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Tech Roundup: April 2018

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 4/19/18 10:04 AM
From making the move to Vectorworks, to our newest partnership with Bluebeam, this month’s tech roundup will keep you informed about all that is fresh in software design. Read More

Topics: Rhino, Sketchup, Tech Roundup, Feature and Content Requests Wishlist Forum, Make the Move, Bluebeam Studio, Grasshopper, 3D Text, April Tech Roundup, Convert Text to Polylines command, Text Along Path command, Bluebeam Integration

Vectorworks Employees Get Down and Dirty Honoring Earth Day

Posted by Kamica Price on 4/16/18 8:46 AM
On Thursday, April 12, 21 Vectorworks employees volunteered during their lunch break to participate in the Howard County 20-minute cleanup. Read More

Topics: Earth Day, Howard County, Live Green Howard, Vectorworks Employees, Earth Day Cleaup, Alan Martin, Conduent, Inc., Abby's Market Cafe, Dave Vorel, Sue Collins

A Match Made In… Common Sense

Posted by Guest Author on 4/11/18 7:51 AM
*This was originally published on Stageline’s blog.  What’s your Stageline unit going to look like when it’s set up onsite? What’s the best way to plan out your light, sound, and banner rigging? Vectorworks Spotlight has the answers.  Read More

Topics: Resource Manager, Vectorworks Service Select, Vectorworks Spotlight, content library, Stageline, Dane Earwaker, Justin Van Hassel, Robert Books

BIM Busters: It's Time to Expose 5 Mandate Myths

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 4/5/18 11:24 AM
If the new BIM mandates are causing concern for you or your firm, never fear! Today we are going to bust five myths related to BIM Level 2 — by showing you how Vectorworks power user bpr architects successfully completed a project working entirely in 3D. Read More

Topics: bpr architects, Case Study, IFC, Paul Beaty-Pownall, Tekla, BIM Level 2, The Ritterman Building, import/export, Middlesex University, higher education

HAPPY PLACE: “Dancing on the Ceiling”

Posted by Kamica Price on 4/4/18 11:33 AM
Come to the happy side where people can unwind and let go. Set in Los Angeles, California, HAPPY PLACE is a massive pop-up experience filled with larger-than-life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms, and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy, including an upside-down room called “Dancing on the Ceiling,” where visitors can do just that. People wander around the room, jump on objects, hang from the ceiling, perform acrobatics from different angles, and eventually share their upended fun on Instagram and other social media channels. Read More

Topics: Kevin Lee Allen, Kevin Lee Allen Design, Vectorworks 2018, Butch Allen, HAPPY PLACE, Jared Paul, Dancing on the Ceiling, Kathleen McDonough, Faculty Production and Management, The Lumen Brothers, Vectorworks 3D

It’s Time to Celebrate the Chinese Launch of Vectorworks 2018

Posted by Kamica Price on 4/2/18 8:48 AM
We’re happy to announce the release of the Chinese version of Vectorworks 2018.   The Chinese version includes popular updates such as multiple drawing views, direct section and elevation editing, improved graphic output for architectural documents, and direct site model contour editing. Read More

Topics: Cecil Fung, Chinese Language Version, Mad Macs Technology Distributions Limited, Vectorworks 2018, Multiple Drawing Views, Direct Section and Elevation editing, Vectorworks International, 2D tool flexibility, direct site model editing

Meet the Open Data Format that will Change the Entertainment Industry

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 3/27/18 9:45 AM
Along with fellow leaders in the entertainment industry, MA Lighting for its lighting control solutions and Robe lighting for its high-quality moving lights, we are deIighted to announce a new development that will change the way lighting designers, fixture manufacturers, console manufacturers, and visualizers will work together. Our companies have joined forces to develop a new data format, named the General Device Type Format (GDTF), which creates a unified definition for the exchange of device data between consoles, CAD, and previsualization software. Read More

Topics: Biplab Sarkar, Vectorworks Spotlight, MA Lighting, GDTF, Josef Valchar, Gerhard Krude, General Device Type Format, Robe lighting, Prolight + Sound 2018

Marionette Monday: 5 Reasons to Adopt Algorithmic Modeling

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 3/26/18 11:34 AM
Still not fully convinced that Marionette, the algorithmic modeling tool for Vectorworks, is for you or your firm? Look no further. Here are five reasons you should try Marionette — complete with a real-world example to demonstrate one of our most powerful product features. Read More

Topics: Marionette Monday, Case Study, Marionette, #MarionetteMonday, Python, Principle Architecture

March Tech Roundup: A Lucky Month for Users

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 3/22/18 11:37 AM
You’re in luck! This month’s tech roundup is filled with announcements, improvements, and more! Read More

Topics: BlueBeam, Object Info Palette, Prolyte Truss, Service Pack 3, Steve Johnson, Tech Roundup, Vectorworks Spotlight, previz software, Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Cloud Services, Vectorworks Nomad App, Web View Virtual Reality, Bluebeam Studio, truss section data, March Tech Roundup, Photos to 3D Models, number instruments tool, Global Truss, modified user interface, Photogrammetry, Spotlight lighting device fixture modes

Calling all Landscape Architects: Design Summit Giveaway

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 3/21/18 9:28 AM
This year, we’re celebrating World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM) with a Vectorworks Design Summit social media giveaway! Read More

Topics: ASLA, Landscape Architecture, 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, American Society of Landscape Architecture, WLAM2018, World Landscape Architecture Month 2018

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