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Nemetschek North America News: Economy, Light Plot, etc.

Nemetschek North America’s recent newsletter covers several interesting news items, including the Vectorworks Velcro Wall!!


The latest e-dispatch by Nemetschek North America has some interesting and positive news. First off, the company’s CEO, Sean Flaherty, notes the importance of capital and credit for the construction market and sees evidence of it flowing again, albeit, more slowly than before the downturn. An important point Mr. Flaherty brings up is the commitment governments (like the US) are making to investments in energy-efficient building. And when every dollar counts in construction it means that projects are more intensively designed. This lays the groundwork for a revitalized AEC design/engineering industry that needs to stay abreast of the latest technologies. 

One last note. Mentioning that Nemetschek NA will be at the annual AIA show later this month, Mr. Flaherty predicts that the key buzzword at the show will be “efficiency.” 

Vectorworks News Items

Nemetschek North America has noted an additional resource guide for Vectorworks 2009 users titled, “Light PLot Deconstructed”, a 40.USD guide developed and written by accomplished scenic and lighting designer, Gregg Hillmar. Mr. Hillmar has developed proven methodologies for drafting light plots over this more than 15 years of experience using Vectorworks. Light Plot Deconstructed is a great companion guide for those seeking the master the fundamentals of lighting design with Vectorworks Spotlight. You can learn more here.

Vectorworks and Design Students

Nemetschek North America sponsored PLANET’s Student Reception in Ponoma, California where Nemetschekians Eric Gilbey and Howard Donan managed one of the most popular games at the student reception–the Vectorworks Velcro Wall. Students in a slip-on Velcro suit would run, jump and toss themselves onto the wall as high as they could, to compete and win prizes. 

Vectorworks Velcro Wall. Looks Fun!!

Vectorworks Velcro Wall. Looks Fun!!

The company also hosted a “tweet-up” at the US Institute for Theater Technicians (USITT) annual conference. The upbeat gathering for students to connect with their peers and a network of experienced professionals was a deemed a success. You can see pics from the event here.

To learn and read more news about Vectorworks go here.

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