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

Posted by Lisa Lance on 7/26/18 10:22 AM
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. Read More

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

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

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
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. Read More

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

Experience Your Best Workflows with Vectorworks 2017 Software

Posted by Pete Hicks on 9/14/16 8:35 AM
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. Read More

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

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

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 8/16/16 11:16 AM
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.” Read More

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

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

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 3/8/16 1:57 PM
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. Read More

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

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