Designing Mt. Douglas: How Students Transform Their School

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/27/19 1:28 PM   |  3 min read time

When we talk about our academic initiatives, we usually refer to universities, our lab donation program, and our Design Scholarship. We love to support up-and-coming designers with easy access to design software.

It’s come to our attention, though, that there are schools out there implementing Vectorworks courses below the college level. Thanks to our Canada office, we stumbled upon a high school with its own digital design program — and Mt. Douglas Secondary School in Victoria, BC, Canada has quite a touching story.
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Topics: academic, Image Texture, 3d renderings, Vectorworks Canada, Walkthrough animations

Workflow Wednesday: NURBS 101

Posted by Joshua Cooper on 5/1/19 2:20 PM   |  1 min read time

Designers, picture this: you’re working to taper, bulge, and bend a roof from its original form. You find that the roof needs some special tweaking to achieve your vision of a rounded surface. For this kind of free-form design, you might consider a NURBS curve.

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Topics: NURBS, Workflow Wednesday, 3d renderings, Vectorworks 3D, vectorworks 2019, Loft Surface Tool

Here are the Reasons AV Matters Switched to Vectorworks

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 3/14/18 9:55 AM   |  5 min read time

Alex Rose understands the value of saving time in the entertainment industry. As a project manager at AV Matters in Orlando, Florida, he oversees the production and technical details of a wide range of events, including corporate conferences, galas, and social and charity events. Although the process of producing an event from start to finish can be stressful due to tight deadlines, it’s become much easier for Rose, as the firm recently made the switch from AutoCAD to Vectorworks Spotlight to help with the design and execution of each event.

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Topics: Renderworks, Vectorworks Spotlight, AutoCAD, Zumba Instructor Convention, AV Matters, 3d renderings, Soft Goods tool, content libraries, Maverick MK2 lights, Make the Move

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