Alex Altieri

Alex Altieri
A content writer with Vectorworks since early 2019, Alex comes from a background of journalism and philosophy. He believes that the AEC, landscape, and entertainment industries are filled with untold stories — stories about the most creative people in the world.
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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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Topics: News & Events

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

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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Topics: News & Events

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

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

Phase by Phase with Vectorworks Architect | Schematic Design

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/1/22 3:57 PM   |  10 min read time

In our first phase-by-phase overview, you read about predesign. Now it’s time to dig into the second design phase: schematic design.

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Topics: Buildings

Why Updating Preferences Makes Design Work Easier

Posted by Alex Altieri on 9/21/22 9:27 AM   |  7 min read time

*This article was written by Neil Barman, Architect Product Specialist at Vectorworks.

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.

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Topics: News & Events

KISS' Final Tour & Sensational Production Design

Posted by Alex Altieri on 9/20/22 1:00 PM   |  3 min read time

When KISS announced their “End of the Road” tour — the last leg of their 40-year run — fans may have wondered what their stage setup would look like; after all,  KISS is known for somewhat in-your-face show productions (one needs only to recall Gene Simmons’s iconic fire breathing gag). The tour didn't fail to deliver on the awe-inspiring concert experience we’ve come to expect from the rock legends.

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Topics: Entertainment

Vectorworks 2023 Design & BIM Software Released

Posted by Alex Altieri on 9/14/22 10:30 AM   |  8 min read time

Vectorworks 2023 is now available for download! Keep reading to see how to get the new version.

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Topics: News & Events

Inside the BIM Process That Led to Scott Headquarters

Posted by Alex Altieri on 9/13/22 9:30 AM   |  2 min read time

In this video, the team at Itten+Brechbühl AG discusses how successful implementation of a Big BIM process has transformed the way the firm approaches design — and solidified their name as a leading architecture firm in Switzerland.

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Phase by Phase with Vectorworks Architect | Predesign

Posted by Alex Altieri on 9/8/22 10:00 AM   |  7 min read time

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) notes that there are five phases in a design project: schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding, and construction administration.

Content from us at Vectorworks typically focuses on the first three of those phases, plus the additional “predesign” which many consider to be phase zero. Predesign is a constant focus for us because it’s where Vectorworks Architect has a huge advantage over other software options, and that’s what this blog is about.

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Topics: Buildings

Download Free Vectorworks Sample Projects Here

Posted by Alex Altieri on 9/7/22 10:00 AM   |  2 min read time

Did you know that Vectorworks University has fully developed sample projects?

Sample projects are one of the best ways to get familiar with Vectorworks design software, whether you work in architecture, interiors, site and landscape design, or entertainment.

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Topics: News & Events

BIM for Landscape Updates in Vectorworks 2023

Posted by Alex Altieri on 8/31/22 9:46 AM   |  2 min read time

It’s time for another teaser of what’s coming in Vectorworks 2023!

If you haven’t seen yet, we’ve discussed BIM features, user experience features, and more.

This blog will cover some of the exciting BIM for landscape features coming to Vectorworks Landmark. Watch Vectorworks Landmark Product Planner Katarina Ollikainen talk about the new Hedgerow tool and object as well as railing and fence improvements, then read onwards to see what else in coming to Vectorworks 2023 in regard to BIM for landscape!

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Topics: Landscapes

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