Since 2009, Pacific Coast Land Design (PCLD) in Ventura, California has been using Vectorworks as its primary design software when designing large-scale public works, urban design, and residential development projects. Senior associate Eric Berg and principal Mike Zielsdorf will illustrate how their six-person firm successfully uses the tools within Vectorworks to produce everything from early conceptual graphics to construction documents, design details, and construction administration exhibits, enhancing the final delivery of their projects. As a firm on the leading edge of the BIM transition in landscape architecture, the PCLD team will provide attendees with a first-hand look into the tools, workflows, and best practices they use day to day to help move projects from genesis to completion.
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1. Discover the “linear” workflow: how to most efficiently take a project from concept through construction documents in Vectorworks.
2. Learn how to utilize the import/export functionality within Vectorworks to aid in design consultant collaboration and the use of third party software while maintaining a “linear” workflow.
3. Understand how to construct smart document packages within Vectorworks for schematic design, design development, and construction documentation.
4. Understand how to build a workgroup library to better manage collective resources.
Eric J H Berg, Senior Associate at Pacific Coast Land Design and Mike Zielsdorf, Principal at Pacific Coast Land Design