*We’ll update this article as new information becomes available.
With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, working arrangements have become anything but status quo — those of us who work in public office spaces are now working from home, and the unfortunate truth is that, for some, working remotely can cause an untimely disruption to productivity and output. Even beyond figuring out how to successfully work remotely, COVID-19 is beginning to seriously impact one’s livelihood with the stalling of events and projects around the world.
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
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 ongoing tour does not fail to deliver on the awe-inspiring concert experience we’ve come to expect from the rock legends.
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.
AIA 2030 Commitment,
Kipnis Architecture + Planning,
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.
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.
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.
PWP Landscape Architecture,
BIM for Landscape,
Jewel Changi Airport