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Using Vectorworks to Support My Journey in the Entertainment Industry

Posted by Guest Author on 7/19/22 12:00 PM   |  6 min read time

This blog was written by Andrew Chu, a young professional in the entertainment industry.

Chu first started working in the entertainment industry in 2015 when he was 17. In two years, he has worked in almost every theatre venue in Vancouver BC. After graduating from theatre school in 2017, he has since worked as a console programmer on several popular TV series such as The CW’s Arrow, Kung Fu, Disney’s The Mighty Ducks, Netflix’s Snowpiercer, and ABC’s Big Sky.

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Topics: Production & Lighting Design, Guest Authors

The 5 Best Twinmotion Features for Architects

Posted by Guest Author on 4/20/22 9:00 AM   |  7 min read time

Belinda Ercan is the Twinmotion Product Marketing Manager at Epic Games, a Vectorworks partner. In this blog, she describes the five best features for architects in the Twinmotion real-time rendering engine.

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Topics: Tech Tips and Workflows, Guest Authors

Marc Pancera on Vectorworks & Smarter BIM Management

Posted by Guest Author on 4/7/22 3:23 PM   |  6 min read time

This story was originally written and published by the editors at Architizer.


With​ ​a​ ​history​ ​that​ ​dates​ ​back​ ​90​ ​years,​ ​European​ ​firm​ ​IttenBrechbühl ​has​ ​often​ ​had​ ​to find​ ​ways​ ​to​ ​change​ ​with​ ​the​ ​times.​ ​Helping​ ​lead​ ​that​ ​charge​ ​today​ ​is​ ​Head​ ​of​ ​BIM,​ ​Marc Pancera, MSc ETH Arch.​ ​After​ ​joining​ ​the​ ​team​ ​in​ ​2010,​ ​Pancera​ ​moved​ ​from​ ​architect​ ​to​ ​project​ ​manager where​ ​he​ ​had​ ​a​ ​different​ ​perspective​ ​on​ ​the​ ​complexities​ ​going​ ​into​ ​the​ ​design​ ​of​ ​new projects.​ ​“I​ ​really​ ​wanted​ ​to​ ​push​ ​the​ ​topic​ ​of​ ​BIM,”​ ​Pancera​ ​reflected​ ​in​ ​a​  conversation​ ​with​ ​Architizer.

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Topics: BIM (Architecture)

Why Our Firm Has Used Vectorworks for Nearly 20 Years

Posted by Guest Author on 3/17/22 9:00 AM   |  6 min read time

This blog was written by Greg Upwall of Studio Upwall Architects.

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How Hamilton + Aitken Architects Maximize Natural Light

Posted by Guest Author on 3/10/22 9:37 AM   |  6 min read time

*This article was originally published to ArchDaily on July 15, 2019


“When we started out, our goal was to change the world, to do something that would really make a difference to the lives of people,” said Chad Hamilton, AIA LEED AP BD+C, Principal Architect of Hamilton + Aitken Architects (H+AA). “And education is one of the things that really determines how people live the rest of their lives. “So, for us it’s just awonderful feeling, to improve kids’ educational spaces.”

Whether working on schools, civic buildings, higher education, or other projects, the award-winning, San Francisco-based firm focuses on how each of these buildings will be used to enhance and enrich the lives of others.

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Topics: Project Highlight

2022: A Grey Area of Design Visualization

Posted by Guest Author on 12/20/21 10:00 AM   |  17 min read time

This article is written by Lauren Smith, who designs stages and environments for corporate events. She uses the latest visualization technology to bring client visions to life. In 2017, she founded Scenic Mentor, a free 3D & VR tutorial blog, to help other Vectorworks designers learn this valuable new tech.

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Topics: Interiors, Guest Authors

Wynne-Williams Associates Moves to Vectorworks Landmark in Leap of Faith

Posted by Guest Author on 7/28/20 11:12 AM   |  7 min read time

This article was originally published on Land8’s website and is written by Cheryl Corson, RLA, ASLA, CPSI.

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Topics: Vectorworks Design Summit, COVID-19, BIM (Architecture), Tech Tips and Workflows, BIM (Landscape)

Now's the Time to do Site Analysis Right with 3D

Posted by Guest Author on 7/2/20 11:13 AM   |  8 min read time

By Danilo Maffei, FAPLD, PCH, Principal Maffei Landscape Design, LLC.

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Topics: BIM (Landscape)

How Women Can Thrive in Architecture

Posted by Guest Author on 2/26/20 10:17 AM   |  6 min read time

*This article originally ran on AECCafe's website

By Jane Wilson, Architect and Owner at E. Jane Wilson, Architect

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Topics: BIM (Architecture)

How Modeling and Presentation Qualities Bring Unique Characteristics to Vectorworks

Posted by Guest Author on 1/28/20 9:13 AM   |  8 min read time

*This article originally ran on AECCafe's website

By Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar with support from Vectorworks staff Lauren Meyer, Rubina Siddiqui, Assoc. AIA and Luis Ruiz.

Anyone familiar with Vectorworks knows our business is building design and BIM software solutions that are intuitive, powerful and practical for professionals around the world. It’s the unique and versatile workflows we offer for all phases of design that separate us from other BIM authoring applications. Using best-in-class 3D technology, intuitive data management and unmatched graphical representation, our products provide architecture firms the freedom to model anything while seamlessly documenting and presenting it with the precision and artistic touch they require.

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Topics: Vectorworks Design Summit, Product Launch, BIM (Architecture), Tech Tips and Workflows, News

GDTF: Finding Common Ground for an Efficient Workflow

Posted by Guest Author on 8/21/19 11:40 AM   |  9 min read time

This article originally ran in PLSN Magazine’s August 2019 issue.

Back in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, the digital era of the lighting industry had yet to define a standard for unifying data exchange between fixtures. Every manufacturer had its own proprietary control language and controller for programming their own fixtures.  What that meant for shows back then was a different controller for each type of manufacturer was needed if mixed together in a rig.

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