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BIM Busters: It's Time to Expose 5 Mandate Myths

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 4/5/18 11:24 AM
If the new BIM mandates are causing concern for you or your firm, never fear! Today we are going to bust five myths related to BIM Level 2 — by showing you how Vectorworks power user bpr architects successfully completed a project working entirely in 3D. Read More

Topics: bpr architects, BIM Level 2, Paul Beaty-Pownall, The Ritterman Building, Middlesex University, import/export, IFC, Tekla, higher education, Case Study

Marionette Monday: 5 Reasons to Adopt Algorithmic Modeling

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 3/26/18 11:34 AM
Still not fully convinced that Marionette, the algorithmic modeling tool for Vectorworks, is for you or your firm? Look no further. Here are five reasons you should try Marionette — complete with a real-world example to demonstrate one of our most powerful product features. Read More

Topics: #MarionetteMonday, Marionette Monday, Marionette, Principle Architecture, Python, Case Study

Here are the Reasons AV Matters Switched to Vectorworks

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 3/14/18 9:55 AM
Alex Rose understands the value of saving time in the entertainment industry. As a project manager at AV Matters in Orlando, Florida, he oversees the production and technical details of a wide range of events, including corporate conferences, galas, and social and charity events. Although the process of producing an event from start to finish can be stressful due to tight deadlines, it’s become much easier for Rose, as the firm recently made the switch from AutoCAD to Vectorworks Spotlight to help with the design and execution of each event. Read More

Topics: AV Matters, AutoCAD, Vectorworks Spotlight, Renderworks, 3d renderings, Zumba Instructor Convention, Soft Goods tool, content libraries, Maverick MK2 lights, Make the Move

A Promising Look at the Future of Vibrant Visualizations

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 3/12/18 10:03 AM
Noah Record is no stranger to designing stages for high school productions. After all, his interest in theater design stems from his own experiences in high school. But after working with the Illinois High School Theatre Festival for the past five years, he realized that his students wanted to be treated as professionals and pushed to learn as much as they could. So, he decided to raise the stakes — by integrating Vectorworks Spotlight and Vision educational licenses into the program’s production of the musical Big Fish. Read More

Topics: Illinois High School Theatre Festival, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vectorworks Vision, Free educational license, Big Fish, renderings, students, light plots, Mirror Tool, auto numbering

Marionette Monday: New Symbols That Will Fold and Lift

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 2/26/18 11:35 AM
To help you get through your case of the Mondays, here are some new Marionette objects specifically created in response to user comments on the Vectorworks Forum. Read More

Topics: Marionette, Marionette Monday, Vectorworks Forum, NanaWall, scissor lift, JLG Condor lift, articulating boom lift, Vectorworks Spotlight, Scott Barnes, I-Light Design

How to Make Pretzels Out of Steep Learning Curves

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 2/13/18 10:51 AM
Becoming a bridge designer was not in Jim Rounsevell’s original plan when he came to the University of Virginia to study architecture. But that changed when he joined a community-driven effort and competition to revitalize a historic precinct in Charlottesville. Read More

Topics: bridge design, 3D modeling tools, Jim Rounsevell, International Footbridge Competition, Berlin, Camera Match, Renderworks Camera

No More 'Grey' Skies for this Successful Scholarship Award Winner

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 1/12/18 10:34 AM
When you review Morgan Lindsey Price’s résumé, you immediately notice her extensive scenic design experience in theater and fast-growing art direction experience in TV and film, including the new Grey’s Anatomy spinoff. A detail you may not notice, however, is that Price was once a theater and economics double major pursuing acting — until she discovered Vectorworks software. Read More

Get the Message: New 2018 Feature Shares What You Need to Know

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 1/10/18 10:20 AM
Need a way to stay on top of what’s new with Vectorworks without disrupting your workflow? Our new Message Center in Vectorworks 2018 can help. Read More

Topics: Message Center, Vectorworks 2018, alerts, Stephen Schrader, Holcombe Norton Partners, Cory Pattak, Ion Webster, Pults & Associates LLP

Detmold Students Show How to Make the Most of Nodes with Marionette

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 1/4/18 10:06 AM
In the 2017 summer semester, students of the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture developed an exciting project involving sunscreen possibilities for a building façade. The result is five designs created with Marionette, the algorithmic modeling tool natively available in Vectorworks. Read More

Topics: Marionette, Project Sharing, Constant Nieuwenhuys, Networked Design, Markus Graf, Hans Sachs, Pascal Volz, Marius Hagen, Shared Towers, ComputerWorks, Detmold, Nico Günnewich, Kea Stockbrügger, Maximilian Pytlik, Michael Niemann, Jan Philipp Wotschke, Philipp Hengstenberg

In Need of Last-Minute CE Credits? Opportunities Here

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 12/5/17 12:02 PM
Need to check a few continuing education credits off your to-do list? It’s not too late — here are some of our AIA-accredited continuing education opportunities from the past year so you can earn CE credits before the end of 2017. Click the title of each to register and earn over 5 CEUs, including 3.5 AIA LU HSW. Read More

Topics: Continuing Education Credits, continuing education, AIA, A Placemaking Approach to Design, Universal Design, Architectural Record, Architect magazine, BIM, King + King Architects, The Design Buro, Passive House, Living Building Challenge, webinars

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