Tech Roundup: February 2016

Posted by Pete Hicks on 2/19/16 11:32 AM  |  2 min read time

We’re brushing up on the basics this month. Whether you’re an experienced designer or are just getting used to our software, this series of video tutorials provides a refresher on the program's main functionalities and reviews changes specific to Vectorworks 2016.


User Interface
In the first video, we go over why the drawing area looks the way it does when you open the software.


Palettes and Workspaces
Watch this video to learn how to use and customize palettes to create your ideal workspace.


Mouse Interaction
Find out how and what to click to make things happen in Vectorworks 2016.


Check out all the ways you can specify how your drawings snap, whether it be to objects, grids, or nothing at all.


Tool and Command Interaction
One-click, two-click, and multi-click tools, along with all their different modes, are waiting for you to explore. Then, learn how commands provide even more design options.


Navigation and Views
Review the ins and outs of moving through your document.


Document Organization
Design layers and classes are used for organization and visibility control, so take control and start organizing with this video.


Object Types
Dive into the wide world of objects in the last video of this tutorial series.


Class dismissed! As always, if you have any questions, reach out to us at or tweet us @VectorworksHelp.

Topics: Education, palette, Planet Vectorworks, resources, software interface, Tutorial, objects, Snapping, Vectorworks 2016, video tutorial, workspaces

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