Workflow Wednesday: NURBS 101

Posted by Joshua Cooper on 5/1/19 2:20 PM   |  1 min read time

Designers, picture this: you’re working to taper, bulge, and bend a roof from its original form. You find that the roof needs some special tweaking to achieve your vision of a rounded surface. For this kind of free-form design, you might consider a NURBS curve.

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Topics: NURBS, Workflow Wednesday, 3d renderings, Vectorworks 3D, vectorworks 2019, Loft Surface Tool

It’s Time to Get Up to Speed on GDTF

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 3/28/19 10:36 AM   |  3 min read time

The General Device Type Format (GDTF) made quite the impression when it was first announced at last year’s Prolight + Sound, and the entertainment industry’s open file format continues to evolve with its latest development: GDTF 1.0.   

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, MA Lighting, Vectorworks Vision, GDTF, Robe lighting, vectorworks 2019, grandMA3, MVR, Fixture Builder, My Virtual Rig, General Device Type Format (GDTF), Vectorworks 2019 Service Pack 3, Vision 2019, Prolight + Sound, GDTF 1.0

March Tech Roundup: SP3 is Here!

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 3/19/19 11:29 AM   |  4 min read time

This month’s tech roundup is all about our Vectorworks 2019 Service Pack 3! With this release, we’re introducing three new features that greatly improve presentation and visualization capabilities, along with overall workflow between products. Check out what’s new…

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Topics: Cloud Services, SP3, Space objects, Vectorworks Service Select, MA Lighting, GDTF, Robe lighting, vectorworks 2019, macOS Mojave, Lumion LiveSync, Linked Panoramas, 360 rendered panoramas, General Device Type Format (GDTF), Vectorworks 2019 Service Pack 3, Vectorworks Graphics Sync (VGS) API, Lumion, LiveSync plug-in, Michael Brightman, My Virtual Rig (MVR), Vectorworks Spotlight 2019, Vision 2019

In Case You Missed It: 10 Reasons to Upgrade to Vectorworks 2019

Posted by Troy McConnell on 1/4/19 12:19 PM   |  6 min read time

Last year, we launched the latest version of Vectorworks, which offers an abundance of both new and updated features. As a reminder of everything you can find in Vectorworks 2019, here are our 10 reasons to upgrade in the new year.

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Topics: General Device Type Format, vectorworks 2019, Image Effects, Clip Cube Viewport Option, My Virtual Rig, 2D components for hybrid objects, class and layer filtering, instrument numbering command, data tagging, site model surface sculpting, 3D hardscape components

December Tech Roundup

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 12/20/18 11:31 AM   |  1 min read time

We are finishing up 2018 with our last tech round up of the year!

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Topics: Resource Manager, Vectorworks Service Select, December Tech Roundup, Vectorworks Forum, content libraries, Moving from AutoCAD, vectorworks 2019, Techo Bloc, parametric objects

A Garden Designer’s Favorite Tool Isn’t a Spade

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 12/14/18 10:55 AM   |  5 min read time

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.

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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

Here’s What You Missed at the 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit

Posted by Lisa Lance on 11/20/18 10:08 AM   |  2 min read time

Earlier this month, 600+ Vectorworks users from 18 countries met in sunny Arizona for three days of indispensable workshops, inspired design, and improved connections. Attendees had access to 90 hours of training, including AIA and ASLA CEU credits.

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Topics: Biplab Sarkar, 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Antoine Predock, Antoine Predock Architect, vectorworks 2019, Paul Fehlau

Nordic Design Day: What Happens When You Endorse Efficiency

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 10/19/18 9:58 AM   |  2 min read time

This year’s Nordic Design Day took place in Helsinki, Finland on September 28 at the Finlandia Hall, where attendees from interior design, architecture, landscape, and entertainment design gathered to gain insights on the latest technology during this one-day event full of thought leadership, inspiration, and networking. 

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Topics: Nordic Design Day, CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, vectorworks 2019, Finlandia Hall, Hanna-Lisa Mötus, Bright Group, 3 + 1 Architects

Vectorworks Design Day: A Celebration of our UK Office

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 10/11/18 11:46 AM   |  2 min read time

On October 2, over 200 Vectorworks customers, prospects, and partners gathered for Vectorworks Design Day at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London. This event served as the one year anniversary celebration of the Vectorworks UK office opening.

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Topics: Adrian Slatter, Jeremy Powell, Ruby Siddiqui, Solibri, Steve Johnson, Tamsin Slatter, CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Vectorworks UK, BIM Level 2, vectorworks 2019, Cavendish Conference Centre, Ares Landscape Architects, Assael Architecture, Vectorworks Design Day, Ricardo Ares, Ben Lam, Gabriel Zitman, Starbucks Coffee Company UK LTD

Vectorworks 2019 Service Pack 1 Is Now Available for Download

Posted by admin on 10/9/18 3:10 PM   |  1 min read time

Improvements Include Updates to Improve macOS Mojave Compatibility

We have released the first Service Pack (SP1) for the Vectorworks 2019 product line. Among a number of enhancements, Vectorworks 2019 SP1 fixes two major bugs introduced with Apple’s recent release of macOS Mojave. 

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Topics: Service Pack 1, vectorworks 2019, macOS Mojave

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