CAD Manager's Guide to Switching: Managing Your Resources

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 10/8/20 1:15 PM   |  3 min read time

In the wake of the launch of Vectorworks 2021, you might be considering making the move to Vectorworks. We’re back with the finale of our three-part blog series for CAD Managers considering the move to Vectorworks. Keep reading to see how we take the benefits of Vectorworks from part one and your imported and/or converted resources from part two and combine these to help you manage your resources and get the most out of Vectorworks, even during your transition time.

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Topics: Production & Lighting Design

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: Product Launch, BIM (Architecture), Partner Products, Tech Tips and Workflows, Production & Lighting Design

Adaptable People Doing Flexible Design

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 8/6/20 1:07 PM   |  5 min read time

If there’s one thing humans are known for, it’s the ability to adapt.

 

Since the surge of COVID-19 in March, millions of lives have been entirely uprooted. Between lockdowns and unemployment, people have been finding creative ways to help each other in any way they can.

 

See how two Vectorworks users Heinle, Wischer und Partner and Eventions Productions have taken the challenges of the pandemic and used their skills to help their communities.

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Topics: COVID-19, BIM (Architecture), Production & Lighting Design

Shining a Spotlight on Vectorworks for Entertainment Design

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 7/21/20 1:02 PM   |  4 min read time

We know how much time it takes to switch between design platforms; it requires a lot of upfront consideration of your design process as well as some trial and error, something that may take months. That’s why we want to make this as easy as possible. Let us show you all the ways Vectorworks Spotlight can be the design tool you need to enhance your workflow with this handy guide, which provides an in-depth look at Spotlight and its all-in-one design features.

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Topics: Production & Lighting Design

CAD Manager’s Guide to Switching: Importing and Converting Resources

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 7/8/20 12:30 PM   |  6 min read time

Are you considering making the move to Vectorworks but haven’t made the jump? Before looking any further, first consider the ways Vectorworks compares with your current software. If you’re using AutoCAD, we’ve made it easy for you with the first installment of this three-part series, CAD Manager's Guide to Switching: Why You Should Make the Move.

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Topics: Production & Lighting Design

Vectorworks Tips Its Cap to Recent Grads, Offers Software Discounts.

Posted by Kamica Price on 6/30/20 10:09 AM   |  3 min read time

These current unprecedented times have flipped the switch for many events—one being graduation season. To help congratulate the class of 2020 for their accomplishments, we’re offering 40 percent off any perpetual license in our software line through our student2PRO program.

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Topics: Production & Lighting Design

Project Sharing: Globalizing Collaboration in the Entertainment Industry

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 6/24/20 12:15 PM   |  1 min read time

Working remotely in the live event world is inevitable. Whether you’re designing in your hotel room, in the airport, and even at home, you need a reliable way to share your designs with your teams. But, when your software isn’t built to handle a multi-user environment, collaboration is nearly impossible.

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Topics: Events, Production & Lighting Design

Vectorworks Hosts Virtual Trade Show Experience

Posted by Alex Altieri on 6/17/20 3:49 PM   |  2 min read time

In this time of social distancing, it’s a necessary yet sad reality that most of this year’s trade shows have been canceled. We’ve decided to bring the Vectorworks trade show experience to you virtually, so that you can take advantage of the learning opportunities you would have seen at the in-person events.

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Topics: Events, BIM (Architecture), Partner Products, Production & Lighting Design

From 2D to 3D: One Firm’s Story about Switching to Vectorworks

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 5/7/20 12:25 PM   |  1 min read time

The best way to know that a product is right for you is trying it for yourself. The second-best way is hearing it from someone else.

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Topics: Project Highlight, Tech Tips and Workflows, Production & Lighting Design

WATCH: Vectorworks Design Summit Virtual Presentations

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 4/23/20 9:52 AM   |  2 min read time

You’ve likely heard that we’ve cancelled our Vectorworks Design Summit due to COVID-19. This decision comes with a heavy heart—but, even though we can’t be together in person, we still believe in the value the event brings to our users.

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Topics: Vectorworks Design Summit, COVID-19, BIM (Architecture), BIM (Landscape), Production & Lighting Design, News

CAD Manager's Guide to Switching: Why You Should Make the Move

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 4/16/20 11:15 AM   |  5 min read time

We get that there’s a lot to consider when switching design platforms. It’s not a decision that comes without first weighing the pros and cons — and there can be many, from 2D/3D and BIM design needs to workflows and collaboration nuances.

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Topics: Production & Lighting Design

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