eDispatch Vol 74

Last month marked the sixth month of the VectorWorks 2008 release, with spectacular results. The end of last year and the first part of this year have been record periods for Nemetschek North America. Along with an overall good economy, Europe, in particular, has seen strong sales as it continues to show strong investment in the construction sector. We continue to have 40 percent or more of our sales coming from new users who are joining the ranks of enthusiastic customers.

Although I'm always happy with good results, it also provides a challenge to continue growth in the future. For those of you in the building design markets, you may have noticed that we are talking about Building Information Modeling (BIM) much more frequently. VectorWorks has provided BIM capabilities for years, but we want to make sure we continue to be on the cutting edge. We're interested in hearing from you if you're collaborating with other disciplines or products, so we can learn more about how your BIM workflow happens. We're especially interested in the use of Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) as a collaboration tool. Please contact Alison O'Brien, product marketing manager, at aobrien@nemetschek.net and share your advanced uses of VectorWorks. This will also help us identify with which other products we should focus our collaboration testing.


Regards,
Sean Flaherty
Sean Flaherty
CEO, Nemetschek North America

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IN THIS ISSUE

•Company News
•User News
•Video Tech Tips
•Events
•Training
•Community
•Featured Firm
•Featured Partner
•Meet Our Staff


MEET OUR STAFF

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COMPANY NEWS

Nemetschek North America Supports Entertainment Industry Cause: Nemetschek North America supports ESTA Foundation's "Behind the Scenes" program with a donation of VectorWorks Spotlight with RenderWorks.
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CEO Sean Flaherty Interviewed in Architosh: Our CEO, Sean Flaherty, has been featured in a series of interviews with Architosh, the online newsletter for Macintosh-based architects and related CAD/3D professionals worldwide.
Read the series»

VectorWorks Architect 2008 Called "Best update in the company's history" by Architosh: "There is no doubting it now, VectorWorks Architect 2008 is a true BIM application by just about any definition." Read More»

Congratulations to Our Treasure Hunt Winner: Bradley Chase of Working Wood in Big Fork, Montana, is the winner of Nemetschek North America's first online Treasure Hunt. He won a widescreen Dell Monitor for finding the four images hidden on our web site. Bradley found the images and won the first treasure, but there are still two more treasures remaining to be found-- a laptop and an Apple iPhone! Go to http://www.nemetschek.net/treasurehunt/ for details about how to participate in our second Treasure Hunt. Note to those who participated in the last hunt: The hidden images have been moved! Good luck!


USER NEWS

VectorWorks User Dirtworks, PC, Wins 2008 AASA and 2007 ASLA-NY Chapter Awards: Nemetschek North America congratulates Dirtworks, PC, for several awards the firm recently won for the Science Center Courtyard and Outdoor Learning Environment at Keene State College. Read More»

VectorWorks Users BKSK Architects and Leroy Street Studio Win AIA 2008 Housing Awards: BKSK Architects LLP and Leroy Street Studio, both VectorWorks users, were recently recognized with American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2008 Housing Awards. Read More»

VectorWorks Users Win 2007 FLASLA Design Awards: At the recent FLASLA convention, Morris Architects received the Award of Excellence for their project, "Niter├│i Centro Masterplan 2026," and Glatting Jackson Kercher Anglin, Inc. took home the Award of Merit for "Florida Southern College: A Landscape Master Plan." Read More»


VIDEO TECH TIPS

Design Layer Viewports: In this tech tip, we demonstrate one of the many uses of design layer viewports. Watch

Issue Manager: In this video tech tip, we demonstrate the use of issue manager. Watch


EVENTS

Trade Shows
Apr 21-23: ASLA Central States Conference, St. Louis, MO (Booth #26)
Apr 28-30: Museum Expo 2008, Denver, CO (Booth #281)
May 15-17: AIA National Convention & Expo, Boston, MA (Booth #22115)
May 30: Ohio Chapter ASLA Meeting, Columbus, OH
May 30: Society of Environmental Graphic Designers Expo, Austin, TX (Booth #502)
Jun 06: NCASLA 2008 Annual Conference, New Bern, NC
Jun 25-27: Pacific Coast Builders Conference, San Francisco, CA (Booth #7534)
Jul 08-10: Design DC 2008, Washington DC (Booth #125)

All Trade Shows


TRAINING

Apr 21-23: Intro to VectorWorks and Architect Fundamentals, Columbia, MD
May 05-07: Intro to VectorWorks and Spotlight Fundamentals, Columbia, MD
May 19-21: Intro to VectorWorks and VectorWorks Fundamentals, Columbia, MD
Jun 02-04: Intro to VectorWorks and Architect Fundamentals, Columbia, MD
Jun 16-18: 3D Modeling and Rendering, Columbia, MD

All Training


COMMUNITY

User Group Meetings and Events
Apr 22: Eastern PA VectorWorks User Group Meeting
Apr 22: Cincinnati VectorWorks User Group Meeting
Apr 23: Minneapolis VectorWorks User Group Meeting
Apr 24: NYC VectorWorks User Group Meeting
May 01: Connecticut VectorWorks User Group Meeting
May 05: Music City VectorWorks User Group Meeting
May 13: Northern California VectorWorks User Group Meeting
Apr 29: To CAD or Not To CAD

All User Group Meetings & Events

VectorWorks Job Board
Check out our job board to find out about jobs wanted and offered by VectorWorks users around the world. You can even post your own listing--whether you're looking for a new job or new employee. Find out more at http://www.nemetschek.net/community/jobs.php


FEATURED FIRM

Henn Architect Case StudyHenn Architects: For Henn Architects,
it's often a race against the clock to
submit complex proposals for the large contracts the firm gains by winning competitions. With little time and a lot to show for clients that include Audi, BMW, Porsche, and Volkswagen, the firm credits the speed, flexibility, and intuitiveness of VectorWorks Architect for helping drive their success. Read More»


FEATURED PARTNER

VectorWiki VectorWiki: Since going online in February of 2007, VectorWiki has rapidly become the largest independent inventory of VectorWorks®-related resources on the web. The value of VectorWiki is that it provides a framework into which everything can be placed, whether it's the content itself, in the form of a wiki article, or it's a reference to some other site that is doing a wonderful job of managing some different type of information. VectorWiki is a community-maintained site. For more information, visit our third party partner's website.


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