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Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. announces its selection as a finalist for the 2019 Architizer A+Awards. Vectorworks Architect 2019 is one of four contenders in the Design Tools – Apps & Digital Tools category, competing for two of the most sought after awards: The Architizer A+ Jury Award and the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award. “It’s an incredible accomplishment to be a finalist in the highly-respected Architizer A+Awards, as the architecture market is filled with fierce competition,” said Jeremy Powell, vice president of marketing at Vectorworks. “Vectorworks Architect 2019 was created with a focus on increasing design efficiency through overall performance and quality, adding new innovations and enhancements to further improve 3D and BIM modeling, 2D documentation and presentation workflows. Designers will see a dramatic impact on productivity, thus making their day-to-day work faster and easier.” The seventh annual awards are judged by a diverse jury from fields such as fashion, publishing, product design, real estate development and tech, including Denise Scott Brown and Tom Kundig, as well as personalities from beyond architecture like Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos), Yves Behar (Fuseproject), John Edelman (CEO, Design Within Reach), Cameron Sinclair (Architecture for Humanity) and Barry Bergdoll (MoMA). The Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award is chosen through online public voting. Voting is open now until July 5. Winners for both awards will be announced on July 9. Learn more about Vectorworks Architect 2019 at vectorworks.net/architect, and why you should vote for the leading BIM tool by July 5 on Architizer’s website.
In addition to the Land8 Social Media Awards honor earlier this year, global design and BIM software solutions provider Vectorworks, Inc. proudly announces that it is a winner of two awards from BUILD Magazine: their 2019 Design & Build Awards’ “One to Watch in 2019” and “Best BIM Software Developer 2019 – Metro Washington D.C.” in the Home & Garden Awards. Additionally, Vectorworks was touted as one of the “Leading Providers of BIM & CAD Design Software 2019” in the 2019 Designer Awards, hosted by LUX-Life Magazine. “It’s a tremendous feeling for Vectorworks to receive its fourth award this early in the year,” said Jeremy Powell, VP of marketing at Vectorworks. “I would like to thank BUILD Magazine and LUX-Life for these prestigious honors. It keeps us motivated and focused on providing a one-of-a-kind software program for the design community.” The BUILD Awards are dedicated to uncovering and rewarding the very best in technical innovation, design and service. This program showcases companies around the world that are innovating, trailblazing and deserving of recognition. “Here at BUILD, we noticed that Vectorworks had a fantastic 2018, and we believe they will go on to do great things in 2019,” said Megan Cashmore, features executive at BUILD Magazine. “With the release of their 2019 software, we have seen a huge increase in efficiency and innovation for designers within the industry. Their success has led them to be selected as a One to Watch in 2019.” Along with BUILD Magazine’s 2019 Design & Build Awards, Vectorworks has also been selected as the “Best BIM Software Developer 2019 – Metro Washington D.C.” in their 2019 Home & Garden Awards. From creative minds in landscaping and interior design, to cleaners and carpenters, this award is designed to highlight companies supporting professionals to truly make a house a home. And last, but not least, Vectorworks has been crowned as the “Leading Providers of BIM & CAD Software – 2019” in the 2019 Designer Awards, hosted by LUX-Life Magazine. The Designer Awards reward the innovative and those who exceed the public’s expectations year upon year to provide an excellent selection of new products and experiences for the everyday consumer. “The 2019 Designer Awards prides itself in identifying outstanding work in a field which provides so much, not just to the economy, but society as well,” said Jessie Wilson, awards executive at LUX-Life. “Receiving such an accolade represents that all of Vectorworks’ hard work, dedication and creativity is truly paying off!”
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.
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.
Global design and BIM software developer Vectorworks, Inc. announces version 2.5 of the pedestrian simulation software add on for Vectorworks 2017 software, SimTread. Created by Japanese Vectorworks distributor A&A Co., Ltd. in partnership with Waseda University and Takenaka Corporation, SimTread helps in simulating and analyzing a variety of crowd control needs, such as evaluating evacuation times, building egress and traffic flow. Updates for this version include improvements for video export quality and a more detailed analysis that offers the ability to efficiently add time-dependent events like evacuations, as well as account for different occupants, such as individuals in wheelchairs. As a flow-analysis tool, SimTread helps those working in disaster preparedness, public safety, facilities management, as well as event, municipal or campus planning. SimTread can assist in and optimizes a design’s circulation pattern – whether directing the slow meandering of people through an art museum or expediting the exit of tens of thousands of people from a football stadium. “We’re always looking for new ways to help designers work more efficiently by putting the information they need at their fingertips,” said Jeremy Powell, senior marketing director at Vectorworks. “Updates for this SimTread version will improve productivity for the design and planning of pedestrian flow and evacuation safety.” Updates for the latest SimTread release include: · Improved plot tracking, which provides a more in-depth analysis by enabling the ability to plot and display the specified path occupants take to reach their destinations. · The new Show/Select SimTread Object command helps users save time by showing or selecting all instances of specified SimTread object types. · The duplicate transfer points update provides a command that streamlines the creation of a simulation of a multi-story building by allowing the replication of transfer points at stairwells. · Enhanced anti-aliasing and H264 video codec parameters for higher-quality video output. “SimTread helps designers make better, more data-driven decisions when it comes to optimizing their layouts for crowd flow and safety,” said Dr. Takeshi Kimura, manager of product development at A&A. “As such, we continually work to improve the capabilities of SimTread based on customer feedback and provide Vectorworks users the best tool possible.” To purchase SimTread, or learn more, visit our partner page at vectorworks.net/simtread.