Meet Vectorworks 2020: Clearly Insightful. Simply Powerful.

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 9/10/19 10:01 AM   |  3 min read time

The wait is over. Vectorworks 2020 is officially here — bringing powerful new features to support every step of your design process.

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Topics: geographic information system, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Vectorworks Landmark, VGM, Braceworks, List Browser Direct Editing, Vectorworks 2020, Live Data Visualization, Data Manager, history-based modeling, IFC referencing, section viewports, DMX patching, path-based walkthrough animations, truss improvements, NDI stream, hinge plates

Using Spotlight to Coordinate Megachurch Productions

Posted by Alex Altieri on 9/9/19 11:14 AM   |  4 min read time

We often tout Vectorworks Spotlight as the industry standard for entertainment design, documentation, and production. But what else can the program accomplish? There’s an entire world of event planning that requires an all-in-one solution; a program not only to design, but one to make plans, present them, and have them reviewed, too.

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Topics: event planning, Revit, Vectorworks Spotlight, PDF, Braceworks, Collaboration, import/export, Photoshop, Reuben Poon, Megachurch, C3 Church

One Event. Two Days. 3D Design and Demos to Rock Expo-Scène 2019

Posted by Joshua Cooper on 4/3/19 10:05 AM   |  2 min read time

Expo-Scène 2019, a two-day event taking place in Montreal, is kicking off April 17-18, and we want to see you there! Hosted by the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT) — a national organization that works for the betterment of the Canadian live performance community — this annual event is dedicated to professionals working with audio, sound, lighting, audiovisual, visual, and multimedia technologies. 

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Topics: Jim Woodward, Vectorworks Spotlight, Neil Barman, Braceworks, Vectorworks Vision, CITI/ICTS, Expo-Scène 2019

February Tech Roundup

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 2/21/19 10:52 AM   |  2 min read time

Valentine’s Day may be over, but we have an extra special treat for you to indulge in. Here is your February tech roundup filled with our latest tips and tutorials to keep you ahead of the curve…

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, Braceworks, February Tech Roundup, Moving from AutoCAD, schematic 3D model, slab styles, Ben Elmore, Spotlight Essentials Seminar, wall styles, floor objects, Manipulating 3D Geometry, Editing Solids, on-demand webinar

We Have a New Official Distributor in South Africa

Posted by Lisa Lance on 9/18/18 10:17 AM   |  1 min read time

The demands of the entertainment industry are constantly evolving, and access to state-of-the-art technology is more critical than ever. In response to this, we are pleased to announce that DWR Distribution has been appointed an official distributor for Vectorworks Spotlight, Braceworks, and Vision software in South Africa.

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Braceworks, Dylan Jones, DWR Distribution, Tara Grant, Duncan Riley

Vectorworks 2019 Webinars: What You Need to Know

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 9/14/18 1:34 PM   |  2 min read time

Excited about Vectorworks 2019 and want to learn more?

Join us for a free, “What’s New” webinar and discover the latest improvements and new features. We’re offering different webinars for the architecture, landscape, and entertainment design industries. Read the presentation descriptions below and register today.

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Topics: previsualization, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, webinars, AEC Industry, Landscape industry, Vectorworks Landmark, Braceworks, BIM workflow, #Vectorworks2019, What's New Webinars, Entertainment industry, landscape modeling, rigging design

Unleash Your Creativity with Vectorworks 2019

Posted by Lisa Lance on 9/12/18 10:26 AM   |  1 min read time

Today's the day! Meet the newest versions of Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Designer, as well as Braceworks and Vision. 

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Topics: Dr. Biplab Sarkar, openBIM, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, 3D, 3D Modeling, BIM, Vectorworks Landmark, Braceworks, vectorworks 2019

Rigging the 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games in Australia with Braceworks

Posted by Lisa Lance on 5/7/18 9:48 AM   |  3 min read time
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) were held in the City of the Gold Coast in Australia in April with more than 4,400 athletes from 71 Commonwealth Games Associations. The largest sporting event to be staged in Australia this decade, GC2018 featured the largest integrated sports program in Commonwealth Games history, comprising 18 sports and seven para-sports.
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Topics: OzCAD, Braceworks, GCCEC, Ben Morris, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Chris Davey, GC2018

All You Need to Know About the 2018 Prolight + Sound Show

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 4/30/18 2:24 PM   |  2 min read time

Last week, the annual Prolight + Sound show took place in Frankfurt, Germany, with over 90,000 visitors from 152 countries. This event allowed many of our esteemed Vectorworks colleagues to share the latest and greatest in entertainment design.

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Topics: Andreas Thierer, Germany, Jeremy Powell, Jim Woodward, Moritz Staffel, Vision, Brandon Eckstorm, ComputerWorks, entertainment design, Frankfurt, Braceworks, Deersoft GmbH, Vectorworks Entertainment, Josef Valchar, Gerhard Krude, General Device Type Format, Robe lighting, Prolight + Sound 2018, Rüdiger Benz, Marvin Säuberlich, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Jörg Schuchardt, René Berhorst, press briefing, MA Lighting Technology, CADLIFE GbR

Happy New Year and Happy New Roundup!

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 1/18/18 9:19 AM   |  2 min read time

Already struggling to keep your design resolutions? We’re here to keep you on track with this month’s technical roundup, a compilation of insightful tips and tricks, helpful webinars, and software updates.  

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Topics: Augmented Reality, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, MAXON, Vectorworks Nomad App, Braceworks, January Tech Roundup, Halo Background Effect, CINEBENCH, Braceworks Webinars

Vectorworks Proudly Sponsors KCACTF Awards for Second Year

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 1/9/18 10:24 AM   |  1 min read time

For the second year in a row, we are proud to sponsor the awards at the annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). From January 9 to March 3, 2018, thousands of talented student artists, from eight regions across the United States, will have the chance to showcase their work. 

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Topics: KCACTF, Spotlight, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Frank Brault, KCACTF Region 1, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Braceworks, Western Connecticut University

Vectorworks Celebrates Spanish Launch with November Events

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 11/21/17 10:57 AM   |  2 min read time

For our Spanish speakers, the wait is over. Vectorworks 2018 is now available in Spanish, which includes Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer, and Fundamentals. This year, we’ve added Braceworks, a structural load analysis add-on module for designers and riggers working on temporary structures. Our Spanish version follows the English version, released in September. In addition to English and Spanish, the following languages will also be offered by spring of 2018: Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Polish, Italian, Norwegian, and Portuguese. 

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Topics: Biplab Sarkar, Jim Woodward, Jorge Matos, TechLimits Informática, Multiple Drawing Views, Direct Section and Elevation editing, #Vectorworks2018, Braceworks, title block customization, Carlos Torrijos, Raul Gomez

Focus on Connection: New Ways to Work Faster and Smarter

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 11/10/17 9:47 AM   |  8 min read time

When it comes to Vectorworks software, we always strive for quality, but for the 2018 latest release, we also wanted to focus on connection.

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Topics: Jeremy Powell, Renderworks, Subdivision Modeling, Dan Monaghan, IFC, Marionette, The Nemetschek Group, Multiple Drawing Views, Rendered panoramas, #Vectorworks2018, Braceworks, connection

See What's New in Vectorworks 2018 with Free, On-Demand Webinars

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 10/27/17 10:06 AM   |  1 min read time

In case you missed it, we launched a webinar series to show you the benefits of Vectorworks 2018 for the architecture, landscape, and entertainment design industries. To learn how the newest release of our software can enhance your modeling process, simplify your workflows, and help you share your design vision, check out these on-demand presentations.

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Topics: Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, BIM, Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Landmark, webinar series, Braceworks

Vectorworks Works with German Beta Testers to Roll Out Braceworks

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 10/23/17 11:33 AM   |  3 min read time

statico Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH is a team of experienced engineers that offers services in the field of static design and the construction of temporary stages, grandstands, LED structures, trade show booths, PA towers, scaffolding constructions, advertising structures, and related special constructions. The company specializes in truss structures as well as temporary constructions made from scaffolding systems or wood.

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Topics: Moritz Staffel, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, Braceworks, statico Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Deersoft GmbH, Stephen Schewe, Eurovision Song Contest, CyberHoist

Tech Roundup: October, Service Pack 1

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 10/19/17 10:09 AM   |  2 min read time

This year’s launch came with several new and superior features, but at Vectorworks we are always looking to improve. Our staff worked hard to address issues presented to us by you, the users, and made the necessary changes in the Vectorworks 2018 Service Pack 1, available now for download. These downloads will update all English-language Vectorworks 2018 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, and Fundamentals) to version SP1.

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Topics: Renderworks, Site Model, Spotlight, Tech Roundup, Landmark, Vectorworks 2018, Rendered panoramas, Designer, Braceworks, October Tech Roundup, Fundamentals, Service Pack 1, Title Block Borders, Title Block Border objects

Celebrating Vectorworks 2018 Across the Globe

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 9/22/17 10:33 AM   |  4 min read time

In celebration of the Vectorworks 2018 launch, our authorized distributors will hold several events throughout the world to introduce designers to the ways this newest version of the software will enhance their modeling processes and simplify their workflows.

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Topics: Biplab Sarkar, Jim Woodward, Nordic Design Day, Robert Anderson, Spotlight, United Kingdom, Vectorworks Architect, Canada, Future of Design, Landmark, Nemetschek Bulgaria, Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Fundamentals, Designer, Braceworks, Monitor Roadshow, Sweden, George Brashnarov

Vectorworks 2018: Say Hello to Enhanced BIM Usability, Design Productivity, Analysis, and More

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 9/12/17 9:26 AM   |  5 min read time

No more teasing, it’s finally here. Today, we released the English-version of Vectorworks 2018 software. Included in the release are Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer, and Fundamentals, as well as our previsualization software, Vision. This year we’ve also introduced, Braceworks, an entertainment rigging analysis add-on module targeted to design, production, and rigging professionals working on temporary entertainment structures.

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Topics: Biplab Sarkar, Building Information Modeling, Jonathan Reeves, Jonathan Reeves Architecture, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Service Select, Vectorworks Spotlight, BIM, Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Fundamentals, Vectorworks Landmark, Multiple Drawing Views, Direct Section and Elevation editing, #Vectorworks2018, Braceworks, Wall modeling, title block customization, Drawings, Video and Blended Screen, Tree survey data, site model contour editing, throw and zoom

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