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  1. Keeping with its commitment to foster creativity and innovation amongst young designers, global design and BIM software solutions provider Vectorworks, Inc. announces its fourth annual Vectorworks Design Scholarship. Undergraduate students and recent graduates that share their best work will have the opportunity to win up to $10,000 USD, gain professional recognition and propel themselves into a bright future of design. Submissions are now open and are due by August 29, 2019. “The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for up-and-coming designers to promote their work and win funds to support their future endeavors,” said Alice Lowy, marketing programs director at Vectorworks. “We look forward to seeing what these up-and-coming designers think up next.” Winners will be revealed October 16, 2019 following a two-round judging process. First-round winners will each receive $3,000 USD and will be entered for the chance at the grand prize Richard Diehl Award, worth an additional $7,000 USD. Scholarship award winnings may be used as winners see fit. Additionally, winners’ schools will receive free Vectorworks Designer software and complimentary training for faculty and students. To apply, students must submit their best individual or group project and answer three questions in 150 words or less. Eligible students must be enrolled in an accredited design program and registered for six or more credits or must have graduated no earlier than 2017 with an acceptable design-oriented degree. A panel of judges will evaluate submissions based on design integrity, originality, the effective use of computer technology and communication of design vision. Vectorworks received nearly 1,000 submissions during its last scholarship run. Applications came from around the globe, including countries such as the United States, Germany, Switzerland, China, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, India and more. “Submit anyway, even if you think your work isn't going to win. Be sure to write about the heart behind your project,” said Morgan Lindsay Price, a previous winner of the Vectorworks Design Scholarship, when asked what advice she’d give to prospective applicants. "I was so shocked and grateful that we won. Vectorworks gave me a huge opportunity that I never dreamed I would have had, and I'm eternally grateful." To apply or learn more about the Vectorworks Design Scholarship, visit vectorworks.net/scholarship.
  2. Global design and BIM software solutions provider Vectorworks, Inc. has been honored by the inaugural Land8 Social Media Awards for Landscape Architecture. Hosted by Land8: Landscape Architects Network, Vectorworks was named a Top 10 Social Media Account for Allied Organizations. Additionally, Landscape Architecture Firms and Individual Landscape Architects had 10 winners per category. Land8 was originally founded as an online hub encouraging interactions between landscape architecture professionals but has since grown to an international community with over 1.5 million followers across Land8’s social media channels. The space not only attracts landscape architects, but also those interested in learning about the field of landscape architecture. According to Matt Alcide, managing partner and editor-in-chief at Land8: Landscape Architects Network, “Vectorworks engages the landscape architecture community and features posts that support and promote the work of landscape architects. It’s this direct impact on the industry through social media that led them to winning.” The award’s criteria for social media accounts included: visual excellence, influence, engagement and promotion of landscape architecture. The platforms under review could include public accounts for popular mediums, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and/or blogs. “It’s a priority for our company to share quality content across social media and our blog, and we regularly post user-generated content from professional and student designers around the world, including their projects, accomplishments and successful workflows,” said Jeremy Powell, vice president of Marketing at Vectorworks. “We appreciate Land8’s recognition of this practice, as we seek to inspire and support landscape architects.” Learn more about the awards and see the full list of winners here. Follow Vectorworks on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube, along with their blog, Planet Vectorworks.
  3. Global design and BIM software solutions provider Vectorworks, Inc. announces their support of the 2018 LIT Design Awards. Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar will participate as a Board Member of this year’s awards jury. The second annual LIT Design Awards is a submissions-based lighting design competition where all entries are voted on by a grand jury panel composed of experienced and prominent academics, professionals, press members, entrepreneurs and key people from the lighting design industry around the world. Categories range from Ambient Lighting and Chandeliers to Entertainment Lighting and Projection/Theater Lighting. “Although only in its second year, LIT is playing a very important part in the design industry, bringing recognition to international artists, designers and manufacturers in the niche world of lighting,” said President of the Farmani Group and Co-Founder of the LIT Design Awards Hossein Farmani. “We’re appreciative of the caliber of judges like Dr. Sarkar that will help continue to grow the respect of this award.” With 25-plus years of experience developing CAD software and 18 years at Vectorworks, Sarkar has been the company’s CEO since 2016. As CEO, Sarkar continually seeks out technology innovations and evaluates the competitive landscape to ensure Vectorworks software remains a best-in-class CAD and BIM solution for designers in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve on the LIT Design Awards jury and to review inspiring projects from the lighting industry’s finest,” said Sarkar. “It’s important for me to regularly examine innovative projects, so we continue to push ourselves on the software side to continually create products that support professionals in their endeavors.” The award submission is free and the final deadline is January 31. Requirements for entry include: · Image(s) of a lighting design · Brief description of the design or implementation and applicant’s background · Names of those who should be credited for the design or product · Product Specification PDF (*optional) To learn more about the award or to submit, visit https://litawards.com/.
  4. For the third year in a row, global design and BIM software solutions provider Vectorworks, Inc. is sponsoring awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). KCACTF is a national program designed to celebrate college theater in the United States and help students develop their creative and technical skills. This year marks the 50th anniversary of KCACTF. Every year, KCACTF hosts eight regional festivals for college theater students across the United States. The festival activities include workshops, discussions, regional-level scholarships and award programs. The first regional festival begins on January 8 and the last festival ends on February 28. “As we gear up for another exciting festival season for KCACTF, once again new doors will open for a handful of students because of the connections between KCACTF and our industry-leading sponsors, such as Vectorworks,” said KCACTF National Chair of Design, Technology & Management Jesse Dreikosen. “The company’s sponsorship helps foster students’ creativity and supports them every step of the way as they discover new innovative ways to communicate their design ideas." This year, each winner of the eight festivals will receive a free professional license of Vectorworks Designer, a solution that offers lighting, rigging and rendering tools in a single interface. “Our involvement with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival the past two years has been wonderful, and we look forward to supporting the next generation of entertainment professionals once again,” said Frank Brault, product marketing manager at Vectorworks. “This is such a great opportunity for college theater students to showcase their talent, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with.” You can learn more about KCACTF’s network with more than 18,000 student participants and over 600 colleges, as well as each festival at www.kcactf.org/regions.
  5. Global design and BIM software solutions provider Vectorworks, Inc. was named the winner of the “One to Watch Company” category at the Construction Computing Awards. In addition, Vectorworks Architect was runner up for the “Architectural Design Software of 2018” award, while Jonathan Reeves, director of Jonathan Reeves Architects (JRA), was runner up for “Training Software/Provider of the Year” for Vectorworks training. “We are honored to have received these awards from Construction Computing,” said Jeremy Powell, vice president of marketing at Vectorworks. “It is gratifying to see that the industry has taken notice of the commitments we have made to developing innovative new tools and to building superior architectural design and BIM software.” Reeves has spent the last 25 years at the forefront of digital architecture and related fields since graduating from Sheffield University with three degrees, including a Master’s in Architecture and Computing. After establishing JRA in 2000, Reeves has divided his time between architectural practice and providing high-quality CAD training as well as reselling services to architects and designers all over the UK. “I am proud of the Training Software/Provider of the Year recognition in this year’s Construction Computing Awards,” said Reeves. “It’s a huge acknowledgement of the contribution we have made to the Vectorworks-based design profession in the U.K. over the last 18 years and means we can reach out to even more practices who can benefit from our unique services." Now in its thirteenth year and known as “The Hammers,” the awards program showcases and rewards the technology, tools and solutions for the effective design, construction, maintenance and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing and civil engineering projects of all sizes. The winners were announced at the annual gala event at the Radisson Blu Portman in Marylebone, London on November 15. Over 250 guests gathered to see the result of the readers’ online voting and judging panel’s deliberations. A full list of the award winners can be found here. Winners will appear in the November/December ’18 issues of CAD User and Construction Computing Magazine.
  6. Global design and BIM software solutions provider Vectorworks, Inc. received several nominations for this year’s Construction Computing Awards. The company itself and Vectorworks Architect were nominated for three awards, while the Nomad app also received recognition. Jonathan Reeves, director of Jonathan Reeves Architects, obtained three nominations for his projects and work as a Vectorworks trainer. Now in its thirteenth year and known as “The Hammers,” the awards program showcases and rewards the technology, tools and solutions for the effective design, construction, maintenance and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing and civil engineering projects of all sizes. With more than 20 categories, the Construction Computing Awards allow companies from every sector of the industry to seek recognition for their efforts over the past 12 months. “The Vectorworks philosophy is that we never want to stop pushing the boundaries to create software that will empower our users to transform the world,” said Vectorworks UK Director of Customer Success Tamsin Slatter. “Our recognition with the Construction Computing Awards shortlist this year is especially meaningful because it reflects that our software is not only helpful to the AEC market but that our company and trainers are also highly respected within the industry.” The awards are divided into sections and decided by reader voting and a panel of judges. The Editor’s Choice award is selected by David Chadwick, editor of Construction Computing Magazine. Vectorworks has received nominations in the following categories: · BIM Product of the Year: Vectorworks Architect · Architectural Design Product of the Year: Vectorworks Architect · Product of the Year: Vectorworks Architect · Mobile/Field App Technology of the Year: Vectorworks’ Nomad app · Company of the Year: Vectorworks · One to Watch Company of the Year: Vectorworks · Editor’s Choice: Vectorworks · Best Use of IT in a Construction Project of the Year: Jonathan Reeves Architecture with Vectorworks for Swithland Lane · BIM Project of the Year: Jonathan Reeves Architecture with Vectorworks for the Bradgate Rd Project · Training Software/Provider of the Year: Jonathan Reeves – Vectorworks Training Voting closes on November 2 and the winners’ ceremony will be held on November 15. To view the full list of nominees and to cast your vote, visit here. Winners will appear in the November/December ’18 issues of CAD User and Construction Computing Magazine.
  7. To best support and grow its rapidly expanding user base, global design and BIM software solutions provider Vectorworks, Inc. has opened a new corporate office in Canada. To facilitate this new office, Vectorworks has acquired Resolve Software Solutions and the assets of Paxar Technologies Corp, both long-time distributors of Vectorworks software. The Vectorworks Canada office is located in Vancouver and led by Geoff McBeath, former director of Resolve Software Solutions, who has more than 20 years of experience in Vectorworks support, training and sales. “The opening of a Vectorworks office in Canada will allow us to better serve our growing community of users in North America, offering improved resources and a direct connection with our product development team,” said Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “Geoff McBeath has provided significant contributions to the growth of this market over the past two decades, and he and his team will continue to offer training and support to designers in the AEC, landscape and entertainment design industries.” “I am very pleased to be joining Vectorworks, a company with which we’ve had a close relationship over many years,” said McBeath. “For Canadian customers, I think this an excellent development — it says that Vectorworks considers Canada an important market that has strong potential for growth, and that it needs to be served by a Canadian team that understands local concerns. With a larger staff and the resources of Vectorworks headquarters behind us, we are poised for strong growth in the coming years.” The Vectorworks Canada office is located at 207 West Hastings Street, Suite 611, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H7. In addition to the office in Vancouver, Vectorworks plans to open a satellite office in Toronto. Qualified sales candidates in Toronto are invited to explore open positions. More information about Vectorworks can be found at vectorworks.net/ca.
  8. The demands of the entertainment industry are constantly evolving, and access to state-of-the-art technology is more critical than ever. In response to this, global design and BIM software solutions provider Vectorworks, Inc. is pleased to announce that DWR Distribution has been appointed an official distributor for Vectorworks Spotlight, Braceworks and Vision software in South Africa. “DWR has demonstrated a strong commitment to Vectorworks and has deep roots in the entertainment industry, and it was a natural progression to have them officially join the Vectorworks family as a distributor,” said Tara Grant, director of channel operations at Vectorworks. “As the demand for our solutions grows and Vectorworks continues to expand, we are looking for strong distribution partners like DWR to provide local support in markets around the world.” Since 2013, DWR has sold software to the entertainment industry and offered extensive training at its office over the years. This new agreement will further benefit customers by allowing greater technical and sales support with direct access to the team at Vectorworks. “It’s an honor to be able to distribute a brand like Vectorworks, and we are very excited about the partnership,” said Duncan Riley, owner of DWR Distribution. “We believe that the close collaboration between MA Lighting and Vectorworks, to assist lighting designers on workflow, will be a game changer. On DWR’s side, we have a passionate team supporting the brand. We see Vectorworks as a 360-degree entertainment design solution for the country, providing professionals and students with a tool that will make their lives easier.” DWR’s Dylan Jones will manage all Vectorworks sales and support. “It’s exciting to be working directly with the Vectorworks team,” he said. “We are looking forward to providing educational and network licenses to the industry. The training Vectorworks provides their distributors has already helped us improve the quality of our technical support, and with direct access to their order process, we are now able to deliver licenses more quickly to our customers.” DWR will continue to offer training sessions presented by Francois van der Merwe, who has been using Vectorworks for 14 years. For more information about Vectorworks for entertainment in South Africa, contact DWR. Or, visit the Vectorworks website to learn more about becoming a Vectorworks distributor or to find a local distributor in your region.
  9. Global design and BIM software solutions provider Vectorworks, Inc. announces the 2019 release of Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals and Designer, as well as BraceworksTM and Vision. With a focus on increasing design efficiency through overall performance and quality, this new release offers innovations and enhancements to significantly improve the 3D and BIM modeling, 2D documentation and presentation workflows for designers in the architecture, landscape, entertainment and interior design industries. “For this release, we listened closely to our customers and balanced new innovations with exceptional quality and performance improvements,” said Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “Specifically, in Vectorworks 2019 we concentrated on our customers’ most common workflows and usage patterns to increase their overall productivity with Vectorworks products across the board.” Users of all Vectorworks products will enjoy significantly faster workflows and improved software performance thanks to multiple core support in the Vectorworks Graphics Module, new layer and class search and filter options, and image effects. Vectorworks Architect and Landmark customers will experience improved BIM capabilities, including 3D site model sculpting; the unique ability to have BIM objects display with varying levels of detail in plan, elevation and section drawings; enhanced openBIM interoperability; and a new partnership integration with AutoTurn online for analyzing vehicle swept paths. Vectorworks Spotlight users will enjoy support of the new My Virtual Rig (MVR) import and export file format, as well as enhancements to 3D modeling with Spotlight tools and commands. Braceworks users will benefit from support for bridle analysis. And users of Vision will discover an improved user interface and up to 7x faster performance of the previz application. "Vectorworks 2019 is a release that will have a dramatic impact on productivity, allowing designers to make their day-to-day design work faster and easier,” said Vice President of Product Development Steve Johnson. “Users will experience the benefits of this version the moment they open the new software and see files open up to four times faster. Advances with the Vectorworks Graphics Module now take advantage of all available user hardware, and harnessing the power of all available CPU cores with increased usage of GPU on sheet layers makes all workflows feel much faster. Users will greatly benefit from the ability to refine renderings and images without having to export to Photoshop. And, the ability to add, show and adjust the level of detail that hybrid objects display in a drawing is something no other BIM program offers.” To learn more about the release of Vectorworks 2019, please visit vectorworks.net/2019. The English-language editions of Vectorworks, Braceworks and Vision 2019 are available today. The release of localized European, Australian and New Zealand editions will be followed by Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese versions. For more information about the availability of Vectorworks 2019 in your market, please contact your local Vectorworks distributor. Members of the Vectorworks Service Select maintenance program will receive their upgrades to Vectorworks 2019 as soon as the product is released in their local markets. Note to editors: Please visit vectorworks.net/2019/press for images and other media, including feature illustrations, videos, testimonial quotes and more.
  10. Global design and BIM software solutions provider Vectorworks, Inc. reveals its two can’t-miss keynotes during the 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit: Antoine Predock, architect at Antoine Predock Architect, and Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. Vectorworks invites professionals, educators and students in the AEC, landscape and entertainment industries to attend the fourth annual event, which will take place November 4 to 6, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, Ariz. Led by Sarkar, the “Vectorworks CEO keynote” will take place on Monday, November 5 at 9 a.m. Sarkar will focus on the company’s strategic vision and direction regarding current trends and future technology. Additionally, attendees will get a closer look at the new technologies in the latest software version, Vectorworks 2019, from the research and development leaders that made them possible. “Unlike our competition that develops products for a single industry, we have the advantage of being able to innovate across multiple industries and serve a broad array of designers. This gives us an advantage in that we can see and embrace innovations that they cannot,” said Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “Year after year, the Vectorworks Design Summit is the best place to learn how Vectorworks has advanced and to get up and running with our latest technology.” On Tuesday, November 6 at 9 a.m., Predock will deliver the second keynote, titled “Site Specificity and the Aura of Globalization.” His speech will educate attendees on how they must tune into the context of the people and vibe of a place and how the connection to those conditions can lead to unbelievable things in design. Predock will share his experience balancing the physical and digital sides of design. Predock will also talk about his wide-ranging projects, from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which is now featured on the Canadian ten dollar bill, to the Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), a College of Media and Communications, to the Luxe Lake Gateway and Art Center in Chengdu, China. A Vectorworks user for 25 years, Predock will explain how the software played a role in these projects. In addition to these two inspiring keynotes, the conference will include 90+ industry sessions and workshops, one-on-one tech support, networking events and hands-on training. Multiple sessions will offer continuing education credits. Secure your spot at the ultimate training event and register today by visiting vectorworks.net/design-summit. Press can register for free by emailing Vectorworks Senior Communications Manager Lisa Lance at llance@vectorworks.net. Join the Summit conversation by following and engaging with #VectorworksDesignSummit. ###
  11. Bringing together the world’s most creative architects, designers and design firms, the 2018 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture will open on June 21, 2018, inside the Javits Center in New York City. With a conference expo that showcases the technologies needed to create the next generation of architectural innovation, PixelFLEX™ and Vectorworks, Inc. will partner together in booth 1157 on the third floor to demonstrate the dynamic possibilities of an architectural or commercial LED video design. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, PixelFLEX offers a complete line of award-winning LED video display technologies that allow architects and designers to create one-of-a-kind visual experiences. “Over the last several years, we have seen a tremendous growth in the implementation of LED video and digital signage in the architectural market,” said David Venus, director of marketing at PixelFLEX. “We feel this growth is in response to the many unique, indoor and outdoor applications now available, and working with Vectorworks is the ideal partnership to quickly convey the expansive technology potential.” Vectorworks is a global design and BIM software solutions provider serving professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. With their 2D/3D cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout a project life-cycle. “Creating and communicating a compelling design is a fundamental need for our users, and therefore our business,” added Dan Monaghan, vice president of marketing at Vectorworks. “Our AIA booth needed to reflect that core value, thus the reason why we teamed up with PixelFLEX, so we can showcase the amazing possibilities of our BIM software with one of their state-of-the-art LED screens.” Learn more about PixelFLEX and Vectorworks at the co-sponsored Happy Hour on Thursday, June 21 at 3:00 p.m. in the Tech Pavilion. The AIA Conference on Architecture takes place on June 21–23, 2018, with the Architecture Expo on June 21-22. All conference activities will take place at the Javits Center, W. 35th St. and 11th Ave, New York, New York, 10001. For more information about the AIA Conference on Architecture and the A’18 Expo visit www.conferenceonarchitecture.com. About PixelFLEX An American-based LED manufacturer, PixelFLEX™ offers creative solutions, reliable products and dependable service for our industry-leading LED display technologies and solutions. Driven towards excellence to meet your standards, PixelFLEX offers a one-of-a-kind design for your tour, event or installation through our award-winning line of LED video walls and video screens. Working with architects, designers, engineers and consultants, PixelFLEX is proud to develop custom LED solutions for each and every customer while also providing top-tier customer support throughout the entire experience. For more information on the complete line of PixelFLEX LED video walls and video screens, visit PixelFLEX at pixelflexled.com, follow us on Twitter at @pixelflexled or find us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn. About Vectorworks, Inc. Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software solutions provider serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia, Newbury, England and London, England, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world at vectorworks.net. ###
  12. For the fourth consecutive year, global design and BIM software solutions provider Vectorworks, Inc. will continue its partnership with the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas (SILV) as part of its ongoing support for student designers. As a first-of-its-kind intensive training program, SILV offers improved and efficient ways to train students in all areas of live entertainment in an effort to grow the next generation of practitioners in the field. Vectorworks aids in this mission by donating funds to the organization and teaching workshops on cutting-edge entertainment technology. “The partnership that SILV has with Vectorworks has dramatically expanded our students’ experience with digital drafting and increased their pre-visualization and console programming capabilities, making the plotting and paperwork process possible,” said Jane Childs, director at SILV. “The accomplishments achieved after two short weeks with our Vectorworks friends is phenomenal.” For the fourth year in a row, Frank Brault, product marketing manager — entertainment at Vectorworks, will volunteer to teach classes. In addition to the week-long Spotlight class that will cover basic concepts to advanced 2D and 3D techniques, Brault will also run a week-long course about Vision, the pre-visualization software developed by Vectorworks. Students will have the opportunity to learn about Spotlight from June 3 to 8, 2018 and Vision and Lightwright from July 1 to 6, 2018. “Vectorworks is committed to the academic community and is passionate about supporting the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas. Teaching these courses is the perfect opportunity for us,” said Brault. “One of my favorite things about teaching these students is watching the changes in confidence that take place as they become proficient with Vectorworks. At the end of the training, they are excited about taking their experience in the classroom to new roles in the entertainment world and beyond.” To participate in the SILV program, students must first apply. Submissions are ongoing. About Vectorworks, Inc. Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM solutions provider serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we've been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia, Newbury, England and London, England, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world at vectorworks.net. ###
  13. Global design and BIM software solutions provider Vectorworks, Inc. invites professionals, educators and students in the AEC, landscape and entertainment industries to attend the fourth annual Vectorworks Design Summit from November 4 to 6, 2018. Hosted at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, Ariz., the conference includes industry sessions, tech support, networking events, inspiring keynotes and hands-on training. Multiple sessions will offer continuing education credits. “The Summit is the most cost-effective way for designers to maximize their investment in Vectorworks and improve their company’s bottom line,” said Vectorworks CEO Biplab Sarkar. “It is my hope that all attendees will leave Arizona with inspiration and valuable experience to strengthen their career in the design industry.” There will be two keynotes and 50+ sessions led by 35 industry experts, like Joseph Marshall, project architect and technology coordinator at Flansburgh Architects; Todd McCurdy, president and director of landscape architecture and planning at Huitt-Zollars; Scott Barnes, lighting console programmer for motion pictures and many more. REGISTRATION RATES Pre-Early Bird: Now to June 22: Attendees can register for $399 and take advantage of a waived resort fee. Plus, there is a buy one, get one free special on registration. Early Bird: June 22 to July 31: Registration for the event will increase to $499, but the resort fee will still be waived. Plus, there is still a buy one, get one free special on registration. Regular Conference: July 31 to September 28: Registration will increase to $599. Last Chance: September 28 to November 2: Registration will increase to $699. Student and Professor Rate: As part of Vectorworks’ commitment to supporting the academic community, students and professors can register from now until June 22 for just $49, or at any time after for $99. *Room rates are $199 per night for all guests. To see the full list of sessions and to register, please visit vectorworks.net/design-summit. Press can register for free by emailing Vectorworks PR Manager Lauren Meyer at Lmeyer@vectorworks.net. Join the Summit conversation by following and engaging with #VectorworksDesignSummit.
  14. The world’s leading business solutions review website, G2 Crowd, featured global design and BIM software developer Vectorworks, Inc. in its Spring 2018 Grid and Index reports. The reports rank software based on unbiased and real-time reviews from verified users. Specifically, Vectorworks Architect was ranked second in the “Highest Rated” and “Easiest To Use” categories for Building Design and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. Scoring ahead of other BIM software programs, Architect received a 92 percent satisfaction score and an 8.5 usability score. According to G2 Crowd, a product’s satisfaction and usability scores are calculated by a proprietary algorithm that factors in real-user satisfaction ratings from review data. Software buyers can compare products according to their satisfaction scores to streamline the buying process and quickly identify the best products based on the experiences of their peers. “Rankings on G2 Crowd reports are based on data provided to us by real users,” said Michael Fauscette, chief research officer at G2 Crowd. “We are excited to share the achievements of the products ranked on our site because they represent the voice of the user and offer terrific insights to potential buyers around the world.” As the architect’s BIM tool, Vectorworks Architect enables designers to tackle complex ideas in 2D and 3D, refine construction details, explore project’s energy efficiency and streamline costs. “It is an honor to have Vectorworks Architect recognized by G2 Crowd, but this wouldn’t be possible without the support of our amazing users,” said Dan Monaghan, vice president of marketing at Vectorworks. “They are the ones who keep us motivated in our mission to offer the best BIM software for the AEC industry year after year.” Visit the Vectorworks Architect G2 Crowd profile to view additional ratings and reviews.
  15. As part of a worldwide rollout that began with the English release in September 2017, global design and BIM software developer Vectorworks, Inc. announces the release of the Chinese version of its Vectorworks 2018 software line, which includes Vectorworks® Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer and Fundamentals, as well as BraceworksTM, a structural load analysis add-on module. The Chinese language version is the final installment to join other languages, including Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Polish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese and Spanish. “Year after year, Vectorworks makes strides to continue as a superior, global design tool, and this year is no different,” said Cecil Fung, managing director of Mad Macs Technology Distributions, Ltd., the Vectorworks distributor in China. “Chinese designers choose Vectorworks because it offers dual platform capability, 2D tool flexibility and a variety of tools for the landscape and entertainment industries, such as plant tags, truss tools, reporting functions, stage analysis and more. They can look forward to the even more robust and efficient workflows with Vectorworks 2018.” To showcase the new features of Vectorworks 2018, Mad Macs Technology Distributions Limited will host the following free events this spring across China: Shanghai: April 17 Nanjing: April 19 Hangzhou: April 20 Guangzhou: April 23 Wuhan: April 25 Chongqing: May 4 Chengdu: May 7 During each launch event, attendees will have the opportunity to hear about successful projects completed with Vectorworks software. Attendees of the events can also enjoy free refreshments. Space is limited, and registration can be completed here. Questions about the events can be emailed to events@vectorworks.cn. Some of the well-received updates in the Vectorworks 2018 Chinese version include: Multiple drawing views: Use multiple views of a project simultaneously and begin work in one view pane and finish it in another. Switch effortlessly between viewports, views and visibility settings — simply set up panes and view them all at once. Instantly gauge the impact of a design change across 3D, plan, section and elevation views, and even start a rendering in one view while working in another. Direct section and elevation editing: Edit models directly from viewports: add openings, align and distribute windows, reposition doors across multiple layers, reshape walls — it’s all possible. Change the 3D views while in the section to see how edits simultaneously affect plans and model views. And, create better-looking, more-accurate drawings in a fraction of the time. Improved graphic output for architectural documents: Generate documentation from a BIM file much more efficiently. Improved graphic controls within section views of wall joins and wall, or slab and roof components provide the flexibility to quickly achieve high-quality documentation from a 3D model. Braceworks – New Product Module: An add-on module for Vectorworks Spotlight and Designer, Braceworks provides design, production and rigging professionals with an easy way to gauge the performance of temporary entertainment structures under load to ensure safety and compliance with engineering standards. Direct site model contour editing: Edit a site model easier than ever with improved site model settings and direct 2D contour editing. Modify each contour line as easily as editing a polyline. Learn more about Vectorworks 2018 at vectorworks.cn. To purchase Vectorworks in your local language, find your regional distributor at vectorworks.net/international.

 

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