3 Wins: Starting Strong with 2019 Awards

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 2/28/19 1:18 PM   |  2 min read time

Not to brag, but it’s only two months into 2019, and we have already won four awards! 

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Topics: Jeremy Powell, Land8, BUILD magazine, BIM software, Designer Awards, Jessie Wilson, Best BIM Software Developer 2019, 2019 Designer Awards, LUX-Life Magazine, Megan Cashmore, One to Watch in 2019

Look Out! Vectorworks Proves It’s “One to Watch”

Posted by Troy McConnell on 11/28/18 10:44 AM   |  1 min read time

The votes are in, and Vectorworks was named the winner of the “One to Watch Company” category at the Construction Computing Awards. Now in its thirteenth year and known as “The Hammers,” the awards program showcases and rewards the technology, tools, and solutions for the effective design, construction, maintenance, and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing, and civil engineering projects of all sizes. 

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Topics: Jeremy Powell, Jonathan Reeves, Vectorworks Architect, CAD User, Construction Computing Awards, Construction Computing magazine, Vectorworks Training, Jonathan Reeves Architects

GDTF Steals the Show at LDI

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 10/30/18 11:03 AM   |  3 min read time

Imagine a world where lighting fixtures just worked, the first time, every time. During Live Design International (LDI) 2018, we revealed how this can happen. 

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Topics: Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Jeremy Powell, Live Design International, MA Lighting, Josef Valchar, Gerhard Krude, General Device Type Format, Robe lighting, Prolight + Sound 2018, René Berhorst, grandMA3, MVR, Fixture Builder

Vectorworks Design Day: A Celebration of our UK Office

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 10/11/18 11:46 AM   |  1 min read time

On October 2, over 200 Vectorworks customers, prospects, and partners gathered for Vectorworks Design Day at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London. This event served as the one year anniversary celebration of the Vectorworks UK office opening.

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Topics: Adrian Slatter, Jeremy Powell, Ruby Siddiqui, Solibri, Steve Johnson, Tamsin Slatter, CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Vectorworks UK, BIM Level 2, vectorworks 2019, Cavendish Conference Centre, Ares Landscape Architects, Assael Architecture, Vectorworks Design Day, Ricardo Ares, Ben Lam, Gabriel Zitman, Starbucks Coffee Company UK LTD

All You Need to Know About the 2018 Prolight + Sound Show

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 4/30/18 2:24 PM   |  2 min read time

Last week, the annual Prolight + Sound show took place in Frankfurt, Germany, with over 90,000 visitors from 152 countries. This event allowed many of our esteemed Vectorworks colleagues to share the latest and greatest in entertainment design.

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Topics: Andreas Thierer, Germany, Jeremy Powell, Jim Woodward, Moritz Staffel, Vision, Brandon Eckstorm, ComputerWorks, entertainment design, Frankfurt, Braceworks, Deersoft GmbH, Vectorworks Entertainment, Josef Valchar, Gerhard Krude, General Device Type Format, Robe lighting, Prolight + Sound 2018, Rüdiger Benz, Marvin Säuberlich, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Jörg Schuchardt, René Berhorst, press briefing, MA Lighting Technology, CADLIFE GbR

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

These Designs Were Made for Walking: SimTread 2.5 Software

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 5/18/17 11:45 AM   |  2 min read time

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.

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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   |  9 min read time

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.

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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   |  2 min read time

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.

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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   |  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

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

Posted by Hannah Force on 3/29/16 11:59 AM   |  3 min read time

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.

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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

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