Our extended family keeps growing. As part of our belief in helping designers around the world tackle projects across different industries, we’re teaming up with First Star Computer as our new United Arab Emirates (UAE) distributor for Vectorworks software. With the partnership, First Star Computer adds BIM product Vectorworks Architect to its portfolio, along with the rest of the Vectorworks product line, including Landmark, Spotlight, Designer, Fundamentals, and Vision.
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When we think of Vectorworks software users, we typically picture design professionals or aspiring university students, but in Ladue, Missouri, Sharrie Cognac is working with an unlikely group: middle school students. Since 1998, Cognac has been teaching the seventh and eighth graders of Ladue Middle School how to design and draft using Vectorworks software as a part of her Industrial Technologies courses.
We’re always excited to learn more about unique applications of our software, from designing bicycles and perfume bottles to acoustics, which is what led us to John Murphy from Events Scaffold Resources, Inc. Murphy is the mind behind scaffolding structures at events like the X Games, Dew Tour, and the ESPYs, and uses Vectorworks Spotlight software to make it all happen. After starting out as CAD operator for architecture firms, he transitioned to a field that he admits is a bit out of the norm. “I really enjoy this work,” Murphy says. “I’ve studied all forms of drafting and this is just such a unique discipline.”
Computers Unlimited, the Vectorworks software distributor in the United Kingdom, recently sponsored the publication of a new book that dispels the misconception that BIM is appropriate only for larger practices. Written by architect and author Robert Klaschka, BIM in Small Practices: Illustrated Case Studies features 10 BIM projects designed by small architectural firms. One of those case studies focuses on industry expert Jonathan Reeves, who has been a loyal Vectorworks user since 1991.
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