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Here are the Reasons AV Matters Switched to Vectorworks

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 3/14/18 9:55 AM
Alex Rose understands the value of saving time in the entertainment industry. As a project manager at AV Matters in Orlando, Florida, he oversees the production and technical details of a wide range of events, including corporate conferences, galas, and social and charity events. Although the process of producing an event from start to finish can be stressful due to tight deadlines, it’s become much easier for Rose, as the firm recently made the switch from AutoCAD to Vectorworks Spotlight to help with the design and execution of each event. Read More

Topics: Renderworks, Vectorworks Spotlight, AutoCAD, Zumba Instructor Convention, AV Matters, 3d renderings, Soft Goods tool, content libraries, Maverick MK2 lights, Make the Move

A Promising Look at the Future of Vibrant Visualizations

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 3/12/18 10:03 AM
Noah Record is no stranger to designing stages for high school productions. After all, his interest in theater design stems from his own experiences in high school. But after working with the Illinois High School Theatre Festival for the past five years, he realized that his students wanted to be treated as professionals and pushed to learn as much as they could. So, he decided to raise the stakes — by integrating Vectorworks Spotlight and Vision educational licenses into the program’s production of the musical Big Fish. Read More

Topics: Free educational license, students, Vectorworks Spotlight, light plots, renderings, Vectorworks Vision, Big Fish, Mirror Tool, Illinois High School Theatre Festival, auto numbering

KCACTF Awards: Putting Eight Student Designers in the Spotlight

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 3/8/18 10:14 AM
After three months of hard work, the winners of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) were selected, and eight talented designers went home with, not only great experience, but a free Vectorworks Spotlight license! A huge congratulations to them. Read More

Topics: KCACTF, KCACTF Region 2, KCACTF Region 3, KCACTF Region 4, KCACTF Region 6, KCACTF Region 8, Vectorworks Spotlight, KCACTF Region 1, KCACTF Region 5, KCACTF Region 7, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Christopher Erbe, Mattie McIntosh, Amy Beery, Liam Day, Allison Granat, KCACTF Regional Awards, Shelby Ashley, Eric Armstrong, Christiana Kuey

You'll Want to Know How to Conquer Contours With These Site Modeling Tips

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 3/6/18 9:43 AM
The direct site model contour editing feature sparked a lot of positive feedback when it was launched last fall. It makes editing a site model easier than ever with improved site model settings and direct 2D contour editing, and users can modify each contour line as easily as editing a polyline.   Read More

Topics: NURBS, Site Modifier, Stephen Schrader, Bryan Goff, Digital Terrain Model, Grey Leaf Design, Holcombe Norton Partners, Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Training, site model contour editing, beta tester testimonials, beta testers

Vectorworks Users Win Big at Parnelli Awards

Posted by Kamica Price on 3/2/18 9:31 AM
For live event professionals, the Parnelli Awards are the industry’s version of the Oscars. Earlier this year, the 17th annual Parnelli Awards gala took place at the Anaheim Hilton during The NAMM Show 2018. Since 2001, this prestigious awards ceremony has recognized individual professionals and companies within the entertainment industry for their visual masterpieces. Read More

Topics: Tait Towers, Vectorworks Spotlight, LeRoy Bennett, Parnelli Awards, Butch Allen, Atlanta Rigging Systems, Strictly FX, Stageline Mobile Stage, Special Event Services, VER

How Spotlight Users Benefitted from Hands-on Training

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 3/1/18 10:48 AM
After a week of hands-on training, a handful of Rental and Staging Network (RSN) members can see their Spotlight visions clearly now, and their rendering pain is gone! In just five short days, they took their knowledge of our software to the next level with the help of Vectorworks Trainer Michael Groves and Entertainment Product Specialist Jim Woodward.  Read More

Topics: Jim Woodward, Training, Vectorworks Spotlight, Michael Groves, Michael Wright, Michael Andrews Audio-Visual Services, Spotlight training, Rental and Staging Network

Marionette Monday: New Symbols That Will Fold and Lift

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 2/26/18 11:35 AM
To help you get through your case of the Mondays, here are some new Marionette objects specifically created in response to user comments on the Vectorworks Forum. Read More

Topics: Marionette Monday, Scott Barnes, Vectorworks Spotlight, I-Light Design, Marionette, Vectorworks Forum, JLG Condor lift, articulating boom lift, NanaWall, scissor lift

February Tech Roundup: Filled with Sweet Tips and Tricks

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 2/22/18 10:01 AM
We want to offer you a sweet treat during this Valentine’s Day season. Please enjoy this month’s tech roundup, filled with deliciously helpful tips and tricks. Read More

Topics: Augmented Reality, Vectorworks Service Select, Vectorworks Landmark, Vectorworks Nomad App, Landmark software, Cloud Services web portal, February Tech Roundup, Lit Fog, Getting Started Seminar, Vectorworks plant database, Renderworks Backgrounds

Next Generation of Designers to Benefit from AIAS Partnership

Posted by Kamica Price on 2/21/18 10:45 AM
Supporting the next generation of designers is extremely important to us, so we have signed on for a Gold Partnership with The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and will be sponsoring the AIAS InStudio Render/Sketch competition, which will launch in the fall of 2018. Read More

Topics: students, The American Institute of Architecture Students, AIAS, Nick Serfass, AIAS Grassroots Leadership Conference, AIAS Forum, InStudio Render/Sketch competition

What You Missed at One of the Best BIM Events

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 2/16/18 9:44 AM
While industry articles and schoolwork are great ways to learn, nothing beats the sharing of information and tips during industry events. Read More

Topics: RIBA, Royal Institute of British Architects, BIM workflow, Birmingham City University, UK Building Information Modeling Expo and Camp, BIM in Birmingham, Association of Academic Educators

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