May Webinars: Sustainability, Remote Work, and GDTF

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/14/20 12:33 PM   |  2 min read time

Looking for opportunities to upskill with Vectorworks? Tune into one of our FREE industry webinars this month!

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Topics: Project Sharing, sustainability, webinars, BIM, GDTF, MVR

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

What Is Marionette? A Look at Vectorworks' Algorithms-aided Design Tool

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/27/20 11:00 AM   |  4 min read time

If you’re familiar with our Marionette Monday series, you’ve likely seen many posts on all of the fabulous designs Marionette has been a part of producing as well as various tips for using the program. But what exactly is Marionette, what is an Algorithms-Aided Design (AAD) tool, and why is a Vectorworks feature exciting enough to get its own blog series?

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Topics: graphical scripting, Marionette Monday, Marionette, Principle Architecture, Grasshopper, algorithmic modeling, [delacourt][vanbeek], Algorithms-aided Design

April Tech Roundup: DWG File Format Collaboration

Posted by Kamica Price on 4/24/20 9:47 AM   |  1 min read time

Successful BIM workflows often require collaboration with other colleagues who use different applications. Vectorworks supports the import of DWG files, so working with AutoCAD and Revit users is no problem, especially for CAD Managers.

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Topics: Revit, Tech Tips, AutoCAD, BIM, import/export, April Tech Roundup, 2D drawings, DWG files

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

Big BIM with a BIG Impact

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/20/20 10:40 AM   |  1 min read time

In a Big BIM workflow, there's a complexity that comes with coordinating information between multiple contractors and various models. The larger the project gets, the more complex it gets. Which begs the question—on a large project, how large does the firm need to be for successful completion?

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Topics: Big BIM, BIM, Case Study, Little BIM, Idle Architecture

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

Architecture Education at Birmingham City University

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/2/20 11:27 AM   |  5 min read time

There’s a real buzz surrounding the School of Architecture and Design at Birmingham City University (BCU) these days. According to BA architecture course leader Victoria Farrow, BCU has become a hub for architectural education worldwide—due to its intimate, hands-on education strategy, close involvement with industry practitioners, and state-of-the-art labs, BCU proves itself to be the best in preparing students for architecture careers.

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Topics: Vectorworks Architect, BIM, Vectorworks Academic Program, Birmingham City University, BIM in Birmingham, Victoria Farrow

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

March Tech Roundup: Videos for Vectorworks 2020 Service Pack 3

Posted by Kamica Price on 3/26/20 12:07 PM   |  1 min read time

The latest Vectorworks 2020 Service Pack 3 release introduced performance improvements and new connections to partner applications. Here’s a first-hand look at some of the key updates — the Enscape free beta, GDTF/MVR improvements, and NBS Chorus integration.

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Topics: Service Pack 3, Vectorworks Service Select, BIM, renderings, BIM workflow, March Tech Roundup, GDTF, MVR, Vectorworks 2020, Enscape, NBS Chorus

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