How Vectorworks Is Helping Customers During COVID-19

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/20/20 10:33 AM  |  4 min read time

*We’ll update this article as new information becomes available.

With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, working arrangements have become anything but status quo — those of us who work in public office spaces are now working from home, and the unfortunate truth is that, for some, working remotely can cause an untimely disruption to productivity and output. Even beyond figuring out how to successfully work remotely, COVID-19 is beginning to seriously impact one’s livelihood with the stalling of events and projects around the world.

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Therefore, we wanted to compile all COVID-19 supporting resources into one place. If you’re using Vectorworks at home, make sure you read the rest of this post for important information on accessing your files, as well as some free training events we’re running to help make your new working arrangements as efficient as possible.

How Vectorworks Is Responding to the Coronavirus

We’re putting customers first. The world of design is seeing substantial consequences due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Here’s what support we’re offering.

  • You can now take advantage of free virtual training opportunities. Our Getting Started Seminars, Hidden Treasures Seminars, and Essentials Seminars have free entry until June 30.
    SEE THE SCHEDULE
  • We’ve increased the number of E Series license activations by one to better accommodate our customers’ ability to work from home. If you’re wondering about using your Vectorworks license remotely, or if you’re still having trouble getting setup, don’t hesitate to reach out to your local Vectorworks partner to access a 30-day temporary license. Visit the forum article for more information.
    LEARN MORE
  • If you’re working in teams, learn more about the ways Project Sharing can bolster a remote workflow.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PROJECT SHARING WITH DROPBOX

Design Summit Cancellation

We’ve put so much into planning our Design Summit, which had a lineup of fantastic training events, inspiring keynotes, top-of-the-line guest speakers, and first-class partners who were all set to invigorate the wonderful Vectorworks community.

However, in times like this, your health, our health, and the well-being of everyone around us takes precedence. We’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the Vectorworks Design Summit that was scheduled for April 22-24 in San Diego.

Full refunds are being automatically processed, and attendees can expect to receive them by the end of this month. If you have questions, please direct them to designsummit@vectorworks.net or check out our blog.

READ THE BLOG

Vectorworks & Industry Support

COVID-19 is increasingly affecting standards of work; to that end, Vectorworks employees are now working remotely to help flatten the curve and continue to be available to assist our customers in any ways they need. We’re collaborating through Slack, virtual meetings, cloud workspaces, and more. Normal work will continue, just in a different way.

We know that our customers are suffering losses, especially in the entertainment design community. The cancellation of all public events means these customers in particular are losing the entire lifeforce of their daily work. We’re offering our support to IATSE’s letter to include displaced entertainment workers in the COVID-19 relief package. Be sure to add your name to the list as well.

SIGN THE PETITION

We support the AIA’s statement that calls upon the architectural community to contact Congress about temporary relief support. A majority of architecture firms are classified as small businesses, and their payrolls have taken a hit from the global pandemic; in uncertain times, lay-offs are the last thing anyone wants to see.
 
“As Congress considers additional legislation to stimulate the economy, the AIA urges you to include significant investment in 21st century infrastructure and temporary relief measures for business owners. Both will provide necessary relief in the short term, reassure global markets, and help prepare the country for the challenges ahead,” AIA’s statement reads. 
READ THE FULL STATEMENT

Topics: Project Sharing, Vectorworks Design Summit, Getting Started Seminar, Hidden Treasures seminar, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Essentials Seminar, IATSE

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