Your Daily Dose of Design Inspiration

Planet Vectorworks

March Tech Roundup: A Lucky Month for Users

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 3/22/18 11:37 AM
You’re in luck! This month’s tech roundup is filled with announcements, improvements, and more! Read More

Topics: BlueBeam, Object Info Palette, Prolyte Truss, Service Pack 3, Steve Johnson, Tech Roundup, Vectorworks Spotlight, previz software, Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Cloud Services, Vectorworks Nomad App, Web View Virtual Reality, Bluebeam Studio, truss section data, March Tech Roundup, Photos to 3D Models, number instruments tool, Global Truss, modified user interface, Photogrammetry, Spotlight lighting device fixture modes

Here are the Reasons AV Matters Switched to Vectorworks

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 3/14/18 9:55 AM
Alex Rose understands the value of saving time in the entertainment industry. As a project manager at AV Matters in Orlando, Florida, he oversees the production and technical details of a wide range of events, including corporate conferences, galas, and social and charity events. Although the process of producing an event from start to finish can be stressful due to tight deadlines, it’s become much easier for Rose, as the firm recently made the switch from AutoCAD to Vectorworks Spotlight to help with the design and execution of each event. Read More

Topics: Renderworks, Vectorworks Spotlight, AutoCAD, Zumba Instructor Convention, AV Matters, 3d renderings, Soft Goods tool, content libraries, Maverick MK2 lights, Make the Move

A Promising Look at the Future of Vibrant Visualizations

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 3/12/18 10:03 AM
Noah Record is no stranger to designing stages for high school productions. After all, his interest in theater design stems from his own experiences in high school. But after working with the Illinois High School Theatre Festival for the past five years, he realized that his students wanted to be treated as professionals and pushed to learn as much as they could. So, he decided to raise the stakes — by integrating Vectorworks Spotlight and Vision educational licenses into the program’s production of the musical Big Fish. Read More

Topics: Free educational license, students, Vectorworks Spotlight, light plots, renderings, Vectorworks Vision, Big Fish, Mirror Tool, Illinois High School Theatre Festival, auto numbering

KCACTF Awards: Putting Eight Student Designers in the Spotlight

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 3/8/18 10:14 AM
After three months of hard work, the winners of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) were selected, and eight talented designers went home with, not only great experience, but a free Vectorworks Spotlight license! A huge congratulations to them. Read More

Topics: KCACTF, KCACTF Region 2, KCACTF Region 3, KCACTF Region 4, KCACTF Region 6, KCACTF Region 8, Vectorworks Spotlight, KCACTF Region 1, KCACTF Region 5, KCACTF Region 7, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Christopher Erbe, Mattie McIntosh, Amy Beery, Liam Day, Allison Granat, KCACTF Regional Awards, Shelby Ashley, Eric Armstrong, Christiana Kuey

Vectorworks Users Win Big at Parnelli Awards

Posted by Kamica Price on 3/2/18 9:31 AM
For live event professionals, the Parnelli Awards are the industry’s version of the Oscars. Earlier this year, the 17th annual Parnelli Awards gala took place at the Anaheim Hilton during The NAMM Show 2018. Since 2001, this prestigious awards ceremony has recognized individual professionals and companies within the entertainment industry for their visual masterpieces. Read More

Topics: Tait Towers, Vectorworks Spotlight, LeRoy Bennett, Parnelli Awards, Butch Allen, Atlanta Rigging Systems, Strictly FX, Stageline Mobile Stage, Special Event Services, VER

How Spotlight Users Benefitted from Hands-on Training

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 3/1/18 10:48 AM
After a week of hands-on training, a handful of Rental and Staging Network (RSN) members can see their Spotlight visions clearly now, and their rendering pain is gone! In just five short days, they took their knowledge of our software to the next level with the help of Vectorworks Trainer Michael Groves and Entertainment Product Specialist Jim Woodward.  Read More

Topics: Jim Woodward, Training, Vectorworks Spotlight, Michael Groves, Michael Wright, Michael Andrews Audio-Visual Services, Spotlight training, Rental and Staging Network

Marionette Monday: New Symbols That Will Fold and Lift

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 2/26/18 11:35 AM
To help you get through your case of the Mondays, here are some new Marionette objects specifically created in response to user comments on the Vectorworks Forum. Read More

Topics: Marionette Monday, Scott Barnes, Vectorworks Spotlight, I-Light Design, Marionette, Vectorworks Forum, JLG Condor lift, articulating boom lift, NanaWall, scissor lift

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

Vectorworks Proudly Sponsors KCACTF Awards for Second Year

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 1/9/18 10:24 AM
For the second year in a row, we are proud to sponsor the awards at the annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). From January 9 to March 3, 2018, thousands of talented student artists, from eight regions across the United States, will have the chance to showcase their work.  Read More

Topics: KCACTF, Spotlight, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Frank Brault, KCACTF Region 1, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Braceworks, Western Connecticut University

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

Stay in the Know

What You'll Receive 

We’re passionate about telling stories that inspire great design, so our blog subscribers regularly receive:  

  • Workflow tips to save you time and money
  • Insight on the latest industry trends
  • Inspiration to drive your creativity

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

see all