Columbia, MD (June 20, 2006) - Nemetschek North America announced today that a new training manual for VectorWorks Landmark 12 is available: VectorWorks Landscape Tutorial 12. New Zealand architect Jonathan Pickup, one of the most experienced third-party VectorWorks authors, has designed this manual for version 12 to facilitate a smoother introduction to VectorWorks Landmark.
"I've been teaching VectorWorks Landmark to landscape architects and landscape designers for several years, and I've felt I could offer them a much better introduction to the program," says manual author Jonathan Pickup. "I created a manual to help get them started quickly, so they can use the plants and Hardscape tool right away to seed up their drawings. I've included a big chapter on using 3D in landscaping and a substantial appendix to find more information on a topic. I've based courses on this manual, and feedback has been stellar."
VectorWorks Landscape Tutorial 12 is designed to build upon beginner's knowledge of VectorWorks. The exercise-based manual instructs learners how to import a site plan, add plants, schedule plants, calculate hardscape areas, create 3D site models and 3D buildings, and create 3D designs for presentation purposes. Other topics include setting up layer and class standards, drawing complex site plans, dealing with walls and roofs, creating an office library, annotation, and customizing VectorWorks.
"Jonathan Pickup's VectorWorks Landscape Tutorial 12 has been fantastic for gaining specific knowledge relating to my needs as a landscape designer using VectorWorks Landmark," says Nicky Samual, of élan design. "The movies are particularly useful in actually showing how the various tools work. It all seemed a lot easier to understand once I'd listened to Jonathan's direction and followed the logical instructions in the videos."
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Nemetschek North America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of European software giant Nemetschek AG. A global leader in design technologies, Nemetschek N.A. has been developing CAD software for the AEC, entertainment, landscape design, and manufacturing fields since 1985. VectorWorks, its flagship product, is one of the world's best-selling cross-platform CAD applications. An all-in-one solution that's easier to learn and use and more cost-effective than most other CAD programs, VectorWorks is ideal for firms that don't have unlimited IT budgets. For more information, visit