Tech Roundup: May 2016

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 5/20/16 12:45 PM   |  1 min read time

Scale up your design skills with two new video tutorials in this month’s Tech Roundup.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, Tech Tips and Workflows, Production & Lighting Design

Earn Credits While Embracing the Environment

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 5/5/16 9:52 AM   |  1 min read time

Spring is here, and it’s time to embrace the great outdoors, as well as learn how your designs can benefit from integrating interior and exterior spaces. Grow your knowledge and earn some Continuing Education credits with Architect magazine’s recent article, “Merging Architecture and Landscape Designs.”

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

Tech Roundup: April 2016

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 4/22/16 9:48 AM   |  2 min read time

In this month’s Tech Roundup, we’re going back to basics. Whether you’re a Vectorworks software expert looking to refresh your knowledge of core skills or if you’re new to the program and are still learning how to navigate the different functions, this month’s new crop of tutorial videos will help guide you through key fundamentals. The lessons in these videos apply to entire suite of Vectorworks software and are compatible with Vectorworks 2014, 2015, and 2016.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, Tech Tips and Workflows, News

Get Your BIM On: BIMobject Now Hosts Vectorworks Content

Posted by Pete Hicks on 4/21/16 9:11 AM   |  1 min read time

BIMobject, the free repository of manufacturer-specific BIM objects, is now home to Vectorworks symbols, allowing you to develop, communicate, analyze, and add value to your design process. This development arose out of a partnership between Vectorworks and BIMobject, one of Europe’s largest and fastest-growing digital content management systems, after the two companies joined forces in an effort to better meet the needs of the AEC industry.

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Topics: Resources, BIM (Architecture), Partner Products, News

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: Academic, Resources, BIM (Architecture), News

Earn AIA LUs with a Journey Through Time

Posted by Pete Hicks on 3/28/16 10:49 AM   |  2 min read time

We’ve already taken you through the post-WWII era of Atomic architecture, but one burning question remains: with civilization no longer teetering on the brink of nuclear Armageddon, what happens to design? To help find an answer, Art in Architecture webinar series host Steve Alden, AIA, is continuing his exploration of the past with two new episodes airing April 5 and May 10 at 2:00 p.m. ET, each worth 1 AIA LU.

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

Frankly Speaking: 7 Design Lessons for a Lifetime of Success

Posted by Guest Author on 3/17/16 11:21 AM   |  6 min read time

By Frank Brault, Industry Product Specialist at Vectorworks, Inc. 

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

Tech Roundup: March 2016

Posted by Pete Hicks on 3/15/16 10:10 AM   |  1 min read time

We’re talking about tools for the designer on the move in this month’s Tech Roundup. Check out the following videos to explore how you can make the most of your software even when you’re not at your desk.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, Tech Tips and Workflows

Tech Roundup: February 2016

Posted by Pete Hicks on 2/19/16 11:32 AM   |  2 min read time

We’re brushing up on the basics this month. Whether you’re an experienced designer or are just getting used to our software, this series of video tutorials provides a refresher on the program's main functionalities and reviews changes specific to Vectorworks 2016.

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Topics: Academic, Resources

Hot off the Presses: Vectorworks Essentials and Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manuals

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 2/1/16 12:31 PM   |  1 min read time

We know you’ve been on the edge of your seat in anticipation of the latest editions of the Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual and Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual, and the wait is finally over. Written by expert trainer Jonathan Pickup, who has over 25 years of industry experience and is the author of several Vectorworks training manuals, the eighth editions of each of these manuals are now available in hard copy with accompanying DVDs and are designed to educate readers on how to make the most of Vectorworks 2016 software.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, BIM (Architecture)

Seeing is Believing When it Comes to BIM Workflows

Posted by Pete Hicks on 1/15/16 1:24 PM   |  1 min read time

If you’re thinking about implementing a BIM workflow or making BIM a more integral part of your design process, then there is plenty of information out there to help. However, if you're looking to go beyond the concepts behind BIM and see it in action for yourself, pick up a copy of Innovative Vectorworks BIM. This collection of detailed, illustrated case studies showcases projects from the United Kingdom paired with an introduction to BIM modeling to help you reimagine your workflows.

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

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