Vectorworks contract drawing - ongoing
July 11, 2017 3:54 AM

Hi All
I need a part-time contract CAD assistant for my landscape architecture business. Ideally you will be a New Zealand Tax Resident, although this is not a prerequisite.
Capability:
Vectorworks - I use VW Landmark 2008 on Windows 10, but you would be able to do what I need using Fundamentals, you would only need to be able to save back to a 2008 version. AFAIK mac and windows VW work quite differently so you'd need to be on windows.
If you know any of Sketchup Pro, BricsCAD, Autocad or MS Word/Excel that would be great.

My CAD style is straightforward and focused on producing plans to construct, plant and maintain landscapes. I also do some site assessment/court work.

I typically carry out initial design in watercolour pencil and then draw up in VW. You would be supplied with annotated pencil drawings from which to work.
I only use VW's 2D capability and when I want planting schedules I just use VW's worksheet.
I do not use VW's plant database as have found it less than useful for custom projects.
For labels I use text blocks and manual keylines - if you prefer callouts that may work.
Where I want 3D I tend to use Sketchup Pro - 2008. I also do my cut and fill in SU using a SU plugin and then reference any graphics into VW.

A new job may entail some/all of the following:
- Site address supplied to you
- Get site data (I'd supply a list) from https://data.linz.govt.nz/ and export as dwg or other if required (data may also be sought from Google Earth as well as a list of NZ urls that will be supplied where needed).
- Import shp/dwg and imagery into VW
- Produce linework / polys from supplied artwork
- Make up sheet set as per notes and template supplied on sheets

Likely to be 5-10 hours/week.
Example plans avail. on request

payscale: Approx NZ$75 hr-ish
job type: contract
posted by unearthed to Architect/Engineer/CAD

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