Nemetschek Vectorworks wins "One to Watch" award in the UK

Posted by Lisa Lance on 11/29/12 10:02 AM   |  1 min read time

We're thrilled to announce that Nemetschek Vectorworks was named the winner in the "One to Watch Company" category at this year's Construction Computing Awards. These annual awards, also known as The Hammers, "showcase and reward the technology, tools, and solutions for the effective design, construction, maintenance, and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing, and civil engineering projects of all sizes."

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Topics: Architecture, Jim Tavaré, Steve Race, Vectorworks 2012, BIM, Computers Unlimited, Construction Computing Awards, CRASH: Constructing a Future for Homeless People

Monthly Tech Roundup: September 2012

Posted by Theresa Downs on 9/24/12 10:14 AM   |  1 min read time

With the release of Vectorworks 2013 software, we recommend that users of Vectorworks Cloud Services update their Vectorworks Cloud Services desktop app. Please go to the  Vectorworks Knowledgebase article for the specific links for Windows and Mac operating systems. We also recommend that users update their Vectorworks Cloud Services Nomad app to get the benefits of its latest version. Simply check your portable device for updates.

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Topics: Planet Vectorworks, resources, Tech Tips, Vectorworks 2012, Cloud, Vectorworks 2013, Vectorworks Cloud Services

Lighting designer Colin K. Bills enhances experiences for theatergoers

Posted by Julie McClure on 6/19/12 8:32 AM   |  2 min read time

Since it's not unusual for Washington, DC-based theatrical lighting designer Colin K. Bills to completely change a lighting design at a moment’s notice, he relies on Vectorworks Spotlight software to communicate those changes right away to his electricians.

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Topics: Entertainment, Spotlight, The Washington Post, Vectorworks 2012, Colin K. Bills, Community, Lightwright

ArchiWIZARD plug-in for Vectorworks now available

Posted by Julie McClure on 4/26/12 12:04 PM   |  1 min read time

Designers in France can now produce accurate energy analysis calculations thanks to a new plug-in for Vectorworks software. Developed by French distributor CESYAM and designed to help users comply with a new thermal regulation, RT-2012, the free plug-in exports Vectorworks-created BIM models to ArchiWIZARD, which is a powerful software suite that lets designers evaluate the impact of their architectural choices on the energy performance of buildings (e.g., heat balance, lighting, solar energy production).

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Topics: Architecture, resources, Thierry Beurey, Vectorworks 2012, Vectorworks Architect, ArchiWIZARD, BIM, Cesyam, Vectorworks Plug-in

New Vectorworks Spotlight tutorial offers exciting tips for lighting designers

Posted by Julie McClure on 4/24/12 10:24 AM   |  1 min read time

Ready to embark on a journey through the cutting-edge methods and techniques used to develop engaging lighting plots? Ready to take advantage of everything the Vectorworks Spotlight 2012 software has to offer? Then check out our latest training guide, Light Plot Deconstructed for Vectorworks Spotlight, Fourth Edition.

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Topics: Education, Entertainment, Light Plot Deconstructed Fourth Edition 2012, resources, Spotlight, Vectorworks 2012, Gregg Hillmar

Bruce Krempetz wins the 2012 Behind the Scenes raffle

Posted by Lisa Lance on 4/23/12 10:03 AM   |  1 min read time
Bruce Krempetz, winner of the 2012 Behind the Scenes raffle
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Topics: Entertainment, Long Reach Long Riders, Renderworks, Rick Rudolph, Spotlight, USITT, Vectorworks 2012, Behind the Scenes, Bruce Krempetz, Community, The ESTA Foundation

Nemetschek Vectorworks and MAXON Computer seek entries for 2012 Rendering Competition

Posted by Theresa Downs on 4/18/12 10:31 AM   |  2 min read time

Beginning today, professional and student designers can submit entries to the 2012 Inspired Visions Global Rendering Competition. This annual competition, which is sponsored by Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. and MAXON Computer GmbH, recognizes today’s top architects and designers from around the world, and their abilities to visually render Vectorworks models with Renderworks or CINEMA 4D. Submissions will be accepted from April 18 to August 16, 2012, in the following categories:

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Topics: Alejandro Nogueira, Erik Recke, MAXON Computer, Planet Vectorworks, Renderworks, René Racz, Theresa Downs, Tyler Littman, Vectorworks 2012, CINEMA 4D, Daniel Jansenson, Nemetschek Vectorworks, Nicholas Dunand, Renderworks 2012

Chinese-language version of Vectorworks 2012 is launched!

Posted by Theresa Downs on 4/12/12 1:34 PM   |  1 min read time

It's a happy day for designers in China! They will now be able to use Vectorworks software in their native language. And, this Chinese-language version will include the entire line of Vectorworks 2012 products: Vectorworks Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Renderworks.

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Topics: Biplab Sarkar, Cecil Fung, Planet Vectorworks, Sean Flaherty, Stewart Rom, Vectorworks 2012, BIM, Cloud, Mad Macs Technology Distributions Ltd., Vectorworks Cloud Services

Congrats to Karyn Lawrence, Winner of the 2012 Student Lighting Design Competition!

Posted by Lisa Lance on 4/6/12 11:50 AM   |  1 min read time

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Topics: Education, Entertainment, Karyn Lawrence, Light Plot Deconstructed, Lightwright 5, Spotlight, Stage Directions Magazine, Vectorworks 2012, Entertainment and Lighting Design with Vectorworks, Field Template SoftSymbols V3, Gregg Hillmar,, Student Design Competition, Kevin Lee Allen

Benelux Vectorworks User Days a great success

Posted by Theresa Downs on 3/20/12 10:39 AM   |  1 min read time

Design Express, our Vectorworks distributor for the Benelux countries, had great success recently with its Vectorworks User Days. The events in Utrecht (the Netherlands) and Mechelen (Belgium) attracted over 600 participants.

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Topics: Design Express, Fris in het Landschap, IMOSS, Planet Vectorworks, Vectorworks 2012, Bogdan & Van Broeck, Community, i29, PUUR interieurarchitecten

New Vectorworks Landmark tutorial now available

Posted by Lisa Lance on 3/8/12 11:47 AM   |  1 min read time

We're excited to announce the publication of a new training guide for users of Vectorworks Landmark software: Vectorworks Landmark Tutorial Manual, Third Edition. This manual was written by Jonathan Pickup, a leading Vectorworks trainer from New Zealand, and it has been updated for use with the 2012 version of Vectorworks software.

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Topics: resources, Vectorworks 2012, ArchonCAD, Jonathan Pickup, Landmark, Landscape, Vectorworks Landmark Tutorial Manual

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