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. 

Eco-Home Competition Now Extended to August 28th!

Vectorworks Eco Competition

If you haven’t seen already, we’re running a competition where you can win some great prizes by designing your own Eco-Home in Vectorworks.

Full Details Here

We’re enjoying seeing all your entries, and it would be a shame to miss out on more of your projects, so now the competition is running all summer to give you plenty of time.

The Vectorworks Eco-Home competition deadline is now extended to August 28th!

There’s Still Time to Enter and Win Our Vectorworks Eco-Home Competition

Vectorworks Eco Competition

If you’re looking to flex your Vectorworks skills and be in with the chance to win some great prizes, look no further than our Eco-Home competition in collaboration with Vectorworks UK!

We’re looking for a design that is innovative, with a minimal environmental impact both in construction and use that considers features such as reducing energy bills, and using sustainable materials.

Submit your designs by July 17th 2020 to be in the running to win:

  • 2 x 3-Hour one-to-one online training sessions with a Vectorworks expert
  • SpaceMouse Compact (worth £125!)
  • Vectorworks swag
  • Bragging rights and your work showcased on our social media channels

Send your entries to vectorworks@cadsoftwaredirect.com

Full Competition Details

Competition closes at midnight July 17th 2020 . CAD Software Direct’s decision is final. By entering, you agree for your entry to be featured across CAD Software Direct and Vectorworks UK’s social media channels.

Preparing Renderings in Artlantis from a Vectorworks Model

Artlantis Webinar

If you missed our free webinar on how to use a Vectorworks model in Atlantis, you can catch up by watching the recording below.

Ildikó Szabo, Abvent Product Specialist, shows how Artlantis, Abvent’s stand-alone rendering application for architects and designers, can take a model produced in Vectorworks, and use it to produce stunning, photo-realistic renders.

Using the free and simple Vectorworks plugin for Artlantis, you can convert a Vectorworks file into one that is readable by Artlantis, and ready for rendering.

Learn about high resolution shaders, 3D objects and textures which give your presentations the look you want, and help you accomplish even the most ambitious projects.

Equipped with an intuitive interface and great tools, Artlantis 2020 boasts a number of new features elevating your architectural visualisations to new heights!

Artlantis is the perfect software for Vectorworks users, allowing them to present their projects with 3D photorealistic renderings.

Energy Modelling in the Early Design Phase Webinar Recording

Vectorworks Energy Modelling Webinar

If you missed our Energy Modelling in the Early Design Phase webinar, the recording is available to watch below now.

If you’re looking for some direction or inspiration for our Eco-Home competition, or just feel like improving your Vectorworks skills, be sure to watch to:

  • Discover the benefits of integrating energy performance evaluation into architectural design workflows.
  • Explore how a building’s form and shape affect its energy performance.
  • Learn how various shading percentages and different types of shading can guide your design decision based on expected building performance.
  • Evaluate energy performance changes based on building elements, boundary conditions, and U-values.

Free Webinar: Preparing Renderings in Artlantis from a Vectorworks Model

Artlantis Webinar

Preparing Renderings in Artlantis from a Vectorworks Model
Thursday, 25th June 2020
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM BST

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Join us on Thursday 25th June as Ildikó Szabo, Abvent Product Specialist, shows how Artlantis, Abvent’s stand-alone rendering application for architects and designers, can take a model produced in Vectorworks, and use it to produce stunning, photo-realistic renders.

Artlantis is the perfect software for Vectorworks users, allowing them to present their projects with 3D photorealistic renderings.

Learn about high resolution shaders, 3D objects and textures which give your presentations the look you want, and help you accomplish even the most ambitious projects.

Equipped with an intuitive interface and great tools, Artlantis 2020 boasts a number of new features elevating your architectural visualisations to new heights!

There will be time for Q&A at the end of the webinar, and a recording of the webinar will be available at a later date.

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Eco-Home Competition Free Supporting Webinar

Vectorworks Energy Modelling Webinar

If you haven’t already seen, we’re running a Vectorworks competition, in collaboration with VectorworksUK, to build your own Eco-Home and be in with the chance of winning some great prizes! (Full details)

If you’re looking for some direction, want some inspiration, or just feel like improving your Vectorworks skills, be sure to sign up for this free webinar, hosted in conjunction with the Eco-Home competition!

ENERGY MODELLING IN THE EARLY DESIGN PHASE
Wednesday 17th June – 11am BST

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Attendees will:

  • Discover the benefits of integrating energy performance evaluation into architectural design workflows.
  • Explore how a building’s form and shape affect its energy performance.
  • Learn how various shading percentages and different types of shading can guide your design decision based on expected building performance.
  • Evaluate energy performance changes based on building elements, boundary conditions, and U-values.

By learning how to assess the energy performance of a building very early on in an integrated design process, architects have the power to make informed design decisions, as well as the ability to back those decisions up.

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