Jonathan Pickup’s January Newsletter

Welcome to the New Year!

At this time of the year, many people have a short break at least. Where I live people are just starting to get back to work. So, what should you be doing for the start of the new year? I’m not a fan of New Year’s Resolutions. I don’t think they work. I am a fan of goals. They really work. When you write down a goal, and put a date on it, your brain starts to work on it for you. Before you know it, you have an idea of how to achieve your goals. Please, try writing some goals down and look at the goals every day. Goals have to be measurable, stated in the positive and have a date, otherwise they are just a weak desire.

Great News from NNA

Columbia, Maryland (January 12, 2010)—Nemetschek North America is pleased to announce that its Vectorworks® Architect software has been tested by the National 3D-4D-BIM Program with the General Services Administration (GSA, see www.gsa.gov/bim) as complying with the requirements of the BIM Guide Series 02, Spatial Program Validation. Vectorworks Architect software (version 2010, SP2) may now be used on GSA projects that require BIM.

This really is fantastic news if you are in USA, and it will allow architects to persue

more government work. Well done you hard working people at NNA!

Vectorworks 2009 SP5 Released

This new update fixes stability issues between Vectorworks 2009 and the new Mac OS X Snow Leopard (V.10.6). for a complete list of fixes and improvements in this service pack please visit this page: http://www.nemetschek.net/downloads/notes/2009SP5_Notes.php

Vectorworks 2010 SP2 released

Second Service Pack for the Vectorworks 2010 product line now available

Nemetschek North America has released its second Service Pack for the Vectorworks® 2010 product line. This Service Pack addresses numerous stability problems and quality issues, especially in the areas of wall and component joining, DXF import/export, and the Space tool.

http://www.nemetschek.net/

Movie-based Manuals

Get ready for a better, faster way of learning some areas of Vectorworks. If you don’t like reading much, then Vector-workout is for you. If just want to get straight into the movies, with out all the words, then Vector-workout is for you. If you are looking for a training resource that makes it easy to dip into, then Vector-workout is for you.

Check out this site:

http://www.archoncad.co.nz/training/vector-workout.php#introBIM2010

Short sharp training

Last month the topic was Best Practice for Importing and Exporting DXG/DWG files. If you are a subscriber, you can download this manual now. This month we are looking at how to save a corrupt file, setting the Vectorworks backup, and backing up your computer. Very important topics! There are online meetings for this topic, just look at the calendar to see which meting you want to attend:

http://ical.mac.com/WebObjects/iCal.woa/wa/default?d=1&u=jpickup1&v=1&y=2010&m=0&n=User%20Group.ics

If you want to be there, you need to be a subscriber: http://www.archoncad.co.nz/usergroup/join_int.php

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