August Tech Roundup: The Best of Vectorworks 2020

Posted by Kamica Price on 8/27/20 3:56 PM   |  2 min read time

The end of August signals a new software release around the corner, but this doesn’t mean we say goodbye to Vectorworks 2020. In fact, the power of our current version and its usability are key reasons to still talk about the benefits of its features, so you can make the most of your design time with Vectorworks. Here’s a look back at the best tech tips from Vectorworks 2020.

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Topics: Service Pack 3, Tech Roundup, Tech Tips, Vectorworks Spotlight, BIM, data visualization, August Tech Roundup, BIM workflow, GDTF, MVR, List Browser Direct Editing, Vectorworks 2020, Data Manager, IFC referencing, Video Camera object, hardscape alignment, data mapping, data sheets, Enscape, NBS Chorus

May Webinars: Sustainability, Remote Work, and GDTF

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/14/20 12:33 PM   |  2 min read time

Looking for opportunities to upskill with Vectorworks? Tune into one of our FREE industry webinars this month!

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Topics: Project Sharing, sustainability, webinars, BIM, GDTF, MVR

March Tech Roundup: Videos for Vectorworks 2020 Service Pack 3

Posted by Kamica Price on 3/26/20 12:07 PM   |  1 min read time

The latest Vectorworks 2020 Service Pack 3 release introduced performance improvements and new connections to partner applications. Here’s a first-hand look at some of the key updates — the Enscape free beta, GDTF/MVR improvements, and NBS Chorus integration.

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Topics: Service Pack 3, Vectorworks Service Select, BIM, renderings, BIM workflow, March Tech Roundup, GDTF, MVR, Vectorworks 2020, Enscape, NBS Chorus

GDTF: Finding Common Ground for an Efficient Workflow

Posted by Guest Author on 8/21/19 11:40 AM   |  8 min read time

This article originally ran in PLSN Magazine’s August 2019 issue.

Back in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, the digital era of the lighting industry had yet to define a standard for unifying data exchange between fixtures. Every manufacturer had its own proprietary control language and controller for programming their own fixtures.  What that meant for shows back then was a different controller for each type of manufacturer was needed if mixed together in a rig.

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Topics: MA Lighting, GDTF, MVR, Robe, General Device Type Format (GDTF), My Virtual Rig (MVR), DMX

It’s Time to Get Up to Speed on GDTF

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 3/28/19 10:36 AM   |  2 min read time

The General Device Type Format (GDTF) made quite the impression when it was first announced at last year’s Prolight + Sound, and the entertainment industry’s open file format continues to evolve with its latest development: GDTF 1.0.   

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, MA Lighting, Vectorworks Vision, GDTF, Robe lighting, vectorworks 2019, grandMA3, MVR, Fixture Builder, My Virtual Rig, General Device Type Format (GDTF), Vectorworks 2019 Service Pack 3, Vision 2019, Prolight + Sound, GDTF 1.0

GDTF Steals the Show at LDI

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 10/30/18 11:03 AM   |  3 min read time

Imagine a world where lighting fixtures just worked, the first time, every time. During Live Design International (LDI) 2018, we revealed how this can happen. 

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Topics: Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Jeremy Powell, Live Design International, MA Lighting, Josef Valchar, Gerhard Krude, General Device Type Format, Robe lighting, Prolight + Sound 2018, René Berhorst, grandMA3, MVR, Fixture Builder

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