Your 3D Printing Wish is Our Command

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 2/5/16 3:35 PM   |  1 min read time

We've joined forces with German-based 3D comparison platform 3YOURMIND to help you make designs created in Vectorworks 2016 3D-printing ready. As if that isn’t enough, you’ll be happy to hear that the new plugin enabling this additive process is completely free of charge.

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Topics: Architecture, Planet Vectorworks, SSL, 3D printing, 3YOURMIND, partnership, Vectorworks 2016

Hot off the Presses: Vectorworks Essentials and Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manuals

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 2/1/16 12:31 PM   |  1 min read time

We know you’ve been on the edge of your seat in anticipation of the latest editions of the Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual and Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual, and the wait is finally over. Written by expert trainer Jonathan Pickup, who has over 25 years of industry experience and is the author of several Vectorworks training manuals, the eighth editions of each of these manuals are now available in hard copy with accompanying DVDs and are designed to educate readers on how to make the most of Vectorworks 2016 software.

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Topics: Architecture, Education, François Lévy, Lévy Kohlhaas Architecture, resources, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Architect Tutorial Manual, Jonathan Pickup, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual

Inspiration: Organic Design Meets Ergonomic Furniture

Posted by Pete Hicks on 1/26/16 11:42 AM   |  2 min read time

Latin American design firm BarriosEscudero sees every project as an opportunity to combine technology, materials, and fabrication techniques to create structures that prevent wastefulness during construction. To do so, they avoid cookie-cutter solutions and seek out personalized responses to every challenge they face. Interested in seeing what the office has created using this design philosophy? If you’ve visited the Vectorworks 2016 webpage and explored our Subdivision Surfaces feature, you might have already seen one of their projects: the Pabellón Ricchezze.

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Topics: Architecture, medium-density fiberboard, Pabellón Ricchezze, BarriosEscudero, CNC router, Community, FIMAR, inspiration, interior design, International Furniture Fair of Argentina, The Ricchezze Pavilion, Vectorworks 2016

Three Nuggets of Graphical Scripting Wisdom from our Marionette Expert

Posted by Guest Author on 1/22/16 1:51 PM   |  4 min read time

By Sarah Barrett, Marionette Monday Webinar Series Host and Architectural BIM Specialist at Vectorworks, Inc.

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Topics: graphical scripting, Marionette Monday, Planet Vectorworks, Sarah Barett, Scripting, Algorithms, Marionette, #MarionetteMonday, Nodes, Vectorworks 2016

20 Cities in 20 Days: Vectorworks 2016 Tours Germany and Austria

Posted by Hannah Force on 1/20/16 12:51 PM   |  1 min read time

While many of us were gearing up for the New Year, Germany and Austria experienced a tour like no other – if design is your thing, that is. Our Vectorworks distributor, ComputerWorks GmbH, tackled 20 cities with its "Inside Vectorworks 2016" tour, attracting nearly 1,500 attendees and seizing every chance to share our latest software release through group demos, one-on-one sessions, and workshops that touched upon everything from collaborative workflows and 3D planning in landscape architecture to Spotlight training by one of the program's biggest worldwide users PRG, as well as interesting case studies, and quick tips for architectural design success.

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Topics: Architecture, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senft, Education, Judith Jahn, Nikolai Hein, PRG, Richard Diehl Award, Spotlight, University of Sciences Detmold, Vectorworks Architect, Architect, Benno Schmitz, Beuth University, ComputerWorks, Eike Scheps, Inside Vectorworks 2016, Landmark, University of Kassel, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, #Vectorworks2016, video, Yumeng Zhang

Tech Roundup: New Year, New Design Skills

Posted by Pete Hicks on 1/19/16 10:20 AM   |  1 min read time

In this month’s tech roundup, we’re delivering tips on using tools you may be unfamiliar with, as well as info about an upgraded plug-in for Vectorworks software to help make 2016 your most successful year yet.

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Topics: Education, Planet Vectorworks, Renderworks Camera, Spotlight, Tech Roundup, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, 3D Modeling, Foliage 2.0, Foliage plug-in, Landmark, partnership, Vectorworks 2016, Video Screen object

Forget Throwback Thursday, Here Comes Marionette Monday

Posted by Hannah Force on 1/14/16 1:36 PM   |  1 min read time

If Marionette, the new Python-based graphical scripting tool in Vectorworks 2016, has you intrigued but unsure of where to start, then join us for Marionette Monday, a free webinar series that will delve into both the technical and aesthetic design possibilities made available through this feature.

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Topics: Education, graphical scripting, Marionette Monday, Planet Vectorworks, resources, Sarah Barrett, BIM, Community, Marionette, #MarionetteMonday, Vectorworks 2016, webinar

A Student's Graphical Scripting Survival Guide

Posted by Guest Author on 1/8/16 11:38 AM   |  3 min read time

By Helen Garcia-Alton, Entertainment Design Intern at Vectorworks, Inc.

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Topics: Education, Entertainment, For the Love of Design, graphical scripting, Helen Garcia-Alton, intern, internship, Marionette Monday, Planet Vectorworks, resources, Towson University, 3D Modeling, Community, Design and production, Frank Brault, inspiration, Marionette, Theatre Lighting Design, Vectorworks 2016

Top 10 Things That Made Vectorworks Great in 2015

Posted by Hannah Force on 12/30/15 10:00 AM   |  4 min read time

It’s been a monumental year for the design industry, beginning with female architects like Denise Scott Brown receiving the American Institute of Architects' top award, the Gold Medal, along with her husband and partner Robert Venturi. We also witnessed a global commitment toward building a more sustainable world with the European Commission's 2020 Energy Strategy. Then we saw the fulfillment of the "Back to the Future" movie franchise’s prediction that hoverboards would be real.

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Topics: 2020 Energy Strategy, Church Production Magazine, LEVENBETTS, Planet Vectorworks, product reviews, Robert Venturi, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, Architect magazine, Architosh, Benno Schmitz, BIM, BIMobject, Case Study, Denise Scott Brown, ESP Vision, European Commission, #FundMyVision, Hoverboards, inspiration, partnership, The Nemetschek Group, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks Architect 2016, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Vectorworks Design Summit, #Vectorworks2016, #VectorworksDesignSummit

Inspiration: Music to Your Ears and a Delight for the Eyes

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 12/21/15 10:30 AM   |  4 min read time

Whether stirred by their breathtaking, detailed designs or captivated by the harmonious sounds they produce, people are always blown away by the intricately built instruments of Dobson Pipe Organ Builders.

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Topics: Architecture, CameraMatch, Dobson Piper Organ Builders, Merton College, Project Sharing, St. Joseph Abbey, Vectorworks Architect, 3D Modeling, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks Deisgner

Tech Roundup: December 2015

Posted by Pete Hicks on 12/11/15 11:44 AM   |  1 min read time

Since the holiday season is a time of sharing, this month’s Tech Roundup teaches you new ways to collaborate and communicate with your design peers through Project Sharing, a new feature in our 2016 product line. Check out these three introductory videos, and you'll all be working concurrently on the same Vectorworks file before you ring in the New Year.

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Topics: Education, Planet Vectorworks, Project Sharing, resources, Tech Roundup, tech support, @VectorworksHelp, Vectorworks 2016

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