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Nemetschek Vectorworks and Architect Francois Levy Present Three-Part BIM Webinar Series

COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 24, 2011 - Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. and Francois Levy, architect, author, BIM consultant and university lecturer, will present a series of three webinars focused on Building Information Modeling (BIM) for small- to medium-sized architecture firms. The first event, "Benefits and Best Practices of Implementing Building Information Modeling in Architectural Design," will be heldMarch 9 at 2:00 p.m. EST (7:00 p.m. GMT), and webinar attendees will be eligible to receive one American Institute of Architects (AIA) learning unit hour.

Among "smart-sized" architectural firms, many designers still follow a process of segregating design from documentation. This is both inefficient and reinforces a hierarchy of designers and drafters, which is outmoded in today's workplace and economic environment. Levy will present strategies for a successful transition to BIM, supported by real-world examples from his own work on successful BIM projects.

Design professionals participating in this distance learning webinar will:

o Learn the primary technological benefits of BIM.
o Become aware of the opportunities that BIM offers for a collaborative
approach to design.
o Discover the advantages of architectural BIM modeling over generic 3D
sketch modeling.
o Learn about presentation and visualization options available in
stand-alone BIM applications.
o Learn proven methods of transitioning from a CAD to BIM workflow.

To register for this webinar, visit

Part two of this three-part series, "Processes & Procedures for Effective Development of BIM with Vectorworks Architect 2011," will be held April 5 ( and part three, "Data Mining & Quantitative Analysis in BIM for High-Performance Architecture with Vectorworks Architect 2011," will be held May 3 (

About Francois Levy
Francois Levy is a registered architect, university lecturer and researcher, CAD/BIM consultant and trainer. He holds an M.Arch as well as an M.S. in architectural engineering from the University of Texas at Austin; he has taught there in both Engineering and Architecture Schools, as well as at UT San Antonio and St. Edward's University. He has been practicing since 1993, and established his own firm in 1997. Levy's architectural projects have been featured in Dwell Magazine and on HGTV. In addition to leading Vectorworks seminars for more than a decade, he has presented and lectured widely on CAD and BIM. His current areas of research interest are sustainable architecture, BIM, cooling through passive ventilation, and space architecture, on which he has presented at international conferences. For more information, visit

About Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.
Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nemetschek AG and has been developing software since 1985. The Vectorworks line of software products provides professional design solutions for more than 450,000 designers in the AEC, entertainment and landscape design industries. With a tradition of designing flexible, versatile, intuitive and affordable CAD and BIM solutions, Nemetschek Vectorworks continues to be a global leader in 3D design technologies. For more information, visit

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