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Vectorworks Shines a Spotlight on Churchgoers

Posted by Troy McConnell on 11/9/18 10:07 AM
At 20 years old, Ohio native Jacob VanVlymen has found himself on the production design team at the largest megachurch in the Las Vegas area. Every Sunday morning, thousands gather at Central Church to attend services with a production quality you would expect when considering its Las Vegas locale.  Read More

Topics: Vectorworks Students, Education, Central Church, Jacob VanVlymen, lighting design, stage design, concert design

Render's Game: Vectorworks Partners with AIAS For Annual Design Competition

Posted by Troy McConnell on 10/22/18 9:45 AM
For the second year, we are celebrating the next generation of designers through our partnership with the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). Together, we are sponsoring the second annual AIAS In Studio Render/Sketch Competition. Read More

Topics: The American Institute of Architecture Students, AIAS, Nick Serfass, AIAS Forum, Education, InStudio Render/Sketch competition, Jenny Nguyen, Mark Davis

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: 2D Drafting, Architecture, AutoCAD, CAD, Education, For the Love of Design, Industrial Tech, Industrial Technologies, 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: Academic Newsletter, Architecture, DeMontfort University, Education, For the Love of Design, interior design, master project, occupational therapy, rendering, #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: Academic Newsletter, Education, Entertainment, For the Love of Design, Frank Brault, Frankly Speaking, @FrankOnDesign, 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: Academic Newsletter, Anthony Caldwell, Architecture, BIM, building information model, Education, For the Love of Design, Pharos Lighthouse, reconstruction, UCLA Experiential Technologies Center, Vectorworks Academic Research Grant

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, Frank Brault, Frankly Speaking, @FrankOnDesign, inspiration, Las Vegas, SILV, Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, Times Square, TKTS 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, Landscape, Marionette, Project Sharing, resource, Subdivision Surfaces, Tech Roundup, Tutorial, #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, Landscape, rendering, Rendering for Success, Renderworks, resource, Tutorial, video, Visualizing Success with Rendering Software

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, point cloud, rendering, resources, Tech Roundup, video

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