Stunning and Sustainable: Designing for Beauty and Resilience

Posted by Alex Altieri on 12/9/19 2:42 PM   |  3 min read time

As part of the organization’s 2030 Commitment, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) encourages its members to design all carbon-neutral buildings by 2030. This means that architects need to start thinking about designing sustainable structures if they haven’t already.

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Topics: AIA, AIA 2030 Commitment, solar animations, sustainability, Vectorworks Architect, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, Nate Kipnis, NextHaus Alliance, Resilient Design

Video: Relive the Magic of LDI 2019

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 12/4/19 12:00 PM   |  1 min read time

Cue the fog machines, lighting, and jumbo screens. There’s no tradeshow like the Live Design International Show (LDI) — with around 14,000 attendees in the Las Vegas Convention center, the show felt like a rock concert. The leading conference for live design professionals from all around the globe, LDI hosts a community working in a wide range of international live and broadcast venues — festivals, corporate events, theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, architainment, and houses of worship. 

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Topics: LDI, Spotlight, Vision, connectCAD, video, Braceworks, number instruments tool, GDTF, General Device Type Format, Live Design International Show

Architecture Around the World: Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 12/3/19 4:12 PM   |  3 min read time

Latin America is home to countless architectural wonders, some thousands of years old and some paving the way for the future. Our new distribution partners at Aufiero Informática are bringing Vectorworks to Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina, supporting Latin American designers as they create beautiful and meaningful projects across the globe.

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Topics: Vectorworks 2020, Vectorworks Versión en Español, Aufiero Informática

Designing Mt. Douglas: How Students Transform Their School

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/27/19 1:28 PM   |  3 min read time

When we talk about our academic initiatives, we usually refer to universities, our lab donation program, and our Design Scholarship. We love to support up-and-coming designers with easy access to design software.

It’s come to our attention, though, that there are schools out there implementing Vectorworks courses below the college level. Thanks to our Canada office, we stumbled upon a high school with its own digital design program — and Mt. Douglas Secondary School in Victoria, BC, Canada has quite a touching story.
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Topics: academic, Image Texture, 3d renderings, Vectorworks Canada, Walkthrough animations

November Tech Roundup: Master the Data Manager

Posted by Kamica Price on 11/21/19 1:34 PM   |  1 min read time

Here’s your comprehensive guide to learning the Data Manager feature from Vectorworks 2020.

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Topics: Tech Tips, BCF, BIM, data visualization, Vectorworks 2020, Data Manager, Styled Objects, ebooks, November Tech Roundup, data mapping, data sheets

ConnectCAD 2020 Hits Entertainment Market

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/20/19 10:40 AM   |  4 min read time

In August 2019, Vectorworks announced its official acquisition of ConnectCAD software, a powerful systems design tool that lets AV professionals lay out signal flows in an easy-to-read format.

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Topics: AV Industry, connectCAD, Conrad Preen

A Closer Look at Our 2020 Landmark Featured Design

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/14/19 3:28 PM   |  4 min read time

A sensational triumph of landscape architecture, Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport saw a redesign that transformed it into one of the most eye-catching and awe-inspiring hubs we’ve ever seen. 

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Topics: PWP Landscape Architecture, Vectorworks Landmark, BIM for Landscape, Vectorworks 2020, Jewel Changi Airport

Workflow Wednesday: 3 Guides You'll Wish You Read Sooner

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/13/19 1:43 PM   |  3 min read time

We’re bringing you some of our newest ebooks that are sure to help you master Vectorworks features.

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Topics: Vectorworks Architect, BCF, BIM, data visualization, IFC, Workflow Wednesday, Styled Objects, ebooks

The Benefits of GIS Workflows with Esri

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 11/8/19 11:06 AM   |  4 min read time

Be at the forefront of insightful design by integrating geographical information system (GIS) data into your BIM workflows and other site design workflows. Our new partnership with Esri will get you there.

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Topics: Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, GIS, Vectorworks Landmark, video, Vectorworks Forum, BIM for Landscape, Vectorworks 2020, Esri, ArcGIS Online, Partnerships

Interior Designers, Render with Style

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/6/19 3:27 PM   |  5 min read time

Have you ever been impressed by the new-age, well-lit interiors of dentist and orthodontic offices? Have you ever wondered what goes into designing them?

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Topics: rendering, sustainability, interior design, LEED, Walkthrough animations, Green Curve Studio, Jacek Slizynski, American Association of Orthodontics

Spellbound: Our Favorite Lighting Designs for Halloween

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 10/31/19 3:31 PM   |  1 min read time

Trick or treat! Unmask the processes used to design these spooky entertainment projects.

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Case Study, entertainment design, Halloween, lighting design, Macbeth, Royal Swedish Opera, Dracula, projection design, Radiance Lightworks

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