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Vectorworks Intermediate Concepts | Vectorworks Spotlight - Pasadena, CA (In-Person)


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Vectorworks in-person training is here! 

Special - 20% discount limited time only!



Course Information

Audience: All Industries
Date: 05/21/24 - 05/22/24
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST
Cost: $900  $720 Special discount.
Location: Bluebeam, Inc. - 443 S Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105



Take the next step and elevate your design process with our Intermediate Concepts class. In this interactive course, you will build upon the 2D drafting skills learned in the Core Concepts class.

This course dives into best practices for working with imported files such as PDFs and DWGs, configuring projects to take advantage of the geographical information system (GIS) features of Vectorworks software, and how to harness Vectorworks’ freeform 3D modeling capabilities to visualize your designs. In addition, you will learn how to present your designs by utilizing texturing and rendering techniques and then extract and analyze data from your model.


Learning Objectives

  • Utilize Vectorworks’ GIS features for site and design geolocation.
  • Manage imported DWG and PDF files through import settings, visibility controls, and other attribute preferences to improve file exchanges with project collaborators.
  • Produce freeform 3D geometry by utilizing Vectorworks’ suite of solid modeling tools and commands.
  • Apply textures to 3D objects and learn how to make custom textures.
  • Enhance your 3D design by applying lighting effects and utilize render modes to present your design.
  • Extract and analyze data from your model using custom record formats and worksheets.


Continuing Educational Units

  • 16 AIA LUs

  • 16 LA CES PDHs



Course Information

Audience: Entertainment
Date: 05/23/24 - 05/24/24
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST
Cost: $900  $720 Special discount.
Location: Bluebeam, Inc. - 443 S Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105



Join us for an immersive two-day journey into the realm of lighting and production design, where you'll delve into the intricacies of Vectorworks Spotlight tools and commands. Throughout this comprehensive course, you'll navigate the entire design workflow, from seamlessly importing venue files to crafting intricate systems encompassing staging, drape, lighting, rigging, and AV elements. 

Day one launches with hands-on modeling, empowering you to conceptualize and refine your design vision. As day two unfolds, our focus shifts towards extracting vital data from your model and mastering the art of compelling presentations. Elevate your expertise and unlock the full potential of your designs in this dynamic and engaging learning experience.


Learning Objectives

Day 1

  • Learn how to import a PDF or DWG venue file.
  • Utilize the Vectorworks Spotlight suite of tools and commands to configure staging, drape, lighting, basic rigging and AV design elements.
  • Design and focus a simple light plot.

Day 2

  • Create inventory lists and schedules and extract data from your model using built-in and custom worksheets.
  • Utilize Data Tags and explore how to take advantage of Data Visualization.
  • Create documentation, including plans, sections, and elevations.
  • Present your design with realistic rendered images and walkthrough animations.


  • Attendees must have a general understanding of Vectorworks' basic drafting concepts. Completing the Vectorworks Core Concepts class or on-demand Vectorworks Core Associate Certification is highly recommended.
  • Active Vectorworks 2024 License
  • Laptop



For most industry bodies, structured training counts towards your required CPD hours, but please check your own membership to confirm.

Additional Information

Participants must bring their laptop computer with the software installed. The software may either be your registered license, or you may obtain and install a functional evaluation copy before arriving for the course. We will not issue refunds due to malfunctions of software installed on personal laptops. The course instructor is not available or responsible for troubleshooting or servicing personal laptops, nor is the trainer responsible for technical problems experienced during the course due to individual computer hardware or software malfunctions. Detailed information on downloading the software will be emailed and found in your registration confirmation. 

Refund and Cancellation policy

Due to limited seating, class registration fees are non-refundable. However, upon request, your purchase can be used towards purchasing a future class. Classes may be subject to cancellation. Cancellations are determined by five (5) business days before the class starts. Registrants will be notified by email, and a full refund will be issued in the event of a cancellation. 

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Please note that the spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.


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