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.
For more detail and a new Vectorworks 2020 New Features video please visit my YouTube channel " Innovative Vectorworks BIM" http://bit.ly/2qvnhhq
"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."
Vectorworks, the first BIM software to receive IFC4 export certification, now supports your Open BIM workflows better than ever before.
In April 2019, Vectorworks achieved IFC4 Reference View 1.2 Export Certification from buildingSMART International (bSI) — the global authority driving transformation of the built asset economy through open, international standards.
So, what does this mean for your workflow?
Think of IFC functioning like HTML. We built the blog you’re reading with a code that’s equally accessible on Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or any other web browser. If you share this post with a friend, they can view it with their own preferred browser and experience the exact same display.
With IFC import/export capabilities, you have the freedom to choose your design software and still experience the same 3D models as everyone else on the project. The open-source format means you aren’t forced into using one solution just for easier file exchange. After all, architects and electrical engineers often don’t work in the same software.
“The IFC file format gives focus to the standardized exchange of data when sharing information among different software systems used in the building industry,” explained Rubina Siddiqui, director of product marketing at Vectorworks.
Without IFC, BIM is only possible in a closed environment. It uniquely supports both 3D geometry and data, allowing crucial tasks like clash detection to be done entirely in 3D. It creates a collaborative environment for everyone’s expertise to coexist.
A publicly defined and accepted standard, IFC4 export criteria serves as a basis for contracts by facilitating interoperability. This not only supports your Open BIM workflow, rather it enhances it — allowing architects, engineers, landscape professionals, and construction teams to communicate with a common language.
“With the IFC data manager, all doors are open to us for proper IFC model exports, which are tailored to the information requirements of the customer without having to constantly adapt our internal databases, classifications, or naming conventions,” said Marc Pancera, associate and head of BIM Research & Development at IttenBrechbühl AG.
“Of course, the mapping part requires a certain understanding of the IFC data model from our BIM Champions,” he said, “but fortunately this is publicly documented — just read it yourself!”
See how Vectorworks supports BIM workflows.
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