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Tech Roundup: July 2016

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 7/18/16 11:00 AM
Dive into this month’s Tech Roundup with two new tutorial videos. Read More

Topics: Education, MeshLab, Planet Vectorworks, rendering, resources, Tech Roundup, point cloud, video

Plot a New Course: Unconventional Careers for Exceptional Entertainment Designers

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 7/1/16 10:32 AM
Whether you're about to make your first foray into the professional world or you just want to shake things up with your career, it's can be challenging to think outside-the-box and discover new opportunities to pursue. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of jobs you might not have even considered yet. Read More

Topics: Broadwayworld, Carnival, Education, Entertainment, For the Love of Design, OffStageJobs, Playbill, resources, Royal Caribbean, r/TechTheatre, Spotlight, StageJobsPro, theme parks, trade show booths, window displays, Academic Newsletter, Celebrity Cruises, corporate events, cruise lines, Disney Cruise Line, entertainment design, inspiration, museum exhibits, tent shows

Earn 1 AIA LU and Learn the Basics of Data-Driven Design with Proving Ground

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 6/24/16 11:54 AM
Delving into the world of graphical scripting with little to no prior experience can be difficult. That’s where The Proving Ground, a data-driven building consultancy firm, comes in to help show you how it’s done with their “Coding your Nodes: Extending Marionette with Python” webinar, worth one AIA LU. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Education, graphical scripting, resources, BIM, Community, Data-Driven Design, Marionette, python script, the proving ground, VectorScript, Vectorworks 2016, webinar

Tech Roundup: June 2016

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 6/17/16 11:37 AM
Your projects will be picture-perfect after this month’s Tech Roundup focusing on CameraMatch, a plug-in that allows you to easily align your 3D models in Vectorworks software with photographs. Read More

Topics: CameraMatch, Education, Planet Vectorworks, rendering, resources, Tech Roundup, video

4 BIM Tools That Make Accessible Design Easy

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 6/16/16 10:40 AM
François Lévy, AIA, is on a mission to change the status quo of BIM use. According to Lévy, who is co-founder of Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, BIM is too often employed solely for documentation purposes, and the design capabilities of the process are not realized. We talked with Lévy to highlight four tools to leverage in Vectorworks software that make the job of designing for accessible spaces easier and less prone to error. Read More

Topics: ADA, AIA LU, Education, François Lévy, New Technologies, resources, accessibility, BIM, Community, Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos

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

California Dreaming with a Vectorworks Academic Grant

Posted by Pete Hicks on 6/13/16 11:07 AM
The year is 1945. WWII just ended, millions of American soldiers are returning home, and there is a dire need for housing. Architects across the United States are struggling to find a way to cheaply and efficiently meet this need while still creating beautiful architecture. Enter Arts & Architecture magazine, creators of the Case Study Houses project, which called on designers to experiment with residential architecture and create model homes that would solve the housing crisis. The resulting iconic projects soon dotted the Los Angeles, California area, becoming an influential part of the era's architectural lexicon and inspiring designers for decades to come. Professor Marco Hemmerling, of the Cologne University of Technology, Arts, and Sciences, and Markus Graf, a research assistant at the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture, believe that a visit to the Case Study Houses should be compulsory for architecture and design students. However, being based in Germany, they needed a more practical way to expose their students to these projects. Their answer was both practical and innovative, as they worked with students to bring the Case Study Houses into the 21st century by designing them in 3D. Read More

Topics: Adam Frost, Architecture, Arts & Architecture Magazine, Cologne University of Technology Arts and Sciences, Education, Marco Hemmerling, Markus Graf, Pierre Koenig, resources, Vectorworks Academic Grant, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, BIM, Case Study Houses, CINEMA 4D, Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Archit, IFC, inspiration, Stahl House

Discover the Roots of Today’s Design Trends and Earn 1 AIA LU

Posted by Pete Hicks on 5/31/16 9:54 AM
We’ve survived the Atomic Age, journeyed through the Modernist period, and now it’s time to examine how these historic design movements influence the architects of today with the latest Art in Architecture webinar, PoMo Interdictive Architecture: 1985 to 2005, which is now available on demand. Listen in as series host Architect Steve Alden, AIA, explores how modern architects are using the precision of computers to experiment with shape and structure, rejecting the assumptions of the past to push the limits of what a building can be. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, Art In Architecture, Atomic Age, Education, Modernist period, resources, Steve Alden, continuing education, inspiration, PoMo Interdictive Architecture, Post Modern, webinar

Get Your Head in the Point Clouds and Earn 1 AIA LU

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 5/27/16 10:27 AM
Point cloud technology is an incredibly useful tool for designers. Whether you need to work with an existing space or just learn the lay of the land, transforming data captured with 3D scanning into point clouds can revolutionize how you design. But do you know how to best incorporate point cloud information into your workflow? With the webinar “From Point Cloud to Documentation,” you can discover how to make point cloud technology work for you and then take an associated quiz to earn one AIA LU credit. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, Education, resources, 3D Modeling, 3D scanning, BIM, From Point Cloud to Documentation, Luis Ruiz, Philadelphia Museum of Art, point cloud, webinar

Tech Roundup: May 2016

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 5/20/16 12:45 PM
Scale up your design skills with two new video tutorials in this month’s Tech Roundup. Read More

Topics: Education, Entertainment, Planet Vectorworks, resources, scaling, Spotlight, Tech Roundup, Vectorworks Designer, Vision, 3D Modeling, ESP Vision, video

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