Using Spotlight to Coordinate Megachurch Productions

Posted by Alex Altieri on 9/9/19 11:14 AM   |  4 min read time

We often tout Vectorworks Spotlight as the industry standard for entertainment design, documentation, and production. But what else can the program accomplish? There’s an entire world of event planning that requires an all-in-one solution; a program not only to design, but one to make plans, present them, and have them reviewed, too.

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Topics: event planning, Revit, Vectorworks Spotlight, PDF, Braceworks, Collaboration, import/export, Photoshop, Reuben Poon, Megachurch, C3 Church

Women in Architecture: A Conversation with 3+1 architects

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 9/4/19 2:09 PM   |  5 min read time

Women across the globe move architecture forward every day. We spoke with Estonian architects Hanna-Liisa Mõtus and Karin Harkmaa about their recent projects, their design approach, and their experiences working in a male-dominated field.

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Topics: Vectorworks Architect, BIM, Women in Architecture, Hanna-Liisa Mõtus, Karin Harkmaa, Tallinn School of Music and Ballet, Estonian Academy of Arts, Atelier Thomas Pucher, 3+1 architects

Teaser Tuesday: GIS Improvements

Posted by Alex Altieri on 9/3/19 11:01 AM   |  1 min read time

Seeing your project in real-world context is a powerful option, and Vectorworks 2020 makes it easy with Geographic Information System (GIS) improvements.

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Topics: geographic information system, GIS, video, Teaser Tuesday, Vectorworks Forum, Vectorworks 2020, ArcGIS, Esri

Teaser Tuesday: VGM Level of Detail

Posted by Alex Altieri on 8/27/19 2:49 PM   |  1 min read time

This #TeaserTuesday, we’re teasing an update to the Vectorworks Graphics Module (VGM) that will make Vectorworks 2020 run much smoother than previous versions.

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Topics: rendering, Vectorworks Graphics Module, VGM, Teaser Tuesday, Vectorworks 2020

GDTF: Finding Common Ground for an Efficient Workflow

Posted by Guest Author on 8/21/19 11:40 AM   |  8 min read time

This article originally ran in PLSN Magazine’s August 2019 issue.

Back in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, the digital era of the lighting industry had yet to define a standard for unifying data exchange between fixtures. Every manufacturer had its own proprietary control language and controller for programming their own fixtures.  What that meant for shows back then was a different controller for each type of manufacturer was needed if mixed together in a rig.

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Topics: MA Lighting, GDTF, MVR, Robe, General Device Type Format (GDTF), My Virtual Rig (MVR), DMX

Teaser Tuesday: Schematic Views

Posted by Alex Altieri on 8/20/19 11:01 AM   |  1 min read time

This #TeaserTuesday, enjoy the sophisticated, precise documentation of rigging objects with our new feature for the entertainment industry Schematic Views.

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, entertainment design, video, Vectorworks Forum, Vectorworks 2020, Schematic Views, Catalina, macOS

Teaser Tuesday: Live Data Visualization

Posted by Alex Altieri on 8/13/19 11:05 AM   |  1 min read time

This week’s #TeaserTuesday is all about empowering users to make informed design decisions.

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Topics: Hugues Tsafak, video, Teaser Tuesday, Vectorworks Forum, Vectorworks 2020, Live Data Visualization

Opening Doors with IFC4

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 8/8/19 3:28 PM   |  2 min read time

Vectorworks, the first BIM software to receive IFC4 export certification, now supports your Open BIM workflows better than ever before.

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Topics: buildingSMART International, IFC Interoperability, Open BIM, Rubina Siddiqui, Big BIM, BIM, IFC, Marc Pancera, Collaboration, Itten + Brechbühl AG, import/export, Design Collaboration Software, IFC4, certification

Teaser Tuesday: List Browser Direct Editing

Posted by Alex Altieri on 8/6/19 11:46 AM   |  1 min read time

It’s time.

Soon, Vectorworks 2020 will hit the shelves with exciting new features and improvements. In our first of five #TeaserTuesday blogs, learn more about a UI/UX improvement straight from the minds of our users. You asked for it now here it is.

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Topics: Stephan Mönninghoff, extragroup GmbH - Münster, Teaser Tuesday, Vectorworks Forum, List Browser Direct Editing, Vectorworks 2020, UI/UX

WATCH: Big BIM in Practice

Posted by Alex Altieri on 8/1/19 10:23 AM   |  1 min read time

Building Information Modeling (BIM) allows architects to manage large projects more efficiently than ever before. See how in these three case study videos.

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Topics: Vectorworks Architect, 3D, BIM, Case Study, IFC, King + King Architects, video, Collaboration, Itten + Brechbühl AG, import/export, 3 + 1 Architects, user success story, Design Collaboration Software, Roundup, Matt Flynn

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