Tech Roundup: August 2017, IFC Data Mapping

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 8/30/17 1:40 PM   |  1 min read time

Regain control of your open BIM projects with the Vectorworks IFC Data Mappings command. Exercise the flexibility to customize data mapping for individual objects and select which objects and data to include in the IFC export.   

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Topics: Building Information Modeling, Spotlight, Tech Roundup, Vectorworks Service Select, Architect, BIM, IFC Data Mapping, IFC export, Landmark, August Tech Roundup, Vectorworks online Help, IFC designation, Designer

Vectorworks Wins Big, Takes Home Two Awards

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 11/15/16 11:53 AM   |  2 min read time

The people have spoken! Our software has taken home two notable awards recently based off of nominations and votes from readers, as well as judging panels. Our Vectorworks Nomad app won Mobile Technology of 2016 at the Cloud Hosting Awards, and the annual Construction Computing Awards honored Vectorworks Architect 2017 with their Editor’s Choice award.

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Topics: AEC, Architecture, Cloud Services, Planet Vectorworks, The Hammer, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Service Select, Cloud Hosting, Cloud Hosting Awards, Cloud Hosting Magazine, Construction Computing Awards, David Chadwick, Nomad app, Vectorworks Nomad

Get a Sneak Peek at Vectorworks 2017

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 9/6/16 11:12 AM   |  1 min read time

While you patiently await the upcoming release of #Vectorworks2017, let’s satisfy your curiosity about the exciting new developments coming in our software with this series of videos exploring some of our biggest advancements.

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Topics: Planet Vectorworks, Resource Manager, structural members, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Vectorworks Service Select, BIM, Cloud, Irrigation Tools, Vectorworks Cloud Services, #Vectorworks2017, VGM, Virtual Reality, Web View

Tech Roundup: March 2016

Posted by Pete Hicks on 3/15/16 10:10 AM   |  1 min read time

We’re talking about tools for the designer on the move in this month’s Tech Roundup. Check out the following videos to explore how you can make the most of your software even when you’re not at your desk.

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Topics: Cloud Services, Education, Planet Vectorworks, resources, Tech Roundup, Vectorworks Service Select, Cloud, Vectorworks Nomad, Vectorworks Nomad App, Vectorworks Remote App

Lighting It Up with Our PRG Partnership

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 2/23/16 9:58 AM   |  2 min read time

Global solutions provider Production Resource Group (PRG) stages events around the world, from music tours and corporate events to theme parks and retail stores. And now, thanks to our recent partnership with them, the company that’s on-site to help entertainment professionals execute on their designs is on-hand in your software, too. That’s right, we’re actively developing and implementing new tools and object libraries for PRG in Vectorworks Spotlight software.

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Topics: Biplab Sarkar, Entertainment, PRG, Production Resource Group, Prolyte Truss, Spotlight, Vectorworks Service Select, Götz Bauer, partnership, Vari-Lite, Vectorworks 2016

Vectorworks 2016: New Software, New Look

Posted by Hannah Force on 9/16/15 8:28 AM   |  3 min read time

We’ve had a lot to celebrate this year, including our 30-year anniversary, the inaugural Vectorworks Design Summit, and the opening of our Atlanta office. But 2015 isn’t over yet, and we have two more things to celebrate: today's release of Vectorworks 2016 software and the announcement of our rebrand as Vectorworks, Inc.

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Topics: 2d model, 3D model, Biplab Sarkar, Building Information Modeling, Planet Vectorworks, Renderworks, Sean Flaherty, Spotlight, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Service Select, #VectorworksSummit, 3D Modeling, BIM, Landmark, Nemetschek Vectorworks, The Nemetschek Group, The Vectorworks Design Summit, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks 30-day trial, Vectorworks Architect 2016, Vectorworks Design Summit, Vectorworks Fundamentals, Vectorworks Landmark 2016, Vectorworks Renderworks 2016, Vectorworks Spotlight 2016, #Vectorworks2016

3 Reasons Why the greenscreen Trellis System Symbols Should Be Your Go-To Design Resource

Posted by Guest Author on 12/19/14 11:25 AM   |  3 min read time

By Edwin Espinoza, Landscape Architecture Intern at Nemetschek Vectorworks

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Topics: 3D/hyrbid symbols, Edwin Espinoza, green trellis system, resources, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Service Select, 3D Modeling, Community, greenscreen, Landmark, Landscape, third party partner, Vectorworks Landmark, VSS

Vectorworks 2015 Speeds Past the Competition

Posted by Guest Author on 9/23/14 10:50 AM   |  2 min read time

By Ilianna H. Kwaske, Ph.D., Managing Principal, Office Ron Kwaske, Architect

It is with speed, manipulability, and fluidity that Vectorworks 2015 is no longer just competing in design software, but leading. We have been using the program since 2009 and think that the Vectorworks 2015 software is the flagship release.

No Constraints and Fast

Our reasons for initially purchasing Vectorworks over five years ago were twofold: the program has rich graphic abilities, and it is native to the Mac operating system. While the BIM software we used for eight years was excellent at creating production drawings, it was restrictive in that you had to work within its prescribed workflow. For an office with diverse projects, that was difficult. Furthermore, the construction drawings were just not aesthetically pleasing. Part of the trademark of Office Ron Kwaske, Architect is to strive to make construction drawings as beautiful as our design renderings. Vectorworks allows us to do that.

In addition, Vectorworks has great 2D and 3D modeling capabilities. For our design intensive needs, there are no constraints. Its versatility is critical for a small office like ours — and probably for a large office, too. Between its advanced text tools, 2D vector graphics control, and BIM and 3D modeling capabilities, we can perform three or four critical functions all within the same software package.

Fluid Power to Manipulate

The Vectorworks Graphics Module (VGM) makes it easy to manipulate even complex forms. With the ability to pan, zoom, and walk through a project, Nemetschek Vectorworksʼ engineers have combined the best of Vectorworks modeling and BIM capabilities with a SketchUp-like design interface.

Recently, we used Vectorworks 2015 to produce renderings and schematic design for a new real estate office shown below. Under a very tight schedule (meaning hours, not days), we were able to design, seamlessly bring in components from SketchUpʼs 3D Warehouse, and create two incredible renderings with minimal third-party touch-up (e.g., Photoshop).

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Topics: Architecture, Office Ron Kwaske, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Vectorworks Service Select, 3D Modeling, Architect, BIM, Ilianna H. Kwaske, vectorworks 2015

Transform the World with Vectorworks 2015 Design Software

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 9/16/14 12:01 PM   |  4 min read time

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJnLeidq3RE[/youtube]

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Topics: 3D model, Biplab Sarkar, Building Information Modeling, Open GL, Planet Vectorworks, Renderworks, Sean Flaherty, Sketchup, Vectorworks Service Select, www.vectorworks2015.net, 3D Modeling, BIM, CINEMA 4D, Cloud, Curtain Wall, Nemetschek Vectorworks, vectorworks 2015, Vectorworks Nomad, Vectorworks Remote

Tech Roundup: February 2014

Posted by Lisa Lance on 2/28/14 11:04 AM   |  1 min read time

It's time for another Tech Roundup, and this month we have several new videos for you.

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Topics: Planet Vectorworks, resources, Tech Tips, Vectorworks Service Select, Cloud, connectCAD, Landru Design, third party partner, Vectorworks Cloud Services, Vectorworks Nomad, VideoScreen 4

Vectorworks Nomad 2.5 Offers Integration with Dropbox

Posted by Lisa Lance on 10/17/13 10:45 AM   |  1 min read time

A billion files are uploaded to Dropbox every day, so if you're in the cloud, we'd wager you're one of the 100 million people who use the file-storage solution. And do we have good news for you! Today's release of Vectorworks Nomad 2.5 includes integration with Dropbox, so Vectorworks users can connect their Dropbox accounts to Vectorworks Cloud Services and access Dropbox files from their mobile application. Vectorworks Cloud Services can also now process VWX files that are stored within a Dropbox account and generate PDFs.

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Topics: Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Planet Vectorworks, Vectorworks Service Select, Cloud, Dropbox, Vectorworks Cloud Services, Vectorworks Nomad

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