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From a Blank Page to the ITV: How Vectorworks Helped One Production Designer See the Light

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 9/15/17 11:34 AM
Ben Telford is a UK-based Production Designer, Art Director, and founder of The Design Department Ltd., who specializes in light entertainment, reality, and music television. He has worked on high-profile projects such as The Voice UK and Sports Personality Of The Year, and has just designed the new set for the X Factor Auditions. We conducted an interview with Ben to learn about how Vectorworks software has helped him get to where he is today. Read More

Topics: Renderworks, Resource Manager, Vectorworks Spotlight, Ben Telford, X Factor UK, The Design Department Ltd., The Voice UK, Sports Personality of the Year, Buckinghamshire New University, Play to the Whistle, First Dates, Children in Need, Catchphrase

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

Polish Architecture Contest Winners Anchor Vectorworks Membership

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 9/8/17 9:18 AM
The Oder, a river that runs through Opole, Poland, is a significant part of the city, and a segment that residents wish to incorporate more deeply into the surrounding architecture. The quick development of modern design technology, such as Vectorworks software, has helped this vision stay afloat during a recent Polish architectural contest, “BARGEWORK Opole,” in which the participants faced the challenge of designing the first Polish on-water office building.  Read More

Topics: Design Express, Vectorworks software, on-water architecture, BARGEWORK, Poland, BARGEWORK Opole, Opole University of Technology, Maria Chorny, Oleksandr Kostevych, Oculus VR, Anna Malinowka, FAKRO, NORLYS, WIŚNIOWSKI, Polish Distributors, Vectorworks Academic Program

Live Design Review — “Vectorworks 2017: More Tools, Less Finger Wagging”

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 9/1/17 10:25 AM
If you haven’t picked up a copy of Live Design’s July issue yet, you can find the digital edition online. We love reading about how Vectorworks software benefits our users, and we were thrilled to see the article by Lighting Designer and Vectorworks user Allan Nathan, in which he discusses some of his favorite tools in Vectorworks 2017. Read More

Topics: Renderworks, Resource Manager, Live Design, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks software, Allan Nathan, Live Design Digital Edition, Live Design July Issue

Tech Roundup: August 2017, IFC Data Mapping

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 8/30/17 1:40 PM
Regain control of your open BIM projects with the Vectorworks IFC Data Mappings command. Exercise the flexibility to customize data mapping for individual objects and select which objects and data to include in the IFC export.    Read More

Topics: Building Information Modeling, Spotlight, Tech Roundup, Vectorworks Service Select, Architect, BIM, IFC Data Mapping, IFC export, Landmark, August Tech Roundup, Vectorworks online Help, IFC designation, Designer

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

Design Scholarship Winners Announced: Rice University School of Architecture Student Team Wins Grand Prize

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 8/21/17 11:55 AM
Now in its third year, our Design Scholarship has continued to help students reach their highest potential by offering nearly $40,000 in prizes for projects that demonstrate the creativity and high-caliber work of the next generation of design professionals. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, Richard Diehl Award, Scholarship, Vectorworks Design Scholarship 2017, Vectorworks Designer, ETH Zürich, interior design, Landscape, Arizona State University, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Dries Pattyn, Filip Staszkiewicz, Kalen McNamara, Peter Markos, Rice University School of Architecture, Sarah Whiting, School of Arts of University College Ghent, Ted Brown, University of Iowa, University of Sheffield, Academia, Alexander Drachenberg, Astrid Stevens, Brecht Scheelen, KASK, National Architectural Accrediting Board, Ningxin Cheng, Paula Wheeler, Sophia Rodermund, Tineke Gol, Trish Thuy Trang Nhan, TU Dresden, UHasselt, University of Antwerp, University of Wuppertal, Design Scholarship, Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applie, Joël Héritier, Totalization

Case Study: Quality Follows Innovation at the Zurich Opera House

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 8/17/17 9:22 AM
Darkness falls over the entire theater, the curtain opens, and a bright spotlight illuminates the dancers on stage… Read More

Topics: Spotlight, Vectorworks Spotlight, Case Study, Lilith Gardell, CAD drawings, Dominic Büttne, event engineering, Martin Gebhardt, Spotlight libraries, Swan Lake ballet, Visibility tool, Zurich Opera House

Vectorworks Opens New Office to Better Serve Customers in the UK and Ireland

Posted by Lisa Lance on 8/15/17 9:09 AM
Vectorworks is growing, and we are delighted to announce the formation of a new Vectorworks office in the UK. Read More

Topics: Adrian Slatter, Architecture, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Spotlight, Tamsin Slatter, Vectorworks, Design Software Solutions, Landscape, Vectorworks UK office

Seven New Speakers Added to 2017 Design Summit

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 8/10/17 12:22 PM
It’s hard to believe our 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit is less than six weeks away. We are pleased to announce the addition of seven new speakers for the Summit, to be held Monday, September 18 to Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. Read More

Topics: 3Dconnexion, Allied Works Architecture, Architecture, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Entertainment, RTN Showsupport, Tamsin Slatter, Vectorworks, 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit, Bluebeam Inc, Brad Cloepfil, Canon U.S.A, Design Software Solutions, Landscape, Marionette, Paul Beaty-Pownall, PWP Landscape Architecture, Remco Teunissen, Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Design Summit, Vectorworks Landmark, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Daniel Irvine, Jean Dieres Monplaisir, SCIA Inc., Adam Greenspan, HP Inc., IttenBrechbuhl, Marc Pancera, Principle Architecture, Solibri LLC, bpr architects ltd

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