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It’s Time to Get Up to Speed on GDTF

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 3/28/19 10:36 AM

The General Device Type Format (GDTF) made quite the impression when it was first announced at last year’s Prolight + Sound, and the entertainment industry’s open file format continues to evolve with its latest development: GDTF 1.0.   

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, MA Lighting, Vectorworks Vision, GDTF, Robe lighting, vectorworks 2019, grandMA3, MVR, Fixture Builder, My Virtual Rig, General Device Type Format (GDTF), Vectorworks 2019 Service Pack 3, Vision 2019, Prolight + Sound, GDTF 1.0

4 Power Couples Share Lessons in Love — and Design 💕

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 2/13/19 12:07 PM

This Valentine’s Day, we caught up with a handful of our users who work alongside their significant others. With stories sweeter than candy, we wanted to get you into the holiday spirit by showing how their partnerships translated to career success. You’ll also discover some secrets and tips to balancing a successful modern day working/personal relationship.

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Topics: California Polytechnic State University, Chad Hamilton, Valentine's Day, Hamilton + Aitken Architects, Google Drive, Garth Woodruff, Lani Woodruff, RootBound, Andrews University, Vectorworks Landmark design software, FDR Memorial, University of Washington, Sabrena Schweyer, Perennial Plant Association, Susan Aitken, Land2c Landscape Architecture, Tim King, Kat King, Salsbury-Schweyer, Inc., Samuel Schweyer, Disney, Beatles

Announcing AR for Android: ARCore Technology is Here

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 2/4/19 1:05 PM

Our Vectorworks Nomad mobile app now offers ARCore support on Android devices, thanks to Google’s ARCore technology. As of today, you can build new AR experiences that seamlessly blend the digital and physical worlds, enhancing how you can approach planning and presentation. 

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Topics: Android, Augmented Reality, Vectorworks Service Select, Vectorworks Cloud Services, Vectorworks Nomad, ARCore, Google, ARKit, Augmented Reality (AR), Alex Nicol

What’s New with GDTF and MVR?

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 1/15/19 10:15 AM

It’s been a few weeks since we last shared updates for the entertainment industry’s open-standard format, General Device Type Format (GDTF), so here’s what’s been cooking. 

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Topics: grandMA2, Vectorworks Design Summit, General Device Type Format, René Berhorst, Theresa Hull, MA Lighting International

Land8 Award Endorses Vectorworks as Social Media Savvy

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 1/14/19 3:46 PM


There’s nothing like kicking off a new year by celebrating great landscape architecture content! This month, with the inaugural Land8 Social Media Awards for Landscape Architecture, we’re happy to announce one of our first wins of 2019. Hosted by Land8: Landscape Architects Network, the awards named us as a Top 10 Social Media Account for Allied Organizations.

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Topics: awards, Land8, social media, social media award, Landscape Architects Network, Matt Alcide

Get Fired Up: LIT Design Awards Close Jan. 31

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 1/9/19 7:43 AM

When we say designs are LIT – we mean the LIT Design Awards. This year, Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar will participate as a Board Member of the award’s jury.  

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Topics: Dr. Biplab Sarkar, LIT, Farmani Group, Hossein Farmani, LIT Design Awards competition

In the News: Vectorworks Design Summit

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 12/10/18 12:28 PM

Whether you attended the 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit and want to relive it in all its glory, or you couldn’t make it and want the inside scoop, here are some highlights from the media who reported on our favorite event of the year.

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Topics: Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Vision, world-architects, Architosh, Land8, Live Design, Vectorworks Landmark, Virtual Reality, 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, General Device Type Format, Antoine Predock, Antoine Predock Architect, James Simpson, Royal Opera House, Paul Fehlau, My Virtual Rig

GDTF Steals the Show at LDI

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 10/30/18 11:03 AM

Imagine a world where lighting fixtures just worked, the first time, every time. During Live Design International (LDI) 2018, we revealed how this can happen. 

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Topics: Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Jeremy Powell, Live Design International, MA Lighting, Josef Valchar, Gerhard Krude, General Device Type Format, Robe lighting, Prolight + Sound 2018, René Berhorst, grandMA3, MVR, Fixture Builder

It’s Hammer Time: Vectorworks Earns 10 Award Nods

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 10/10/18 11:33 AM

“The Hammers” have dropped, and we’ve received 10 nominations for this year’s Construction Computing Awards. Our company and Vectorworks Architect were nominated for three awards, while the Nomad app also received recognition. Jonathan Reeves, director of Jonathan Reeves Architects, scored three nominations for his projects and work as a Vectorworks trainer.

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Topics: Jonathan Reeves, Tamsin Slatter, The Hammers, Vectorworks Architect, Construction Computing Awards, David Chadwick, Nomad app, Jonathan Reeves Architects

The Dynamic Software Duo Behind Flying Theaters

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 6/1/18 9:47 AM

connectCAD sat down for an interview with Hannes Reisinger, AV systems engineer for Kraftwerk Living Technologies. Headquartered in Wels, Austria, Kraftwerk Living Technologies is one of the leading companies in the field of professional audio-visual system integration. The company uses Vectorworks with connectCAD to design its audiovisual projects, and Hannes shared why he has chosen this combination of software. Here are his remarks.

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Topics: connectCAD, Kraftwerk Living Technologies, Voletarium Flying Theater, InfoComm 2018, Hannes Reisinger

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