June Webinars: 3D BIM, GDTF, and Water Efficiency

Posted by Carter Hartong on 6/27/22 9:00 AM   |  3 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.

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Topics: Resources, Tech Tips and Workflows

How to Switch to Vectorworks Fundamentals

Posted by Carter Hartong on 6/17/22 9:30 AM   |  4 min read time

Vectorworks Fundamentals gives you the freedom to imagine, design, and document all your design ideas. 

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Topics: Resources

Breaking Down the Vectorworks UI for Beginners

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/24/22 1:56 PM   |  9 min read time

Wondering how to navigate Vectorworks software’s robust user interface?

As a truly all-in-one software, there are a lot of tools and features to ensure you have everything you might need in your workflow. But what about if you just downloaded Vectorworks and are unsure where to begin?

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April Webinars: 3D Modeling and Switching to Vectorworks

Posted by Carter Hartong on 4/29/22 9:00 AM   |  3 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.

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Topics: Resources, Tech Tips and Workflows

Class & Layer Setup for Renovation Projects

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/7/22 2:26 PM   |  4 min read time

Modeling and documenting renovation projects differs from new building projects in some key ways.

Since there’s often three distinct phases in a renovation project, you’ll want to visually represent each of them. With Vectorworks Architect, you can visually represent the status of existing, demolition, and new construction with attributes such as line color, line type, fill color, and/or hatches.

There are multiple approaches you could take to managing the visual representation of renovation plans. In this blog, we'll highlight a method based on Vectorworks design layers and classes.

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Topics: Resources, BIM (Architecture), Tech Tips and Workflows

An Overview of Project Sharing in Vectorworks Software

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/31/22 11:00 AM   |  5 min read time

Project Sharing is Vectorworks’ multi-user environment that allows you and your teammates to work on the same file at the same time no matter where you are in the world.

Because Project Sharing is supported in the Vectorworks Cloud, the capability grew in popularity with the COVID-19 pandemic that forced many project teams to work remotely.

This blog will cover a few tips for using Project Sharing successfully. You’ll also find a guide to Project Sharing should you want to dive deeper.

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Topics: Resources

Helpful Vectorworks Landmark Features to Use for Winning Work

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/17/22 12:24 PM   |  4 min read time

There’s no denying that it takes skill to navigate the landscape design/sales process; however, many designers overlook the fact that their software can help with sales!

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Strategies for Designing Towards Net Zero Carbon

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/17/22 3:25 PM   |  6 min read time

Nate Kipnis, FAIA, is a leading activist in the realm of sustainability in architecture. Along with coining the term “High Design, Low Carbon,” Kipnis has taken the front seat in the journey towards carbon neutrality in architecture. Many of his projects with Kipnis Architecture + Planning demonstrate carbon reduction strategies as well as a decades-long commitment to environmental sustainability. This blog covers one of those projects.

In a webinar on Architectural Record, Kipnis discussed the overwhelming impact of the building industry’s rising embodied carbon levels. He made it clear that we’re nearing a crisis-level situation, and he outlined many steps we can take to address it.

Before we get into what architects can do to help, let’s first establish some definitions.

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Topics: Resources, BIM (Architecture)

What You Need to Know about Getting Started with Vectorworks Architect

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/11/22 4:54 PM   |  11 min read time

Looking into switching to Vectorworks Architect? This is the blog for you!

We know there’s a lot to consider when you’re evaluating design software, and so this blog is going to cover Vectorworks’ unique advantages, explore major aspects of the transition process, and offer resources to help you make your decision.

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Topics: Resources

Students, We Have Software for You.

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/8/22 4:15 PM   |  5 min read time

Are you a student looking to make an impact in your field? Are you ready to wow your professors with great design?

We understand that student life can be tough. You’re balancing what seems like a never-ending list of new responsibilities, not to mention that your pockets aren’t exactly overflowing at the moment. So where does one find the time and energy to think about design software?

Let us help you answer that question. In this blog post, we’ll quickly break down and simplify everything available to you as a student from us at Vectorworks!

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Topics: Academic, Resources

Vectorworks Tutorial Series | Documentation

Posted by Carter Hartong on 2/4/22 9:00 AM   |  2 min read time

This tutorial series is a sure-fire way for you to get quick and easy Vectorworks training. With this series, you’ll learn about a wide variety of Vectorworks features and workflows. Last month, we shared training videos on visualization features available in Vectorworks.

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Topics: Resources

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