Using BIM in Landscape Architecture

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/6/19 5:52 PM   |  1 min read time

Landscape architects increasingly feel pressured to integrate BIM into their workflows to maintain ownership of the entire design and build process. This transition seems daunting, perhaps even unachievable, but several firms are up for the task.

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Topics: Open BIM, 3D, BIM, Case Study, IFC, IFC export, Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), Landscape Architecture, Marionette, Vectorworks Landmark, Collaboration, user success story, BIM for Landscape, scape Landschaftsarchitekten

A New Way to View the "I" in BIM

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/18/19 3:39 PM   |  10 min read time

In recent years, digital design has seen a transformation with the implementation of BIM, or Building Information Modeling, the concept that data be attached to its corresponding digital model. The idea here is to ease communication between project partners by having one point-of-reference, one model that can be used through all design phases — from sketching to construction. 

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Topics: Martyn Horne, BIM, COBie, IFC, Nemetschek Group, Vectorworks UK, BIM Show Live 2019, BIM Show Live, UK BIM Alliance

BIM Busters: It's Time to Expose 5 Mandate Myths

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 4/5/18 11:24 AM   |  6 min read time

If the new BIM mandates are causing concern for you or your firm, never fear! Today we are going to bust five myths related to BIM Level 2 — by showing you how Vectorworks power user bpr architects successfully completed a project working entirely in 3D.

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Topics: bpr architects, Case Study, IFC, Paul Beaty-Pownall, Tekla, BIM Level 2, The Ritterman Building, import/export, Middlesex University, higher education

Focus on Connection: New Ways to Work Faster and Smarter

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 11/10/17 9:47 AM   |  8 min read time

When it comes to Vectorworks software, we always strive for quality, but for the 2018 latest release, we also wanted to focus on connection.

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Topics: Jeremy Powell, Renderworks, Subdivision Modeling, Dan Monaghan, IFC, Marionette, The Nemetschek Group, Multiple Drawing Views, Rendered panoramas, #Vectorworks2018, Braceworks, connection

Training, Fun, and More at the Vectorworks Design Summit

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 9/26/17 9:42 AM   |  3 min read time

Last week we hosted our third annual Vectorworks Design Summit in Baltimore, MD. During the event, we got to meet and learn from inspiring designers, as well as showcase new Vectorworks 2018 features. If you couldn’t make it this year, here’s a run-down of what you missed: 

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Topics: Allied Work Architecture, Biplab Sarkar, 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit, Baltimore, Brad Cloepfil, Camden Yards, IFC, Vectorworks Design Summit, Balltimore Orioles

Vectorworks & Vision 2017 Service Pack 3 Performance Updates

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 3/21/17 11:49 AM   |  4 min read time

As part of our continued dedication to better serve designers, we just released Service Pack 3 for the Vectorworks 2017 software line. The updates include plenty of productivity and performance enhancements to improve your workflows.

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Topics: Architecture, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, DWG, Entertainment, Gaspar Potcnik, Open BIM, previsualization, rendering, Service Pack 3, SP3, VBvisual, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision 2017, 3D, 3D connexion, 3D mouse, BIM, CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, IFC, IFC Data Mapping, Landscape, Uncategorized, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks Landmark

Team BIM Unlimited Takes Home Award in Build Earth Live Hyperloop Competition

Posted by Guest Author on 12/12/16 11:42 AM   |  10 min read time

By Martyn Horne, Group Product Development, Exertis Unlimited

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Topics: Al Maktoum, Architecture, Asite, #BELHyperloop, BIM Unlimited, Dubai, Exertis Unlimited, Fujairah, Gregory Fortune, Irina Angelo, Jonathan Reeves, Martyn Horne, Renderworks, Rodrigo Couto, Rubén Hernández Fontana, Scia Engineer, SimTread, Solibri Model Checker, Takeshi Kimura, Tokyo University of Science, United Arab Emirates, University of Tokyo, Vectorworks Architect, Adoddle, BEL, BIM, Build Earth Live, Cloud, FlowDesigner, GIS, Hyperloop, IFC, Landmark, Synchro 4D, Vectorworks Landmark, Yasin Idris

Bring on the BIM: BIMobject App Available in Vectorworks 2017

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 11/1/16 11:57 AM   |  2 min read time

We are ‘BIM’ing with pride to announce that the free BIMobject App is now integrated into Vectorworks 2017 software. The App manages and downloads native Vectorworks content and easily converts DWG, SKP, and 3DS content into information-rich Vectorworks content. This is done entirely in the background and delivers the same user experience no matter the source data format. Additionally, the app includes over 4,600 objects from more than 260 brands, an unprecedented amount of content for a newly-introduced App. In turn, the manufacturers who support BIMobject with these formats gain immediate access to the Vectorworks user base of up to 650,000 users.

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Topics: BIMobject App, DWG, Planet Vectorworks, Robert Anderson, SKP, 3DS, BIM, BIMobject, IFC, IFC export

California Dreaming with a Vectorworks Academic Grant

Posted by Pete Hicks on 6/13/16 11:07 AM   |  4 min read time

The year is 1945. WWII just ended, millions of American soldiers are returning home, and there is a dire need for housing. Architects across the United States are struggling to find a way to cheaply and efficiently meet this need while still creating beautiful architecture. Enter Arts & Architecture magazine, creators of the Case Study Houses project, which called on designers to experiment with residential architecture and create model homes that would solve the housing crisis. The resulting iconic projects soon dotted the Los Angeles, California area, becoming an influential part of the era's architectural lexicon and inspiring designers for decades to come.

Professor Marco Hemmerling, of the Cologne University of Technology, Arts, and Sciences, and Markus Graf, a research assistant at the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture, believe that a visit to the Case Study Houses should be compulsory for architecture and design students. However, being based in Germany, they needed a more practical way to expose their students to these projects. Their answer was both practical and innovative, as they worked with students to bring the Case Study Houses into the 21st century by designing them in 3D.

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Topics: Adam Frost, Architecture, Arts & Architecture Magazine, Cologne University of Technology Arts and Sciences, Education, Marco Hemmerling, Markus Graf, Pierre Koenig, resources, Vectorworks Academic Grant, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, BIM, Case Study Houses, CINEMA 4D, Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Archit, IFC, inspiration, Stahl House

Get Your BIM On: BIMobject Now Hosts Vectorworks Content

Posted by Pete Hicks on 4/21/16 9:11 AM   |  1 min read time

BIMobject, the free repository of manufacturer-specific BIM objects, is now home to Vectorworks symbols, allowing you to develop, communicate, analyze, and add value to your design process. This development arose out of a partnership between Vectorworks and BIMobject, one of Europe’s largest and fastest-growing digital content management systems, after the two companies joined forces in an effort to better meet the needs of the AEC industry.

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Topics: BIMobject Cloud Portfolio, resources, Robert Anderson, Vectorworks symbols, 3D Modeling, BIM, BIMobject, Cloud, COBie, Community, company news, IFC, partnership

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