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.
Live Design Digital Edition,
Live Design July Issue
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.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts,
EPCOT American Garden Stage for the Candlelight Pr,
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis,
The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster Univer,
The Walt Disney Company,
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.”
3D Modeling Maya,
8-Millimeter Movie Camera,
Captain America: Civil War,
Star Trek into Darkness,
Data Visualization in Viewports,
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,
George C. Scott,
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,
Lighting Console Programmer,
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2,
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.
Chinese Language Version,
Mad Macs Technology Distribution,
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.
point and distributed load types,
straight and curved members,
Temporary Truss Structures,
Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar,
3D Design Environment,
3D Finite Element Analysis (FEA),
Braceworks Temporary Structure Analysis Add-On,
Engineering codes and standards,
managing director of DeerSoft GmbH,
Prolight + Sound 2017,
temporary structures performance analysis,
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.
Dr. Biplab Sarkar,
Service Pack 3,
CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar,
IFC Data Mapping,
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.
Nordic Design Day,
Swiss User Day,
BIM Design Day,
Future of Design,
Spotlight Users Conference,
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.
California Polytechnic State University,
door and window styles,
slab drainage tool,
Vectorworks Graphics Module,
Pults and Associates LLP,
The Service Pack 2 update for Vectorworks 2017 was just released, and we’re beaming about the enhanced collaboration workflows it enables. The update includes a variety of general improvements, plus increased interoperability capabilities with Bluebeam Revu software, a PDF creation, editing, and markup software from Bluebeam, Inc., a leading developer of technology solutions for the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries. This improved functionality will appear across the 2017 product line, including Vectorworks® Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, and Designer.
Service Pack 2,