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

One Event. Two Days. 3D Design and Demos to Rock Expo-Scène 2019

Posted by Joshua Cooper on 4/3/19 10:05 AM

Expo-Scène 2019, a two-day event taking place in Montreal, is kicking off April 17-18, and we want to see you there! Hosted by the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT) — a national organization that works for the betterment of the Canadian live performance community — this annual event is dedicated to professionals working with audio, sound, lighting, audiovisual, visual, and multimedia technologies. 

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Topics: Jim Woodward, Vectorworks Spotlight, Neil Barman, Braceworks, Vectorworks Vision, CITI/ICTS, Expo-Scène 2019

From Design Scholarship to Netflix: Talk About a “Glow” Up!

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 4/2/19 12:00 PM

To bookend Women’s History Month, we’re spotlighting Morgan Lindsey Price, the 2015 Design Scholarship winner. Since then, she’s gone above and beyond to make a name for herself in the entertainment industry, most recently as the set designer and assistant art director for the popular Netflix series, Glow.

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Topics: workgroup referencing, Design Scholarship, Women’s History Month, Netflix series, 2015 Design Scholarship, 2019 Design Scholarship, Morgan Lindsey Price

3 Reasons Why You Need this Real-Time Rendering Webinar

Posted by Guest Author on 3/29/19 10:26 AM

By Michael Brightman, Assoc. AIA, M.Arch, founder of Brightman Designs

By now, you’ve likely heard about last week’s announcement regarding Lumion’s LiveSync plug-in that’s available in Vectorworks. I’ve used Lumion — a popular real-time rendering application — for six years, and I’m a trainer by trade. On Thursday, April 11 at 2 p.m. ET, I’ll join Vectorworks Product Marketing Specialist Tony Kostreski PLA ASLA, for a webinar you won’t want to miss.

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Topics: Vectorworks, Tony Kostreski, Lumion LiveSync, Lumion, LiveSync plug-in, Michael Brightman, Rendering Capabilities, Brightman Designs, Kent State University

It’s Time to Get Up to Speed on GDTF

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 3/28/19 10:36 AM

The General Device Type Format (GDTF) made quite the impression when it was first announced at last year’s Prolight + Sound, and the entertainment industry’s open file format continues to evolve with its latest development: GDTF 1.0.   

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, MA Lighting, Vectorworks Vision, GDTF, Robe lighting, vectorworks 2019, grandMA3, MVR, Fixture Builder, My Virtual Rig, General Device Type Format (GDTF), Vectorworks 2019 Service Pack 3, Vision 2019, Prolight + Sound, GDTF 1.0

March Tech Roundup: SP3 is Here!

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 3/19/19 11:29 AM

This month’s tech roundup is all about our Vectorworks 2019 Service Pack 3! With this release, we’re introducing three new features that greatly improve presentation and visualization capabilities, along with overall workflow between products. Check out what’s new…

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Topics: Cloud Services, SP3, Space objects, Vectorworks Service Select, MA Lighting, GDTF, Robe lighting, vectorworks 2019, macOS Mojave, Lumion LiveSync, Linked Panoramas, 360 rendered panoramas, General Device Type Format (GDTF), Vectorworks 2019 Service Pack 3, Vectorworks Graphics Sync (VGS) API, Lumion, LiveSync plug-in, Michael Brightman, My Virtual Rig (MVR), Vectorworks Spotlight 2019, Vision 2019

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