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Architect Alan Woodwell Talks Graphical Scripting

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 5/4/17 9:44 AM
Alan Woodwell is an architectural designer in Sydney, Australia for Playoust Churcher Architects. Since late December of 2015, the self-described “young 63-year-old” has spent his free time learning how to design using Marionette, our integrated graphical scripting tool that lets you use personalized or repurposed scripts to iteratively design without learning how to program. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Alan Woodwell, Architecture, graphical scripting, Inspiration Page, Marionette, Marionette Training Part 1: The Basics, Nodes, Playoust Churcher Architects, programmers, Programming, Python, Tutorial, Vectorworks Community Board, webinar, webinar series, YouTube

Put 30 Minutes Toward Better Sustainable Design and 1 AIA LU

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 4/20/17 10:21 AM
With the increased push for a sustainable built environment, knowing how to best leverage the technology and information available can help designers more easily produce low-impact projects. In the on-demand webinar “Information Modeling’s Role in Sustainable Design Decisions,” Wes Gardner, Assoc. AIA, senior architect specialist at Vectorworks, Inc., explores how building and site information modeling objects and tools facilitate responsible decision-making that can help save the environment and your wallet. Read More

Topics: AIA, AIA LU, Architecture, BIM, Case Studies, continuing education, Information Modeling’s Role in Sustainable Design, Inspiration Page, Landscape, low-impact design, site information modeling, Sustainable, sustainable design, webinar, Wes Gardner

Protect Your Data and Earn 1 AIA LU

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 2/10/17 11:09 AM
What happens to your project files and data after you complete a project? Are they copied to durable media? Sent to the cloud? And how do you confirm long-term access to your firm’s project and client history? Read More

Topics: AIA, AIA LU, Architecture, Archiving, Archiving data, cloud storage, data, Data security, Digital Archiving, durable media, Jeffrey Ouellette, webinar

Kickstart the New Year with Us

Posted by Pete Hicks on 12/23/16 11:35 AM
We’re giving you a ready-made New Year’s resolution for 2017: improve your skills! But don’t worry, we’re making it easy for you by gathering a collection of free educational opportunities for designers of all industries. Read More

Topics: AIA, AIA LU, Architect, Architectural Record, Architecture, continuing education, Design Summit, Designing with Concrete in the 21st Century, Entertainment, Innovative Structural Elements for Innovative Desi, inspiration, Inspiration Page, LA CES PDH, Landscape, Merging Architecture and Landscape Designs, Planet Vectorworks, Resilient Building Design”, rock in rio, Rock in Rio: Lisboa, Rock in Rio Lisbon, Vectorworks Design Summit, webinar

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

Celebrate World Architecture Day with Us

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 10/3/16 1:59 PM
Happy World Architecture Day! Today is the International Union of Architects’ annual celebration of the built world, and since this year’s theme is “Design a Better World,” we’re highlighting how design helps alleviate human suffering, reduce planetary burdens, and enhance the quality of life for communities through a selection of blogs, articles, and videos.  Read More

Topics: AIA Learning Unit, AIA LU, Architecture, BIM, Design a Better World, Energos, energy modeling, Greenbuild, Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, International Union of Architects’, Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos, Landscape Design, McGregor Coxall, Modular Design, Nathan Kipnis, offshore windfarms, Purpose-Driven Design, resiliency, Resilient Building Design”, SimTread 2.4, social responsibility, sustainability, Urban Development, Vectorworks Architect, webinar, webinars, World Architecture Day

Design for Energy Efficiency and Earn 1 AIA LU

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 8/2/16 11:54 AM
Our latest New Technologies webinar, “Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos” with François Lévy, AIA, principal at Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, is now available on demand. After watching, you'll be able to start making more intelligent energy-use decisions using Energos, a responsive energy analysis tool in Vectorworks software. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, continuing education, Energos, energy modeling, François Lévy, Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, New Technologies, Visualizing Success with Rendering Software, webinar

Conquer Organic Prototyping With On-Demand Webinar Worth 1 AIA LU

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 7/8/16 10:32 AM
To create designs inspired by the natural world you need a tool capable of producing organic shapes in a digital environment. Jacob Dale, creative director and founder of Tangably, opens up the possibilities for this type of design in the latest episode of our New Technologies webinar series, “Organic Prototyping with the Subdivision Tool.” Read More

Topics: 3D Modeling, 3D printing, AIA LU, Architecture, continuing education, Jacob Dale, New Technologies, Organic Prototyping with the Subdivision Tool, Tangably, webinar series

Earn 1 AIA LU and Learn the Basics of Data-Driven Design with Proving Ground

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 6/24/16 11:54 AM
Delving into the world of graphical scripting with little to no prior experience can be difficult. That’s where The Proving Ground, a data-driven building consultancy firm, comes in to help show you how it’s done with their “Coding your Nodes: Extending Marionette with Python” webinar, worth one AIA LU. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, BIM, Community, Data-Driven Design, Education, graphical scripting, Marionette, python script, resources, the proving ground, VectorScript, Vectorworks 2016, webinar

4 BIM Tools That Make Accessible Design Easy

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 6/16/16 10:40 AM
François Lévy, AIA, is on a mission to change the status quo of BIM use. According to Lévy, who is co-founder of Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, BIM is too often employed solely for documentation purposes, and the design capabilities of the process are not realized. We talked with Lévy to highlight four tools to leverage in Vectorworks software that make the job of designing for accessible spaces easier and less prone to error. Read More

Topics: accessibility, ADA, AIA LU, BIM, Community, Education, François Lévy, Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos, New Technologies, resources

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