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Bringing Visions to Light in Buenos Aires

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 11/2/17 10:51 AM
Not everyone is as lucky as Gaspar Potocnik, who stumbled upon his passion as a teenager while working backstage at his high school play. Read More

Topics: previsualization, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Peter Pan, previz, previz software, lollapalooza, Gaspar Potocnik, Cueuno, Soy Luna Live, Juan I. Monserrat, Gran Rex, MP Producciones, Ariel del Mastro

See What's New in Vectorworks 2018 with Free, On-Demand Webinars

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 10/27/17 10:06 AM
In case you missed it, we launched a webinar series to show you the benefits of Vectorworks 2018 for the architecture, landscape, and entertainment design industries. To learn how the newest release of our software can enhance your modeling process, simplify your workflows, and help you share your design vision, check out these on-demand presentations. Read More

Topics: Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, BIM, Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Landmark, webinar series, Braceworks

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

From a Blank Page to the ITV: How Vectorworks Helped One Production Designer See the Light

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 9/15/17 11:34 AM
Ben Telford is a UK-based Production Designer, Art Director, and founder of The Design Department Ltd., who specializes in light entertainment, reality, and music television. He has worked on high-profile projects such as The Voice UK and Sports Personality Of The Year, and has just designed the new set for the X Factor Auditions. We conducted an interview with Ben to learn about how Vectorworks software has helped him get to where he is today. Read More

Topics: Renderworks, Resource Manager, Vectorworks Spotlight, Ben Telford, X Factor UK, The Design Department Ltd., The Voice UK, Sports Personality of the Year, Buckinghamshire New University, Play to the Whistle, First Dates, Children in Need, Catchphrase

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

Case Study: Quality Follows Innovation at the Zurich Opera House

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 8/17/17 9:22 AM
Darkness falls over the entire theater, the curtain opens, and a bright spotlight illuminates the dancers on stage… Read More

Topics: Spotlight, Vectorworks Spotlight, Case Study, Lilith Gardell, CAD drawings, Dominic Büttne, event engineering, Martin Gebhardt, Spotlight libraries, Swan Lake ballet, Visibility tool, Zurich Opera House

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

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

Parnelli Award-Winner Michael Keller Talks “The End” Tour with Black Sabbath

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 4/18/17 8:56 AM
We recently caught up with Michael Keller, designer at AMO Lighting LLC, about winning a 2016 Parnelli Award in the Lighting Director of the Year category for his work with Black Sabbath, as well as why Vectorworks Spotlight is the software of choice for those with a passion for lighting and a love of music. Read More

Topics: Aerosmith, AMO Lighting LLC, Bill Graham, Black Sabbath, Entertainment, Eric Marchwinski, grandMA2, John Mayer, Michael Keller, Patrick Woodroffe, San Joaquin Delta College, Santana, Terry Cook, The End Tour, Tina Turner, Vectorworks Spotlight, Billy Idol, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship, Lightwright, Parnelli Award, The J. Geils Band, Woodroofe-Bassett Design

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