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  1. I have been drawing in Vectorworks for well over a decade now, but my learning has mostly been self-guided and my foundation definitely has some gaps. I decided I should work my way through the Associate Certification on Vectorworks University to fill these gaps while I am between projects. However, the Associate Certification courses are all based in VW2021 it appears. Some of the topics revolve around information that is totally out-of-date. For example, there is a whole section on the snapping preferences that still refers to the floating snapping palette which has now moved to a permanent position in the lower right corner of the screen. Access to all the settings for this palette are not available via the path the videos refer to. This is the example that stands out mot in my mind, but I have noticed a couple of other instances where a menu or process in my software has not been the same in the example in the course video. I have a couple questions: Do the more advanced certifications also use the old software? I can work my way around any problems while watching some free videos on demand, but I have a hard time justifying spending money to attend a scheduled seminar and take a test if the information is not current. Is there a new version of the certification in the works? With all that said, I have always liked Vectorworks University. It has pulled me out of a lot of jams over the years. I have really enjoyed discovering all the elementary things that I never knew I could do and finding workflows that shave steps off of processes while working my way through the certification materials. I look forward to continuing to learn from it.
  2. While some courses on Vectorworks University are strong enough to live beyond the years in which they were produced, there are some that simply don't apply any more, or are confusing because features have changed so much. Or are so terribly bugged that it's incredibly frustrating to try to learn that feature. You can find that kind of feedback all over the forums ☹️. I'm suggesting five things: Vectorworks Training dept. should audit all of the course using VW2020 and see if the tutorials still apply. They could use noobs in the community to test this. Did something not work the way the instructor explained it? Were the results of a certain lesson different than expected? Were there features mentioned that you couldn't find? It would be easy enough to have a form at the end of each lesson to survey for that. Vectorworks University should have the version of VW as well as the industry specific version used in the course noted and filterable (I.e., VW Architect 2016). Vectorworks Training dept. should "archive" old courses so they are still accessible within VWU, but it's clear to students that there might be some issues with the course. Vectorworks Training dept. should update the courses (or even just sections of courses if appropriate) that are flagged in step 1. Vectorworks Training dept. should create more courses, both for industry specific and general use. Not a lot of Architect specific courses on there, for example. A detailed Stair tool course would be a good place to start. In terms of the usefulness of courses, Luis Ruiz mentions in Understanding the Application of 3D Modeling that in 2017 the analysis tool was barely used, but by 2018 it was used a ton - and that directly correlated to the creation of a course / video that explained the tool.
  3. Would be great if classes had a "tools used" or "features used" tagging system, so you could more easily find videos that go in to specific tools. I find that learning from VWU is infinitely clearer than the help documentation. If you really want to learn about Nurbs you need to do a little digging. Or multiview. Another example being that the Stair tool is covered well in Intermediate Concepts. Many examples out there.
  4. There are certain instructors whose educational style works better for some than others - it would be great if you could sort by instructor because there's some redundancy for some topics, and you might prefer one instructor over another. Also, I'm more willing to take a class on a topic I wouldn't necessarily go in to because it's easy to learn from a specific instructor! Having taken a ton of classes now, my preferences are generally locked in and I have a good sense of who I like learning from. I'm sure I'm not alone in that.
  5. Cross posting from general: I think it would be great if there was a forum category for Vectorworks university. This would be a good place to discuss lessons, questions about specific features, problems with using VWU, requests for classes, etc
  6. Vectorworks invests in offering education to customers of all design disciplines Columbia, MD (September 26, 2019)—Initially previewed at the 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit, global design and BIM software provider, Vectorworks, Inc., has launched a centralized e-learning platform, Vectorworks University. As the main repository of training resources, Vectorworks University is a new platform for designers, educators and users across the architecture, landscape architecture and entertainment industries. “Vectorworks University is a tremendous new learning platform that demonstrates our commitment to our customers’ education,” said Juan Almansa, customer success director at Vectorworks. “From new customers seeking to learn our software for the first time all the way to seasoned experts, they’ll be able to master their skills in a centralized, self-paced and efficient way.” For many decades, Vectorworks has been well-known for its helpful training content, including the Getting Started Guides, webinars, manuals, YouTube channel and Planet Vectorworks blog. Taking things one step further, Vectorworks University offers users the opportunity to learn, navigate and excel in the software. Customers will be able to find free online classes, tutorials and webinars ranging from basic to advanced levels on topics such as BIM, site modeling, entertainment design and more. “When we’re onboarding employees new to Vectorworks software, or who need to practice their skills, we now have somewhere to send them,” said Christiaan Briggs, senior technician at Yurky Cross Chartered Architects. “Clearly a lot of thought has gone into the web design as it works very well.” To date, the platform has over 110 hours of training and 200 pieces of content available. In the future, Vectorworks University will include localized content, multilingual support, learning paths and a certification program. Vectorworks Service Select subscribers and those taking advantage of Vectorworks Cloud Services can use their current membership to log in by visiting university.vectorworks.net. Additionally, Vectorworks Service Select members can access exclusive training content such as our full core concept courses. About Vectorworks, Inc. Vectorworks, Inc. is an award-winning design and BIM software provider serving the architecture, landscape architecture and entertainment industries in 85 countries. Creating intuitive software since 1985, we’ve become the preeminent software built to manage the entire design process. Globally more than 685,000 users are creating, connecting and influencing the next generation of design with Vectorworks on Mac and Windows. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia, Newbury and London, England and Vancouver, Canada, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world at vectorworks.net or follow @Vectorworks. ###
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