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No More Double, Double Lighting Trouble with Vision

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 1/19/18 9:38 AM
Something wicked this way comes? Not with Vision software, as it proved advantageous for Alex Jainchill, a freelance lighting designer based in Brooklyn, NY, when he was tasked to light the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ contemporary production of Macbeth. Read More

Topics: Vision, Vectorworks Vision, Alex Jainchill, Denver Center for the Performing Arts', DCPA, Macbeth, webinar

Conquer More with Better Collaboration

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 5/9/17 11:31 AM
With the pressure on landscape architects to design for higher sustainability standards, effective teamwork is more crucial than ever. To help you meet these demands, Stephen Schrader, associate landscape architect at Holcombe Norton Partners, Inc., explores case studies that highlight how best to coordinate with civil and architectural plans in the on-demand webinar, “Collaborative Workflows for Landscape Architects,” worth 1 LA CES PDH. You’ll also learn how to use the smart tools available within Vectorworks software to help you increase efficiency and reduce errors in calculations. Read More

Topics: 1 LA CES HSW PDH, Case Studies, collaborative design, Collaborative Workflows for Landscape Architects, continuing education, Continuing Education Credits, Holcombe Norton Partners, HSW, Inspiration Page, LA CES PDH, Landscape, landscape architects, Stephen Schrader, sustainability, webinar

Architect Alan Woodwell Talks Graphical Scripting

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 5/4/17 9:44 AM
Alan Woodwell is an architectural designer in Sydney, Australia for Playoust Churcher Architects. Since late December of 2015, the self-described “young 63-year-old” has spent his free time learning how to design using Marionette, our integrated graphical scripting tool that lets you use personalized or repurposed scripts to iteratively design without learning how to program. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Alan Woodwell, Architecture, graphical scripting, Inspiration Page, Marionette, Marionette Training Part 1: The Basics, Nodes, Playoust Churcher Architects, programmers, Programming, Python, Tutorial, Vectorworks Community Board, webinar, webinar series, YouTube

Put 30 Minutes Toward Better Sustainable Design and 1 AIA LU

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 4/20/17 10:21 AM
With the increased push for a sustainable built environment, knowing how to best leverage the technology and information available can help designers more easily produce low-impact projects. In the on-demand webinar “Information Modeling’s Role in Sustainable Design Decisions,” Wes Gardner, Assoc. AIA, senior architect specialist at Vectorworks, Inc., explores how building and site information modeling objects and tools facilitate responsible decision-making that can help save the environment and your wallet. Read More

Topics: AIA, AIA LU, Architecture, BIM, Case Studies, continuing education, Information Modeling’s Role in Sustainable Design, Inspiration Page, Landscape, low-impact design, site information modeling, Sustainable, sustainable design, webinar, Wes Gardner

Protect Your Data and Earn 1 AIA LU

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 2/10/17 11:09 AM
What happens to your project files and data after you complete a project? Are they copied to durable media? Sent to the cloud? And how do you confirm long-term access to your firm’s project and client history? Read More

Topics: AIA, AIA LU, Architecture, Archiving, Archiving data, cloud storage, data, Data security, Digital Archiving, durable media, Jeffrey Ouellette, webinar

Kickstart the New Year with Us

Posted by Pete Hicks on 12/23/16 11:35 AM
We’re giving you a ready-made New Year’s resolution for 2017: improve your skills! But don’t worry, we’re making it easy for you by gathering a collection of free educational opportunities for designers of all industries. Read More

Topics: AIA, AIA LU, Architect, Architectural Record, Architecture, continuing education, Design Summit, Designing with Concrete in the 21st Century, Entertainment, Innovative Structural Elements for Innovative Desi, inspiration, Inspiration Page, LA CES PDH, Landscape, Merging Architecture and Landscape Designs, Planet Vectorworks, Resilient Building Design”, rock in rio, Rock in Rio: Lisboa, Rock in Rio Lisbon, Vectorworks Design Summit, webinar

Explore 3D Modeling and Earn 1 AIA LU

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 12/1/16 10:50 AM
Whether you are brand new to 3D modeling or a seasoned pro, everyone has something to learn from “The Art and Function of 3D Modeling” webinar, now available on demand. In just 60 minutes, Luis Ruiz, senior product specialist at Vectorworks, demonstrates how the tools and capabilities of Vectorworks software allow users to create beautiful 3D projects all within the program. Read More

Topics: 3D Modeling, AIA LU, Architecture, continuing education, Entertainment, extrude, Inspiration Page, Landscape, Luis Ruiz, Marionette, parametric modeling, The Art and Function of 3D Modeling, webinar

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, Kevin Lee Allen, Kevin Lee Allen Design, rendering, Renderworks, Spotlight, Vectorworks Spotlight, webinar

Improve Your Rendering Skills and Earn Continuing Education Credit with a New Webinar

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 10/26/16 11:53 AM
Want to wow your clients and improve your presentations with stunning renderings? Whether you’re new to rendering or looking for techniques to make quicker, easier, and more detailed illustrations, the SITE: VIZ | Site Design Visualization Using Vectorworks webinar gives you the skills to create more realistic, appealing site design visualizations. After just 60 minutes, you'll be equipped to detail to your clients exactly what it’s like to be inside your designs, even down to the furniture. Read More

Topics: Eric Gilbey, Irrigation Design in Vectorworks Landmark 2017, Landscape, Morris Architects, Morris Terra, Renderworks, SITE: VIZ, Todd McCurdy, Vectorworks Landmark, webinar

Celebrate World Architecture Day with Us

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 10/3/16 1:59 PM
Happy World Architecture Day! Today is the International Union of Architects’ annual celebration of the built world, and since this year’s theme is “Design a Better World,” we’re highlighting how design helps alleviate human suffering, reduce planetary burdens, and enhance the quality of life for communities through a selection of blogs, articles, and videos.  Read More

Topics: AIA Learning Unit, AIA LU, Architecture, BIM, Design a Better World, Energos, energy modeling, Greenbuild, Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, International Union of Architects’, Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos, Landscape Design, McGregor Coxall, Modular Design, Nathan Kipnis, offshore windfarms, Purpose-Driven Design, resiliency, Resilient Building Design”, SimTread 2.4, social responsibility, sustainability, Urban Development, Vectorworks Architect, webinar, webinars, World Architecture Day

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