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Setting Up Your Model for Renovation Projects

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 10/4/17 9:13 AM
Nothing happens in a vacuum, and architecture is no exception. Architectural projects don’t often get to start from scratch — they often deal with existing building conditions, such as a renovation or connection of new construction to an existing structure. And usually the documentation must reflect multi-phase construction, such as design-built construction delivery or traditional design-bid-built with several phases. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Vectorworks, 2D workflows, IFC export, multi-phase construction, design-bid-built, demolition plans, phased construction plans, design-built construction, BIM workflow, layers and classes, object libraries, views and viewports

Training, Fun, and More at the Vectorworks Design Summit

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 9/26/17 9:42 AM
Last week we hosted our third annual Vectorworks Design Summit in Baltimore, MD. During the event, we got to meet and learn from inspiring designers, as well as showcase new Vectorworks 2018 features. If you couldn’t make it this year, here’s a run-down of what you missed:  Read More

Topics: Allied Work Architecture, Biplab Sarkar, 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit, Baltimore, Brad Cloepfil, Camden Yards, IFC, Vectorworks Design Summit, Balltimore Orioles

Vectorworks 2018: Say Hello to Enhanced BIM Usability, Design Productivity, Analysis, and More

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 9/12/17 9:26 AM
No more teasing, it’s finally here. Today, we released the English-version of Vectorworks 2018 software. Included in the release are Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer, and Fundamentals, as well as our previsualization software, Vision. This year we’ve also introduced, Braceworks, an entertainment rigging analysis add-on module targeted to design, production, and rigging professionals working on temporary entertainment structures. Read More

Topics: Biplab Sarkar, Building Information Modeling, Jonathan Reeves, Jonathan Reeves Architecture, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Service Select, Vectorworks Spotlight, BIM, Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Fundamentals, Vectorworks Landmark, Multiple Drawing Views, Direct Section and Elevation editing, #Vectorworks2018, Braceworks, Wall modeling, title block customization, Drawings, Video and Blended Screen, Tree survey data, site model contour editing, throw and zoom

Teaser Tuesday Recap: What Features will you see in Vectorworks 2018?

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 8/22/17 12:16 PM
If you haven’t been following our forum or social media accounts, here’s your chance to catch up on our Teaser Tuesday reveals, where for the past five weeks we’ve been showcasing a single new feature each Tuesday. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, Landscape, Vectorworks 2018, Revit Import, Mac Touch Bar, Macbook Touch Bar, Native Renderworks Textures, Teaser Tuesday, Vectorworks Shortcuts, #Vectorworks2018

Teaser Tuesday: Your Sneak Peek at Vectorworks 2018

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 8/8/17 11:51 AM
  We always put our users first, and that’s why this year we’re letting you be the first to see the exciting things to come in Vectorworks 2018 with our Teaser Tuesdays.   Read More

Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, Renderworks, Vectorworks Community Board, Landscape, Vectorworks 2018, Multiple Drawing Views, Direct Section and Elevation editing, Rendered panoramas, Teaser Tuesday

Why You’ll Get More in B’more

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 7/24/17 12:20 PM
We’ve already covered all the great training and networking opportunities you’ll get during the 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit, on September 18 – 20 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, but what about after hours? They call it Charm City for a reason. With a thriving culture of its own, our host city, Baltimore, has something for everyone. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, Vectorworks, 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit, Baltimore, Camden Yards, Inner Harbor, Landscape, Vectorworks Design Summit, Federal Hill, Fell's Point, Wicked History Pub Tour, National Bohemian Beer, Fort McHenry, National Aquarium, Charm City, Heavy Seas Alehouse, Francis Scott Key, Baltimore Orioles, Heavy Seas Beer, Little Italy, Baltimore Museum of Art, City Lights Cruise

Coming Together with BIM

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 6/9/17 9:12 AM
As a shared knowledge resource, Building Information Modeling (BIM) is meant to cross physical and industry boundaries in order to bring professionals the information they need to work together. However, in an industry constantly growing in best practices and technology, and as competitive as it is creative, creating standardizations to make these resources work isn’t always simple. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Building Information Modeling, Jeffrey Ouellette, National BIM Standard - United States, Vectorworks, BIM, BuildingSMART, Uncategorized, BIM World Implementation Strategies Global Online, Barcelona, BIM Freelance, BIMCommunity, Zigurat

Meet the Vectorworks Design Summit Keynote Speakers

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 6/1/17 12:41 PM
With the 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit right around the corner, we are on the edge of our seats with a big announcement. Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar and Brad Cloepfil, AIA, NCARB, founding principal of Allied Works Architecture will do us the honors of being our keynote speakers for the event. Read More

Topics: Allied Work Architecture, Architecture, Baltimore Marriot Waterfront Hotel, Entertainment, Maryland, New York Museum of Arts and Design, Brad Cloepfil, CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, CEO Keynote, Clyfford Still Museum, Design Keynote, Landscape, National Music Centre of Canada, National Veterans Memorial & Museum, Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Design Summit, Vectorworks software

These Designs Were Made for Walking: SimTread 2.5 Software

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 5/18/17 11:45 AM
No one likes a traffic jam. In a vehicle, they’re time consuming and frustrating, but in a pedestrian setting, they’re crowded and loud, not to mention dangerous in the event of an emergency. That’s where SimTread 2.5 pedestrian simulation software can play an instrumental role in helping you optimize plans for functionality and flow. Read More

Topics: A&A Co., Architecture, campus planning, disaster preparedness, Dr. Takeshi Kimura, Jeremy Powell, municipal planning, pedestrian flow, Planet Vectorworks, plot tracking, public safety, show/select SimTread object command, SimTread, SimTread 2.5, Takenaka Corporation, Waseda University, anti-aliasing, duplicate transfer points, evacuation safety, facilities management, H264 video codec parameters, Landscape, Pedestrian simulation software

Students, Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win $10,000

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 5/15/17 11:23 AM
The end of the semester is here, and whether you’re spending your summer at home, interning, or on vacation, take a few minutes to repurpose your projects for a chance to win $10,000 with a Vectorworks Design Scholarship. Closing July 15, all you need to do to be in the running for the scholarship is submit your stellar project and answer just three questions in 150 words or less each. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Beuth Hochschule für Technick Berlin, Entertainment, Harvard Graduate School, Museum of Contemporary Arts in Bonn, Natasha Polozenko, Stephanie Dudak, University of Pennsylvania, Vectorworks Design Scholarship 2017, Wes Calkin, Benno Schmitz, Carrie: The Musical, Circasia: Engaging the Creeks, Diego Bermudez, Landscape, Philadelphia University, University of Cincinnati, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

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