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Tech Roundup: October, Service Pack 1

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 10/19/17 10:09 AM
This year’s launch came with several new and superior features, but at Vectorworks we are always looking to improve. Our staff worked hard to address issues presented to us by you, the users, and made the necessary changes in the Vectorworks 2018 Service Pack 1, available now for download. These downloads will update all English-language Vectorworks 2018 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, and Fundamentals) to version SP1. Read More

Topics: October Tech Roundup, Service Pack 1, Tech Roundup, Vectorworks 2018, Designer, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, Title Block Borders, Title Block Border objects, Braceworks, Site Model, Renderworks, Rendered panoramas

Celebrating Vectorworks 2018 Across the Globe

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 9/22/17 10:33 AM
In celebration of the Vectorworks 2018 launch, our authorized distributors will hold several events throughout the world to introduce designers to the ways this newest version of the software will enhance their modeling processes and simplify their workflows. Read More

Topics: Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer, Vectorworks Fundamentals, Braceworks, Jim Woodward, Biplab Sarkar, Canada, Sweden, Nemetschek Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Monitor Roadshow, Future of Design, Nordic Design Day, Robert Anderson, George Brashnarov

Tech Roundup: August 2017, IFC Data Mapping

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 8/30/17 1:40 PM
Regain control of your open BIM projects with the Vectorworks IFC Data Mappings command. Exercise the flexibility to customize data mapping for individual objects and select which objects and data to include in the IFC export.    Read More

Topics: Tech Roundup, August Tech Roundup, IFC Data Mapping, IFC export, Vectorworks Service Select, IFC designation, Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, BIM, Building Information Modeling, Vectorworks online Help

McGregor Coxall to Turn a Landfill into a Safe Landing for Migratory Birds

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 6/13/17 11:38 AM
Birds of a feather flock together is a proverb we’ll soon see in action through urban planning firm McGregor Coxall’s upcoming project, “Bird Airport.” With construction expected to begin in Tianjin, China in late 2017, and slated for completion by 2018, the project aims to decrease the number of endangered bird species by providing a safe place for migrating birds to access shelter and food during their long journey across Asia. Read More

Topics: 3D Modeling, Adrian McGregor, Architect, Architecture, Asia, BIM, Bird Airport, bird life, bird sanctuary, carbon footprint, China, design, East Asian-Australian Flyway, eco-friendly, education center, green infrastructure, journey, Landmark, Landscape, McGregor Coxall, migration, observation walkway, Port of Tianjin, recreational nature trails, recycle, renewable energy, research center, site design tools, Vectorworks Landmark software, water habitats, wetland, wetlands, Worksheets

The Software that Launched 1,000 Events

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 1/20/17 9:51 AM
Since the launch of the 2017 version of Vectorworks software last September, celebrations and learning opportunities continue popping up around the world. Let’s take a quick trip across the globe to see how designers are sharing their excitement about the new tools and features in the latest version of the Vectorworks line of products. Read More

Topics: Andreas Kling, Basem Besada, BIM Design Day, Biplab Sarkar, BMV Studio, ComputerWorks, Darick DeHart, Exertis Unlimited, Frank Brault, Future of Design, grandMA2, grandMA2 console, Hugues Tsafak, Landmark, Mattias Wreland, Nemetschek Bulgaria, Niels Nielsen, Nordic Design Day, Planet Vectorworks, Robert Anderson, Spotlight, Spotlight Users Conference, Swiss User Day, Sylvia Ivanova, Vectorworks 2017, Vision

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

Posted by Guest Author on 12/12/16 11:42 AM
By Martyn Horne, Group Product Development, Exertis Unlimited Read More

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

Experience Your Best Workflows with Vectorworks 2017 Software

Posted by Pete Hicks on 9/14/16 8:35 AM
You asked — we delivered. Vectorworks 2017 software includes more than 100 improvements and new features, over 70 percent of which were driven by designer feedback. From a best-in-industry Resource Manager and innovative irrigation tools to an improved Vectorworks Graphics Module and immersive virtual reality features, our new line of software empowers you to create unmatched experiences like never before. Read More

Topics: 3D label legends, Architect, Architecture, Barman+Smart Design, BIM, Building Information Modeling, cable tools, Chad Hamilton, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Entertainment, Hamilton + Aitken Architects, Ion Webster, Irrigation Tools, Kellan Vincent, Landmark, Landscape, Neil Barman, Planet Vectorworks, Pults & Associates LLP, Resource Manager, Sholight LLC, Spotlight, Structural Member Objects, Structural Member tool, Tyler Littman, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks Graphics Module, #Vectorworks2017, Vincent Landscapes Inc., Virtual Reality, Vision, Web View, webinars

Danilo Maffei on Making the Most of Landscape Spaces

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 7/25/16 12:26 PM
Many homeowners lack the outside perspective needed to visualize the full potential of their outdoor spaces, which is where Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) President-elect Danilo Maffei, APLD, PCH, of maffei landscape design, LLC and his 26 years of expertise come in handy. In his day-to-day work, Maffei provides creative direction and design solutions for private, residential, public, and commercial properties, focusing on blending existing and new materials to make the most of any available space. In the Builder and Developer magazine article, “How to Capitalize On Underutilized Landscape Space,” Maffei illustrates that he practices what he preaches through his own project experiences. Read More

Topics: APLD, Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Builder and Developer Magazine, Danilo Maffei, Dr. Oz, How to Capitalize on Underutilized Landscape Space, Landmark, Landscape, Landscape Design, maffei landscape design, Mehmet Oz, Vectorworks Landmark

Find Out What’s New in the Design Industry with This Accredited Webinar Series

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 6/14/16 11:27 AM
Explore cutting-edge developments in the world of design with our ongoing, accredited New Technologies webinar series taking place throughout the summer. Read More

Topics: 3D Modeling, 3D scanning, AIA LU, Augmenting Landscape Architect’s Design Workflows, BIM, Community, continuing education, Education, Energos, François Lévy, From Point Cloud to Documentation, Holcombe Norton Partners, Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos, Jacob Dale, LA CES HSW PDH, Landmark, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, New Technologies, Organic Prototyping with the Subdivision Tool, Planet Vectorworks, point cloud, resources, Stephen Schrader, Tangably, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks Architect, webinar, webinar series

Globe-Trotting Vectorworks Soaks up the Limelight at Design Summit, AIA, and Rock in Rio

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 6/3/16 11:22 AM
We are thrilled to see the Vectorworks name popping up more and more in the media these days. Between the 2016 Design Summit, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention 2016, and the Rock in Rio Festival, we’ve been busy connecting with our users and making headlines. Read More

Topics: 5+1AA architectures, AECCafe, and Architectural Record, Archispeak, Architect magazine, Architecture, Architizer, Architosh, BIM, Building & Design + Construction magazine, Builtr Labs, company news, Design Summit, DesignIntelligence, engineering.com, Entertainment, ESP Vision, event, John Helm, Kyle Fiddelke, Land8, Landmark, Live Design, Medical Construction & Design, Metal Architecture Construction News, Metropolis, partnership, Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal, Production Resource Group, rock in rio, Simonetta Cenci, Spotlight, Studio Gray, the American Architects (AIA) Convention 2016, The Construction Specifier, The Office of James Burnett (OBJ), trade shows, Vision

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