Design the Perfect Father's Day Gift

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 6/11/19 12:16 PM   |  1 min read time

This Father’s Day, don’t just give a tie — design one. 

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Topics: 2D, design, Father's Day, 2D Design, Practice File

Using BIM in Landscape Architecture

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/6/19 5:52 PM   |  1 min read time

Landscape architects increasingly feel pressured to integrate BIM into their workflows to maintain ownership of the entire design and build process. This transition seems daunting, perhaps even unachievable, but several firms are up for the task.

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Topics: Open BIM, 3D, BIM, Case Study, IFC, IFC export, Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), Landscape Architecture, Marionette, Vectorworks Landmark, Collaboration, user success story, BIM for Landscape, scape Landschaftsarchitekten

Marionette Monday: Patterns and Panels, Pronto

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/3/19 2:31 PM   |  1 min read time

Monday blues slowing you down? Speed up your workflow with these new Marionette scripts.

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Topics: Algorithmic Design, Marionette Monday, NURBS, Marionette, #MarionetteMonday, Wall Tool, 3D Symbols, panelization

Toolsets for Success: 3 Prize-winning Designs

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/28/19 11:55 AM   |  3 min read time

Vectorworks loves supporting student designers. Our Design Scholarship does just that — it’s a chance for students to win a substantial cash prize along with recognition in the realm of design.

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Topics: Architecture, Education, Scholarship, Vectorworks Architect, ComputerWorks, interior design, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Alexander Drachenberg, Sophia Rodermund, University of Wuppertal, Florian Rothermel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship, The Other Place, Dormouse – Staying in the Old Barn, Bergwärts

AIA 2019: Learn and Earn in Las Vegas

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 5/22/19 4:00 PM   |  2 min read time

A’19 will be here before you know it! We’re all in. Here are five reasons why you should be. ♠️

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Topics: AIA, American Institute of Architects, Architecture, Chad Hamilton, Vectorworks Architect, Continuing Education Credits, video, Hamilton + Aiken Architects, AIA Conference on Architecture, 1 AIA HSW, Net Zero Energy

6 Instagram Accounts for Design Inspiration

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 5/21/19 11:36 AM   |  2 min read time

Time for a spring refresh! To keep your feed flowering with inspiration, our team is sharing a few of our favorite accounts. Start scrolling and get ready to double-tap.

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Topics: Community, design, inspiration, Instagram, Lisa Congdon, Rui Vieira Oliveira, Chris Precht, Zean MacFarlane, Sasha Vithin, Perry Kulper

May Tech Roundup: Videos to Boost Your Workflow

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 5/16/19 12:51 PM   |  1 min read time

Take eight minutes to learn something new about Vectorworks and see how others are using it…

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Topics: Tech Roundup, Tech Tips, Vectorworks Architect, BIM, video, Hamonic+Masson & Associés, Villanova Icône Project, Select Simlar tool, Schematic design set, Magic Wand tool

An Exclusive Look at Innovation at Work

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/13/19 5:22 PM   |  2 min read time

It’s not a stretch to say that design requires imagination. You start with an idea, it evolves, you adapt — the creative process seems to start broad, almost wishful. It starts with a question: “What if?”

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Topics: Biplab Sarkar, Innovation Week, Marionette, Innovation Expo, Natalie Nixon

5 Ways to Get Started with Vectorworks

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/7/19 3:09 PM   |  5 min read time

Vectorworks software is beginner-friendly. At first, it felt out of my league. I didn't know where to begin. But hesitancy subsided as I realized how learning the basics is just downright feasible.

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Topics: Tech Tips, Vectorworks Training, layers and classes, Viewports, Core Concepts, Bryan Seigel

Workflow Wednesday: NURBS 101

Posted by Joshua Cooper on 5/1/19 2:20 PM   |  1 min read time

Designers, picture this: you’re working to taper, bulge, and bend a roof from its original form. You find that the roof needs some special tweaking to achieve your vision of a rounded surface. For this kind of free-form design, you might consider a NURBS curve.

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Topics: NURBS, Workflow Wednesday, 3d renderings, Vectorworks 3D, vectorworks 2019, Loft Surface Tool

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