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Passion, Expertise, and 3D at the Opening of the Olympic Games

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 2/15/17 11:41 AM
The scene is the iconic Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, completely crowded, where in a few moments the show will begin. The experienced set designer of Brazilian scenography company P&G Cenografia, Altamir Júnior, huddled in his small control cell inside Box City with coordinators from other disciplines, finally receives the long-awaited signal via radio: "Everybody get ready!" And the show begins: the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Read More

Topics: Abel Gomes, Entertainment, Maracanã Stadium, MiniCAD, Olympic Games, Paulo Neves, P&G Cenografia, rendering, Rio 2016 Olympics, 2016 Summer Olympics, 3D Modeling, Box City, Cerimônias Cariocas 2016, Daniela Thomas, Es Devlin, Olympics, Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Paralympics

Building Our Team to Better Serve Designers

Posted by Hannah Force on 2/2/17 10:08 AM
At the crux of our philosophy, we’ve always been committed to developing the best design and BIM software that’s in tune with the needs of designers. To do so, we’ve leveraged input and implemented product feedback from practicing architects, landscape designers, landscape architects, and lighting designers, among other design professionals. Another vital part of these efforts involves the help of our internal industry experts on our product marketing team, so we’re excited to announce that there are three new additions to this ever growing group: Luc Lefebvre, senior architect product specialist, Jim Woodward, senior entertainment product specialist and Brian Nicholson, senior landscape product specialist. After all, there’s no such thing as having too many industry experts. Read More

Topics: 3D visualization, accredited green roof professional, Adapting New Technologies to your Production Desig, Aerosmith, Architecture, BIM consultant, Entertainment, exhibit design, Exhibit Logic, GRP, horticulture, International Broadcasting Convention, Jeremy Powell, Jim Woodward, Landscape Designers, LEED accredited professional, LEED AP, lighting designers, NAB Show, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Research Supp, NREL Campus, OAQ, PLA, rendering, Revit, RNL, Shirley Woodward, Sketchup, studioINSITE, SUNY Morrisville Mohawk Hall, sustainable design, Sustainable SITES gold-certification, Sympony Hall in Boston, Ted 2, The Adobe suite, The Why and How of BIM Implementation, urban design, 2D to 3D BIM workflow, 3D Modeling, Architects, ASLA, ASLA Colorado chapter president, AutoCAD, BIM, Boston University, building information modeling processes, Colorado State University, Comdex Convention, concert design, DMDS7UDIOS, IBC, Jim Rood, King + King Architects, Landscape, landscape architects, Landscape Architecture, Le Moyne College Master Plan, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Platinum Certification, Madden School of Business, Montreal University, Neil Diamond, The Proposal, University of Colorado Denver, UNY Cortland DeGroat Hall, Wenk Associates, Yes

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

A Lighting League of His Own

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 1/18/17 10:57 AM
We’re all familiar with it — the scene of a performer coming out on stage, greeted by flashing lights, video cameras, and a sold-out arena of fans. However, what if that performer isn’t a musician or an actor, but a video gamer. For Remco Teunissen, bringing such an out of the ordinary event to life is part of his everyday workflow in his job of coordinating all of the drawings and set-up and take-down of these events. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, League of Legends, PRG, PRG Germany, Riot Games, RTN Showsupport, Sensation, 2015 League of Legends Championships, 3D Modeling, Remco Teunissen

Itten+Brechbühl AG Wins for BIM Innovation

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 12/6/16 10:27 AM
Proving that just like fine wine, innovation gets better with age, Itten+Brechbühl AG, a Swiss architectural office and general planner company with almost 100 years of experience, was honored at the first BIM-Prize of Switzerland Awards, organized by Arc Award and Bauen digital Schweiz. Itten+Brechbühl took home the gold in the Innovation/Performance category for their advanced use of BIM in designing the SwissFEL project, one of the most remarkable research buildings in Switzerland. Read More

Topics: Andreas Johri, Architecture, Research, Solibri, SwissFEL, 3D Modeling, Arc Award, Bauen digital Schweiz, BIM, Itten+Brechbuhl AG, Paul Scherrer Institute, Zurich

Explore 3D Modeling and Earn 1 AIA LU

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 12/1/16 10:50 AM
Whether you are brand new to 3D modeling or a seasoned pro, everyone has something to learn from “The Art and Function of 3D Modeling” webinar, now available on demand. In just 60 minutes, Luis Ruiz, senior product specialist at Vectorworks, demonstrates how the tools and capabilities of Vectorworks software allow users to create beautiful 3D projects all within the program. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, Entertainment, extrude, parametric modeling, The Art and Function of 3D Modeling, 3D Modeling, continuing education, Inspiration Page, Landscape, Luis Ruiz, Marionette, webinar

Changing the Landscape of Irrigation Design Tools

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 11/7/16 11:10 AM
Irrigation design is a rapidly growing market within the landscape industry, but many modern design tools don’t meet this expanding demand, forcing you to switch between different software programs. That’s why we included groundbreaking irrigation tools in Vectorworks Landmark 2017, empowering you to design your entire site, from GIS data management in larger contexts to the details of irrigation piping, valves, and hydrozones, all in one program. Read More

Topics: Irrigation, Irrigation Design Tools in Vectorworks 2017, irrigation piping, water efficiency, 3D Modeling, BIM, CAD, Digital Terrain Model, GIS, hydrozones, Irrigation Design in Vectorworks Landmark 2017, Irrigation Tools, Kellan Vincent, Land F/X, Landscape, Vectorworks 2017 - Irrigation Design, #Vectorworks2017, Vincent Landscapes Inc.

VIDEO: Crafting a Creative Culture with Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, LEED BD+C

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 8/31/16 10:12 AM
When Noah Mishkin, principal of contractor referral company CraftJack, saw the need for a bigger and more playful office environment, he called on Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, LEED BD+C, for the job. Watch our latest success story to find out how Kipnis and his team at Kipnis Architecture + Planning used textures and 3D modeling to express CraftJack’s brand identity through environmentally conscious design. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Nathan Kipnis, Noah Mishkin, Success Story Video, sustainability, 3D Modeling, Case Study, CraftJack, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, video

VIDEO: From Blueprint to BIM with King + King Architects

Posted by Pete Hicks on 7/26/16 10:53 AM
In our latest success story video, we explore the projects and workflows of New York’s oldest architecture firm and the third oldest in the United States, King + King Architects. From Crouse College at Syracuse University to the National Grid Building, the team at King + King has had a long history at the forefront of design, a spot they maintain today through their forward-thinking outlook on adapting to advancements in architectural technology. Watch the video below to discover how they’re using BIM and advanced 3D modeling techniques to pioneer the future of incredible structures. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Syracuse University, 3D Modeling, BIM, Crouse College, King + King Architects, National Grid Building

Temporary Structures, Infinite Intrigue: Exploring Scaffolding

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 7/21/16 11:58 AM
We’re always excited to learn more about unique applications of our software, from designing bicycles and perfume bottles to acoustics, which is what led us to John Murphy from Events Scaffold Resources, Inc. Murphy is the mind behind scaffolding structures at events like the X Games, Dew Tour, and the ESPYs, and uses Vectorworks Spotlight software to make it all happen. After starting out as CAD operator for architecture firms, he transitioned to a field that he admits is a bit out of the norm. “I really enjoy this work,” Murphy says. “I’ve studied all forms of drafting and this is just such a unique discipline.” Read More

Topics: Entertainment, ESPYs, scaffolding, X Games, X Games Los Angeles, 2D Drafting, 3D Modeling, AutoCAD, Dew Tour, Events Scaffold Resources Inc., X Games Austin

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