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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User Experience Updates in Vectorworks 2023

Posted by Alex Altieri on 8/17/22 5:17 PM   |  4 min read time

It’s time to start looking ahead to Vectorworks 2023!

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Underrated Vectorworks Features | Clip Cube

Posted by Alex Altieri on 8/10/22 5:06 PM   |  4 min read time

Looking for some simple ways to be more efficient with Vectorworks? Then you’ll love the Clip Cube tool!

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Topics: Buildings

Achieve Precision with SmartCursor Snapping

Posted by Alex Altieri on 7/22/22 3:41 PM   |  7 min read time

Precision is key, whether it be for building, landscape, or entertainment projects.

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Topics: News & Events

7 Questions to Answer When Exchanging DWG Files with Consultants

Posted by Alex Altieri on 7/19/22 3:58 PM   |  5 min read time

DWG files are necessary to be able to work with whether you work in architecture, landscape architecture/design, or entertainment design. This file format is an industry standard that most AEC software supports, and Vectorworks is no exception. 

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Topics: News & Events

Water Conservation Strategies for Sustainable Site Design

Posted by Alex Altieri on 6/27/22 11:45 AM   |  7 min read time

This blog will give you a rundown of various strategies and design considerations for water conservation, a critical aspect of designing sustainable sites.

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Topics: Landscapes

Breaking Down the Vectorworks UI for Beginners

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/24/22 1:56 PM   |  9 min read time

Wondering how to navigate Vectorworks software’s robust user interface?

As a truly all-in-one software, there are a lot of tools and features to ensure you have everything you might need in your workflow. But what about if you just downloaded Vectorworks and are unsure where to begin?

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BIM Optimization with Vectorworks Architect

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/23/22 3:50 PM   |  12 min read time

Last year, you saw a lot from us about implementing and successfully performing building information modeling (BIM) workflows in Vectorworks Architect.

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Topics: Buildings

New Case Study | Landscape Design-Build with Curbs Studio

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/18/22 2:41 PM   |  2 min read time

There’s a new case study up on the Customer Showcase that you’ll want to check out, even if you’re not familiar with the landscape side of Vectorworks software.

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Topics: Landscapes

Skakki Studio's Captivating Workflow Transformation

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/6/22 11:14 AM   |  3 min read time

Wouldn’t it be nice to design, previsualize, document, and coordinate events without all the back-and-forth between software?

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Topics: Entertainment

Importing Revit Files into Vectorworks Landmark

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/29/22 9:48 AM   |  4 min read time

Picture your history of site design work. How often have you collaborated with architects who use Revit?

Was your answer “at least once?” Then you’re probably skeptical of how well other design solutions can handle RVT and RFA files.

Fortunately, Vectorworks Landmark boasts some practical and reliable features for collaborating via Revit files. In this blog, you’ll see an overview of Vectorworks’ capabilities for interoperability with Revit and get access to a guide written by our landscape industry specialists.

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Topics: Landscapes

Class & Layer Setup for Renovation Projects

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/7/22 2:26 PM   |  4 min read time

Modeling and documenting renovation projects differs from new building projects in some key ways.

Since there’s often three distinct phases in a renovation project, you’ll want to visually represent each of them. With Vectorworks Architect, you can visually represent the status of existing, demolition, and new construction with attributes such as line color, line type, fill color, and/or hatches.

There are multiple approaches you could take to managing the visual representation of renovation plans. In this blog, we'll highlight a method based on Vectorworks design layers and classes.

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Topics: Buildings

An Overview of Project Sharing in Vectorworks Software

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/31/22 11:00 AM   |  5 min read time

Project Sharing is Vectorworks’ multi-user environment that allows you and your teammates to work on the same file at the same time no matter where you are in the world.

Because Project Sharing is supported in the Vectorworks Cloud, the capability grew in popularity with the COVID-19 pandemic that forced many project teams to work remotely.

This blog will cover a few tips for using Project Sharing successfully. You’ll also find a guide to Project Sharing should you want to dive deeper.

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Topics: News & Events

BIM — Too Complex for Smaller Firms?

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/25/22 9:56 AM   |  3 min read time

Some firms avoid BIM methodology because they think it’s a complete overhaul of their established workflows and can be expensive and time consuming to implement. Rob Hollis, AIA, explains in this video interview that BIM doesn’t have to be that complex.

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Topics: Buildings

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