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We Have a New Official Distributor in South Africa

Posted by Lisa Lance on 9/18/18 10:17 AM
The demands of the entertainment industry are constantly evolving, and access to state-of-the-art technology is more critical than ever. In response to this, we are pleased to announce that DWR Distribution has been appointed an official distributor for Vectorworks Spotlight, Braceworks, and Vision software in South Africa. Read More

Topics: DWR Distribution, Vectorworks Spotlight, Braceworks, Vision, Dylan Jones, Tara Grant, Duncan Riley

Vectorworks 2019 Webinars: What You Need to Know

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 9/14/18 1:34 PM
Excited about Vectorworks 2019 and want to learn more? Join us for a free, “What’s New” webinar and discover the latest improvements and new features. We’re offering different webinars for the architecture, landscape, and entertainment design industries. Read the presentation descriptions below and register today. Read More

Topics: #Vectorworks2019, What's New Webinars, AEC Industry, Landscape industry, Entertainment industry, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Landmark, Vectorworks Spotlight, BIM workflow, landscape modeling, previsualization, rigging design, Vision, Braceworks, webinars

Unleash Your Creativity with Vectorworks 2019

Posted by Lisa Lance on 9/12/18 10:26 AM
Today's the day! Meet the newest versions of Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Designer, as well as Braceworks and Vision.  Read More

Topics: vectorworks 2019, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Landmark, Vectorworks Spotlight, Braceworks, Vision, BIM, 3D, Vectorworks Graphics Module, openBIM, 3D Modeling

SILV Student Spotlight: Part 3

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 9/7/18 10:20 AM
Our last SILV student is Maile Varian, a junior at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, where she studies lighting design and technology.  Read More

Topics: SILV 2018, Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, Maile Varian, Frank Brault, SFX, previz, Vision, Vectorworks Spotlight

SILV Student Spotlight: Part 2

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 8/30/18 11:00 AM
In case you missed our story last week, we’re sharing a series of three interviews with students from the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas (SILV). Our next SILV student is Andy Shores, a 22-year-old lighting programmer and technician. Read More

Topics: SILV, Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, Andy Shores, University of Vermont, SILV 2018, Jane Childs, John Forbes, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision

What You Need to Make it in the Entertainment Industry

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 7/31/18 9:59 AM
According to Robert Sondergaard, lighting and production designer at Electric Aura Projects, Inc., his 25 years working in entertainment is the result of luck. But once you understand the hard work he has put into networking, gaining hands-on experience in the field, and maximizing his workflow with Vectorworks Spotlight, you can easily see that his accolades were both earned and well-deserved. Read More

Topics: Electric Aura, Vectorworks Spotlight, Associated Designers of Canada, Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, Canada Winter Games, Royal Swedish Ballet, Grey Cup Halftime Show, Blended screen tool

Student Spotlight: How to Push Boundaries When You See a Need

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 7/3/18 8:41 AM
If you had told Christian A. Kurka five years ago that he would be working toward planning and designing more accessible theater spaces with the help of Vectorworks Spotlight, he probably wouldn’t have believed you. But once he was introduced to the production side of theater, he did not waste any time. Read More

Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, accessible theater, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, Southeastern Theatre Conference, SETC, Boy Gets Girl, ADA compliance, 800 Days, Reshape tool, Projection commands, Skateboard Park tutorial

Introducing A Colossal Case Study on Our New and Improved Website

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/15/18 11:08 AM
Here’s a special treat to add to your #FeelGoodFriday vibes: a new customer success story on our redesigned website! Learn more about how event production firm PRP used Vectorworks for the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto by checking out our new customer showcase page. We hope you’ll stay for a while and explore everything new across the website . Read More

Topics: PRP, Case Study, customer success story, #FeelGoodFriday, website redesign, Invictus Games, Toronto, Canada, Vectorworks Spotlight

A Match Made In… Common Sense

Posted by Guest Author on 4/11/18 7:51 AM
*This was originally published on Stageline’s blog.  What’s your Stageline unit going to look like when it’s set up onsite? What’s the best way to plan out your light, sound, and banner rigging? Vectorworks Spotlight has the answers.  Read More

Topics: Stageline, Vectorworks Spotlight, Justin Van Hassel, Robert Books, Resource Manager, Dane Earwaker, Vectorworks Service Select, content library

Meet the Open Data Format that will Change the Entertainment Industry

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 3/27/18 9:45 AM
Along with fellow leaders in the entertainment industry, MA Lighting for its lighting control solutions and Robe lighting for its high-quality moving lights, we are deIighted to announce a new development that will change the way lighting designers, fixture manufacturers, console manufacturers, and visualizers will work together. Our companies have joined forces to develop a new data format, named the General Device Type Format (GDTF), which creates a unified definition for the exchange of device data between consoles, CAD, and previsualization software. Read More

Topics: GDTF, General Device Type Format, Robe lighting, MA Lighting, Biplab Sarkar, Josef Valchar, Gerhard Krude, Prolight + Sound 2018, Vectorworks Spotlight

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