The Vectorworks Intermediate Concepts course builds on the foundations taught during the Core Concepts class. Improved DWG file management for better collaboration with other professionals, 3D modeling and rendering for analysis and proof-of-concept, parametric design and scheduling for expanded BIM proficiency, and extensive use of viewports and other internal/external file referencing tools will all be included to streamline the path from design development to construction documentation. Example projects will be used to demonstrate the practical applications of topical exercises and how to implement them into a firm’s workflow.
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• Manage imported DWG files through import settings, visibility controls, and other attribute preferences to improve file exchanges with project collaborators.
• Produce 3D modeled objects, appropriately mapped with material image textures to analyze for appropriate scale and assembly of materials, while also using various lighting techniques, rendering styles, and static and animated views to ensure proof of concept.
• Expand their experience with BIM processes, such as the parametric design of walls, windows, doors, roofs, and stairs, as well as accurate material scheduling through the use of built-in worksheets.
• Fulfill design development and construction document stages more efficiently by integrating internal and external file referencing for plans, elevations, sections, and details.
Donald Ward, Vectorworks, Inc.