Latest Editions of Vectorworks Essentials and Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manuals Now Available

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Expert Trainer Jonathan Pickup's latest manuals updated for use with Vectorworks 2016 design software

You might think you're buying a book, but you're really getting a whole training curriculum.

Global design software developer Vectorworks, Inc. has published the latest editions of expert trainer Jonathan Pickup's texts: Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual and Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual. Both in their eighth editions, these manuals are available in hard copy with accompanying DVDs and are designed to educate readers on how to use Vectorworks 2016 software.

Specifically, Vectorworks Essentials is structured to demonstrate basic concepts, such as simple drawing, modeling and file organization. New to this year's manual are the "Test Yourself" exercises at the end of all eight chapters, so readers may apply what they've learned from the book to real-world situations.

"One of the training manuals we have at the office is Jonathan Pickup’s Vectorworks Essentials," said François Lévy, AIA, principal at Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture. "Jonathan’s book is clear, methodical, systematic and thorough. He’s pioneered mixing text, video and training files to produce manuals that are easy to follow, with deceptively simple exercises that elegantly capture the skills everyone needs to use Vectorworks to its fullest. You might think you're buying a book, but you're really getting a whole training curriculum."

Building upon the Vectorworks Essentials manual and updated for use with Vectorworks Architect 2016 software, the Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual teaches readers to draft more efficiently by drawing with intelligent parametric objects rather than basic 2D geometry, as well as how Vectorworks software enables a BIM workflow.

"It's important for Vectorworks users to invest in their education to ensure that they are getting the most of the software," said Pickup. "These two manuals serve as an easy and affordable way for users to get up to speed on Vectorworks and further their skills."

Both titles are available for $75 each and can be purchased online at Press interested in reviewing either book may contact Vectorworks Communications Specialist Lauren Burke at LBurke(at)vectorworks(dot)net or 443-542-0294 to receive a complimentary copy.

About the Author

Jonathan Pickup is an architect trained in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom with over 25 years of industry experience. Pickup is the author of several of the Vectorworks training manuals. Since 2007, he has been running an online training website that has a worldwide base of subscribers who get together virtually every month to improve their use of Vectorworks software.

About Vectorworks, Inc.

Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design software developer serving the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we have been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. We’ve developed the best CAD and BIM software for Mac and Windows that puts BIM at the heart of the design process, enabling the flexibility needed for efficient iteration throughout the design life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks, Inc. is a part of The Nemetschek Group. Learn more about how we empower more than half a million designers to create experiences that transform the world at


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