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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

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

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

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

Vectorworks 2016’s Worldwide Rollout Hits Asia

Posted by Pete Hicks on 4/8/16 10:33 AM
The Vectorworks 2016 software line, released in English back in September of 2015, has been doing some serious globetrotting over the past few months. After releasing versions in Dutch, French, German, Polish, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, and Portuguese over the past few months, the more than 100 new features and updates made available in this release are now available in Japanese and Chinese. Read More

Topics: A&A Co., Chinese Language Version, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Japanese Language Version, Planet Vectorworks, Sean Flaherty, Community, distributor, Mad Macs Technology Distributions Limited, Vectorworks 2016

Free Graphical Scripting Training with Our Marionette Tool

Posted by Hannah Force on 3/11/16 11:33 AM
No matter your level of programming experience, here’s a chance to jumpstart your understanding of data-driven design and embark on your own scripting adventures. Listen in on our four-part, on-demand Marionette Monday webinar series as our algorithmic expert Sarah Barrett explores the new graphical scripting tool in Vectorworks 2016 software, covering everything from the mechanics of nodes and networks to creating lists and running scripts. So grab a cup of coffee and then dive into these one-hour webinars. Bonus: U.S. AIA members can take the tests linked below to earn 1 AIA LU credit for each webinar. Read More

Topics: AIA Credits, Algorithmic Design, Architecture, graphical scripting, Marionette Monday, Planet Vectorworks, Programming, Continuing Education Credits, Data-Driven Design, Marionette, Vectorworks 2016

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

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

Tech Roundup: February 2016

Posted by Pete Hicks on 2/19/16 11:32 AM
We’re brushing up on the basics this month. Whether you’re an experienced designer or are just getting used to our software, this series of video tutorials provides a refresher on the program's main functionalities and reviews changes specific to Vectorworks 2016. Read More

Topics: Education, palette, Planet Vectorworks, resources, software interface, Tutorial, objects, Snapping, Vectorworks 2016, video tutorial, workspaces

Couples Who Design Together, Stay Together

Posted by Pete Hicks on 2/14/16 10:00 AM
Valentine’s Day: A time set aside each year for showing appreciation to the person you love the most – a special someone who, for these designers, is their coworker. We asked three couples who run architectural firms together about their favorite aspect of working with their spouse. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Ilianna Kwaske, Kwaske Collaborative, Mercedes Escudero, Ron Kwaske, Sharon Exley, Valentine's Day, Architecture Is Fun, BarriosEscudero, Case Study, Community, inspiration, Juan Barrios, Peter Exley, Vectorworks 2016

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