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Spellbound: Our Favorite Lighting Designs for Halloween

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 10/31/19 3:31 PM   |  1 min read time

Trick or treat! Unmask the processes used to design these spooky entertainment projects.

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Case Study, entertainment design, Halloween, lighting design, Macbeth, Royal Swedish Opera, Dracula, projection design, Radiance Lightworks

Marionette Monday: Save Time on Stories, Levels, and Layers

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 10/28/19 5:26 PM   |  1 min read time

Imagine designing a 50-floor skyscraper. You’d need to replicate the height for all 50 stories — a daunting task that is sure to take hundreds of clicks.

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Topics: Marionette Monday, Marionette, Vectorworks Forum, algorithmic modeling

Top 4 Reasons to Register Early for Design Summit

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 10/24/19 12:13 PM   |  2 min read time

Considering attending the 2020 Vectorworks Design Summit? Here are the top four reasons why you should take advantage of our early bird registration:

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Topics: Training, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vectorworks Design Summit, Vectorworks Landmark, video, Antoine Predock, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Basecamp Training

How Does He Do It? Insight from an Entertainment Designer

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 10/9/19 12:24 PM   |  10 min read time

 

“I’ve pointed lights at a lot of interesting things in my life.”

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Topics: MiniCAD, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, entertainment design, lighting design, Brendan Gray, projection design, TIME 100 Gala, Candy Crush, Gray Matter Visual, Elton John, Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Now streaming: Netflix Shows to Spark Creativity

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 9/25/19 11:16 AM   |  2 min read time

Looking for an inspiring fall TV lineup? Add these Vectorworks staff picks to your Netflix watch list.

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Topics: design, inspiration, Netflix, The Creative Brain, Chef's Table, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Abstract: The Art of Design

Meet Vectorworks 2020: Clearly Insightful. Simply Powerful.

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 9/10/19 10:01 AM   |  3 min read time

The wait is over. Vectorworks 2020 is officially here — bringing powerful new features to support every step of your design process.

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Topics: geographic information system, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Vectorworks Landmark, VGM, Braceworks, List Browser Direct Editing, Vectorworks 2020, Live Data Visualization, Data Manager, history-based modeling, IFC referencing, section viewports, DMX patching, path-based walkthrough animations, truss improvements, NDI stream, hinge plates

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

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

Meeting BIM Level 2 Requirements in Landscape Architecture

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 7/31/19 10:46 AM   |  1 min read time

If Ares Landscape Architects Ltd wanted to continue working on public projects, they needed to find a design program that uses a 3D BIM workflow. Vectorworks Landmark provided the solution.

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Topics: BIM, Case Study, IFC, Landscape Architecture, Vectorworks Landmark, BIM Level 2, Ares Landscape Architects, user success story, 2D to 3D, BIM for Landscape Architecture, Nottingham City Hub, Sam Bailey

Global Collaborators Design Legendary Nightclub in 5 Months

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 7/25/19 2:22 PM   |  2 min read time

Nightclubs are more than just places to party. They are live entertainment venues, stomping grounds of famous DJs, centers for celebration. So how do you design a top club from across the globe?

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, entertainment design, Collaboration, user success story, Live Legends, One Third, OT-Kun, Daan Oomen, Serge Patist, Kunming, China, nightclub design, Design Collaboration Software

Landscaping as a Form of Service

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 7/17/19 3:23 PM   |  1 min read time

To honor our nation’s veterans, hundreds of volunteers gathered at the Arlington National Cemetery to beautify the sacred grounds at Renewal & Remembrance, the landscape industry’s largest day of service.

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Topics: NALP, National Association of Landscape Professionals, Renewal & Remembrance, Veterans, Arlington National Cemetery, community service, Colonel Andrea M. Stahl, USA, Retired, Ken Taylor, John Deere

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