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You've Modeled How It Looks, But How Will It Sound? - acoustics simulation program, ODEON software works with Vectorworks Spotlight to analyze, predict how sound will move based on building model, Frank Brault, Planet Vectorworks, Oct 7, 2015

Vectorworks 2016 - An Introduction - Pixar subdivision surface modeling technology, point cloud support, Marionette visual algorithmic modeling technology, Energos full BIM energy evaluation design technology, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Sep 30, 2015

Vectorworks Releases 2016 Edition - streamlined project sharing, built-in graphical scripting functionality Marionette, point cloud support, subdivision modeling, Energos module to measure energy performance of design, Laura Pei, ENGINEERING.com, Sep 29, 2015

Scripting the Future - Vectorworks CEO Talks Marionette, Design Summit and Future Direction - Sean Flaherty talks about 'How a Design Summit Validates', new brand name, acquisition strategies, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Sep 16, 2015

Vectorworks 2016 Features Real-Time Collaboration, Point Cloud Support - project sharing, subdivision modeling, Python-based graphical scripting tool Marionette, energy performance evaluation tool Energos, landmark site modifier, hardscape tool improvements, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Sep 3, 2015

Vectorworks 2016: Transform the World - marionette, cross platform graphical scripting tool, point cloud feature, intelligent building energy use analysis module, Energos, project sharing environment, Barbara D'Aloisio, Novedge, Sep 16, 2015

BIMobject and Vectorworks Join Hands - BIMobject's portal will now support Vectorworks' file formats, both will work together to make initial set of manufacturer's objects, Laura Pei, ENGINEERING.com, Sep 2, 2015

Vectorworks and ArchiCAD to Import Point Clouds - users can model efficiently, affordably with more accuracy, ArchiCAD 19 will also have ability to display point clouds, John Russo, SPAR Point Group, July 2015

The Philly Interview: Dr. Sarkar Talks About Vectorwork's Advanced Research Group and More - evolution of research development, advancing ideas for group's attention, Marionette inside program vs outside program, energy analysis technology Energos, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 7, 2015

A Vectorworks Goody Bag - at Vectorworks Design Summit, CTO Biplab Sarkar outlined some suggestions that will be available to users: visual scripting, energy analysis, project sharing, sub-division surfaces, CAD User, May 2015

CEO Sean Flaherty Wants to Grow Vectorworks to 3 Million Users - company betting users will want to switch knowing that Vectorworks does things better, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, May 22, 2015

Vectorworks 2016 and Beyond - talk about new features: energy analysis, point cloud, project sharing, Barbara D'Aloisio, Novedge, May 19, 2015

Vectorworks Design Summit: Wrap Up and Details - interesting sessions by Jonathan Pickup, Marc Pancera; opening keynote by CEO Sean Flaherty, design keynote delivered by architect Leo Van Broeck focused on densification, sustainability, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, May 7, 2015

Vectorworks Design Summit: What's Coming in Vectorworks 2016 - CTO Biplab Sarkar introduced Marionette platform, true, cross-platform visual-scripting modeling environment, Vectorworks 2016 will support point cloud support onboard, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 30, 2015

Vectorworks Design Summit: Initial Thoughts - opening keynote by CEO Sean Flaherty, Leo Van Broeck of BOGDAN & VAN BROECK delivered design keynote talk, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 29, 2015

A Look at Vectorworks 2015 - ability to set text style by class, rectangle wall mode, users can import 3DS, SKI files for photorealistic renderings, available for $3,500, CADspeed, Mar 15, 2015

The Sky's the Limit - Vectorworks Cloud Services Select program includes services like free software updates, upgrades of Vectorworks software, incremental product enhancements, additional learning resources, training, priority technical support, CAD User, Jan 2015

Help Clients Visualize Outdoor Living Spaces with the DeckWorks 2.0 Plug-In for Vectorworks Software - plug-in provides all symbols, colors, textures, objects, steel deck framing, aluminum railing systems, for designing outdoor living space using Trex product line, Christina Speiden, CADdigest.com, Jan 14, 2015

Vectorworks User Cases - Interview to Key Users - Q&A with CAD/BIM consultant Franšois LÚvy about specialization in projects, fundamental application of Vectorworks to single-family residential projects, advise for user working in 2D to begin process of transforming 3D, Daniel Dobrzynski, CADdigest.com, Dec 3, 2014

Viewing Changes in Vectorworks 2015  - improved transitions, new user preference allows controlling time of view transition, enhanced wireframe view transition prevents complex objects from getting reverted to simple boxes, Jonathan Pickup, You Tube, Oct 24, 2014

Nemetschek AG will Acquire Bluebeam Software, Inc. - Q&A with Sean Flaherty about PDF solution for collaboration, improvement by acquisition, Bluebeam availability for sale to other legacy customers, sample workflow involving Bluebeam and Vectorworks, Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, Oct 16, 2014

Annotation Changes in Vectorworks 2015 - elevation benchmark now has offset mode, Archoncad, Oct 21, 2014

Dr. Biplab Sarkar Talks to Architosh About Nemetschek Vectorworks 2015 - new 64-bit code base, ability of updated Vectorworks Graphics Module to render in wireframe mode, terrain modeling engine, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Oct 15, 2014

Text Changes in Vectorworks 2015 - control over text tracking, variable tab settings, ability to use classes to control text size, Jonathan Pickup, You Tube, Oct 12, 2014

In Vectorworks 2015, What's New is Really New - 64-bit functionality throughout Vectorworks product line, advanced 3D functionality, new wall tools, updates for its Landmark Civil product, Spotlight set design, mobile accessibility, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Sep 24, 2014

Vectorworks 2015 Release Highlights Mobile Options - improved Graphics Module, new rectangle Wall tool, level constraint system, Nomad mobile app supports 3D viewing of textured, shaded Vectorworks models via cloud, Cadalyst, Sep 18, 2014

What's New on the CAD Side of Vectorworks 2015 - new curtain wall tool to design glass walls framed by steel members, named elevations for placing details, deform tool also deforms 3D objects, ability to fade gradients to no color, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Sep 16, 2014

A Cause for Collaboration - collaboration between IES, Vectorworks help architects in BREEAM certification at start of building project, David Chadwick, CAD User, Jan 2014

Vectorworks Continues to Promote Open BIM in New Release - Vectorworks 2014 has new Open GL rendering engine for faster, more precise rendering, X-ray select shortcut, rotated plan and 3D views, twist tool, option to flatten design layer section viewports, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Sep 24, 2013

Vectorworks 2014 for Entertainment Design - utilize new pop-up on lighting device to view full height of beam, object based on original tool, select focused lighting devices, lighting pipe objects, Kevin Lee Allen, KLAD, Sep 19, 2013

Vectorworks 2014 is Here - check new displacement maps, taper face, twist tool, publish command, brick shader, lighting pipe objects along with Vectorworks cloud services, Kevin Lee Allen, ProLightingSpace, Sep 16, 2013

About Vectorworks in 2013 - Q&A about support for touch screens on Windows computers in Vectorworks 2014, new visualization engine, direct xref'ing of AutoCAD files, Python scripting support, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Sep 17, 2013

Here's Some of What's New in Vectorworks 2014 - all 3D view navigation is now in rendered mode, selective X-ray vision, lots of new capabilities for clipping, mirroring now shows preview, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Sep 11, 2013

Architectural Technologist - Setting Up a Vectorworks Database - go to resource browser, add new resource, add link from each text on symbol to data, Steve Scaysbrook, Konstrukshon CPD Weblog, July 23, 2013

Sean Flaherty Talks to Architosh: On BIM and Vectorworks in Asia - effects of lagging in BIM in Japan, Germany on Vectorworks development, payoff for BIM in Asia, architectural market in China, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, July 22, 2013

My Second Look at Vectorworks Nomad, Pt 1 - Vectorworks' severs generate PDFs, including rendered drawings, Nomad records redline-style markups made to PDFs, provides better online environment for storing drawings, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, June 7, 2013

What's New in AutoCAD MEP 2014: Ability to Automatically Attach Property Set Definition - attach property set definitions to relevant objects automatically, add existing/modified property set definition, Bill Johnson, Ideate, Apr 18, 2013

Vectorworks Cloud Services - exclusively for Vectorworks Service Select members, cloud service is easy to use; iOS app, Vectorworks Nomad available for taking field notes, Christopher Fugitt, CADdigest.com, Oct 23, 2012

Vectorworks 2013 Expands Cloud Computing as a Supporting Resource - improved interoperability, perspective projection, non-blocking rendering feature, new, built-in library for construction materials, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Sep 20, 2012

Nemetschek Also Sees Europe Slowing - slowdown in construction sector in Europe, disruption in Allplan contributed to under-performance in Q2, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, July 25, 2012

Vectorworks Cloud Services: Reduce CPU Computing Times, Improve Collaboration in 3D Workflows - synchronizing, computing presentation, construction documents in cloud, leveraging mobile devices, Jeremy Powell of Nemetschek Vectorworks, CADspeed, July 4, 2012

What I Didn't Know About Vectorworks 2012 - veteran AutoCAD, Civil 3D user explores Vectorworks, finds gems, including impressive callout, site tools, ability to break up objects in drawings to layers, classes, Christopher Fugitt, CADdigest.com, June 28, 2012

Vectorworks Q&A - pioneering cloud for CAD users, interview with Jeremy Powell, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, June 12, 2012

AIA: Nemetschek Talks with Architosh - pedestrian traffic simulation tool, SimTread, can run multi-story pedestrian flow simulations, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, June 8, 2012

Quickies: Nemetschek and Trimble - Nemetschek reports 7% higher revenues from last year; Trimble Q1 revenue up 31%, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, May 4, 2012

Vectorworks Cloud Services - 4 parts: desktop sync tool, cloud-based Vectorworks server, Nomad for portable devices, web portal, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Mar 20, 2012

Vectorworks Cloud Services: Architosh Has the Story - Biplab Sarkar of Nemetschek on capabilities of cloud services, using it, details of Nomad app, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 26, 2012

Quick Update: PTC, DS, Nemetschek - GAAP revenue of $339 million earned by PTC; Dassault's September quarter revenue up 7%; Nemetschek reported 9% increase in sales, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Oct 31, 2011

Hardware Considerations for Maximizing the Performance of Vectorworks 2012 Software - consider CPU with multiple cores, video cards, though memory less important, Jim Wilson, CADspeed, Oct 13, 2011

Notes From Press Chat on Vectorworks 2012 - Q&A on growth, market, BIM orientation, system performance, rendering, file formats, future of Vectorworks, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Oct 4, 2011

Live Blogging the Vectorworks 2012 Release Webinar - auto working planes, push-pull, 3D dimensions, 2D X-ray viewing mode, Mac version compatible with OS X Lion, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Sep 13, 2011

Here's the Entire Transcript for This Morning's Vectorworks 2012 Q&A Chat - Mac demand, solid modeling operations in Vectorworks, ability to take full advantage of GPUs, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Sep 13, 2011

Avoid Common Mistakes When You Set Up Vectorworks - dealing with plug-ins problems, skittish selection tool, cursor cue issues, Juan Almansa, CADspeed, July 8, 2011

Nemetschek's Q1 on Target - revenues grew 10%, maintenance revenue increased 15%, design segment revenue increased 8%, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Apr 29, 2011

Nemetschek Revenue Up 10.4% in 2010 - AEC vendor claims to have overtaken Autodesk as #1 in Europe, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Apr 25, 2011 

PanzerCAD Releases CameraMatch 2011 for the Vectorworks 2011 - aligning 3D model view to photograph, Jonathan Pickup, Oct 6, 2010

Vectorworks 2011 First Look and 12 in Top Ten - designer package, push-pull tool, camera viewports, stepped walls, cinema 4D rendering engine, KLA, The Studio, Sep 14, 2010

Vectorworks 2011 Delivers - series of videos showing Vectorworks 2011 capabilities, Jonathan Pickup, Sep 9, 2010

Vectorworks eBooks on the iPad - Kindle device, Vectorworks manuals, clear text, copied quickly, Jonathan Pickup, July 6, 2010

New Dimensional Constraint Manager - bi-directional associativity in VectorWorks 2010; editing objects, constraints, shareaec.com, Jun 12, 2010

An Introduction to the IPD Workflow for Vectorworks BIM Users - understanding National BIM Standard, legal, contractual considerations of integrated project delivery, Robert Anderson of Nemetschek Vectorworks, Mar 2010

Guiding Vectors - easy-to-follow 3D modeling guide by Jonathan Pickup gives introduction to Vectorworks 2009, David Chadwick, CAD User, Sep/Oct 2009

Interviewed: Sean Flaherty on VectorWorks 2010 - software focus moves from CAD to BIM, wall sculpting feature, Parasolid kernel capabilities, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Sep 28, 2009

Interview with Jonathan Pickup, Vectorworks Guru and Trainer - talk about Vectorworks vs. other architectural design programs, producing training material, architecture in 3D modeling, Franco Folini, Novedge, Aug 17, 2009

Interview with Jessie Newburn, PR Gal at Nemetschek NA - talk about state of social media in CAD industry, social media technologies for CAD end users, Nemetschek NA strategy, Franco Folini, Novedge, Jul 22, 2009

Interview With Biplab Sarkar, CTO of Nemetschek NA - adopting Parasolid for VectorWorks, solid modeling adoption in AEC products, limitations, benefit of developing software for Mac, Windows, selecting parametric over direct-modeling, Franco Folini, Novedge Blog, Oct 13, 2008

Nemetschek Press Event Diary: Inner Harbor and Parasolid - announces Vectorworks 2009 in Baltimore, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, architosh.com, Sep 19, 2008

Architosh Talks to Dr Biplab Sarkar About Parasolid - interview with Vectorworks CTO, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, architosh.com, Sep 19, 2008

TenQuestions for Sean Flaherty - interview with CEO of Nemetsheck NA, maker of Vectorworks, Roopinder Tara, TenLinks.com, Sep 12, 2008

Lighting, Texturing and Rendering the 3D Model - setting up scenic space using VectorWorks Spotlight 2008, NOVEDGE, Jul 2008

Happy Days Ahead for Graphisoft, VectorWorks - Mac OS users double, many running XP and Vista on Mac hardware, Windows monopoly set back, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, June 27, 2008

AIA: Exhibit Report 1: Nemetschek North America and Graphisoft - VectorWorks introduced ThermoRender, ArchiCAD 11 as BIM was displayed, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, May 28, 2008

Architosh Talks to Sean Flaherty, CEO, of Nemetschek North America - Article 8 - about shared problems of Nemetschek AG and Apple Mac, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 21, 2008

Architosh Talks to Sean Flaherty, CEO, of Nemetschek North America - Article 7 - about Nemetschek group and Graphisoft acquisition, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 18, 2008

Architosh Talks to Sean Flaherty, CEO, of Nemetschek North America - Article 6 - about horizontal versus vertical integration of BIM tools in industry, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 15, 2008

Architosh Talks to Sean Flaherty, CEO, of Nemetschek North America - Article 4 - talk about Quartz technology and speed issues in VectorWorks 2008, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 10, 2008

Architosh Talks to Sean Flaherty, CEO, of Nemetschek North America - Article 5 - talk about IFC certification for VectorWorks, issues with IFC, BIM market, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 10, 2008

Architosh Talks to Sean Flaherty, CEO, of Nemetschek North America - Article 1 - talk about VectorWorks 2008, large firms, cultural differences, more, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Feb 18, 2008

Architosh Talks to Sean Flaherty, CEO, of Nemetschek North America - Article 2 - talk about VectorWorks 2008 features, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Feb 18, 2008

Architosh Talks to Sean Flaherty, CEO, of Nemetschek North America - Article 3 - Xref systems, product libraries, more, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 10, 2008

An Interview with Sean Flaherty, CEO of Nemetschek NA - Graphisoft acquisition, VectorWorks, Nemetschek's approach to BIM, more, Franco Folini, Novedge Blog, March 7, 2007

Architosh Talks to Nemetschek North America's New CEO - Sean Flaherty - from the company's internal issues to factors affecting the architectural CAD industry, the new CEO tells all in this interview, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, June 5, 2005

But is it Art? - Nemetschek has published 200-page coffee-table style book celebrating CAD as an art form through 2D drawings, wireframes, renderings and photographs of finished projects, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, February 8, 2005


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