Nemetschek North America announced today that ArchonCAD, a New Zealand-based VectorWorks training and support provider, has launched a new online user group format for VectorWorks users worldwide. Called ArchonCAD Support Monthly, the new user group is delivered to subscribers as a monthly newsletter. Each month, subscribers will receive the newsletter as a PDF containing a workshop topic with accompanying step-by-step screen shots, exercises, and movies; a question-and-answer feature; and two extended podcasts demonstrating VectorWorks tips and tricks.

"Shetland Properties Limited has been a long-time supporter of Jonathan's training methods, whether it is his classroom courses, user group meetings, or manuals, and we are looking forward to his new training program, because it offers such flexibility for us," says Allan Johnston of Shetland Properties Limited. "It's not always easy to find the time to attend the user group meetings when work and client meetings run after hours. The ArchonCAD Support Monthly newsletter format means our staff can take advantage of learning new topics when they have some down time. This is the logical step in increasing access to Jonathan's training programs. We always appreciate his unfailing enthusiasm and extensive CAD knowledge, and now we have a more convenient way to get to it."

As principal of ArchonCAD, architect Jonathan Pickup has been providing training and consulting services to architects and design professionals since 1993. He has written several VectorWorks training manuals for architects, landscape architects, educators, and design students, and offers VectorWorks tips and tricks via podcast. He also co-chairs the New Zealand VectorWorks User Group.

For more information about ArchonCAD Support Monthly and to download a sample newsletter, visit the ArchonCAD blog.