On November 30, 2018, our Japanese distributor A&A Co., LTD. hosted the Vectorworks Live event to reveal Vectorworks 2019 to the Japanese market. More than 300 attendees gathered at the Shinagawa Grand Hall in Tokyo alongside representatives from Vectorworks headquarters to witness how the latest features can enhance Japanese designs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
We are pleased to announce the availability of the Japanese-language version of the Vectorworks 2014 line of design software.
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.
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.
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.