May Tech Roundup: Working from Home with Vectorworks

Posted by Kamica Price on 5/28/20 2:57 PM   |  2 min read time

Our daily workflows can become challenging when we don’t have access to the office server and other major files. If you’re working from home, here are some tips on key Vectorworks features that will keep you working efficiently. All videos are courtesy of François Lévy of François Lévy Architecture + Interiors.

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Topics: COVID-19, BIM (Architecture), Tech Tips and Workflows

From 2D to 3D: One Firm’s Story about Switching to Vectorworks

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 5/7/20 12:25 PM   |  1 min read time

The best way to know that a product is right for you is trying it for yourself. The second-best way is hearing it from someone else.

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Topics: Project Highlight, Tech Tips and Workflows, Production & Lighting Design

What Is Marionette? A Look at Vectorworks' Algorithms-aided Design Tool

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/27/20 11:00 AM   |  4 min read time

If you’re familiar with our Marionette Monday series, you’ve likely seen many posts on all of the fabulous designs Marionette has been a part of producing as well as various tips for using the program. But what exactly is Marionette, what is an Algorithms-Aided Design (AAD) tool, and why is a Vectorworks feature exciting enough to get its own blog series?

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Topics: Tech Tips and Workflows

April Tech Roundup: DWG File Format Collaboration

Posted by Kamica Price on 4/24/20 9:47 AM   |  1 min read time

Successful BIM workflows often require collaboration with other colleagues who use different applications. Vectorworks supports the import of DWG files, so working with AutoCAD and Revit users is no problem, especially for CAD Managers.

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Topics: BIM (Architecture), Tech Tips and Workflows

An Artistic Salute to Vincent Van Gogh

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 3/30/20 11:00 AM   |  3 min read time

Vincent van Gogh, born March 30, 1853, would be 167 years old if he were alive today. The artist has inspired many to create art of their own, including Dutch firm [delacourt][vanbeek], who recently recreated Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat on a courtyard in Zundert, the Netherlands. The brick mosaic now lives outside of the Van Gogh House where Van Gogh was born.

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

Custom Parametric Object: Festoon Strings

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/24/20 10:41 AM   |  1 min read time

This Marionette Monday, we have something special — a custom object for Spotlight users!

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Topics: Tech Tips and Workflows

February Tech Roundup: Getting Started with ConnectCAD 2020

Posted by Kamica Price on 2/20/20 4:51 PM   |  1 min read time

It’s been a few months since we launched ConnectCAD 2020, the signal flow add-on for Spotlight and Designer that allows AV professionals to lay out signal flows in an easy-to-read format. If you’re looking for some help with the new addition, here are some courses to get you started.

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Topics: Tech Tips and Workflows

Why Updating Preferences Makes Design Work Easier

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/6/20 2:22 PM   |  6 min read time

*This article was written by Neil Barman, Architect Product Specialist at Vectorworks Canada.

When a new version of Vectorworks arrives on my computer, even before I get too far into its new or enhanced features, I dive into the Vectorworks Preferences. These preferences control a number of aspects that makes the installation of the new version work for me and feel like it's my design workshop, no matter what file I'm working in.

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Topics: Tech Tips and Workflows

How Modeling and Presentation Qualities Bring Unique Characteristics to Vectorworks

Posted by Guest Author on 1/28/20 9:13 AM   |  8 min read time

*This article originally ran on AECCafe's website

By Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar with support from Vectorworks staff Lauren Meyer, Rubina Siddiqui, Assoc. AIA and Luis Ruiz.

Anyone familiar with Vectorworks knows our business is building design and BIM software solutions that are intuitive, powerful and practical for professionals around the world. It’s the unique and versatile workflows we offer for all phases of design that separate us from other BIM authoring applications. Using best-in-class 3D technology, intuitive data management and unmatched graphical representation, our products provide architecture firms the freedom to model anything while seamlessly documenting and presenting it with the precision and artistic touch they require.

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Topics: Vectorworks Design Summit, Product Launch, BIM (Architecture), Tech Tips and Workflows, News

January Tech Roundup: Two New Ebooks

Posted by Kamica Price on 1/16/20 3:37 PM   |  1 min read time

In our first tech roundup of 2020, check out these two new ebooks to boost your workflow.

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Topics: BIM (Architecture), Tech Tips and Workflows, BIM (Landscape), Production & Lighting Design

Marionette Monday: What Is a Gravity Wall?

Posted by Alex Altieri on 1/13/20 4:18 PM   |  1 min read time
A gravity wall, a type of retaining wall, is commonly used in landscape architecture. Gravity walls may have batter setbacks for improved stability. They can be constructed with segmental blocks, stone masonry, or cast - in - place concrete. Here’s how you can design one with segmental blocks quickly and accurately with our algorithmic modeling tool, Marionette.
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Topics: Tech Tips and Workflows, BIM (Landscape)

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