March Tech Roundup: Videos for Vectorworks 2020 Service Pack 3

Posted by Kamica Price on 3/26/20 12:07 PM   |  1 min read time

The latest Vectorworks 2020 Service Pack 3 release introduced performance improvements and new connections to partner applications. Here’s a first-hand look at some of the key updates — the Enscape free beta, GDTF/MVR improvements, and NBS Chorus integration.

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Topics: Service Pack 3, Vectorworks Service Select, BIM, renderings, BIM workflow, March Tech Roundup, GDTF, MVR, Vectorworks 2020, Enscape, NBS Chorus

Introducing Service Pack 3: What It Means for You

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/18/20 10:47 AM   |  4 min read time

Quality and performance are tremendously important to us. Each year we release a new version of Vectorworks, and each year we release a number of Service Pack updates to supplement the major version change.

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Topics: Service Pack 3, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, BIM, BIM Collaboration Format (BCF), Vectorworks Cloud Services, machine learning, General Device Type Format (GDTF), My Virtual Rig (MVR), Vectorworks 2020, Enscape, NBS Chorus

How Modeling and Presentation Qualities Bring Unique Characteristics to Vectorworks

Posted by Guest Author on 1/28/20 9:13 AM   |  8 min read time

*This article originally ran on AECCafe's website

By Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar with support from Vectorworks staff Lauren Meyer, Rubina Siddiqui, Assoc. AIA and Luis Ruiz.

Anyone familiar with Vectorworks knows our business is building design and BIM software solutions that are intuitive, powerful and practical for professionals around the world. It’s the unique and versatile workflows we offer for all phases of design that separate us from other BIM authoring applications. Using best-in-class 3D technology, intuitive data management and unmatched graphical representation, our products provide architecture firms the freedom to model anything while seamlessly documenting and presenting it with the precision and artistic touch they require.

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Topics: Augmented Reality, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, NURBS, Rubina Siddiqui, Site Modeling, Subdivision Modeling, Vectorworks Architect, AECCafe, BIM, Luis Ruiz, Marion Brenner, Marionette, Vectorworks Cloud Services, Vectorworks Design Summit, Norbert Roztocki, Vectorworks 2020, Live Data Visualization, smart object modeling, interactive 360 rendered panoramas, Lauren Meyer, solid modeling, moveart GmbH

January Tech Roundup: Two New Ebooks

Posted by Kamica Price on 1/16/20 3:37 PM   |  1 min read time

In our first tech roundup of 2020, check out these two new ebooks to boost your workflow.

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Topics: plug-ins, Resource Manager, UK, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, BIM, Vectorworks Landmark, BIM Manager, January Tech Roundup, import/export, Moving from AutoCAD, LODS, Hybrid objects, 2D components for hybrid objects, 2D to 3D, ebooks, workflow documents

Your Favorites: Top 9 Posts from 2019

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 12/23/19 3:59 PM   |  3 min read time

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.

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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

November Tech Roundup: Master the Data Manager

Posted by Kamica Price on 11/21/19 1:34 PM   |  1 min read time

Here’s your comprehensive guide to learning the Data Manager feature from Vectorworks 2020.

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Topics: Tech Tips, BCF, BIM, data visualization, Vectorworks 2020, Data Manager, Styled Objects, ebooks, November Tech Roundup, data mapping, data sheets

Workflow Wednesday: 3 Guides You'll Wish You Read Sooner

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/13/19 1:43 PM   |  3 min read time

We’re bringing you some of our newest ebooks that are sure to help you master Vectorworks features.

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Topics: Vectorworks Architect, BCF, BIM, data visualization, IFC, Workflow Wednesday, Styled Objects, ebooks

Introducing Vectorworks University: Your One-Stop Shop for Training

Posted by Kamica Price on 10/2/19 10:29 AM   |  1 min read time

We gave you an exclusive look at the 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit and now it’s here —  Vectorworks University, the new centralized training platform and the main repository for all training resources, webinars, tech tips, and more.

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Topics: Site Modeling, webinars, BIM, Juan Almansa, Vectorworks Design Summit, VSS, Vectorworks University

Women in Architecture: A Conversation with 3+1 architects

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 9/4/19 2:09 PM   |  5 min read time

Women across the globe move architecture forward every day. We spoke with Estonian architects Hanna-Liisa Mõtus and Karin Harkmaa about their recent projects, their design approach, and their experiences working in a male-dominated field.

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Topics: Vectorworks Architect, BIM, Women in Architecture, Hanna-Liisa Mõtus, Karin Harkmaa, Tallinn School of Music and Ballet, Estonian Academy of Arts, Atelier Thomas Pucher, 3+1 architects

Opening Doors with IFC4

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 8/8/19 3:28 PM   |  2 min read time

Vectorworks, the first BIM software to receive IFC4 export certification, now supports your Open BIM workflows better than ever before.

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Topics: buildingSMART International, IFC Interoperability, Open BIM, Rubina Siddiqui, Big BIM, BIM, IFC, Marc Pancera, Collaboration, Itten + Brechbühl AG, import/export, Design Collaboration Software, IFC4, certification

WATCH: Big BIM in Practice

Posted by Alex Altieri on 8/1/19 10:23 AM   |  1 min read time

Building Information Modeling (BIM) allows architects to manage large projects more efficiently than ever before. See how in these three case study videos.

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Topics: Vectorworks Architect, 3D, BIM, Case Study, IFC, King + King Architects, video, Collaboration, Itten + Brechbühl AG, import/export, 3 + 1 Architects, user success story, Design Collaboration Software, Roundup, Matt Flynn

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