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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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   |  1 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)

We Want to Hear from You at Vectorworks Design Day

Posted by Alex Altieri on 9/30/20 10:50 AM   |  2 min read time

Now that #Vectorworks2021 is out, here’s your chance to hear from Vectorworks leadership and users around the world about the latest innovations in the new version! 

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Topics: Events, Product Launch

Image-based Triangulated Panels with Marionette

Posted by Alex Altieri on 9/28/20 2:59 PM   |  1 min read time

We’re back with another Marionette Monday!

In the past, we’ve shared a lot of custom scripts and networks that do a whole lot of different things (this gravity retaining wall design, this 2D to massing model automation, and this building story automation to name a few!) This time, we have a script that generates some unique geometry patterns. This network transforms an image into a triangulated panel by reading the image’s data for each pixel, then averaging colors per triangle.

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Topics: Tech Tips and Workflows

KBNK Architects: Open BIM in Action

Posted by Alex Altieri on 7/16/20 3:30 PM   |  1 min read time

BIM is one of the ways architects, landscape architects, and other AEC professionals realize their visions — with accurate and data-rich models. These models offer greater coordination, bringing in the expertise of everyone involved in the project.

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Topics: Project Highlight, BIM (Architecture)

How Vectorworks Is Helping Customers During COVID-19

Posted by Alex Altieri on 7/2/20 10:30 AM   |  6 min read time

We’re living in uncertain times, and the culprit is clear—the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the resulting global pandemic have transmuted our standards of work into a shell of what they once were. For many, it’s worse than that.

At Vectorworks, our top priorities are the health and safety of both our employees and our customers. Most employees are remote, with some returning to the office under strict guidelines to keep safe.

To that end, this blog post compiles all of our resources related to COVID-19 support for you.

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Topics: Vectorworks Design Summit, COVID-19

Vectorworks Hosts Virtual Trade Show Experience

Posted by Alex Altieri on 6/17/20 3:49 PM   |  2 min read time

In this time of social distancing, it’s a necessary yet sad reality that most of this year’s trade shows have been canceled. We’ve decided to bring the Vectorworks trade show experience to you virtually, so that you can take advantage of the learning opportunities you would have seen at the in-person events.

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Topics: Events, BIM (Architecture), Partner Products, Production & Lighting Design

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