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Tech Roundup: Fifth Service Pack for Vectorworks 2014, and Videos on Standard Naming and Lit Fog

Posted by Julie McClure on 12/16/14 11:51 AM
We released Vectorworks 2015 back in September, but if you're still using the Vectorworks 2014 product line, you can now get our fifth Service Pack, which features improvements and updates in the following areas: Read More

Topics: DXF/DWG, Education, Mac OS X Yosemite, Planet Vectorworks, Renderworks, Service Pack, Vectorworks Architect, Callout tool, Community, Landmark, Landscape, standard naming, Vectorworks 2014, vectorworks 2015

New Features in Vectorworks 2015 Deliver Faster Workflows

Posted by Guest Author on 9/30/14 11:47 AM
By Kevin Lee Allen, Scenic & Lighting Designer, KLAD Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Hidden Line Rendering, KLAD, rendering, Spotlight, Stage Lift object, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, 3D Hatching, 3D Modeling, 64-bit, Curtain Wall tool, Deform tool, Kevin Lee Allen, lighting design, Vectorworks 2014, vectorworks 2015, Vectorworks Remote App

Tech Roundup: August 2014

Posted by Hannah Force on 8/12/14 10:24 AM
We’re excited to announce the launch of our Vectorworks tech support Twitter handle on this month’s Tech Roundup! You can now tweet to @VectorworksHelp with any tech support questions you may have. Read More

Topics: Autosave, Planet Vectorworks, tech support, Twitter, Vectorworks, @VectorworksHelp, volumetric lighting effect, Vectorworks 2014, #VectorworksFacts

3 Reasons Why Designers Should Focus on Resiliency

Posted by Guest Author on 8/7/14 10:22 AM
By Eric Gilbey, RLA, ASLA, Prof. APLD, Landscape Architecture Industry Specialist at Nemetschek Vectorworks Read More

Topics: plug-ins, resiliency, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Architect, Ballast Point Park, Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park, Landmark, Landscape, McGregor Coxall, Vectorworks 2014, Vectorworks Landmark

4 Ways Customized Symbols Can Improve Your Landscape Design

Posted by Guest Author on 7/28/14 10:13 AM
By Eric Gilbey, RLA, ASLA, Prof. APLD, Landscape Architecture Industry Specialist at Nemetschek Vectorworks Read More

Topics: Eric Gilbey, Landscape Design, personal libraries, rendering, Shape Manipulation, Symbols, Vectorworks, 2D, 3D, Color Creation, Customized Symbols, Image Texture, Landmark, Landscape, Vectorworks 2014, Vectorworks Landmark

New Augmented Reality Plug-In Presents Geolocated Models on Your Mobile Device

Posted by Pete Hicks on 7/1/14 9:55 AM
We recently bolstered our growing library of Partner Product solutions, so that you can experience conceptual 3D models in a new way. Using Inglobe Technologies’ AR-media™ plug-in for Vectorworks software, designers, architects, and engineers can take advantage of augmented reality technology to virtually present and interact with georeferenced models on both iOS and Android devices. Additionally, you can visualize designs directly from your desktop computer while in the office with a webcam and printed custom marker. Read More

Topics: 3D models, Android, Architecture, georeferenced models, James Russell, plug-in, resources, Vectorworks, 3D Modeling, Alessandro Terenzi, AR-media, AR-media Player, AR-media plug-in, Community, GIS, Inglobe Technologies, iOS, Partner Product, third party partner, Vectorworks 2014, Vectorworks software

Add Pedestrian Simulation to Your Designs with SimTread 2

Posted by Pete Hicks on 6/25/14 11:56 AM
An English version of SimTread 2, a pedestrian simulation program, is now available as a plug-in exclusively for Vectorworks 2014 software. Developed through a partnership between A&A Co. Ltd., Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, and Takenaka Corporation, SimTread lets you simulate and analyze crowd movement and plan evacuations using tools that integrate into projects you’ve already designed. The plug-in works for both Mac and Windows. Read More

Topics: A&A Co. Ltd., Architecture, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Rubina Siddiqui, SimTread, SimTread 2, Takenaka Corporation, Vectorworks Architect, Waseda University, Community, Vectorworks 2014

Five Hidden Gems in Vectorworks Spotlight Software

Posted by Hannah Force on 6/24/14 11:57 AM
Earlier this month, our own Industry Product Specialist Frank Brault led a weeklong class at the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas on the theatrical applications of digital drafting. During his intensive session, Brault shared career advice gleaned from his more than 30 years of industry experience and taught design techniques using various CAD programs, including Vectorworks Spotlight software. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Jim Woodward, Resource Browser, Spotlight, Stacking Order, Training, Vectorworks Spotlight, Container Objects, Frank Brault, Snapping, Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, Vectorworks 2014, working plane

Update to Jonathan Pickup's 3D Modeling with Vectorworks Tutorial Now Available

Posted by Pete Hicks on 6/18/14 4:39 PM
We’ve just released the latest update to the 3D Modeling with Vectorworks training manual. So if you’re ready to turn simple designs into advanced, complex shapes and produce professional-quality 3D models, be sure to add this book to your library today. Read More

Topics: 3D Modeling with Vectorworks, Architecture, resources, 3D Modeling, Community, Jonathan Pickup, Sixth Edition, training manual, Vectorworks 2014, Vectorworks software

Tech Roundup: June 2014

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 6/5/14 12:24 PM
In this month's tech roundup, we're featuring the final videos created in the Worksheet Basics series. Be sure to visit our YouTube channel if you have yet to see the first three videos in this series. Read More

Topics: format, Planet Vectorworks, Tech Tips, Vectorworks, Worksheet Basics, appearance, Vectorworks 2014, YouTube

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