Good news! Vectorworks 2017 Service Pack 5 is available and, with this update, the software is now compatible with macOS 10.13 High Sierra.
If you haven’t picked up a copy of Live Design’s July issue yet, you can find the digital edition online. We love reading about how Vectorworks software benefits our users, and we were thrilled to see the article by Lighting Designer and Vectorworks user Allan Nathan, in which he discusses some of his favorite tools in Vectorworks 2017.
From a young age, Natali Arco was drawn to the stage. Growing up she dreamed of becoming an actress and being in the spotlight, until she realized she was more interested in being behind the scenes, rather than at center stage.
Topics: Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Entertainment, EPCOT American Garden Stage for the Candlelight Pr, Natali Arco, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Resource Manager, The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster Univer, The Walt Disney Company, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks Spotlight, Williamstown Theatre Festival
For Scott Barnes, lighting console programmer and owner of i-light design, the movie “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” is more than a beloved classic from the 80s — it was the catalyst that led to an illustrious career designing 2D plots and 3D models of movie sets. “After I saw ‘ET’ at 10 years old, I realized how fascinated I was with motion pictures,” said Barnes. “I started following filmmakers, got an 8-millimeter movie camera, and began experimenting with filmmaking. Lighting logically followed, and I got my first job offer as a tech guy for a movie with George C. Scott before graduating high school.”
Topics: 2D Plots, 3D Modeling Maya, 3D models, 8-Millimeter Movie Camera, Ant-Man, beta tester, Cameramen, Captain America: Civil War, Construction Crews, Data Visualization in Viewports, Dreamgirls, DWG drawings, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Entertainment, entertainment design, ESP Vision, Filmmaking, Gaffers, George C. Scott, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Hog Console, I-Light Design, Inception, Iron Man, Lighting Console Programmer, Lighting Plots, Marvel Movies, Motion Pictures, Movie Sets, PDF drawings, Previs, previsualization, previz, Production process, Scott Barnes, Set Designers, Star Trek into Darkness, Subdivision Surfaces, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Wisywig
Since the release of Vectorworks 2017 in English last September, we’ve spread the love across the globe with versions in Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Polish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Spanish. To round it off, this month marks the final language release of the Vectorworks 2017 line of products: Chinese.
Topics: Architecture, Beijing, BIM, Cecil Fung, Changsha, Chengdu, Chinese Language Version, Chongqing, Entertainment, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, international, Landscape, Mad Macs Technology Distribution, Nanchang, Ningbo, Planet Vectorworks, Shanghai, Vectorworks, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks Fundamentals, Wuhan
While it might feel like we just launched Vectorworks 2017, we’ve been hard at work preparing for the release of our Vectorworks 2018 product line. As a part of these efforts, we’re pulling back the curtain on one development to come in our next release later this year: Braceworks.
Topics: 3D Design Environment, 3D Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Braceworks Temporary Structure Analysis Add-On, ComputerWorks, DTSV, E1.6, Engineering codes and standards, Entertainment, Eurocodes, Frankfurt, Germany, managing director of DeerSoft GmbH, Moritz Staffel, point and distributed load types, production professionals, Prolight + Sound 2017, rigging, static analysis, straight and curved members, Structural Engineers, temporary structures performance analysis, Temporary Truss Structures, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Vectorworks Spotlight
As part of our continued dedication to better serve designers, we just released Service Pack 3 for the Vectorworks 2017 software line. The updates include plenty of productivity and performance enhancements to improve your workflows.
Topics: 3D, 3D connexion, 3D mouse, Architecture, BIM, CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, DWG, Entertainment, Gaspar Potcnik, IFC, IFC Data Mapping, Landscape, Open BIM, previsualization, rendering, Service Pack 3, SP3, Uncategorized, VBvisual, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Landmark, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision 2017
Since the launch of the 2017 version of Vectorworks software last September, celebrations and learning opportunities continue popping up around the world. Let’s take a quick trip across the globe to see how designers are sharing their excitement about the new tools and features in the latest version of the Vectorworks line of products.
Topics: Andreas Kling, Basem Besada, BIM Design Day, Biplab Sarkar, BMV Studio, ComputerWorks, Darick DeHart, Exertis Unlimited, Frank Brault, Future of Design, grandMA2, grandMA2 console, Hugues Tsafak, Landmark, Mattias Wreland, Nemetschek Bulgaria, Niels Nielsen, Nordic Design Day, Planet Vectorworks, Robert Anderson, Spotlight, Spotlight Users Conference, Swiss User Day, Sylvia Ivanova, Vectorworks 2017, Vision
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.
Topics: Architecture, beta tester, Cal Poly, California Polytechnic State University, Camera Match, CameraMatch, door and window styles, Ion Webster, Pults and Associates LLP, Renderworks, slab drainage tool, structural objects, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Virtual Reality, Web View
Topics: Arquidesk, Javier Angel Sánchez González, Mexican Vectorworks Software Distributor, Planet Vectorworks, TDM, TDM engineer Marco Antonio Martínez, Tecnología Dinámica de México, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks 2017 Spanish Release, Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar