Best-Practice Workflows | Landscape Area, Hardscape, & Plant Tools

Posted by Alex Altieri on 10/15/21 10:30 AM   |  5 min read time

We’ve written a lot on Planet Vectorworks about BIM for landscape, and that’s because we’re passionate about how the industry is in the process of adopting smarter, more robust, data-driven workflows.

It’s no stretch to say that Vectorworks is the premier tool for landscape BIM. This blog explains why.

In this blog, you’ll see how three of the BIM tools in Vectorworks Landmark set you up for a successful BIM process. Those tools are:

  • The Landscape Area tool.
  • The Hardscape tool.
  • The Plant tool.
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Topics: Tech Tips and Workflows, BIM (Landscape)

Multidisciplinary Design with Linchpin Vectorworks Landmark

Posted by Alex Altieri on 10/14/21 9:23 AM   |  6 min read time

FPCR is a UK environmental practice whose core skills comprise master planning, urban design, environmental assessment, landscaping, ecology, arboriculture, and architecture. Their history of over 65 years as a practice has awarded them stellar successes across a wide range of projects.

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Topics: Project Highlight, BIM (Landscape)

Getting Started with BIM | 2 Key Implementation Documents

Posted by Alex Altieri on 9/8/21 10:15 AM   |  3 min read time

Looking for some support as you move towards building information modeling (BIM) workflows?

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Topics: BIM (Architecture), BIM (Landscape)

June Webinars: BIM, Data-Driven Documentation, & House of Worship Market

Posted by Carter Hartong on 6/10/21 5:24 PM   |  2 min read time

Continue your education and earn accreditation with Vectorworks’ monthly webinars. Whether you are a beginner or experienced designer, you can gain new skills, fine-tune workflows, and discover all you can do with Vectorworks. The more you know, the more you can create with Vectorworks.

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Topics: Tech Tips and Workflows, BIM (Landscape), Production & Lighting Design

Landscape Architecture Firms Take the Next Step with BIM

Posted by Jack O'Grady on 4/13/21 4:45 PM   |  3 min read time

This article was originally published by Computerworks, a distributor of Vectorworks in Germany, and has been translated into English.  


Landscape architects, architects, and urban planners working together in one information system is more important than ever. In the trade journal Garten + Landschaft, ComputerWorks CEO Alexander Meier explains how the design software Vectorworks Landmark can enrich everyday work even more with BIM.

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Topics: BIM (Landscape)

Why BIM Is Taking Over Landscape Architecture

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/8/21 10:44 AM   |  34 min read time

Building information modeling (BIM) has become commonplace in the AEC industry due to its advantages over traditional CAD. It's easy to see that information modeling carries the same benefits for the landscape industries as we already see in the AEC sector.

That's what this blog is about — showing the benefits of a BIM framework within the landscape sector and illustrating that BIM doesn't require a complete reinvention of today's workflows. BIM is an amplification of the design work you already do and is a means to make holistic, informed design decisions earlier in the process.

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Topics: Resources, Tech Tips and Workflows, BIM (Landscape)

February Tech Roundup and Webinars: Learn from Industry Experts

Posted by Jack O'Grady on 2/25/21 5:00 PM   |  2 min read time

Our February tech roundup has tips from industry and training experts on getting the most out of your workflow, along with a recap of this month’s exciting webinars.

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Topics: Resources, BIM (Architecture), Tech Tips and Workflows, BIM (Landscape)

Garden of Nervure: How One Firm Brought Life to Luxury Apartments

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 11/24/20 12:00 PM   |  5 min read time

Since 1990, Japanese landscape architecture firm PLACEMEDIA has maintained a crucial ideology — that landscape architects, while specialists, must incorporate the perspectives of all project stakeholders in order to deliver a successful design.

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Topics: Product Launch, BIM (Landscape)

Wynne-Williams Associates Moves to Vectorworks Landmark in Leap of Faith

Posted by Guest Author on 7/28/20 11:12 AM   |  6 min read time

This article was originally published on Land8’s website and is written by Cheryl Corson, RLA, ASLA, CPSI.

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Topics: Vectorworks Design Summit, COVID-19, BIM (Architecture), Tech Tips and Workflows, BIM (Landscape)

Now's the Time to do Site Analysis Right with 3D

Posted by Guest Author on 7/2/20 11:13 AM   |  7 min read time

By Danilo Maffei, FAPLD, PCH, Principal Maffei Landscape Design, LLC.

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Topics: BIM (Landscape)

WATCH: Vectorworks Design Summit Virtual Presentations

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 4/23/20 9:52 AM   |  2 min read time

You’ve likely heard that we’ve cancelled our Vectorworks Design Summit due to COVID-19. This decision comes with a heavy heart—but, even though we can’t be together in person, we still believe in the value the event brings to our users.

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Topics: Vectorworks Design Summit, COVID-19, BIM (Architecture), BIM (Landscape), Production & Lighting Design, News

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