Monthly Tech Roundup: December 2011

Posted by Theresa Downs on 12/20/11 11:43 AM   |  1 min read time

This month our engineering team has wrapped up a few very important service pack updates. The second Service Pack for the Vectorworks 2012 product line contains a number of fixes, especially in exporting files to DXF/DWG, PDF, and older versions of Vectorworks software. In addition, this Service Pack addresses different issues in the areas of symbols, columns, and wall joins.

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Topics: Planet Vectorworks, resources, Service Pack, Tech Tips, Vectorworks 2011, Vectorworks 2012

Congrats to our CAD Implementation Competition winners!

Posted by Lisa Lance on 6/22/11 2:53 PM   |  1 min read time

Last week (June 13-17), we asked members of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), both online and those attending the 2011 APLD International Design Conference, to share their thoughts regarding either best practices for using CAD or concerns about making the switch from hand drawing to CAD. Participants posted their comments to the Vectorworks-CAD Software LinkedIn group and to the Vectorworks Facebook page. The top three contributors (two from the show and one online) received their choice of software prizes. The winners of our CAD Implementation Competition are:

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Topics: 2011 APLD International Design Conference, Cindy Westbrook, Garden Design Online, Jane Berger, Seasons Garden Design, TLCgardens, Total Environment Inc., Vectorworks 2011, APLD, CAD Implementation Competition, Cheri Stringer, Landmark, Landscape, Vanessa Gardner Nagel, Vectorworks Landmark

CAD Implementation Competition for APLD members

Posted by Lisa Lance on 6/13/11 1:38 PM   |  1 min read time

The 2011 Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) International Design Conference is this week (June 13-17) and we are excited to hold a CAD Implementation Competition for members of APLD. Even if you're not attending the conference this year, you can participate online through our various social media pages. Two winners from the conference and one online participant will receive one of several exciting software prizes!

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Topics: 2011 APLD International Design Conference, LinkedIn, Trex, Vectorworks 2011, APLD, CAD Implementation Competition, Censeo, DeckWorks, Facebook, Include Software, Landmark, Landscape, Vectorworks Landmark

Colin Chauche wins the 2011 iSquint Student Design Competition

Posted by Lisa Lance on 5/19/11 3:47 PM   |  2 min read time
A rendering from Colin Chauche's winning entry.
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Topics: 2011 iSquint Student Design Competition, Entertainment, Light Plot Deconstructed, Lightwright 5, Playhouse on the Square, Renderworks, Spotlight, Steve Shelley, SUNY Fredonia, Vectorworks 2011, Vectorworks Spotlight, Colin Chauche, Field Template SoftSymbols V3, Gregg Hillmar, John McKernon, Justin Lang, Kevin Linzey

Nemetschek Vectorworks supports A&A Co. efforts to assist with reconstruction in Japan

Posted by Lisa Lance on 4/18/11 12:57 PM   |  1 min read time

A&A Co., Ltd. our Japanese distributor, is offering emergency support and services for reconstruction efforts related to the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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Topics: A&A Co. Ltd., Architecture, Stewart Rom, Vectorworks 2011, Community, FastTrack Schedule, Kazuko Uchida, Nemetschek Vectorworks

CAEDRO brings Vectorworks to students in the Dominican Republic

Posted by Lisa Lance on 3/24/11 11:35 AM   |  1 min read time

Our Architecture Industry Specialist, Luis Ruiz, visited the Dominican Republic earlier this month to assist the team at CAEDRO (our distributor in the Caribbean) with their participation in the XIV National Encounter of Schools and Faculties of Architecture (ENEFA) at the Catholic and Technologic University of Cibao (UCATECI) in the city of La Vega Real. The event brought students and teachers together to participate in cultural activities, discussions of architecture themes, and an exhibition of student projects from all 13 schools of architecture in the Dominican Republic. The University of Puerto Rico was also invited to participate.

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Topics: Architecture, Caedro, Irina Angulo, MIT, Ohio University, Parametric Technology Seminar, Ricardo Valdez, Robert Anderson, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Ruben Hernandez, UCATECI, UNIBE, University of Puerto Rico, Vectorworks 2011, BIM, Community, ENEFA, Luis Ruiz

Chris Riebold wins grand prize in Behind the Scenes raffle at USITT

Posted by Lisa Lance on 3/14/11 2:15 PM   |  1 min read time

Congratulations to Chris Riebold, the grand prize winner of the Behind the Scenes raffle at this year’s United States Institute for Theater Technology (USITT) conference! Chris, who works at Charlotte’s Norman Sound & Productions, will receive a professional license of the 2011 version of Vectorworks Spotlight with Renderworks software.

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Topics: Chris Riebold, Entertainment, Jeremy Powell, Light Plot Deconstructed, Long Reach Long Riders, Renderworks, Rick Rudolph, Spotlight, USITT, Vectorworks 2011, Behind the Scenes, Community, Gregg Hillmar, Norman Sound & Productions, The ESTA Foundation

ComputerWorks brings Vectorworks to BAU 2011 in Munich

Posted by Lisa Lance on 1/27/11 11:40 AM   |  1 min read time

Last week, ComputerWorks GmbH, our Vectorworks distributor in Germany, participated in BAU 2011. With approximately 238,000 attendees from 150 countries, BAU is billed as "the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials, Systems", and this year's event was held January 17-22 at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre in Munich, Germany. The themes were sustainability, building for life, research and innovation, and education and training. In addition to product exhibits, BAU included lectures, forums, award presentations, and the official launch of the Archi-World Academy global competition for architecture students.

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Topics: Architecture, Renderworks, Vectorworks 2011, Archi-World Academy, BAU 2011, Carlos Luthy, Community, ComputerWorks GmbH

Vectorworkers present at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

Posted by Lisa Lance on 1/18/11 10:25 AM   |  1 min read time

Theater students and teachers from southwest New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., northern Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio gathered at Towson University in Towson, Maryland, the week of January 10 for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF Region 2, Festival 43). Our very own lighting industry expert and software engineer Kevin Linzey was invited to give a presentation on Vectorworks 2011 and Lightwright 5. Another industry veteran, Kevin Lee Allen, set designer and author of the 2010 and 2011 Vectorworks Spotlight Getting Started Guides, gave presentations on "Vectorworks for Students", "Vectorworks for Faculty", and "Using Visual Metaphor in Design".

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Topics: Entertainment, KCACTF, Lightwright 5, Spotlight, Vectorworks 2011, Vectorworks Spotlight, Avery Brooks, Community, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Kevin Lee Allen, Kevin Linzey

Vectorworks 2011 is now available in Japan

Posted by Lisa Lance on 1/14/11 12:40 PM   |  1 min read time

We are pleased to announce that our Japanese distributor, A&A, has released the localized version of the 2011 award-winning Vectorworks line of design software, including Vectorworks Designer, Architect, Fundamentals and Renderworks.

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Topics: A&A, Planet Vectorworks, Vectorworks 2011, Kazuko Uchida

A&A Solution Days event introduces Vectorworks 2011 to Japan

Posted by Lisa Lance on 12/20/10 11:33 AM   |  1 min read time

On December 2 and 3, A&A, our distributor in Japan, hosted Vectorworks Solution Days 2010 to introduce Vectorworks 2011 to the Japanese market.

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Topics: A&A, Sean Flaherty, SimTread, Studio Half Eye, TEKO Design, Vectorworks 2011, BIM, Junya Ishigami, Kazuko Uchida

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