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Case Study: Quality Follows Innovation at the Zurich Opera House

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 8/17/17 9:22 AM
Darkness falls over the entire theater, the curtain opens, and a bright spotlight illuminates the dancers on stage… Read More

Topics: Spotlight, Vectorworks Spotlight, Case Study, Lilith Gardell, CAD drawings, Dominic Büttne, event engineering, Martin Gebhardt, Spotlight libraries, Swan Lake ballet, Visibility tool, Zurich Opera House

François Lévy Commends the “I” in BIM

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 8/3/17 9:23 AM
This time there is an “I” in team, particularly with BIM data workflows. In a new article for Building Enclosure, “Building Information Modeling and Sustainable Building Envelopes,” architect François Lévy touches on how firms can take full advantage of BIM within their teams. Read More

Topics: Building Information Modeling, François Lévy, Vectorworks Architect, BIM, BIM data, Building Enclosure, Sustainable Building Envelopes

Tech Roundup: July 2017

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 7/31/17 10:41 AM
Looking to optimize your workflow with clients through the use of Vectorworks software? Then take two minutes out of your busy, design-filled schedule to learn about the view transition animation Vectorworks preference. This feature allows you to smoothly animate the transition from one view to another, resulting in a constant understanding of your designs so you can more effectively refine your models and present design views and options to your clients. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Tech Roundup, Landscape, Vectorworks software, View Transition Animation, July Tech Roundup, View Transition Animation Speed

Make the Most of Marionette

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 7/27/17 11:08 AM
Does Marionette intimidate you? Alan Woodwell, architectural designer at Playoust Churcher Architects, offers helpful insight in his recent AECbytes article, “The Many Marvels of Marionette and How to Make the Most of It.” Marionette is one of Vectorworks software’s smartest tools because it allows users to speed up their design workflows and simplify repetitive tasks, leading to impressive finished products. When Marionette made it’s debut, AECbytes Editor Lachmi Khemlani, Ph.D., commented: “From what I saw, Marionette seemed fascinating, and I would have to rate it as the ‘coolest’ feature I saw at this year’s AIA.” Read More

Topics: AIA, Architecture, Playoust Churcher Architects, Alan Woodwell, Marionette, Python, AECBytes, Lachmi Khemlani, Ph.D., Wrapper

Vectorworks Employees Volunteer at New Site for Annual Renewal & Remembrance Event

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 7/26/17 9:18 AM
Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) wasn't the only notable site being tended to during this year’s Renewal & Remembrance event. Located next to the Armed Forces Retirement Home, in Washington, D.C., lies the United States Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery, one of the oldest national cemeteries in the country. These ancient grounds are well-known for being a resting place for many Civil War veterans, as well as 14,000 other late soldiers. As a result, maintaining these grounds is an important undertaking, which is why the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) was asked to include this cemetery in its annual Renewal & Remembrance event. Read More

Topics: Eric Gilbey, John Eggleston, NALP, National Association of Landscape Professionals, Renewal & Remembrance, Arlington National Cemetary, Inc., Landscape, Croy's Mowing Ltd., Ecolawn, Emerald Lawn Care, Katharine Kelley, Tyler French, Armed Forces Retirement Home, Fiore Nursery and Landscape Supple, Jon Cundiff, Missy Henriksen, NALP Committee, North Coast Media, Turftenders Landscape Services, Wray Brothers Landscape, Ed Klass, Grasshopper Lawns, United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National

A 100-Year-Old Battle Brought Forward in Time with Vectorworks

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 7/13/17 11:27 AM
A monumental milestone was celebrated at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France this spring. On April 9, 2017, a large commemoration was held in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Vimy Ridge battle at the memorial and attended by heads of state and British royalty. The battle of Vimy Ridge was a military engagement fought primarily as part of the Battle of Arras, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the First World War. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, MiniCAD, Vectorworks Designer, CINEMA 4D, 3D locus points, Amirault 3D, Battle of Arras, Military Museum of Communications and Electronics, Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, Vimy Ridge Battle, Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Create Site Model command, Paul Amirault

Three Success Stories: How Vectorworks Landmark Offers Creative Solutions to Support Inspiration

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 7/6/17 10:34 AM
Does your client’s outdoor living space: Lack privacy and shade? Have hideous eyesores surrounding the house, such as AC units, utility meters, trash/recycling bins, hoses, or equipment? Lack a homey feel, leaving your client reluctant to spend time in it? Read More

Topics: Eric Berg, ProBuilt Construction, Tamsin Slatter, Christina Speiden, DeckWorks, Landscape, Vectorworks Landmark, Matthew Cunningham, outdoor living space, Pacific Coast Land Design Inc, Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC

ICYMI: Eric Gilbey's Interview with Landscape Architecture Podcast

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 6/30/17 9:02 AM
When Michael Todoran, executive producer of the Landscape Architecture Podcast received an email from Braulio Gutierrez, one of his former Ohio State University peers, about software recommendations other than AutoCAD and Adobe Suite, he knew he needed to bring in another expert. Vectorworks’ Product Marketing Manager for the landscape industries, Eric Gilbey, PLA, ASLA, Prof. Member APLD, was ultimately interviewed by Todoran, so his podcast listeners could learn more about our software capabilities, and why it should become Gutierrez’s new preferred software. Read More

Topics: Building Information Modeling, Eric Gilbey, Green Industry, MiniCAD, Parasolid, Resource Manager, site design, Vectorworks, 3D Modeling, BIM, CAD, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Braulio Gutierrez, Land Planning, Landmark software, Landscape Architecture Podcast, The Ohio State University, Michael Todoran

Tech Roundup: June 2017

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 6/28/17 8:31 AM
This summer, take a break from the pool and dive into the next five videos of our Remarkable Renderworks tutorial series, created to further develop your design and rendering skills. In these installments, architect and rendering expert Daniel Jansenson of daniel jansenson architect covers textures and how to create sunlight in Renderworks, the fully-integrated feature set in Vectorworks 2017 software. If you missed the first 15 episodes, you can catch up on the videos here. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Hidden Line Rendering, Remarkable Renderworks, rendering, Renderworks, Tech Roundup, textures, Vectorworks, 3D Objects, Daniel Jansenson, Daniel Jansenson Architect, Heliodon tool, Landscape, Vectorworks 2017 software, line renderings, surface hatch

Vectorworks’ Brian Nicholson Among First SITES Accredited Group

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 6/21/17 9:22 AM
A huge congrats are in order to our Senior Landscape Product Specialist Brian Nicholson for passing the Sustainable SITES Initiative accredited professional exam. Nicholson is among the first group of SITES Accredited Professionals (APs) to pass the exam and receive the resulting designation. Read More

Topics: GRP, Sustainable Sites Initiative, ASLA, Landscape, LEED, SITES, Brian Nicholson, Green Business Certification Inc., Green Roof Professional, Landmark software, SITES Accredited Professionals, SITES AP, ASLA Annual Meeting, ASLA Colorado

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