Vectorworks 2023 Service Pack 2 Now Available for Download

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/22/22 10:27 AM   |  3 min read time

It’s hard to believe, but as of this blog’s publish date, Vectorworks 2023 has already been out for two months! It’s now time for Service Pack 2, which brings several helpful fixes and updates to the software.

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Tech Tips with Sooner Rae Creative, Designers for Big Names in Music

Posted by Carter Hartong on 11/22/22 9:00 AM   |  10 min read time

Are you ever curious how designers and drafters are using Vectorworks Spotlight? Or if they’re sitting on some advice that may work wonders for you and your workflow?

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Topics: Entertainment

Inclusive Architecture | Mike's House by François Lévy

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/18/22 10:35 AM   |  5 min read time

People with intellectual and/or development disorders (IDDs) often have difficulty with communication, social interaction, and executive function skills. As a result, they may benefit from specially designed environments that help support their needs.

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Topics: Buildings

The Vectorworks 2023 Features This Architect Loves

Posted by Guest Author on 11/18/22 9:00 AM   |  7 min read time

This story is written by Jonathan Reeves BA (Hons) M, Arch Dip. Arch RIBA, of Jonathan Reeves Architects and Jonathan Reeves CAD. 

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Topics: Buildings

How to Make the Most of 2D Drafting in Vectorworks Fundamentals

Posted by Carter Hartong on 11/17/22 9:00 AM   |  4 min read time

Traditionally, 2D drafting has been the most common way for creators to design. But, in the past couple decades, 3D modeling has become more and more effective. 

So, it begs the question: What's better — 2D drafting or 3D modeling?

Luckily, Vectorworks’ hybrid drawing environment means you never have to choose, and you can design without limits! You can seamlessly toggle between 2D and 3D views, meaning you can freely create 2D documentation and expressive 3D models in the same software.

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Are you using social media to boost your business?

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/16/22 2:26 PM   |  8 min read time

It's no secret that social media has changed the way we communicate and connect with each other. What may be less well-known, however, is the way social media can be used to grow design businesses.

In fact, there are several reasons why design professionals should use social media to reach a wider audience, build their brand, and generate leads. Let's take a closer look at a few of those reasons, then go into a few tips and ground rules to help you start growing an audience.

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Your Guide to Getting Started with GDTF and MVR for Lighting Design

Posted by Carter Hartong on 11/14/22 9:00 AM   |  3 min read time

Are you curious about the GDTF and MVR file formats? Are you wondering about how they can revolutionize your design workflows and the entertainment industry?

Keep reading; this is the blog post for you!

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Topics: Entertainment

Why This Designer Uses MVR (& Why You Should Too!)

Posted by Carter Hartong on 11/11/22 9:00 AM   |  6 min read time

“As soon as the lockdown kicked off, I thought, ‘Alright — this is something I’m going to learn to use now,” Ben Inskip remembers.

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Topics: Entertainment

What Is BIM | Building Information Modeling in the AEC Industry

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/10/22 2:18 PM   |  7 min read time

BIM, or building information modeling, has changed the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry for its ability to enable a more holistic approach to designing and constructing buildings.

In this blog, you’ll find information on BIM and why more and more professionals in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry are taking advantage of it.

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Topics: Buildings

9 Facts About James Bond Movie Sets and Their Creation

Posted by Carter Hartong on 11/8/22 9:00 AM   |  2 min read time

As conversations circulate online about who will take over Daniel Craig's role as James Bond, it's a good time to return to one of our favorite stories: the design work on Skyfall, the 2012 installation of the Bond franchise. And it just so happens that 11/8/22 is the 10th anniversary of Skyfall's release!

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How to Design Spaces That Are Better for Occupants & the Planet

Posted by Carter Hartong on 11/7/22 9:00 AM   |  8 min read time

As architecture and interior design professionals, you have the opportunity to create spaces designed with the well-being of their inhabitants and the planet in mind.

The demand for more environmentally conscious buildings and interiors has also never been higher. So, adopting greener design practices may help you attract new business!

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Topics: Buildings

These 6 Features Will Save You Time in Lighting Design

Posted by Carter Hartong on 11/3/22 9:00 AM   |  6 min read time

As a lighting designer, you’re often required to work at break-neck speed, having to create drawings and plots for events at what feels like a drop of a hat.

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Topics: Entertainment

Vectorworks Tutorial Series | Visualization

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/2/22 9:15 AM   |  3 min read time

Visualization is a truly exciting part of any designer's process.

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Topics: News & Events

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