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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

Outside Your Comfort Zone: Eva Franch i Gilabert at the Vectorworks Design Summit

Posted by Guest Author on 6/6/16 11:46 AM
By John Hill, Editor-in-Chief of World-Architects eMagazine Read More

Topics: Architecture, Barbara Kruger, Beekman Palace, Bernard Tschumi, Four Seasons, Jimenez Lai, Joseph Grima, McKim, "Memory Trace" by Fazal Sheikh, Mies, Municipal Art Society, National Endowment for the Arts, OfficeUS, Pirates of the Caribbean, Postopolis, Rafael Viñoly, Rubén Hernández Fontana, Sachi Hoshikawa, Santo Domingo, Sarah Herda, Shohei Shigematsu, Steven Holl, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Storefront International Series, Storefront IS DR, Storefront’s Spring Benefit, Teddy Cruz, the Museo Experimental El Eco, Woolworth Building, World-Architects eMagazine, Zagreb Society of Architects, 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit, Architectural Conflicts, Beyond Borders, Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal at JFK, Erica Stoller, Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ezra Stoller, François Roche, Hrvoje Njiric, inewood Indomina Studios, John Hill, Mead & White, New York City, partnership, Vectorworks Design Summit, Vito Acconci

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

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

Get Your BIM On: BIMobject Now Hosts Vectorworks Content

Posted by Pete Hicks on 4/21/16 9:11 AM
BIMobject, the free repository of manufacturer-specific BIM objects, is now home to Vectorworks symbols, allowing you to develop, communicate, analyze, and add value to your design process. This development arose out of a partnership between Vectorworks and BIMobject, one of Europe’s largest and fastest-growing digital content management systems, after the two companies joined forces in an effort to better meet the needs of the AEC industry. Read More

Topics: BIMobject Cloud Portfolio, resources, Robert Anderson, Vectorworks symbols, 3D Modeling, BIM, BIMobject, Cloud, COBie, Community, company news, IFC, partnership

2016 Vectorworks Design Summit Spoiler Alert: Keynote, Architecture Tours, and Parties

Posted by Hannah Force on 4/7/16 5:05 PM
The cat’s out of the bag that we’re gathering 500 of our closest friends from the architecture, landscape, and entertainment industries in Chicago for the 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit. Our April 25-27 annual conference boasts inspirational keynotes, Continuing Education thought-leadership sessions, and a sneak peek into the future of our software line. There is also one-on-one tech support, product training, as well as many networking opportunities. And while there’s been an aura of mystery surrounding one of the most exciting details of the conference, we’re ready to give you the scoop! Read More

Topics: 3Dconnexion, Architecture, Architecture and Design Galleries, Art Institute of Chicago, BlueBeam, Expo Happy Hour, Hey Jimmy, Maxon Computer GmbH, Mies van der Rohe, Modelo, OfficeUS, Ping-pong social club, Planet Vectorworks, Project Sharing, Scia, Solibri, Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Office of Architectural Affairs (OOAA), The Windy City, United States Pavilion, XIV Venice Architecture Biennale, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit, Asite Solutions, AV Chicago, Canon U.S.A, Chicago Architecture Foundation, connectCAD Limited, Customer Appreciati, Energos, Escola Técnica Superior d'Arquitectura, ESP Vision, Eva Franch i Gilabert, HP, Impressionism Exhibit, Inc., Marionette, Marionette Science Fair, Notable User, partnership, Princeton University, Pulp Art Surfaces, SPiN, U.S. State Department, Vectorworks Design Summit

Lighting It Up with Our PRG Partnership

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 2/23/16 9:58 AM
Global solutions provider Production Resource Group (PRG) stages events around the world, from music tours and corporate events to theme parks and retail stores. And now, thanks to our recent partnership with them, the company that’s on-site to help entertainment professionals execute on their designs is on-hand in your software, too. That’s right, we’re actively developing and implementing new tools and object libraries for PRG in Vectorworks Spotlight software. Read More

Topics: Biplab Sarkar, Entertainment, PRG, Production Resource Group, Prolyte Truss, Spotlight, Vectorworks Service Select, Götz Bauer, partnership, Vari-Lite, Vectorworks 2016

Your 3D Printing Wish is Our Command

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 2/5/16 3:35 PM
We've joined forces with German-based 3D comparison platform 3YOURMIND to help you make designs created in Vectorworks 2016 3D-printing ready. As if that isn’t enough, you’ll be happy to hear that the new plugin enabling this additive process is completely free of charge. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Planet Vectorworks, SSL, 3D printing, 3YOURMIND, partnership, Vectorworks 2016

Achieve Results With 4D Planning and Scheduling

Posted by Guest Author on 1/28/16 12:58 PM
By Susanne Dengenis, Director of Global Marketing, Synchro Software Ltd. Read More

Topics: 4D, Architecture, Gantt charts tools, Ryan Companies, Susan Dengenis, 4D Planning and Scheduling, CPM, Duke Energy, Mortenson, MWH, partnership, Synchro Software Ltd.

Tech Roundup: New Year, New Design Skills

Posted by Pete Hicks on 1/19/16 10:20 AM
In this month’s tech roundup, we’re delivering tips on using tools you may be unfamiliar with, as well as info about an upgraded plug-in for Vectorworks software to help make 2016 your most successful year yet. Read More

Topics: Education, Planet Vectorworks, Renderworks Camera, Spotlight, Tech Roundup, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, 3D Modeling, Foliage 2.0, Foliage plug-in, Landmark, partnership, Vectorworks 2016, Video Screen object

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