Using Spotlight to Coordinate Megachurch Productions

Posted by Alex Altieri on 9/9/19 11:14 AM   |  4 min read time

We often tout Vectorworks Spotlight as the industry standard for entertainment design, documentation, and production. But what else can the program accomplish? There’s an entire world of event planning that requires an all-in-one solution; a program not only to design, but one to make plans, present them, and have them reviewed, too.

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Topics: event planning, Revit, Vectorworks Spotlight, PDF, Braceworks, Collaboration, import/export, Photoshop, Reuben Poon, Megachurch, C3 Church

Pedestrian Simulation Software SimTread 2.4 Update Hits the Ground

Posted by Hannah Force on 5/12/16 9:53 AM   |  3 min read time

The acts of directing people through a museum, expediting fans’ exit from a football stadium, and simulating the evacuation of entire cities for natural disasters all share one common thread: they benefit from SimTread pedestrian simulation software. Developed by the Japanese Vectorworks distributor A&A Co., Ltd in partnership with Waseda University and Takenaka Corporation, this Vectorworks software plug-in tackles an array of crowd control needs such as analyzing pedestrian traffic flow, evaluating evacuation times, and verifying a design’s circulation patterns. With version 2.4 released today, anyone responsible for disaster preparedness, public safety, facilities management, or event, municipal, or campus planning will be better poised to handle circulation studies and flow analysis.

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Topics: A&A Co. Ltd., AIA Convention, #AIACon16, Architecture, campus planning, disaster preparedness, Dr. Takeshi Kimura, event planning, Jeremy Powell, municipal planning, Plot Travel Time command, public safety, SimTread 2.4, Takenaka Corporation, Waseda University, Create Measurement Result command, Evacuation of entire cities, facilities management, partnership, Pedestrian simulation software

3 Questions, 2 Judges, 1 Scholarship Worth $10,000

Posted by Pete Hicks on 8/7/15 9:14 AM   |  3 min read time

Want to win $10,000? The deadline for the Vectorworks Design Scholarship is less than a month away. As you finalize your application, get some advice on crafting the perfect project from two of the program’s judges: Michael Klaers, lighting designer and founder of California-based design firm The Small Group, and David Chadwick, editor of CAD User Magazine, a trusted news source for the AEC industry in the United Kingdom.

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Topics: Architecture, Education, Entertainment, environmental design, event planning, exhibit design, Landscape Design, machine design, Planet Vectorworks, scenic design, Scholarship, urban design, woodworking, awards, Community, competition, construction, David Chadwick, engineering, #FundMyVision, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, Landscape Architecture, lighting design, MIchael Klaers, theater design, urban planning, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

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