November Tech Roundup: Guest Tech Tips on Vectorworks 2021

Posted by Kamica Price on 11/19/20 12:30 PM   |  2 min read time

For this month’s roundup, we’re bringing you tips from a well-respected Vectorworks reseller and trainer — Jonathan Reeves of Jonathan Reeves CAD. Read on for tech tips in #Vectorworks2021.

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Topics: Product Launch, BIM (Architecture), Tech Tips and Workflows

October Tech Roundup: 2 Videos on Vectorworks 2021 Features

Posted by Kamica Price on 10/23/20 2:00 PM   |  2 min read time

In this month’s tech roundup, check out these #Vectorworks2021 features that you can customize to fit your workflow.

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Topics: Product Launch, Tech Tips and Workflows

Image-based Triangulated Panels with Marionette

Posted by Alex Altieri on 9/28/20 2:59 PM   |  2 min read time

We’re back with another Marionette Monday!

In the past, we’ve shared a lot of custom scripts and networks that do a whole lot of different things (this gravity retaining wall design, this 2D to massing model automation, and this building story automation to name a few!) This time, we have a script that generates some unique geometry patterns. This network transforms an image into a triangulated panel by reading the image’s data for each pixel, then averaging colors per triangle.

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Topics: Tech Tips and Workflows

September Tech Roundup: Vectorworks 2021 New Features

Posted by Kamica Price on 9/24/20 3:00 PM   |  1 min read time

Another month brings another Tech Roundup. This time, with fresh new features from the newly released #Vectorworks2021 – check them out.

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Topics: Product Launch, Tech Tips and Workflows

August Tech Roundup: The Best of Vectorworks 2020

Posted by Kamica Price on 8/27/20 3:56 PM   |  2 min read time

The end of August signals a new software release around the corner, but this doesn’t mean we say goodbye to Vectorworks 2020. In fact, the power of our current version and its usability are key reasons to still talk about the benefits of its features, so you can make the most of your design time with Vectorworks. Here’s a look back at the best tech tips from Vectorworks 2020.

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Topics: Product Launch, BIM (Architecture), Partner Products, Tech Tips and Workflows, Production & Lighting Design

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   |  2 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   |  2 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

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