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  1. jmanganelli

    Vectorworks Architect wanted, late version

    Charlotte, $2200 for the VWA 2018 license, and I will pay sales tax and escrow fee. $175 for Bluebeam revu standard. please let me know if you’d like to proceed. thanks, joe
  2. Hi All, I am selling a Vectorworks Architect 2018 license and a 2017 Bluebeam Revu license. I just dropped the asking price. Message me if you are interested. My asking price for the Vectorworks Architect 2018 license is $2200. This is a 25% discount off of the retail price of the software license. In addition, I will pay the sales tax and escrow fee out of the $2200. This is a total savings of around $900-$1000, or about 30% off of the full retail price to buy the license new. My asking price for the 2017 Bluebeam Revu Standard license is $175. This is a 50% discount off of the retail price of the software license. In addition, you get the maintenance service for no additional charge til April. If you're interested in purchasing either of these software applications, please respond to this posting or contact me through linkedin. Love Vectorworks Architect. Great tool. Hate to sell it. But my priorities have recently shifted. Please let me know if you have questions or comments. Best, Joe
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    Looking to buy pre owned for pc

    Hi Emma, Id like to sell a VWA 2018 license with VSS through May of 2018. Are you interested? Joe
  4. jmanganelli

    Vectorworks Architect wanted, late version

    I deleted my reply. I don't want to get into sales taxes in two different countries.
  5. jmanganelli

    Photogrammetry is Coming

    Check out this thread for more on alternatives for using aerial photos and satellite images to create meshes: https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/51710-working-with-lidar/
  6. Hi All, Has anyone paired vectorworks with projectwise for project information/document/sharing management? If yes, what has been your experience? or do you have experience integrating vectorworks with aconex, asite adoddle, newforma, Sharepoint, archdesk, selfie, or similar for project management/information management/collaboration? If yes, what has been your experience? and what about blue beam integration with these? I know that blue beam is integrated into projectwise and sharepoint. I've heard that vectorworks and blue beam are working on much tighter vectorworks/Bluebeam integration for the future. It seems that this could be a benefit when interacting with project management software that is also integrated with blue beam. thanks in advance, joe
  7. jmanganelli

    G-Drive vs Dropbox for Project Sharing

    Does anyone have experience using box for model collaboration?
  8. jmanganelli

    Working with Lidar

    Just learned of two sources for free LIDAR data: https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/ https://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/
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    Vectorworks and "Intelligent/Predictive" Tools

    Robert, thanks for the info. It will be very interesting to see what the researchers do. Sarah's work is terrific. Thanks for linking to it.
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    Vectorworks and "Intelligent/Predictive" Tools

    Hi Robert, Thank you for the detailed response. The 100% python-based nature of Marionette is one of the things to which I was referring when I said that Vectorworks has done an incredible job of implementing a number of significant enhancements in a short while that are very competitive in the industry. Are there any plans to further explore (and/or make documentation for) use cases that leverage these capabilities? Perhaps with regard to vehicular or pedestrian flow optimization? Daylighting optimization? Code compliance?
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    Working with Lidar

    @Peter Neufeldthank you for the detailed and useful explanation. Did the surveyor say how he/she converted the data to a csv file?
  12. jmanganelli

    Working with Lidar

    @J. WallaceI have used rhino for Delaunay triangulation to create site meshes. It was one click operation. Rhinos trial version should allow 25 saves. So you might could mesh the points with the trial version quickly. Biggest unknown forms has to do with mesh size. I've never run the script on a point cloud that large. But, rhino is good at handling large data sets, so it might do it. you can also send me the data if you want and I can try to mesh it in rhino tonight. @JimWcome to think of it, a Delaunay triangulation command would be a good addition to vectorworks, especially as a quick way to build meshes from point data.
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    Working with Lidar

    Actually, found a lower price alternative to contextcapture that looks good. https://www.capturingreality.com/ anyone have any experience with it?
  14. jmanganelli

    Working with Lidar

    I know that in rhino ( delaunay-triangulation tool ) or rhino + grasshopper, you could make a graphical algorithm that would create a mesh from the points. Perhaps you can do something similar with Marionette. A quick google search turned up: - this open source option: http://assettocorsamods.net/threads/lidar-point-cloud-to-mesh-tutorial.422/ - or this free solution: http://gmv.cast.uark.edu/scanning/point-clouds-to-mesh-in-meshlab/ - or sketchup: https://forums.sketchup.com/t/from-contours-lidar-data-point-cloud-system/42303 - dedicated specialty app: http://www.vrmesh.com/products/studio.asp - dedicated high-end specialty app:
  15. Hi Jim (or anyone else), I have a general question about the future of Vectorworks development. What is Vectorworks doing (if anything) with incorporating predictive analytics, and/or rule-based intelligence, and/or machine learning technologies into the functioning of Vectorworks? Bentley, Graphisoft, and Autodesk have all introduced predictive / intelligent tools in the last few years. These are all early forays into incorporating predictive analytics and/or intelligence into their overall toolsets. What is Vectorworks doing in this regard? I ask because I have really come to enjoy using Vectorworks, but I am on the fence committing to it as my primary design and BIM-authoring tool package. I followed Vectorworks development for a long time before starting to use it and my impression is that Vectorworks 6-7 years ago was not at all competitive with Revit, AECOsim, or ArchiCAD as a BIM authoring tool and as a design tool ( back then, it had 32-bit architecture, out-dated geometry kernel, limited 3d capabilities, limited support for IFC, limited/no scripting/graphical scripting capabilities, limited ability to handle large data sets, limited visualization capabilities, no building performance analysis, more problematic file exchange performance). In the last several years, Vectorworks has made up an incredible amount of ground at an incredible pace and is now as strong as or stronger than each of the other major tools in some ways. I'm not saying that Vectorworks is "the best program" in all areas. But I think that it is a very competitive BIM authoring tool. Right now it is an incredible value. And its focus on the user needs does seem to have yielded great, easy, fast, intuitive workflows. But the near future of BIM authoring tool development seems to be in reducing time to develop designs and improving design performance validation by incorporating predictive analytics and rule-based intelligence such that designers indicate design intent (for instance by laying out a stair, a road, a sketch line, a room, a roof line, etc. with some conceptual strokes) and then the program applies a combination of a set of rules and perhaps some learning about typical user preferences in order to instantaneously complete the geometry so that the designer may then evaluate the repercussions of the particular strategy on the overall design instantaneously. Graphisoft and Bentley have both introduced tools that offer this ability. In addition to its stair tool, Graphisoft also uses predictive technology to allocate computing resources more efficiently to speed up workflow. Bentley is probably leading with regard to automating and integrating context capture, automated conversion of point cloud data to usable models, and civil infrastructure design, and is also using predictive technology to improve its help assistant (Connect Advisor). Autodesk is deploying predictive analytics with regard to sketching and performance data management, among other applications. And yet a search of the Vectorworks Community forum yielded no results for "Vectorworks"+"predictive analytics" or +"rule-based intelligence", nor did a google search. So what is Vectorworks doing with predictive analytics and rule-based intelligence and machine learning? Is it staying competitive? Or will we realize over the next several years that Vectorworks has allowed a significant gap to develop with regard to predictive analytics and rule-based intelligent tools compared to its competitors and that it then has to close that gap in order to catch up with where the industry is? Thanks in advance for your response(s). Best, Joe
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