Video: Relive the Magic of LDI 2019

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 12/4/19 12:00 PM   |  1 min read time

Cue the fog machines, lighting, and jumbo screens. There’s no tradeshow like the Live Design International Show (LDI) — with around 14,000 attendees in the Las Vegas Convention center, the show felt like a rock concert. The leading conference for live design professionals from all around the globe, LDI hosts a community working in a wide range of international live and broadcast venues — festivals, corporate events, theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, architainment, and houses of worship. 

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Topics: LDI, Spotlight, Vision, connectCAD, video, Braceworks, number instruments tool, GDTF, General Device Type Format, Live Design International Show

Meet Vectorworks 2020: Clearly Insightful. Simply Powerful.

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 9/10/19 10:01 AM   |  3 min read time

The wait is over. Vectorworks 2020 is officially here — bringing powerful new features to support every step of your design process.

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Topics: geographic information system, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Vectorworks Landmark, VGM, Braceworks, List Browser Direct Editing, Vectorworks 2020, Live Data Visualization, Data Manager, history-based modeling, IFC referencing, section viewports, DMX patching, path-based walkthrough animations, truss improvements, NDI stream, hinge plates

Using Spotlight to Coordinate Megachurch Productions

Posted by Alex Altieri on 9/9/19 11:14 AM   |  4 min read time

We often tout Vectorworks Spotlight as the industry standard for entertainment design, documentation, and production. But what else can the program accomplish? There’s an entire world of event planning that requires an all-in-one solution; a program not only to design, but one to make plans, present them, and have them reviewed, too.

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Topics: event planning, Revit, Vectorworks Spotlight, PDF, Braceworks, Collaboration, import/export, Photoshop, Reuben Poon, Megachurch, C3 Church

One Event. Two Days. 3D Design and Demos to Rock Expo-Scène 2019

Posted by Joshua Cooper on 4/3/19 10:05 AM   |  2 min read time

Expo-Scène 2019, a two-day event taking place in Montreal, is kicking off April 17-18, and we want to see you there! Hosted by the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT) — a national organization that works for the betterment of the Canadian live performance community — this annual event is dedicated to professionals working with audio, sound, lighting, audiovisual, visual, and multimedia technologies. 

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Topics: Jim Woodward, Vectorworks Spotlight, Neil Barman, Braceworks, Vectorworks Vision, CITI/ICTS, Expo-Scène 2019

February Tech Roundup

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 2/21/19 10:52 AM   |  2 min read time

Valentine’s Day may be over, but we have an extra special treat for you to indulge in. Here is your February tech roundup filled with our latest tips and tutorials to keep you ahead of the curve…

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, Braceworks, February Tech Roundup, Moving from AutoCAD, schematic 3D model, slab styles, Ben Elmore, Spotlight Essentials Seminar, wall styles, floor objects, Manipulating 3D Geometry, Editing Solids, on-demand webinar

We Have a New Official Distributor in South Africa

Posted by Lisa Lance on 9/18/18 10:17 AM   |  1 min read time

The demands of the entertainment industry are constantly evolving, and access to state-of-the-art technology is more critical than ever. In response to this, we are pleased to announce that DWR Distribution has been appointed an official distributor for Vectorworks Spotlight, Braceworks, and Vision software in South Africa.

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Braceworks, Dylan Jones, DWR Distribution, Tara Grant, Duncan Riley

Vectorworks 2019 Webinars: What You Need to Know

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 9/14/18 1:34 PM   |  2 min read time

Excited about Vectorworks 2019 and want to learn more?

Join us for a free, “What’s New” webinar and discover the latest improvements and new features. We’re offering different webinars for the architecture, landscape, and entertainment design industries. Read the presentation descriptions below and register today.

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Topics: previsualization, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, webinars, AEC Industry, Landscape industry, Vectorworks Landmark, Braceworks, BIM workflow, #Vectorworks2019, What's New Webinars, Entertainment industry, landscape modeling, rigging design

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

Rigging the 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games in Australia with Braceworks

Posted by Lisa Lance on 5/7/18 9:48 AM   |  3 min read time
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) were held in the City of the Gold Coast in Australia in April with more than 4,400 athletes from 71 Commonwealth Games Associations. The largest sporting event to be staged in Australia this decade, GC2018 featured the largest integrated sports program in Commonwealth Games history, comprising 18 sports and seven para-sports.
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Topics: OzCAD, Braceworks, GCCEC, Ben Morris, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Chris Davey, GC2018

All You Need to Know About the 2018 Prolight + Sound Show

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 4/30/18 2:24 PM   |  2 min read time

Last week, the annual Prolight + Sound show took place in Frankfurt, Germany, with over 90,000 visitors from 152 countries. This event allowed many of our esteemed Vectorworks colleagues to share the latest and greatest in entertainment design.

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Topics: Andreas Thierer, Germany, Jeremy Powell, Jim Woodward, Moritz Staffel, Vision, Brandon Eckstorm, ComputerWorks, entertainment design, Frankfurt, Braceworks, Deersoft GmbH, Vectorworks Entertainment, Josef Valchar, Gerhard Krude, General Device Type Format, Robe lighting, Prolight + Sound 2018, Rüdiger Benz, Marvin Säuberlich, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Jörg Schuchardt, René Berhorst, press briefing, MA Lighting Technology, CADLIFE GbR

Happy New Year and Happy New Roundup!

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 1/18/18 9:19 AM   |  2 min read time

Already struggling to keep your design resolutions? We’re here to keep you on track with this month’s technical roundup, a compilation of insightful tips and tricks, helpful webinars, and software updates.  

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Topics: Augmented Reality, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, MAXON, Vectorworks Nomad App, Braceworks, January Tech Roundup, Halo Background Effect, CINEBENCH, Braceworks Webinars

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