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Sketch to BIM Webinar Series Presents the Concept of a Holistic Workflow Where BIM Informs Design Decisions

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 10/10/17 3:44 PM
Feeling wary about integrating BIM into your workflow? Thinking that adopting BIM will disrupt your design process? Here are two ways that we can help. Read More

Topics: BIM, workflow, webinar series, Rubina Siddiqui, Wes Gardner, Architecture

Vectorworks Kicks Off U.S. Series of Seminars and Social Events

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 10/6/17 9:54 AM
Last month, we launched Vectorworks 2018 and hosted our third Vectorworks Design Summit, and we know what you are all thinking… What are we going to do next?  We’re headed across the U.S. with a series of FREE seminars and social events! Vectorworks product specialists and local users will be presenting on topics relevant to the architecture, landscape, and entertainment design industries. Each event will include an educational session and happy hour with an open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Read More

Topics: Boston Society of Architects, Pono Kitchen and Bar, AIA Austin, AIA, AIA Chicago, The Farm SoHo, AIA San Francisco, True Food Kitchen, WeWork Times Square, Dear Evan Hansen, The Voice, #Vectorworks2018, David Korins Design, Oscar Dominguez, Amanda Stephens, BIM

Vectorworks 2018: Say Hello to Enhanced BIM Usability, Design Productivity, Analysis, and More

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 9/12/17 9:26 AM
No more teasing, it’s finally here. Today, we released the English-version of Vectorworks 2018 software. Included in the release are Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer, and Fundamentals, as well as our previsualization software, Vision. This year we’ve also introduced, Braceworks, an entertainment rigging analysis add-on module targeted to design, production, and rigging professionals working on temporary entertainment structures. Read More

Topics: #Vectorworks2018, Vectorworks 2018, Biplab Sarkar, BIM, Braceworks, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Landmark, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vectorworks Fundamentals, Vectorworks Designer, Direct Section and Elevation editing, Wall modeling, title block customization, Drawings, throw and zoom, Video and Blended Screen, Tree survey data, site model contour editing, Jonathan Reeves, Jonathan Reeves Architecture, Vectorworks Service Select, Building Information Modeling, Multiple Drawing Views

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

François Lévy Commends the “I” in BIM

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 8/3/17 9:23 AM
This time there is an “I” in team, particularly with BIM data workflows. In a new article for Building Enclosure, “Building Information Modeling and Sustainable Building Envelopes,” architect François Lévy touches on how firms can take full advantage of BIM within their teams. Read More

Topics: BIM, BIM data, Building Enclosure, Building Information Modeling, François Lévy, Sustainable Building Envelopes, Vectorworks Architect

ICYMI: Eric Gilbey's Interview with Landscape Architecture Podcast

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 6/30/17 9:02 AM
When Michael Todoran, executive producer of the Landscape Architecture Podcast received an email from Braulio Gutierrez, one of his former Ohio State University peers, about software recommendations other than AutoCAD and Adobe Suite, he knew he needed to bring in another expert. Vectorworks’ Product Marketing Manager for the landscape industries, Eric Gilbey, PLA, ASLA, Prof. Member APLD, was ultimately interviewed by Todoran, so his podcast listeners could learn more about our software capabilities, and why it should become Gutierrez’s new preferred software. Read More

Topics: 3D Modeling, BIM, Braulio Gutierrez, Building Information Modeling, CAD, Eric Gilbey, Green Industry, Land Planning, Landmark software, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Architecture Podcast, Michael Todoran, MiniCAD, Parasolid, Resource Manager, site design, The Ohio State University, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

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

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

Looking to the Future of BIM and Beyond at the A’17 Conference

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 4/27/17 11:33 AM
The future may not be written, but you can get a glimpse of it at our booth at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando, Florida. From today, April 27 to Saturday, April 29, we’ll be in the Software & Technology Pavilion at booth #2863 previewing immersive technologies and showcasing how Vectorworks Architect enables you to take on a project of any scale and in any phase of design. Read More

Topics: 3D laser scanning, 3D Modeling, 3D modeling tools, AIA, AIA conference, AIA National Conference on Architecture 2017, Architecture, Augmented Reality, BIM, Daniel Monaghan, Florida, IFC Interoperability, Laser Scan, Next Gen 3D Modeling, Orlando, panorama, Vectorworks Architect, VR, web view and virtual reality

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