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Tech Roundup: October, Service Pack 1

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 10/19/17 10:09 AM
This year’s launch came with several new and superior features, but at Vectorworks we are always looking to improve. Our staff worked hard to address issues presented to us by you, the users, and made the necessary changes in the Vectorworks 2018 Service Pack 1, available now for download. These downloads will update all English-language Vectorworks 2018 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, and Fundamentals) to version SP1. Read More

Topics: Renderworks, Site Model, Spotlight, Tech Roundup, Landmark, Vectorworks 2018, Rendered panoramas, Designer, Braceworks, October Tech Roundup, Fundamentals, Service Pack 1, Title Block Borders, Title Block Border objects

Here are a Few of Chad Hamilton’s Favorite Things, About Vectorworks

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 10/17/17 9:56 AM
Discover the benefits of the new Vectorworks 2018 features straight from Chad Hamilton, principal at Hamilton + Aitken Architects, a dedicated Vectorworks user, and one of our valued beta testers Read More

Topics: beta tester, Chad Hamilton, MiniCAD, Renderworks, BIM, Hamilton + Aitken Architects, Vectorworks 2018, Direct Section and Elevation editing, beta tester testimonials, Multiple Drawing View Support, Upgraded Renderworks with CineRender, MAXON CineRender, Robust Wall Modeling options, Resource Manager Enhancements

Vectorworks Hammers Down Nine Nominations

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 10/11/17 9:59 AM
The nominees are in, and we are thrilled to have been nominated in nine different categories in this year’s Construction Computing Awards. Known as “The Hammers,” the Construction Computing Awards showcase and reward the technology, tools, and solutions for the effective design, construction, maintenance, and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing, and civil engineering projects of all sizes.  Read More

Topics: Adrian Slatter, The Hammers, Vectorworks Architect, AEC Industry, CAD User, Construction Computing Awards, Construction Computing magazine, David Chadwick, Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Cloud Services, Vectorworks Nomad, Vectorworks UK, Collaboration, Cloud Based Technology, Editor's Choice award, BIM Product, Architectural Design Software, Web View Virtual Reality, Radisson Blu Edwardian

Sketch to BIM Webinar Series Presents the Concept of a Holistic Workflow Where BIM Informs Design Decisions

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 10/10/17 3:44 PM
Feeling wary about integrating BIM into your workflow? Thinking that adopting BIM will disrupt your design process? Here are two ways that we can help. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Rubina Siddiqui, BIM, webinar series, Wes Gardner, workflow

Vectorworks Kicks Off U.S. Series of Seminars and Social Events

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 10/6/17 9:54 AM
Last month, we launched Vectorworks 2018 and hosted our third Vectorworks Design Summit, and we know what you are all thinking… What are we going to do next?  We’re headed across the U.S. with a series of FREE seminars and social events! Vectorworks product specialists and local users will be presenting on topics relevant to the architecture, landscape, and entertainment design industries. Each event will include an educational session and happy hour with an open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Read More

Topics: AIA, Oscar Dominguez, The Voice, AIA San Francisco, BIM, David Korins Design, Dear Evan Hansen, #Vectorworks2018, Pono Kitchen and Bar, AIA Chicago, The Farm SoHo, Boston Society of Architects, AIA Austin, True Food Kitchen, WeWork Times Square, Amanda Stephens

Setting Up Your Model for Renovation Projects

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 10/4/17 9:13 AM
Nothing happens in a vacuum, and architecture is no exception. Architectural projects don’t often get to start from scratch — they often deal with existing building conditions, such as a renovation or connection of new construction to an existing structure. And usually the documentation must reflect multi-phase construction, such as design-built construction delivery or traditional design-bid-built with several phases. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Vectorworks, 2D workflows, IFC export, multi-phase construction, design-bid-built, demolition plans, phased construction plans, design-built construction, BIM workflow, layers and classes, object libraries, views and viewports

Vectorworks BIM and 3D Modeling Help Bring THE Caique Niemeyer Project to Life

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 9/28/17 10:18 AM
The charismatic temple design featured below is a model of the Santuário Papa João Paulo II, a project by Caique Niemeyer of Caique Niemeyer Arquitetura & Design. 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. You may have seen their stunning rendering in our news about Vectorworks 2018. Read More

Topics: 3D Modeling, Vectorworks 2018, Santuário Papa João Paulo II, Caique Niemeyer Arquitetura & Design, Oscar Niemeyer, BIM model, BIM capabilities, Loggia Architecture, Caique Niemeyer

Training, Fun, and More at the Vectorworks Design Summit

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 9/26/17 9:42 AM
Last week we hosted our third annual Vectorworks Design Summit in Baltimore, MD. During the event, we got to meet and learn from inspiring designers, as well as showcase new Vectorworks 2018 features. If you couldn’t make it this year, here’s a run-down of what you missed:  Read More

Topics: Allied Work Architecture, Biplab Sarkar, 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit, Baltimore, Brad Cloepfil, Camden Yards, IFC, Vectorworks Design Summit, Balltimore Orioles

Celebrating Vectorworks 2018 Across the Globe

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 9/22/17 10:33 AM
In celebration of the Vectorworks 2018 launch, our authorized distributors will hold several events throughout the world to introduce designers to the ways this newest version of the software will enhance their modeling processes and simplify their workflows. Read More

Topics: Biplab Sarkar, Jim Woodward, Nordic Design Day, Robert Anderson, Spotlight, United Kingdom, Vectorworks Architect, Canada, Future of Design, Landmark, Nemetschek Bulgaria, Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Fundamentals, Designer, Braceworks, Monitor Roadshow, Sweden, George Brashnarov

TECH ROUNDUP: SEPTEMBER 2017, CLOUD SERVICES UPDATE

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 9/21/17 11:20 AM
The Vectorworks Cloud Services web portal was created in 2011, and its user interface and functions have never been significantly updated, until now. You asked, we listened, and now the Cloud Services web portal is better than ever. These upgrades can be enjoyed through the use of Vectorworks 2018, which launched last week. The main webpage and all its dialog boxes are re-implemented to address functional deficits, improve user experience, and add new features.  Read More

Topics: Vectorworks Service Select, Cloud, Dropbox, Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Cloud Services, Rendered panoramas, Cloud Services web portal, 3D web view, September Tech Roundup, Google Drive

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