To meet the growing and ever-changing needs of architects, global design and BIM software developer Vectorworks Inc. announces its partnership with the American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) to launch a new AIACC Member Value Program. The program answers an overwhelming demand from emerging and start-up architecture firms for access to and assistance with migrating to a BIM workflow.
“One of the most foundational tools in the practice of architecture is the use of software to create drawings of buildings or places and, increasingly, that is powerful integrated BIM software,” said 2016 AIACC President, Michael Malinowski, AIA, who spearheaded the efforts to offer this program to California architects.
As part of the program, Vectorworks will offer the following exclusive and bundled benefits to AIACC members until December 31, 2016:
- New Users: A 20% discount on Vectorworks Architect or Vectorworks Designer software licenses; a free year of Vectorworks Service Select, our premier software maintenance program; and a free license of Bluebeam Revu Standard for every Vectorworks license purchased.
- Current Users: A 20 percent discount on upgraded license when joining Vectorworks Service Select for the first time.
- Everybody: A free online seminar taught by Vectorworks expert trainers designed to introduce you to the full capabilities of Vectorworks software, from 2D/3D modeling to BIM and beyond.
Vectorworks Architect is the industry’s only modeling, drafting and documentation software built with the creative design process in mind. As the architect’s BIM tool, the software enables users to tackle complex ideas in 2D and 3D, refine construction details, explore a project’s energy efficiency and streamline costs. Packing the power of the entire suite of Vectorworks products, Vectorworks Designer offers BIM modeling and rendering tools to help users draft, model and present in a single interface.
The Vectorworks Service Select program offers immediate receipt of new product releases with no additional fees, priority technical support, exclusive access to content such as symbol object libraries and textures, easy account management and access to a growing library of on-demand training tutorials. Subscribers also have premium access to Vectorworks Cloud Services, offering expanded 20 GB storage, automatically-generated drawing sheet PDFs and useful file histories.
The Bluebeam Revu Standard license provides a PDF solution for Windows desktop and tablet users who want to create, edit and markup PDF files. In addition, Bluebeam Studio is incorporated in the license offering to facilitate real-time, document-based collaboration.
Both sister companies under the Nemetschek Group, Vectorworks and Bluebeam’s combined software offerings provides AIACC members with top-notch BIM software, as well as an essential tool for the construction management process at an exclusive price.
“Michael Malinowski and I have worked together for years to bring this unbeatable offer to fruition, so to see our collaborative efforts in action is exciting,” said Mark Hewick, U.S. director of sales at Vectorworks. “With Bluebeam’s participation allowing for increased collaboration between architects and contractors, we look forward to providing the best BIM and PDF documentation software value program for all AIACC members.”
To take advantage of the AIACC Member Value Program, visit http://www3.vectorworks.net/AIACC_Offer. For more information about the bundled offer, contact Vectorworks’ California Regional Account Manager David Dengler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-646-4223, ext. 435.
For those looking to learn more about the offer and how to transition to Vectorworks software, AIACC will host an introductory webinar on Tuesday, November 29 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET that will provide a program overview, feature AIACC members currently using Vectorworks, technical information and more details for members about how to access this opportunity. Register for the webinar here. Those unable to make the live airing of the webinar should still register to receive the recording afterwards.