A Switch from AutoCAD for More Efficient Stage Design

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/11/21 1:00 PM   |  4 min read time

Through its 25-year history, Germany’s Megaforce has gone through several evolutions in its CAD practices. At first a traditional event service provider, the firm now specializes in large stage construction and specialized installations, having demonstrated prowess with their latest design tool — Vectorworks Spotlight.

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Topics: Project Highlight, Production & Lighting Design

How Live Legends Created a COVID-Friendly Experience in 4 Steps

Posted by Joselyn Wojtalewicz on 3/9/21 7:40 PM   |  3 min read time

*This article originally appeared on Design Express’ website.

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Topics: Project Highlight, Production & Lighting Design

Why BIM Is Taking Over Landscape Architecture

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/8/21 10:44 AM   |  34 min read time

Building information modeling (BIM) has become commonplace in the AEC industry due to its advantages over traditional CAD. It's easy to see that information modeling carries the same benefits for the landscape industries, as we already see in the AEC sector.

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Topics: Resources, Tech Tips and Workflows, BIM (Landscape)

February Tech Roundup and Webinars: Learn from Industry Experts

Posted by Jack O'Grady on 2/25/21 5:00 PM   |  2 min read time

Our February tech roundup has tips from industry and training experts on getting the most out of your workflow, along with a recap of this month’s exciting webinars.

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Topics: Resources, BIM (Architecture), Tech Tips and Workflows, BIM (Landscape)

Using Curves As Tools for Algorithms-aided Design

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/15/21 11:00 AM   |  2 min read time

This Marionette Monday, we’re sharing a downloadable object that enables smoother designing of complex curved objects.

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Topics: Resources, Tech Tips and Workflows

January Tech Roundup: Tips from Industry Experts

Posted by Kamica Price on 1/28/21 5:24 PM   |  1 min read time

For the first tech roundup of 2021, hear from industry and training experts for your monthly dose of tech tips.

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Topics: Tech Tips and Workflows

January Webinars: Experience Enscape, Create Scenic Designs, and Use 3D Modeling for Analysis

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 1/13/21 12:15 PM   |  2 min read time

Continue your education and earn accreditation with Vectorworks’ monthly webinars. Whether you are a beginner or experienced designer, you can gain new skills, fine-tune workflows, and discover all you can do with Vectorworks. The more you know, the more you can create with Vectorworks.

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Topics: Events

December Tech Roundup: 2020’s Best Tech Tips

Posted by Kamica Price on 12/17/20 2:45 PM   |  2 min read time

Every month, we give you a roundup of our latest and greatest tech tips. As we close out another year, here’s a look back at our best roundups in 2020.

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Topics: BIM (Architecture), Tech Tips and Workflows

A Year Apart Brought Us Closer Together

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 12/16/20 3:25 PM   |  7 min read time

For 35 years, Vectorworks has worked to create and cultivate a culture of inclusion, balance, collaboration, and innovation within our company. Our values are reflected in our business practices — especially the ways we interact with our customers and each other. So, when COVID-19 changed our working environments, our culture was put to the test.

While we’ve been fortunate as a company to continue working remotely, 2020 has pushed us outside of our comfort zones, demanding that each of us re-evaluate the ways we engage with each other, both personally and professionally. Through the months of quarantine and isolation, many of us have been challenged in trying to achieve work/life balance in the “new normal” of staying and working at home.

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Topics: Events

Create Dynamic Stages with This Downloadable Object

Posted by Alex Altieri on 12/14/20 1:54 PM   |  1 min read time
This Marionette Monday , we’re sharing a path - based stage object .
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Topics: Tech Tips and Workflows

5 Things the New macOS Big Sur Optimized with M1 Brings to Vectorworks

Posted by Chris Conard on 12/10/20 3:18 PM   |  11 min read time

The release of Apple’s macOS Big Sur with the new Apple silicon M1 chip brings a lot of buzz to the software industry and a lot of promise for the community of Vectorworks developers, testers, and users. 

Here we’ll dig into five areas of focus — key aspects where we see a host of improvements for our Mac-based users.  

We’ll also shed some light on what to expect when running Big Sur on your existing Mac or a new Mac and share insights from our continued testing and vetting of Big Sur, the first macOS to be rolled out with the Apple silicon M1 chip.  

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Topics: Product Launch

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