Wentworth Institute of Technology Gets "Vectorized"with 580 VectorWorks Licenses to its Laptop Program
Columbia, Maryland (July 11, 2005)Nemetschek North America announced today that Wentworth Institute of Technology has added 580 copies of VectorWorks to its laptop program for the fall of 2005.
"We're honored that a prestigious institution like Wentworth is committed to VectorWorks playing a significant role in its architectural program," states Michael Bendler, Nemetschek North America's educational program manager.
Wentworth Institute of Technology chose VectorWorks as the CAD software for its laptop program in August 2004.
"We selected VectorWorks because of its gentle learning curve, combined with power and versatility, including 3D," explains Wentworth Institute of Technology's Department Head and Professor of Architecture Glenn Wiggins, Ph.D., AIA. "We also wanted to standardize on a single platform and version of the software to address issues of compatibility."
Wiggins continues, "In its first year, our laptop program and revised curriculum have been an unqualified success. Not only has the quality of student work improved, but student satisfaction is very high. As one student put it, 'When I first started and was told that I was going to have to use a Macintosh, VectorWorks, and several other packages, I was really upset-I did not want to do it. Now, I would never use anything else.'”
Wentworth's laptop program outfits students with laptops that have the necessary software already installed. The program recognizes the need to align students with contemporary office practices, provide a standard hardware platform for instruction, provide a standard software suite that is meaningfully integrated with curriculum needs, and facilitate mobility into the working environment.
Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is an independent, co-educational, nationally-ranked institution offering career-focused education through 16 bachelor's degree programs in areas such as architecture, computer science, design, engineering, engineering technology and management of technology. Wentworth's unique three-part experiential learning model combines classwork, laboratory/studio work, and cooperative education to provide students with a hands-on approach to learning. Additionally, Wentworth is a member of the Colleges of the Fenway Consortium, one of Boston's largest academic collaborations.
Nemetschek North America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of European software giant Nemetschek AG. A global leader in design technologies, Nemetschek N.A. has been developing CAD software for the AEC, entertainment, landscape design, and manufacturing fields since 1985. VectorWorks, its flagship product, is one of the world's best-selling cross-platform CAD applications. It is available in more than 85 countries and is translated into seven languages. An all-in-one solution that's easier to learn and use and more cost-effective than most other CAD programs, VectorWorks is ideal for firms that don't have unlimited IT budgets. For more information, visit www.nemetschek.net.