From the Pyramids at Giza to the Eiffel Tower, architects have always strived to make their mark on the world. And as the technological ability of these designers has increased, so too has the scale of the architecture that they leave behind. However, this presents a unique problem: If every architect is working to create distinctive structures, what makes a building truly iconic?
An English version of SimTread 2, a pedestrian simulation program, is now available as a plug-in exclusively for Vectorworks 2014 software. Developed through a partnership between A&A Co. Ltd., Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, and Takenaka Corporation, SimTread lets you simulate and analyze crowd movement and plan evacuations using tools that integrate into projects you’ve already designed. The plug-in works for both Mac and Windows.
If you’re a Vectorworks® Architect software user, you have amazing technology at your fingertips. Now, author and architect Jonathan Pickup can help you make the most of the program in a newly updated version of one of our most popular training guides, “Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual, Sixth Edition.”
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We are proud to announce that two of our architectural industry specialists will be leading educational sessions at the AIA’s Design DC, the Washington, DC region’s number one show for anyone involved in the architecture industry. The event brings key specialists and decision makers together for networking, education sessions, tours, and more.
We are excited to announce the start of the Creative Minds Monthly Design Competition in the U.S. This “charette style” competition introduces a new concept every month to be answered with any kind of design response—architectural design, product design, landscape design, entertainment design and others. It challenges designers to explore multiple options for documenting and presenting a response to a design concept.
Topics: Education, Jeffrey Ouellette, Nemetschek Scia, Robert Anderson, Rubina Siddiqui, Scia Engineer, Specifiers' Properties information exchange, Vectorworks Architect, William East, BIM, EcoBuild America, SPie