As 2016 is winding down, we’re looking forward to a bright and exciting 2017 and our third annual Vectorworks Design Summit. Taking place from September 18 to 20, 2017, we’re inviting designers from every corner of the world to our home turf – Baltimore, Maryland for a conference all about hands-on, industry-focused training that will help you grow your skills, your business, and your network of connections. It also promises an in-depth look at Vectorworks 2018 software, which is slated to be released in fall of 2017.
The Service Pack 2 update for Vectorworks 2017 was just released, and we’re beaming about the enhanced collaboration workflows it enables. The update includes a variety of general improvements, plus increased interoperability capabilities with Bluebeam Revu software, a PDF creation, editing, and markup software from Bluebeam, Inc., a leading developer of technology solutions for the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries. This improved functionality will appear across the 2017 product line, including Vectorworks® Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, and Designer.
Group projects can inspire a sense of dread in the hearts of even the toughest design students. The idea of compromising your design aesthetic, giving up a little bit of control, or working with someone who doesn’t pull their weight can be terrifying, but overall group projects have an unfair reputation. Some of the best projects come from group work, and it’s likely that you’ll have to work with others throughout your professional career, which means it’s time for an attitude overhaul. So, in the spirit of collaboration, we gathered some advice from both current and recent students on how to make your group projects more successful, and hopefully more enjoyable.
Topics: Academic Community, Architecture, Entertainment, Planet Vectorworks, Rice University, Richard Diehl Award, school project, academic, #FundMyVision, group projects, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, lighting design, University of Maryland, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Webster University
The people have spoken! Our software has taken home two notable awards recently based off of nominations and votes from readers, as well as judging panels. Our Vectorworks Nomad app won Mobile Technology of 2016 at the Cloud Hosting Awards, and the annual Construction Computing Awards honored Vectorworks Architect 2017 with their Editor’s Choice award.
Topics: AEC, Architecture, Cloud Services, Planet Vectorworks, The Hammer, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Service Select, Cloud Hosting, Cloud Hosting Awards, Cloud Hosting Magazine, Construction Computing Awards, David Chadwick, Nomad app, Vectorworks Nomad
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.
Last month, teams spanning borders and times zones raced against the clock for 48 hours to flex their BIM and design muscles through Build Earth Live’s Hyperloop competition. Organized by Asite, the annual competition raises awareness of cloud-based working, international developments in interoperability, and how new technology is revolutionizing construction. With 65 teams made up of 250 designers from 29 countries participating, this year’s event focused on designing termini stations connecting Dubai and Fujairah, which would reduce travel time between the two cities to less than 10 minutes at 10 percent of the cost of conventional high-speed trains. An extra incentive for this year’s teams is that the United Arab Emirate (UAE) government is considering building one of the Hyperloop designs in the near future.
Topics: Architecture, Asite, BIM Unlimited, Dubai, Dubai Future Foundation, Fujairah, Hyperloop One, openBIM, Planet Vectorworks, United Arab Emirates, BIM, BIM Fusion, Build Earth Live, Dubai's Road and Transport Authority, Future Architects, Hyper Poland, Hyperloop, Hypernova, Mobius
Long nights, early mornings — it’s tough being a student sometimes. On top of the large workload, you have to think about the cost of tuition, materials, and all the other odds and ends that accompany college life. That’s why we want the hard work you put into your projects to be worth more than just a good grade, so we’re launching the third annual Vectorworks Design Scholarship. Now your all-nighters can score you up to $10,000 USD, a major resume booster, and free publicity that will get you noticed by potential employers.
Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, Landscape Design, Planet Vectorworks, Architecture student, design student, entertainment design, interior design, Interior Design Student, Landscape, lighting design, Vectorworks Design Scholarship
While much of the world engages in an eternal Apple vs. Android product debate, designers and architects face an even bigger decision when it comes to choosing technology.
Topics: 3D workflows, Android, Architecture, Competitionline, Nemetschek Allplan, Planet Vectorworks, Revit, Rhino, Sketchup, 2D, 2D workflows, 3D, 3D Studio Max, Apple, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, CINEMA 4D, Landscape, Vectorworks 2017
Topics: 3D model, AEC, Architecture, Attracting clients, Augmented Reality, Bringing Buildings to Life, Entertainment, Export web view command, Metal Architecture Magazine, Planet Vectorworks, Vice President of Product Development Steve Johnso, virtual reality technology, 3D information, AR, construction, engineering, Google Cardboard, HTC Vive, Landscape, Mixed Reality, Oculus Rift, Pokémon Go, renderings, Vectorworks 2017 software, Virtual Reality, VR, Web View, Webviewing
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