Resources for Education

You’ve Got the Talent. We’ve Got the Tools.

Vectorworks software is the best investment students can make in their careers and the best investment schools can make in their students.

Current students get the most flexible, intuitive design solutions around, and their designs take on a professional appearance.

Recent graduates receive big discounts on the solutions they need to launch their careers.

Educators position their students and their schools for success.

Resources for Students

Students can obtain a free copy of Vectorworks Designer for their use while studying. This can be done via the student portal on the Megabits website.

Link to Student Portal

To learn Vectorworks well, we highly recommend purchasing the Vectorworks tutorials available through our e-Store.

We also offer a discounted rate to students within one year of the completion of their studies should they wish to purchase the software for their own business use, through our Student2Pro programme.

Things you should know:

  • Software obtained as a student can not be used for commercial purposes.
  • Approval to use the software for your studies requires current student photo ID’s or confirmation from your tutors in an appropriate course of study.
  • Software purchased through the Student2Pro programme cannot be sold on to anyone else.

Resources for Teachers

We have the following available:

A free copy of the Designer Suite while teaching Vectorworks.

A comprehensive series of course material can be purchased and provide ready to use exercises for you to use as part of your teaching programme. This represents a huge time saver for all teachers.

A special online user group for an annual cost of NZ$420 ( including GST) which will have a general 1 hour meeting covering a specific topic or topics each month followed by a question and answer session. There will also be a tutor specific one hour online session each month when any questions can be put to the trainer and will be covered. This user group will also have access to an online data base of several thousand movies covering almost every aspect of Vectorworks. This material and courses are provided by Napier based Jonathan Pickup – a world authority on Vectorworks – who is the author of the tutorial manuals, available in our e-Store and sold worldwide by Nemetscshek Vectorworks Inc.

For many teachers, this online training can be set against your professional development budgets.

Information for Educational Management

Vectorworks will be supplied as the Designer suite to education organisations.

Designer includes all of the following modules – which in commercial practice are able to be supplied on an individual basis:

Vectorworks Architect

Vectorworks Landmark

Vectorworks Mechanical

Vectorworks Spotlight

Vectorworks Fundamentals


Additionally for Interior Design we are able to offer InteriorCAD XS which is a programme running within Vectorworks specifically for kitchen and interior joinery design. We have special training modules available for InteriorCAD training.

Please click here for specific InteriorCAD details or here for Designer FAQs

Resources for Graduates

Congratulations—you’ve graduated! And now it’s time to begin your design career. Are you challenged with how to get started? Launching your career with professional design software is both a smart decision and smart investment.

The Vectorworks Student2PRO program offers professional tools for new graduates like you. The offer is valid for only one year following your official graduation date, so act soon and start your career with confidence!

Vectorworks Student2PRO lets you:

  • Purchase Vectorworks professional software at a substantial discount
  • Strengthen your portfolio—with files from up to 10 of your student projects converted to professional format within the first 60 days of your purchase.
  • Benefit from Vectorworks Service Select ( now available in New Zealand).
  • Earn respect and recognition within your industry by using professional design tools from the start.

Please check out our Frequently Asked Question page.

Contact us for personalised pricing.