I take a look at some of the amazing new features in the new Vectorworks 2020 Architect software. Here we look in more detail at:- LIST BROWSER DIRECT EDITING, BATCH RENAME, WIDGET GROUPS IN OBJECT INFO, OPTIMIZED PDF & LEVEL OF DETAIL
Jonathan Reeves is an award-winning architect, author, and educator of Innovative Vectorworks BIM specialising in professional Vectorworks & Twinmotion Training Sales, 3D, and I take a look at some of the amazing new features in the new Vectorworks 2020 Architect software just released today! Here we look in more detail at:- IFC REFERENCING, REVIT EXPORT & BIMOBJECT Jonathan Reeves is an award-winning architect, author, and educator of Innovative Vectorworks BIM specialising in professional Vectorworks & Twinmotion Training Sales, 3D, and BIM. Websites: Vectorworks: http://www.jra-vectorworks-cad.co.ukit.
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Vectorworks 2020 has been released—big new data-design tools, performance improvements, and all-new animation system shine in the new version.
Global design and BIM software provider, Vectorworks, Inc. has announced the Vectorworks 2020product lineup—including Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Landmark, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vectorworks Designer and Vectorworks Fundamentals, plus new versions of Vision and Braceworks.
The latest CAD/BIM software release updates the popular design software line with performance and quality enhancements while also strengthening data-driven workflows with brand new features.
Vectorworks 2020—Big new Data Features and New Animation Workflow
The new 2020 release features prominent new data-centric workflow features, useful for both BIM and non-BIM professionals. Importantly, the release also features an entirely new 3D animation system that replaces a set of legacy animation technologies. The new animation features also benefit from Vectorworks Graphics Module (VGM) performance tunings as well.
The new version of Vectorworks Architect, version 2020 features new BIM tools, data features, new powerful history features in 3D modeling, and an all-new 3d animation system.
With this focus on insightful design, Vectorworks 2020 extends the existing Data Visualization feature to the design layer environment. This lets customers change objects’ attributes using data parameters to visualize data for error checking, work validation, and quality control.
“Data and usability are the cornerstones of this year’s product enhancements,” said Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “When we looked at the future of the industry and what our customers’ needs were, we kept coming back to data, particularly data-driven insights. Vectorworks 2020 is centered around providing our customers with intuitive ways to use the powerful tools of our products, while also offering more practical ways to incorporate the use of data for an improved and insightful design workflow.”
Better BIM FeaturesVectorworks 2020
customer will also encounter superior Open BIM features from which to advance their practices. These include:
I take a look at some of the amazing new features in the new Vectorworks 2020 Architect software just released today! Here we look in more detail at:- NEW INTERFACE, VGM LEVEL OF DETAIL, HISTORY BASED 3D ANIMATION, RENDERWORKS 2020
With Vectorworks Architect 2020, enjoy live data visualization, walkthrough animations, enhancements to the data tag tool, and model sectioning for documentation. You’ll also experience an improved Vectorworks Graphics Module that offers faster file navigation and more responsive models.
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"Another existing and welcome feature for Architects, Landscape Designers and Urban Designer showing how committed Vectorworks is in providing an all in one solution for the built environment. In my opinion, as well as creating the most beautiful 2D CAD drawings in the industry, the new 3D features blow SketchUP out of the water, and the BIM workflows in Vectorworks are intuitive and powerful, and easy to integrate into your design, and totally cross platform for Mac and PC!" Jonathan Reeves
Award winning architect, author and educator of Innovative Vectorworks BIM specialising in professional Vectorworks & Twinmotion Training Sales, 3D, and BIM
Seeing your project in real-world context is a powerful option, and Vectorworks 2020 makes it easy with Geographic Information System (GIS) improvements.
GIS capabilities have been in Vectorworks for a while. In version 2019, the GIS toolset supports a somewhat cumbersome workflow where users have to manually import georeferenced imagery, which could take more time than desired.
Thanks to Esri’s ArcGIS online capabilities, third party imagery will help keep smaller file sizes without bogging down document performance. The georeference essentially exists as a background image that you can pan and zoom according to your document’s internal origin. You can link everything to the same coordinate system — and for site models, there’s a new option to incorporate geoimages as textures in 3D views.
Along with reworked dialog boxes, these improvements mean that seeing your drawing in real-world context is much quicker, easier, and more accurate.
Please follow the link below for Free tickets, and a FREE 122 Page Innovative Vectorworks BIM Book PDF, by messaging me once you have registered.
Meet us in London on Tuesday, 1st October, 2019 as we present the powerful new workflows in Vectorworks® 2020. Explore the future of Vectorworks while enjoying opportunities in the following areas:
• Architecture – Discover how Vectorworks supports the entire design process with 2D, 3D and BIM capabilities. We will be presenting project case studies as well as being on hand to show the latest features.
• Interior Design – Learn how to establish a client’s vision using Vectorworks, with presentation boards, immersive panoramas, photo-realistic 3D rendering and augmented reality, while also having the tools required for collaboration.
• Networking – Meet and connect with over 250 of your industry peers, over lunch and through casual networking opportunities. Key personnel from Vectorworks in the USA and UK will be on hand to discuss any questions that you may have.
Building information modelling (BIM) is a fast evolving aspect of the construction industry.
Innovative Vectorworks BIM provides a unique insight into how innovative architectural practices have already started their journeys with BIM and discusses the major new features in Vectorworks 2016, as well as providing many helpful insights into tried a tested BIM workflows
Innovative Vectorworks BIM by Jonathan Reeves (122 page book)
with 50 Hints and tips for Vectorworks Architect
Once you have registered for the Vectorworks Design day using the link above, please email or message me for a FREE PDF copy of my book.
This video show how to export models from SketchUP to Twinmotion and bring them to life, with a complete project based tutorial in only 45 mins. Taking the Antheaeum building by Richard Meire as an example model I show you how to add vegetation, trees people, weather and set up images and stills to create stunning presentations.
Jonathan Reeves is an award winning architect and professional Vectorworks Trainer and consultant specialising in 3D, and BIM. This video show how Vectorworks 3D BIM modelling can be used to create existing and proposed designs for your projects, and how to present them using Vectorworks. Building information modelling (BIM) is a fast evolving aspect of the construction industry. Innovative Vectorworks BIM provides a unique insight into how innovative architectural practices have already started their journeys with BIM as well as providing many helpful insights into tried a tested BIM workflows.
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This #TeaserTuesday, we’re teasing an update to the Vectorworks Graphics Module (VGM) that will make Vectorworks 2020 run much smoother than previous versions.
The VGM affects how Vectorworks generates and presents 2D and 3D geometry. In version 2019, loading tons of geometry could slow down your computer, especially on larger projects. Users occasionally reported slow frame rates when panning or zooming, and often loading files could take longer than anticipated.
The update for 2020 addresses these issues. The software will seem more realistic — as you zoom out, you’ll notice less and less detail on geometry, mimicking the way the human eye operates. As you zoom back in, geometry will load with its customary high level of detail.
This occurs at a micro level, unseen to the user — we generate geometry in Vectorworks with tessellation/triangulation, wherein the software generates more vertices to show higher levels of detail. The 2020 update means Vectorworks won’t load unnecessary vertices as the object moves farther from the virtual camera — which, for larger projects, can easily cut memory use in half. When Vectorworks runs smoother, your designs can become reality even sooner.
Over the last few years JRA has worked closely with award winning architecture, planning and urban design practice West Waddy, based in beautiful Abingdon, Oxfordshire. As well as providing regular Vectorworks training sessions over the years to support new and existing staff, JRA also provided some BIM consultancy services assisting the practice with setting up a 3D/ BIM model for Lord Wandsworth College Science Block.
Above is a small selection of the diverse range of projects the practice undertakes
About West Waddy ADP
" Originally founded in Abingdon in 1885 the Practice passed through three generations of the West family before merging to form West Waddy in 1986. A further merger with Associated Design Partnership, Oxford in 1999 created the multi-disciplinary practice of West Waddy ADP.
The three Partners, Philip Waddy, Stephen Simkins and Andrew Bateson lead a team of Architects, Planners, and Urban Designers whom comprise a fully integrated built environment consultancy.
West Waddy operates from its riverside studio in the market town of Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The building has a long history of occupation and some elements of the original medieval dyehouse noted in Amyce’s 1554 survey of Abingdon still remain.
With a well-established reputation for good design and creative problem solving, our client base is broad and varied. Well known in Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley, West Waddy continues to broaden its horizons throughout London and the South.
In 2014 West Waddy formed an association with Archadia Architects, London. The team at Archadia are specialists in social and private housing, healthcare, and special needs services."
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