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AIAS Competition Winners Share Outstanding Student Architecture

Posted by Alex Altieri on 1/21/20 9:32 AM   |  2 min read time

In 2018, we partnered with the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) to run the In Studio Render/Sketch competition, where students can post their best sketches and renders to share with our Instagram account. 2019’s competition saw tons of stunning entries and the winners are in.

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Topics: Architecture, AIAS

Marionette Monday: What Is a Gravity Wall?

Posted by Alex Altieri on 1/13/20 4:18 PM   |  1 min read time
A gravity wall, a type of retaining wall, is commonly used in landscape architecture. Gravity walls may have batter setbacks for improved stability. They can be constructed with segmental blocks, stone masonry, or cast - in - place concrete. Here’s how you can design one with segmental blocks quickly and accurately with our algorithmic modeling tool, Marionette.
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Topics: Algorithmic Design, Marionette Monday, Landscape Architecture

KISS Final Tour Boasts Sensational Production Design

Posted by Alex Altieri on 12/12/19 2:28 PM   |  2 min read time

When KISS announced their “End of the Road” tour — the last leg of their 40-year run — fans may have wondered what their stage setup would look like; after all,  KISS is known for somewhat in-your-face show productions (one needs only to recall Gene Simmons’s iconic fire breathing gag). The ongoing tour does not fail to deliver on the awe-inspiring concert experience we’ve come to expect from the rock legends.

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Topics: Vectoworks Spotlight, entertainment design, SRae Productions, Vectorworks 2020, Production Design

Stunning and Sustainable: Designing for Beauty and Resilience

Posted by Alex Altieri on 12/9/19 2:42 PM   |  3 min read time

As part of the organization’s 2030 Commitment, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) encourages its members to design all carbon-neutral buildings by 2030. This means that architects need to start thinking about designing sustainable structures if they haven’t already.

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Topics: AIA, AIA 2030 Commitment, solar animations, sustainability, Vectorworks Architect, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, Nate Kipnis, NextHaus Alliance, Resilient Design

Designing Mt. Douglas: How Students Transform Their School

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/27/19 1:28 PM   |  3 min read time

When we talk about our academic initiatives, we usually refer to universities, our lab donation program, and our Design Scholarship. We love to support up-and-coming designers with easy access to design software.

It’s come to our attention, though, that there are schools out there implementing Vectorworks courses below the college level. Thanks to our Canada office, we stumbled upon a high school with its own digital design program — and Mt. Douglas Secondary School in Victoria, BC, Canada has quite a touching story.
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Topics: academic, Image Texture, 3d renderings, Vectorworks Canada, Walkthrough animations

ConnectCAD 2020 Hits Entertainment Market

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/20/19 10:40 AM   |  4 min read time

In August 2019, Vectorworks announced its official acquisition of ConnectCAD software, a powerful systems design tool that lets AV professionals lay out signal flows in an easy-to-read format.

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Topics: AV Industry, connectCAD, Conrad Preen

A Closer Look at Our 2020 Landmark Featured Design

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/14/19 3:28 PM   |  4 min read time

A sensational triumph of landscape architecture, Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport saw a redesign that transformed it into one of the most eye-catching and awe-inspiring hubs we’ve ever seen. 

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Topics: PWP Landscape Architecture, Vectorworks Landmark, BIM for Landscape, Vectorworks 2020, Jewel Changi Airport

Workflow Wednesday: 3 Guides You'll Wish You Read Sooner

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/13/19 1:43 PM   |  3 min read time

We’re bringing you some of our newest ebooks that are sure to help you master Vectorworks features.

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Topics: Vectorworks Architect, BCF, BIM, data visualization, IFC, Workflow Wednesday, Styled Objects, ebooks

Interior Designers, Render with Style

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/6/19 3:27 PM   |  5 min read time

Have you ever been impressed by the new-age, well-lit interiors of dentist and orthodontic offices? Have you ever wondered what goes into designing them?

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Topics: rendering, sustainability, interior design, LEED, Walkthrough animations, Green Curve Studio, Jacek Slizynski, American Association of Orthodontics

Vectorworks Design Days Showcase Version 2020 Around the World

Posted by Alex Altieri on 10/21/19 2:55 PM   |  2 min read time

With September’s release of Vectorworks 2020, some of our executives, distribution partners, and users celebrated new features and capabilities around Europe with Vectorworks Design Days.

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Topics: Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Jim Woodward, Luis Ruiz, Copenhagen, London, Helsinki, Vectorworks 2020, Oslo, Mediatec, Vectorworks Design Days, Stockholm, Mathias Hersland, Peter Pihlblad

Vectorworks Design Scholarship: A Conversation with the Grand Prize Winner

Posted by Alex Altieri on 10/16/19 1:52 PM   |  4 min read time

Our Design Scholarship is an opportunity for aspiring designers to have their work judged by some of the best in the industry, plus win some sweet prize money.

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Topics: previsualization, Richard Diehl Award, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, lighting design, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, stage design, 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Bifrost Lighting, Kristopher Clemson, Full Sail University

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