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Inside Vectorworks: Gaining Insight from Data Analytics

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 2/5/18 11:56 AM
At Vectorworks, our engineers use several sources to help develop new features, such as user requests on the community board, distributor recommendations, and competitive analysis. Another beneficial tool they rely on to decide what new features to produce is data analytics. Read More

Topics: user requests, Vectorworks Community Board, competitive analysis, data analytics, data engineers, big-data engineers, Chen Zheng, keyboard shortcuts, Multiple Drawing Views, customized keys, metric reports

Teaser Tuesday: Your Sneak Peek at Vectorworks 2018

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 8/8/17 11:51 AM
  We always put our users first, and that’s why this year we’re letting you be the first to see the exciting things to come in Vectorworks 2018 with our Teaser Tuesdays.   Read More

Topics: Architecture, Direct Section and Elevation editing, Entertainment, Landscape, Multiple Drawing Views, Rendered panoramas, Renderworks, Teaser Tuesday, Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Community Board

Tech Roundup: May 2017, Marionette Edition

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 5/30/17 9:40 AM
This May, “M” is for Marionette, our integrated graphical scripting tool, as we’ve just launched the Marionette Resources section on our Community Board, where you can easily upload, describe, reuse, and share inspiring algorithmic designs with the world. Read More

Topics: Alan Woodwell, Andreas Thierer, Architecture, ComputerWorks, Marionette, Marionette Resources section, Vectorworks Community Board

Architect Alan Woodwell Talks Graphical Scripting

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 5/4/17 9:44 AM
Alan Woodwell is an architectural designer in Sydney, Australia for Playoust Churcher Architects. Since late December of 2015, the self-described “young 63-year-old” has spent his free time learning how to design using Marionette, our integrated graphical scripting tool that lets you use personalized or repurposed scripts to iteratively design without learning how to program. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Alan Woodwell, Architecture, graphical scripting, Inspiration Page, Marionette, Marionette Training Part 1: The Basics, Nodes, Playoust Churcher Architects, programmers, Programming, Python, Tutorial, Vectorworks Community Board, webinar, webinar series, YouTube

The New Vectorworks Community Board is Here

Posted by Hannah Force on 9/8/16 9:20 AM
Since its inception in 1999, the Vectorworks Community Board has acted as a hub for designers to exchange ideas and advice, engage in industry discussions, and troubleshoot issues with our internal team, all while enabling designers to play a role in our software development by submitting their feedback through our Feature and Content Requests Wishlist forum. Continuing with our dedication to valuing and responding to your feedback, we’ve completely reengineered our Community Board to create a better user experience. Read More

Topics: Feature and Content Requests Wishlist Forum, Planet Vectorworks, Tech Support Twitter, Troubleshoot Issues, User Experience Manager Jim Wilson, Vectorworks Community Board, @VectorworksHelp

Your Inside Look into Innovation at Vectorworks

Posted by Pete Hicks on 6/7/16 11:03 AM
We’re always pushing the boundaries of what design software can accomplish here at Vectorworks, but just like anyone else, we run the risk of getting caught up in our day-to-day responsibilities and losing sight of new possibilities. That’s why we have Innovation Weeks: times where we set aside our normal tasks to focus on new ideas and pursue unexpected solutions. In doing so, we’ve been able to bring you new tools like our integrated graphical scripting feature, Marionette, which started out as an idea pitched during an Innovation Week. Read More

Topics: Community, company news, Darick DeHart, innovation, Innovation Week, inspiration, Marionette, Planet Vectorworks, Steve Johnson, Vectorworks Community Board, Vectorworks Wish List, video

Congrats to Our Three Vectorworks Design Summit Trip Winners

Posted by Hannah Force on 3/23/16 11:17 AM
Free stuff makes people happy, and we love to make people happy, especially when it involves bringing everyone together to celebrate great design. So, we decided to give away a few trips to our 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit. We ran the promotion in early March on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and we’re excited to announce the three lucky designers who won free registration, airfare, and hotel stay to attend our April 25-27 conference in Chicago. Now, we know you may be jealous, but you should still take the time to get to know our winners. Read More

Topics: 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit, Alberta, Amanda Warren, Calgary, Community, entertainment design, Erfurt University of Applied Sciences, Freier Architekt Rainer Uwe Schultheiss, Green Hippo V3 Media Certification, Jonas Witte, MiniCAD, Mitchell Elliott, Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, Planet Vectorworks, Rose Bruford College, Stephen F. Austin State University, Stratford Circus, Vectorworks Community Board, Vectorworks Design Summit, Vectorworks Design Summit Giveaway

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