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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

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. On January 24 and 25, over 400 students and local practitioners gathered at Birmingham City University for the second UK Building Information Modeling (BIM) Expo and Camp — BIM in Birmingham. We helped organize the event with the Association of Academic Educators (aae) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Attendees learned all about BIM through different showcases, presentations, and educational seminars. 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

Japanese Distributor Wows us Again with BCN AWARD

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 2/15/18 8:50 AM
The votes for the 2018 BCN AWARDS are in, and we’re happy to share that, for the second year in a row, our Japanese distributor, A&A Co., Ltd., has won a first place award in the CAD software category! This win marks the eighth-straight year that A&A was recognized with a BCN AWARD, winning first place in 2017, second place from 2013 to 2016, and third place in 2012. Read More

Topics: A&A Co. Ltd., Dr. Biplab Sarkar, 2018 BCN AWARDS, Japanese distributor, CAD software

How to Make Pretzels Out of Steep Learning Curves

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 2/13/18 10:51 AM
Becoming a bridge designer was not in Jim Rounsevell’s original plan when he came to the University of Virginia to study architecture. But that changed when he joined a community-driven effort and competition to revitalize a historic precinct in Charlottesville. Read More

Topics: 3D modeling tools, Camera Match, Renderworks Camera, Jim Rounsevell, International Footbridge Competition, Berlin, bridge design

Get Ready for Latest LED Display Technology with our PixelFLEX Partnership

Posted by Kamica Price on 2/12/18 12:12 PM
Our ever-growing partner list has added the award-winning LED manufacturer PixelFLEX. This Nashville-based company has joined the Vectorworks content community to provide ready-to-use LED solutions for all entertainment, architectural, and commercial designs. Read More

Topics: Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Service Select, LED, Vectorworks Entertainment, PixelFLEX, Commercial Design, Chris Baccala

Vectorworks Virtual Reality Model Receives Recognition at Swissbau 2018

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 2/9/18 10:30 AM
BIM and virtual reality were the center of attention recently at Swissbau, Switzerland’s biggest building tradeshow. This year’s event included lectures, exhibits, and an Innovation Lab focused on new opportunities through digital transformation, with demonstrations related to the future of design. Our distributor ComputerWorks played an integral role in this interactive and educational show.  Read More

Topics: Vectorworks BIM, ComputerWorks, Vectorworks software, Virtual Reality, Swissbau 2018, iRoom, Itten + Brechbühl AG, Swiss newspaper, Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer, Innovation Lab, Federal Palace, Rudolf Pfander, Swiss TV station

Calling All Speakers and Trainers for the Vectorworks 2018 Design Summit!

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 2/7/18 9:50 AM
We can’t wait to see you at the fourth annual Vectorworks Design Summit in sunny Arizona!  Join us from November 4-6, 2018 — we have opportunities for you to not only learn, but also share inspiration at this year’s Summit. Read More

Topics: Vectorworks software, 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Design Summit Trainers, Design Summit Speakers

Inside Vectorworks: Gaining Insight from Data Analytics

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 2/5/18 11:56 AM
At Vectorworks, our engineers use several sources to help develop new features, such as user requests on the community board, distributor recommendations, and competitive analysis. Another beneficial tool they rely on to decide what new features to produce is data analytics. Read More

Topics: Vectorworks Community Board, Multiple Drawing Views, user requests, competitive analysis, data analytics, data engineers, big-data engineers, Chen Zheng, keyboard shortcuts, customized keys, metric reports

Getting to Know Caique Niemeyer: A Visit to Vectorworks HQ 

Posted by Lisa Lance on 2/2/18 8:12 AM
Getting to know the designers who use Vectorworks is one of the best parts of what we do. Last week, we had the privilege of hosting Caique Niemeyer of Caique Niemeyer Arquitetura & Design at our headquarters in Columbia, Maryland. Caique Niemeyer is the great-grandson of prominent architect Oscar Niemeyer, a pioneer of modernist architecture known for his designs of the buildings of Brasília, Brazil’s capital city. Read More

Topics: Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Training, Caique Niemeyer Arquitetura & Design, Caique Niemeyer, Juan Carlos Fabbiani

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