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?
Massing Model Tool,
Vectorworks Community Forum,
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If you’re familiar with our Marionette Monday series, you’ve likely seen many posts on all of the fabulous designs Marionette has been a part of producing as well as various tips for using the program. But what exactly is Marionette, what is an Algorithms-Aided Design (AAD) tool, and why is a Vectorworks feature exciting enough to get its own blog series?
In a Big BIM workflow, there's a complexity that comes with coordinating information between multiple contractors and various models. The larger the project gets, the more complex it gets. Which begs the question—on a large project, how large does the firm need to be for successful completion?
There’s a real buzz surrounding the School of Architecture and Design at Birmingham City University (BCU) these days. According to BA architecture course leader Victoria Farrow, BCU has become a hub for architectural education worldwide—due to its intimate, hands-on education strategy, close involvement with industry practitioners, and state-of-the-art labs, BCU proves itself to be the best in preparing students for architecture careers.
Vectorworks Academic Program,
Birmingham City University,
BIM in Birmingham,
We’re living in uncertain times, and the culprit is clear—the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the resulting global pandemic have transmuted our standards of work into a shell of what they once were. For many, it’s worse than that.
At Vectorworks, our top priorities are the health and safety of both our employees and our customers. Employees are on full remote status to continue supporting customers.
To that end, this blog post compiles all of our resources related to COVID-19 support for you.
Vectorworks Design Summit,
Getting Started Seminar,
Hidden Treasures seminar,
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.
Service Pack 3,
BIM Collaboration Format (BCF),
Vectorworks Cloud Services,
General Device Type Format (GDTF),
My Virtual Rig (MVR),
*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.
Vectorworks Community Forum,
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.
A gravity wall, a type of retaining wall, is commonly used in landscape architecture.
Gravity walls may
have batter setbacks for improved stability. They can be constructed with segmental blocks, stone
masonry, or cast
Here’s how you can design one
with segmental blocks
accurately with our algorithmic modeling