CAD Manager’s Guide to Switching: Importing and Converting Resources

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 7/8/20 12:30 PM   |  6 min read time

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.

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Topics: DWG, Renderworks, AutoCAD, Getting Started Guides, Make the Move

Now's the Time to do Site Analysis Right with 3D

Posted by Guest Author on 7/2/20 11:13 AM   |  8 min read time

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.

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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

Vectorworks Tips Its Cap to Recent Grads, Offers Software Discounts.

Posted by Kamica Price on 6/30/20 10:09 AM   |  3 min read time

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.

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Topics: Spotlight, Vectorworks Service Select, Vision, Vectorworks Cloud Services, San Diego State University, Chloe Clark, student2Pro

Design Iteration and Making Changes in BIM Level 2

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 6/26/20 12:45 PM   |  2 min read time

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.

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Topics: Open BIM, Big BIM, BIM, Case Studies, IFC, BIM Level 2, Assael Architecture

June Tech Roundup: 2 New Courses for ConnectCAD

Posted by Kamica Price on 6/25/20 1:31 PM   |  1 min read time

Since the launch of ConnectCAD 2020, new courses were added to Vectorworks University to make your workflow much easier and efficient. Read on for this month's tech tips.

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Topics: Tech Tips, connectCAD, InfoComm, June Tech Roundup, Reshape tool, Vectorworks University, ReRoute Tool

Project Sharing: Globalizing Collaboration in the Entertainment Industry

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 6/24/20 12:15 PM   |  1 min read time

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.

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Topics: Entertainment, Vectorworks Spotlight, webinar, online training

Vectorworks Hosts Virtual Trade Show Experience

Posted by Alex Altieri on 6/17/20 3:49 PM   |  2 min read time

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.

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Topics: AIA, Architecture, Solibri, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, audiovisual, connectCAD, Conrad Preen, InfoComm, AutoTurn, Lumion, Enscape, events, Revizto, dRofus

Boost Your Skills with Free Training Opportunities

Posted by Alex Altieri on 6/15/20 3:34 PM   |  2 min read time

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?

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Topics: Vectorworks University, COVID-19, online training

GDTF Becomes Entertainment Standard with DIN SPEC 15800

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 6/4/20 9:18 AM   |  3 min read time

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.

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Topics: Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Vectorworks, MA Lighting, GDTF, General Device Type Format, Robe lighting, din, din spec 15800

Custom Marionette Script: 2D Polygon to Massing Model

Posted by Alex Altieri on 6/1/20 10:40 AM   |  1 min read time

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?

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Topics: Algorithmic Design, Marionette Monday, Marionette, Massing Model Tool, Vectorworks Community Forum, Algorithms-aided Design

May Tech Roundup: Working from Home with Vectorworks

Posted by Kamica Price on 5/28/20 2:57 PM   |  2 min read time

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.

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Topics: Tech Tips, Vectorworks Architect, video, François Lévy, COVID-19, working from home, online training

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