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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How Architects & Interior Designers Can Create Anything with 3D Modeling

Posted by Alex Altieri on 7/7/21 3:34 PM   |  9 min read time

In a design software, flexible drawing tools and modeling commands are essential to creating unique interior spaces. The last thing anyone would want is for their software to limit their creativity.

Vectorworks Architect is perfect for the designer who’s full of ideas. Consider drawing, modeling, documenting, collaborating, rendering, and presenting any project all in one program — and consider that program equipped with limitless ways to design spaces and objects. Such a program would be quite an asset to a creative mind.

Let’s look at a few strengths Vectorworks Architect offers to interior architects for 3D modeling.

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Topics: Tech Tips and Workflows, Interiors

3 BIM Myths Architects Must Understand

Posted by Alex Altieri on 6/22/21 5:23 PM   |  5 min read time

As the AEC industry continues discussing building information modeling (BIM), it’s become clear that some firms aren’t quite ready to fully embrace the workflows.

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Topics: BIM (Architecture)

Why Vectorworks Is the Most Cost-effective Design Software for Architects

Posted by Alex Altieri on 6/8/21 4:59 PM   |  6 min read time

There are many decisions to consider when purchasing design software, the foremost of which is cost.

Software can be expensive, so it’s not a decision people tend to make lightly. Along with toolsets and licensing options, the cost of a software license is top-of-mind for any designer nowadays.  

At Vectorworks, we believe in design freedom and offering choices and flexibility to our customers. And that applies to the ways they can buy Vectorworks products. Let’s look at Vectorworks’ pricing structure, benefits from various licensing options, and how it all stacks up against AutoCAD and Revit. 

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Topics: Resources

Varian Designs: Custom Furniture Designed in 3D

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/24/21 11:00 AM   |  3 min read time

Forest Dickey has transformed a passion for woodworking into a career with Varian Designs, an artisanal furniture company out of San Francisco, California.

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Learn How to Embrace 3D Printing with Vectorworks Software

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/21/21 11:53 AM   |  3 min read time

Did you know that Vectorworks software can assist with 3D printing?

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Topics: Tech Tips and Workflows

MAY WEBINARS: HOME THEATERS, DESIGN EFFICIENCY, & ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/6/21 10:44 AM   |  3 min read time

Continue your education and earn accreditation with Vectorworks’ monthly webinars. Whether you are a beginner or experienced designer, you can gain new skills, fine-tune workflows, and discover all you can do with Vectorworks. The more you know, the more you can create with Vectorworks.

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Topics: Events

3 Open House Takeaways for Software & Industry Insight

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/5/21 12:54 PM   |  4 min read time

It’s a wrap! The first virtual Vectorworks Open House is in the books and we couldn’t be happier with how the event turned out. It’s certainly an event to remember, one we’d love to do again in the future.

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Topics: Events

Better Together: Introducing the Global Vectorworks Partner Network

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/26/21 11:00 AM   |  2 min read time

As a company, Vectorworks serves a global userbase of over 650,000. The software is used all around the world, and so wouldn’t it be best for us to also partner with companies from all around the world?

You bet!

We’ve recently announced the Vectorworks Partner Network, a means to connect with innovators in our industries and incorporate stunning software and hardware integrations to the Vectorworks product line. The logic is that when we combine our resources, we form a diverse ecosystem that can improve product offerings and simultaneously share them with wider audiences. In essence, we’re better together.

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Topics: Partner Products, News

Visual Edge: Lighting a Large Event Under COVID-19

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/23/21 11:00 AM   |  5 min read time

“Wow. You guys can do so much.”

Oneka McClellan, once a fashion designer, maintains her eye for glamour in her latest pursuit as co-pastor and creative director for Shoreline City Church in Dallas, Texas, where she and her husband, Earl McClellan, have been growing community since January of 2012.

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Topics: Project Highlight, Production & Lighting Design

The Production Behind the 91st Academy Awards

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/20/21 12:03 PM   |  6 min read time

“No matter what kind of design you’re doing, there’s always some kind of story to be told,” said Amanda Stephens of David Korins Design, the group responsible for the set design on hit productions like Hamilton on Broadway and the 91st Academy Awards.

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Topics: Production & Lighting Design

2021 Pritzker Prize Goes to Paris Architect Duo Lacaton & Vassal

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/12/21 9:09 AM   |  2 min read time

Anne Lacaton and Jean-Phillippe Vassal together comprise the namesake of French architecture firm Lacaton & Vassal. The firm has won the 2021 Pritzker Prize award, regarded as the highest honor in the architecture profession. We extend huge congratulations for achieving this distinction.

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Topics: News

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