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GDTF Steals the Show at LDI

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 10/30/18 11:03 AM
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.  Read More

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

Vectorworks Design Day: A Celebration of our UK Office

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 10/11/18 11:46 AM
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. Read More

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

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

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 4/30/18 2:24 PM
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. Read More

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

Focus on Connection: New Ways to Work Faster and Smarter

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 11/10/17 9:47 AM
When it comes to Vectorworks software, we always strive for quality, but for the 2018 latest release, we also wanted to focus on connection. Read More

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

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

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: 2D to 3D BIM workflow, 3D Modeling, 3D visualization, accredited green roof professional, Adapting New Technologies to your Production Desig, Aerosmith, Architects, Architecture, ASLA, ASLA Colorado chapter president, AutoCAD, BIM, BIM consultant, Boston University, building information modeling processes, Colorado State University, Comdex Convention, concert design, DMDS7UDIOS, Entertainment, exhibit design, Exhibit Logic, GRP, horticulture, IBC, International Broadcasting Convention, Jeremy Powell, Jim Rood, Jim Woodward, King + King Architects, Landscape, landscape architects, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Designers, Le Moyne College Master Plan, LEED accredited professional, LEED AP, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Platinum Certification, lighting designers, Madden School of Business, Montreal University, NAB Show, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Research Supp, Neil Diamond, 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 Proposal, The Why and How of BIM Implementation, University of Colorado Denver, UNY Cortland DeGroat Hall, urban design, 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, AEC Industry, Architecture, Jeremy Powell, Modelo, partnership, Planet Vectorworks, plug-in, Vectorworks, Virtual Reality, VWX, Windows

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, Create Measurement Result command, disaster preparedness, Dr. Takeshi Kimura, Evacuation of entire cities, event planning, facilities management, Jeremy Powell, municipal planning, partnership, Pedestrian simulation software, Plot Travel Time command, public safety, SimTread 2.4, Takenaka Corporation, Waseda University

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

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

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