*This article was written by Neil Barman, Architect Product Specialist at Vectorworks Canada.
When a new version of Vectorworks arrives on my computer, even before I get too far into its new or enhanced features, I dive into the Vectorworks Preferences. These preferences control a number of aspects that makes the installation of the new version work for me and feel like it's my design workshop, no matter what file I'm working in.
Vectorworks Community Forum,
*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.
Dr. Biplab Sarkar,
Vectorworks Cloud Services,
Vectorworks Design Summit,
Live Data Visualization,
smart object modeling,
interactive 360 rendered panoramas,
In 2018, we partnered with the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) to run the In Studio Render/Sketch competition, where students can post their best sketches and renders to share with our Instagram account. 2019’s competition saw tons of stunning entries and the winners are in.
In our first tech roundup of 2020, check out these two new ebooks to boost your workflow.
January Tech Roundup,
Moving from AutoCAD,
2D components for hybrid objects,
2D to 3D,
A gravity wall, a type of retaining wall, is commonly used in landscape architecture.
Gravity walls may
have batter setbacks for improved stability. They can be constructed with segmental blocks, stone
masonry, or cast
Here’s how you can design one
with segmental blocks
accurately with our algorithmic modeling
As the year comes to a close, we’re looking back on our top stories of 2019. From GDTF to IFC4 to landscape BIM, here’s a roundup of your favorite Planet Vectorworks blog posts.
Southampton Solent University,
Prolight + Sound,
BIM for Landscape,
Every month, we give you a roundup of our latest and greatest tech tips. To celebrate the end of the year, here’s a look back at our best roundups from 2019.
July Tech Roundup,
September Tech Roundup,
October Tech Roundup,
December Tech Roundup,
April Tech Roundup,
BIM for Landscape,
custom selection scripts,
List Browser Direct Editing,
Video Camera object,
November Tech Roundup
While most countries hold World Architecture Day on the first Monday in October, Brazil celebrates on December 15. Why? Because it’s the birthday of renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.
World Architecture Day,
Santuário Papa João Paulo II,
Caique Niemeyer Arquitetura & Design,
When KISS announced their “End of the Road” tour — the last leg of their 40-year run — fans may have wondered what their stage setup would look like; after all, KISS is known for somewhat in-your-face show productions (one needs only to recall Gene Simmons’s iconic fire breathing gag). The ongoing tour does not fail to deliver on the awe-inspiring concert experience we’ve come to expect from the rock legends.
As part of the organization’s 2030 Commitment, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) encourages its members to design all carbon-neutral buildings by 2030. This means that architects need to start thinking about designing sustainable structures if they haven’t already.
AIA 2030 Commitment,
Kipnis Architecture + Planning,
Cue the fog machines, lighting, and jumbo screens. There’s no tradeshow like the Live Design International Show (LDI) — with around 14,000 attendees in the Las Vegas Convention center, the show felt like a rock concert. The leading conference for live design professionals from all around the globe, LDI hosts a community working in a wide range of international live and broadcast venues — festivals, corporate events, theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, architainment, and houses of worship.
number instruments tool,
General Device Type Format,
Live Design International Show