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.
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.
In 2018, we partnered with the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) to run the In Studio Render/Sketch competition, where students can post their best sketches and renders to share with our Instagram account. 2019’s competition saw tons of stunning entries and the winners are in.
As the year comes to a close, we’re looking back on our top stories of 2019. From GDTF to IFC4 to landscape BIM, here’s a roundup of your favorite Planet Vectorworks blog posts.
Topics: Architecture, AV Industry, buildingSMART International, Eric Gilbey, Landscape Design, rendering, Southampton Solent University, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, Big BIM, BIM, connectCAD, entertainment design, interior design, Landscape Architecture, McGregor Coxall, Vectorworks Landmark, GDTF, Lumion LiveSync, Michael Brightman, Prolight + Sound, Brightman Designs, BIM for Landscape, IFC4, Skakki Studio, Lydia Southwell
While most countries hold World Architecture Day on the first Monday in October, Brazil celebrates on December 15. Why? Because it’s the birthday of renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.
Vectorworks loves supporting student designers. Our Design Scholarship does just that — it’s a chance for students to win a substantial cash prize along with recognition in the realm of design.
Topics: Architecture, Education, Scholarship, Vectorworks Architect, ComputerWorks, interior design, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Alexander Drachenberg, Sophia Rodermund, University of Wuppertal, Florian Rothermel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship, The Other Place, Dormouse – Staying in the Old Barn, Bergwärts
Topics: AIA, American Institute of Architects, Architecture, Chad Hamilton, Vectorworks Architect, Continuing Education Credits, video, Hamilton + Aiken Architects, AIA Conference on Architecture, 1 AIA HSW, Net Zero Energy
The 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit is quickly approaching, and we want you to get just as excited as we are! So, here’s a sneak peek at some of the architecture-specific sessions that will be held in Phoenix this November.
Topics: Architecture, Jonathan Reeves, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, Vectorworks Architect, Flansburgh Architects, Luc Lefebvre, Jonathan Reeves Architects, 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit, Phoenix, Joseph Marshall, Erik Fjermestad, GASA, François Lévy, space object, Ida Ruth Mathiesen, Brian Hores , parametric building objects
Feeling wary about integrating BIM into your workflow? Thinking that adopting BIM will disrupt your design process?
Here are two ways that we can help.
Nothing happens in a vacuum, and architecture is no exception. Architectural projects don’t often get to start from scratch — they often deal with existing building conditions, such as a renovation or connection of new construction to an existing structure. And usually the documentation must reflect multi-phase construction, such as design-built construction delivery or traditional design-bid-built with several phases.
Topics: Architecture, Vectorworks, 2D workflows, IFC export, multi-phase construction, design-bid-built, demolition plans, phased construction plans, design-built construction, BIM workflow, layers and classes, object libraries, views and viewports
If you haven’t been following our forum or social media accounts, here’s your chance to catch up on our Teaser Tuesday reveals, where for the past five weeks we’ve been showcasing a single new feature each Tuesday.