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These Designs Were Made for Walking: SimTread 2.5 Software

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 5/18/17 11:45 AM
No one likes a traffic jam. In a vehicle, they’re time consuming and frustrating, but in a pedestrian setting, they’re crowded and loud, not to mention dangerous in the event of an emergency. That’s where SimTread 2.5 pedestrian simulation software can play an instrumental role in helping you optimize plans for functionality and flow. Read More

Topics: A&A Co., Architecture, campus planning, disaster preparedness, Dr. Takeshi Kimura, Jeremy Powell, municipal planning, pedestrian flow, Planet Vectorworks, plot tracking, public safety, show/select SimTread object command, SimTread, SimTread 2.5, Takenaka Corporation, Waseda University, anti-aliasing, duplicate transfer points, evacuation safety, facilities management, H264 video codec parameters, Landscape, Pedestrian simulation software

Building Our Team to Better Serve Designers

Posted by Hannah Force on 2/2/17 10:08 AM
At the crux of our philosophy, we’ve always been committed to developing the best design and BIM software that’s in tune with the needs of designers. To do so, we’ve leveraged input and implemented product feedback from practicing architects, landscape designers, landscape architects, and lighting designers, among other design professionals. Another vital part of these efforts involves the help of our internal industry experts on our product marketing team, so we’re excited to announce that there are three new additions to this ever growing group: Luc Lefebvre, senior architect product specialist, Jim Woodward, senior entertainment product specialist and Brian Nicholson, senior landscape product specialist. After all, there’s no such thing as having too many industry experts. Read More

Topics: 3D visualization, accredited green roof professional, Adapting New Technologies to your Production Desig, Aerosmith, Architecture, BIM consultant, Entertainment, exhibit design, Exhibit Logic, GRP, horticulture, International Broadcasting Convention, Jeremy Powell, Jim Woodward, Landscape Designers, LEED accredited professional, LEED AP, lighting designers, NAB Show, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Research Supp, NREL Campus, OAQ, PLA, rendering, Revit, RNL, Shirley Woodward, Sketchup, studioINSITE, SUNY Morrisville Mohawk Hall, sustainable design, Sustainable SITES gold-certification, Sympony Hall in Boston, Ted 2, The Adobe suite, The Why and How of BIM Implementation, urban design, 2D to 3D BIM workflow, 3D Modeling, Architects, ASLA, ASLA Colorado chapter president, AutoCAD, BIM, Boston University, building information modeling processes, Colorado State University, Comdex Convention, concert design, DMDS7UDIOS, IBC, Jim Rood, King + King Architects, Landscape, landscape architects, Landscape Architecture, Le Moyne College Master Plan, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Platinum Certification, Madden School of Business, Montreal University, Neil Diamond, The Proposal, University of Colorado Denver, UNY Cortland DeGroat Hall, Wenk Associates, Yes

Say Hello to the Modelo Plug-in: Easily Visualize and Share 3D Models

Posted by Sarah Kosmerl on 7/14/16 9:49 AM
If you’re looking to present, collaborate, and provide feedback more easily with clients, colleagues, and consultants, then we have your answer: Modelo, our new partner product and integrated plug-in. Read More

Topics: 3D model, Architecture, Jeremy Powell, Modelo, Planet Vectorworks, plug-in, Vectorworks, Windows, AEC Industry, partnership, Virtual Reality, VWX

Pedestrian Simulation Software SimTread 2.4 Update Hits the Ground

Posted by Hannah Force on 5/12/16 9:53 AM
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. Read More

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

Build Earth Live Hosts a Hyperloop Competition to Bridge Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Posted by Hannah Force on 3/29/16 11:59 AM
The annual Build Earth Live competitions bring together designers from across the globe to tackle a wide variety of challenges using BIM workflows and cloud technology, and this year is no different. Organized by Asite, this year’s competition is centered around linking Dubai and Abu Dhabi with a super-speed Hyperloop. In particular, it focuses on creating station terminuses within the context of the two cities in the United Arab Emirates. The 48-hour event kicks off on Monday, May 23, 2016 at noon ET and ends on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at noon ET. The wide timeframe facilitates flexible schedules among international team members in different time zones. Read More

Topics: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Hyperloop System Technologies, Jeremy Powell, openBIM, sponsorship, United Arab Emirates, Asite COO Nathan Doughty, BIM, Build Earth Live, Build Earth Live Hyperloop, Build Qatar Live 2012, competition, Hyperloop Technology

Feeling BIM-tastic? Compete in Build New York Live

Posted by Hannah Force on 7/28/15 9:43 AM
Coming this fall to a location near you (virtually, that is): Build New York Live! Organized by cloud technology company Asite, this 48-hour BIM design competition begins at noon ET on Monday September 21, 2015, and is the latest event in the Build Earth Live series, following other successful competitions in New Castle, London, Qatar, and Sydney. Read More

Topics: Asite, Best use of Design for BIM, BIM competition, BIM projects, BIM Unlimited, Build Qatar Live, Build Sydney Live, Jeremy Powell, openBIM, awards, Best use of BIM, BIM, BIM design, BIM design competition, Build Earth Live, Build Live award, Build London Live, Build New Castle Live, Build New York Live, Build Qatar Live 2012, Cloud, collaborative BIM, collaborative design, IFC

New Partnership with Datacubist Oy Strengthens IFC Data Quality Exchange

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 10/30/14 11:59 AM
As part of our efforts to help designers increase productivity through Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows, we are excited to announce a new partnership with Datacubist Oy, the creators of simplebim, Now, designers who use Vectorworks Architect can export their IFC-STP files and import them into the simplebim application to trim unnecessary data, as well as validate, edit, and add non-geometric data directly within the IFC file. Simplebim is a BIM software platform that enhances IFC data exchange between AECO professionals. Read More

Topics: AECO, Building Information Modeling, Jeremy Powell, Jiri Hietanen, Open BIM, simplebim, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, BIM, Datacubist Oy, IFC, Nemetschek Vectorworks

New Partnership With Asite Improves Open BIM Workflows Via Cloud Collaboration

Posted by Pete Hicks on 7/10/14 9:22 AM
As BIM continues to evolve as an important part of the design process, finding ways for project teams to effectively and securely collaborate becomes equally significant. That’s why we’re excited to announce a new partnership with Asite, a UK-based developer of cloud-based collaboration tools, through which Vectorworks Architect software users can achieve digital interoperability through IFC with Asite’s Adoddle platform and its collaborative BIM application called cBIM™. Read More

Topics: Asite, cloud-based collaboration, Jeremy Powell, The Design Buro (Coventry) Ltd, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Architect, Adoddle, BIM, cBIM, Cloud, Community, Neil Marshall, third party partner

3D Maryland Opens New Innovation + Prototyping Lab

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 4/21/14 11:04 AM
While many of our stories feature events from around the world, we’re excited to share some news from our own backyard. Last Thursday, we attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new Innovation + Prototyping Lab at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) in Columbia, Maryland. The lab is part of 3D Maryland, an initiative of the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) that we’re supporting to increase engagement with 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Read More

Topics: building information model, Jeremy Powell, Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, Vectorworks Designer, 3D Maryland, 3D Model to Print, 3D printing, 3DMTP, Arboleda, BIM, Community, Direct Dimensions, HCEDA, Howard County Economic Development Authority, Jan Baum, MCE, Nemetschek Vectorworks

Vectorworks Architect Software Wins a 2014 Architizer A+ Award

Posted by Julie McClure on 4/17/14 9:54 AM
Our architectural design software, Vectorworks Architect, recently took home the Popular Choice Award in the 2014 Architizer A+ Awards’ Products +Apps category -- and we have you to thank for it because your votes made it all possible! Read More

Topics: Architecture, Jeremy Powell, Popular Choice Award, Vectorworks Architect, Architizer A+ Awards, Community

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