Good news! Vectorworks 2017 Service Pack 5 is available and, with this update, the software is now compatible with macOS 10.13 High Sierra.
Nothing happens in a vacuum, and architecture is no exception. Architectural projects don’t often get to start from scratch — they often deal with existing building conditions, such as a renovation or connection of new construction to an existing structure. And usually the documentation must reflect multi-phase construction, such as design-built construction delivery or traditional design-bid-built with several phases.
Topics: Architecture, Vectorworks, 2D workflows, IFC export, multi-phase construction, design-bid-built, demolition plans, phased construction plans, design-built construction, BIM workflow, layers and classes, object libraries, views and viewports
Regain control of your open BIM projects with the Vectorworks IFC Data Mappings command. Exercise the flexibility to customize data mapping for individual objects and select which objects and data to include in the IFC export.
Topics: Building Information Modeling, Spotlight, Tech Roundup, Vectorworks Service Select, Architect, BIM, IFC Data Mapping, IFC export, Landmark, August Tech Roundup, Vectorworks online Help, IFC designation, Designer
We are ‘BIM’ing with pride to announce that the free BIMobject App is now integrated into Vectorworks 2017 software. The App manages and downloads native Vectorworks content and easily converts DWG, SKP, and 3DS content into information-rich Vectorworks content. This is done entirely in the background and delivers the same user experience no matter the source data format. Additionally, the app includes over 4,600 objects from more than 260 brands, an unprecedented amount of content for a newly-introduced App. In turn, the manufacturers who support BIMobject with these formats gain immediate access to the Vectorworks user base of up to 650,000 users.
For many architecture students around the world, there is no chapter in their textbooks that describes how to execute a BIM workflow. Much of the information that they receive comes from different sources and can even be contradictory. That’s why Carlo Galatioto, a recent graduate student from the Bern University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland with no experience with in-depth BIM workflows, decided to break the mold, using his final thesis as an opportunity to explore the practical use of BIM.
Topics: Education, Open BIM, Solibri, Solibri Model Checker, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Bern University of Applied Sciences, BIM, Carlos Galatioto, Community, data exchange, IFC, IFC export, inspiration