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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April Webinars: Building Delivery, Multi-user Environments, & Lighting a Billie Eilish Tour

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/8/21 11:00 AM   |  2 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

Speak with Our Team at the Vectorworks Open House

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/7/21 11:00 AM   |  2 min read time

It makes us proud as a company to incorporate user feedback and requests into our development process. Many of the features you see in Vectorworks software today come straight from the minds of our users.

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Topics: Events

Service Pack 3 Now Available for Vectorworks 2021

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/16/21 10:40 AM   |  5 min read time

It’s that time of year — Service Pack 3 is now available for all English-based versions of Vectorworks 2021, including Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer, Fundamentals, Braceworks, ConnectCAD, and Vision.

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Topics: Product Launch, News

A Switch from AutoCAD for More Efficient Stage Design

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/11/21 1:00 PM   |  4 min read time

Through its 25-year history, Germany’s Megaforce has gone through several evolutions in its CAD practices. At first a traditional event service provider, the firm now specializes in large stage construction and specialized installations, having demonstrated prowess with their latest design tool — Vectorworks Spotlight.

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Topics: Project Highlight, Production & Lighting Design

Why BIM Is Taking Over Landscape Architecture

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/8/21 10:44 AM   |  34 min read time

Building information modeling (BIM) has become commonplace in the AEC industry due to its advantages over traditional CAD. It's easy to see that information modeling carries the same benefits for the landscape industries, as we already see in the AEC sector.

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Topics: Resources, Tech Tips and Workflows, BIM (Landscape)

Using Curves As Tools for Algorithms-aided Design

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/15/21 11:00 AM   |  2 min read time

This Marionette Monday, we’re sharing a downloadable object that enables smoother designing of complex curved objects.

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Topics: Resources, Tech Tips and Workflows

Create Dynamic Stages with This Downloadable Object

Posted by Alex Altieri on 12/14/20 1:54 PM   |  2 min read time
This Marionette Monday , we’re sharing a path - based stage object .
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Topics: Tech Tips and Workflows

The Office Everyone Wishes They Had

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/5/20 1:54 PM   |  4 min read time

When we talk about great interior design, there’s no better firm to mention than Chicago’s Eastlake Studio. Our profile earlier this year made it clear that the Eastlake design team is at the cutting-edge of innovative interiors.

It’s why we’re featuring one of their projects in the marketing of #Vectorworks2021 — the project, an office expansion for the marketing automation company ActiveCampaign, stands to prove why Eastlake is such a mainstay in Chicago’s workplace industry.

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Topics: Project Highlight, Product Launch

October Webinars: Freeform Modeling, Real-time Rendering, and Vision 2021

Posted by Alex Altieri on 10/19/20 3:02 PM   |  1 min read time

Learn something new or touch up your skills with one of our FREE webinars this month.

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Topics: Events

Design Day Recap: Catch What You Missed

Posted by Alex Altieri on 10/15/20 12:29 PM   |  2 min read time

Vectorworks Design Day is in the books — but if you missed any of the three live sessions, we have a full recap for you. Find everything about the event in this blog post, including where you can watch the sessions on-demand.

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Topics: Events, Product Launch

From Hand Modeling to BIM, Why Creativity Means Building in Context

Posted by Alex Altieri on 10/5/20 12:11 PM   |  4 min read time

With the release of #Vectorworks2021, we’re featuring some of our customers’ projects in our promotional materials. The first is a railway terminal proposed for Ülemiste, a subdistrict of the Estonian capital Tallinn.

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Topics: Product Launch, BIM (Architecture)

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