• SST_2101 – Materials

    Introduction In previous versions Vectorworks, if you want to apply a texture to represent a material, you would have to assign a texture. Assigning this texture would not help with hidden rendering or with the plan view of the object. We would often use a class to control the texture on all…

  • Monthly Workshops

    These are the workshop sessions from the Monthly Workshops (the set topic workshops). This page works best when viewed with Google Chrome. Apple Safari does not always show the movies. February 2020 – Plants and Landscape Area In this webinar, we looked at how plants are made, how to use…

  • 3D Modeling Special Interest Group Webinars

    3D work is really fun, but it might be confusing how to get started. The special interest group this to help you understand how to get started with 3D modeling. Depending on the users that attend, We could be looking at simple 3D modeling, or we could be looking at…

  • Getting Started Special Interest Group Webinars

    If you are getting started with Vectorworks or if you are looking to move from a 2D drafting technique to a 3D modeling (or BIM) workflow, this is the special interest group is for you. At the recent  Vectorworks Design Summit in Chicago, it was interesting to look at the…

  • Landmark Special Interest Group Webinars

    Vectorworks Landmark is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) package (2D, 3D, and information) for landscape architects, landscape designers, architects, and contractors. The topic depends on the attendees. We will discuss the topics that are troubling attendees and choose the most important topics. If you want your topics covered, you must…

  • Architect Special Interest Group Webinars

    Vectorworks Architect is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) package (2D, 3D, and information) for architects, interior designers, engineers, residential and commercial designers, and contractors. The topics depend on the attendees. We will discuss the topics that are troubling attendees and choose the most important topics. Attend to have your topics…

  • Register for Online Webinars

    Online Webinars archoncad holds two types of monthly webinars: INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS and SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS Both types of webinars are recorded and available to Archoncad subscribers after they occur. However, the best way to learn Vectorworks and have your questions answered is to attend the live sessions. INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS explore…

  • Railing And Fences

    There is only one Vectorworks tool for creating guardrails, handrails, and fences; the Railing/Fence tool. This tool is designed to create rails and fences. This means that it has several settings and choosing the correct settings will create a handrail or a fence.  Settings and Drawing a Rail This is a…

  • Creating and Managing Drawings

    There are several techniques that I use to control and manage my drawings. In this article we will be covering saved views (including a brief look at layers and classes), controlling classes and layers in viewports, controlling visibilities on drawings, and multiple view panes. The first step is to make…

  • Data Visualization

    Data Visualization is the ability to see the data attached to objects visually. For example, you might want a map of a city showing the ages of the buildings, you might want to see the same map showing the height of the buildings. Data visualization does this for you. Modify…

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