June Tech Roundup: 2 New Courses for ConnectCAD

Posted by Kamica Price on 6/25/20 1:31 PM   |  1 min read time

Since the launch of ConnectCAD 2020, new courses were added to Vectorworks University to make your workflow much easier and efficient. Read on for this month's tech tips.

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Topics: Tech Tips, connectCAD, InfoComm, June Tech Roundup, Reshape tool, Vectorworks University, ReRoute Tool

Vectorworks Hosts Virtual Trade Show Experience

Posted by Alex Altieri on 6/17/20 3:49 PM   |  2 min read time

In this time of social distancing, it’s a necessary yet sad reality that most of this year’s trade shows have been canceled. We’ve decided to bring the Vectorworks trade show experience to you virtually, so that you can take advantage of the learning opportunities you would have seen at the in-person events.

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Topics: AIA, Architecture, Solibri, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, audiovisual, connectCAD, Conrad Preen, InfoComm, AutoTurn, Lumion, Enscape, events, Revizto, dRofus

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: Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Eric Gilbey, Martyn Horne, Rubina Siddiqui, Spotlight, Vision, Big BIM, BIM, Brandon Eckstorm, connectCAD, Vectorworks Design Summit, Design Summit Keynote, Vectorworks CEO keynote, BIM for Landscape, COVID-19

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

Video: Relive the Magic of LDI 2019

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 12/4/19 12:00 PM   |  1 min read time

Cue the fog machines, lighting, and jumbo screens. There’s no tradeshow like the Live Design International Show (LDI) — with around 14,000 attendees in the Las Vegas Convention center, the show felt like a rock concert. The leading conference for live design professionals from all around the globe, LDI hosts a community working in a wide range of international live and broadcast venues — festivals, corporate events, theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, architainment, and houses of worship. 

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Topics: LDI, Spotlight, Vision, connectCAD, video, Braceworks, number instruments tool, GDTF, General Device Type Format, Live Design International Show

ConnectCAD 2020 Hits Entertainment Market

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/20/19 10:40 AM   |  4 min read time

In August 2019, Vectorworks announced its official acquisition of ConnectCAD software, a powerful systems design tool that lets AV professionals lay out signal flows in an easy-to-read format.

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Topics: AV Industry, connectCAD, Conrad Preen

The Dynamic Software Duo Behind Flying Theaters

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 6/1/18 9:47 AM   |  3 min read time

connectCAD sat down for an interview with Hannes Reisinger, AV systems engineer for Kraftwerk Living Technologies. Headquartered in Wels, Austria, Kraftwerk Living Technologies is one of the leading companies in the field of professional audio-visual system integration. The company uses Vectorworks with connectCAD to design its audiovisual projects, and Hannes shared why he has chosen this combination of software. Here are his remarks.

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Topics: connectCAD, Kraftwerk Living Technologies, Voletarium Flying Theater, InfoComm 2018, Hannes Reisinger

Streamline Your Audio Visual Workflow in 60 Minutes

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 9/21/16 11:03 AM   |  1 min read time

Creating functional designs that balance the wants, needs, and budgets of clients can be a time-consuming process — one that’s further complicated by the complexity of AV projects. Take the first step toward streamlining your design and budget processes and enhancing your collaboration with the “Streamlining Your Audio-Visual Workflow” webinar hosted by Audio-Visual Design Consultant Chuck Walthall of Walthall and Associates.

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Topics: AV Industry, rendering, Renderworks, Spotlight, streamlining your audio-visual workflow, Vectorworks Spotlight, Chuck Walthall, connectCAD, inspiration, Walthall and Associates, webinar

Inspiration: Entertainment Lighting for Enduring Names in Music

Posted by Pete Hicks on 7/8/15 9:41 AM   |  3 min read time

Max Conwell designs lighting for some of the most recognized names in music. But perhaps even more impressive than his list of clients, which includes Morrissey, No Doubt, and Incubus, is Conwell’s dedication to entertainment design technology. “When I started freelancing as a lighting technician, it was the infancy of moving lights and scrolling color changers,” says Conwell, founder of Naked Eye Lighting, a design consultancy in the United Kingdom. Those technologies have since matured, and his current work now incorporates exciting emergent techniques like 3D pixel and video mapping. With an established place at the forefront of the entertainment industry, Conwell’s style continues to evolve as he diversifies his portfolio with work in architectural and television lighting, as well.

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Topics: Entertainment, Max Conwell, Morrissey, Naked Eye Lighting, Spotlight, Case Study, connectCAD, inspiration, Lightwright

Connect Schematics to Layouts in Minutes

Posted by Pete Hicks on 2/13/15 1:36 PM   |  1 min read time

Integrating audiovisual, IT, and other connected systems into your designs requires careful planning and management of various components, cables, and connectors. So when it comes to projects that involve complex installations, visualizing and adapting to changes in project specifications can be tricky and time consuming. That’s where connectCAD can help. With the new 2015 version of this plug-in, Vectorworks software users can easily and efficiently link schematic drawings with physical layout drawings, keeping all components labeled and listed in an integrated design package that adapts to real-world changes as your project progresses.

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Topics: connectCAD 2015, Entertainment, plug-in, resources, schematic drawings, audiovisual, Community, connectCAD, IT, third party partner

Walthall & Associates Makes Southside Baptist Church’s Music Clear and Visuals Sharp

Posted by Julie McClure on 4/30/14 10:57 AM   |  3 min read time

Each Sunday, 5,000+ people in central Georgia gather at Southside Baptist Church’s Warner Robins Campus expecting to hear encouraging messages and enjoy a family atmosphere filled with excitement. But what they can also expect is great worship experience supported by live video projections and amplified audio thanks to Walthall & Associates Inc.

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Topics: Entertainment, Spotlight, Vectorworks Spotlight, Walthall & Associates, Chuck Walthall, Community, connectCAD, Project Highlight, Southside Baptist Church, Warner Robin Campus

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