August Tech Roundup: The Best of Vectorworks 2020

Posted by Kamica Price on 8/27/20 3:56 PM   |  2 min read time

The end of August signals a new software release around the corner, but this doesn’t mean we say goodbye to Vectorworks 2020. In fact, the power of our current version and its usability are key reasons to still talk about the benefits of its features, so you can make the most of your design time with Vectorworks. Here’s a look back at the best tech tips from Vectorworks 2020.

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Topics: Service Pack 3, Tech Roundup, Tech Tips, Vectorworks Spotlight, BIM, data visualization, August Tech Roundup, BIM workflow, GDTF, MVR, List Browser Direct Editing, Vectorworks 2020, Data Manager, IFC referencing, Video Camera object, hardscape alignment, data mapping, data sheets, Enscape, NBS Chorus

Adaptable People Doing Flexible Design

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 8/6/20 1:07 PM   |  5 min read time

If there’s one thing humans are known for, it’s the ability to adapt.

 

Since the surge of COVID-19 in March, millions of lives have been entirely uprooted. Between lockdowns and unemployment, people have been finding creative ways to help each other in any way they can.

 

See how two Vectorworks users Heinle, Wischer und Partner and Eventions Productions have taken the challenges of the pandemic and used their skills to help their communities.

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Topics: Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, customer success story, COVID-19

Shining a Spotlight on Vectorworks for Entertainment Design

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 7/21/20 1:02 PM   |  4 min read time

We know how much time it takes to switch between design platforms; it requires a lot of upfront consideration of your design process as well as some trial and error, something that may take months. That’s why we want to make this as easy as possible. Let us show you all the ways Vectorworks Spotlight can be the design tool you need to enhance your workflow with this handy guide, which provides an in-depth look at Spotlight and its all-in-one design features.

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Topics: DWG drawings, Entertainment, Project Sharing, Vectorworks Spotlight, 3D Modeling, Make the Move

Project Sharing: Globalizing Collaboration in the Entertainment Industry

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 6/24/20 12:15 PM   |  1 min read time

Working remotely in the live event world is inevitable. Whether you’re designing in your hotel room, in the airport, and even at home, you need a reliable way to share your designs with your teams. But, when your software isn’t built to handle a multi-user environment, collaboration is nearly impossible.

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Topics: Entertainment, Vectorworks Spotlight, webinar, online training

Vectorworks Hosts Virtual Trade Show Experience

Posted by Alex Altieri on 6/17/20 3:49 PM   |  2 min read time

In this time of social distancing, it’s a necessary yet sad reality that most of this year’s trade shows have been canceled. We’ve decided to bring the Vectorworks trade show experience to you virtually, so that you can take advantage of the learning opportunities you would have seen at the in-person events.

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Topics: AIA, Architecture, Solibri, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, audiovisual, connectCAD, Conrad Preen, InfoComm, AutoTurn, Lumion, Enscape, events, Revizto, dRofus

From 2D to 3D: One Firm’s Story about Switching to Vectorworks

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 5/7/20 12:25 PM   |  1 min read time

The best way to know that a product is right for you is trying it for yourself. The second-best way is hearing it from someone else.

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Topics: Entertainment, Revit, Sketchup, Success Story, Vectorworks Spotlight, AutoCAD, Case Study, Marionette, Make the Move, Tom Cordory, #DesignWithVectorworks

Introducing Service Pack 3: What It Means for You

Posted by Alex Altieri on 3/18/20 10:47 AM   |  4 min read time

Quality and performance are tremendously important to us. Each year we release a new version of Vectorworks, and each year we release a number of Service Pack updates to supplement the major version change.

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Topics: Service Pack 3, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, BIM, BIM Collaboration Format (BCF), Vectorworks Cloud Services, machine learning, General Device Type Format (GDTF), My Virtual Rig (MVR), Vectorworks 2020, Enscape, NBS Chorus

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

Spellbound: Our Favorite Lighting Designs for Halloween

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 10/31/19 3:31 PM   |  1 min read time

Trick or treat! Unmask the processes used to design these spooky entertainment projects.

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Case Study, entertainment design, Halloween, lighting design, Macbeth, Royal Swedish Opera, Dracula, projection design, Radiance Lightworks

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

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