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Shining a Spotlight on Vectorworks for Entertainment Design

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 7/21/20 1:02 PM   |  4 min read time

We know how much time it takes to switch between design platforms; it requires a lot of upfront consideration of your design process as well as some trial and error, something that may take months. That’s why we want to make this as easy as possible. Let us show you all the ways Vectorworks Spotlight can be the design tool you need to enhance your workflow with this handy guide, which provides an in-depth look at Spotlight and its all-in-one design features.

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Topics: DWG drawings, Entertainment, Project Sharing, Vectorworks Spotlight, 3D Modeling, Make the Move

CAD Manager’s Guide to Switching: Importing and Converting Resources

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 7/8/20 12:30 PM   |  6 min read time

Are you considering making the move to Vectorworks but haven’t made the jump? Before looking any further, first consider the ways Vectorworks compares with your current software. If you’re using AutoCAD, we’ve made it easy for you with the first installment of this three-part series, Why CAD Managers Should Make the Move to Vectorworks.

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Topics: DWG, Renderworks, AutoCAD, Getting Started Guides, Make the Move

Design Iteration and Making Changes in BIM Level 2

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 6/26/20 12:45 PM   |  2 min read time

Assael Architecture knows a thing or two about the time commitment that comes with the design process  for projects and the struggle to do it well among teams due to working in multiple platforms. With Vectorworks’ all-in-one design, Assael has been able to complete project after project quickly and efficiently.

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Topics: Open BIM, Big BIM, BIM, Case Studies, IFC, BIM Level 2, Assael Architecture

Project Sharing: Globalizing Collaboration in the Entertainment Industry

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 6/24/20 12:15 PM   |  1 min read time

Working remotely in the live event world is inevitable. Whether you’re designing in your hotel room, in the airport, and even at home, you need a reliable way to share your designs with your teams. But, when your software isn’t built to handle a multi-user environment, collaboration is nearly impossible.

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Topics: Entertainment, Vectorworks Spotlight, webinar, online training

From 2D to 3D: One Firm’s Story about Switching to Vectorworks

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 5/7/20 12:25 PM   |  1 min read time

The best way to know that a product is right for you is trying it for yourself. The second-best way is hearing it from someone else.

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Topics: Entertainment, Revit, Sketchup, Success Story, Vectorworks Spotlight, AutoCAD, Case Study, Marionette, Make the Move, Tom Cordory, #DesignWithVectorworks

WATCH: Vectorworks Design Summit Virtual Presentations

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 4/23/20 9:52 AM   |  2 min read time

You’ve likely heard that we’ve cancelled our Vectorworks Design Summit due to COVID-19. This decision comes with a heavy heart—but, even though we can’t be together in person, we still believe in the value the event brings to our users.

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Topics: Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Eric Gilbey, Martyn Horne, Rubina Siddiqui, Spotlight, Vision, Big BIM, BIM, Brandon Eckstorm, connectCAD, Vectorworks Design Summit, Design Summit Keynote, Vectorworks CEO keynote, BIM for Landscape, COVID-19

Why CAD Managers Should Make the Move to Vectorworks

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 4/16/20 11:15 AM   |  5 min read time

We get that there’s a lot to consider when switching design platforms. It’s not a decision that comes without first weighing the pros and cons — and there can be many, from 2D/3D and BIM design needs to workflows and collaboration nuances.

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Topics: DWG, The Art and Function of 3D Modeling, AutoCAD, Make the Move

Working from Home? Stay in Touch with This Month’s Webinars

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 4/7/20 11:32 AM   |  2 min read time

At Vectorworks, we want to support you in every step of your workflow. To that end, we create one webinar every month for each of our industries—entertainment, landscape, and architecture. This April, we’re offering some exclusive content with top designers.

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Topics: Architecture, rendering, webinars, BIM, Landscape Architecture, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

An Artistic Salute to Vincent Van Gogh

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 3/30/20 11:00 AM   |  3 min read time

Vincent van Gogh, born March 30, 1853, would be 167 years old if he were alive today. The artist has inspired many to create art of their own, including Dutch firm [delacourt][vanbeek], who recently recreated Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat on a courtyard in Zundert, the Netherlands. The brick mosaic now lives outside of the Van Gogh House where Van Gogh was born.

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Topics: Algorithmic Design, Marionette Monday, BIM, Landscape Architecture, Marionette, algorithmic modeling, [delacourt][vanbeek], Algorithms-aided Design

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