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Tech Roundup: May 2017, Marionette Edition

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 5/30/17 9:40 AM
This May, “M” is for Marionette, our integrated graphical scripting tool, as we’ve just launched the Marionette Resources section on our Community Board, where you can easily upload, describe, reuse, and share inspiring algorithmic designs with the world. Read More

Topics: Andreas Thierer, Architecture, Vectorworks Community Board, Alan Woodwell, ComputerWorks, Marionette, Marionette Resources section

Parnelli Award-Winner Michael Keller Talks “The End” Tour with Black Sabbath

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 4/18/17 8:56 AM
We recently caught up with Michael Keller, designer at AMO Lighting LLC, about winning a 2016 Parnelli Award in the Lighting Director of the Year category for his work with Black Sabbath, as well as why Vectorworks Spotlight is the software of choice for those with a passion for lighting and a love of music. Read More

Topics: Aerosmith, AMO Lighting LLC, Bill Graham, Black Sabbath, Entertainment, Eric Marchwinski, grandMA2, John Mayer, Michael Keller, Patrick Woodroffe, San Joaquin Delta College, Santana, Terry Cook, The End Tour, Tina Turner, Vectorworks Spotlight, Billy Idol, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship, Lightwright, Parnelli Award, The J. Geils Band, Woodroofe-Bassett Design

The Four Phases of Interior Architecture with Munther Design

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 1/23/17 9:10 AM
Some designers don’t think of interior design as an architecturally intensive field, but Lena Munther begs to differ. As the owner of Munther Design, she’s a practicing interior architect who enjoys challenging the status quo of what her profession means to others. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Chelsea School of Art and Design, Lena Munther, McCann-Erickson, Munther Design, Ranazul Tapas & Wine Bistro, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Chesapeake Veterinary Referral Center, CVRC, FX Studios Salon & Spa, Integrative Medicine at Crossroads, interior design, Levi Strauss, Life FX, Norwegian Military Services, Veterinary Orthopedic Sports Medicine Group

Danilo Maffei on Making the Most of Landscape Spaces

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 7/25/16 12:26 PM
Many homeowners lack the outside perspective needed to visualize the full potential of their outdoor spaces, which is where Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) President-elect Danilo Maffei, APLD, PCH, of maffei landscape design, LLC and his 26 years of expertise come in handy. In his day-to-day work, Maffei provides creative direction and design solutions for private, residential, public, and commercial properties, focusing on blending existing and new materials to make the most of any available space. In the Builder and Developer magazine article, “How to Capitalize On Underutilized Landscape Space,” Maffei illustrates that he practices what he preaches through his own project experiences. Read More

Topics: Dr. Oz, Landscape Design, Mehmet Oz, APLD, Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Builder and Developer Magazine, Danilo Maffei, How to Capitalize on Underutilized Landscape Space, Landmark, Landscape, maffei landscape design, Vectorworks Landmark

6 Articles to Add to Your Summer Reading List

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 7/6/16 10:50 AM
If you have a free moment to lounge around in the sun this summer (or conversely, if you’re on the other side of the world and are about to bundle up for a wintry night in), then we have a few articles to add to your reading list. From in-depth discussions and compelling reviews to awards and video interviews, we’ve collected some of the latest and greatest articles covering all things Vectorworks software to help you stay in the know. Read More

Topics: AIA 'Best of Show' award, Architecture, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Entertainment, Planet Vectorworks, rave Publications, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit, Architosh, BIM, CAD User, Design Summit, InfoComm, John Helm, Land8, Landscape

Globe-Trotting Vectorworks Soaks up the Limelight at Design Summit, AIA, and Rock in Rio

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 6/3/16 11:22 AM
We are thrilled to see the Vectorworks name popping up more and more in the media these days. Between the 2016 Design Summit, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention 2016, and the Rock in Rio Festival, we’ve been busy connecting with our users and making headlines. Read More

Topics: 5+1AA architectures, and Architectural Record, Architecture, Building & Design + Construction magazine, DesignIntelligence, Entertainment, event, Medical Construction & Design, Metal Architecture Construction News, Metropolis, Production Resource Group, rock in rio, Simonetta Cenci, Spotlight, Studio Gray, The Office of James Burnett (OBJ), Vision, AECCafe, Archispeak, Architect magazine, Architizer, Architosh, BIM, Builtr Labs, company news, Design Summit, engineering.com, ESP Vision, John Helm, Kyle Fiddelke, Land8, Landmark, Live Design, partnership, Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal, the American Architects (AIA) Convention 2016, The Construction Specifier, trade shows

Dr. Biplab Sarkar Named Vectorworks CEO

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 4/11/16 9:13 AM
There's never a dull moment here at Vectorworks. Dr. Biplab Sarkar, a Vectorworks employee for more than 16 years who has driven the development of our software as chief technology officer (CTO) for eight of those years, has been appointed to chief executive officer (CEO). In other company promotion news, Darick DeHart is now vice president of product management and Steve Johnson is now vice president of product development. The three executives will work closely together in their new roles to pursue future technology advancements for the Vectorworks software lines. Read More

Topics: Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Planet Vectorworks, Sean Flaherty, Steve Johnson, company news, Darick DeHart, Parasolid® modeling kernel

Vectorworks Employee Named Chair of buildingSMART International's Implementation Support Group

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 3/8/16 1:57 PM
Created to support the various implementation and certification activities for buildingSMART standards, buildingSMART International's Implementation Support Group (ISG) works to improve and promote the use of Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) and the BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) for the exchange and sharing of Building Information Model (BIM) data among different software products. To offer context to the alphabet soup, IFC is intended to describe building and construction industry data and BCF is an open file XML format that supports workflow communication in BIM processes. And now, our very own Jeffrey W. Ouellette, Assoc. AIA, IES, senior product specialist – architecture industry, has been appointed to Chair the group following several years of dedicated service. Read More

Topics: Building Information Modeling, buildingSMART International, Jeffrey W. Ouellette, AEC Industry, BIM, BIM Collaboration Format (BCF), buildingSMART International's Implementation Suppo, buildingSMART standards, IFC, IFC-Compatible Implementations Database, implementation of BIM interoperability using IFC, Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), Jeff Ouellette, XML Format

Extra! Extra! Read all about Vectorworks in the Media

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 3/1/16 12:56 PM
We may be just two months into the year, but Vectorworks has been no stranger to the media as a company, brand, or software. We started 2016 off on a high note in January with some terrific hits: Read More

Topics: Behind the Scenes Happy Hour, Entertainment, Eric Gilbey, Gmail, LDI, Steve Johnson, AECCafe, BIM, Cloud, Construction Computing magazine, Landmark, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Lighting & Sound America magazine, Nemetschek Group, Topos, vectorworks 2015

Lighting It Up with Our PRG Partnership

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 2/23/16 9:58 AM
Global solutions provider Production Resource Group (PRG) stages events around the world, from music tours and corporate events to theme parks and retail stores. And now, thanks to our recent partnership with them, the company that’s on-site to help entertainment professionals execute on their designs is on-hand in your software, too. That’s right, we’re actively developing and implementing new tools and object libraries for PRG in Vectorworks Spotlight software. Read More

Topics: Biplab Sarkar, Entertainment, PRG, Production Resource Group, Prolyte Truss, Spotlight, Vectorworks Service Select, Götz Bauer, partnership, Vari-Lite, Vectorworks 2016

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