6 Steps to Take When Switching to Vectorworks

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/10/21 4:05 PM   |  7 min read time

This blog will serve as your guide for the recommended steps to take when switching to Vectorworks from other design, CAD, and BIM programs.

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Topics: Resources

Why Vectorworks Is the Most Cost-effective Design Software for Architects

Posted by Alex Altieri on 6/8/21 4:59 PM   |  6 min read time

There are many decisions to consider when purchasing design software, the foremost of which is cost.

Software can be expensive, so it’s not a decision people tend to make lightly. Along with toolsets and licensing options, the cost of a software license is top-of-mind for any designer nowadays.  

At Vectorworks, we believe in design freedom and offering choices and flexibility to our customers. And that applies to the ways they can buy Vectorworks products. Let’s look at Vectorworks’ pricing structure, benefits from various licensing options, and how it all stacks up against AutoCAD and Revit. 

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Topics: Resources

March Webinars: Architectural Rendering, Pre-visualization, & Landscape BIM

Posted by Joselyn Wojtalewicz on 3/15/21 5:13 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: Resources, Events

Why BIM Is Taking Over Landscape Architecture

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/8/21 10:44 AM   |  35 min read time

Building information modeling (BIM) has become commonplace in the AEC industry due to its advantages over traditional CAD. It's easy to see that information modeling carries the same benefits for the landscape industries as we already see in the AEC sector.

That's what this blog is about — showing the benefits of a BIM framework within the landscape sector and illustrating that BIM doesn't require a complete reinvention of today's workflows. BIM is an amplification of the design work you already do and is a means to make holistic, informed design decisions earlier in the process.

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

February Tech Roundup and Webinars: Learn from Industry Experts

Posted by Jack O'Grady on 2/25/21 5:00 PM   |  3 min read time

Our February tech roundup has tips from industry and training experts on getting the most out of your workflow, along with a recap of this month’s exciting webinars.

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

Using Curves As Tools for Algorithms-aided Design

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/15/21 11:00 AM   |  2 min read time

This Marionette Monday, we’re sharing a downloadable object that enables smoother designing of complex curved objects.

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Topics: Resources, Tech Tips and Workflows

Tech Roundup: July 2016

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 7/18/16 11:00 AM   |  2 min read time

Dive into this month’s Tech Roundup with two new tutorial videos.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, Tech Tips and Workflows

Plot a New Course: Unconventional Careers for Exceptional Entertainment Designers

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 7/1/16 10:32 AM   |  8 min read time

Whether you're about to make your first foray into the professional world or you just want to shake things up with your career, it's can be challenging to think outside-the-box and discover new opportunities to pursue. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of jobs you might not have even considered yet.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, Production & Lighting Design, News


Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 6/24/16 11:54 AM   |  2 min read time

Delving into the world of graphical scripting with little to no prior experience can be difficult. That’s where The Proving Ground, a data-driven building consultancy firm, comes in to help show you how it’s done with their “Coding your Nodes: Extending Marionette with Python” webinar, worth one AIA LU.

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

Tech Roundup: June 2016

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 6/17/16 11:37 AM   |  3 min read time

Your projects will be picture-perfect after this month’s Tech Roundup focusing on CameraMatch, a plug-in that allows you to easily align your 3D models in Vectorworks software with photographs.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, Tech Tips and Workflows

4 BIM Tools That Make Accessible Design Easy

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 6/16/16 10:40 AM   |  4 min read time

François Lévy, AIA, is on a mission to change the status quo of BIM use. According to Lévy, who is co-founder of Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, BIM is too often employed solely for documentation purposes, and the design capabilities of the process are not realized. We talked with Lévy to highlight four tools to leverage in Vectorworks software that make the job of designing for accessible spaces easier and less prone to error.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, BIM (Architecture), News

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