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Vectorworks & Vision 2017 Service Pack 3 Performance Updates

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 3/21/17 11:49 AM
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. Read More

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

No BIM Experience, No Problem

Posted by Pete Hicks on 3/22/16 11:53 AM
For many architecture students around the world, there is no chapter in their textbooks that describes how to execute a BIM workflow. Much of the information that they receive comes from different sources and can even be contradictory. That’s why Carlo Galatioto, a recent graduate student from the Bern University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland with no experience with in-depth BIM workflows, decided to break the mold, using his final thesis as an opportunity to explore the practical use of BIM. Read More

Topics: Education, Open BIM, Solibri, Solibri Model Checker, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Bern University of Applied Sciences, BIM, Carlos Galatioto, Community, data exchange, IFC, IFC export, inspiration

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

Collaborative Design With Open BIM

Posted by Guest Author on 8/25/14 11:59 AM
Mark Flamer, P.E., Registered Civil Engineer and General Building Contractor, Structural Engineering Consultant for Nemetschek Scia, and Software Engineer for Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. Read More

Topics: IESVE for Engineers, Journal for the National Institute of Building Sci, Mark Flamer, Nemetschek Scia, Open BIM, Scia Engineer, Solibri Model Checker, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Arboleda Project, Big BIM, BIM, Case Study, DDS-CAD, GIS, IFC, Industry Foundation Classes, Jeff Server, Little BIM, Nemetschek Vectorworks, Synchro Professional, Vectorworks software

Call for Entries: buildingSMART International Now Accepting Submissions for Open BIM Award

Posted by Pete Hicks on 8/1/14 10:37 AM
BuildingSMART International, a non-profit organization that promotes and supports the use of Open BIM standards for AEC industries, is accepting submissions for its inaugural Business Gain Through Open Technology award. Entries, due August 31, must demonstrate how using Open BIM standards improves interoperability and offers major business gains to all participants involved in the building process from the designer to the contractor to the owner. Read More

Topics: buildingSMART Data Dictionary, buildingSMART International, Model View Definition, Open BIM, open standards, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Award, BIM, BIM Collaboration Format, BuildingSMART, Business Gain Through Open Technology, Business Gain Through Open Technology Award, Industry Foundation Classes, Information Delivery Manual, Vectorworks software

New Partnership with Synchro Software Increases Support for Open BIM and IFC Interoperability

Posted by Julie McClure on 4/15/14 11:55 AM
We've entered into an exciting partnership with Synchro Software Ltd. to provide truly open and flexible collaboration between architectural modeling and construction planning BIM tools. Synchro Software is one of the world's leading providers for project management and project scheduling solutions for the building industry. Read More

Topics: Building Information Modeling, Open BIM, TIISA, Tom Dengenis, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, BIM, Community, Consortium Heleno & Fonseca, IFC, Industry Foundation Classes, Synchro Software Ltd.

Nemetschek Vectorworks Wins Industry Leadership Award for BIM Camp Events

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 12/12/13 11:09 AM
Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. is pleased to announce that we received a 2013 Product Innovation Award (PIA) in the Industry Leadership category from Architectural Products magazine for our BIM Camp events, which help architects and designers learn the skills they need to adopt BIM workflows in their practices. Read More

Topics: AIA, Open BIM, Steve Alden, Architectural Products, BIM, BIM Camp, Community, continuing education, Greenbuild, HSW, IFC, LA CES, Nemetschek Vectorworks, PDH, Product Innovation Award

ComputerWorks Hosts the First German BIM Camp in Stuttgart

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 8/14/13 11:22 AM
Nemetschek Vectorworks' BIM Camp events took the U.S. by storm beginning in 2012, providing attendees with the knowledge to effectively transition to a Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow. Since then, BIM Camps have traveled to Japan, Switzerland, and the Benelux region. Read More

Topics: Andreas Thierer, Building Information Modeling, Germany, Open BIM, Vectorworks, Auer+Weber+Assoziierte GmbH, BIM, BIM Camp, Community, ComputerWorks, Tina Kierzek

Nemetschek Vectorworks Travels to Costa Rica and Panama for BIM Events

Posted by Lisa Lance on 8/9/13 9:37 AM
Luis Ruiz, one of our architectural industry specialists, traveled to Panama and Costa Rica in July for a series of BIM events, where he gave presentations about Open BIM to more than 700 students, architects, and building professionals. Read More

Topics: and Universidad Latina, Education, Open BIM, Universidad de Panama, Universidad Hispanoamericana, BIM, CAD Technology, Colegio Técnico Don Bosco, Luis Ruiz, Mario Masis, Universidad de Costa Rica

Build Sydney Live 2013 will bring Open BIM in the cloud to Australia

Posted by Lisa Lance on 6/24/13 10:56 AM
Following the tremendous success of Build Qatar Live 2012 and Build London Live 2012, organizers Asite and headline sponsor Nemetschek Vectorworks will bring a Build Live event to Australia. Read More

Topics: Asite, Build Sydney Live, Open BIM, BIM, BuildingSMART, Community, Nathan Doughty

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