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.
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
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.
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
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
Birds of a feather flock together is a proverb we’ll soon see in action through urban planning firm McGregor Coxall’s upcoming project, “Bird Airport.” With construction expected to begin in Tianjin, China in late 2017, and slated for completion by 2018, the project aims to decrease the number of endangered bird species by providing a safe place for migrating birds to access shelter and food during their long journey across Asia.
Topics: Adrian McGregor, Architecture, China, Worksheets, 3D Modeling, Architect, BIM, design, Landmark, Landscape, McGregor Coxall, Asia, Bird Airport, bird sanctuary, carbon footprint, East Asian-Australian Flyway, eco-friendly, education center, green infrastructure, journey, migration, Port of Tianjin, recreational nature trails, recycle, site design tools, Vectorworks Landmark software, water habitats, wetland, wetlands, bird life, observation walkway, renewable energy, research center
Since the launch of the 2017 version of Vectorworks software last September, celebrations and learning opportunities continue popping up around the world. Let’s take a quick trip across the globe to see how designers are sharing their excitement about the new tools and features in the latest version of the Vectorworks line of products.
Topics: Biplab Sarkar, Exertis Unlimited, grandMA2, grandMA2 console, Mattias Wreland, Nordic Design Day, Planet Vectorworks, Robert Anderson, Spotlight, Swiss User Day, Sylvia Ivanova, Vision, Andreas Kling, Basem Besada, BIM Design Day, BMV Studio, ComputerWorks, Darick DeHart, Frank Brault, Future of Design, Hugues Tsafak, Landmark, Nemetschek Bulgaria, Niels Nielsen, Spotlight Users Conference, Vectorworks 2017
Topics: Al Maktoum, Architecture, Asite, #BELHyperloop, BIM Unlimited, Dubai, Exertis Unlimited, Fujairah, Gregory Fortune, Irina Angelo, Jonathan Reeves, Martyn Horne, Renderworks, Rodrigo Couto, Rubén Hernández Fontana, Scia Engineer, SimTread, Solibri Model Checker, Takeshi Kimura, Tokyo University of Science, United Arab Emirates, University of Tokyo, Vectorworks Architect, Adoddle, BEL, BIM, Build Earth Live, Cloud, FlowDesigner, GIS, Hyperloop, IFC, Landmark, Synchro 4D, Vectorworks Landmark, Yasin Idris
You asked — we delivered. Vectorworks 2017 software includes more than 100 improvements and new features, over 70 percent of which were driven by designer feedback. From a best-in-industry Resource Manager and innovative irrigation tools to an improved Vectorworks Graphics Module and immersive virtual reality features, our new line of software empowers you to create unmatched experiences like never before.
Topics: 3D label legends, Architecture, Building Information Modeling, cable tools, Chad Hamilton, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Entertainment, Planet Vectorworks, Pults & Associates LLP, Resource Manager, Sholight LLC, Spotlight, Structural Member Objects, Structural Member tool, Tyler Littman, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Vision, webinars, Architect, Barman+Smart Design, BIM, Hamilton + Aitken Architects, Ion Webster, Irrigation Tools, Kellan Vincent, Landmark, Landscape, Neil Barman, Vectorworks 2017, #Vectorworks2017, Vincent Landscapes Inc., Virtual Reality, Web View
Many homeowners lack the outside perspective needed to visualize the full potential of their outdoor spaces, which is where Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) President-elect Danilo Maffei, APLD, PCH, of maffei landscape design, LLC and his 26 years of expertise come in handy. In his day-to-day work, Maffei provides creative direction and design solutions for private, residential, public, and commercial properties, focusing on blending existing and new materials to make the most of any available space. In the Builder and Developer magazine article, “How to Capitalize On Underutilized Landscape Space,” Maffei illustrates that he practices what he preaches through his own project experiences.
Topics: Dr. Oz, Landscape Design, Mehmet Oz, APLD, Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Builder and Developer Magazine, Danilo Maffei, How to Capitalize on Underutilized Landscape Space, Landmark, Landscape, maffei landscape design, Vectorworks Landmark
Explore cutting-edge developments in the world of design with our ongoing, accredited New Technologies webinar series taking place throughout the summer.
Topics: AIA LU, Education, François Lévy, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, New Technologies, Organic Prototyping with the Subdivision Tool, Planet Vectorworks, resources, Stephen Schrader, Tangably, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, 3D scanning, Augmenting Landscape Architect’s Design Workflows, BIM, Community, continuing education, Energos, From Point Cloud to Documentation, Holcombe Norton Partners, Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos, Jacob Dale, LA CES HSW PDH, Landmark, point cloud, Vectorworks 2016, webinar, webinar series
We are thrilled to see the Vectorworks name popping up more and more in the media these days. Between the 2016 Design Summit, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention 2016, and the Rock in Rio Festival, we’ve been busy connecting with our users and making headlines.
Topics: 5+1AA architectures, and Architectural Record, Architecture, Building & Design + Construction magazine, DesignIntelligence, Entertainment, event, Medical Construction & Design, Metal Architecture Construction News, Metropolis, Production Resource Group, rock in rio, Simonetta Cenci, Spotlight, Studio Gray, The Office of James Burnett (OBJ), Vision, AECCafe, Archispeak, Architect magazine, Architizer, Architosh, BIM, Builtr Labs, company news, Design Summit, engineering.com, ESP Vision, John Helm, Kyle Fiddelke, Land8, Landmark, Live Design, partnership, Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal, the American Architects (AIA) Convention 2016, The Construction Specifier, trade shows
Environmental sustainability begins with individual designers using careful calculations to make informed decisions about their projects. And for the full-service landscape architecture team at Holcombe Norton Partners, achieving sustainability certifications for their sites centers around the use of data-rich models and intelligent worksheets.
Topics: site information modeling, Stephen Schrader, Success Story, sustainability, 3D Modeling, BIM, Case Study, Digital Terrain Model, DTM, Holcombe Norton Partners, inspiration, Landmark, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, LEED, SITES
April is a big month for designers, and we’re not saying that just because the 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit is right around the corner. Another reason we’re welcoming April with open arms is because it’s World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM). Established by the American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA), WLAM is dedicated to showcasing how spaces designed by landscape architects around the world affect our daily lives.
Topics: Green Space, National Cherry Blossom Festival, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit, American Society of Landscape Architects, ASLA, D.C., Landmark, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, Washington, WLAM2016, World Landscape Architecture Month 2016
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
While many of us were gearing up for the New Year, Germany and Austria experienced a tour like no other – if design is your thing, that is. Our Vectorworks distributor, ComputerWorks GmbH, tackled 20 cities with its "Inside Vectorworks 2016" tour, attracting nearly 1,500 attendees and seizing every chance to share our latest software release through group demos, one-on-one sessions, and workshops that touched upon everything from collaborative workflows and 3D planning in landscape architecture to Spotlight training by one of the program's biggest worldwide users PRG, as well as interesting case studies, and quick tips for architectural design success.
Topics: Architecture, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senft, Education, Judith Jahn, Nikolai Hein, PRG, Richard Diehl Award, Spotlight, University of Sciences Detmold, Vectorworks Architect, Architect, Benno Schmitz, Beuth University, ComputerWorks, Eike Scheps, Inside Vectorworks 2016, Landmark, University of Kassel, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, #Vectorworks2016, video, Yumeng Zhang
In this month’s tech roundup, we’re delivering tips on using tools you may be unfamiliar with, as well as info about an upgraded plug-in for Vectorworks software to help make 2016 your most successful year yet.
Topics: Education, Planet Vectorworks, Renderworks Camera, Spotlight, Tech Roundup, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, 3D Modeling, Foliage 2.0, Foliage plug-in, Landmark, partnership, Vectorworks 2016, Video Screen object
The concrete jungle of New York City may not seem like a place where you’d find a team of designers dedicated to producing vibrant landscapes, but for Town and Gardens, Ltd., this reversal of expectations isn’t the only way they break the mold. To solve a common disconnect between an imagined design and a practical landscape, Town and Gardens evolved their firm into a design/build practice, collaborating with both construction teams and materials vendors to produce artful and viable solutions that enliven the Manhattan cityscape and beyond.
Are you fluent in 11 languages? By next year, Vectorworks 2016 will be. Continuing with our worldwide rollout of the software, the Spanish and Portuguese versions of Vectorworks Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Renderworks are now available, joining localized-language releases that took place over the past few months in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Norwegian.
Topics: Planet Vectorworks, Portuguese Release, Renderworks, Spanish Release, Spotlight, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, 3D Modeling, Landmark, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks Fundamentals, #Vectorworks2016
Whether you’re attending the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C. this weekend or not, we bet that designing "green" is often on your mind. That’s why we've collected some thoughts from leading architects and landscape architects to inspire you as you incorporate sustainable thinking into your workflow.
Topics: Adele Ashkar, Adrian McGregor, Architecture, François Lévy, Greenbuild 2015, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Case Study, Community, Energos, Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, inspiration, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, Landmark, Landscape, McGregor Coxall, Nate Kipnis, trade shows, Vectorworks 2016