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Getting Schooled in Vectorworks Software

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 2/8/17 11:23 AM
When we think of Vectorworks software users, we typically picture design professionals or aspiring university students, but in Ladue, Missouri, Sharrie Cognac is working with an unlikely group: middle school students. Since 1998, Cognac has been teaching the seventh and eighth graders of Ladue Middle School how to design and draft using Vectorworks software as a part of her Industrial Technologies courses. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Education, For the Love of Design, Industrial Technologies, 2D Drafting, AutoCAD, CAD, Industrial Tech, interior design, Ladue Middle School, Mac

Great Design for a Good Cause with One Student's Master Project

Posted by Hannah Force on 11/4/16 11:51 AM
When it comes time for students to start their master project, it can seem like an ominous, looming task, and making up your mind on what to focus on can be difficult, too. But for Raphael Leonida, a recent DeMontfort University graduate, he knew exactly what he wanted to design for his master project: an occupational therapy center. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Education, For the Love of Design, master project, rendering, Academic Newsletter, DeMontfort University, interior design, occupational therapy, #VectorworksFeatureMe

Frankly Speaking: 5 Ways to Get Past a Creative Block

Posted by Guest Author on 10/20/16 10:18 AM
By Frank Brault, Product Marketing Manager – Entertainment Read More

Topics: Education, Entertainment, For the Love of Design, Frankly Speaking, @FrankOnDesign, Academic Newsletter, Frank Brault, inspiration

Modern Tech Meets Ancient Architecture with Vectorworks Academic Grant

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 10/11/16 11:41 AM
Anthony Caldwell, with the UCLA Experiential Technologies Center, set out seven years ago to understand how the legendary Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was constructed. Since receiving the first Vectorworks Academic Research Grant, the team has arrived at an answer. “Our research question was: could the lighthouse have existed in the form that is described? And the answer, the bottom line, is yes,” says Caldwell. Read More

Topics: Architecture, building information model, Education, For the Love of Design, Pharos Lighthouse, reconstruction, UCLA Experiential Technologies Center, Vectorworks Academic Research Grant, Academic Newsletter, Anthony Caldwell, BIM

Frankly Speaking: Balancing Creative Inspiration and Design Execution

Posted by Guest Author on 8/18/16 9:55 AM
By Frank Brault, Product Marketing Manager – Entertainment Read More

Topics: Education, Entertainment, For the Love of Design, Frankly Speaking, @FrankOnDesign, SILV, TKTS Times Square, Frank Brault, inspiration, Las Vegas, Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, Times Square

Tech Roundup: August 2016

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 8/12/16 11:42 AM
#Vectorworks2017 will be released in the coming months. But before you get too excited about launching into our new software, take a minute to refresh your skills with some of the big features released in Vectorworks 2016 with these tutorial playlists. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Education, Entertainment, Project Sharing, resource, Subdivision Surfaces, Tech Roundup, Tutorial, Landscape, Marionette, #Vectorworks2016, #Vectorworks2017

Render for Success with this New Tutorial Series

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 7/28/16 12:00 PM
Usually, the more time you spend on a rendering the better the output, but you typically can’t afford to spend multiple days finishing a single image. Understanding how to balance time and quality in your rendering workflow is a key to success. This training series will help you understand how to save on time while still producing high-quality renderings by investigating the full capabilities of Renderworks software. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Education, Entertainment, rendering, Rendering for Success, Renderworks, resource, Tutorial, Visualizing Success with Rendering Software, Landscape, video

Tech Roundup: July 2016

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 7/18/16 11:00 AM
Dive into this month’s Tech Roundup with two new tutorial videos. Read More

Topics: Education, MeshLab, Planet Vectorworks, rendering, resources, Tech Roundup, point cloud, video

Ron Kwaske, AIA, on Mies-Inspired Young Talent Architecture Award

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 7/12/16 10:52 AM
Vectorworks is proud to support innovative young designers and honor the creative visionaries who have paved the way for their success; that’s why we’re sponsoring the Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA), organized by the Fundacío Mies van der Rohe. European institutions of higher education have until July 29, 2016 to recognize their architecture, urban planning, and landscape design students by registering and nominating their best projects from the 2015-2016 academic year. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Education, Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Illinois Institute of Technology, Kwaske Collaborative, Landscape Design, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Mies, Planet Vectorworks, Ron Kwaske, S.R Crown Hall, sponsorship, Architecture student, Chicago Federal Center, competition, inspiration, Landscape, urban planning, Young Talent Architecture Award 2016, YTAA

Plot a New Course: Unconventional Careers for Exceptional Entertainment Designers

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 7/1/16 10:32 AM
Whether you're about to make your first foray into the professional world or you just want to shake things up with your career, it's can be challenging to think outside-the-box and discover new opportunities to pursue. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of jobs you might not have even considered yet. Read More

Topics: Broadwayworld, Carnival, Education, Entertainment, For the Love of Design, OffStageJobs, Playbill, resources, Royal Caribbean, r/TechTheatre, Spotlight, StageJobsPro, theme parks, trade show booths, window displays, Academic Newsletter, Celebrity Cruises, corporate events, cruise lines, Disney Cruise Line, entertainment design, inspiration, museum exhibits, tent shows

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