Online Resources

Vectorworks and Nemetschek

AR-works - Vectorworks Third Party Series - Augmented Reality Plugin

Free Resources - Free PDF User Guides to getting started with Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Fundamentals, and Spotlight.

Knowledgebase - Answers to frequently asked questions, how to, user guide, technical bulletins, videos. The place to go if you have a question before you call technical support.

Maxon Cinema 4D - Maxon Cinema 4D is the new rendering engine for Renderworks. Take your presentations to the next level with Hollywood quality CGI.

Service Select - Vectorworks "premium" service site with exclusive online content and training.

Vectorworks - The home page for Vectorworks North America

Vectorworks Community (Tech) Board - Online forum with General Answers, Product Support, Feedback, Customization, Resource Sharing, and Vectorworks in Action

Vectorworks Wiki Page - The Wikipedia of all things Vectorworks. News & Events, Community Forums, Training Resources, Tips & Tricks, Hatch, Symbol, and Texture Libraries, Plug-ins, and more.

Vectorworks 2010 VIP Presentation

Beyond Rendering: Simulating Real-to-Life Animations in Vectorworks 2011 with CINEMA 4D

Creating Sustainable Sites Using Computer Aided Design

Data Mining and Quantitative Analysis in BIM for High-Performance Architecture with Vectorworks Arch

Desiging in Vectorworks Landmark 2011 - Landscape Designer and educator Tamsin Slatter, the UK's leading expert in Vectorworks, will be gives a walk through the residential design process using Vectorworks Landmark 2011. Topics include: (1) How Vectorworks Landmark can adapt to the way surveys are performed in different geographies. (2) The range of options for detailing hard landscaping. (3) Planting plans with ease. (4) Schedules: let Vectorworks do the counting. (5) Presentation of final drawings.

Designing Live Events with Jim Woodward - A webinar presentation by our usergroup member Jim Woodward from Exhibit Logic

Exploring uses of Monrovia Plant Data in Vectorworks® Landmark

Light Plot Deconstructed in Vectorworks 2011 - This tutorial is based on leading lighting instructor Gregg Hillmar's successful Vectorworks Spotlight demonstration and training courses. Gregg provides a short, accessible, and easy to follow look at the new Vectorworks Spotlight 2011 as an addition to the Vectorworks Manuals.

Quick Conceptual Modeling With Vectorworks 2011 - Vectorworks guru Jonathan Pickup demonstrates quick ways to make a 3D site model and sketch in the adjoining buildings, as well as checking the sun and shading. Vectorworks has quick ways to create our conceptual models and Jonathan shows at a couple of different options.

Site Modeling with Vectorworks 2011- Removing the Mystery - Tamsin Slatter demonstrates the Digital Terrain Modeling (DTM) features of Vectorworks Landmark and Architect.

Top Tips & Tricks in Vectorworks Architect 2011 and Renderworks - A guide to the top new and improved features in Architect with Renderworks 2011.

Top Tips & Tricks in Vectorworks Landmark 2011 and Renderworks - A guide to the top new and improved features in Landmark with Renderworks 2011.

Top Tips and Tricks in Vectorworks Fundamentals 2011 and Renderworks - A guide to the top new and improved features in Fundamentals with Renderworks 2011.

Vectorworks Landmark 2011 with Beta Tester, Tamsin Slatter - A rundown on some of the great new features in Vectorworks Landmark with Tamsin Slater, the eminent UK Landmark trainer.

Woodworking with Vectorworks interiorcad 2011 - Part 2

Bulding Information Modeling (BIM)

AIM Architectronica Architects Information - Software for detail and project management using Filemaker

Benefits and Best Practices of Implementing Building Information Modeling in Architectural Design - Francois Levey presents part 1 of a 3 part series on doing BIM with Vectorworks.

BIM at - Vectorworks Architect provides Building Information Modeling (BIM) capabilities that offer a true increase in productivity. With BIM, your 2D drawings, 3D drawings, and project data are linked into a simple, yet flexible design environment. Changes made in one view are updated in all others.

BIM in Vectorworks Architect - A webiar presentation by Wes Gardner of NVW- BIM workflows in Vectorworks Architect

openBIM - Real Interoperability, Practical Collaboration - A webinar presentation by Wes Gardner of NVW discussing file sharing through IFC (Industry Foundation Classes)

Processes and Procedures for Effective Development of BIM with Vectorworks Architect 2011 - Francois Levey presents part 2 of a 3 part series on doing BIM with Vectorworks.

The Best Andorid Apps for Construction Management

Symbols, Hatches & Plug-Ins

AnimationWorks - AnimationWorks is an add-on for Vectorworks that allows the creation of complex camera or object animations entirely within Vectorworks.

AutoPlot Tools for Spotlight - AutoPlot tools provide macro commands for doing theatrical light plots with Vectorworks Spotlight.

DeckWorks - Trex DeckWorks Plug-In offers everything needed to design a dream outdoor living space in 2D and 3D. Generate materiel lists, design to budget, construction gantt chats, professional proposals as well as Trex’s product line including materials, furniture and lights.

Field Template SoftSymbols - The complete lighting package for Vectorworks Spotlight

Image Props - Watercolor image props of people for Renderworks presentations.

Interior CAD - Woodworking program for the serious millwork designer.

Joshua Benghiat - Plug-ins for Vectorworks Spotlight

Landru Design - Plug-in objects for Spotlight

MC Tools - Free Vectorworks and VectorScript Plug-Ins with open code

Panzer CAD Camera Match - Quickly and accurately align a 3D model view to a photograph.

Vector Depot - A great site for Symbols, Hatches, and Plug-ins

Vector Plugins - Guess what... as source for Vectorworks Plug-ins

Vectorbits - Source for Vectorworks Plug-ins

VectorDecks - A great addition to Vectorworks for creating custom sun decks. Deck, rail, and stair are completely customizable and easily adapt to changes in height and customers wishes.

Vectorworks Customization - A service to help create VectorScripts and customize Vectorworks

WinDoor - Add-on that creates simple or complex windows and doors which are fully editable parametric objects providing greater flexibility, better line weight and class control then possible with the Vectorworks PIOs.

Training, Tutorials, Videos & Podcasts

Archoncad - Jonathan Pickup's online training and manuals.

Archoncad on Youtube - Jonathan Pickup's Youtube channel with helpful video hints and tips.

Cinema 4D Quickstart - Quickstart Movies for Basic Functions

Drafthorse - Francois Levy's site for Vectorworks Training in Austin, TX

Jonathan Pickup's Blog

PodCAD - an audio only program discussing the world of VectorWorks hosted by Dan Jansenson

Renderworks Recipe Book - The definitive resource for Renderworks users by Daniel Jansenson

ResuelVectorworks (English) - Vectorworks training site in Spanish.[Translated to English with Google Translate]

ResuelVectorworks (Spanish) - Vectorworks training site in Spanish.

Vector Tasks - focused instruction in the effective use of VectorWorks. Based in the South Bay area.

Vectorworks on Youtube

Vectorworks Tutorials for the Theater - Tutorials from Cornell University Department of Theater & Dance.

News, Reviews & Blogs

Architosh - The leading Internet magazine dedicated to Mac CAD and 3D professionals and students around the world.

Konstrukshon CPD - Blog for the Architectural Technologist sharing information on working with Vectorworks and other CAD programs.


SDK and Vectorscript - This is your source for finding developer oriented documentation related to the SDK and VectorScript. It includes both reference documentation, sample code and articles covering some topics in great detail.

VectorWorks Collaborative Online Resource - on-line dynamic VectorScript reference

NNA/Vectorworks Social Media Links

NNA events on Eventbrite - Tickets and information on upcoming Vectorworks training throughout the US.

VectorWorking - The online community for all users and fans of Vectorworks and complimentary products. Join the discussions, share your experiences, and learn from other members.

Vectorworks bookmarks on Delicious

Vectorworks Fan page on Facebook

Vectorworks for Students on Facebook

Vectorworks on LinkedIn

Vectorworks on Twitter

Vectorworks press mentions on Delicious

Vectorworks' Photostream on Flickr - Photos and Images of Vectorworks events and projects submitted by users.

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