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.
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
The landscape architecture industry, as it moves to standardize BIM workflows, is experiencing a transition not unlike moving from hand drawings to CAD drafting.
As a landscape professional, you might ask yourself: What’s the point of trade associations? Why do they exist? Who benefits? Well, look no further, because we have answers.
Topics: Eric Gilbey, NALP, National Association of Landscape Professionals, Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Danilo Maffei, trade shows, Vectorworks Canada, 2019 APLD International Design Conference, Landscape Ontario, Landscape Ontario Congress, Association of Professional Landscapers, GIE+Expo, LANDSCAPES, trade associations
On Monday, July 16, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) brought together hundreds of volunteers for the largest service event in the landscape industry: Renewal and Remembrance. For over 20 years, NALP’s annual Renewal and Remembrance event honors America’s veterans and provides an opportunity for landscape industry leaders to assist in the beautification of the most sacred grounds in the US.
Topics: Eric Gilbey, John Eggleston, NALP, Renewal & Remembrance, Veterans, Arlington National Cemetery, Tyler French, Jeff Buhler, Colonel Jerry Farnsworth, Landscaping, Service event, Tom Shotzbarger, Volunteer work, Priscilla Quackenbush
Every year Vectorworks sponsors the 3D Exterior Landscape Design event at the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC). NCLC is a three-day event where hundreds of students gather to exhibit their skills in landscape and horticulture.
Topics: Eric Gilbey, horticulture, NALP, National Association of Landscape Professionals, Getting Started Guides, Vectorworks Landmark, National Collegiate Landscape Competition, NCLC, Marcus Duck, Tyler Gilson, Michigan State University, Canopy Landscapes, Tony Kostreski
Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) wasn't the only notable site being tended to during this year’s Renewal & Remembrance event. Located next to the Armed Forces Retirement Home, in Washington, D.C., lies the United States Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery, one of the oldest national cemeteries in the country. These ancient grounds are well-known for being a resting place for many Civil War veterans, as well as 14,000 other late soldiers. As a result, maintaining these grounds is an important undertaking, which is why the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) was asked to include this cemetery in its annual Renewal & Remembrance event.
Topics: Eric Gilbey, John Eggleston, NALP, National Association of Landscape Professionals, Renewal & Remembrance, Arlington National Cemetary, Inc., Landscape, Croy's Mowing Ltd., Ecolawn, Emerald Lawn Care, Katharine Kelley, Tyler French, Armed Forces Retirement Home, Fiore Nursery and Landscape Supple, Jon Cundiff, Missy Henriksen, NALP Committee, North Coast Media, Turftenders Landscape Services, Wray Brothers Landscape, Ed Klass, Grasshopper Lawns, United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National
When Michael Todoran, executive producer of the Landscape Architecture Podcast received an email from Braulio Gutierrez, one of his former Ohio State University peers, about software recommendations other than AutoCAD and Adobe Suite, he knew he needed to bring in another expert. Vectorworks’ Product Marketing Manager for the landscape industries, Eric Gilbey, PLA, ASLA, Prof. Member APLD, was ultimately interviewed by Todoran, so his podcast listeners could learn more about our software capabilities, and why it should become Gutierrez’s new preferred software.
Topics: Building Information Modeling, Eric Gilbey, Green Industry, MiniCAD, Parasolid, Resource Manager, site design, Vectorworks, 3D Modeling, BIM, CAD, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Braulio Gutierrez, Land Planning, Landmark software, Landscape Architecture Podcast, The Ohio State University, Michael Todoran
Want to wow your clients and improve your presentations with stunning renderings? Whether you’re new to rendering or looking for techniques to make quicker, easier, and more detailed illustrations, the SITE: VIZ | Site Design Visualization Using Vectorworks webinar gives you the skills to create more realistic, appealing site design visualizations. After just 60 minutes, you'll be equipped to detail to your clients exactly what it’s like to be inside your designs, even down to the furniture.
Whether you're just starting out or you're an experienced professional, networking can feel intimidating. It’s hard enough to introduce yourself to someone new, but then you also have to talk about yourself, make a good impression, and figure out next steps. Thankfully, networking gets easier with practice, but having a few tips doesn’t hurt, either. Here’s some advice on how to connect with potential clients, employers, and peers from some of our very own industry team members.
Topics: AIA, ALSA, Architecture, Edwin Espinoza, Entertainment, Eric Gilbey, LeBron James, networking events, Ruby Siddiqui, Steve Alden, industry events, Landscape, networking, Vectorworks Design Summit
With more than 624 acres of rolling green hills, 8,000 trees, and hundreds of gardens, the Arlington National Cemetery’s serene surroundings pay tribute to the 14,000-plus veterans and their family members who rest there. The Virginia site also provides a sense of peace and comfort to those who come to mourn their lost loved ones. As a result, the maintenance of these grounds is an important undertaking, which is why the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) hosts the annual Renewal and Remembrance service event and why we have graciously participated for the past seven years.
Topics: Aboriculture Industry, aeration, Chairman of Renewal and Remembrance, Eric Gilbey, Got Your 6 Executive Director Bill Rausch, Irrigation, irrigation installation and repairs, John Eggleston, Landscape Design, Landscape Installation, Landscape Management, NALP, National Association of Landscape Professionals, PLA, Planet Vectorworks, Renewal and Remembrance, Renewal and Remembrance NALP Committee, Site Maintenance, Spanish-American War Monumnet, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Veterans, Acting Superintendent of the Arlington National Ce, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington National Cemetery Chaplain Joe Mason, Landscape, landscape and hardscape projects, Lawn Care, NALP President Brett Lemcke, Perennials, phosphorous application, tree cabling and lightning protection, Vectorworks’ product marketing manager – landscape, Weed Man USA’s Phil Fogarty, Wreath-laying ceremony
We may be just two months into the year, but Vectorworks has been no stranger to the media as a company, brand, or software. We started 2016 off on a high note in January with some terrific hits:
Topics: Behind the Scenes Happy Hour, Entertainment, Eric Gilbey, Gmail, LDI, Steve Johnson, AECCafe, BIM, Cloud, Construction Computing magazine, Landmark, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Lighting & Sound America magazine, Nemetschek Group, Topos, vectorworks 2015