Introducing Vectorworks University: Your One-Stop Shop for Training

Posted by Kamica Price on 10/2/19 10:29 AM   |  1 min read time

We gave you an exclusive look at the 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit and now it’s here —  Vectorworks University, the new centralized training platform and the main repository for all training resources, webinars, tech tips, and more.

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Topics: Site Modeling, webinars, BIM, Juan Almansa, Vectorworks Design Summit, VSS, Vectorworks University

Women in Architecture: A Conversation with 3+1 architects

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 9/4/19 2:09 PM   |  5 min read time

Women across the globe move architecture forward every day. We spoke with Estonian architects Hanna-Liisa Mõtus and Karin Harkmaa about their recent projects, their design approach, and their experiences working in a male-dominated field.

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Topics: Vectorworks Architect, BIM, Women in Architecture, Hanna-Liisa Mõtus, Karin Harkmaa, Tallinn School of Music and Ballet, Estonian Academy of Arts, Atelier Thomas Pucher, 3+1 architects

Opening Doors with IFC4

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 8/8/19 3:28 PM   |  2 min read time

Vectorworks, the first BIM software to receive IFC4 export certification, now supports your Open BIM workflows better than ever before.

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Topics: buildingSMART International, IFC Interoperability, Open BIM, Rubina Siddiqui, Big BIM, BIM, IFC, Marc Pancera, Collaboration, Itten + Brechbühl AG, import/export, Design Collaboration Software, IFC4, certification

WATCH: Big BIM in Practice

Posted by Alex Altieri on 8/1/19 10:23 AM   |  1 min read time

Building Information Modeling (BIM) allows architects to manage large projects more efficiently than ever before. See how in these three case study videos.

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Topics: Vectorworks Architect, 3D, BIM, Case Study, IFC, King + King Architects, video, Collaboration, Itten + Brechbühl AG, import/export, 3 + 1 Architects, user success story, Design Collaboration Software, Roundup, Matt Flynn

Meeting BIM Level 2 Requirements in Landscape Architecture

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 7/31/19 10:46 AM   |  1 min read time

If Ares Landscape Architects Ltd wanted to continue working on public projects, they needed to find a design program that uses a 3D BIM workflow. Vectorworks Landmark provided the solution.

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Topics: BIM, Case Study, IFC, Landscape Architecture, Vectorworks Landmark, BIM Level 2, Ares Landscape Architects, user success story, 2D to 3D, BIM for Landscape Architecture, Nottingham City Hub, Sam Bailey

VIDEO: Chad Hamilton Bridges Education and Sustainability

Posted by Alex Altieri on 7/23/19 9:49 AM   |  3 min read time

It must be daunting to design a school. Think about it: many will treat your project as a second home — at such a young age, their environment is bound to shape them. For the rest of their lives.

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Topics: Chad Hamilton, Education, sustainability, Vectorworks Architect, BIM, Hamilton + Aitken Architects, video, Burlingame Intermediate School

Landscape Architecture Is Evolving

Posted by Alex Altieri on 6/27/19 5:46 PM   |  2 min read time

The landscape architecture industry, as it moves to standardize BIM workflows, is experiencing a transition not unlike moving from hand drawings to CAD drafting.

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Topics: Eric Gilbey, awards, BIM, Landscape Architecture, Vectorworks Landmark, BIM for Landscape, DLA, Landscape Business, Digital Landscape Architecture, Twenty for 2019

WATCH: Our Latest Tech Tips

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 6/20/19 2:12 PM   |  1 min read time

ICYMI: Here are three new videos to strengthen your Vectorworks expertise.

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Topics: Site Analysis, Tech Tips, 3D, BIM, Landscape Architecture, Vectorworks Landmark, video, Massing Model Tool, Site Inventory

Using BIM in Landscape Architecture

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/6/19 5:52 PM   |  1 min read time

Landscape architects increasingly feel pressured to integrate BIM into their workflows to maintain ownership of the entire design and build process. This transition seems daunting, perhaps even unachievable, but several firms are up for the task.

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Topics: Open BIM, 3D, BIM, Case Study, IFC, IFC export, Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), Landscape Architecture, Marionette, Vectorworks Landmark, Collaboration, user success story, BIM for Landscape, scape Landschaftsarchitekten

May Tech Roundup: Videos to Boost Your Workflow

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 5/16/19 12:51 PM   |  1 min read time

Take eight minutes to learn something new about Vectorworks and see how others are using it…

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Topics: Tech Roundup, Tech Tips, Vectorworks Architect, BIM, video, Hamonic+Masson & Associés, Villanova Icône Project, Select Simlar tool, Schematic design set, Magic Wand tool

A New Way to View the "I" in BIM

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/18/19 3:39 PM   |  11 min read time

In recent years, digital design has seen a transformation with the implementation of BIM, or Building Information Modeling, the concept that data be attached to its corresponding digital model. The idea here is to ease communication between project partners by having one point-of-reference, one model that can be used through all design phases — from sketching to construction. 

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Topics: Martyn Horne, BIM, COBie, IFC, Nemetschek Group, Vectorworks UK, BIM Show Live 2019, BIM Show Live, UK BIM Alliance

Celebrating Dwyer Architectural on International Women's Day

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 3/8/19 9:34 AM   |  5 min read time

For International Women’s Day this year, we want to celebrate Dwyer Architectural, the women-owned firm with locations in Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo, New York. Established in 2010, their nineteen-person firm has worked tirelessly within the healthcare, medical research, and higher education fields to create stunning designs for their clients. In 2013, they applied for and were accepted into the New York State Minority and Women Business Development (NY MWBE) program, allowing them to become a certified women-owned firm, a change that has helped them make a name for themselves within the architecture industry.

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Topics: Vectorworks Architect, BIM, Syracuse, Rochester, NY MWBE program, women-owned firm, International Women’s Day, Dwyer Architectural, Buffalo, New York, Kelly Yahi, Kimberly A. Dwyer, Maternity Renovation, Upstate University Hospital Community Campus, Curt Henry, Community Memorial Hospital

Architosh Highlights Bleeding Edge Innovation at Vectorworks

Posted by Lisa Lance on 11/1/18 9:52 AM   |  1 min read time

Robots for the construction industry. Artificial intelligence. Augmented reality. These are just a few of the innovations our CEO, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, recently discussed with Anthony Frausto-Robledo, publisher and editor-in-chief of Architosh.

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Topics: Augmented Reality, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, BIM, artificial intelligence, machine learning

Unleash Your Creativity with Vectorworks 2019

Posted by Lisa Lance on 9/12/18 10:26 AM   |  1 min read time

Today's the day! Meet the newest versions of Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Designer, as well as Braceworks and Vision. 

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Topics: Dr. Biplab Sarkar, openBIM, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, 3D, 3D Modeling, BIM, Vectorworks Landmark, Braceworks, vectorworks 2019

IttenBrechbühl Presents SwissFEL BIM Project at the 2018 Architecture Biennale in Venice

Posted by Lisa Lance on 7/26/18 10:22 AM   |  1 min read time

Architecture and general planning practice IttenBrechbühl exhibited a spatial installation with images of the SwissFEL, Switzerland’s X-ray free-electron laser, at the renowned Architecture Biennale in Venice.

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Topics: Building Information Modeling, Second China BIM Forum, SwissFEL, BIM, Paul Scherrer Institute, IttenBrechbuhl, 2018 Architecture Biennale, European Cultural Foundation, Swiss Free Electron Laser

Workflow Wednesday: How to Improve Your Bottom Line with Better Resource Management

Posted by Lisa Lance on 1/3/18 8:25 AM   |  1 min read time

If you’re a BIM manager, you understand the importance of office standards and managing resources. We’d like to help make your job easier. Whether you work in a large or small firm, we have a new guide just for you.

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Topics: Resource Manager, BIM, Workflow Wednesday, BIM Manager

Workflow Wednesday: The Guide You Need to Make the Move to BIM

Posted by Lisa Lance on 12/13/17 10:49 AM   |  1 min read time

Making the move to BIM? We have a new tool to help you assess your organization’s existing processes and procedures to align your BIM goals with your defined BIM uses. It’s call the Strategic Planning Guide for Adopting BIM.

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Topics: Vectorworks Architect, BIM, Workflow Wednesday

New Video Shows Big BIM in Practice

Posted by Lisa Lance on 12/12/17 12:16 PM   |  1 min read time

In this video, the team at Itten+Brechbühl AG discusses how successful implementation of a Big BIM process has transformed the way the firm approaches design — and solidified their name as a leading architecture firm in Switzerland.

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Topics: Big BIM, BIM, Case Studies, Itten+Brechbuhl AG

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