Wynne-Williams Associates Moves to Vectorworks Landmark in Leap of Faith

Posted by Guest Author on 7/28/20 11:12 AM   |  6 min read time

This article was originally published on Land8’s website and is written by Cheryl Corson, RLA, ASLA, CPSI.

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Topics: Vectorworks Design Summit, COVID-19, BIM (Architecture), Tech Tips and Workflows, BIM (Landscape)

July Tech Roundup: Switching from SketchUp, Rhino, and Grasshopper

Posted by Kamica Price on 7/24/20 2:22 PM   |  2 min read time

Did you recently switch to Vectorworks from another software and are now wondering where to begin? Look no further. Check out these in-depth courses from Vectorworks University for the best places to start your new workflow journey and to see the benefits now that you've switched.

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Topics: BIM (Architecture), Tech Tips and Workflows

June Tech Roundup: 2 New Courses for ConnectCAD

Posted by Kamica Price on 6/25/20 1:31 PM   |  1 min read time

Since the launch of ConnectCAD 2020, new courses were added to Vectorworks University to make your workflow much easier and efficient. Read on for this month's tech tips.

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Topics: Tech Tips and Workflows

Custom Marionette Script: 2D Polygon to Massing Model

Posted by Alex Altieri on 6/1/20 10:40 AM   |  1 min read time

A common workflow in the early stages of landscape architecture/design is to represent structures with 2D geometry to provide the site with a frame of reference. You’d import 2D GIS shapefiles like roads, topography, and buildings, then maintain the geometry’s data in what Vectorworks calls “records.”

When you're ready to work in 3D, though, manually converting shapefiles to massing models can be time-consuming. What if there were a way to automate it?

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Topics: Tech Tips and Workflows

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

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