Jonathan Pickup and Tamsin Slatter Publish New Vectorworks Tutorials

Columbia, Maryland (March 23, 2009)- Nemetschek North America is pleased to announce that Vectorworks tutorials from both Jonathan Pickup and Tamsin Slatter are now available for purchase. These tutorials focus on a particular Vectorworks product; they offer Vectorworks users a different and effective method of learning, with step-by-step instructions and a conversational tone. The tutorials are based on version 2009 but can be used successfully with prior versions of Vectorworks.

A well-known Vectorworks user and author from New Zealand, Jonathan Pickup has created three tutorials: Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual, a thorough project-based training workbook; Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual, for new users; and Vectorworks Landmark Tutorial Manual, comprised of a series of projects to teach concepts and techniques. These intelligent, instructional manuals are appropriate for both students and professionals and provide a very practical approach to learning the software. The hard-copy workbooks come with a companion CD that contains exercise files and the entire manual as a PDF file with embedded instructional movies. Each workbook retails for $75.

Tamsin Slatter, a garden designer in the UK and leading expert in Vectorworks Landmark, has created Residential Garden Design with Vectorworks Landmark, which covers the process of residential garden design. This book takes you from the start of the project drawing or importing site surveys through managing resources; creating hard landscaping, planting plans, and 3D perspective drawings; to rendering with Renderworks; and more. Suited for both students and professionals, this manual is especially valuable to landscape designers who are relatively new to Vectorworks. Currently, this manual is selling for an introductory price of $75 until April 30th. After this time the price will increase to $85.

To get a sense of the authors’ styles and approaches, Vectorworks users are encouraged to read the sample chapters and table of contents posted on the website.

The workbooks are part of Nemetschek North America’s self-paced training options. These training materials are for people who like to learn on their own, and at their own pace. For more information and to purchase the manuals from Jonathan Pickup and Tamsin Slatter, please go to

Jonathan Pickup is an architect trained in New Zealand and in the UK with over 30 years of experience. He has over 15 years of experience in writing and producing Vectorworks manuals and providing customer support. His company, ArchonCAD, is the premier provider of third-party manuals and training resources for Vectorworks. He also runs the Vectorworks On-Line User Group and provides its main direction. For more information, please visit

Tamsin Slatter is a garden designer and expert Vectorworks trainer in the UK with over 20 years experience in IT training and garden design. She has combined her technical skills with her strong communication skills to create a manual which is readable, informative, and FUN! Tamsin provides Vectorworks software training, consultancy, and sound advice on making the most of a fantastic product, including building a workflow to suit both the practice and the people. For more information, please visit

Nemetschek North America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nemetschek AG. A global leader in design technologies, Nemetschek North America has been developing CAD software for the AEC, entertainment, landscape design, and manufacturing fields since 1985. For more information, visit

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