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Happy New Year and Happy New Roundup!

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 1/18/18 9:19 AM
Already struggling to keep your design resolutions? We’re here to keep you on track with this month’s technical roundup, a compilation of insightful tips and tricks, helpful webinars, and software updates.   Read More

Topics: January Tech Roundup, Halo Background Effect, CINEBENCH, MAXON, Braceworks, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vectorworks Designer, Braceworks Webinars, Vectorworks Nomad App, Augmented Reality

Vectorworks Works with German Beta Testers to Roll Out Braceworks

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 10/23/17 11:33 AM
statico Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH is a team of experienced engineers that offers services in the field of static design and the construction of temporary stages, grandstands, LED structures, trade show booths, PA towers, scaffolding constructions, advertising structures, and related special constructions. The company specializes in truss structures as well as temporary constructions made from scaffolding systems or wood. Read More

Topics: statico Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Moritz Staffel, Deersoft GmbH, Stephen Schewe, Eurovision Song Contest, CyberHoist, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, Braceworks

Vectorworks 2018: Say Hello to Enhanced BIM Usability, Design Productivity, Analysis, and More

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 9/12/17 9:26 AM
No more teasing, it’s finally here. Today, we released the English-version of Vectorworks 2018 software. Included in the release are Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer, and Fundamentals, as well as our previsualization software, Vision. This year we’ve also introduced, Braceworks, an entertainment rigging analysis add-on module targeted to design, production, and rigging professionals working on temporary entertainment structures. Read More

Topics: #Vectorworks2018, Vectorworks 2018, Biplab Sarkar, BIM, Braceworks, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Landmark, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vectorworks Fundamentals, Vectorworks Designer, Direct Section and Elevation editing, Wall modeling, title block customization, Drawings, throw and zoom, Video and Blended Screen, Tree survey data, site model contour editing, Jonathan Reeves, Jonathan Reeves Architecture, Vectorworks Service Select, Building Information Modeling, Multiple Drawing Views

Design Scholarship Winners Announced: Rice University School of Architecture Student Team Wins Grand Prize

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 8/21/17 11:55 AM
Now in its third year, our Design Scholarship has continued to help students reach their highest potential by offering nearly $40,000 in prizes for projects that demonstrate the creativity and high-caliber work of the next generation of design professionals. Read More

Topics: Academia, Alexander Drachenberg, Architecture, Arizona State University, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Astrid Stevens, Brecht Scheelen, Design Scholarship, Dries Pattyn, Entertainment, ETH Zürich, Filip Staszkiewicz, Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applie, interior design, Joël Héritier, Kalen McNamara, KASK, Landscape, National Architectural Accrediting Board, Ningxin Cheng, Paula Wheeler, Peter Markos, Rice University School of Architecture, Richard Diehl Award, Sarah Whiting, Scholarship, School of Arts of University College Ghent, Sophia Rodermund, Ted Brown, Tineke Gol, Totalization, Trish Thuy Trang Nhan, TU Dresden, UHasselt, University of Antwerp, University of Iowa, University of Sheffield, University of Wuppertal, Vectorworks Design Scholarship 2017, Vectorworks Designer

A 100-Year-Old Battle Brought Forward in Time with Vectorworks

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 7/13/17 11:27 AM
A monumental milestone was celebrated at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France this spring. On April 9, 2017, a large commemoration was held in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Vimy Ridge battle at the memorial and attended by heads of state and British royalty. The battle of Vimy Ridge was a military engagement fought primarily as part of the Battle of Arras, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the First World War. Read More

Topics: 3D locus points, Amirault 3D, Battle of Arras, Canadian National Vimy Memorial, CINEMA 4D, Create Site Model command, Entertainment, Military Museum of Communications and Electronics, MiniCAD, Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, Paul Amirault, Vectorworks Designer, Vimy Ridge Battle

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, 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

Welcoming Our New UAE Distributor

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 5/10/17 9:31 AM
Our extended family keeps growing. As part of our belief in helping designers around the world tackle projects across different industries, we’re teaming up with First Star Computer as our new United Arab Emirates (UAE) distributor for Vectorworks software. With the partnership, First Star Computer adds BIM product Vectorworks Architect to its portfolio, along with the rest of the Vectorworks product line, including Landmark, Spotlight, Designer, Fundamentals, and Vision. Read More

Topics: 2D Drafting, 3D Modeling, Architecture, BIM, Biplab Sarkar, construction, design, Entertainment, First Star Computer, Houssien Nassr, infrastructure, Landscape, Planet Vectorworks, real estate, UAE, United Arab Emirates, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Fundamentals, Vectorworks Landmark, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision

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: 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

Where Are They Now: Past Winners of the Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 3/3/17 11:15 AM
We’ve discussed how to apply to the Vectorworks Design Scholarship, what you get if you win, and best practices for applying — but what does it actually mean to win? How can the scholarship affect your professional career and be the major résumé booster that it promises to be? To find out, we caught up with Martha Carter and Morgan Price, who took home a 2015 Vectorworks Design Scholarship, to see what they’re up to now and how winning jumpstarted their careers. Read More

Topics: 3D Modeling, A Chorus Line, ABC, Break the Floor Productions, Brian Grego, Chance Theater, Chapman University, Dog Sees God, Entertainment, Evita, Future Man, Hollywood, I Only Have Eyes For You, Jessica Kender, John Iacovelli, LA Times, lighting design, Martha Carter, Mihai Măniuțiu, Montalbán Theater, Morgan Price, National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca, Orange County School of the Arts, Peter Pan, rendering, scenic design, Seth Rogen, Shonda Rhimes, Skye Schmidt, The Catch, The Electra Project, University of California Irvine, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Vectorworks Designer

Recognizing Innovative Young Architecture Firms with The Foundation Award

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 7/19/16 11:32 AM
As part of our commitment to supporting young talent, Vectorworks and our Swiss distributor ComputerWorks AG sponsor the Foundation Award program in Switzerland. We are proud to announce that JOM Architects in Zurich, Switzerland has won this year’s award that supports young Swiss architecture firms. The firm is led by three agency partners, each with different backgrounds and focuses, who combine their design philosophies to demonstrate the productive potential of heterogeneous mindsets. Read More

Topics: 2016 Foundation Award, arch-tv.ch, Architecture, Ariel Koechlin, Art In Architecture, awards, ComputerWorks AG, distributor, Foundation Award, Hewlett Packard, Hochparterre, Jaeger Koechlin Architects, JOM Architects, Lilitt Bollinger, lilitt bollinger studio, Michael Metzger, Patrick Jaeger, Philippe Jorisch, Planet Vectorworks, Rubina Siddiqui, S AM Swiss Architecture Museum, Stefan Oeschger, swiss-architects.com, Vectorworks Designer

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