July Webinars: Kitchen Drawings, Collaborative Tools, & Livestreams

Posted by Carter Hartong on 7/12/21 9:38 AM   |  2 min read time

Maintain accreditation and earn continuing education credits with Vectorworks’ monthly webinars. Whether you are a beginner or experienced designer, you can gain new skills, fine-tune workflows, and discover all you can do with Vectorworks. The more you know, the more you can create with Vectorworks.

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Topics: Events, Tech Tips and Workflows, Production & Lighting Design

June Webinars: BIM, Data-Driven Documentation, & House of Worship Market

Posted by Carter Hartong on 6/10/21 5:24 PM   |  2 min read time

Continue your education and earn accreditation with Vectorworks’ monthly webinars. Whether you are a beginner or experienced designer, you can gain new skills, fine-tune workflows, and discover all you can do with Vectorworks. The more you know, the more you can create with Vectorworks.

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Topics: Tech Tips and Workflows, BIM (Landscape), Production & Lighting Design

How to Create a Virtual Club That Brings Skillsets, Software, and People Together

Posted by Jack O'Grady on 5/11/21 3:30 PM   |  6 min read time

The experience of walking into a nightclub, immersed in a neon wash of pumping music, buzzing conversation, and pulsating lights, might seem impossible to translate into the virtual world of the COVID-19 pandemic. It might, until you experience the fully virtual club Jazz Hutsby and Oli Gorman at Lockdown Visual Systems(LVS) have brought to life.

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Topics: Project Highlight, Production & Lighting Design

Visual Edge: Lighting a Large Event Under COVID-19

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/23/21 11:00 AM   |  5 min read time

“Wow. You guys can do so much.”

Oneka McClellan, once a fashion designer, maintains her eye for glamour in her latest pursuit as co-pastor and creative director for Shoreline City Church in Dallas, Texas, where she and her husband, Earl McClellan, have been growing community since January of 2012.

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Topics: Project Highlight, Production & Lighting Design

The Production Behind the 91st Academy Awards

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/20/21 12:03 PM   |  6 min read time

“No matter what kind of design you’re doing, there’s always some kind of story to be told,” said Amanda Stephens of David Korins Design, the group responsible for the set design on hit productions like Hamilton on Broadway and the 91st Academy Awards.

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Topics: Production & Lighting Design

Exploring Studies of Light on World Theatre Day

Posted by Jack O'Grady on 3/29/21 3:07 PM   |  6 min read time

For long-time lighting designer Joseph Oshry, being away from the theatre is like “being in a sensory deprivation tank.”

But, while the COVID-19 pandemic has kept him away from his creative home, Oshry has found opportunity in adversity by publishing a book on the complex beauty of light.

Studies of Light, released in late December of 2020, feels like a deep, calming breath in this era of anxiety. Filled with stunning pictures from his own productions and everyday moments of lighting serendipity, Oshry’s book dives deep into the different forms and functions light fulfills on both the stage and in our daily lives.

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Topics: Production & Lighting Design

A Switch from AutoCAD for More Efficient Stage Design

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/11/21 1:00 PM   |  4 min read time

Through its 25-year history, Germany’s Megaforce has gone through several evolutions in its CAD practices. At first a traditional event service provider, the firm now specializes in large stage construction and specialized installations, having demonstrated prowess with their latest design tool — Vectorworks Spotlight.

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Topics: Project Highlight, Production & Lighting Design

How Live Legends Created a COVID-Friendly Experience in 4 Steps

Posted by Joselyn Wojtalewicz on 3/9/21 7:40 PM   |  3 min read time

*This article originally appeared on Design Express’ website.

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Topics: Project Highlight, Production & Lighting Design

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

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