May Tech Roundup: Working from Home with Vectorworks

Posted by Kamica Price on 5/28/20 2:57 PM   |  2 min read time

Our daily workflows can become challenging when we don’t have access to the office server and other major files. If you’re working from home, here are some tips on key Vectorworks features that will keep you working efficiently. All videos are courtesy of François Lévy of François Lévy Architecture + Interiors.

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Topics: Tech Tips, Vectorworks Architect, video, François Lévy, COVID-19, working from home, online training

Architecture Education at Birmingham City University

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/2/20 11:27 AM   |  5 min read time

There’s a real buzz surrounding the School of Architecture and Design at Birmingham City University (BCU) these days. According to BA architecture course leader Victoria Farrow, BCU has become a hub for architectural education worldwide—due to its intimate, hands-on education strategy, close involvement with industry practitioners, and state-of-the-art labs, BCU proves itself to be the best in preparing students for architecture careers.

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Topics: Vectorworks Architect, BIM, Vectorworks Academic Program, Birmingham City University, BIM in Birmingham, Victoria Farrow

How Women Can Thrive in Architecture

Posted by Guest Author on 2/26/20 10:17 AM   |  6 min read time

*This article originally ran on AECCafe's website

By Jane Wilson, Architect and Owner at E. Jane Wilson, Architect

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Topics: Vectorworks Architect, AECCafe, Energos, Heliodon tool, Women in Architecture, Jane Wilson, E. Jane Wilson, Architect

How Modeling and Presentation Qualities Bring Unique Characteristics to Vectorworks

Posted by Guest Author on 1/28/20 9:13 AM   |  8 min read time

*This article originally ran on AECCafe's website

By Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar with support from Vectorworks staff Lauren Meyer, Rubina Siddiqui, Assoc. AIA and Luis Ruiz.

Anyone familiar with Vectorworks knows our business is building design and BIM software solutions that are intuitive, powerful and practical for professionals around the world. It’s the unique and versatile workflows we offer for all phases of design that separate us from other BIM authoring applications. Using best-in-class 3D technology, intuitive data management and unmatched graphical representation, our products provide architecture firms the freedom to model anything while seamlessly documenting and presenting it with the precision and artistic touch they require.

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Topics: Augmented Reality, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, NURBS, Rubina Siddiqui, Site Modeling, Subdivision Modeling, Vectorworks Architect, AECCafe, BIM, Luis Ruiz, Marion Brenner, Marionette, Vectorworks Cloud Services, Vectorworks Design Summit, Norbert Roztocki, Vectorworks 2020, Live Data Visualization, smart object modeling, interactive 360 rendered panoramas, Lauren Meyer, solid modeling, moveart GmbH

January Tech Roundup: Two New Ebooks

Posted by Kamica Price on 1/16/20 3:37 PM   |  1 min read time

In our first tech roundup of 2020, check out these two new ebooks to boost your workflow.

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Topics: plug-ins, Resource Manager, UK, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, BIM, Vectorworks Landmark, BIM Manager, January Tech Roundup, import/export, Moving from AutoCAD, LODS, Hybrid objects, 2D components for hybrid objects, 2D to 3D, ebooks, workflow documents

Your Favorites: Top 9 Posts from 2019

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 12/23/19 3:59 PM   |  3 min read time

As the year comes to a close, we’re looking back on our top stories of 2019. From GDTF to IFC4 to landscape BIM, here’s a roundup of your favorite Planet Vectorworks blog posts.

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Topics: Architecture, AV Industry, buildingSMART International, Eric Gilbey, Landscape Design, rendering, Southampton Solent University, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, Big BIM, BIM, connectCAD, entertainment design, interior design, Landscape Architecture, McGregor Coxall, Vectorworks Landmark, GDTF, Lumion LiveSync, Michael Brightman, Prolight + Sound, Brightman Designs, BIM for Landscape, IFC4, Skakki Studio, Lydia Southwell

Stunning and Sustainable: Designing for Beauty and Resilience

Posted by Alex Altieri on 12/9/19 2:42 PM   |  3 min read time

As part of the organization’s 2030 Commitment, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) encourages its members to design all carbon-neutral buildings by 2030. This means that architects need to start thinking about designing sustainable structures if they haven’t already.

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Topics: AIA, AIA 2030 Commitment, solar animations, sustainability, Vectorworks Architect, Kipnis Architecture + Planning, Nate Kipnis, NextHaus Alliance, Resilient Design

Workflow Wednesday: 3 Guides You'll Wish You Read Sooner

Posted by Alex Altieri on 11/13/19 1:43 PM   |  3 min read time

We’re bringing you some of our newest ebooks that are sure to help you master Vectorworks features.

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Topics: Vectorworks Architect, BCF, BIM, data visualization, IFC, Workflow Wednesday, Styled Objects, ebooks

The Benefits of GIS Workflows with Esri

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 11/8/19 11:06 AM   |  4 min read time

Be at the forefront of insightful design by integrating geographical information system (GIS) data into your BIM workflows and other site design workflows. Our new partnership with Esri will get you there.

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Topics: Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, GIS, Vectorworks Landmark, video, Vectorworks Forum, BIM for Landscape, Vectorworks 2020, Esri, ArcGIS Online, Partnerships

Top 4 Reasons to Register Early for Design Summit

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 10/24/19 12:13 PM   |  2 min read time

Considering attending the 2020 Vectorworks Design Summit? Here are the top four reasons why you should take advantage of our early bird registration:

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Topics: Training, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vectorworks Design Summit, Vectorworks Landmark, video, Antoine Predock, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Basecamp Training

October Tech Roundup: New Videos on Vectorworks 2020 Features

Posted by Kamica Price on 10/17/19 10:55 AM   |  1 min read time

Check out these tech tips on fresh features from the newest version of Vectorworks.

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Topics: Tech Tips, Vectorworks Architect, video, October Tech Roundup, Vectorworks 2020, Vectorworks University, Door and Window Improvements, Walkthrough animations

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