The Class

All classes are taught using the latest version of Vectorworks (2017), and users of earlier versions will still benefit. Every effort is made during the class to identify new features and suggest alternate procedures for legacy users. A 30-day free trail of Vectorworks is available for download from Nemetschek Vectorworks here.

The CAD/BIM hands-on Vectorworks training seminar runs two days (typically a Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday), and is sometimes held in a computer lab where every participant has his or her own workstation. Alternately, depending on the location, attendees may need to bring their own laptops with Vectorworks installed. The course focuses on professional applications of Vectorworks to efficiently develop drawings and models, honing overall design and drafting strategies. Topics include:

Fast-paced and comprehensive, this on-hands training is helpful to Vectorworks users at all levels. New users will benefit from having a 'road map' and sound foundation on which to build their Vectorworks proficiency, while experienced users will be able to fill in gaps in their practice. While the class takes an architectural approach to teaching Vectorworks, the lessons learned are applicable to a variety of industries.

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About the Instructor
The classes are taught by registered Texas architect, author, researcher and former university lecturer, François Lévy. He holds an M.Arch as well as an MS in architectural engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. François has taught architecture and digital design there, at UT San Antonio, and St. Edward’s University. He's been practicing architecture since 1993, establishing his own firm in 1997, and is a founding partner at Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture.

François' work—whether in teaching, research, or architecture—investigates the intersection of design, technology, and sustainability. His architectural projects have attracted regional and national press, including Dwell Magazine and HGTV. François is the author of BIM in Small-Scale Sustainable Design, a contributor to the 15th edition of the AIA's Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice, and has taught, presented and lectured widely on sustainability and BIM. His areas of research interest are sustainable architecture, BIM, cooling through passive ventilation, and space architecture, on which he has presented at international conferences.

For additional information or individual training, contact François Lévy.