Joanna Weedlun

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From Shining in the Spotlight to Designing with Spotlight

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 6/7/17 11:40 AM   |  4 min read time

From a young age, Natali Arco was drawn to the stage. Growing up she dreamed of becoming an actress and being in the spotlight, until she realized she was more interested in being behind the scenes, rather than at center stage.

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Topics: Production & Lighting Design

Conquer More with Better Collaboration

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 5/9/17 11:31 AM   |  1 min read time

With the pressure on landscape architects to design for higher sustainability standards, effective teamwork is more crucial than ever. To help you meet these demands, Stephen Schrader, associate landscape architect at Holcombe Norton Partners, Inc., explores case studies that highlight how best to coordinate with civil and architectural plans in the on-demand webinar, “Collaborative Workflows for Landscape Architects,” worth 1 LA CES PDH. You’ll also learn how to use the smart tools available within Vectorworks software to help you increase efficiency and reduce errors in calculations.

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Topics: Events, BIM (Landscape)

Architect Alan Woodwell Talks Graphical Scripting

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 5/4/17 9:44 AM   |  3 min read time

Alan Woodwell is an architectural designer in Sydney, Australia for Playoust Churcher Architects. Since late December of 2015, the self-described “young 63-year-old” has spent his free time learning how to design using Marionette, our integrated graphical scripting tool that lets you use personalized or repurposed scripts to iteratively design without learning how to program.

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Topics: Events, BIM (Architecture), Tech Tips and Workflows

Put 30 Minutes Toward Better Sustainable Design and 1 AIA LU

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 4/20/17 10:21 AM   |  1 min read time

With the increased push for a sustainable built environment, knowing how to best leverage the technology and information available can help designers more easily produce low-impact projects. In the on-demand webinar “Information Modeling’s Role in Sustainable Design Decisions,” Wes Gardner, Assoc. AIA, senior architect specialist at Vectorworks, Inc., explores how building and site information modeling objects and tools facilitate responsible decision-making that can help save the environment and your wallet.

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Topics: Events, BIM (Architecture), BIM (Landscape)

Tech Roundup: March 2017

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 3/31/17 9:59 AM   |  1 min read time

You’ll be taking your 3D models to a whole new level with freshly developed freeform modeling skills after this month’s “uplifting” tech roundup.

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Topics: BIM (Architecture), Tech Tips and Workflows

Where Are They Now: Past Winners of the Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 3/3/17 11:15 AM   |  6 min read time

We’ve discussed how to apply to the Vectorworks Design Scholarship, what you get if you win, and best practices for applying — but what does it actually mean to win? How can the scholarship affect your professional career and be the major résumé booster that it promises to be? To find out, we caught up with Martha Carter and Morgan Price, who took home a 2015 Vectorworks Design Scholarship, to see what they’re up to now and how winning jumpstarted their careers.

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Topics: Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Production & Lighting Design

Passion, Expertise, and 3D at the Opening of the Olympic Games

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 2/15/17 11:41 AM   |  10 min read time

The scene is the iconic Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, completely crowded, where in a few moments the show will begin. The experienced set designer of Brazilian scenography company P&G Cenografia, Altamir Júnior, huddled in his small control cell inside Box City with coordinators from other disciplines, finally receives the long-awaited signal via radio: "Everybody get ready!" And the show begins: the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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Topics: Production & Lighting Design

Getting Schooled in Vectorworks Software

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 2/8/17 11:23 AM   |  4 min read time

When we think of Vectorworks software users, we typically picture design professionals or aspiring university students, but in Ladue, Missouri, Sharrie Cognac is working with an unlikely group: middle school students. Since 1998, Cognac has been teaching the seventh and eighth graders of Ladue Middle School how to design and draft using Vectorworks software as a part of her Industrial Technologies courses.

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Topics: Academic, BIM (Architecture), Interiors

Tech Roundup: January 2017

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 1/31/17 11:42 AM   |  1 min read time

A new year deserves new skills. To make 2017 your year for wowing clients with high-quality renderings, this month's Tech Roundup is covering the next five videos in the Remarkable Renderworks tutorial series hosted by Daniel Jansenson of daniel jansenson architect. If you missed the first five installments in the series, check out this post.

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Topics: BIM (Architecture), Tech Tips and Workflows, BIM (Landscape), Production & Lighting Design

The Software that Launched 1,000 Events

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 1/20/17 9:51 AM   |  4 min read time

Since the launch of the 2017 version of Vectorworks software last September, celebrations and learning opportunities continue popping up around the world. Let’s take a quick trip across the globe to see how designers are sharing their excitement about the new tools and features in the latest version of the Vectorworks line of products.

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Topics: BIM (Landscape), Production & Lighting Design, News

A Lighting League of His Own

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 1/18/17 10:57 AM   |  3 min read time

We’re all familiar with it — the scene of a performer coming out on stage, greeted by flashing lights, video cameras, and a sold-out arena of fans. However, what if that performer isn’t a musician or an actor, but a video gamer. For Remco Teunissen, bringing such an out of the ordinary event to life is part of his everyday workflow in his job of coordinating all of the drawings and set-up and take-down of these events.

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Topics: Production & Lighting Design

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