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Marvel Movies & More with One Lighting Programmer

Posted by Hannah Force on 5/23/17 11:31 AM
For Scott Barnes, lighting console programmer and owner of i-light design, the movie “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” is more than a beloved classic from the 80s — it was the catalyst that led to an illustrious career designing 2D plots and 3D models of movie sets. “After I saw ‘ET’ at 10 years old, I realized how fascinated I was with motion pictures,” said Barnes. “I started following filmmakers, got an 8-millimeter movie camera, and began experimenting with filmmaking. Lighting logically followed, and I got my first job offer as a tech guy for a movie with George C. Scott before graduating high school.” Read More

Topics: 2D Plots, 3D Modeling Maya, 3D models, 8-Millimeter Movie Camera, beta tester, Captain America: Civil War, DWG drawings, Entertainment, Filmmaking, Gaffers, Hog Console, Inception, Lighting Plots, Motion Pictures, previsualization, Production process, Scott Barnes, Set Designers, Star Trek into Darkness, Subdivision Surfaces, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Wisywig, Ant-Man, Cameramen, Construction Crews, Data Visualization in Viewports, Dreamgirls, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, entertainment design, ESP Vision, George C. Scott, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I-Light Design, Iron Man, Lighting Console Programmer, Marvel Movies, Movie Sets, PDF drawings, Previs, previz, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, Vectorworks 2017

A Vectorworks 2018 Teaser: New Braceworks Temporary Structure Analysis Add-On

Posted by Hannah Force on 4/4/17 9:55 AM
While it might feel like we just launched Vectorworks 2017, we’ve been hard at work preparing for the release of our Vectorworks 2018 product line. As a part of these efforts, we’re pulling back the curtain on one development to come in our next release later this year: Braceworks. Read More

Topics: E1.6, Entertainment, Germany, Moritz Staffel, point and distributed load types, rigging, straight and curved members, Structural Engineers, Temporary Truss Structures, Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Vectorworks Spotlight, 3D Design Environment, 3D Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Braceworks Temporary Structure Analysis Add-On, ComputerWorks, DTSV, Engineering codes and standards, Eurocodes, Frankfurt, managing director of DeerSoft GmbH, production professionals, Prolight + Sound 2017, static analysis, temporary structures performance analysis, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks 2018

Building Our Team to Better Serve Designers

Posted by Hannah Force on 2/2/17 10:08 AM
At the crux of our philosophy, we’ve always been committed to developing the best design and BIM software that’s in tune with the needs of designers. To do so, we’ve leveraged input and implemented product feedback from practicing architects, landscape designers, landscape architects, and lighting designers, among other design professionals. Another vital part of these efforts involves the help of our internal industry experts on our product marketing team, so we’re excited to announce that there are three new additions to this ever growing group: Luc Lefebvre, senior architect product specialist, Jim Woodward, senior entertainment product specialist and Brian Nicholson, senior landscape product specialist. After all, there’s no such thing as having too many industry experts. Read More

Topics: 3D visualization, accredited green roof professional, Adapting New Technologies to your Production Desig, Aerosmith, Architecture, BIM consultant, Entertainment, exhibit design, Exhibit Logic, GRP, horticulture, International Broadcasting Convention, Jeremy Powell, Jim Woodward, Landscape Designers, LEED accredited professional, LEED AP, lighting designers, NAB Show, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Research Supp, NREL Campus, OAQ, PLA, rendering, Revit, RNL, Shirley Woodward, Sketchup, studioINSITE, SUNY Morrisville Mohawk Hall, sustainable design, Sustainable SITES gold-certification, Sympony Hall in Boston, Ted 2, The Adobe suite, The Why and How of BIM Implementation, urban design, 2D to 3D BIM workflow, 3D Modeling, Architects, ASLA, ASLA Colorado chapter president, AutoCAD, BIM, Boston University, building information modeling processes, Colorado State University, Comdex Convention, concert design, DMDS7UDIOS, IBC, Jim Rood, King + King Architects, Landscape, landscape architects, Landscape Architecture, Le Moyne College Master Plan, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Platinum Certification, Madden School of Business, Montreal University, Neil Diamond, The Proposal, University of Colorado Denver, UNY Cortland DeGroat Hall, Wenk Associates, Yes

Save the Date for the 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit

Posted by Hannah Force on 12/16/16 10:54 AM
As 2016 is winding down, we’re looking forward to a bright and exciting 2017 and our third annual Vectorworks Design Summit. Taking place from September 18 to 20, 2017, we’re inviting designers from every corner of the world to our home turf – Baltimore, Maryland for a conference all about hands-on, industry-focused training that will help you grow your skills, your business, and your network of connections. It also promises an in-depth look at Vectorworks 2018 software, which is slated to be released in fall of 2017. Read More

Topics: Maryland, Planet Vectorworks, Baltimore, Software Training, Vectorworks Design Summit, Vectorworks Training, #VectorworksDesignSummit

Great Design for a Good Cause with One Student's Master Project

Posted by Hannah Force on 11/4/16 11:51 AM
When it comes time for students to start their master project, it can seem like an ominous, looming task, and making up your mind on what to focus on can be difficult, too. But for Raphael Leonida, a recent DeMontfort University graduate, he knew exactly what he wanted to design for his master project: an occupational therapy center. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Education, For the Love of Design, master project, rendering, Academic Newsletter, DeMontfort University, interior design, occupational therapy, #VectorworksFeatureMe

The New Vectorworks Community Board is Here

Posted by Hannah Force on 9/8/16 9:20 AM
Since its inception in 1999, the Vectorworks Community Board has acted as a hub for designers to exchange ideas and advice, engage in industry discussions, and troubleshoot issues with our internal team, all while enabling designers to play a role in our software development by submitting their feedback through our Feature and Content Requests Wishlist forum. Continuing with our dedication to valuing and responding to your feedback, we’ve completely reengineered our Community Board to create a better user experience. Read More

Topics: Planet Vectorworks, Tech Support Twitter, User Experience Manager Jim Wilson, Vectorworks Community Board, @VectorworksHelp, Feature and Content Requests Wishlist Forum, Troubleshoot Issues

Vectorworks Pays Tribute to Veterans at 20th Annual Renewal and Remembrance Service Event

Posted by Hannah Force on 7/15/16 11:07 AM
With more than 624 acres of rolling green hills, 8,000 trees, and hundreds of gardens, the Arlington National Cemetery’s serene surroundings pay tribute to the 14,000-plus veterans and their family members who rest there. The Virginia site also provides a sense of peace and comfort to those who come to mourn their lost loved ones. As a result, the maintenance of these grounds is an important undertaking, which is why the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) hosts the annual Renewal and Remembrance service event and why we have graciously participated for the past seven years. Read More

Topics: Aboriculture Industry, aeration, Chairman of Renewal and Remembrance, Eric Gilbey, Got Your 6 Executive Director Bill Rausch, Irrigation, irrigation installation and repairs, John Eggleston, Landscape Design, Landscape Installation, Landscape Management, NALP, National Association of Landscape Professionals, PLA, Planet Vectorworks, Renewal and Remembrance, Renewal and Remembrance NALP Committee, Site Maintenance, Spanish-American War Monumnet, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Veterans, Acting Superintendent of the Arlington National Ce, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington National Cemetery Chaplain Joe Mason, Landscape, landscape and hardscape projects, Lawn Care, NALP President Brett Lemcke, Perennials, phosphorous application, tree cabling and lightning protection, Vectorworks’ product marketing manager – landscape, Weed Man USA’s Phil Fogarty, Wreath-laying ceremony

The Business Benefits of Getting Social: Vectorworks Design Summit Edition

Posted by Hannah Force on 6/30/16 10:16 AM
We love talking to our users — whether it’s over social media, on the community board, during a firm visit, or even during a 1-on-1 software demo. It helps us to discover what drives our users’ passion for design, how we can better help them succeed, and what they love most about our software. That’s why we decided to reward three lucky designers with a complimentary trip to attend the 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit in Chicago for simply engaging with us on social media. Read More

Topics: Amanda Warren, and Other Cool Stuff, Art Institute of Chicago, CEO Bonggill “Alvin” Chu, Erfurt University of Applied Sciences, Free Vectorworks Design Summit Trip, Jonas Witte, Mitchell Elliott, Nacogdoches, Planet Vectorworks, Product Marketing Manager – Entertainment Frank Br, Rendering for Success, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas, Tricks, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit, Alberta, Architekturbüro Ebersberger, Assistant Manager Maxim Hahm, Canada, Customer Appreciation Party, Energos, Energy Efficiency, Giveaway, Live-Lab Lighting and Visual Expression Laboratory, Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, Passive House standards, Rendering Tips, Vectorworks Design Summit, #VectorworksFeatureMe

Vectorworks Users Make Shortlist for RIBA's Inaugural International Prize for Architecture

Posted by Hannah Force on 5/16/16 11:57 AM
In its inaugural year, the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) International Prize for Architecture recognizes the most significant building of the year that demonstrates visionary, innovative thinking and excellence of execution, while making a distinct contribution to its users and to its physical context. Unlike any previous RIBA award for architecture, the RIBA International Prize is open to any qualified architect in the world. Read More

Topics: AAAP, Architecture, Billie Tsien, International WWI Memorial, Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Philip Gumuchdjian, RIBA, RIBA awards committee, RIBA International Prize, RIBA Shortlisted Buildings, Richard Rogers, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Royal Institute of British Architects, Studio Andreas Heller Architects & Designers, The Ring of Remembrance, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners, awards, Culture House Rozet, dRMM Architects, European Hansemuseum, gence d’architecture Philippe Prost, Gumuchdjian Architects, Invisible House, Kunlé Adeyemi, NLÉ, Peter Stutchbury Architecture, University of Pennsylvania’s School of Fine Arts

Pedestrian Simulation Software SimTread 2.4 Update Hits the Ground

Posted by Hannah Force on 5/12/16 9:53 AM
The acts of directing people through a museum, expediting fans’ exit from a football stadium, and simulating the evacuation of entire cities for natural disasters all share one common thread: they benefit from SimTread pedestrian simulation software. Developed by the Japanese Vectorworks distributor A&A Co., Ltd in partnership with Waseda University and Takenaka Corporation, this Vectorworks software plug-in tackles an array of crowd control needs such as analyzing pedestrian traffic flow, evaluating evacuation times, and verifying a design’s circulation patterns. With version 2.4 released today, anyone responsible for disaster preparedness, public safety, facilities management, or event, municipal, or campus planning will be better poised to handle circulation studies and flow analysis. Read More

Topics: A&A Co. Ltd., AIA Convention, #AIACon16, Architecture, campus planning, disaster preparedness, Dr. Takeshi Kimura, event planning, Jeremy Powell, municipal planning, Plot Travel Time command, public safety, SimTread 2.4, Takenaka Corporation, Waseda University, Create Measurement Result command, Evacuation of entire cities, facilities management, partnership, Pedestrian simulation software

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