July Tech Roundup: Switching from SketchUp, Rhino, and Grasshopper

Posted by Kamica Price on 7/24/20 2:22 PM   |  2 min read time

Did you recently switch to Vectorworks from another software and are now wondering where to begin? Look no further. Check out these in-depth courses from Vectorworks University for the best places to start your new workflow journey and to see the benefits now that you've switched.

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Topics: Rhino, Sketchup, Tech Tips, BIM, Marionette, July Tech Roundup, Make the Move, Grasshopper, Vectorworks University

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

KBNK Architects: Open BIM in Action

Posted by Alex Altieri on 7/16/20 3:30 PM   |  1 min read time

BIM is one of the ways architects, landscape architects, and other AEC professionals realize their visions — with accurate and data-rich models. These models offer greater coordination, bringing in the expertise of everyone involved in the project.

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Topics: Open BIM, BIM, Case Study

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

Now's the Time to do Site Analysis Right with 3D

Posted by Guest Author on 7/2/20 11:13 AM   |  8 min read time

This article was originally published in the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association’s (NJLCA) Spring ’20 issue on page 28.

By Danilo Maffei, FAPLD, PCH, Principal at Maffei Landscape Design, LLC.

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Topics: Landscape Design, Site Model, Danilo Maffei, Heliodon tool, maffei landscape design, Vectorworks Landmark, plant tool, hardscape alignment, New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association, NJLCA, Landscape area

How Vectorworks Is Helping Customers During COVID-19

Posted by Alex Altieri on 7/2/20 10:30 AM   |  6 min read time

We’re living in uncertain times, and the culprit is clear—the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the resulting global pandemic have transmuted our standards of work into a shell of what they once were. For many, it’s worse than that.

At Vectorworks, our top priorities are the health and safety of both our employees and our customers. Most employees are remote, with some returning to the office under strict guidelines to keep safe.

To that end, this blog post compiles all of our resources related to COVID-19 support for you.

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

Vectorworks Tips Its Cap to Recent Grads, Offers Software Discounts.

Posted by Kamica Price on 6/30/20 10:09 AM   |  3 min read time

These current unprecedented times have flipped the switch for many events—one being graduation season. To help congratulate the class of 2020 for their accomplishments, we’re offering 40 percent off any perpetual license in our software line through our student2PRO program.

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Topics: Spotlight, Vectorworks Service Select, Vision, Vectorworks Cloud Services, San Diego State University, Chloe Clark, student2Pro

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

June Tech Roundup: 2 New Courses for ConnectCAD

Posted by Kamica Price on 6/25/20 1:31 PM   |  1 min read time

Since the launch of ConnectCAD 2020, new courses were added to Vectorworks University to make your workflow much easier and efficient. Read on for this month's tech tips.

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Topics: Tech Tips, connectCAD, InfoComm, June Tech Roundup, Reshape tool, Vectorworks University, ReRoute Tool

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

Vectorworks Hosts Virtual Trade Show Experience

Posted by Alex Altieri on 6/17/20 3:49 PM   |  2 min read time

In this time of social distancing, it’s a necessary yet sad reality that most of this year’s trade shows have been canceled. We’ve decided to bring the Vectorworks trade show experience to you virtually, so that you can take advantage of the learning opportunities you would have seen at the in-person events.

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Topics: AIA, Architecture, Solibri, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, audiovisual, connectCAD, Conrad Preen, InfoComm, AutoTurn, Lumion, Enscape, events, Revizto, dRofus

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