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Your Favorites: Top 9 Posts from 2019

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 12/23/19 3:59 PM   |  3 min read time

As the year comes to a close, we’re looking back on our top stories of 2019. From GDTF to IFC4 to landscape BIM, here’s a roundup of your favorite Planet Vectorworks blog posts.

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Topics: Architecture, AV Industry, buildingSMART International, Eric Gilbey, Landscape Design, rendering, Southampton Solent University, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, Big BIM, BIM, connectCAD, entertainment design, interior design, Landscape Architecture, McGregor Coxall, Vectorworks Landmark, GDTF, Lumion LiveSync, Michael Brightman, Prolight + Sound, Brightman Designs, BIM for Landscape, IFC4, Skakki Studio, Lydia Southwell

Architecture Day in Brazil: Celebrating the Niemeyer Family

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 12/17/19 2:54 PM   |  2 min read time

While most countries hold World Architecture Day on the first Monday in October, Brazil celebrates on December 15. Why? Because it’s the birthday of renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

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Topics: Architecture, World Architecture Day, Santuário Papa João Paulo II, Caique Niemeyer Arquitetura & Design, Oscar Niemeyer, Caique Niemeyer

Architecture Around the World: Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 12/3/19 4:12 PM   |  3 min read time

Latin America is home to countless architectural wonders, some thousands of years old and some paving the way for the future. Our new distribution partners at Aufiero Informática are bringing Vectorworks to Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina, supporting Latin American designers as they create beautiful and meaningful projects across the globe.

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Topics: Vectorworks 2020, Vectorworks Versión en Español, Aufiero Informática

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

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