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            2019 PB braceworks


Manufacturer:
Vectorworks, inc.

Product: Braceworks
(add-on for Vectorworks Spotlight and Designer)

Website: http://www.vectorworks.cn/en/products/features/braceworks

Language: English

Platform: Mac/Win

Price: Please contact us for pricing

Local Instructor-led Training: Please click here for further details


 

Braceworks™

The Braceworks™ add-on module for Vectorworks Spotlight and Designer provides design, production, and rigging professionals with an easy way to gauge the performance of temporary structures under load.


 

Product Overview

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A ONE-OF-A-KIND TOOL

The Braceworks™ add-on module for Vectorworks Spotlight provides design, production, and rigging professionals with an easy way to gauge the performance of temporary structures under load. This one-of-a-kind module helps ensure safety and compliance with engineering codes and standards, creating a completely integrated modeling, analysis, and documentation process in one interface.

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DISCOVER PEACE OF MIND

Regulatory requirements, such as the Eurocodes, and increasing requirements from venues, municipalities, and building owners, are making it necessary for event design, A/V, and rigging companies to produce load and structure calculations for sign off by structural engineers. Rest assured, Braceworks is a solution you can trust. It was developed in collaboration with DeerSoft GmbH with input from rigging professionals, venue operators, and event planning firms, so we’re confident it will deliver the results you need.
 

Braceworks FEA Report

MAKE SMART DECISIONS

With Braceworks, you can:

  • Analyze complete 3D structural systems
  • Conduct static analyses and FEM analysis with results that display graphically on the model for easy reference
  • Automatically generate detailed calculation reports
  • Export files as DSTV to easily share information


 






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New in 2019


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BRACEWORKS HEAT MAP

For better insight into how your rig is performing, you can now see the stresses rendered in 3D along a span in both top/plan and 3D projection views.

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BRACEWORKS AUTOCONNECT ENHANCEMENTS

Braceworks now supports all common types of trusses, truss orientations, and truss connections, including ground-mounted supports. The Braceworks Auto Connect engine has been enhanced to support vertical truss symbols and male- female-type connectors, and it now handles triangle trusses correctly and efficiently.
 

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REPLACE TRUSS

Counting truss lines manually and tracking them in Excel is now a thing of the past. With the replace truss feature in Braceworks 2019, you can adjust to the changing requirements of a specific production by quickly swapping out a truss with another one available in your current truss inventory and still maintain the overall system design. You can change the components of an existing truss system and replace the truss type and/or the manufacturer without having to edit each object individually.
 




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System Recommendations

The following are real-world system requirements for running Vectorworks 2019. In some demanding cases, we would suggest a more capable machine than is described in these hardware profiles. Likewise, there are some less demanding situations where Vectorworks will perform well on older hardware.

General Requirements

Macintosh

Windows

 Operating System

macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)

macOS 10.12 (Sierra)

Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

 Windows 10 (64-bit)

 Windows 8 (64-bit)

 Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

 Windows 7 SP 1 (64-bit)

 Minimum Hardware Profile

 Entry-level Profile

 For small projects, simple models/drawings with a low level of detail, simple renderings (such as, small residential projects, small theaters, small landscaping design)

 Processor

 64-bit Intel Core i5 (or AMD equivalent) or better

 RAM

 4GB or more

 Graphics Card

 OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card with 1GB of VRAM or more

 Some integrated graphics cards such as Intel Iris graphics are acceptable for simple models/drawings, but a dedicated graphics card is preferable.

 Vectorworks with Vision requires a dedicated graphics card with 2GB of VRAM or more, preferably released in the past three years (e.g. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 series, AMD Radeon RX 400 series).

 Using multiple view panes with different visibilities in all panes requires a graphics card with at least 2GB of VRAM.

 Display Resolution:

 1440 x 900 or higher

 Hard Disk:

 10GB free disk space is required for the installation. 30GB or more is required for a full installation with all libraries.

 Recommended Hardware Profiles

 High-end Profile

 For large projects, complex and very detailed models/drawings, complex renderings (such as large BIM projects, large entertainment venues, commercial sites, GIS, high end landscaping design, photorealistic rendering)

 Processor

 64-bit Intel Core i7 (or AMD equivalent) clocked at 3GHz or better

 RAM

 16GB-32GB or more

 Graphics Card

 A dedicated OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card with 4GB of VRAM or more

 Vectorworks with Vision requires a dedicated graphics card with 8GB of VRAM or more, preferably released in the past three years (e.g. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 series, AMD Radeon Vega series).

 Display Resolution:

 1920 x 1080 or higher

 Hard Disk:

 10GB free disk space is required for the installation. 30GB or more is required for a full installation with all libraries. Installing Vectorworks on flash storage (SSD) is recommended.

 Mid-level Profile

 For medium-size projects, complex models/drawings with medium level of details (such as small commercial projects, mid-size entertainment venues, residential site modeling)

 Processor

 64-bit Intel Core i5 (or AMD equivalent) clocked at 2GHz or better

 RAM

 8GB-16GB or more

 Graphics Card

 A dedicated OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card with 2GB-4GB of VRAM or more

 Vectorworks with Vision requires a dedicated graphics card, preferably released in the past three years.

 Using multiple view panes with different visibilities in all panes requires a graphics card with at least 2GB of VRAM, with 3GB or more recommended for large files.

 Display Resolution:

 1920 x 1080 or higher

 Hard Disk:

 10GB free disk space is required for the installation. 30GB or more is required for a full installation with all libraries.

 Installing Vectorworks on flash storage (SSD) is recommended.

 Network Requirements for Project Sharing

 Project sharing requires high-speed network connections. As the network bandwidth increases, so does project sharing performance. Slower network speeds can still provide a satisfactory user experience if you minimize operations that transfer large amounts of data over the network (such as committing changes to the project file or refreshing a local working file).

 LAN Sharing

 Minimum: A Fast Ethernet (100Mbit/s) network connection

Recommended: A Gigabit Ethernet (1Gbit/s) network connection is required for large projects.

 Cloud Sharing

 Project sharing using cloud-based storage requires a high-speed internet connection (50Mbit/s or above). This method of sharing works best with small teams or small projects. It is not recommended for large teams or large projects.

 Hard Drive

 Storing large project files on flash storage (SSD) is recommended.

 

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