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.

How to Make Better Renderings with Half the Software

Skakki Studio, an event design and visualization studio in Italy, found a solution in Vectorworks. Before switching, they would work with up to 8 different pieces of software to develop stunning renderings. Take a look into their transformed workflow, a before-and-after story with a striking result.

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webinar-image-ent-sept (1)Rendering courtesy of Enzo Appetecchia and Skakki Studio.

Opening Doors with IFC4

In April 2019, Vectorworks achieved IFC4 Reference View 1.2 Export Certification from buildingSMART International (bSI) — the global authority driving transformation of the built asset economy through open, international standards. Here’s what this means for you. 

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The Future Is Here: This “Smart” Street Actually Responds to the Needs of People

McGregor Coxall is a design firm with offices in the U.K., Australia, and China that’s committed to developing sustainable city designs — they’ve been transforming city landscapes into more friendly, cosmopolitan spaces since 1998. For the Smart Design for a Smart Future project, the firm was tasked with somehow modernizing landscapes to meet the needs of an evolving citizenry.

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Rendering of a 21st century street with modular furniture. Image courtesy of McGregor Coxall. 

It’s Time to Get Up to Speed on GDTF

The General Device Type Format (GDTF) made quite an 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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Watch: Big BIM in Practice 

Building Information Modeling (BIM) allows architects to manage large projects more efficiently than ever before. See how in these three case study videos.

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Landscape Architecture is Evolving

The landscape architecture industry, as it moves to standardize BIM workflows, is experiencing a transition not unlike moving from hand drawings to CAD drafting. Here are some takeaways on the ongoing evolution from our Landscape Product Marketing Manager, Eric Gilbey, PLA, ASLA.

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Clean Sweep: How Solent Students Dominate Interior Design Contests

In their final year, students at Solent University submit to the Amara Student Interior Designer Competition, an annual challenge for colleges around the UK. Solent students took 19 of the 21 placements, including first, second, and third. We spoke with Lydia Southwell, the Interior Design Decoration Course Leader at Solent, to learn how these students are so successful.

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Bali Villa Living Room FINAL copy

A Solent student's work on an interior. Image courtesy of Lydia Southwell.

3 Reasons Why You Need this Real-time Rendering Webinar

Guest author Michael Brightman, Assoc. AIA, M.Arch, founder of Brightman Designs, shared his thoughts on all the new features and time savers built into the Lumion LiveSync plug-in for Vectorworks Landmark.

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ConnectCAD 2020 Hits Entertainment Market

In August 2019, Vectorworks announced its official acquisition of ConnectCAD software, a powerful systems design tool that lets AV professionals lay out signal flows in an easy-to-read format. See what this means for your workflow.

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We’re excited to share more inspiration, appreciation, and celebrations in the new year. And we’re so glad you’re here to experience it with us!

Topics: BIM (Architecture), BIM (Landscape), Production & Lighting Design, Interiors

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