Are you considering making the move to Vectorworks but haven’t made the jump? Before looking any further, first consider the ways Vectorworks compares with your current software. If you’re using AutoCAD, we’ve made it easy for you with the first installment of this three-part series, Why CAD Managers Should Make the Move to Vectorworks.
This article was originally published in the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association’s (NJLCA) Spring ’20 issue on page 28.
By Danilo Maffei, FAPLD, PCH, Principal at Maffei Landscape Design, LLC.
Topics: Landscape Design, Site Model, Danilo Maffei, Heliodon tool, maffei landscape design, Vectorworks Landmark, plant tool, hardscape alignment, New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association, NJLCA, Landscape area
These current unprecedented times have flipped the switch for many events—one being graduation season. To help congratulate the class of 2020 for their accomplishments, we’re offering 40 percent off any perpetual license in our software line through our student2PRO program.
Assael Architecture knows a thing or two about the time commitment that comes with the design process for projects and the struggle to do it well among teams due to working in multiple platforms. With Vectorworks’ all-in-one design, Assael has been able to complete project after project quickly and efficiently.
Working remotely in the live event world is inevitable. Whether you’re designing in your hotel room, in the airport, and even at home, you need a reliable way to share your designs with your teams. But, when your software isn’t built to handle a multi-user environment, collaboration is nearly impossible.
In this time of social distancing, it’s a necessary yet sad reality that most of this year’s trade shows have been canceled. We’ve decided to bring the Vectorworks trade show experience to you virtually, so that you can take advantage of the learning opportunities you would have seen at the in-person events.
As we await the return to normal work life, there are still plenty of ways to keep your skills sharp. And what better way than free courses?
After its two-year anniversary this past spring, the General Device Type Format (GDTF) is delivering big news. Along with our fellow GDTF founders MA Lighting and Robe lighting, we’re proud to announce that DIN SPEC 15800 officially recognizes the GDTF as an open standard for the entertainment industry worldwide.
A common workflow in the early stages of landscape architecture/design is to represent structures with 2D geometry to provide the site with a frame of reference. You’d import 2D GIS shapefiles like roads, topography, and buildings, then maintain the geometry’s data in what Vectorworks calls “records.”
When you're ready to work in 3D, though, manually converting shapefiles to massing models can be time-consuming. What if there were a way to automate it?
Our daily workflows can become challenging when we don’t have access to the office server and other major files. If you’re working from home, here are some tips on key Vectorworks features that will keep you working efficiently. All videos are courtesy of François Lévy of François Lévy Architecture + Interiors.