Previous to this update the company released Vectorworks Cloud Services to Service Select subscription customers. Cloud Services gives customers the options of storing work in the cloud so that it can be accessed wherever they are and using a variety of devices. The company has released Nomad app for iOS which enables users to view, mark up, save, print, and share designs. Vectorworks says an Android version is coming out in the shortly. But, Vectorworks has much bigger visions for the cloud with the announcement of the 2013 release; Vectorworks CEO Sean Flaherty said the company will be expanding applications for the cloud.
In 2009, the company revamped Vectorworks by switching to Parasolid modeler as its 3D kernel, replacing Solids++. With Vectorworks 2013, the product had a new clip feature that lets customers work with a clip cube area to isolate geometry within the cube and even edit it. The advantages of the Parasolid modeler are also on display in the improvements made to roofing tools.
New advances in rendering include non-blocking rendering. This feature allows people to continue to work on a design while it updates rendering information in the background. The Vectorworks modeler maintains 2D information in the background to make switching between contexts easier. The 2013 version will also include textures from Arroway and fast access from the menu to buy more Arroway textures. The new, built-in library includes wood veneers, concrete, wood flooring, stonework, tiles and other construction materials.
As processes evolve, architects and designers need superior tools to transition their designs from vision to reality. Answering that call is the Vectorworks 2013 product line from Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. This multi-dimensional software suite helps users implement Building Information Modeling (BIM) techniques and workflows and gain an edge in drawing, 3D modeling, integrated rendering, and high-quality presentations.
Specifically serving this industry is Vectorworks Architect, an intuitive software solution that multi-tasks just the way users desire. The 2013 release contains many useful improvements, including new commands and tools. Among them are:
I discuss the relationship between Lightwright and Vectorworks at length in Entertainment Design; Scenic, Lighting, and Sound, with Vectorworks Spotlight 2013.This is an important excerpt about good workflow, and avoiding Potential issues.
The following are real-world system recommendations for running Vectorworks 2013. In some demanding cases, we would suggest a more capable machine than is described by these recommendations. Likewise, there are some less demanding situations where Vectorworks will perform well on older hardware. The Vectorworks user experience is always improved by faster processors, faster graphics cards and adequate RAM.
\"Whether you're an architect, a landscape professional or an entertainment designer, we know your process as a designer is evolving. With Vectorworks 2013, you'll discover new tools and forms of collaboration to support your design practice, streamline your workflows and improve your efficiency.\"
The Vectorworks 2013 product line contains more than 80 improvements, including new commands and tools. Performance in many areas of the program has also been improved, and examples of this include wall network manipulation, hidden line rendering, changes to Vectorworks Spotlight lighting devices and 2D navigation of Vectorworks scenes.
You asked and we listened. With Vectorworks 2013, we've added several improvements and capabilities to the DXF/DWG import and export process that will dramatically improve the interoperability process.Now you can export Vectorworks 3D objects as 2D flattened graphics in the DWG model space.A new command lets you do a batch export for DWG/DXF from multiple files at the same time.A new option allows you to make 2D and 3D conversion resolution adjustments during DWG/DXF imports.A new option lets you choose true (RGB) or indexed colors on DWG/DXF exports.A new DWG/DXF import feature improves the speed of your imports by alerting you when complex hatches with multiple boundaries are found. This alert gives you the option to skip importing the hatch, convert hatches to lines, or proceed with the import.
The lighting device object has been completely re-engineered to offer you great new capabilities and speed for new reset and regeneration times that are 10 times faster than in the 2012 version. Plus can now fully customize the lighting device parameter display with a new dialog box that allows you to add custom fields and re-order and re-name existing parameters. You can also add unlimited label legend labels to lighting devices.
The lighting device object has received a serious boost with features that are sure to make you more efficient. It's no longer necessary to try to remember label names when assigning a label legend. Instead, use the new pop-up on the lighting device. See the full height of the beam clearly at the focus point. Freely mix your own information with the built-in information using customized data records. See the simulated color of multiple gel sandwiches.
A great addition to the Vectorworks program is a new hyperlink feature. With Vectorworks 2013, you can create hyperlinks with associated thumbnails or symbols to launch websites containing product manufacturer data, open other Vectorworks documents, open a folder, or display saved views, sheet layers, open file resources such as image files, PDFs, movie files, and more. Plus, hyperlinks are preserved when exporting to PDF.
This move is to accommodate the upcoming major renovations in Memorial Union. CampusRecreation & Unions asked IET to relocate MU Station computer lab inorder to move the Tech Hub to that location. The computer lab will move backto a new location in the MU after the MU renovations are complete in roughly2015.Summer 2013 Installed Dell Optiplex 3010 computers with Intel Core i5 3.2 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive, CD-RW & DVD+/-RW optical drive, and 20\" widescreen flat panel monitors in 2101 SCC, 73 Hutchison and 93 Hutchison Installed Mac Mini computers with Intel Core i5 2.5GHz processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive and a 20\" widescreen flat panel monitors in 1 Olson, 15 Olson, 21 Olson, 27 Olson, 182 Shields, and the 247 Olson instructor station Upgraded the projection systems in 1, 21 & 27 Olson. The upgrade consisted of a Panasonic PT-VW431DU widescreen projector, a Crestron touch panel controller, a Crestron digital switcher, and both VGA & DVI laptop connections. Added Final Cut Pro X to 2101 SCC Mac 23 Added After Effects CS 6 to 2101 SCC Macs 7-10 & 23 Upgraded to AB Tutor 7 in all PC computer classrooms Installed a ScanSnap document scanner in 15 Olson Installed a flatbed scanner in 177 MU Upgraded software on all PCs: Office 2013 Firefox 23 Chrome 29 Many other small utilities such as Acrobat Pro, Flash Player, Java, etc. Upgraded software on all Macs: Firefox 23 Chrome 29 Many other small utilities such as Acrobat Pro, Flash Player, Java, etc.Spring Break 2013 Added Drink Safe Zones at the front of the classroom in 2020 SciLab, 2060 SciLab, 75 Hutchison and 93 Hutchison Upgraded software on all PCs: Firefox 19 Chrome 25 Internet Explorer 10 Many other small utilities such as Acrobat Pro, Flash Player, Java, etc. Upgraded software on all Macs: Firefox 19 Chrome 25 Many other small utiliites such as Acrobat Pro, Flash Player, Java, etc.Winter 2013 Upgraded to SPSS 21 in 75 Hutchison Winter Break 2012 Upgraded the projection screens in 73 & 93 Hutchison to larger 16x10 ratio screens. Split the front row of lights in 75 Hutchison onto a separate switch. This improvedprojection since turning off the front row made the projected image easier to see. Installed Logic in 2101 SCC Audio Room Upgraded software on all PCs: Firefox 17 Chrome 23 JAWS 14 Acrobat XI Pro Many other small utiliites such as Flash Player, Java, etc. Upgraded software on all Macs: Firefox 17 Chrome 23 Acrobat XI Pro Many other small utiliites such as Flash Player, Java, etc.Fall 2012 Upgraded to Vectorworks 2013 in 2101 & 2103 SCCSummer 2012 Closed 1131 Meyer and moved services to 75 Hutchison Installed Dell Optiplex 390 computers with Intel Core i5 3.1 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB hard drive, CD-RW & DVD+/-RW optical drive, and 20\" widescreen flat panel monitors in 182 Shields and 15 Olson. Installed HP Color LaserJet 3505dn printers in 182 Shields and 177 MU Upgraded to Adobe Creative Suite 6 in 2101 SCC, 2102 SCC, 2103 SCC, and 93 Hutchison Installed Camtasia 2.1 in 2101 SCC Audio Room and Group Editing Room Upgraded software on all PCs: Firefox 15 Chrome 20 ClaroRead 6.1.8 PuTTY 0.62 Snagit 11.0 on instructor PCs Many other small utiliites such as Flash Player, Acrobat X Pro, Java, etc. Upgraded software on all Macs: Firefox 15 Chrome 21 Safari 5.1.7 Snagit 2.0 on instructor Macs Many other small utiliites such as Flash Player, Acrobat X Pro, etc. Spring 2012 Made IET Virtual Lab available to campus Upgraded Macs to ClaroRead 5.0.8 Spring Break 2012 Installed waitline display in 2101 SCC to help clients find an available computer. Upgraded software on all PCs: Firefox 11 Chrome 17 Many other small utiliites such as Flash Player, Java, etc. Upgraded software on all Macs: Firefox 11 Chrome 17 Safari 5.1.4 Many other small utiliites such as Flash Player, etc. Upgraded software on Macs in the IET Media Lab (2101 SCC): Camera Raw 6.6 Media Converter 1.2 Google Earth 6 Winter 2012 Upgraded all Macs to ClaroRead 5.0 Winter Break 2011 Moved computer rooms from Hart to the new Student Community Center Upgraded software on all PCs: Firefox 8 Chrome 16 Windows Movie Maker 6 Many other small utiliites such as Acrobat Pro, Java, etc. Upgraded software on all Macs: Firefox 9 Chrome 16 Safari 5 Many other small utiliites such as Apple Remote Desktop, Acrobat Pro, Java, etc. Fall 2011 Upgraded dual-boot Mac Minis in Center f