After its two-year anniversary this past spring, the General Device Type Format (GDTF) is delivering big news. Along with our fellow GDTF founders MA Lighting and Robe lighting, we’re proud to announce that DIN SPEC 15800 officially recognizes the GDTF as an open standard for the entertainment industry worldwide.
By Michael Brightman, Assoc. AIA, M.Arch, founder of Brightman Designs
By now, you’ve likely heard about last week’s announcement regarding Lumion’s LiveSync plug-in that’s available in Vectorworks. I’ve used Lumion — a popular real-time rendering application — for six years, and I’m a trainer by trade. On Thursday, April 11 at 2 p.m. ET, I’ll join Vectorworks Product Marketing Specialist Tony Kostreski PLA ASLA, for a webinar you won’t want to miss.
I think when clients or suppliers walk into our studio at Ann-Marie Powell Gardens, they’re surprised to see so many screens. I can understand why people don’t consider garden design to be an IT-focused profession, but there is no denying that my colleagues and myself are working in Vectorworks most of the time. It’s always open on our Macs. In fact, to ensure accuracy we keep all our schedules, plans, and drawings in Vectorworks files for as long as we can and only export them when the time comes to share information.
Topics: Adrian Slatter, Site Modeling, Tamsin Slatter, Vectorworks, Clip Cube, Vectorworks UK, vectorworks 2019, 2D components for hybrid objects, Ann-Marie Powell Gardens, plant tool, Katarina Ollikainen
Architects, we know how busy you are, so we want to help you be more efficient by helping you switch from SketchUp to Vectorworks.
Our Vectorworks family is full of amazing people who work hard every day. However, making our software and services great isn’t all they do. Gunther Miller, quality assurance manager, was recently featured in Howard Magazine (a publication of The Baltimore Sun Media Group) for donating his time to help local businesses that are reopening after severe flood damage.
Nothing happens in a vacuum, and architecture is no exception. Architectural projects don’t often get to start from scratch — they often deal with existing building conditions, such as a renovation or connection of new construction to an existing structure. And usually the documentation must reflect multi-phase construction, such as design-built construction delivery or traditional design-bid-built with several phases.
Topics: Architecture, Vectorworks, 2D workflows, IFC export, multi-phase construction, design-bid-built, demolition plans, phased construction plans, design-built construction, BIM workflow, layers and classes, object libraries, views and viewports
Vectorworks is growing, and we are delighted to announce the formation of a new Vectorworks office in the UK.
It’s hard to believe our 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit is less than six weeks away. We are pleased to announce the addition of seven new speakers for the Summit, to be held Monday, September 18 to Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.
Topics: 3Dconnexion, Allied Works Architecture, Architecture, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Entertainment, RTN Showsupport, Tamsin Slatter, Vectorworks, 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit, Bluebeam Inc, Brad Cloepfil, Canon U.S.A, Design Software Solutions, Landscape, Marionette, Paul Beaty-Pownall, PWP Landscape Architecture, Remco Teunissen, Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Design Summit, Vectorworks Landmark, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Daniel Irvine, Jean Dieres Monplaisir, SCIA Inc., Adam Greenspan, HP Inc., IttenBrechbuhl, Marc Pancera, Principle Architecture, Solibri LLC, bpr architects ltd
We’ve already covered all the great training and networking opportunities you’ll get during the 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit, on September 18 – 20 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, but what about after hours? They call it Charm City for a reason. With a thriving culture of its own, our host city, Baltimore, has something for everyone.
Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, Vectorworks, 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit, Baltimore, Camden Yards, Inner Harbor, Landscape, Vectorworks Design Summit, Federal Hill, Fell's Point, Wicked History Pub Tour, National Bohemian Beer, Fort McHenry, National Aquarium, Charm City, Heavy Seas Alehouse, Francis Scott Key, Baltimore Orioles, Heavy Seas Beer, Little Italy, Baltimore Museum of Art, City Lights Cruise
When Michael Todoran, executive producer of the Landscape Architecture Podcast received an email from Braulio Gutierrez, one of his former Ohio State University peers, about software recommendations other than AutoCAD and Adobe Suite, he knew he needed to bring in another expert. Vectorworks’ Product Marketing Manager for the landscape industries, Eric Gilbey, PLA, ASLA, Prof. Member APLD, was ultimately interviewed by Todoran, so his podcast listeners could learn more about our software capabilities, and why it should become Gutierrez’s new preferred software.
Topics: Building Information Modeling, Eric Gilbey, Green Industry, MiniCAD, Parasolid, Resource Manager, site design, Vectorworks, 3D Modeling, BIM, CAD, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Braulio Gutierrez, Land Planning, Landmark software, Landscape Architecture Podcast, The Ohio State University, Michael Todoran
This summer, take a break from the pool and dive into the next five videos of our Remarkable Renderworks tutorial series, created to further develop your design and rendering skills. In these installments, architect and rendering expert Daniel Jansenson of daniel jansenson architect covers textures and how to create sunlight in Renderworks, the fully-integrated feature set in Vectorworks 2017 software. If you missed the first 15 episodes, you can catch up on the videos here.
Topics: Architecture, Hidden Line Rendering, Remarkable Renderworks, rendering, Renderworks, Tech Roundup, textures, Vectorworks, 3D Objects, Daniel Jansenson, Daniel Jansenson Architect, Heliodon tool, Landscape, Vectorworks 2017 software, line renderings, surface hatch