Join Artlantis LIVE on August 12th

Artlantis 2020

08:00 or 16:00 BST
Wednesday, 12th August
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Artlantis is a standalone rendering application built with architects and designers in mind. The latest version, Artlantis 2020, introduces a whole host of new features and settings that further improve the quality and realism of renderings.

Join this live webinar, led by Ildikó Szabó from Abvent, who will highlight all the fantastic features this latest version has to offer, including:

  • New and updated 3D Grass. 4 new grass types and 6 updated types of 3D grass enhanced with new settings for added realism.
  • Denoiser Tool. This reduces, or even eliminates, noise from renderings which are typically introduced by the reflection from shaders.
  • RAL colours and tints. Artlantis 2020 offers 243 colours and tints from the RAL Effect, RAL Design, and RAL Classic colour chart.
  • Portals. These improve the brightness of indoor scenes and removes noise from images.

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Signal Flow and System Design in ConnectCAD – Webinar Tomorrow

ConnectCAD Webinar

ConnectCAD for Signal Flow and System Designs
11:00 BST – Thursday 6th August
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There’s still time to sign up for the ConnectCAD webinar tomorrow, where Vectorworks UK will demonstrate how ConnectCAD gives system designers the power to lay out signal flows in an easy-to-read format.

Attendees will learn how to generate effective and thorough documentation for installation technicians, as well as explore the features of ConnectCAD and Vectorworks Spotlight.

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25% OFF Vectorworks, and Free Service Select!

Vectorworks 25% Offer

Are you looking to get started with Vectorworks, or are an experienced user looking for an upgrade? Now is the best time of the year to make the move!

Offer expires 5:30 p.m. BST on 15th September 2020
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What’s the Offer?

If you are New to Vectorworks:

Purchase a new licence of Vectorworks 2020 between 1/8/2020 and 15/9/2020 to get 25% off the new licence PLUS one year of Service Select at no additional cost.

Your Service Select contract will have a renewal date of September 1st 2021.
This will entitle you to Vectorworks 2021 when it’s released.

If you are Upgrading an Existing Licence (without an active Service Select contract):

Purchase an upgrade to Vectorworks 2020 between 1/8/2020 and 9/15/2020 to get 25% off the upgrade PLUS one year of Service Select at no additional cost.

Only Vectorworks 2017 and newer licences can be upgraded.
Your Service Select contract will have a renewal date of September 1st 2021.
This will entitle you to Vectorworks 2021 when it’s released.

Still Using Vectorworks 2017?

Make use of the upgrade offer now as this is your last chance to upgrade.

If you wish to upgrade your 2017 licence after this offer has ended, you will no longer be eligible and will need to purchase a brand new licence.

Want to Upgrade Fundamentals to Design Series (Architect / Spotlight / Landmark) ?

You can take advantage of the “Fundamentals to Industry” promotion AND combine it with this offer! This means that a Fundamentals user has the opportunity to upgrade with the 25% discount to add an industry series product along with a 50% discount on the add-on module at the time of upgrade.

This will be the last opportunity to take advantage of this offer. The Fundamentals to Industry promotion will officially end after this promotion.

Offer expires 5:30 p.m. BST on 15th September 2020
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Free Webinar: ConnectCAD for Signal Flow and System Designs

ConnectCAD Webinar

Join us with Vectorworks UK to see how ConnectCAD gives system designers the power to lay out signal flows in an easy-to-read format.

The webinar will explore what makes ConnectCAD and Vectorworks Spotlight a winning combination. Bi-directional worksheets that ensure you are always looking at the most up to date version, and easy to edit tools, are just some of the features that make delivering the final ‘as built’ documentation a pain free process.

11am BST
Thursday, 6th August 2020

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Discover how to generate schematic documents, quickly check the system for errors, create documentation with 2D diagrams and 3D renders and ensure effective communication with installation technicians.

Webinar Attendees Will:

  • Learn how to generate effective and thorough documentation for installation technicians
  • Explore features of ConnectCAD and Vectorworks Spotlight and how they work in synergy. 

System Design and Signal Flow Diagrams with ConnectCAD and Vectorworks

ConnectCAD

If you need to create signal flow diagrams and would benefit from system design software, look no further than ConnectCAD for Vectorworks.

Managing connected systems has never been easier as ConnectCAD offers the ability to create easy-to-read schematic drawings and diagram rack layouts. You can work in a hybrid 2D/3D environment, check for errors and easily make changes, all while generating detailed reports.

As ConnectCAD is built to work with Vectorworks Spotlight, you can be confident that industry standard, flexible, robust design and documentation capabilities are in your hands.

Take advantage of an extensive manufacturer library, giving users everything they need to design with confidence.

ConnectCAD diagram worksheets with amp servers

Connect signals with a wide variety of cable types and lengths. Create reports once you’ve completed your layouts in a convenient format, great for updating as a final list. Then, easily compare what has been changed through iterations when showing to a client.

connectCAD

ConnectCAD is ideal for broadcast system integrators, AV integrators, home automation contractors, CCTV installers, marine luxury yacht system installers, and sound/lighting/exhibition designers etc. ConnectCAD makes it easier for system designers to start from an idea all the way to installation.

If you would like to try Vectorworks, request a free Vectorworks trial.
Interested in ConnectCAD? Contact us and we’ll add it to your Vectorworks trial!

Vectorworks 30% Offer Extended

Vectorworks May 2020

The opportunity to save 30% on Vectorworks, originally scheduled to end today, has been extended right through May.

You can now save 30% on Vectorworks until May 31st 2020. This offer includes new licences, upgrades, Service Select, add-on modules, Vision and training, whether you’re a new or existing Vectorworks user.

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If you’re having any difficulty accessing licences while working remotely at this time, please contact us and we will help explore your options.

Service Select renewals, dongles, shipping, reinstatement fees and subscriptions are excluded from this offer.

Other Ways to Buy Vectorworks

If you’re looking to buy Vectorworks, but would prefer monthly payments over an up front lump sum – there are now more choices than ever!

Spreading Vectorworks Payments

  • We can offer business leasing so you can spread the cost of a perpetual licence monthly between your choice of 2 to 5 years.
  • PayPal Credit offers 4 months interest free payments, and can be used for longer terms based on their interest charges.
  • We can also split the payment for you into three instalments. One initial payment, followed by two more with 30 days between them.

Spread the cost of Vectorworks

Vectorworks Subscriptions

Did you know all versions of Vectorworks are now available as a Vectorworks Subscription?

Unlike the other options to spread the cost of a perpetual licence, the subscription allows users to choose month to month if they require the software – or an annual option is available. Vectorworks subscriptions are ideal for users when the length of a project that requires Vectorworks is limited, or perhaps when it’s necessary to add more workstations just for a few months. However, if you expect to use Vectorworks indefinitely, it is far more cost effective to purchase a perpetual licence.

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30% OFF Vectorworks this April

Vectorworks April Offer

With the current situation, working from home means some people are needing additional licences to tide them over. If you’re one of these people, or if you’re just looking to add to your team, or even get started with Vectorworks, then this offer is for you!

Save on Vectorworks

Get 30% off any Vectorworks purchase this April including new licences, upgrades, Service Select, add-on modules, Vision and training whether you’re a new or existing Vectorworks user.

If you’re having any difficulty accessing licences while working remotely at this time, please contact us and we will help explore your options.

Service Select renewals, dongles, shipping, reinstatement fees and subscriptions are excluded from this offer.

V-Ray Next for SketchUp – Update 2 Released

V-Ray Next for SketchUp

The latest version of V-Ray Next for SketchUp is out, and with it comes full SketchUp 2020 support, new features, and optimisations to make your high-quality renders easier and more enjoyable to produce. If you already have V-Ray Next for SketchUp, this update is free and you can update now.

What’s New?

RTX support
Boost your V-Ray GPU performance with NVIDIA RTX technology.

Proxies with materials
Import or create a proxy mesh asset and V-Ray will automatically generate a set of material slots, making it easier to manage materials.

Colour assistant
Choose the exact colour you need with the right hue, saturation and value variation with the Colour Assistant, V-Ray Colour Picker’s new extension.

Improved materials
The underlying shading structure of all scene materials has been optimised, so advanced attributes can now be added or removed without cluttering the material properties.

Unified installer
Enjoy a smooth, single-step installation of all the components included in the V-Ray package.

Colour themes
A new “Bright” colour theme is now available for the V-Ray user interface.

Partial scene export
Export only the current selection as a .vrscene file containing its applied materials, lights and other V-Ray special objects.

VRscans enhancement
The VRscans material now includes a triplanar texture projection mode, removing the need for UV mapping of objects that use the material.

If you want more information about V-Ray, visit CAD Software Direct or give us a call on 01206 804984.

Not sure if V-Ray is for you? Why not request a free V-Ray trial?

Vectorworks 40% Offer Extended to Feb 28th

Vectorworks Offer

Great news if you missed your chance to get a discount on Vectorworks last week – the offer has been extended through this week!

Until February 28th 2020, you will save 40% when buying a new licence or upgrade with a Service Select membership!

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What are the details?

  • Save 40% on a perpetual licence or upgrade when purchasing a Service Select membership at the same time.
  • Existing Service Select customers can get 40% off a new licence when paying the pro-rated Service Select as normal.

There’s a second chance to get this offer, but don’t delay – the offer will end on Friday 28th.

What is Service Select?

Not sure what Service Select can offer you? Check out this short video to learn how it offers support and saves you money.

Find out more about Vectorworks and place your order at CAD Software Direct.com

If you want more information, or would like a quote, call us on 01206 804984 or email us on vectorworks@cadsoftwaredirect.com