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.
The best way to know that a product is right for you is trying it for yourself. The second-best way is hearing it from someone else.
Successful BIM workflows often require collaboration with other colleagues who use different applications. Vectorworks supports the import of DWG files, so working with AutoCAD and Revit users is no problem, especially for CAD Managers.
We get that there’s a lot to consider when switching design platforms. It’s not a decision that comes without first weighing the pros and cons — and there can be many, from 2D/3D and BIM design needs to workflows and collaboration nuances.
Wouldn’t it be nice to design, previsualize, document, and coordinate events without all the back-and-forth between software?
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.
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.
At the crux of our philosophy, we’ve always been committed to developing the best design and BIM software that’s in tune with the needs of designers. To do so, we’ve leveraged input and implemented product feedback from practicing architects, landscape designers, landscape architects, and lighting designers, among other design professionals. Another vital part of these efforts involves the help of our internal industry experts on our product marketing team, so we’re excited to announce that there are three new additions to this ever growing group: Luc Lefebvre, senior architect product specialist, Jim Woodward, senior entertainment product specialist and Brian Nicholson, senior landscape product specialist. After all, there’s no such thing as having too many industry experts.
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While much of the world engages in an eternal Apple vs. Android product debate, designers and architects face an even bigger decision when it comes to choosing technology.
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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.”