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Part of the Family: Beta Testing Vectorworks Software

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 1/3/17 10:35 AM
The majority of the new and improved features in each version of Vectorworks software are based on user suggestions, but the impact of user input doesn’t stop there. Vectorworks has a team of beta testers from within the design industry who explore new features in the software before it’s released each year, informing us of how to improve key functionalities. We’re extremely grateful for all of their hard work, and according to beta tester Ion Webster, the feeling is mutual. Read More

Topics: Architecture, beta tester, California Polytechnic State University, Camera Match, CameraMatch, door and window styles, Renderworks, slab drainage tool, structural objects, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Cal Poly, Ion Webster, Pults and Associates LLP, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks 2017, Virtual Reality, Web View

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

Articulate Your Vision with Entertainment Renderings

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 11/10/16 10:38 AM
Award-winning entertainment designer, author, and producer Kevin Lee Allen has learned a thing or two about creating jaw-dropping scenery from his experience designing everything from major Broadway productions to national commercials. Allen says that one of the biggest takeaways from his prolific design career is that, “it’s critical to show people what they’re going to get when you build something.” With that in mind, Allen hosted the Rendering Techniques to Empower Your Entertainment Design Workflow webinar to demonstrate how to create models that will give clients a clear understanding of your vision.  Read More

Topics: Broadway, Entertainment, rendering, Renderworks, Spotlight, Vectorworks Spotlight, Kevin Lee Allen, Kevin Lee Allen Design, webinar

Improve Your Rendering Skills and Earn Continuing Education Credit with a New Webinar

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 10/26/16 11:53 AM
Want to wow your clients and improve your presentations with stunning renderings? Whether you’re new to rendering or looking for techniques to make quicker, easier, and more detailed illustrations, the SITE: VIZ | Site Design Visualization Using Vectorworks webinar gives you the skills to create more realistic, appealing site design visualizations. After just 60 minutes, you'll be equipped to detail to your clients exactly what it’s like to be inside your designs, even down to the furniture. Read More

Topics: Eric Gilbey, Morris Terra, Renderworks, SITE: VIZ, Todd McCurdy, Irrigation Design in Vectorworks Landmark 2017, Landscape, Morris Architects, Vectorworks Landmark, webinar

Remarkable Renderworks: Witness the Power of Rendering Features

Posted by Pete Hicks on 10/4/16 12:17 PM
An important step in convincing your client to bring a project to life is showing them exactly how the design will look in the real world, which is why the integrated Renderworks feature set in Vectorworks 2017 software is vital to the success of your future projects. And since we’re dedicated to your success, we’re bringing you the Remarkable Renderworks tutorial series highlighting the best practices of rendering expert Daniel Jansenson of daniel jansenson architect. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, Remarkable Renderworks, rendering, Renderworks, 2017, cropped perspective, daniel janesenson architect, Daniel Jansenson, Landscape, perspective, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks software, Visualization

Streamline Your Audio Visual Workflow in 60 Minutes

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 9/21/16 11:03 AM
Creating functional designs that balance the wants, needs, and budgets of clients can be a time-consuming process — one that’s further complicated by the complexity of AV projects. Take the first step toward streamlining your design and budget processes and enhancing your collaboration with the “Streamlining Your Audio-Visual Workflow” webinar hosted by Audio-Visual Design Consultant Chuck Walthall of Walthall and Associates. Read More

Topics: AV Industry, rendering, Renderworks, Spotlight, streamlining your audio-visual workflow, Vectorworks Spotlight, Chuck Walthall, connectCAD, inspiration, Walthall and Associates, webinar

Render for Success with this New Tutorial Series

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 7/28/16 12:00 PM
Usually, the more time you spend on a rendering the better the output, but you typically can’t afford to spend multiple days finishing a single image. Understanding how to balance time and quality in your rendering workflow is a key to success. This training series will help you understand how to save on time while still producing high-quality renderings by investigating the full capabilities of Renderworks software. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Education, Entertainment, rendering, Rendering for Success, Renderworks, resource, Tutorial, Visualizing Success with Rendering Software, Landscape, video

Announcing Fundació Mies van der Rohe’s Inaugural Young Talent Architecture Award

Posted by Hannah Force on 4/19/16 9:14 AM
We’ve recognized over 30 of the world’s most outstanding design students over the past two years with Vectorworks Design Scholarships. So to supplement this ongoing program and further our commitment to tomorrow’s visionaries, we’re sponsoring the 2016 Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA). This inaugural prize supports graduating architects, urban planners, and landscape architects in Europe, helping them to transform the world and create remarkable experiences with their designs. Read More

Topics: Architecture, European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Renderworks, S.R Crown Hall, sponsorship, Stewart Rom, The Barcelona Pavilion, The Vectorworks Design Scholarship, urban planners, Vectorworks Designer, world-architects, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit, Architects, Armour Institute of Technology, chief marketing officer, Community, Creative Europe, European higher education institutions, Illionois Institute of Technology, landscape architects, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Vectorworks Design Summit, Young Talent Architecture Award 2016, YTAA

Calling All Visionaries: The Philadelphia Design Center Opens March 31

Posted by Hannah Force on 3/3/16 11:19 AM
Whether you’re expanding your office beyond your living room or just looking for a new place to collaborate, host interns, or access the latest technology, we have your solution: the Philadelphia Design Center, which we're helping to officially launch at the end of this month. Read More

Topics: AiSP, Karen DiLossi, Marking Homes for the Arts in Sacred Places, Philadelphia Design Center's grand opening, Planet Vectorworks, Renderworks, sponsorship, Vectorworks Designer, Community, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Partners for Sacred Places, The Philadelphia Design Center, The Philly Design Center

Global Rollout of Vectorworks 2016 Continues with Spanish and Portuguese Releases

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 12/4/15 12:30 PM
Are you fluent in 11 languages? By next year, Vectorworks 2016 will be. Continuing with our worldwide rollout of the software, the Spanish and Portuguese versions of Vectorworks Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Renderworks are now available, joining localized-language releases that took place over the past few months in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Norwegian. Read More

Topics: Planet Vectorworks, Portuguese Release, Renderworks, Spanish Release, Spotlight, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, 3D Modeling, Landmark, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks Fundamentals, #Vectorworks2016

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