Vectorworks’ Brian Nicholson Among First SITES Accredited Group

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 6/21/17 9:22 AM   |  2 min read time

A huge congrats are in order to our Senior Landscape Product Specialist Brian Nicholson for passing the Sustainable SITES Initiative accredited professional exam. Nicholson is among the first group of SITES Accredited Professionals (APs) to pass the exam and receive the resulting designation.

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Topics: GRP, Sustainable Sites Initiative, ASLA, Landscape, LEED, SITES, Brian Nicholson, Green Business Certification Inc., Green Roof Professional, Landmark software, SITES Accredited Professionals, SITES AP, ASLA Annual Meeting, ASLA Colorado

McGregor Coxall to Turn a Landfill into a Safe Landing for Migratory Birds

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 6/13/17 11:38 AM   |  3 min read time

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.

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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

Meet the Vectorworks Design Summit Keynote Speakers

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 6/1/17 12:41 PM   |  4 min read time

With the 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit right around the corner, we are on the edge of our seats with a big announcement. Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar and Brad Cloepfil, AIA, NCARB, founding principal of Allied Works Architecture will do us the honors of being our keynote speakers for the event.

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Topics: Allied Work Architecture, Architecture, Baltimore Marriot Waterfront Hotel, Entertainment, Maryland, New York Museum of Arts and Design, Brad Cloepfil, CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, CEO Keynote, Clyfford Still Museum, Design Keynote, Landscape, National Music Centre of Canada, National Veterans Memorial & Museum, Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Design Summit, Vectorworks software

These Designs Were Made for Walking: SimTread 2.5 Software

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 5/18/17 11:45 AM   |  2 min read time

No one likes a traffic jam. In a vehicle, they’re time consuming and frustrating, but in a pedestrian setting, they’re crowded and loud, not to mention dangerous in the event of an emergency. That’s where SimTread 2.5 pedestrian simulation software can play an instrumental role in helping you optimize plans for functionality and flow.

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Topics: A&A Co., Architecture, campus planning, disaster preparedness, Dr. Takeshi Kimura, Jeremy Powell, municipal planning, pedestrian flow, Planet Vectorworks, plot tracking, public safety, show/select SimTread object command, SimTread, SimTread 2.5, Takenaka Corporation, Waseda University, anti-aliasing, duplicate transfer points, evacuation safety, facilities management, H264 video codec parameters, Landscape, Pedestrian simulation software

Students, Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win $10,000

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 5/15/17 11:23 AM   |  2 min read time

The end of the semester is here, and whether you’re spending your summer at home, interning, or on vacation, take a few minutes to repurpose your projects for a chance to win $10,000 with a Vectorworks Design Scholarship. Closing July 15, all you need to do to be in the running for the scholarship is submit your stellar project and answer just three questions in 150 words or less each.

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Topics: Architecture, Beuth Hochschule für Technick Berlin, Entertainment, Harvard Graduate School, Museum of Contemporary Arts in Bonn, Natasha Polozenko, Stephanie Dudak, University of Pennsylvania, Vectorworks Design Scholarship 2017, Wes Calkin, Benno Schmitz, Carrie: The Musical, Circasia: Engaging the Creeks, Diego Bermudez, Landscape, Philadelphia University, University of Cincinnati, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Welcoming Our New UAE Distributor

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 5/10/17 9:31 AM   |  1 min read time

Our extended family keeps growing. As part of our belief in helping designers around the world tackle projects across different industries, we’re teaming up with First Star Computer as our new United Arab Emirates (UAE) distributor for Vectorworks software. With the partnership, First Star Computer adds BIM product Vectorworks Architect to its portfolio, along with the rest of the Vectorworks product line, including Landmark, Spotlight, Designer, Fundamentals, and Vision.

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Topics: Architecture, Biplab Sarkar, Entertainment, First Star Computer, infrastructure, Planet Vectorworks, real estate, United Arab Emirates, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, 2D Drafting, 3D Modeling, BIM, construction, design, Houssien Nassr, Landscape, UAE, Vectorworks Fundamentals, Vectorworks Landmark

Conquer More with Better Collaboration

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 5/9/17 11:31 AM   |  1 min read time

With the pressure on landscape architects to design for higher sustainability standards, effective teamwork is more crucial than ever. To help you meet these demands, Stephen Schrader, associate landscape architect at Holcombe Norton Partners, Inc., explores case studies that highlight how best to coordinate with civil and architectural plans in the on-demand webinar, “Collaborative Workflows for Landscape Architects,” worth 1 LA CES PDH. You’ll also learn how to use the smart tools available within Vectorworks software to help you increase efficiency and reduce errors in calculations.

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Topics: Stephen Schrader, sustainability, 1 LA CES HSW PDH, Case Studies, collaborative design, Collaborative Workflows for Landscape Architects, continuing education, Continuing Education Credits, Holcombe Norton Partners, HSW, Inspiration Page, LA CES PDH, Landscape, landscape architects, webinar

Tech Roundup: April 2017

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 4/28/17 10:31 AM   |  1 min read time

April’s almost over, so to finish it off strong we’re showering you with some rendering tips to help you plant the seeds of success. This month, we’re covering the next five videos in the Remarkable Renderworks tutorial series led by Daniel Jansenson of daniel jansenson architect. If you missed the first ten episodes, you can catch up on videos 1 through 5 with this post and videos 6 through 10 with this post.

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Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, Remarkable Renderworks, rendering, Renderworks, Tech Roundup, tech support, textures, transparency shaders, Tutorial, @VectorworksHelp, daniel janesenson architect, Daniel Jansenson, displacement settings, Landscape, Uncategorized, video, YouTube

Put 30 Minutes Toward Better Sustainable Design and 1 AIA LU

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 4/20/17 10:21 AM   |  1 min read time

With the increased push for a sustainable built environment, knowing how to best leverage the technology and information available can help designers more easily produce low-impact projects. In the on-demand webinar “Information Modeling’s Role in Sustainable Design Decisions,” Wes Gardner, Assoc. AIA, senior architect specialist at Vectorworks, Inc., explores how building and site information modeling objects and tools facilitate responsible decision-making that can help save the environment and your wallet.

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Topics: AIA, AIA LU, Architecture, low-impact design, site information modeling, Sustainable, sustainable design, BIM, Case Studies, continuing education, Information Modeling’s Role in Sustainable Design, Inspiration Page, Landscape, webinar, Wes Gardner

Vectorworks 2017 is Now Available in Chinese

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 4/10/17 10:02 AM   |  1 min read time

Since the release of Vectorworks 2017 in English last September, we’ve spread the love across the globe with versions in Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Polish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Spanish. To round it off, this month marks the final language release of the Vectorworks 2017 line of products: Chinese.

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Topics: Architecture, Beijing, Cecil Fung, Changsha, Chinese Language Version, Chongqing, Entertainment, Hangzhou, Nanchang, Planet Vectorworks, Shanghai, Vectorworks, BIM, Chengdu, Guangzhou, international, Landscape, Mad Macs Technology Distribution, Ningbo, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks Fundamentals, Wuhan

Treat Yourself to Inspiration, Personalized Tech Support, and Hands-On Training at the Vectorworks Design Summit

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 3/29/17 11:06 AM   |  2 min read time

Everyone needs some time to focus on personal growth — that’s why our 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit is designer focused, to give you time to hone your skills and connect with others in the industry. This year, meet up with us in Charm City (otherwise known as Baltimore, MD) from September 18 to 20, 2017 for industry sessions, tech support, networking events, and inspirational keynotes, plus hands-on training opportunities to improve your company’s bottom line.

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Topics: Architecture, Building Information Modeling, DWG, Entertainment, graphical scripting, Nicole Davison, Steve Shelley, Todd McCurdy, Vectorworks, 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit, 2d to 3d modeling, Arx Pax Labs, BIM, Bryan Goff, Continuing Education Credits, Field Template LLC, Greg Henderson, Grey Leaf Design, Huitt-Zollars, Inc., Landscape, Vectorworks Design Summit

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