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With BIM (Building Information Modelling) becoming increasingly required for architectural projects, Vectorworks users can be reassured that Vectorworks Architect 2019 offers them strong BIM capabilities. The level of BIM used/required is still at the user's discretion and Vectorworks implementation is designed to preserve freedom of process for an architect practice, whilst enabling them to make the transition to a BIM environment.

Our Move to BIM with Vectorworks Architect Course has 3 phases:

Part One—BIM Coordination (Self-Study)

The initial stage involves an understanding of how the practice is working currently, what elements of Vectorworks are being fully exploited, or where best practice could be incorporated. We can start to help you understand the appropriate tools and workflows within Vectorworks Architect to help your BIM Implementation Plan. However, it's not all about tools, it's also about people, process and sharing information — and our approach ensures that these aspects are also reviewed. This section includes important setup information and usually offered as self-stufy material, but we can facilitate this if required:

  • BIM/CAD/AEC Standards
  • BIM Project, Workgroup and User Folder Templates
  • BIM Resource Library Setup and Content Creation
  • Georeferencing / Site Location and Project Coordination

Part Two—BIM Tools for Architectural Design (2 Days)

We'll then look at the tools within the software that will enable you to create a coordinated building model, with all the required built-in intelligence for BIM exchange, and create the necessary drawings, including plans, sections, and elevations.

  • Using the Vectorworks Architect tools to create architetural building components
  • Publishing the Project in a variety of formats
  • Architectural Detailing

Part Three—BIM Collaboration (1 Day)

The final section will cover the management of BIM data within the Vectorworks model and how this data is translated into schedules. We'll also look at the Energos Energy Modelling capabilities within Vectorworks.

  • IFC Data and Custom Data
  • IFC Schedules
  • Energos, Energy Modelling

Course Prerequisites

If you have already attended our Vectorworks Architect 2D course, you may skip Part Two, as long as your knowledge is current and you will be able to join the rest of the delegates for Part Three.

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If attending this course as part of our public schedule, the costs is £ 600 plus VAT, per attendee. Vectorworks Service Select customers are entitled to a 10% discount on this course, if taken as part of our public schedule. If you require training onsite, or a company-specific course, please contact us for a quote.

To find out more about how we could help you on your BIM journey contact or call us on 01635 580318

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This course usually runs for a specific team. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and we can schedule dates to suit.