January Tech Roundup

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 1/24/19 2:55 PM   |  1 min read time

Step into the new year with this month’s tech round up… 

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Topics: Building Information Modeling, Sarah Barrett, Tech Roundup, Luc Lefebvre, January Tech Roundup, Point Cloud Enhancement, Schematic Design, Point Clouds command, Connect Combine tool

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

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

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 9/12/17 9:26 AM   |  5 min read time

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.

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

Tech Roundup: August 2017, IFC Data Mapping

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 8/30/17 1:40 PM   |  1 min read time

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.   

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

François Lévy Commends the “I” in BIM

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 8/3/17 9:23 AM   |  1 min read time

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.

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

ICYMI: Eric Gilbey's Interview with Landscape Architecture Podcast

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 6/30/17 9:02 AM   |  9 min read time

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.

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

Coming Together with BIM

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 6/9/17 9:12 AM   |  1 min read time

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.

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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

Treat Yourself to Inspiration, Personalized Tech Support, and Hands-On Training at the Vectorworks Design Summit

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 3/29/17 11:06 AM   |  2 min read time

Everyone needs some time to focus on personal growth — that’s why our 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit is designer focused, to give you time to hone your skills and connect with others in the industry. This year, meet up with us in Charm City (otherwise known as Baltimore, MD) from September 18 to 20, 2017 for industry sessions, tech support, networking events, and inspirational keynotes, plus hands-on training opportunities to improve your company’s bottom line.

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Topics: Architecture, Building Information Modeling, DWG, Entertainment, graphical scripting, Nicole Davison, Steve Shelley, Todd McCurdy, Vectorworks, 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit, 2d to 3d modeling, Arx Pax Labs, BIM, Bryan Goff, Continuing Education Credits, Field Template LLC, Greg Henderson, Grey Leaf Design, Huitt-Zollars, Inc., Landscape, Vectorworks Design Summit

Experience Your Best Workflows with Vectorworks 2017 Software

Posted by Pete Hicks on 9/14/16 8:35 AM   |  4 min read time

You asked — we delivered. Vectorworks 2017 software includes more than 100 improvements and new features, over 70 percent of which were driven by designer feedback. From a best-in-industry Resource Manager and innovative irrigation tools to an improved Vectorworks Graphics Module and immersive virtual reality features, our new line of software empowers you to create unmatched experiences like never before.

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Topics: 3D label legends, Architecture, Building Information Modeling, cable tools, Chad Hamilton, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Entertainment, Planet Vectorworks, Pults & Associates LLP, Resource Manager, Sholight LLC, Spotlight, Structural Member Objects, Structural Member tool, Tyler Littman, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Vision, webinars, Architect, Barman+Smart Design, BIM, Hamilton + Aitken Architects, Ion Webster, Irrigation Tools, Kellan Vincent, Landmark, Landscape, Neil Barman, Vectorworks 2017, #Vectorworks2017, Vincent Landscapes Inc., Virtual Reality, Web View

Grow Your Site Information Modeling Skills and Earn 1 LA CES HSW PDH

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 8/16/16 11:16 AM   |  1 min read time

With the increasing importance of landscape ordinances and green building codes, landscape architects are now required to submit more drawings, make more edits, and keep track of more data than ever before. Now you can learn more about best practices for meeting these growing demands in a webinar worth 1 LA CES HSW PDH, “Augmenting Landscape Architects’ Design Workflows with Information Modeling.”

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Topics: Building Information Modeling, reports, smart objects, Stephen Schrader, sustainability, Worksheets, 1 LA CES HSW PDH, Augmenting Landscape Architect’s Design Workflows, BIM, continuing education, Continuing Education Credits, Holcombe Norton Partners, Inspiration Page, Landscape, webinar

Vectorworks Employee Named Chair of buildingSMART International's Implementation Support Group

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 3/8/16 1:57 PM   |  2 min read time

Created to support the various implementation and certification activities for buildingSMART standards, buildingSMART International's Implementation Support Group (ISG) works to improve and promote the use of Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) and the BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) for the exchange and sharing of Building Information Model (BIM) data among different software products. To offer context to the alphabet soup, IFC is intended to describe building and construction industry data and BCF is an open file XML format that supports workflow communication in BIM processes. And now, our very own Jeffrey W. Ouellette, Assoc. AIA, IES, senior product specialist – architecture industry, has been appointed to Chair the group following several years of dedicated service.

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Topics: Building Information Modeling, buildingSMART International, Jeffrey W. Ouellette, AEC Industry, BIM, BIM Collaboration Format (BCF), buildingSMART International's Implementation Suppo, buildingSMART standards, IFC, IFC-Compatible Implementations Database, implementation of BIM interoperability using IFC, Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), Jeff Ouellette, XML Format

Vectorworks 2016: New Software, New Look

Posted by Hannah Force on 9/16/15 8:28 AM   |  3 min read time

We’ve had a lot to celebrate this year, including our 30-year anniversary, the inaugural Vectorworks Design Summit, and the opening of our Atlanta office. But 2015 isn’t over yet, and we have two more things to celebrate: today's release of Vectorworks 2016 software and the announcement of our rebrand as Vectorworks, Inc.

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Topics: 2d model, 3D model, Biplab Sarkar, Building Information Modeling, Planet Vectorworks, Renderworks, Sean Flaherty, Spotlight, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Service Select, #VectorworksSummit, 3D Modeling, BIM, Landmark, Nemetschek Vectorworks, The Nemetschek Group, The Vectorworks Design Summit, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks 30-day trial, Vectorworks Architect 2016, Vectorworks Design Summit, Vectorworks Fundamentals, Vectorworks Landmark 2016, Vectorworks Renderworks 2016, Vectorworks Spotlight 2016, #Vectorworks2016

New Partnership with Datacubist Oy Strengthens IFC Data Quality Exchange

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 10/30/14 11:59 AM   |  2 min read time

As part of our efforts to help designers increase productivity through Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows, we are excited to announce a new partnership with Datacubist Oy, the creators of simplebim, Now, designers who use Vectorworks Architect can export their IFC-STP files and import them into the simplebim application to trim unnecessary data, as well as validate, edit, and add non-geometric data directly within the IFC file. Simplebim is a BIM software platform that enhances IFC data exchange between AECO professionals.

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Topics: AECO, Building Information Modeling, Jeremy Powell, Jiri Hietanen, Open BIM, simplebim, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, BIM, Datacubist Oy, IFC, Nemetschek Vectorworks

The Toni-Areal by EM2N Celebrates its Grand Opening

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 10/14/14 11:49 AM   |  1 min read time

After five years of construction, the newly renovated Toni-Areal officially opened its doors last month. The site of the former milk processing facility is now home to the Zürich University of the Arts and the Zürich University of Applied Sciences. The Toni-Areal is one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken in Zürich and is considered one of the largest sites in Switzerland.

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Topics: Architecture, Building Information Modeling, EM2N, Mathias Müller, Sucess Story, Toni-Areal, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, BIM, Case Study, Daniel Niggli, Zürich University of Applied Sciences, Zürich University of the Arts

Transform the World with Vectorworks 2015 Design Software

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 9/16/14 12:01 PM   |  4 min read time

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Topics: 3D model, Biplab Sarkar, Building Information Modeling, Open GL, Planet Vectorworks, Renderworks, Sean Flaherty, Sketchup, Vectorworks Service Select, www.vectorworks2015.net, 3D Modeling, BIM, CINEMA 4D, Cloud, Curtain Wall, Nemetschek Vectorworks, vectorworks 2015, Vectorworks Nomad, Vectorworks Remote

New Book Illustrates That BIM is for Practices of All Sizes

Posted by Hannah Force on 7/31/14 10:56 AM   |  2 min read time

Computers Unlimited, the Vectorworks software distributor in the United Kingdom, recently sponsored the publication of a new book that dispels the misconception that BIM is appropriate only for larger practices. Written by architect and author Robert Klaschka, BIM in Small Practices: Illustrated Case Studies features 10 BIM projects designed by small architectural firms. One of those case studies focuses on industry expert Jonathan Reeves, who has been a loyal Vectorworks user since 1991.

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Topics: Architecture, Building Information Modeling, Jonathan Reeves, Jonathan Reeves Architecture, Kingsway School, Robert Klaschka, Simplified Collaboration, Small Practices, United Kingdom, Vectorworks Architect, 2D Drafting, 3D Modeling, BIM, BIM in Small Practices: Illustrated Case Studies, Building Regulations, Case Studies, Computers Unlimited, Environmental Standards, Gloucester, JRA, Large Practices, Quattro Design Architects, Vectorworks software

New Partnership with Synchro Software Increases Support for Open BIM and IFC Interoperability

Posted by Julie McClure on 4/15/14 11:55 AM   |  1 min read time

We've entered into an exciting partnership with Synchro Software Ltd. to provide truly open and flexible collaboration between architectural modeling and construction planning BIM tools. Synchro Software is one of the world's leading providers for project management and project scheduling solutions for the building industry.

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Topics: Building Information Modeling, Open BIM, TIISA, Tom Dengenis, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, BIM, Community, Consortium Heleno & Fonseca, IFC, Industry Foundation Classes, Synchro Software Ltd.

UK Architect Finds His Stride with Landscape Visualization for Hit TV Show Love Your Garden

Posted by Julie McClure on 2/26/14 11:42 AM   |  1 min read time

Days are never dull for RIBA Chartered Architect Jonathan Reeves, whose firm, Jonathan Reeves Architecture, offers a mix of architecture, 3D modeling and visualization, and training services. He devotes much of that instructional time to teaching architects how to optimize their work and adopt Building Informational Modeling (BIM) workflows with Vectorworks software, which he also sells.

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Topics: Building Information Modeling, Firm Profile, Jonathan Reeves, Jonathan Reeves Architecture, Renderworks, RIBA, Success Story, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Artlantis Studio, BIM, Case Study, Landmark, Landscape, Love Your Garden, Project Highlight, Vectorworks Landmark, Visualization

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