Awards Season Kicks off Early for Vectorworks Architect 2016

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 12/14/15 12:54 PM  |  3 min read time

We've done it again! For six years and counting, we’ve been honored by the Construction Computing Awards, an annual program that celebrates the technology, tools, and solutions that aid in the effective design, construction, maintenance, and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing, as well as civil engineering projects of all sizes.


This year, Vectorworks Architect 2016 software received the “One to Watch” Product Award. A comprehensive BIM authoring tool, Architect delivers a suite of robust capabilities for a streamlined workflow that enables great design to materialize from inspiration, exploration, and discovery. The software also offers great documentation and the intelligent tools needed to advance and communicate ideas in 2D or 3D.

“With over 70 percent of the updates to Vectorworks 2016 coming from customer feedback, like Project Sharing, Point Cloud support, and a built-in energy analysis module called Energos, we’ve developed a competitive software package that fulfills our users' architectural BIM authoring needs,” said Darick DeHart, architectural features manager of Vectorworks. “It’s rewarding to see that these major improvements to our software are resonating with the AEC industry.”

There were many other features in the product's September 2015 release that stemmed from customer feedback, including:

  • Roof Components and Styles now interact to improve accuracy in 2D documentation. Roof faces and roof objects have the same component representation as walls and slabs, further extending the power of BIM.
  • Horizontal Sections from the Clip Cube allows users to isolate horizontal segments of models to create conceptual views, giving clients a deeper understanding of designs throughout the development process.
  • With MacOS X Palette Docking, palettes can now be easily grouped, modified, and docked to the application window.
  • Several Improvements in our Renderworks Module, including Ambient Occlusion that adds depth to designs with more realistic shadowing and the New Grass Shader, as well as new camera effects, such as depth of field, exposure, vignette, and bloom, allow for more realistic and striking visualizations and animations.

"Every day, AEC professionals choose Vectorworks products because they want a solution that supports their creative endeavors and helps them to realize the powerful organizational framework that BIM workflows provide," said the company's Chief Marketing Officer Stewart Rom. "We're honored to be recognized with a 'One to Watch' Construction Computing Award for delivering an exciting suite of BIM capabilities to the global marketplace that enhance workflows and help our users manage the tasks associated with creative design and building efficient structures.”

Representatives of our UK Distributor, Computers Unlimited, as well as members of Cadventure, JR Architecture, and CADschool at the award ceremony.

Award nominees were chosen by a popular vote based on reader feedback collected by Construction Computing magazine, and a panel of industry judges selected the winners. Computers Unlimited, the authorized Vectorworks distributor in the UK, as well as several of Vectorworks’ UK resellers, such as Cadventure, JR Architecture, and CADschool, attended the November 19 awards ceremony at the Hotel Russell in London.

Receive a deeper look at the award-winning Vectorworks Architect BIM and design software here.

Topics: Architecture, JR Architecture, Stewart Rom, The Hammers, awards, BIM, CADschool, Cadventure, Community, Computers Unlimited, Construction Computing Awards, Darick DeHart, "One to Watch" Product Award, Vectorworks Architect 2016

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