Nemetschek Scia sponsored a series of BIM seminars in New-York, Boston and Atlanta last week to educate the U.S. structural engineering community on the advantages Structural BIM technology can have on the design process. More than 100 engineers attended the seminars series.
“Structural Building Information Modeling
(BIM) technology is changing helping firms increase their ROI by connect today’s disjointed… Continue
Added by Franco Folini on March 4, 2010 at 12:08pm —
According to an official press release
from Nemetschek NA a selected group of Vectorworks products are now available from the Online Apple Store
. Mac addicts can now enjoy the pleasure of buying directly from Apple paying only $0.95 more than the full list price.… Continue
Added by Franco Folini on February 4, 2010 at 12:30pm —
For those of you new to the concept, the Geographical Information System (GIS) is what site design professionals use to take several layers of information (environment, infrastructure, and cultural aspects) to help make better decisions on land planning.
Nemetschek NA has recently published a technical white paper on processing geographical data with Vectorworks Landmark. This white paper offers specific GIS functionality as well as important steps for preparing and processing… Continue
Added by Franco Folini on February 2, 2010 at 3:00pm —
This past month, Sean Flaherty, CEO of Nemetschek North America, had the opportunity to visit Droste Innenausbau
, a medium-sized interior design and production company in Gelsenkirchen that uses interiorcad — a complete woodworking design and production CAD/CAM software built on Vectorworks. Together with Carlos Lüthy, CEO of ComputerWorks Germany
, Andreas… Continue
Added by Franco Folini on January 26, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Generative Geometry is the new trend in architecture. Stephanie Norton call it "a paradigm shift
". I like the definition of Generative Design by Lars Hesselgren "Generative design is not about designing a building, it's about designing the system that designs a building.
Several options are available to designers who wants to explore the possibilities of generative design, from the experimental visual approach of… Continue
Added by Franco Folini on January 22, 2010 at 8:58am —
Nemetschek North America is pleased to announce that A&A Co., Ltd., its distribution partner in Japan, has released its localized version of Vectorworks 2010 line of software including: Designer, Architect, Fundamentals, and Renderworks.
"We are proud to release Vectorworks 2010 software with even stronger 3D modeling capability and as a pioneer of design BIM,
" says Kazuko Uchida, CEO of A&A Co., Ltd. "Sean Flaherty's keynote and customer case studies… Continue
Added by Franco Folini on January 15, 2010 at 10:30am —
The Vectorworks guru and trainer Jonathan Pickup
has been featured on the "official" website Planet.Vectorworks
Jonathan, who is also a very active member of our community
has a be-weekly "Jonathan Pickup Corner
" on our front page, is playing an important role in helping more and more designers to become fully productive in using… Continue
Added by Franco Folini on January 8, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Our friends at Celsias
recently published a blog post about the world's largest solar energy building
. It's located in China’s northeastern province of Shandong and it opened in November, 2009. Built in preparation of the… Continue
Added by Franco Folini on January 4, 2010 at 6:30pm —
iSquint.net yesterday January 3, 2010 published an interview with Gregg Hillmar
, VectorWorking member
and the author of the recently updated "Light Plot Deconstructed
", which is a tutorial guide for Vectorworks and developing a light plot with in the software.
The main topic of the interview is "Where is the Industry Heading".
You can read the full… Continue
Added by Franco Folini on January 4, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Kevin Lee Allen, a VectorWorking member (Kevin's profile
), today published a new book review on his blog "Kevin Lee Allen Design Blog
". The reviewed book is the second edition of "A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting
" written by the famous Vectorworks Spotlight expert and… Continue
Added by Franco Folini on December 21, 2009 at 10:30am —
The latest issue of "Vectorworks eDispatch
", volume 93, just came into my e-mail inbox. Among important news and announcements the official Nemetschek NA newsletter talks about our online community and provides a link to us:
"One of our US resellers, Novedge, has created a social network for Vectorworks users. It's called Vectorworking, and in the few short weeks since it's been launched,… Continue
Added by Franco Folini on December 21, 2009 at 8:16am —
Nemetschek NA recently published a very interesting series of "Getting Started
" guides for the different editions of Vectorworks. The Getting Started Guides
are published in PDF and are available as downloads directly from Nemetschek for free. Each guide comes with data set files with all the Vectorworks 2D and 3D models required for the exercises included with the guides.
Getting Started with Vectorworks Architect 2010
-- This step by step… Continue
Added by Franco Folini on December 20, 2009 at 5:28pm —
Stroll by the holiday windows this month at Macy’s in New York city, and you’ll be swept away by their holiday magic.
With over 55 years of experience in this unique industry, Spaeth Design
has made its animatronic holiday windows a tradition for many across North America. For customers such as Saks Fifth Ave and Lord & Taylor, they have been designing and building continuously since 1976!
“With a… Continue
Added by Franco Folini on December 17, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Kazutaka Satoh is a manager of ThermoRender
(a Vectorworks plug-in), a Vectorworks professional, and an architect in Tokyo. Kazutaka Satoh published a report about a recent event held in Tokyo by the local Nemetschek distributor A&A
: "Vectorworks Solution Day '09 Conference
". Nemetschek NA was there with the CEO Sean Flaherty and Project… Continue
Added by Franco Folini on December 17, 2009 at 9:00pm —
magazine published a quick review of Gregg Hillmar's book for Vectorworks Spotlight users "Light Plot Deconstructed
". Gregg Hillmar
is also a member of the VectorWorking community.
"As Shelley notes in his introduction, there are many books that focus on specialized lighting topics, and one such is Light Plot… Continue
Added by Franco Folini on December 16, 2009 at 11:00am —
Vectorworks users won the 1st
prize for the Category Architecture and the 2nd
prize for the Category Landscape at the "Best in 09
" competition organized by the Swiss national television and by Hochparterre Schweiz magazine the best Swiss architectural project. Here is the list of winners:
Added by Franco Folini on December 15, 2009 at 8:00am —
Nemetschek NA has released its second Service Pack for the Vectorworks 2010 product line. This Service Pack addresses numerous stability problems and quality issues
, especially in the areas of wall and component joining, DXF import/export, and the Space tool.
The automatic crash reporting system is continuing to dramatically improve the stability of Vectorworks… Continue
Added by Franco Folini on December 15, 2009 at 7:30am —
, a member of VectorWorking, released a small but important utility for Vectorworks 2008 and up. Dissociate
, that's the name of the utility, let you dissociate dimensions in Vectorworks that are associated to objects.
What does Dissociate do
Dissociate removes existing associations between Objects and their Dimensions, so objects can be deleted or moved without affecting… Continue
Added by Franco Folini on December 10, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Architsosh just published an interview
by Anthony Frausto-Robledo with Viktor Varkonyi, CEO Graphisoft. The focus of the interview is on BIM (Building Information Modeling). If you don't know, Graphisoft has been part of the Nemetschek Group
since 2007 (… Continue
Added by Franco Folini on December 10, 2009 at 8:30am —
If you are a student you qualify to receive a free copy of Vectorworks 2010.
How to get you free license? Create an account on the Nemetschek Student Portal
, provide a Proof of Educational Status and request your free license!
Nemetschek also has a short video to help you to install Vectorworks Student edition. The video is also available… Continue
Added by Franco Folini on December 8, 2009 at 8:30am —