How to Win $10,000 This Year

Posted by Alex Altieri on 2/14/19 10:24 AM   |  2 min read time

What’s better than getting paid for your hard work? That’s easy: getting paid and showing it off. Starting today, undergraduate student designers and recent graduates are encouraged to submit their best work to the 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship for a chance to win up to $10,000 USD, gain professional recognition, and propel themselves into a bright future of design.

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Topics: Richard Diehl, Richard Diehl Award, Scholarship, Vectorworks Designer, #FundMyVision, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Design Scholarship, Morgan Lindsay Price

With KCACTF, Third Time's the Charm!

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 1/3/19 12:01 PM   |  1 min read time

It’s that time of year again, and the third year that we are sponsoring awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). KCACTF is designed to celebrate college theater in the United States and help students develop their creative and technical skills. Coincidentally, this year marks the 50th anniversary of this national program. 

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Topics: KCACTF, rigging, Vectorworks Designer, Frank Brault, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, lighting design

Happy New Year and Happy New Roundup!

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 1/18/18 9:19 AM   |  2 min read time

Already struggling to keep your design resolutions? We’re here to keep you on track with this month’s technical roundup, a compilation of insightful tips and tricks, helpful webinars, and software updates.  

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Topics: Augmented Reality, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, MAXON, Vectorworks Nomad App, Braceworks, January Tech Roundup, Halo Background Effect, CINEBENCH, Braceworks Webinars

Vectorworks Works with German Beta Testers to Roll Out Braceworks

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 10/23/17 11:33 AM   |  4 min read time

statico Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH is a team of experienced engineers that offers services in the field of static design and the construction of temporary stages, grandstands, LED structures, trade show booths, PA towers, scaffolding constructions, advertising structures, and related special constructions. The company specializes in truss structures as well as temporary constructions made from scaffolding systems or wood.

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Topics: Moritz Staffel, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, Braceworks, statico Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Deersoft GmbH, Stephen Schewe, Eurovision Song Contest, CyberHoist

Vectorworks 2018: Say Hello to Enhanced BIM Usability, Design Productivity, Analysis, and More

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 9/12/17 9:26 AM   |  5 min read time

No more teasing, it’s finally here. Today, we released the English-version of Vectorworks 2018 software. Included in the release are Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer, and Fundamentals, as well as our previsualization software, Vision. This year we’ve also introduced, Braceworks, an entertainment rigging analysis add-on module targeted to design, production, and rigging professionals working on temporary entertainment structures.

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Topics: Biplab Sarkar, Building Information Modeling, Jonathan Reeves, Jonathan Reeves Architecture, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Service Select, Vectorworks Spotlight, BIM, Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Fundamentals, Vectorworks Landmark, Multiple Drawing Views, Direct Section and Elevation editing, #Vectorworks2018, Braceworks, Wall modeling, title block customization, Drawings, Video and Blended Screen, Tree survey data, site model contour editing, throw and zoom

Design Scholarship Winners Announced: Rice University School of Architecture Student Team Wins Grand Prize

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 8/21/17 11:55 AM   |  4 min read time

Now in its third year, our Design Scholarship has continued to help students reach their highest potential by offering nearly $40,000 in prizes for projects that demonstrate the creativity and high-caliber work of the next generation of design professionals.

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Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, Richard Diehl Award, Scholarship, Vectorworks Design Scholarship 2017, Vectorworks Designer, ETH Zürich, interior design, Landscape, Arizona State University, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Dries Pattyn, Filip Staszkiewicz, Kalen McNamara, Peter Markos, Rice University School of Architecture, Sarah Whiting, School of Arts of University College Ghent, Ted Brown, University of Iowa, University of Sheffield, Academia, Alexander Drachenberg, Astrid Stevens, Brecht Scheelen, KASK, National Architectural Accrediting Board, Ningxin Cheng, Paula Wheeler, Sophia Rodermund, Tineke Gol, Trish Thuy Trang Nhan, TU Dresden, UHasselt, University of Antwerp, University of Wuppertal, Design Scholarship, Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applie, Joël Héritier, Totalization

A 100-Year-Old Battle Brought Forward in Time with Vectorworks

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 7/13/17 11:27 AM   |  6 min read time

A monumental milestone was celebrated at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France this spring. On April 9, 2017, a large commemoration was held in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Vimy Ridge battle at the memorial and attended by heads of state and British royalty. The battle of Vimy Ridge was a military engagement fought primarily as part of the Battle of Arras, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the First World War.

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Topics: Entertainment, MiniCAD, Vectorworks Designer, CINEMA 4D, 3D locus points, Amirault 3D, Battle of Arras, Military Museum of Communications and Electronics, Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, Vimy Ridge Battle, Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Create Site Model command, Paul Amirault

Marvel Movies & More with One Lighting Programmer

Posted by Hannah Force on 5/23/17 11:31 AM   |  5 min read time

For Scott Barnes, lighting console programmer and owner of i-light design, the movie “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” is more than a beloved classic from the 80s — it was the catalyst that led to an illustrious career designing 2D plots and 3D models of movie sets. “After I saw ‘ET’ at 10 years old, I realized how fascinated I was with motion pictures,” said Barnes. “I started following filmmakers, got an 8-millimeter movie camera, and began experimenting with filmmaking. Lighting logically followed, and I got my first job offer as a tech guy for a movie with George C. Scott before graduating high school.”

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Topics: 2D Plots, 3D Modeling Maya, 3D models, 8-Millimeter Movie Camera, beta tester, Captain America: Civil War, DWG drawings, Entertainment, Filmmaking, Gaffers, Hog Console, Inception, Lighting Plots, Motion Pictures, previsualization, Production process, Scott Barnes, Set Designers, Star Trek into Darkness, Subdivision Surfaces, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Wisywig, Ant-Man, Cameramen, Construction Crews, Data Visualization in Viewports, Dreamgirls, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, entertainment design, ESP Vision, George C. Scott, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I-Light Design, Iron Man, Lighting Console Programmer, Marvel Movies, Movie Sets, PDF drawings, Previs, previz, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, Vectorworks 2017

Welcoming Our New UAE Distributor

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 5/10/17 9:31 AM   |  2 min read time

Our extended family keeps growing. As part of our belief in helping designers around the world tackle projects across different industries, we’re teaming up with First Star Computer as our new United Arab Emirates (UAE) distributor for Vectorworks software. With the partnership, First Star Computer adds BIM product Vectorworks Architect to its portfolio, along with the rest of the Vectorworks product line, including Landmark, Spotlight, Designer, Fundamentals, and Vision.

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Topics: Architecture, Biplab Sarkar, Entertainment, First Star Computer, infrastructure, Planet Vectorworks, real estate, United Arab Emirates, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, 2D Drafting, 3D Modeling, BIM, construction, design, Houssien Nassr, Landscape, UAE, Vectorworks Fundamentals, Vectorworks Landmark

Vectorworks & Vision 2017 Service Pack 3 Performance Updates

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 3/21/17 11:49 AM   |  4 min read time

As part of our continued dedication to better serve designers, we just released Service Pack 3 for the Vectorworks 2017 software line. The updates include plenty of productivity and performance enhancements to improve your workflows.

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Topics: Architecture, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, DWG, Entertainment, Gaspar Potcnik, Open BIM, previsualization, rendering, Service Pack 3, SP3, VBvisual, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision 2017, 3D, 3D connexion, 3D mouse, BIM, CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, IFC, IFC Data Mapping, Landscape, Uncategorized, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks Landmark

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