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A Look at How to Light the Darkest Season

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 9/21/18 11:44 AM
Sun Effects is a design and production company located in Helsinki, Finland that has been in operation for 20 years, mainly working on projects in Europe and Asia. With a specialization in light art and designing scenography for other forms of living art, the firm’s range of expertise includes architectural light art, light art festivals, living art festivals, large scale events, projection mapping, theater, touring, outdoor lighting, exhibitions, museum and installation works, and corporate shows. One project in particular has grown to become a standing partner and an annual Vectorworks design tradition for Sun Effects — an event called Slush. Read More

Topics: Sun Effects, Helsinki, Finland, Slush, Miika Riikonen, entrepreneurship, record format, Project Sharing

Detmold Students Show How to Make the Most of Nodes with Marionette

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 1/4/18 10:06 AM
In the 2017 summer semester, students of the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture developed an exciting project involving sunscreen possibilities for a building façade. The result is five designs created with Marionette, the algorithmic modeling tool natively available in Vectorworks. Read More

Topics: Marionette, Project Sharing, Constant Nieuwenhuys, Networked Design, Markus Graf, Hans Sachs, Pascal Volz, Marius Hagen, Shared Towers, ComputerWorks, Detmold, Nico Günnewich, Kea Stockbrügger, Maximilian Pytlik, Michael Niemann, Jan Philipp Wotschke, Philipp Hengstenberg

Vectorworks 2017 Now Compatible with macOS High Sierra

Posted by Lisa Lance on 12/7/17 9:30 AM
Good news! Vectorworks 2017 Service Pack 5 is available and, with this update, the software is now compatible with macOS 10.13 High Sierra. Read More

Topics: macOS 10.13, Vectorworks 2017, IFC export, Project Sharing, Service Pack, macOS High Sierra

Workflow Wednesday: How to Make the Most of Project Sharing

Posted by Lisa Lance on 12/6/17 10:11 AM
Want to foster greater collaboration and communication within your project team and, at the same time, streamline your project management?   Read More

Topics: Workflow Wednesday, Project Sharing, Vectorworks Architect, BIM

You Need to See How These Architects Use Vectorworks for BIM

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 12/4/17 11:11 AM
If you’re behind on your AEC industry reading, check out Architizer’s recently published article, “Blending New Projects Into Historic London With Vectorworks.” Read More

Topics: Architizer, London, Yurky Cross Chartered Architects, Michael Cross, Christiaan Briggs, Vectorworks Architect, Camera Match, Project Sharing, Luc Lefebvre, Richard Garber, GRO Architects

Tech Roundup: August 2016

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 8/12/16 11:42 AM
#Vectorworks2017 will be released in the coming months. But before you get too excited about launching into our new software, take a minute to refresh your skills with some of the big features released in Vectorworks 2016 with these tutorial playlists. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Education, Entertainment, Landscape, Marionette, Project Sharing, resource, Subdivision Surfaces, Tech Roundup, Tutorial, #Vectorworks2016, #Vectorworks2017

Say Goodbye to Team Project Stress

Posted by Guest Author on 4/12/16 12:32 PM
Working as a team is often an integral part of the design experience, but it doesn't have to be painful. With the new Project Sharing feature (which is part of  Vectorworks 2016, by the way), you can work concurrently on the same file with as many people as you want without worrying about accidentally saving over someone else’s work. See? Painless! Although, we can’t do anything about that one teammate who isn’t pulling their weight. Sorry. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Community, Education, For the Love of Design, inspiration, Project Sharing, resources, Rubina Siddiqui, Vectorworks 2016, Wes Gardner

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

Be Inspired, Earn Credits at the Vectorworks Design Summit

Posted by Hannah Force on 2/25/16 1:53 PM
If you’re looking to enhance your workflows, improve your design skills, and have some fun, then look no further. With 30+ thought-leadership sessions, 32+ Continuing Education credit opportunities, 17+ hours of one-on-one tech support, and extensive software training, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit attendees will gain newfound energy and fresh ideas to create innovative design solutions. Read More

Topics: 2015 Vectorworks Design Summit, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit, AIA LUs, Architectural Tours, Architecture, Asite, BIM, Bluebeam Software, Canon U.S.A, Chief Marketing Officer Stewart Rom, collaborative BIM, continuing education, EIZO, Energos, energy modeling, Entertainment, ESP Vision, exhibit design, Exhibit Logic, Fairmont Chicago, Flansburgh Architects, graphical scripting, HP, Itten+Brechbuhl AG, LA CES PDHs, Marionette, Maxon Computer GmbH, MIllenium Park, Planet Vectorworks, Project Sharing, Rendering Tricks, Scia, Site Analysis, Solibri, Spotlight, The Office of James Burnett, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks Design Summit, #VectorworksDesignSummit

Inspiration: Music to Your Ears and a Delight for the Eyes

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 12/21/15 10:30 AM
Whether stirred by their breathtaking, detailed designs or captivated by the harmonious sounds they produce, people are always blown away by the intricately built instruments of Dobson Pipe Organ Builders. Read More

Topics: 3D Modeling, Architecture, CameraMatch, Dobson Piper Organ Builders, Merton College, Project Sharing, St. Joseph Abbey, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Deisgner

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