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  1. Eight Winners Provided with Free Vectorworks Spotlight Licenses.

     

    In its sixth year as a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) sponsor, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s regional awards. KCACTF is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities across the country.

     

    KCACTF held eight regional festivals virtually this year, providing students across the country the chance to not only showcase their outstanding productions but also take part in a wide range of professional development opportunities in all areas of theater.

     

    “The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival celebrates accomplishments and achievements for theatrical works produced on university campuses,” said Val Winkelman, KCACTF national chair of design, technology, and management. “We are extremely grateful that one of our valued sponsors, Vectorworks, provides an opportunity to support students and further their academic training by providing a heightened educational experience to use cutting edge technology and the ability to get a head start on their professional career path.”

     

    For the sixth year in a row, Vectorworks partnered with KCACTF to help encourage and support students in the Design, Technology, and Management (DTM) industry by awarding each student winner with a free professional license of Vectorworks Spotlight 2022.

     

    Winners were chosen for their design quality, effectiveness, originality, innovation and visual presentation techniques.

     

    Congratulations to this year’s winners:

     

    Region 1
    Emily Goyette, Dean College for “I Hate Hamlet.”

    Region 2
    Christina Tyree, Muskingum University for “Anne of Green Gables.”

    Region 3
    Trey Eikleberry, Wayne State University for “Everybody.”

    Region 4
    Paul Sullivan, Mississippi State University for “Banner: A Sea Turtle Saga” (Lighting Design).
     
    Region 5
    Lexie Cruz, University of Minnesota Duluth for “Bare: A Pop Opera” (Lighting Design).

    Region 6
    Meagan Woodard, Texas Tech University for “Spring Awakening.”
     
    Region 7
    Julianne Bodner, University of Oregon for “Company” and “Wo
     

    Region 8
    Elisabeth Goulding, Brigham Young University for “Illusionary Tales: The Turn of the Screw.”

     

    “These students exemplify the future of entertainment design, and we at Vectorworks are proud to both celebrate their achievements and offer an additional tool to assist them in their future careers,” said Vectorworks Academic Marketing Program Specialist Jennifer Hart. “By providing each award winner access to Vectorworks Spotlight, it’s our hope they will continue to innovate, contribute to the industry and design without limits.”

     

    “It’s such an honor to receive this award for my region,” said Region 7 award recipient Julianne Bodner. “This will greatly help in my journey to becoming a better designer and I’m immensely grateful to Vectorworks for supporting students in this way.”

     

    To learn more about Vectorworks’ support for the academic community, visit vectorworks.net/education.

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  2. Hi everyone! I’m happy to announce that earlier today our 2021 Live Design International tradeshow booth was award “Best Island Exhibit" (under 800 square ft) at the Exhibitor Magazine’s Portable Modular Awards. With this incredible recognition we’re also up for the People’s Choice Award selected by popular vote — so we need your help! Please vote for us here by June 22 to help us win! Thank you in advance!

     

    Please note you can vote once per day!

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    Students Can Win up to $10,000 USD in Sixth Global Design Competition

     

    Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. opens its sixth Vectorworks Design Scholarship. This global competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students in major disciplines related to architecture, landscape architecture, landscape design, entertainment and interior design who can now submit either new or past projects for a chance to win up to $10,000 USD.

     

    “We understand that students have a lot of expenses related to their education beyond tuition and we don’t want this to hinder them from starting their professional journey,” said Vectorworks Academic Marketing Programs Specialist Jen Hart. “Our Design Scholarship competition is the perfect opportunity for students around the world to show off their creative abilities for a chance to help fund their academic endeavors.”

     

    The competition includes a two-round judging process. First-round winners will each receive $3,000 USD and will be entered for the chance to win the grand prize Richard Diehl Award, worth an additional $7,000 USD. In addition, winners' schools will receive free Vectorworks Design Suite software and free virtual or in-person workshop training for faculty and students.

     

    “I encourage every student to submit their work, no matter what your skill level is with drafting and rendering,” said Stephen Jones, professor of theatrical design at California State University - Sacramento and one of this year’s judges. “This scholarship competition is a brilliant way to have your work seen by amazing professionals in the industry, and a great way to help jump start your careers. Be fearless, bold and start making your mark on the industry!”

     

    Submission deadlines and prize award amounts vary based on the country and/or region. Exact dates of regional submissions can be found here.

     

    For more information or to apply, visit vectorworks.net/scholarship.

     

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  4. Vectorworks Delivers New Integrations with Vectorworks Cloud Storage and Massive Performance Gains Built on Unity Technologies Gaming Engine.

     

    Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. has released its third service pack for the Vectorworks 2022 product line focused on improvements to Vectorworks Cloud Services for all design customers. Other highlights include new storage integrations with Vectorworks Cloud, updates to Datasmith file exchange for a direct link to Twinmotion and support for .glTF within the MVR export from Vectorworks Spotlight.

     

    Significant Re-Engineering Gives Vectorworks Users a Better Experience on Cloud and Mobile Platforms

    Key enhancements to Vectorworks Cloud Services include a new storage integration with OneDrive, improved integrations with Google Drive and a direct connection of the Nomad mobile app to the iOS Files App. Customers can access and process files directly from their preferred cloud storage solution, making it easier to work with existing file structures and saving time. Additionally, region-specific cloud storage will improve Cloud sync speeds and file upload and download speeds.

     

    Customers will now also be able to use Redshift render styles when processing renderings of their files in the Vectorworks Cloud. Designers can take advantage of the latest LiDAR technology available with iOS devices when scanning and producing point clouds within their mobile devices.

     

    “Implementing the Unity game engine as a platform for AR, 3D and web viewing of 3D models enables us to deliver a faster, more robust experience for anyone viewing and navigating 3D designs of any size on the web and through our mobile app, Nomad,” said Vectorworks Director of Product Technology Dave Donley. “We’re excited to bring these innovative updates to our users, providing them with amazing performance boosts for large, complex design models for better presentations and interactive experiences.”

     

    Save More Time with The Twinmotion Direct Link in Vectorworks

    In Vectorworks 2022 Service Pack 3 the process of synchronizing a 3D model between Vectorworks and Twinmotion is simplified using the Datasmith Direct Link tool. The new Auto Sync option immediately sends changes made to the 3D model in Vectorworks to Twinmotion, eliminating the export/import process. In addition to Auto Sync with Twinmotion, the Datasmith export now supports data and light information to be accessible in Unreal Engine editor for more data-rich and detailed models.

     

    Stay On the Cutting Edge of Entertainment Project Workflows with .glTF Support

    An update to the MVR workflow in Vectorworks Spotlight and Vision includes using the newest .glTF/.glb file format to both utilize the most up-to-date technology and to meet the latest DIN Spec 15800:2022 standards. This modernization will also broaden the adoption of the MVR file format for a wider opportunity for collaboration and easy project information exchange.

     

    Service Pack 3 also includes several workflow enhancements for ConnectCAD, additional quality fixes for Vectorworks Spotlight and support for PosiStageNet (PSN) in Vision. All quality fixes are detailed in the tech bulletin.

     

    This Service Pack is available as a downloadable update for all U.S. English-based versions of Vectorworks 2022, including Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, Braceworks, ConnectCAD and Vision. To install, select “Check for Updates” from the Vectorworks menu (Mac) or Help menu (Windows). Contact tech@vectorworks.net with any technical questions.

     

    Get a 30-day free trial of Vectorworks Design Suite to experience the technology firsthand.

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  5. Registration is Now Open to Users Across the Globe

     

    Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. will once again open its doors (virtually) to the Vectorworks community on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. The event will allow users in the architecture, landscape architecture, and entertainment design industries to connect face-to-face with the Vectorworks team in a fun, casual setting, all from the comfort of their own homes or offices. This completely free event will also provide the opportunity for designers to ask questions and learn more about Vectorworks’ latest features, updates, and design topic areas directly from the minds behind the software.

     

    “We are constantly inspired by our users and the platform of this unique event is the perfect opportunity to interact with and gain valuable insight from the Vectorworks community,” said Steve Johnson, chief technology officer at Vectorworks. “Our team looks forward to meeting with customers from across all industries to discuss a variety of topics, provide details on our latest features, answer questions and give helpful tips.”

     

    Event attendees will be able to connect with engineers, product experts and the Vectorworks leadership team over Zoom to discuss various key topics including:

    • Software for Education
    • Architecture, Interiors & BIM
    • Cloud & Mobile
    • Entertainment
    • Landscapes, BIM & GIS
    • Vectorworks’ Product Roadmap
    • Rendering
    • Vectorworks University & Certifications
    • 3D Modeling

     

    This year’s event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. AEDT and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. Attendees from around the world can join at any time during the event’s duration for their convenience. Prospective attendees can secure their spots by visiting the registration page.

     

    Press interested in attending should contact the Vectorworks PR team at pr@vectorworks.net for more information, to request a demo or to schedule a press interview with executives or industry experts.

     

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  6. Evolution of the GDTF File Format Demonstrates Industry-Wide Involvement, Extensibility and Scalability.

     

    Columbia, MD (November 17, 2021)—With fellow General Device Type Format (GDTF) founders MA Lighting and Robe Lighting, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. reveals several valuable updates to GDTF—the standard for describing the hierarchical and logical structure and controls of any type of controllable device in the lighting and entertainment industry. The GDTF file format has continued to evolve with input and involvement from manufacturers across the globe and critical feedback from its many adopters, resulting in a newly published update to DIN SPEC 15800:2021.

     

    “Receiving recognition in the form of a published update to DIN SPEC 15800:2021 is a testament to the continued evolution and success of GDTF,” said Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “The necessary work will continue to take place to ensure GDTF’s bright future so that its benefits can not only advance the work of the designers utilizing it, but the entertainment industry as a whole.”

     

    DIN, the German Institute for Standardization, is the independent platform for standardization in Germany and worldwide. A DIN SPEC is a document that specifies requirements for products, services and/or processes. It’s a trusted strategic instrument for quickly and easily establishing and disseminating innovative solutions that do not conflict with any existing standards or rules of procedure.

     

    “The update to DIN SPEC 15800:2021 is a good example of how DIN SPECs can evolve and stay current with specifications that meet the needs of the market,” said Michael Bahr, project manager at DIN. “GDTF and DIN SPEC 15800:2021 are clearly succeeding in serving the needs of the entertainment industry. I'm happy that we could support this project and update this standard with the GDTF group. The updated DIN SPEC 15800:2021 will make the GDTF format easier to use and more scalable for the future. That's what DIN SPEC is made for: ‘Today’s idea. Tomorrow’s standard.’”

     

    DIN officially published GDTF as a public available specification for the entertainment industry worldwide in June 2020. Since then, the original creators of the file format have been joined by manufacturers and users across the industry to ensure it remains the standard to truly benefit the end users. Open communication, addressing feedback and continuous improvement efforts have led to the latest version of the file format, GDTF 1.2. GDTF 1.2 includes several major changes that address prior criticisms of the standard and key enhancements.

     

    SVG and .gITF Support

    GDTF 1.2 includes SVG support for defining 2D representation and .gITF support for defining 3D representation, allowing for better graphical rendering for GDTF objects. The additional support of these object types makes GDTF truly universal, not only targeting fixtures, but all kinds of objects that are used inside of an event.

     

    Non-Linear Behavior and SubPhysicalAttributes

    The updated GDTF file format will provide support for non-linear behavior of channel functions inside GDTF with DMX Profiles and better descriptions of the physical behavior of channel functions with SubPhysicalAttributes. The non-linear behavior and SubPhysicalAttributes allow designers more precise rendering of F\fixture behaviors in rendering. In addition, channel functions that ramp, pulse or strobe can now be described more accurately.

     

    Non-DMX Based Control Protocols

    GDTF 1.2 delivers support for non-DMX based control protocols like OSC. This support for OSC demonstrates the file format’s ability to not only support DMX, but also other formats, providing design and production professionals with more flexibility and control. 

     

    GDTF 1.2 also provides support for more object types like trusses, lasers, hoists and power distributors with new geometry types.

     

    “A seemingly impossible task to allow standardized cross-manufacturer data exchange between devices in the lighting and entertainment industry has turned into a success story of industry-wide cooperation with the GDTF specification,” said Josef Valchar, CEO of Robe Lighting. “The continuous engagement of the GDTF group resulted in another GDTF update in the form of DIN SPEC 15800:2021, incorporating the feedback and work of many industry experts who contributed their expertise and time into a standard that allows their own products to utilize simpler yet more comprehensive workflows.”

     

    “The GDTF group maintains a strong commitment to developing the format using open sources, while demonstrating responsiveness to critiques and requests to improve the formats,” said Gerhard Krude, managing director of MA Lighting Technology. “All in all, we emphasize that GDTF and MVR are made by the industry for the industry.”

     

    To learn more about GDTF visit, gdtf-share.com, and if you are at LDI2021 stop by to attend the free learning sessions on GDTF. The updated DIN SPEC 15800:2021 will be published by Beuth Verlag sometime after LDI.

     

    About Vectorworks, Inc.

     

    Vectorworks, Inc. is an award-winning design and BIM software provider serving the architecture, landscape architecture and entertainment industries in 85 countries. Built with designers in mind since 1985, Vectorworks software offers you the freedom to follow your imagination wherever it leads you. Globally more than 685,000 users are creating, connecting and influencing the next generation of design with Vectorworks on Mac and Windows. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with offices in the UK, Canada and Australia, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how you can design without limits at vectorworks.net or follow @Vectorworks.

     

    About MA Lighting

     

    MA Lighting International as master distributor is responsible for worldwide sales and marketing of the professional lighting control solutions of MA Lighting Technology. The current product range offers the grandMA3 series and the MA Network Switch. In the past MA has become well known for its grandMA2, grandMA and dot2 series.

     

    Today, MA Lighting is respected for its technical knowledge and has achieved a unique international reputation for its operational philosophy. The company offers several decades of experience and strictly follows a professional user-centric approach, getting as close as possible to the market via its own international offices and support centers in the UK, North America, Latin America, the Middle East/India, Asia Pacific and Scandinavia/Eastern Europe/Russia – supported by a world-wide distribution and service network.

     

    About Robe Lighting

     

    Robe is among the world’s leading moving light manufacturers, recognized for its innovation, quality engineering and dedication to the very highest production values. The company is based in the Czech Republic and all processes involved in making the luminaires is undertaken locally in a 75,000 square meter premises. Currently, Robe employs over 850 skilled staff worldwide. Robe has wholly-owned subsidiaries in six key markets – the U.S., U.K., Middle East, Singapore (Asia Pacific), France and Germany – and a highly proactive and talented regional sales management team which helps oversee and co-ordinate the worldwide distribution network covering over 100 countries.

     

    Robe’s moving and LED lights can be found everywhere. They are working and installed on stages and in concert halls, in theatres and all types of other venues; they are lighting all genres of performance from music to TV to drama and opera; appearing on a myriad of diverse events, as well as at theme park attractions and entering the specialist worlds of architectural and environmental illumination.

     

    Robe is also known for being accessible, forward-thinking and understanding the importance of people and personal communication in sustaining a successful enterprise. The excellent communication with those investing in and using its dynamic range of products is at the core of future research and development.

     

    The company is very proud of its independence and private ownership. This ensures the business remains agile, efficient, decisive and focused on producing genuinely creative tools for an imaginative and exciting industry that constantly pushes boundaries.

     

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  7. Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. opens registration for its sixth Vectorworks Design Summit. From Nov. 1 to Nov. 3, design professionals, customers, educators and students across the globe in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries will virtually hear the latest from Vectorworks leadership and product experts, take part in live training sessions and network with Vectorworks partners and fellow users—all at no cost.

     

    “Even though we’re going virtual for this year’s Design Summit, we’re committed to providing an exceptional training and networking experience for customers all around the world,” said Customer Success Director Juan Almansa. “We’re tailoring this event to not only include exclusive trainings, networking opportunities and a look at our future developments but to also help attendees gain confidence in their design skills using Vectorworks software.”

     

    Each day of the event will have a specific focus for attendees.

     

    Monday, Nov. 1: Hear from Vectorworks leadership including CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Chief Technology Officer Steve Johnson and Product Marketing Director Rubina Siddiqui, Assoc. AIA in live presentations followed by a Q&A session.

     

    Tuesday, Nov. 2: Participate in live and on-demand trainings, attend thought leadership sessions on key industry topics and get exclusive content from the Vectorworks Partner Network.

     

    Wednesday, Nov. 3: Ask questions and connect with product experts and Vectorworks partners in an open-house style networking session.

     

    “I'm thrilled to speak at this year’s Design Summit about Stageport's research into BIM, digital twins and the entertainment industry, and I look forward to sharing our Vectorworks experience with the community,” said Jazz Hutsby, visualization technologist at Stageport. “With all the advancements in Vectorworks features and the industry over the last year, I’m hopeful attendees will gain insights into the benefits of creating digital twins of venues to help change the way they create, adapt and share their own drawings.”

     

    All design professionals, customers, educators and students are invited to the Vectorworks Design Summit.

     

    Secure your spot and learn more about the event by visiting the registration page.

     

    Media interested in press interviews with Vectorworks team members can submit their requests to pr@vectorworks.net.

     

    Connect with other design professionals in the latest conversations by following #VectorworksDesignSummit.

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  8. Tania Salgado-Nealous Honored in the Human Resources Executive of the Year Category

     

    Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. proudly announces Chief Human Resources Officer Tania Salgado-Nealous, PHR, SHRM-CP was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Human Resources Executive of the Year Category in the 18th Annual International Business Awards®.

     

    The International Business Awards (IBAs) are the world’s premier business awards program, open to all individuals and organizations worldwide. The 2021 IBAs received more than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and industries in 63 different nations and territories. This year’s competition featured a number of categories to recognize organizations’ and individuals’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

     

    The various and creative employee engagement efforts Salgado-Nealous has implemented in her 14-year career at Vectorworks have helped to make employee’s lives better not only at the office, but also at home. Since 2019, Salgado-Nealous has executed paid paternity leave for employees, hired over 70 new employees for the U.S., U.K. and Canada offices and helped to reinforce and communicate Vectorworks’ core values of inclusion, balance, collaboration and innovation. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, she also successfully oversaw the transition of all three company offices to full-time remote work in less than one business day, implemented several pandemic-friendly employee engagement activities and transitioned company training and development opportunities to a new virtual environment.

     

    “After such a remarkable year and a half tackling great adversity, I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this achievement,” said Vectorworks Chief Executive Officer Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “Tania is a dedicated champion of our employees and a leader by example of the culture at Vectorworks.”

     

    Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 260 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from June through early August.

     

    “What we’ve seen in this year’s IBA nominations is that organizations around the world, in every sector, have continued to innovate and succeed, despite the setbacks, obstacles and tragedies of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Stevie Awards President Maggie Gallagher. “All of this year’s Stevie Award winners are to be applauded for their persistence and their resilience.  We look forward to celebrating their achievements with them during our December 8 virtual awards ceremony.”

     

    Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

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  9. Global Design and BIM Software Provider Will Serve as Technical Member of International Consortium

     

    Today, global design and BIM software provider, Vectorworks, Inc. announces its official membership in the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), a global resource for geospatial information and standards. As a technical member, Vectorworks will offer its experience and expertise in connecting BIM and GIS workflows to the OGC.

     

    “Joining the OGC is a milestone that not only shows our commitment to standards for BIM and location data, but also demonstrates how we’re continually progressing to advocate for the needs and standards of the AEC and landscape industries,” said Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “Together with the 500-plus businesses and organizations this partnership brings, we look forward to discussions with innovative thought leaders on emerging tech trends, open geospatial standards and the future of BIM and GIS that will define solidified and streamlined principles for the industries.”

     

    Through their member-driven consensus process, OGC serves as the leading authority on geospatial standards, ensuring that location information is findable, accessible, integrable and reusable. Vectorworks global architecture, landscape architecture and planning customer-base, along with the use of geospatial data across BIM and BIM for landscape workflows, are leading priorities for the company. As such, together with the OGC, Vectorworks will participate in discussions that ensure interoperability of geospatial data within design and BIM projects.

     

    “I'm happy to welcome Vectorworks to our collective global, problem-solving community of geospatial experts and users that is the OGC," said OGC CEO Dr. Nadine Alameh. "A key part of the mainstreaming of geospatial is the integration of information between the AEC and geospatial information environments in the architecture and landscape architecture industries. Vectorworks’ commitment to such an integration across BIM workflows based on international open standards and best practices cannot be timelier and more impactful to the Consortium and the community overall.”

     

    Read about OGC’s mission and vision here and learn more about their newest member by visiting vectorworks.net.

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  10. Continuing its support for emerging designers, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. announces Leslie Majer as the Richard Diehl award winner for the fifth Vectorworks Design Scholarship. With over 1,800 submissions, scholarships were awarded to 28 students for 21 projects in the architecture, entertainment, landscape and interior design industries. Winners included both individual and group submissions.

     

    The winning project titled “Badehaus Breitstrom” was submitted by Majer for her thesis studio project at Bauhaus Universität Weimar and focuses on bathhouses and urban facilities. The project includes a historical reference with a focus on contemporary design, construction methods and sustainability. Majer used Vectorworks for drawings and connected them to Maxon’s Cinema 4D to create renderings.

     

    “Leslie Majer’s project is a true gem,” said Vectorworks Product Marketing Director Rubina Siddiqui. “It showcases very impressive work—not just in the graphics and the thoroughness or the detail, but also the space that is created through the juxtaposition of simple and heavy elements to create something so massive and intricate is quite an accomplishment. We congratulate Leslie and all this year’s winners for their creative achievements. We hope the scholarships aid these designers in continuing to elevate and progress the design industry with their contributions.”

     

    “It’s an incredible honor to win this scholarship and to be recognized by a jury of experienced, diverse design professionals,” said Leslie Majer, now graduate architecture student at ETH; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich. “In architecture school, we’re very much taught to learn and form our own stance on what’s important more so than the real parameters of construction or what our ideas will actually affect in the real world. It is an amazing feeling that the Vectorworks Design Scholarship gave the project and the topics it incorporates a bigger forum, which reaches beyond the discourse of my own university.”

     

    This year’s winners represented countries from around the globe United States, Dominican Republic, Australia, England, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Japan. Submissions were evaluated based on design quality, concept and originality, the effective use of computer technology, presentation and explanation of design.

     

    Congratulations to all winners:

     

    Architecture Winners

     

    • “Pliable Display-Ground,” by Han Zhu, Xinyu Chen, and Wanting Zhou, Rice University
    • “Swinburne Station!,” by Shengye Yu, Swinburne University of Technology
    • “The Invisible Castle,” by Henri Kopra, University of Nottingham
    • “Hideout, Self-sufficient Huts in Cambodia,” by Justyna Dmytryk, Wrocław University of Science and Technology
    • “Ziemlich beste Nachbarn - Ein dezentrales Nachbarschaftszentrum,” by Sina Dreßler, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design
    • “Badehaus Breitstrom,” Leslie Rahel Majer, ETH; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich
    • “Forest Revolution,” by Wang Jiawen, Tama Art University

     

    Landscape Architecture Winners

     

    • “Cooling UHI via Parametric Design in Landscape Architecture,” by Chien-Yu Lin, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
    • “Industrial Complex of an International Company Dedicated to Manufacturing Electronic Devices,” by Solange Lantigua and Lindi Patricia Oviedo Aguilar, Autonomous University of Santo Domingo
    • “Eden Project Productive Garden,” by Joss Paine, Cornwall College, University of Plymouth
    • “The Project of Podwawelski Park in Krakow,” by Łukasz Byś, Tadeusz Kościuszko University of Technology
    • “Dandelion - Zbrojovka Reloaded,” by Carina Brandl and Amelie Kessler, Technical University of Munich
    • “Fjorde in der Berliner Mitte - Bepflanzungskonzept Innenhöfe Charlie Living,” by Caroline Kemkes, Frauke Weerts, and Christian Lepper, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences
    • “Le Bain Sauvage,” by Elisa Fomasi, University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil

     

    Interior Design Winners

    • “Projekt Adaptacji Wnętrza Stodoły na Cele Mieszkalne,” by Martyna Jaworska, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
    • “Unkabut.bar,” by Lukas Riedl, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design
    • “In Situ - Ein Marktplatz mit Geschichte,” by Michelle Mosiman and Sara Vergallo, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

     

    Entertainment Winners

     

    • “Subject to Change,” by Mollie Singer, University of Maryland College Park
    • “All We Have Is Time,” by Wei Guo, Victoria College of the Arts
    • “Covid-19 Music Tour,” by Alex Forey, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
    • “Dzika Kaczka - Teatr Telewizji,” by Maciej Strzałkowski - Rajca, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

     

    Visit the Vectorworks Design Scholarship web gallery to view the winning designs, runner-up projects and projects from previous years. 

     

    To learn more about Vectorworks academic programs, visit vectorworks.net/education. Students and professors can also download a free individual copy of Vectorworks Designer software at student.myvectorworks.net.

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  11. Scholarships Awarded to 12 Students for Winning Projects in Fifth Vectorworks Design Scholarship

     

    Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. is proud to recognize the future of design in announcing this year’s Vectorworks Design Scholarship regional winners. Twelve talented designers were selected for their projects out of over 1,800 submissions by graduate and undergraduate students in major disciplines related to the architecture, landscape architecture, entertainment and interior design fields.

     

    The winners were selected by an international panel of design, academic and media professionals. Submissions were evaluated based on design quality, concept and originality, the effective use of computer technology, presentation and explanation of design.

     

    “Because of the pandemic and how it has modified people’s working patterns, the judging panel took the opportunity to get together on Zoom, and that enabled us to discuss the most technologically impressive or interesting entries,” said CAD User Editor David Chadwick, a member of this year’s judging panel. “Most of the entries are of high technical quality, have been produced after intensive research or exhibit some exhilarating creativity. Like previous years, one of the most striking things about the entrants was their diversity of origin.”

     

    This year’s winners represented countries from across the globe including Australia, the Dominican Republic, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Here are the 2021 winners:

     

    ARCHITECTURE WINNERS:

    • “Swinburne Station!” by Shengye Yu, Swinburne University of Technology
    • “The Invisible Castle” by Henri Kopra, University of Nottingham
    • “Pliable Display-Ground” by Han Zhu, Xinyu Chen and Wanting Zhou, Rice University

     

    LANDSCAPE WINNERS:

    • “Complejo Industrial de Empresa Internacional Dedicada a la Manufactura de Dispositivos Electrónicos” by Solange Lantigua and Lindi Patricia Oviedo Aguilar, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo
    • “Cooling UHI via Parametric Design in Landscape Architecture” by Chein-Yu Lin, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
    • “Eden Project Productive Garden” by Joss Paine, Cornwall College, University of Plymouth

     

    ENTERTAINMENT WINNERS:

    • “All We Have Is Time” by Wei Guo, Victorian College of the Arts
    • “Subject to Change” by Mollie Singer, University of Maryland, College Park
    • “COVID-19 Music Tour” by Alex Forey, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)

     

    “This year’s Vectorworks Design Scholarship winners are a true representation of the bright future of design,” said Vectorworks Marketing Programs Director Alice Lowy. “We continue to be incredibly impressed by the projects submitted each year and we congratulate all winners for their creative accomplishments.”

     

    All regional winners received the equivalent of $3,000 USD in local currency, free Vectorworks educational software licenses for their schools and complimentary virtual workshop training. In addition, all scholarship winners have advanced to compete for the Richard Diehl Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, professional networking opportunities and media exposure. The Richard Diehl Award winner will be announced on June 16, 2021.

     

    To learn more about Vectorworks academic programs, visit vectorworks.net/education. Students can also download a free individual copy of Vectorworks Designer software at student.myvectorworks.net.

     

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  12. As Part of the Continued Sponsorship, Winners Received a free Vectorworks Spotlight License

     

    Concluding its fifth year as a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) sponsor, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. announces the winners of this year’s regional awards. KCACTF held eight regional festivals, bringing together talented students from all around the country to deliver virtual productions. Festival attendees were also treated to exclusive panels, workshops, competitions and feedback from experts in the industry.  

     

    “At its core, KCACTF provides opportunities for participants to develop cutting-edge skills and learn current best practices,” said Jesse Dreikosen, KCACTF national chair of design, technology & management. “To do this effectively, we rely on industry-leading sponsors, such as Vectorworks. The company’s sponsorship will help the design, technology and management students expand their design approaches and achieve higher levels of professionalism.”

     

    Since 2017, Vectorworks. has partnered with KCACTF to help foster and reward young talent in the Design, Technology, and Management (DTM) industry. In pursuing this, Vectorworks is proud to reward each student winner a free professional license of Vectorworks Spotlight 2021.

     

    Winners were chosen for their commitment to innovation, efficiency and excellence in design.

     

    Congratulations to all the winners:

     

    Region 1:

    Issac Goldbaum, Salem State University for “Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe.”

     

    Region 2:

    Sam O’Dea, York College of Pennsylvania for “The Agitators.”

     

    Region 3:

    Jenny Bauer, University of Wisconsin Parkside for “Romeo and Juliet.”

     

    Region 4:

    Victoria Leatherman, College of Charleston for “Last Night and the Night Before.”

     

    Region 5:

    Danielle Roth, University of South Dakota for “Angels and Demons: Medieval Mystery Plays.”

     

    Region 6:

    Ian Olsen, Texas Tech University for “The Violet Response Project.”

     

    Region 7:

    Johnathan Billington, George Fox University for “Silent Sky.

     

    Region 8:

    Sera Shearer, Utah State University for “A Flea in Her Ear.”

     

    “It is our privilege to award each festival regional design winner a professional license of Vectorworks Spotlight — the industry standard for design and documentation,” said Vectorworks Senior Entertainment Technologist Frank Brault. “Congratulations to all the winners, they have all been recognized as leaders in specific regions for the quality and completeness of their designs and we are once again proud to award them here.”

     

    To learn more about Vectorworks support for the academic community visit vectorworks.net/education.

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  13. New distributors bring experience, innovation to Asian market

     

    Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. is expanding its service in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region by onboarding two influential distributors in the design and production industry: Tathastu Techno Solution and Total Solution Marketing. Tathastu Techno Solution and Total Solution Marketing will expand and grow the Vectorworks business to better serve customers in the APAC market.

     

    “We’re proud to add Tathastu Techno Solution and Total Solution Marketing to our growing roster of distributors in the APAC region to best serve our customers in the industry” said Vectorworks Global Channel Operations Director Victoria Morris. “By expanding our presence in the APAC market and bringing in proven experience within the design industry, both distributors will improve our ability to give our customers the best possible support.”

     

    Based in Mumbai, Tathastu Techno Solution joins Datalogics, an existing Vectorworks distributor, in the burgeoning Indian market. Tathastu Techno Solution, which currently distributes 3D, animation VFX and motion graphics software by sister company Maxon, will represent Vectorworks in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

     

    “Vectorworks products fit perfectly with our vision to partner with world-renowned 2D/3D software companies,” said Chetan Jain, CEO of Tathastu Techno Solution. “India is a diverse and innovative market and partnering with Vectorworks will give us the opportunity to better serve our customers with the best software solutions. Customers are acquisitive to adapt to new products and technologies and we see great potential to introduce Vectorworks products to customers and assist them in changing their existing workflows and product pipelines. This partnership between Tathastu and Vectorworks will definitely scale new heights in business across India.”

     

    As a distributor for MA Lighting — a platinum partner with Vectorworks, Total Solution Marketing joins existing distributors Softedge and Quick Solutions to represent Vectorworks in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The experience they bring to the media and entertainment industry will expand access to product support, training and customer success in the region, including offering Vectorworks training conducted by Linesmith founder and long-time Vectorworks user Gabriel Chan.     

     

    “We are privileged to be appointed a distributor for Vectorworks and look forward to our collaboration,” said Total Solution Marketing Executive Director Tevin Heng. “In the past few years, we have seen the continued partnership of Vectorworks and MA Lighting and other lighting manufacturers to enhance lighting design workflow processes in the entertainment lighting industry. We believe Vectorworks is the one-stop solution for entertainment show documentation and design. With the Vectorworks team support, we will offer local training and improve the quality of technical support to Vectorworks users.”

     

    To learn more about becoming a Vectorworks distributor or to find a local distributor in your region visit vectorworks.net/international.

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  14. Vectorworks Partner Network creates collaborative global community and opportunities to connect with 685,000-plus Vectorworks userbase

     

    Today, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. announces its Vectorworks Partner Network, offering an engaged and diverse group of technology organizations in the architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, landscape design and entertainment design industries that bring transformative solutions to embolden a designer’s vision and creativity.

     

    “Our network of global partners are innovators and collaborators who create solutions that empower designers to transform the world with great design,” said Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “Together with our partner community, we’ll pioneer and deliver innovative solutions, address customer pain points and maximize user workflow efficiencies.”

     

    The network will offer three partnership categories:

     

    • Technology: Industry-leading companies adding advanced built-in capabilities, as well as third-party plug-in or add-on options, to optimize efficiency in Vectorworks software.
    • Content Partners: Manufacturer-specific libraries of CAD/BIM symbols, material textures, images and/or associated data that represent manufacturers’ products.
    • Hardware: Quality-tested and validated manufacturers meeting performance requirements and standards with our software.

     

    The Vectorworks Partner Network builds off decades of successful partnerships. Many credible and trusted partner brands reside in the network as it launches including Nemetschek Group sister brands Bluebeam, dRofus, Maxon, Solibri and Scia, as well as Enscape, Lumion, MA Lighting International, NBS Chorus, Robe lighting, Siemens, to name a few. Earlier this month, Vectorworks announced its Unreal Engine partnership along with its Vectorworks 2021 Service Pack 3 release and now Epic Games will also join the partner network.

     

    To learn more or to join the Vectorworks Partner Network visit, vectorworks.net/community/partner-network or email partners@vectorworks.net.

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  15. First partnership competition awarded members cash prizes based on best design and renderings

     

    Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. along with the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) announce the winners of the 2021 Parklet Design Competition. As the first partnership competition with AIAS, members were invited to share their designs and renderings to provide a creative solution to the parklet challenge.

     

    For the competition, students had to design a parklet — a sidewalk extension that provides more space and amenities for people using the street. In addition to their submissions, contestants had to follow and tag the AIAS National Office and Vectorworks on Instagram for consideration.  

     

    “It was great to see such a variety of designs showcasing how to repurpose public space in unique ways, I'm always impressed by the creativity and innovative thinking of our members,” said AIAS President Erin Conti.

     

    Here are the winners of the 2021 Parklet Design Competition:

     

    First place awarded $500: Michael Zima of Illinois Institute of Technology.

     

    Second place awarded $250: Maria Fernanda of University of Maryland.

     

    Third place awarded $100: Nicole Bass and Hamees Gabr of City College of New York.

     

    “This was our first time partnering with AIAS for a competition, and it was a great opportunity to see the unique, creative submissions,” said Vectorworks Marketing Programs Director Alice Lowy. “We always enjoy giving students the chance to show off their design skills so they can be recognized for their talent.”

     

    Students who wish to showcase their design skills on an international scale are encouraged to submit either new or old projects to the Vectorworks Design Scholarship for a chance to win up to $10,000 USD. Submissions are due March 31.

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  16. Award-winning company ranked by Maryland’s largest general-circulation daily newspaper
     

    Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Baltimore Sun. The list is based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, execution and connection, among others.
     

    “In times of great change, it is more important than ever to maintain a connection among employees,” said Energage CEO Eric Rubin. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward based on real-time insights into what works best for your organization. The Top Workplaces program can be that positive outcome your company can rally around in the coming months to celebrate leadership and the importance of maintaining an employee-focused culture, even during challenging times.”  

     

    “We’re honored to be recognized as a top workplace and we thank our employees for making this distinction possible,” said Vectorworks Vice President of Human Resources and Operations Tania Salgado-Nealous. “This has been a challenging year for all of us due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, however, I’m exceptionally proud that we were able to continue our operations reflecting our core values of inclusion, balance, collaboration and innovation in order to serve our employees and customers during this difficult time.”

    View all rankings on the Baltimore Sun’s website and learn more about Vectorworks, Inc. at vectorwork.net.

     

    View all rankings on the Baltimore Sun’s website and learn more about Vectorworks, Inc. at vectorwork.net.

     

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  17. Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. announces its fifth Vectorworks Design Scholarship. This global competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students in major disciplines related to architecture, landscape architecture, landscape design, entertainment and interior design who can now submit either new or old projects for a chance to win up to $10,000 USD.

     

    “This year’s theme is “Design. Submit. Win” and we want students from around the world to do just that,” said Vectorworks Marketing Programs Director Alice Lowy. “This is a prime opportunity for students to show off their best work for professional recognition and more, and we look forward to seeing what students come up with.”

     

    To apply, students must complete a quick online application providing their contact information followed by details about their project before submitting for consideration. A panel of judges will evaluate submissions based on design, technology, originality, presentation and writing.

     

    The competition includes 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. Scholarships may be used as winners see fit from tuition to travel. Additionally, winners’ schools will receive free Vectorworks Designer software and free virtual workshop training.

     

    “I entered the Vectorworks Design Scholarship to show I could design a stage, present it with clarity and more in software programs like After Effects, Vision and MAonPC,” said Kristopher Clemson, founder of Bifröst Lighting LLC and last year’s first entertainment Richard Diehl Award winner. “Winning the scholarship was a tremendous help in getting my career started and I encourage all students to enter the contest, because not only is the scholarship money helpful, but it’s also an amazing opportunity to get your foot in the door into your industry, whether you attend a well-known school or not.”

     

    Submissions are open now through March 31, 2021. Winners will be announced June 16, 2021. Students can also visit the academic programs page to find additional resources to help with their projects.

     

    For more information or to apply, visit vectorworks.net/scholarship.

     

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  18. Milestone release adds Vectorworks to Enscape’s list of fully supported 3D modeling programs

     

    Enscape GmbH, the leading provider of real-time rendering and virtual reality technology for the global architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, has launched Enscape 2.9. This release supports Vectorworks 2021 from global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. and allows architects, landscape design professionals and entertainment designers to add Enscape to their Vectorworks planning and presentation workflows.

     

    “This partnership confirms our dedication to integrating new technology that brings direct benefits to customers,” said Dave Donley, director of product technology at Vectorworks. “Enscape does a marvelous job creating nice workflows and developing plug-ins that allow users to add Enscape objects directly into their Vectorworks models. We're confident users will enjoy the Vectorworks 2021 features now that Enscape fully supports Vectorworks 3D modeling.”

     

    Unlike traditional rendering software, Enscape leverages innovations in graphics card technology to instantly transform Vectorworks models into immersive real-time 3D experiences. Vectorworks users can quickly navigate large BIM models, and changes made in Vectorworks are immediately visible and fully rendered with accurate materials, lighting and shadows.

     

    As a result, designers can see in real-time the effect their design decisions have on a space and its construction, helping them validate their ideas and get to decision points faster. Design teams can walk through a project to understand spatial relationships and perform visual inspections to identify errors that may be missed in the plan review. Enscape offers firms a new way to communicate with clients to ensure designs meet their visions.

     

    "We're pleased to partner with Vectorworks to bring Enscape's real-time 3D rendering and virtual reality technology to Vectorworks users,” said Daniel Monaghan, Enscape's business leader in the Americas. "Like Vectorworks’ integrated rendering features, Renderworks, Enscape plugs directly into the Vectorworks interface, so it's very easy to learn and use. If you know how to add a light and texture in Vectorworks, you already know how to use Enscape — the results are just instant.”

     

    Enscape for Vectorworks is available on the Windows operating system in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese. Users can try Enscape free for 14 days here.

     

    To learn more about the partnership with Enscape, visit www.enscape3d.com/works-with/vectorworks or watch the on-demand tutorial.

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  19. Global competition will recognize design students’ best work

     

    Continuing its commitment to cultivating future generations of designers, global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. will open submissions for its fifth Vectorworks Design Scholarship on December 1, 2020. The Vectorworks Design Scholarship invites undergraduate and graduate students in major disciplines related to architecture, landscape architecture, landscape design, entertainment and interior design to submit either new or old projects.

     

    “Last year, we received over 1,600 submissions worldwide and we’re looking forward to getting even more submissions this year,” said Marketing Programs Director Alice Lowy. “The Vectorworks Design Scholarship is an amazing opportunity for students to take the next step in their professional development by submitting to win scholarship prizes while showing off their creative designs.”

     

    Students will be able to submit their best work for a chance to win up to $10,000 USD and gain professional recognition. Winners will also acquire free Vectorworks design software for their school’s lab and free virtual workshop training.

     

    Those who wish to enter are encouraged to start thinking of their submissions now. Visit vectorworks.net/scholarship to learn more and to enter your email address to be notified of when entries open.

     

    Additionally, students can visit the academic portal to receive a free educational copy of Vectorworks Designer and check out the inspiration gallery of last year’s winners to help get started.

     

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  20. Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. celebrates their nominations for the 2020 Construction Computing Awards. Vectorworks, Inc. and its products Vectorworks Architect and Vectorworks Landmark received nine nominations in BIM, architectural and innovation categories, among others. Additionally, the Vectorworks Nomad app is nominated in the Mobile Application category and Jonathan Reeves of Jonathan Reeves Architects received two nominations for his projects and work as a Vectorworks trainer.

     

    The Construction Computing Awards, also known as "The Hammers," is now in its 15th year. The awards showcase and reward the technology, tools and solutions used in the effective design, construction, maintenance and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing and civil engineering projects of all sizes. The Hammers are the perfect opportunity for companies from every industry sector to seek recognition for their efforts over the past 12 months.

     

    “We’d like to thank the Construction Computing Awards for recognizing our efforts and commitment to the AEC industry,” said Vectorworks UK Director of Sales Adrian Slatter. “Despite this unprecedented year, providing innovations to our customers remained our top priority, which is why the launch of Vectorworks 2021 highlights our continued emphasis on improving product quality, performance and the user experience.”

     

    Vectorworks and its products are short-listed in the following categories:

     

    ·       BIM Product of the Year: Vectorworks Architect

    ·       Architectural CAD Application of 2020: Vectorworks Architect

    ·       GIS/Mapping Product of 2020: Vectorworks Landmark and Architect

    ·       Mobile Application of 2020: Vectorworks Nomad

    ·       Product of the Year 2020: Vectorworks Architect

    ·       Company of the Year: Vectorworks, Inc.

    ·       Innovation of the Year 2020: Vectorworks Architect 2021

    ·       One to Watch Company 2020: Vectorworks Architect and Landmark

    ·       BIM Project of the Year: Jonathan Reeves Architects with Vectorworks for Earth Sheltered Eco Home

    ·       Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Project of the Year 2020: Jonathan Reeves Architects with Vectorworks for Urban Masterplan

    ·       Editor’s Choice of 2020: Vectorworks Architect 2021

     

    The awards are determined by voter submission and a panel of judges. The Editor’s Choice award is selected by David Chadwick, editor of Construction Computing Magazine. Voters are encouraged to place their votes here by November 2. Winners will be announced on November 12.

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