Help Solve this Problem

June 26, 2010

This following is an excerpt of an e-mail from Bob Griffith. Let’s see if we can help him out!

“Two right isometric illustrations below.  The wireframe includes extraneous or misconnected wires on the vertical boundaries which cause opaque “fences” to be thrown up in the solid rendering at the depressed regions of the boundaries (particularly noticeable at the right side entrance and left side exit to the arroyo running laterally through the property) AND a misleading trimming of the terrain at other boundary locations (particularly noticeable at the front boundary).  This effect is more pronounced the more varied the terrain, and can even be seen in the more placid terrain example shown on your site as pertaining to your latest release.  I have submitted on this [to Nemetschek] before (Terrain Map Artifacts, 1/28-30/2009), with nothing more than a recognition but no action.”

Click on the thumbnails below to see the images referenced in the excerpt.

Vectorworks Continuing Education Event in Phoenix

June 23, 2010

Apologies for the delays in getting this post out. I’d like to update everyone on the continuing education event that the Nemetschek folk will be putting on in the Phoenix area.

As many of you have guessed by now, the Nemetschek continuing education event in the Phoenix area will not be held at the end of June as anticipated. I was contacted by Kristen Bukovsky, Landmark Sales Manager, to see if anyone was interested in an event in Phoenix some time in July. I let her know that I was working with Kristina Sherwood on an event near the end of June and asked if it was possibly the same event. Kristen was unsure so I contacted Kristina and asked if the event that Kristen was planning in July was the same event that she spoke to me about that was supposed to happen at the end of June. I didn’t get a straight forward answer, but I was able to deduce that these events are one and the same, just slated for July, not June.

OK, let’s cut to the chase. The main event is “Creating Sustainable Sites Using CAD – Phoenix, AZ” Wednesday, July 14, 2010 from 4:30pm to 6:30 PM. Kristen would like to conduct client visits, and is looking to connect with users of Landmark to “do an event” while they are there on the 14th. I’m not sure what this means, but if there is enough interest, I’m sure we can find out more before then.

Here is a link with all the details:

I am a little confused and disappointed. I was under the impression that this continuing education event was going to be planned and coordinated with our group. I also was under the impression that we would be participating in the planing and organizing of this event, or at least have some say-so as to what, when, and where the presentation would be. Maybe I read something into this that wasn’t there. Never the less, I encourage everyone to participate and meet the staff of Nemetschek.

Vectorworks Webinar

June 12, 2010
BIM In Vectorworks Webinar Join Us For A Webinar…

The “Ins and Outs” of Popular Vectorworks® Tools with Jonathan Pickup

Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT (5:00 p.m. GMT)


After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar.

Join Vectorworks expert, Jonathan Pickup, in a free, hour-long, online presentation covering the “ins and outs” of the commonly used Stair, Wall, and Roof Tools in Vectorworks software.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to utilize the Stair, Wall, and Roof Tools in Vectorworks 2010.
  • Review common issues when leveraging these design tools
  • Q&A Session

About the Speaker:
Jonathan Pickup has over 30 years of architectural experience and training in New Zealand and the UK. His company, ArchonCAD, is the premier provider of third-party manuals and training resources for Vectorworks products, providing customer support and managing the Vectorworks On-Line User Group. Visit Jonathan Pickup at

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First Phoenix VWUG Meeting a Success!

June 7, 2010

I’m typing this on my iPhone so please forgive any misspellings and typos. That being said, the first meeting of the new Phoenix VWUG was a huge success. Thank you all for your participation and enthusiasm!!!!! All the ideas shared will help shape future meetings and help us all to be more productive Vectorworks users. A full recap of the meeting here in the VectorSphere blog will be coming shortly. Thank you all again for making our first meeting such a success!