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Tech Roundup: June 2017

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 6/28/17 8:31 AM
This summer, take a break from the pool and dive into the next five videos of our Remarkable Renderworks tutorial series, created to further develop your design and rendering skills. In these installments, architect and rendering expert Daniel Jansenson of daniel jansenson architect covers textures and how to create sunlight in Renderworks, the fully-integrated feature set in Vectorworks 2017 software. If you missed the first 15 episodes, you can catch up on the videos here. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Hidden Line Rendering, Remarkable Renderworks, rendering, Renderworks, Tech Roundup, textures, Vectorworks, 3D Objects, Daniel Jansenson, Daniel Jansenson Architect, Heliodon tool, Landscape, Vectorworks 2017 software, line renderings, surface hatch

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

Coming Together with BIM

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 6/9/17 9:12 AM
As a shared knowledge resource, Building Information Modeling (BIM) is meant to cross physical and industry boundaries in order to bring professionals the information they need to work together. However, in an industry constantly growing in best practices and technology, and as competitive as it is creative, creating standardizations to make these resources work isn’t always simple. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Building Information Modeling, Jeffrey Ouellette, National BIM Standard - United States, Vectorworks, BIM, BuildingSMART, Uncategorized, BIM World Implementation Strategies Global Online, Barcelona, BIM Freelance, BIMCommunity, Zigurat

Meet the Vectorworks Design Summit Keynote Speakers

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 6/1/17 12:41 PM
With the 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit right around the corner, we are on the edge of our seats with a big announcement. Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar and Brad Cloepfil, AIA, NCARB, founding principal of Allied Works Architecture will do us the honors of being our keynote speakers for the event. Read More

Topics: Allied Work Architecture, Architecture, Baltimore Marriot Waterfront Hotel, Entertainment, Maryland, New York Museum of Arts and Design, Brad Cloepfil, CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, CEO Keynote, Clyfford Still Museum, Design Keynote, Landscape, National Music Centre of Canada, National Veterans Memorial & Museum, Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Design Summit, Vectorworks software

Tech Roundup: May 2017, Marionette Edition

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 5/30/17 9:40 AM
This May, “M” is for Marionette, our integrated graphical scripting tool, as we’ve just launched the Marionette Resources section on our Community Board, where you can easily upload, describe, reuse, and share inspiring algorithmic designs with the world. Read More

Topics: Andreas Thierer, Architecture, Vectorworks Community Board, Alan Woodwell, ComputerWorks, Marionette, Marionette Resources section

These Designs Were Made for Walking: SimTread 2.5 Software

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 5/18/17 11:45 AM
No one likes a traffic jam. In a vehicle, they’re time consuming and frustrating, but in a pedestrian setting, they’re crowded and loud, not to mention dangerous in the event of an emergency. That’s where SimTread 2.5 pedestrian simulation software can play an instrumental role in helping you optimize plans for functionality and flow. Read More

Topics: A&A Co., Architecture, campus planning, disaster preparedness, Dr. Takeshi Kimura, Jeremy Powell, municipal planning, pedestrian flow, Planet Vectorworks, plot tracking, public safety, show/select SimTread object command, SimTread, SimTread 2.5, Takenaka Corporation, Waseda University, anti-aliasing, duplicate transfer points, evacuation safety, facilities management, H264 video codec parameters, Landscape, Pedestrian simulation software

Students, Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win $10,000

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 5/15/17 11:23 AM
The end of the semester is here, and whether you’re spending your summer at home, interning, or on vacation, take a few minutes to repurpose your projects for a chance to win $10,000 with a Vectorworks Design Scholarship. Closing July 15, all you need to do to be in the running for the scholarship is submit your stellar project and answer just three questions in 150 words or less each. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Beuth Hochschule für Technick Berlin, Entertainment, Harvard Graduate School, Museum of Contemporary Arts in Bonn, Natasha Polozenko, Stephanie Dudak, University of Pennsylvania, Vectorworks Design Scholarship 2017, Wes Calkin, Benno Schmitz, Carrie: The Musical, Circasia: Engaging the Creeks, Diego Bermudez, Landscape, Philadelphia University, University of Cincinnati, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Welcoming Our New UAE Distributor

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 5/10/17 9:31 AM
Our extended family keeps growing. As part of our belief in helping designers around the world tackle projects across different industries, we’re teaming up with First Star Computer as our new United Arab Emirates (UAE) distributor for Vectorworks software. With the partnership, First Star Computer adds BIM product Vectorworks Architect to its portfolio, along with the rest of the Vectorworks product line, including Landmark, Spotlight, Designer, Fundamentals, and Vision. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Biplab Sarkar, Entertainment, First Star Computer, infrastructure, Planet Vectorworks, real estate, United Arab Emirates, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, 2D Drafting, 3D Modeling, BIM, construction, design, Houssien Nassr, Landscape, UAE, Vectorworks Fundamentals, Vectorworks Landmark

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

Tech Roundup: April 2017

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 4/28/17 10:31 AM
April’s almost over, so to finish it off strong we’re showering you with some rendering tips to help you plant the seeds of success. This month, we’re covering the next five videos in the Remarkable Renderworks tutorial series led by Daniel Jansenson of daniel jansenson architect. If you missed the first ten episodes, you can catch up on videos 1 through 5 with this post and videos 6 through 10 with this post. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, Remarkable Renderworks, rendering, Renderworks, Tech Roundup, tech support, textures, transparency shaders, Tutorial, @VectorworksHelp, daniel janesenson architect, Daniel Jansenson, displacement settings, Landscape, Uncategorized, video, YouTube

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