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Learn the Latest at Vectorworks Annual Design Day

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 9/28/18 11:15 AM
If you need an excuse to visit London, our UK office is holding its Vectorworks Annual Design day on October 2 at the Cavendish Conference Centre. Read More

Topics: Vectorworks UK, Annual Design Day, Cavendish Conference Centre, Starbucks, Ares Landscape Architects, Assael Architecture, BIM Level 2 Compliance

A Look at How to Light the Darkest Season

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 9/21/18 11:44 AM
Sun Effects is a design and production company located in Helsinki, Finland that has been in operation for 20 years, mainly working on projects in Europe and Asia. With a specialization in light art and designing scenography for other forms of living art, the firm’s range of expertise includes architectural light art, light art festivals, living art festivals, large scale events, projection mapping, theater, touring, outdoor lighting, exhibitions, museum and installation works, and corporate shows. One project in particular has grown to become a standing partner and an annual Vectorworks design tradition for Sun Effects — an event called Slush. Read More

Topics: Sun Effects, Helsinki, Finland, Slush, Miika Riikonen, entrepreneurship, record format, Project Sharing

Vectorworks 2019 Webinars: What You Need to Know

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 9/14/18 1:34 PM
Excited about Vectorworks 2019 and want to learn more? Join us for a free, “What’s New” webinar and discover the latest improvements and new features. We’re offering different webinars for the architecture, landscape, and entertainment design industries. Read the presentation descriptions below and register today. Read More

Topics: #Vectorworks2019, What's New Webinars, AEC Industry, Landscape industry, Entertainment industry, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Landmark, Vectorworks Spotlight, BIM workflow, landscape modeling, previsualization, rigging design, Vision, Braceworks, webinars

What You Need to Make it in the Entertainment Industry

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 7/31/18 9:59 AM
According to Robert Sondergaard, lighting and production designer at Electric Aura Projects, Inc., his 25 years working in entertainment is the result of luck. But once you understand the hard work he has put into networking, gaining hands-on experience in the field, and maximizing his workflow with Vectorworks Spotlight, you can easily see that his accolades were both earned and well-deserved. Read More

Topics: Electric Aura, Vectorworks Spotlight, Associated Designers of Canada, Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, Canada Winter Games, Royal Swedish Ballet, Grey Cup Halftime Show, Blended screen tool

Renewal and Remembrance: A Day of Growth and Gratitude

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 7/20/18 1:01 PM
On Monday, July 16, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) brought together hundreds of volunteers for the largest service event in the landscape industry: Renewal and Remembrance. For over 20 years, NALP’s annual Renewal and Remembrance event honors America’s veterans and provides an opportunity for landscape industry leaders to assist in the beautification of the most sacred grounds in the US. Read More

Topics: NALP, Renewal & Remembrance, Arlington National Cemetery, Jeff Buhler, Colonel Jerry Farnsworth, Tom Shotzbarger, Tyler French, Eric Gilbey, John Eggleston, Landscaping, Volunteer work, Service event, Veterans, Priscilla Quackenbush

Student Spotlight: How to Push Boundaries When You See a Need

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 7/3/18 8:41 AM
If you had told Christian A. Kurka five years ago that he would be working toward planning and designing more accessible theater spaces with the help of Vectorworks Spotlight, he probably wouldn’t have believed you. But once he was introduced to the production side of theater, he did not waste any time. Read More

Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, accessible theater, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, Southeastern Theatre Conference, SETC, Boy Gets Girl, ADA compliance, 800 Days, Reshape tool, Projection commands, Skateboard Park tutorial

Introducing A Colossal Case Study on Our New and Improved Website

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/15/18 11:08 AM
Here’s a special treat to add to your #FeelGoodFriday vibes: a new customer success story on our redesigned website! Learn more about how event production firm PRP used Vectorworks for the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto by checking out our new customer showcase page. We hope you’ll stay for a while and explore everything new across the website . Read More

Topics: PRP, Case Study, customer success story, #FeelGoodFriday, website redesign, Invictus Games, Toronto, Canada, Vectorworks Spotlight

Celebrating Design: The 2018 Tony Awards

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/14/18 10:28 AM
When it comes to Broadway theater, audiences often mention the same components as indicators of a show’s success: the acting, the singing, the choreography. But there is so much more to a spectacular Broadway production than meets the eye — elements brought to life by the creativity and hard work of designers working diligently behind the scenes. Read More

Topics: tony awards, The Broadway League, The American Theatre Wing, 2018 Tony Awards, Tony Award winners, Tony Award nomination, Dear Evan Hansen, Amanda Stephens, lighting design, scenic design

Marionette Monday: Landmark Users Can Actually Get What They Wish For

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/4/18 10:40 AM
Futurity is a landscape architecture firm based out of Chicago, Illinois that designs creative landscapes for residential, corporate, and civic clients. Many of Futurity’s projects involve working with very large sites; this process typically includes a survey plan that contains a great amount of data. Anna Arbetter, licensed landscape architect at Futurity, shared how the firm contends with these challenges to their already complex workflow and how she recently found success using Vectorworks' built-in algorithmic modeling tool, Marionette, to streamline the design process. Read More

Topics: #MarionetteMonday, Marionette Monday, Marionette, Landmark software, Vectorworks user, Vectorworks success story, Futurity, Anna Arbetter, algorithmic modeling

How to Make a Colossal Comeback at Competitions: Student Edition

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 5/1/18 10:58 AM
Every year Vectorworks sponsors the 3D Exterior Landscape Design event at the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC). NCLC is a three-day event where hundreds of students gather to exhibit their skills in landscape and horticulture. Read More

Topics: National Association of Landscape Professionals, NALP, National Collegiate Landscape Competition, NCLC, Eric Gilbey, Tyler Gilson, Michigan State University, Vectorworks Landmark, Getting Started Guides, horticulture, Canopy Landscapes, Tony Kostreski, Marcus Duck

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