It’s time for another CAD Software Direct competition with prizes for the taking – this time in collaboration with VectorworksUK! We’re looking for the best Eco-Home designs to be in with the chance to win:
- 2 x 3-Hour one-to-one online training sessions with a Vectorworks expert
- A SpaceMouse Compact (worth £125!)
- Vectorworks swag
- Bragging rights and your work showcased on our social media channels
While there is no single definition as to what constitutes an ‘Eco-Home’, we’re looking for a design that is innovative, with a minimal environmental impact both in construction and use.
Our Vectorworks Eco-Home competition is now open, and to be in the running, entrants need to:
Submit designs by
August 28th 2020
Reducing energy bills, using sustainable materials, and utilising efficient construction practices are just a few ways of making your designs eco-friendly. Whether you want to go carbon neutral, holistic, or biophilic, you can consider the following as a handful of examples:
- Solar panels
- Renewable heating
- Efficient glazing
- Natural materials
- Rainwater harvesting
- LED Lighting
- Surrounding flora for wildlife
We’ll be looking at the composition and modelling skill when judging, as well as the thought you’ve put into making the design have as positive an environmental impact as possible. Any renders you produce are a bonus to impress us, and as long as it was made in Vectorworks, there are no restrictions on third-party plugins or renderers used. No downloading from 3D libraries though!
Whether you’ve made something in the past, or it’s something you’re in the middle of right now, it doesn’t matter. You don’t have to start from scratch if you don’t want to. We’re accepting any entries as long as you can rightfully call the work yours.
Send us the original .vwx file, as well as any renders or supporting materials you want us to see. The supporting brief you provide explaining your design doesn’t have to be much, but do your best to let us know just what is so ‘eco’ about your design!
Submit your entries by emailing us on
First place prize will win two one-to-one online training sessions and the SpaceMouse Compact, perfect for taking your designs to the next level. You’ll also get some Vectorworks swag and have your work featured and credited on the social media channels between ourselves and Vectorworks UK!
We’re accepting submissions now, so get going, and remember the deadline is August 28th 2020.
Competition closes at midnight August 28th 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.