Design Software Solutions


For architect, landscape architects and garden designers

Sites are rarely flat. You need to be able to assess the impact of a design on a real representation of the terrain. The Site Modelling tools within Vectorworks Architect and Vectorworks Landmark are extremely powerful and will help you understand how a propsed landscape design or building will sit within the landscape. It will also enable you to gain cut and fill estimates based on your design proposals. Our training course will give you a detailed understanding of this powerful suite of tools.

Course Agenda

  • Learn how to use your own survey data or data from a professional surveyor to create a model of the existing terrain
  • Use the site analysis tools to gain a better understanding of the lie of land, before making initial design decisions
  • Use the Site Modifier and Grade tools to create new flat areas, insert new spot heights and reshape contours
  • Create roadways, paths, paved areas, retaining walls and accommodate steps
  • Align design features to the surface of the model, including plants, buildings and simple roads
  • Report accurate spot levels on the model
  • Create sections of the model
  • Assess cut and fill requirements either for the whole model or specific areas

The course is suitable for Landscape Architects, Garden Designers and Architects.
Course includes training manual, tea, coffee and lunch. Student rates are available.

Course Prerequisites

It is essential that you already have an understanding of the 3D environment within Vectorworks and an understanding of the 2D/3D hybrid tools within Vectorworks Landmark or Vectorworks Architect. This knowledge could be gained from the following:



This course, when taken as part of our public schedule, costs £295 plus VAT per delegate. Vectorworks Service Select customers will receive a 10% discount on this course, only when it is taken as part of our public schedule, at our Newbury office. Customers requiring a company-specific course, or onsite training, should contact our sales team for a quote.