Vectorworks Case Study: Ares Landscape Architects

Ares Landscapes

This is a case study by Vectorworks. View the original here. Ares Landscape Architects Ltd mandates quality in all areas of their practice, starting with the quality of their employees. Led by Directors Ricardo and Ania Ares, the firm is comprised of 20+ members who, at a minimum, hold a postgraduate qualification in Landscape Architecture. … Read more

Student SketchUp for Summer Competition

SketchUp Competition

CAD Software Direct are excited to announce our latest 3D competition with a top prize available for the taking!  Things are a little different this time around because we don’t have the theme or brief…you do! We want you to send us your course brief and the work you created for it. It doesn’t matter if … Read more

Dive into Summer with RealFlow – 21% OFF Deal Extended

RealFlow Offer

We’ve still got 21% OFF RealFlow across all new licenses to celebrate the continuation of a scorching summer! Enter RFSUMMER at checkout to have the discount applied. The RRP discount is available for new licenses on Realflow 10, RealFlow Cinema 4D, RealFlow Maya and RealFlow 3DS Max.

Vectorworks Render Quality – Architect

Vectorworks Render Quality

Unlike a lot of 3D applications, Vectorworks features a high quality renderer built in and included as standard. Whether you’re creating OpenGL, draft or final quality renderings, you’ve got all the tools you need straight out the box. If you’re ever in any doubt as to just how good Vectorworks renders can look, see below for … Read more

Rhino.Inside – Easily Add Rhino to Your Existing Workflow

Rhino Inside

Rhino.Inside is an open source Rhino WIP project which allows Rhino and Grasshopper to run inside other 64-bit Windows applications such as Revit and AutoCAD. It is now possible to: Start Rhino and Grasshopper as an add-in to other applications. Drive the host application with Grasshopper definitions. Use the host’s APIs in a Grasshopper and Rhino plug-in. Use Rhino’s APIs in … Read more

Webinar: Creating Immersive VR Product Experiences with KeyVR

KeyVR Webinar

Level up your product experiences with KeyVR, virtual reality from the makers of KeyShot! Learn how to set up your scenes for KeyVR, important model and material considerations, best practices for interacting with models, materials and cameras, recommended hardware, and how to leverage physics for optimal user engagement and immersion. Sign up soon as space … Read more

Dive into Summer with RealFlow – One Day Only Deal

RealFlow Summer

The first official day of summer is June 21st, so we’ve got 21% OFF RealFlow across all new licenses to celebrate. Enter RFSUMMER at checkout to have the discount applied. The RRP discount is available for new licenses on Realflow 10, RealFlow Cinema 4D, RealFlow Maya and RealFlow 3DS Max.

Vectorworks 2019 – Buying or Leasing

Vectorworks Payment Methods

Vectorworks is the ideal professional tool for architects meeting BIM standards, landscapers designing and planning environments, event and exhibition designers putting on shows – and many more disciplines – but we often get asked “How can I pay for Vectorworks?” Here we’ll take a quick look at the options available, and the payment methods you … Read more

Vectorworks Spotlight Case Study: Stagestruck

Vectorworks Spotlight

This is an abridged version of the original case study by Vectorworks. View the original Stagestruck started as a technical production company but quickly developed into a full-service agency, mostly serving the corporate events market. With 80 full-time team members, the firm coordinates everything themselves, including concept, design, documentation, and production. “There are a number of different … Read more

3D Friday is Back! Come and see us June 14th in Colchester

3D Friday

We’re opening our doors again for another 3D Friday this June in Colchester! For 3D architectural, urban, interior and product design we’ll be showing SketchUp and Vectorworks. To complement 3D modelling, we’ll also have some renderers including KeyShot and V-Ray. We’ll even have a full Oculus Rift setup with KeyVR for you to try demonstrating how virtual reality … Read more