We can’t wait to see you at the fourth annual Vectorworks Design Summit in sunny Arizona! Join us from November 4-6, 2018 — we have opportunities for you to not only learn, but also share inspiration at this year’s Summit.
Topics: Vectorworks Design Summit
Edamarie Mattei, owner of landscape firm Backyard Bounty in Silver Spring, Maryland, has followed a storied career path, and landscape architecture was not always a part of it. After graduating from Georgetown University, she became a 9th grade English teacher in New York City’s South Bronx. She then went on to be a teacher trainer, where she taught in Montgomery County, Maryland, as well as in California. It was in California where she developed a passion for gardening that led her back to school to study landscape design and horticulture.
Topics: BIM (Landscape)
Darkness falls over the entire theater, the curtain opens, and a bright spotlight illuminates the dancers on stage…
This time there is an “I” in team, particularly with BIM data workflows. In a new article for Building Enclosure, “Building Information Modeling and Sustainable Building Envelopes,” architect François Lévy touches on how firms can take full advantage of BIM within their teams.
Topics: BIM (Architecture)
Looking to optimize your workflow with clients through the use of Vectorworks software? Then take two minutes out of your busy, design-filled schedule to learn about the view transition animation Vectorworks preference. This feature allows you to smoothly animate the transition from one view to another, resulting in a constant understanding of your designs so you can more effectively refine your models and present design views and options to your clients.
Does Marionette intimidate you? Alan Woodwell, architectural designer at Playoust Churcher Architects, offers helpful insight in his recent AECbytes article, “The Many Marvels of Marionette and How to Make the Most of It.” Marionette is one of Vectorworks software’s smartest tools because it allows users to speed up their design workflows and simplify repetitive tasks, leading to impressive finished products. When Marionette made it’s debut, AECbytes Editor Lachmi Khemlani, Ph.D., commented: “From what I saw, Marionette seemed fascinating, and I would have to rate it as the ‘coolest’ feature I saw at this year’s AIA.”
Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) wasn't the only notable site being tended to during this year’s Renewal & Remembrance event. Located next to the Armed Forces Retirement Home, in Washington, D.C., lies the United States Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery, one of the oldest national cemeteries in the country. These ancient grounds are well-known for being a resting place for many Civil War veterans, as well as 14,000 other late soldiers. As a result, maintaining these grounds is an important undertaking, which is why the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) was asked to include this cemetery in its annual Renewal & Remembrance event.
Topics: BIM (Landscape)
A monumental milestone was celebrated at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France this spring. On April 9, 2017, a large commemoration was held in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Vimy Ridge battle at the memorial and attended by heads of state and British royalty. The battle of Vimy Ridge was a military engagement fought primarily as part of the Battle of Arras, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the First World War.
Topics: Production & Lighting Design
Does your client’s outdoor living space:
- Lack privacy and shade?
- Have hideous eyesores surrounding the house, such as AC units, utility meters, trash/recycling bins, hoses, or equipment?
- Lack a homey feel, leaving your client reluctant to spend time in it?
Topics: BIM (Landscape)
When Michael Todoran, executive producer of the Landscape Architecture Podcast received an email from Braulio Gutierrez, one of his former Ohio State University peers, about software recommendations other than AutoCAD and Adobe Suite, he knew he needed to bring in another expert. Vectorworks’ Product Marketing Manager for the landscape industries, Eric Gilbey, PLA, ASLA, Prof. Member APLD, was ultimately interviewed by Todoran, so his podcast listeners could learn more about our software capabilities, and why it should become Gutierrez’s new preferred software.
This summer, take a break from the pool and dive into the next five videos of our Remarkable Renderworks tutorial series, created to further develop your design and rendering skills. In these installments, architect and rendering expert Daniel Jansenson of daniel jansenson architect covers textures and how to create sunlight in Renderworks, the fully-integrated feature set in Vectorworks 2017 software. If you missed the first 15 episodes, you can catch up on the videos here.