The Vectorworks Design Summit 2016 was held recently in Chicago, USA. I was fortunate enough to attend several sessions and present some of my own work. There is always so much information presented at these design summits that it is impossible to attend all of the sessions that you want, but I want to ensure that I learnt as much as I could about Building Information Modelling, efficient workflows, and increasing productivity.
One of my favourite sessions was the session given by Don Seidel. His session was all about using workflows that cut time from concept design to working drawings (contract documents). It was a great reminder of all the little tricks that can really speed up your productivity and it was also a great reminder for how much of this information is already covered in the Vectorworks Architect course. Simple techniques like using spaces to create the concept, which can also for simple modelling, but also can be kept throughout the design process to help you create room labels, finishes schedules, and fire reports. I also liked the way that Don used Building Information Modelling techniques at the early stages of the concept, but then added his own artistic flair to the drawings.
Thinking over the sessions that I attended, I was surprised how much of the information is already available in the courses on this website.