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

How Vectorworks Is Helping Customers During COVID-19

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/20/20 10:33 AM   |  6 min read time

We’re living in uncertain times, and the culprit is clear—the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the resulting global pandemic have transmuted our standards of work into a shell of what they once were. For many, it’s worse than that.

At Vectorworks, our top priorities are the health and safety of both our employees and our customers. Employees are on full remote status to continue supporting customers.

To that end, this blog post compiles all of our resources related to COVID-19 support for you.

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Topics: Project Sharing, Vectorworks Design Summit, Getting Started Seminar, Hidden Treasures seminar, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Essentials Seminar, IATSE

November Tech Roundup

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 11/29/18 10:04 AM   |  1 min read time

The weather outside may be frightful, but this month’s tech roundup is so delightful! Here’s what we have in store for our users:

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Topics: Project Sharing, Service Pack, Tech Roundup, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Layer and Class Filtering, Multiple Views, Clip Cube Viewport Option

A Look at How to Light the Darkest Season

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 9/21/18 11:44 AM   |  4 min read time

Sun Effects is a design and production company located in Helsinki, Finland that has been in operation for 20 years, mainly working on projects in Europe and Asia. With a specialization in light art and designing scenography for other forms of living art, the firm’s range of expertise includes architectural light art, light art festivals, living art festivals, large scale events, projection mapping, theater, touring, outdoor lighting, exhibitions, museum and installation works, and corporate shows. One project in particular has grown to become a standing partner and an annual Vectorworks design tradition for Sun Effects — an event called Slush.

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Topics: Project Sharing, Sun Effects, record format, Helsinki, Finland, Slush, Miika Riikonen, entrepreneurship

Detmold Students Show How to Make the Most of Nodes with Marionette

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 1/4/18 10:06 AM   |  4 min read time

In the 2017 summer semester, students of the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture developed an exciting project involving sunscreen possibilities for a building façade. The result is five designs created with Marionette, the algorithmic modeling tool natively available in Vectorworks.

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Topics: Markus Graf, Project Sharing, ComputerWorks, Marionette, Jan Philipp Wotschke, Constant Nieuwenhuys, Networked Design, Hans Sachs, Pascal Volz, Marius Hagen, Michael Niemann, Maximilian Pytlik, Philipp Hengstenberg, Shared Towers, Detmold, Nico Günnewich, Kea Stockbrügger

Vectorworks 2017 Now Compatible with macOS High Sierra

Posted by Lisa Lance on 12/7/17 9:30 AM   |  1 min read time

Good news! Vectorworks 2017 Service Pack 5 is available and, with this update, the software is now compatible with macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

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Topics: Project Sharing, Service Pack, IFC export, Vectorworks 2017, macOS High Sierra, macOS 10.13

Workflow Wednesday: How to Make the Most of Project Sharing

Posted by Lisa Lance on 12/6/17 10:11 AM   |  1 min read time

Want to foster greater collaboration and communication within your project team and, at the same time, streamline your project management?  

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Topics: Project Sharing, Vectorworks Architect, BIM, Workflow Wednesday

You Need to See How These Architects Use Vectorworks for BIM

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 12/4/17 11:11 AM   |  1 min read time

If you’re behind on your AEC industry reading, check out Architizer’s recently published article, “Blending New Projects Into Historic London With Vectorworks.”

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Topics: Camera Match, Project Sharing, Richard Garber, Vectorworks Architect, Architizer, Luc Lefebvre, London, Yurky Cross Chartered Architects, Christiaan Briggs, GRO Architects, Michael Cross

Tech Roundup: August 2016

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 8/12/16 11:42 AM   |  1 min read time

#Vectorworks2017 will be released in the coming months. But before you get too excited about launching into our new software, take a minute to refresh your skills with some of the big features released in Vectorworks 2016 with these tutorial playlists.

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Topics: Architecture, Education, Entertainment, Project Sharing, resource, Subdivision Surfaces, Tech Roundup, Tutorial, Landscape, Marionette, #Vectorworks2016, #Vectorworks2017

Say Goodbye to Team Project Stress

Posted by Guest Author on 4/12/16 12:32 PM   |  5 min read time

Working as a team is often an integral part of the design experience, but it doesn't have to be painful. With the new Project Sharing feature (which is part of  Vectorworks 2016, by the way), you can work concurrently on the same file with as many people as you want without worrying about accidentally saving over someone else’s work. See? Painless! Although, we can’t do anything about that one teammate who isn’t pulling their weight. Sorry.

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Topics: Architecture, Education, For the Love of Design, Project Sharing, resources, Rubina Siddiqui, Community, inspiration, Vectorworks 2016, Wes Gardner

2016 Vectorworks Design Summit Spoiler Alert: Keynote, Architecture Tours, and Parties

Posted by Hannah Force on 4/7/16 5:05 PM   |  6 min read time

The cat’s out of the bag that we’re gathering 500 of our closest friends from the architecture, landscape, and entertainment industries in Chicago for the 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit. Our April 25-27 annual conference boasts inspirational keynotes, Continuing Education thought-leadership sessions, and a sneak peek into the future of our software line. There is also one-on-one tech support, product training, as well as many networking opportunities. And while there’s been an aura of mystery surrounding one of the most exciting details of the conference, we’re ready to give you the scoop!

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Topics: 3Dconnexion, Architecture, Architecture and Design Galleries, Art Institute of Chicago, BlueBeam, Expo Happy Hour, Hey Jimmy, Maxon Computer GmbH, Mies van der Rohe, Modelo, OfficeUS, Ping-pong social club, Planet Vectorworks, Project Sharing, Scia, Solibri, Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Office of Architectural Affairs (OOAA), The Windy City, United States Pavilion, XIV Venice Architecture Biennale, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit, Asite Solutions, AV Chicago, Canon U.S.A, Chicago Architecture Foundation, connectCAD Limited, Customer Appreciati, Energos, Escola Técnica Superior d'Arquitectura, ESP Vision, Eva Franch i Gilabert, HP, Impressionism Exhibit, Inc., Marionette, Marionette Science Fair, Notable User, partnership, Princeton University, Pulp Art Surfaces, SPiN, U.S. State Department, Vectorworks Design Summit

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