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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

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

Articulate Your Vision with Entertainment Renderings

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 11/10/16 10:38 AM
Award-winning entertainment designer, author, and producer Kevin Lee Allen has learned a thing or two about creating jaw-dropping scenery from his experience designing everything from major Broadway productions to national commercials. Allen says that one of the biggest takeaways from his prolific design career is that, “it’s critical to show people what they’re going to get when you build something.” With that in mind, Allen hosted the Rendering Techniques to Empower Your Entertainment Design Workflow webinar to demonstrate how to create models that will give clients a clear understanding of your vision.  Read More

Topics: Broadway, Entertainment, rendering, Renderworks, Spotlight, Vectorworks Spotlight, Kevin Lee Allen, Kevin Lee Allen Design, webinar

Born to Run Lighting Cues: Top Three Takeaways from Jeff Ravitz

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 10/18/16 11:53 AM
Veteran lighting designer and Vectorworks software user Jeff Ravitz knows a thing or two about being the boss. After all, Ravitz is not only the Emmy-award winning founder of lighting firm Intensity Advisors, but also has been the lighting designer for The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, for three decades. Read More

Topics: Born to Run, E Street Band, Entertainment, Intensity Advisors, LDI, Vectorworks Spotlight, Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Jeff Ravitz, LDI 2016, Live Design, The River, The River Tour

Streamline Your Audio Visual Workflow in 60 Minutes

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 9/21/16 11:03 AM
Creating functional designs that balance the wants, needs, and budgets of clients can be a time-consuming process — one that’s further complicated by the complexity of AV projects. Take the first step toward streamlining your design and budget processes and enhancing your collaboration with the “Streamlining Your Audio-Visual Workflow” webinar hosted by Audio-Visual Design Consultant Chuck Walthall of Walthall and Associates. Read More

Topics: AV Industry, rendering, Renderworks, Spotlight, streamlining your audio-visual workflow, Vectorworks Spotlight, Chuck Walthall, connectCAD, inspiration, Walthall and Associates, webinar

7 Habits of Highly Effective Designers

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 8/26/16 11:16 AM
When you’ve been designing for years, it’s easy to pick up some bad habits that can slow down your workflow. Increase your productivity and avoid obstacles by reflecting on these tried-and-true tips from some of the most prolific Vectorworks software users. Read More

Topics: Adrian McGregor, Architecture, Entertainment, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Forest Dickey, lindsay high stanislaw, M Group, Pacific Coast Land Design, Parramatta River Urban Design Strategy, PCLD, Rob Glisson, ROJO, ROJO Architects, rojo Architecture, Thompson Hospitality, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, Christien Methot, Ground Reconsidered, inspiration, Landscape, LRSLA Studio, LRSLAstudio, M Group Architects and Interior Architects, McGregor Coxall, Michael Timcheck, Mike Zielsdorf, Old Town Newhall, parramatta, Uncategorized, Varian Designs, Vectorworks Landmark

Inspiration: Are You Ready to Rock?

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 8/5/16 11:57 AM
As the US summer concert season winds down, we’re shining a light on some of the biggest concert events of the past few years. So sit back, blast some tunes, and explore the work of some of the world’s greatest entertainment designers. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, FutureSex/LoveShow, iHeartRadio, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, legends of summer tour, Lightscape Design, Madison Square Garden, Max Conwell, MGM Grand, Morrissey, Naked Eye Lighting, PEDG, Spotlight, streamlining your audio-visual workflow, Success Stories, Vectorworks Spotlight, 1D, Case Studies, clear channel, David Lee, iHeartRadio Music Festival, inspiration, Ltd., Nick Whitehouse, One Direction, Performance Environment Design Group LLC, webinar

Previsualizing Your Shows with ESP Vision Has Never Been Easier or More Cost-Effective

Posted by Sarah Kosmerl on 6/28/16 12:16 PM
From churches, theatres, and schools to corporate events, concerts, and music festivals, the demand for exceptional previsualization software to cue shows and perfect experiences is at an all-time high. So to help these growing and varying needs, we’re offering a more cost-effective pricing structure for Vision, our previz software. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, lighting designers, Planet Vectorworks, previsualization, programmers, Spotlight, Universe, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, company announcements, company news, entertainment design, ESP Vision, previz software

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