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Why You’ll Get More in B’more

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 7/24/17 12:20 PM
We’ve already covered all the great training and networking opportunities you’ll get during the 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit, on September 18 – 20 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, but what about after hours? They call it Charm City for a reason. With a thriving culture of its own, our host city, Baltimore, has something for everyone. Read More

Topics: 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit, Architecture, Baltimore, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore Orioles, Camden Yards, Charm City, City Lights Cruise, Entertainment, Federal Hill, Fell's Point, Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key, Heavy Seas Alehouse, Heavy Seas Beer, Inner Harbor, Landscape, Little Italy, National Aquarium, National Bohemian Beer, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Design Summit, Wicked History Pub Tour

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

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

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, Barcelona, BIM, BIM Freelance, BIM World Implementation Strategies Global Online, BIMCommunity, Building Information Modeling, BuildingSMART, Jeffrey Ouellette, National BIM Standard - United States, Uncategorized, Vectorworks, 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, Brad Cloepfil, CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, CEO Keynote, Clyfford Still Museum, Design Keynote, Entertainment, Landscape, Maryland, National Music Centre of Canada, National Veterans Memorial & Museum, New York Museum of Arts and Design, 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: Alan Woodwell, Andreas Thierer, Architecture, ComputerWorks, Marionette, Marionette Resources section, Vectorworks Community Board

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

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

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

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

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