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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., Eiichi Kawase, Japanese, Lilac System Inc., Planet Vectorworks, Vectorworks, Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, BCN AWARD, BCN CO. LTD., Japan, Phototron Limited

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, disaster preparedness, Dr. Takeshi Kimura, event planning, Jeremy Powell, municipal planning, Plot Travel Time command, public safety, SimTread 2.4, Takenaka Corporation, Waseda University, Create Measurement Result command, Evacuation of entire cities, facilities management, partnership, Pedestrian simulation software

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, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Rubina Siddiqui, SimTread, SimTread 2, Takenaka Corporation, Vectorworks Architect, Waseda University, Community, Vectorworks 2014

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: A&A Co. Ltd., Japan Shop, Planet Vectorworks, rendering, Renderworks, 3D Modeling, Community, 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., Planet Vectorworks, Kazuko Uchida, 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: A&A Co. Ltd., Architecture, Innovation Seminar, Tsukasa Takenaka, 3D Modeling, AnS Studio, Community, Katsuyuki Noda, NODATEC CORPORATION

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

A&A Co. Hosts Fifth Successful Vectorworks Education Symposium

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 9/4/13 11:59 AM
Our Japanese distributor, A&A Co., Ltd., recently held its fifth Vectorworks Education Symposium, a daylong event centered on “Design Innovation” and attended by more than 150 educators, students, and Vectorworks users. Read More

Topics: A&A Co. Ltd., Education, Miyakonojo National College of Technology, OASIS, Planet Vectorworks, Renderworks, Shoichi Kondo, Tokyo City University, Vectorworks, BIM, Community, Daisei Yamano, Hirofumi Nakamura, Makoto Tanijiri, Nihon Kogakuin College Hachioji Campus, Nippon Bunri University, Vectorworks Education Symposium, Yoji Kawamura

Japanese Vectorworks Distributor Sponsors Event in Support of a Good Cause

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 8/28/13 1:13 PM
Recently, our Japanese distributor, A&A Co. Ltd., sponsored the "PANDA MAKE the LINE 150km in IWATE" event in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture in Japan to help promote public awareness for those who are physically disabled. The event was hosted by Ramp Up Iwate, a Japanese organization dedicated to helping people with physical disabilities, in collaboration with HandBike Japan. Read More

Topics: A&A Co. Ltd., Architecture, Eiji Shibata, Kiyoaki Homma, Make the Line 150km in IWATE, Ramp Up Iwate, Shige Shiozawa, Community, Handbike Japan, Takuya Tasso

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