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Vectorworks Tutor Workshop Day

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Theatres Trust

22 Charing Cross Road



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Vectorworks invites tutors of production arts in live performance to free training sessions. Whether your field is set design, set construction, sound design or engineering, rigging, production management, video, event management, lighting design, production electrics, any systems engineering or other production arts that make use of technical drawings, or 3D renderings – see how Vectorworks will make your job easier.

These events will cover various functions of Vectorworks and ultimately be based around attendees. The aim is to provide tutors with tools to support and encourage their students, while offering an opportunity to meet cross strands and institutions.

Vectorworks now also offers licenses to educational institutions completely free of charge. We will provide information on that and how students can get a free student license, apply for discounts on the software when they graduate and further useful information.


Friday 11 May

Thursday 14 June


09:00 Arrival. Tea and coffee.

09:30 Morning session

11:00 Mid-morning break

11:15 Resume

13:00 Lunch (provided)

14:00 Resume

15:15 Afternoon break

15:30 Resume

16:30 Questions and close

17:00 End

Basic overview - An introduction to Vectorworks for beginners or more experienced users looking to pick up a few new tricks. Draw basic objects, import drawings from other software and more.

Templates & publishing - The basics of building your template, thus speeding up your workflow and how to publish your drawings in various formats.

3D draughting, rendering and VR and Webview - Build and render your set models in 3D, set up your lighting and sound rigs or look at the complete setup in advance of your get-in. Export your drawing for your collaborators or clients to view online.

Project sharing - Build one file but share it between set, lighting, sound, stage, video, production management and anyone else you need to coordinate with.

Sound - Learn how to insert speakers, look at dispersion angles, build line arrays, work out cable runs and other parts of your sound system.

Learn how to insert lighting instruments and build your complete rig, focus your lights, look at lighting angles in 3D and build your paperwork.

Lighting visualising – Vision
Render your lighting rig, drawn in 3D to produce images to communicate your design with your collaborators. Learn how to connect it with a lighting console to pre-programme your project.

Rigging – Braceworks
Build a complete truss system and work out loading from the production equipment rigged in your Vectorworks drawing.

Please register your attendance below – and remember that you can come along to more than one session. If you come to more than one day, please register for a ticket on the dates that you are attending so we can manage numbers and catering at these workshops.

If you cannot make it to any of these sessions and would like to find out about free licenses for educational establishments, or are located outside of London and would like to discuss the possibility of tutor events in Vectorworks workshop day email Jacqui Smith on

NOTE: For best results, attendees are encouraged to bring laptops with demo- or educational versions installed.

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