Seeing is Believing When it Comes to BIM Workflows

Posted by Pete Hicks on 1/15/16 1:24 PM   |  1 min read time

If you’re thinking about implementing a BIM workflow or making BIM a more integral part of your design process, then there is plenty of information out there to help. However, if you're looking to go beyond the concepts behind BIM and see it in action for yourself, pick up a copy of Innovative Vectorworks BIM. This collection of detailed, illustrated case studies showcases projects from the United Kingdom paired with an introduction to BIM modeling to help you reimagine your workflows.

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Topics: Education, Innovative Vectorworks BIM, Jonathan Reeves, resources, Vectorworks Architect, 3D, 3D Modeling, BIM, Case Study, Community, Computers Unlimited

Awards Season Kicks off Early for Vectorworks Architect 2016

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 12/14/15 12:54 PM   |  3 min read time

We've done it again! For six years and counting, we’ve been honored by the Construction Computing Awards, an annual program that celebrates the technology, tools, and solutions that aid in the effective design, construction, maintenance, and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing, as well as civil engineering projects of all sizes.

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Topics: Architecture, JR Architecture, Stewart Rom, The Hammers, awards, BIM, CADschool, Cadventure, Community, Computers Unlimited, Construction Computing Awards, Darick DeHart, "One to Watch" Product Award, Vectorworks Architect 2016

BIM Unlimited Receives Recognition with Build New York Live Award

Posted by Guest Author on 10/9/15 11:39 AM   |  7 min read time

By Martyn Horne, Group Product Development, Computers Unlimited

BIM Unlimited won the BEST USE OF BIM FOR SUSTAINABILITY OR CONSTRUCTABILITY award at the Build Earth Live event last week. This virtual, global design competition revolved around a site location in New York City. Like previous competitions such as Build London, Sydney, and Qatar, teams had just 48 hours to publish their proposals to Asite's Adoddle cloud-based collaboration platform.

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Topics: Asite, BIM Unlimited, Martyn Horne, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Adoddle, awards, BIM, Build Earth Live, Build Live, Build New York Live, Cloud, Community, competition, Computers Unlimited, partnership

Growing Our Practice with Vectorworks Architect

Posted by Guest Author on 7/2/15 9:55 AM   |  3 min read time

By David Seccombe, Director at Gráinne O’Keeffe Architects Ltd

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Topics: Architecture, Grainne O'Keeffe Architects, Renderworks, Tamsin Slatter, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Community, Computers Unlimited, David Seccombe, Design Software Solutions, Vectorworks Fundamentals

Fade Art Exhibition Examines Beauty, Aging, and Relationships with Color

Posted by Pete Hicks on 1/19/15 10:58 AM   |  1 min read time

In an increasingly youth-oriented world, obsessed with physical perfection, interior designer and artist Niloufar Lamakan explores the concepts of beauty and aging in her upcoming “Fade” exhibition. Fade, which will run from January 26 to the 31 at the Clerkenwell Gallery in London, challenges the notion that life begins with youth and vibrancy and fades into invisible grayness. Inspired by the unexpected behavior of color combinations, Lamakan is concerned with how people interact with color at different stages of life.

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Topics: Architecture, Fade, Clerkenwell Gallery, Community, Computers Unlimited, Fade Art Exhibition, interior design, Kesoon Chance, Niloufar Lamakan, Project Highlight

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

Discover Vectorworks at Ecobuild 2014 in London

Posted by Lisa Lance on 3/3/14 9:48 AM   |  1 min read time

Ecobuild 2014, the world's leading event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment, will take place March 4-6 at the ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre.

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Topics: ExceL London, Nemetschek Scia, BIM, Computers Unlimited, Ecobuild 2014, Kerio, MakerBot, trade shows, Wacom

Four Buildings Designed by Firms Using Vectorworks Named to RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist

Posted by Lisa Lance on 8/6/13 11:39 AM   |  1 min read time

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) recently announced its shortlist for the prestigious Stirling Prize, and four of the six nominees were designed by architecture firms that use Vectorworks Architect software.

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Topics: Architecture, Hawkins\Brown, RIBA Stirling Prize, Royal Institute of British Architects, Steven Shorter, Vectorworks Architect, Alison Brooks Architects, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Computers Unlimited, Grafton Architects, Niall McLaughlin Architects

Popular UK-based TV series uses Vectorworks Landmark software for garden visualizations

Posted by Julie McClure on 6/26/13 11:38 AM   |  1 min read time

Horticultural hit TV series “Love Your Garden” returned to the airways on June 25, featuring some short visualizations created by Jonathan Reeves Architecture with Vectorworks Landmark software. You can view the visualizations, used to illustrate various design concepts, on the website of our UK distributor Computers Unlimited.

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Topics: Education, Spun Gold TV, Alan Titchmarsh, Community, Computers Unlimited, ITV1, itvplayer, Landmark, Landscape, Love Your Garden

Nemetschek Vectorworks distributors gather in Washington, D.C.

Posted by Lisa Lance on 6/14/13 11:07 AM   |  1 min read time

Last week, Vectorworks software distributors from around the world convened in Washington, D.C. for our annual conference.

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Topics: Megabits Trust, Planet Vectorworks, Community, Computers Unlimited, ComputerWorks GmbH

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