BIM Optimization with Vectorworks Architect

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/23/22 3:50 PM   |  12 min read time

Last year, you saw a lot from us about implementing and successfully performing building information modeling (BIM) workflows in Vectorworks Architect.

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Topics: Buildings

10 Features That Work Wonders for Scenic Designs

Posted by Carter Hartong on 5/19/22 9:00 AM   |  6 min read time

You have the freedom to create breathtaking scenic elements with Vectorworks Spotlight.

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Topics: Buildings

Stunning, Realistic Renderings Using Textures in Vectorworks

Posted by Carter Hartong on 5/17/22 9:00 AM   |  5 min read time

You’re full of limitless design ideas.

But sometimes, a client may have a hard time understanding your vision for their interior space. This is why communicating your design intent is so important!

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Topics: Buildings

3 Architecture Firms that Harness the Power of BIM

Posted by Carter Hartong on 4/22/22 9:00 AM   |  5 min read time

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has often been referred to as a “single source of truth” for your project. And with Vectorworks Architect's BIM environment, you’re able to freely sketch, model, and document your design ideas with precision. BIM with Vectorworks also allows you to collaborate amongst stakeholders with a heightened level of detail.

For these reasons — and so many more — firms around the world have harnessed the power of BIM in their architectural designs. In this post, we’ll look at three projects to show you why you and your firm should also harness the power of BIM!

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Topics: Buildings

The 5 Best Twinmotion Features for Architects

Posted by Guest Author on 4/20/22 9:00 AM   |  7 min read time

Belinda Ercan is the Twinmotion Product Marketing Manager at Epic Games, a Vectorworks partner. In this blog, she describes the five best features for architects in the Twinmotion real-time rendering engine.

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Topics: Buildings

What is the Renderworks Camera?

Posted by Carter Hartong on 4/14/22 9:00 AM   |  5 min read time

Visualization methods in Vectorworks help bring your ideas to life and help communicate design intent with clients.

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Topics: Buildings

Space Planning and Visualization for Interiors

Posted by Carter Hartong on 4/12/22 9:30 AM   |  2 min read time

In the early phases of your interior design process, you're often thinking about the needs of those who will use a space. Spatial planning and data visualization will allow you to do just that.

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Topics: Buildings

Class & Layer Setup for Renovation Projects

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/7/22 2:26 PM   |  4 min read time

Modeling and documenting renovation projects differs from new building projects in some key ways.

Since there’s often three distinct phases in a renovation project, you’ll want to visually represent each of them. With Vectorworks Architect, you can visually represent the status of existing, demolition, and new construction with attributes such as line color, line type, fill color, and/or hatches.

There are multiple approaches you could take to managing the visual representation of renovation plans. In this blog, we'll highlight a method based on Vectorworks design layers and classes.

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Topics: Buildings

BIM — Too Complex for Smaller Firms?

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/25/22 9:56 AM   |  3 min read time

Some firms avoid BIM methodology because they think it’s a complete overhaul of their established workflows and can be expensive and time consuming to implement. Rob Hollis, AIA, explains in this video interview that BIM doesn’t have to be that complex.

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Topics: Buildings

Why Our Firm Has Used Vectorworks for Nearly 20 Years

Posted by Guest Author on 3/17/22 9:00 AM   |  6 min read time

This blog was written by Greg Upwall of Studio Upwall Architects.

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Topics: Buildings

What’s Biophilic Design & How Can it Inspire Interior Design?

Posted by Carter Hartong on 2/24/22 9:00 AM   |  5 min read time

What's biophilic design?

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Topics: Buildings

How Vectorworks Unique Workflows Lead to Successful BIM

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/18/22 11:00 AM   |  8 min read time

In this article, Vectorworks product marketing director and architect Rubina Siddiqui, assoc. AIA, writes about the unique workflows in Vectorworks Architect that enable successful BIM workflows.

This article initially appeared on AECCafe on May 12, 2020. 

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Topics: Buildings

What You Need to Know about Getting Started with Vectorworks Architect

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/11/22 4:54 PM   |  11 min read time

Looking into switching to Vectorworks Architect? This is the blog for you!

We know there’s a lot to consider when you’re evaluating design software, and so this blog is going to cover Vectorworks’ unique advantages, explore major aspects of the transition process, and offer resources to help you make your decision.

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Topics: Buildings

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