource Manager and favourites
    • Document settings – Vectorworks preferences, scaling, setting up units and page setup
  • Venue
    • Import DWG and PDF
    • Wall tool
    • Doors, windows
    • Slab tool
    • Centreline and guides
    • Create objects from shapes
    • Basic tool palette for 2D drafting
    • Attributes – fill, pen, Eyedropper tool, line end marker, shadows and custom colour palettes
    • Object info palette – shape, data and render
  • Stage and Scenic
    • Stage Deck and Stage Plug tool
    • Create Stage command
    • Create steps and ramp
    • Seating and aisle
    • Soft Goods
    • Rope and Stanchion tool
  • Audio and Video
    • Speaker tool
    • Speaker Array tool
    • Video Screen
    • Create Screen command
    • Blended Screen
    • Television tool
    • LED Screen tool
    • Video Camera tool
  • Rigging
    • Lighting Pipe and Ladder tool
    • Straight and Curved Truss tool
    • Truss tool
    • Hanging position
    • Hoist tool and Hoist Origin tool
    • Spotlight numbering
  • Lighting
    • Device tool
    • Align and Distribution tool
    • Lighting accessory
    • Label Legend
    • Spotlight no. command
    • Find and Modify
    • DMX patch
    • Equipment Summary and Inventory
    • Focus lighting devices
  • Data and Report
    • Generating Paperwork command
    • Lighting symbol maintenance
    • Create Report, Record and format
    • Data Visualisation and Data Tags
  • Rendering and Presentation
    • Create plan and section viewports
    • Annotating viewport
    • Image Props
    • Perspective view
    • Walk through
    • Spotlight rendering modes/styles

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