• Build Your Gingerbread House Today using Vectorworks

    At this time of year my family makes a gingerbread house. When we started to do this, we decided that a store bought ginger bread house wasn’t acceptable, we could design our own house. I didn’t take me long to realise that I could use Vectorworks with BIM principles to…

  • Vectorworks Workshop Sessions for February 2011

    Every month the Vector-workout Subscription has a series of online workshops. In February, the main topic is to draw a swimming pool, with steps and a border as a series of 3D objects and apply these to a site model. The aims of the sessions are to gain an understanding…

  • archoncad Newsletter February 2011

    We have posted our latest Vectorworks newsletter on online,  and it includes an article about Training to Build Your Business. You can find all our newsletters here, online, under archoncad newsletters…

  • Vectorworks 2011 is now released

    Nemetschek Vectorworks have now announced Vectorworks 2011, and they have released a lot of feature movies on their YouTube web page. The Vectorworks tech board and email list are full of comments about this upgrade. So far, the comments have been, on the whole, positive. I should think so, this…

  • Vectorworks ebook Manuals

    I believe that ebooks will become a valuable way of getting training, reading manuals, getting course notes and so on. There are now several ebook readers available, like the kindle, nook, sony and others. You can get an ebook reader for the PC, Mac, iphone blackberry and so on. 

  • Price and Value

    When considering any purchase the following words by respected poet and philosopher John Ruskin (1819 – 1900) are as relevant today as when he wrote them : “It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s unwise to pay too little. When you pay too much you lose a little money,…

  • Press Release – Short Sharp Manuals

    (Napier, New Zealand) 29 May 2009 Archoncad announces Short Sharp Manuals  NEW – SHORT SHARP MANUALS – unlock the power of Vectorworks!!! Archoncad is pleased to announce SHORT SHARP MANUALS – a resource ‘library’ of concise manuals each exploring a single Vectorworks topic – to show you how to unlock…

  • Resource Browser Thumbnail view

    I’m just writing a section in my new productivity manual, and I remembered this trick. Right now I’m writing about how to make your own stair library.  The stairs so up on the Resource Browser in plan view if that was the view when you created the symbols.  They look…

  • Vectorworks Library

    What is the Vectorworks library? That’s a terrible question really. it should be ”What ARE the Vectorworks libraries?  • Symbol library (which you can store anywhere) • Symbol libraries for tools (stored in the Defaults folder) • Layer and class standards (stored in the Standards folder) • Hatch library (stored…

  • Short Sharp Training Monthly

    This month, the Short Sharp Training monthly manual looked at detailing. I have seen several tutorials and tips and tricks for creating drawings, but hardly any for drawing details. Strange really, when we spend so much time on our detailing as architects and landscapers. This month the manual was a…

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