6 Instagram Accounts for Design Inspiration

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 5/21/19 11:36 AM

Time for a spring refresh! To keep your feed flowering with inspiration, our team is sharing a few of our favorite accounts. Start scrolling and get ready to double-tap.

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Topics: Community, design, inspiration, Instagram, Lisa Congdon, Rui Vieira Oliveira, Chris Precht, Zean MacFarlane, Sasha Vithin, Perry Kulper

May Tech Roundup: Videos to Boost Your Workflow

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 5/16/19 12:51 PM

Take eight minutes to learn something new about Vectorworks and see how others are using it…

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Topics: Tech Roundup, Tech Tips, Vectorworks Architect, BIM, video, Hamonic+Masson & Associés, Villanova Icône Project, Select Simlar tool, Schematic design set, Magic Wand tool

An Exclusive Look at Innovation at Work

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/13/19 5:22 PM

It’s not a stretch to say that design requires imagination. You start with an idea, it evolves, you adapt — the creative process seems to start broad, almost wishful. It starts with a question: “What if?”

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Topics: Biplab Sarkar, Innovation Week, Marionette, Innovation Expo, Natalie Nixon

5 Ways to Get Started with Vectorworks

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/7/19 3:09 PM

Vectorworks software is beginner-friendly. At first, it felt out of my league. I didn't know where to begin. But hesitancy subsided as I realized how learning the basics is just downright feasible.

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Topics: Tech Tips, Vectorworks Training, layers and classes, Viewports, Core Concepts, Bryan Seigel

Workflow Wednesday: NURBS 101

Posted by Joshua Cooper on 5/1/19 2:20 PM

Designers, picture this: you’re working to taper, bulge, and bend a roof from its original form. You find that the roof needs some special tweaking to achieve your vision of a rounded surface. For this kind of free-form design, you might consider a NURBS curve.

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Topics: NURBS, Workflow Wednesday, 3d renderings, Vectorworks 3D, vectorworks 2019, Loft Surface Tool

Demystifying Design to a 10-Year-Old

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 4/25/19 1:54 PM

As a kid, how did you answer the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” For National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, our software development team sparked a love of design in 10-year-old Jillian, the daughter of our Mobile Team Manager Alex Nicol. You, too, can inspire your child’s creativity with Vectorworks!

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Topics: Vectorworks Cloud Services, Alex Nicol, Take Your Child to Work Day, National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Vectorworks Free Trial, Window Tool, Wall Tool

Celebrating Sustainable Earth Day Designs

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/22/19 4:36 PM

For designers, Earth Day invokes environmental sustainability, the ever-evolving process of adapting designs to nature’s scarcity. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite projects that take sustainability in stride. If these inspire you, follow the links to see the complete case studies and learn more about their work! 

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Topics: Adrian McGregor, Bearth & Deplazes Architekten AG, Chris Roberts, Pacific Coast Land Design, PCLD, sustainability, The Monte Rosa Hut, Atsushi Kitagawara, Atsushi Kitagawara Architects, Earth Day, ETH Zürich, Kingsway Primary School, McGregor Coxall, National 9/11 Memorial, Old Town Newhall, Peter Walker, PWP Landscape Architecture, Quattro Design Architects, parramatta city centre

April Tech Roundup

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 4/18/19 12:01 PM

Spring ahead of your competition with this month’s tech roundup…

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Topics: SP3, Vectorworks 3D, Vectorworks 2019 Service Pack 3, Vectorworks Graphics Sync (VGS) API, Lumion, LiveSync plug-in, Hidden Treasures seminar, new graphics card

From Graduation to a Job in Design. Read These 3 Tips.

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 4/12/19 2:28 PM

What happens after the graduation cap comes off? College is the first step for many on the career path, but you shouldn’t stop at a passing grade. Putting in additional time and effort, both in and out of class, can propel your future forward.

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Topics: KCACTF, networking events, student2PRO, students, Vectorworks Spotlight, ASLA, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Netflix, networking, The American Institute of Architecture Students, AIAS, KCACTF Regional Awards, 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Vectorworks Spotlight 2019, Morgan Lindsey Price, trade associations

How Trade Shows Grow Your Influence in the Landscape Industry

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/10/19 2:54 PM

As a landscape professional, you might ask yourself: What’s the point of trade associations? Why do they exist? Who benefits? Well, look no further, because we have answers.

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Topics: Eric Gilbey, NALP, National Association of Landscape Professionals, Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Danilo Maffei, trade shows, Vectorworks Canada, 2019 APLD International Design Conference, Landscape Ontario, Landscape Ontario Congress, Association of Professional Landscapers, GIE+Expo, LANDSCAPES, trade associations

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