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Japanese Distributor Wows us Again with BCN AWARD

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 2/15/18 8:50 AM
The votes for the 2018 BCN AWARDS are in, and we’re happy to share that, for the second year in a row, our Japanese distributor, A&A Co., Ltd., has won a first place award in the CAD software category! This win marks the eighth-straight year that A&A was recognized with a BCN AWARD, winning first place in 2017, second place from 2013 to 2016, and third place in 2012. Read More

Topics: 2018 BCN AWARDS, Japanese distributor, A&A Co. Ltd., CAD software, Dr. Biplab Sarkar

A&A Launches Vectorworks 2018 in Japan with Successful Event

Posted by Lisa Lance on 12/8/17 8:49 AM
Our Japanese distributor, A&A Co. Ltd., recently hosted an event to introduce Vectorworks 2018 to designers in Japan. Vectorworks Live was held on December 1 in Tokyo. The event had 360 people in attendance, and an additional 1,500 tuned in to the live stream through Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Read More

Topics: Vectorworks 2018, A&A Co. Ltd., A&A, Takashi Yokota, Biplab Sarkar, Steve Johnson, Robert Anderson, Takeshi Nohara, Masahiro Yokoyama, Vectorworks Live

Our Japanese Distributor A&A Wins ‘BCN AWARD 2017’

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 3/6/17 9:36 AM
With our global network of 35 distributors, we’re firm believers that teamwork makes the dream work. As a result, we’re always eager to celebrate our extended family’s successes, so we’d like to congratulate our Japanese distributor, A&A Co., Ltd, for receiving a BCN AWARD 2017 in the CAD software category thanks to its large Japanese market share. Read More

Topics: A&A Co. Ltd., BCN AWARD, BCN CO. LTD., Eiichi Kawase, Japan, Japanese, Lilac System Inc., Phototron Limited, Planet Vectorworks, Vectorworks, Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar

Pedestrian Simulation Software SimTread 2.4 Update Hits the Ground

Posted by Hannah Force on 5/12/16 9:53 AM
The acts of directing people through a museum, expediting fans’ exit from a football stadium, and simulating the evacuation of entire cities for natural disasters all share one common thread: they benefit from SimTread pedestrian simulation software. Developed by the Japanese Vectorworks distributor A&A Co., Ltd in partnership with Waseda University and Takenaka Corporation, this Vectorworks software plug-in tackles an array of crowd control needs such as analyzing pedestrian traffic flow, evaluating evacuation times, and verifying a design’s circulation patterns. With version 2.4 released today, anyone responsible for disaster preparedness, public safety, facilities management, or event, municipal, or campus planning will be better poised to handle circulation studies and flow analysis. Read More

Topics: A&A Co. Ltd., AIA Convention, #AIACon16, Architecture, campus planning, Create Measurement Result command, disaster preparedness, Dr. Takeshi Kimura, Evacuation of entire cities, event planning, facilities management, Jeremy Powell, municipal planning, partnership, Pedestrian simulation software, Plot Travel Time command, public safety, SimTread 2.4, Takenaka Corporation, Waseda University

Add Pedestrian Simulation to Your Designs with SimTread 2

Posted by Pete Hicks on 6/25/14 11:56 AM
An English version of SimTread 2, a pedestrian simulation program, is now available as a plug-in exclusively for Vectorworks 2014 software. Developed through a partnership between A&A Co. Ltd., Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, and Takenaka Corporation, SimTread lets you simulate and analyze crowd movement and plan evacuations using tools that integrate into projects you’ve already designed. The plug-in works for both Mac and Windows. Read More

Topics: A&A Co. Ltd., Architecture, Community, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Rubina Siddiqui, SimTread, SimTread 2, Takenaka Corporation, Vectorworks 2014, Vectorworks Architect, Waseda University

A&A Draws a Crowd at Japan Shop Tradeshow with Vectorworks 2014

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 3/21/14 12:15 PM
Our Japanese distributor, A&A Co., Ltd., recently exhibited at Japan Shop, the 43rd International Exhibition for Shop Systems and Fixturing. At the show, A&A presented the 3D modeling and rendering capabilities of Vectorworks 2014. They also answered questions and gave personalized demonstrations of the program, which is available in a localized Japanese version, as well as 10 other languages around the world. Read More

Topics: 3D Modeling, A&A Co. Ltd., Community, Japan Shop, Planet Vectorworks, rendering, Renderworks, Vectorworks 2014

Localized Version of Vectorworks 2014 Now Available in Japan

Posted by Lisa Lance on 1/14/14 11:11 AM
We are pleased to announce the availability of the Japanese-language version of the Vectorworks 2014 line of design software. Read More

Topics: A&A Co. Ltd., HATSUNISHIKI, Planet Vectorworks, Vectorworks 2014

Vectorworks 2014 Pre-Launch Events in Japan Attract Hundreds

Posted by Lisa Lance on 12/20/13 10:22 AM
Although we won't be releasing the localized Japanese version of Vectorworks 2014 software until January, anticipation levels are running high. A&A Co. Ltd., our distributor in Japan, just completed a successful series of events to introduce designers to the new version of the program. Read More

Topics: A&A Co. Ltd., Kazuko Uchida, Planet Vectorworks, Vectorworks 2014

A&A Co. Hosts Innovation Seminar: The Future of 3D CAD and Design

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 10/21/13 12:06 PM
On September 24, our Japanese distributor, A&A Co. Ltd., held its second Innovation Seminar with the theme "Vectorworks: The Future of 3D CAD and Design." With more than 100 people in attendance, event speakers  included mechanical design expert Katsuyuki Noda from NODATEC CORPORATION and architecture expert Tsukasa Takenaka from AnS Studio. Read More

Topics: 3D Modeling, A&A Co. Ltd., AnS Studio, Architecture, Community, Innovation Seminar, Katsuyuki Noda, NODATEC CORPORATION, Tsukasa Takenaka

Vectorworks and FlowDesigner: Open BIM Collaboration with Airflow Analysis

Posted by Lisa Lance on 9/26/13 10:40 AM
Two years ago, our distributor in Japan, A&A Co. Ltd., shared a case study that demonstrated a high-value BIM workflow between Vectorworks Architect and FlowDesigner, a 3D simulation and analysis software for airflow, temperature, and contamination distribution developed by Advanced Knowledge Laboratory. Recently, we ran an updated test of that connection and received positive results. We’re pleased to present a summary of those findings below. Read More

Topics: 3D Modeling, A&A Co. Ltd., Advanced Knowledge Laboratory, Architecture, BIM, BuildingSMART, Case Study, FlowDesigner, IFC, Vectorworks Architect

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