March Tech Roundup: Videos for Vectorworks 2020 Service Pack 3

Posted by Kamica Price on 3/26/20 12:07 PM   |  1 min read time

The latest Vectorworks 2020 Service Pack 3 release introduced performance improvements and new connections to partner applications. Here’s a first-hand look at some of the key updates — the Enscape free beta, GDTF/MVR improvements, and NBS Chorus integration.

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Topics: Service Pack 3, Vectorworks Service Select, BIM, renderings, BIM workflow, March Tech Roundup, GDTF, MVR, Vectorworks 2020, Enscape, NBS Chorus

How Vectorworks Is Helping Customers During COVID-19

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/20/20 10:33 AM   |  4 min read time

*We’ll update this article as new information becomes available.

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, working arrangements have become anything but status quo — those of us who work in public office spaces are now working from home, and the unfortunate truth is that, for some, working remotely can cause an untimely disruption to productivity and output. Even beyond figuring out how to successfully work remotely, COVID-19 is beginning to seriously impact one’s livelihood with the stalling of events and projects around the world.

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Topics: Project Sharing, Vectorworks Design Summit, Getting Started Seminar, Hidden Treasures seminar, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Essentials Seminar, IATSE

Introducing Service Pack 3: What It Means for You

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/18/20 10:47 AM   |  4 min read time

Quality and performance are tremendously important to us. Each year we release a new version of Vectorworks, and each year we release a number of Service Pack updates to supplement the major version change.

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Topics: Service Pack 3, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, BIM, BIM Collaboration Format (BCF), Vectorworks Cloud Services, machine learning, General Device Type Format (GDTF), My Virtual Rig (MVR), Vectorworks 2020, Enscape, NBS Chorus

Vectorworks Design Summit Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 3/16/20 4:13 PM   |  1 min read time

Undoubtedly, there’s been a lot to process lately with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). For anyone who missed our announcement on Friday, here’s what you should know about the 2020 Vectorworks Design Summit.

From the beginning, we have been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19. During these uncertain times, one constant remains. Our first priority will always be the health and safety of our customers, partners, and employees. After careful consideration we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Vectorworks Design Summit that was scheduled for April 22-24 in San Diego, California.  

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Topics: Vectorworks Design Summit, Coronavirus, COVID-19

How Women Can Thrive in Architecture

Posted by Guest Author on 2/26/20 10:17 AM   |  6 min read time

*This article originally ran on AECCafe's website

By Jane Wilson, Architect and Owner at E. Jane Wilson, Architect

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Topics: Vectorworks Architect, AECCafe, Energos, Heliodon tool, Women in Architecture, Jane Wilson, E. Jane Wilson, Architect

Custom Parametric Object: Festoon Strings

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/24/20 10:41 AM   |  1 min read time

This Marionette Monday, we have something special — a custom object for Spotlight users!

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Topics: Algorithmic Design, Marionette Monday, Vectorworks Community Forum, Custom Objects

February Tech Roundup: Getting Started with ConnectCAD 2020

Posted by Kamica Price on 2/20/20 4:51 PM   |  1 min read time

It’s been a few months since we launched ConnectCAD 2020, the signal flow add-on for Spotlight and Designer that allows AV professionals to lay out signal flows in an easy-to-read format. If you’re looking for some help with the new addition, here are some courses to get you started.

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Topics: AV Industry, Tech Roundup, Tech Tips, February Tech Roundup, Vectorworks University, Custom Connector Panels

Meet the Keynote Speakers for the 2020 Vectorworks Design Summit

Posted by Kamica Price on 2/13/20 11:57 AM   |  2 min read time

If these five reasons to attend the Vectorworks Design Summit weren’t enough to convince you, here’s another reason to join us — we have two incredible keynote speakers.

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Topics: Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Patrick Woodroffe, Training, Design Summit, entertainment design, lighting design, Vectorworks Design Summit, Woodroffe Bassett Design, Parnelli Awards, San Diego, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Roland Greil, The Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, Adele

Why Updating Preferences Makes Design Work Easier

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/6/20 2:22 PM   |  6 min read time

*This article was written by Neil Barman, Architect Product Specialist at Vectorworks Canada.

When a new version of Vectorworks arrives on my computer, even before I get too far into its new or enhanced features, I dive into the Vectorworks Preferences. These preferences control a number of aspects that makes the installation of the new version work for me and feel like it's my design workshop, no matter what file I'm working in.

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Topics: Tech Tips, Neil Barman, Vectorworks Community Forum, Preferences

How Modeling and Presentation Qualities Bring Unique Characteristics to Vectorworks

Posted by Guest Author on 1/28/20 9:13 AM   |  8 min read time

*This article originally ran on AECCafe's website

By Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar with support from Vectorworks staff Lauren Meyer, Rubina Siddiqui, Assoc. AIA and Luis Ruiz.

Anyone familiar with Vectorworks knows our business is building design and BIM software solutions that are intuitive, powerful and practical for professionals around the world. It’s the unique and versatile workflows we offer for all phases of design that separate us from other BIM authoring applications. Using best-in-class 3D technology, intuitive data management and unmatched graphical representation, our products provide architecture firms the freedom to model anything while seamlessly documenting and presenting it with the precision and artistic touch they require.

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Topics: Augmented Reality, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, NURBS, Rubina Siddiqui, Site Modeling, Subdivision Modeling, Vectorworks Architect, AECCafe, BIM, Luis Ruiz, Marion Brenner, Marionette, Vectorworks Cloud Services, Vectorworks Design Summit, Norbert Roztocki, Vectorworks 2020, Live Data Visualization, smart object modeling, interactive 360 rendered panoramas, Lauren Meyer, solid modeling, moveart GmbH

AIAS Competition Winners Share Outstanding Student Architecture

Posted by Alex Altieri on 1/21/20 9:32 AM   |  2 min read time

In 2018, we partnered with the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) to run the In Studio Render/Sketch competition, where students can post their best sketches and renders to share with our Instagram account. 2019’s competition saw tons of stunning entries and the winners are in.

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Topics: Architecture, AIAS

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