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Live Design Review — “Vectorworks 2017: More Tools, Less Finger Wagging”

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 9/1/17 10:25 AM
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. Read More

Topics: Renderworks, Resource Manager, Live Design, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks software, Allan Nathan, Live Design Digital Edition, Live Design July Issue

From Shining in the Spotlight to Designing with Spotlight

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 6/7/17 11:40 AM
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. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Resource Manager, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vectorworks 2017, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, EPCOT American Garden Stage for the Candlelight Pr, Natali Arco, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster Univer, The Walt Disney Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival

Marvel Movies & More with One Lighting Programmer

Posted by Hannah Force on 5/23/17 11:31 AM
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.” Read More

Topics: 2D Plots, 3D Modeling Maya, 3D models, 8-Millimeter Movie Camera, beta tester, Captain America: Civil War, DWG drawings, Entertainment, Filmmaking, Gaffers, Hog Console, Inception, Lighting Plots, Motion Pictures, previsualization, Production process, Scott Barnes, Set Designers, Star Trek into Darkness, Subdivision Surfaces, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Wisywig, Ant-Man, Cameramen, Construction Crews, Data Visualization in Viewports, Dreamgirls, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, entertainment design, ESP Vision, George C. Scott, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I-Light Design, Iron Man, Lighting Console Programmer, Marvel Movies, Movie Sets, PDF drawings, Previs, previz, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, Vectorworks 2017

Vectorworks 2017 is Now Available in Chinese

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 4/10/17 10:02 AM
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. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Beijing, Cecil Fung, Changsha, Chinese Language Version, Chongqing, Entertainment, Hangzhou, Nanchang, Planet Vectorworks, Shanghai, Vectorworks, BIM, Chengdu, Guangzhou, international, Landscape, Mad Macs Technology Distribution, Ningbo, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks Fundamentals, Wuhan

A Vectorworks 2018 Teaser: New Braceworks Temporary Structure Analysis Add-On

Posted by Hannah Force on 4/4/17 9:55 AM
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. Read More

Topics: E1.6, Entertainment, Germany, Moritz Staffel, point and distributed load types, rigging, straight and curved members, Structural Engineers, Temporary Truss Structures, Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Vectorworks Spotlight, 3D Design Environment, 3D Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Braceworks Temporary Structure Analysis Add-On, ComputerWorks, DTSV, Engineering codes and standards, Eurocodes, Frankfurt, managing director of DeerSoft GmbH, production professionals, Prolight + Sound 2017, static analysis, temporary structures performance analysis, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks 2018

Vectorworks & Vision 2017 Service Pack 3 Performance Updates

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 3/21/17 11:49 AM
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. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, DWG, Entertainment, Gaspar Potcnik, Open BIM, previsualization, rendering, Service Pack 3, SP3, VBvisual, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision 2017, 3D, 3D connexion, 3D mouse, BIM, CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, IFC, IFC Data Mapping, Landscape, Uncategorized, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks Landmark

The Software that Launched 1,000 Events

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 1/20/17 9:51 AM
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. Read More

Topics: Biplab Sarkar, Exertis Unlimited, grandMA2, grandMA2 console, Mattias Wreland, Nordic Design Day, Planet Vectorworks, Robert Anderson, Spotlight, Swiss User Day, Sylvia Ivanova, Vision, Andreas Kling, Basem Besada, BIM Design Day, BMV Studio, ComputerWorks, Darick DeHart, Frank Brault, Future of Design, Hugues Tsafak, Landmark, Nemetschek Bulgaria, Niels Nielsen, Spotlight Users Conference, Vectorworks 2017

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

Say Hola to Our New Distributor in Mexico

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 12/20/16 11:52 AM
We’re welcoming a new addition to our Vectorworks family. Tecnología Dinámica de México (TDM) will be partnering with us to better serve our Mexican design community. Read More

Topics: Arquidesk, Mexican Vectorworks Software Distributor, Planet Vectorworks, TDM engineer Marco Antonio Martínez, Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Javier Angel Sánchez González, TDM, Tecnología Dinámica de México, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks 2017 Spanish Release

Get Ready for Bluebeam Revu in Vectorworks 2017 Service Pack 2

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 11/22/16 1:00 PM
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. Read More

Topics: AEC, Architecture, Don Jacob, Planet Vectorworks, Service Pack 2, Space objects, Steve Johnson, Bluebeam Inc, Bluebeam Revu, Nemetschek Group, Vectorworks 2017

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