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

US Plans to Release Version Three of The National BIM Standard in 2014

Posted by Jeff Ouellette on 1/16/14 11:10 AM   |  3 min read time

This is a guest article from Jeffrey W. Ouellette, Assoc. AIA, one of our BIM and AECO industry specialists.

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Topics: Building Information Modeling, Jeffrey W. Ouellette, National BIM Standard - United States, National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSM, The National BIM Standard Project Committee, Vectorworks Architect, BIM, Building Innovation 2014 The National Institute of, NBIMS-US, The National BIM Standard-United States Version 3

Vectorworks Competes in Shoot-out at BIM BAM BOOM!

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 11/8/13 11:45 AM   |  2 min read time

To celebrate Architecture Month in October, also known as Archtober, the AIA Orlando hosted BIM BAM BOOM!, a charrette style “shoot-out” aimed at showcasing the advantages of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Three teams participated in the event, including Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., which was represented by Architectural Industry Specialists Wes Gardner, Assoc. AIA, and Luis Ruiz, and Lead Trainer Don Ward. Teams from Revit and ArchiCAD also participated.

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Topics: AIA Orlando, BIM BAM BOOM, Building Information Modeling, Don Ward, Revit, Usonian, Vectorworks, ArchiCAD, BIM, Community, Frank Lloyd Wright, Luis Ruiz, Nemetschek Vectorworks, Wes Gardner

ComputerWorks Hosts the First German BIM Camp in Stuttgart

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 8/14/13 11:22 AM   |  1 min read time

Nemetschek Vectorworks' BIM Camp events took the U.S. by storm beginning in 2012, providing attendees with the knowledge to effectively transition to a Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow. Since then, BIM Camps have traveled to Japan, Switzerland, and the Benelux region.

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Topics: Andreas Thierer, Building Information Modeling, Germany, Open BIM, Vectorworks, Auer+Weber+Assoziierte GmbH, BIM, BIM Camp, Community, ComputerWorks, Tina Kierzek

BuildingSMART conference in Germany

Posted by Jessie Newburn on 10/26/09 12:21 PM   |  1 min read time

Our VP of Integrated Practice, Robert Anderson, was invited to speak at the BuildingSMART conference in Germany, an event focused on BIM, Building Information Modeling. Robert spoke about recent interoperability (IFC) activities involving Vectorworks, including BIMstorm, the Stockholm interchange event of September 2008, AECOO, and various GSA initiatives. He also, "exhorted the assembled company" (his words) to make IFC a better standard for product data and, of course, plug Vectorworks as a BIM platform. Go Robert!

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Topics: Building Information Modeling, Germany, Robert Anderson, BIM, BuildingSMART, IFC

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