Your Daily Dose of Design Inspiration

Planet Vectorworks

Tech Roundup: August 2017, IFC Data Mapping

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 8/30/17 1:40 PM
Regain control of your open BIM projects with the Vectorworks IFC Data Mappings command. Exercise the flexibility to customize data mapping for individual objects and select which objects and data to include in the IFC export.    Read More

Topics: Building Information Modeling, Spotlight, Tech Roundup, Vectorworks Service Select, Architect, BIM, IFC Data Mapping, IFC export, Landmark, August Tech Roundup, Vectorworks online Help, IFC designation, Designer

McGregor Coxall to Turn a Landfill into a Safe Landing for Migratory Birds

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 6/13/17 11:38 AM
Birds of a feather flock together is a proverb we’ll soon see in action through urban planning firm McGregor Coxall’s upcoming project, “Bird Airport.” With construction expected to begin in Tianjin, China in late 2017, and slated for completion by 2018, the project aims to decrease the number of endangered bird species by providing a safe place for migrating birds to access shelter and food during their long journey across Asia. Read More

Topics: Adrian McGregor, Architecture, China, Worksheets, 3D Modeling, Architect, BIM, design, Landmark, Landscape, McGregor Coxall, Asia, Bird Airport, bird sanctuary, carbon footprint, East Asian-Australian Flyway, eco-friendly, education center, green infrastructure, journey, migration, Port of Tianjin, recreational nature trails, recycle, site design tools, Vectorworks Landmark software, water habitats, wetland, wetlands, bird life, observation walkway, renewable energy, research center

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

Experience Your Best Workflows with Vectorworks 2017 Software

Posted by Pete Hicks on 9/14/16 8:35 AM
You asked — we delivered. Vectorworks 2017 software includes more than 100 improvements and new features, over 70 percent of which were driven by designer feedback. From a best-in-industry Resource Manager and innovative irrigation tools to an improved Vectorworks Graphics Module and immersive virtual reality features, our new line of software empowers you to create unmatched experiences like never before. Read More

Topics: 3D label legends, Architecture, Building Information Modeling, cable tools, Chad Hamilton, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Entertainment, Planet Vectorworks, Pults & Associates LLP, Resource Manager, Sholight LLC, Spotlight, Structural Member Objects, Structural Member tool, Tyler Littman, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Vision, webinars, Architect, Barman+Smart Design, BIM, Hamilton + Aitken Architects, Ion Webster, Irrigation Tools, Kellan Vincent, Landmark, Landscape, Neil Barman, Vectorworks 2017, #Vectorworks2017, Vincent Landscapes Inc., Virtual Reality, Web View

20 Cities in 20 Days: Vectorworks 2016 Tours Germany and Austria

Posted by Hannah Force on 1/20/16 12:51 PM
While many of us were gearing up for the New Year, Germany and Austria experienced a tour like no other – if design is your thing, that is. Our Vectorworks distributor, ComputerWorks GmbH, tackled 20 cities with its "Inside Vectorworks 2016" tour, attracting nearly 1,500 attendees and seizing every chance to share our latest software release through group demos, one-on-one sessions, and workshops that touched upon everything from collaborative workflows and 3D planning in landscape architecture to Spotlight training by one of the program's biggest worldwide users PRG, as well as interesting case studies, and quick tips for architectural design success. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senft, Education, Judith Jahn, Nikolai Hein, PRG, Richard Diehl Award, Spotlight, University of Sciences Detmold, Vectorworks Architect, Architect, Benno Schmitz, Beuth University, ComputerWorks, Eike Scheps, Inside Vectorworks 2016, Landmark, University of Kassel, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, #Vectorworks2016, video, Yumeng Zhang

Vectorworks 2015 Speeds Past the Competition

Posted by Guest Author on 9/23/14 10:50 AM
By Ilianna H. Kwaske, Ph.D., Managing Principal, Office Ron Kwaske, Architect It is with speed, manipulability, and fluidity that Vectorworks 2015 is no longer just competing in design software, but leading. We have been using the program since 2009 and think that the Vectorworks 2015 software is the flagship release. No Constraints and Fast Our reasons for initially purchasing Vectorworks over five years ago were twofold: the program has rich graphic abilities, and it is native to the Mac operating system. While the BIM software we used for eight years was excellent at creating production drawings, it was restrictive in that you had to work within its prescribed workflow. For an office with diverse projects, that was difficult. Furthermore, the construction drawings were just not aesthetically pleasing. Part of the trademark of Office Ron Kwaske, Architect is to strive to make construction drawings as beautiful as our design renderings. Vectorworks allows us to do that. In addition, Vectorworks has great 2D and 3D modeling capabilities. For our design intensive needs, there are no constraints. Its versatility is critical for a small office like ours — and probably for a large office, too. Between its advanced text tools, 2D vector graphics control, and BIM and 3D modeling capabilities, we can perform three or four critical functions all within the same software package. Fluid Power to Manipulate The Vectorworks Graphics Module (VGM) makes it easy to manipulate even complex forms. With the ability to pan, zoom, and walk through a project, Nemetschek Vectorworksʼ engineers have combined the best of Vectorworks modeling and BIM capabilities with a SketchUp-like design interface. Recently, we used Vectorworks 2015 to produce renderings and schematic design for a new real estate office shown below. Under a very tight schedule (meaning hours, not days), we were able to design, seamlessly bring in components from SketchUpʼs 3D Warehouse, and create two incredible renderings with minimal third-party touch-up (e.g., Photoshop). Read More

Topics: Architecture, Office Ron Kwaske, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Vectorworks Service Select, 3D Modeling, Architect, BIM, Ilianna H. Kwaske, vectorworks 2015

Video: What Do You Love About Architecture?

Posted by Julie McClure on 8/21/14 12:01 PM
What is it about being an architect that you really love? Is it the exploration down a path of discovery to solve a difficult design challenge? Is it creating award-winning work, collaborating with accomplished team members, or grinding through a set of construction documents? Read More

Topics: AIA, Architecture, Success Story, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Architect, Brian Cearnal, Cearnal Andrulaitis, Community, Joe Andrulaitis, Michael Timcheck, The M Group Architects and Interior Architects

New Video: Architects as Problem Solvers--Featuring SPG Architects’ Eric Gartner

Posted by Julie McClure on 8/11/14 10:55 AM
What do people outside the design profession think of when they hear the word "architect"? Perhaps it's a simple answer, like someone who defines space, someone who draws, designs, and models. But perhaps there's a deeper question we should be asking, a more philosophical one: What do people think architects really are? Read More

Topics: Architecture, Eric Gartner, Firm Profile, problem solver, SPG Architects, Success Story, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Architect, Architect, Case Study, LEED, Vectorworks software

Maryn Hekker Wins Best Overall in “Your World, Reimagined: A Global Design Competition”

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 10/14/13 1:10 PM
The Pier of Scheveningen by Maryn Hekker Read More

Topics: Alejandro Nogueira, Architecture, Arroway Textures, Charlotte Le Dain, École Spéciale d'Architecture, Education, Erik Recke, François Lévy, german-architects.com, Horecawerf Amsterdam, Katherine Bambrick Ambroziak, Maryn Hekker, Maxime Czvek, MAXON Computer, Peter Petz, renderbaron, Shinya Fujimura, Sholight, The University of Hong Kong, Tom Boogaerts, Tyler Littman, 3D-KOBO, AMD FirePro graphics, Architect, Bogdan & Van Broeck Architects, Community, Datenland, db-arch studio, DECC 3D Art, Dmitry Boykov, DOSCH DESIGN, KANG Jian, Kourosh ASGAR-IRANI, LLC, Marc Potocnik, Nemetschek Vectorworks, Nicholas Dunand, Thomas Rigby, University of Tennessee, Williem de Kooning Rotterdam, Winners, Your World Reimagined

Stay in the Know

What You'll Receive 

We’re passionate about telling stories that inspire great design, so our blog subscribers regularly receive:  

  • Workflow tips to save you time and money
  • Insight on the latest industry trends
  • Inspiration to drive your creativity

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

see all