We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve brought home another major win from this year’s American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Convention, and not just because of all of the wonderful demos and conversations we had with the architects there. We’re talking about receiving our third consecutive “BEST of SHOW” award from Architosh. This year, Vectorworks Architect 2016 design software won the Desktop category.
As an internet magazine dedicated to Mac & iOS CAD and 3D professionals and students worldwide, Architosh recognizes the most noteworthy software and technology showcased at the annual AIA Convention through its “BEST of SHOW” award program. When choosing the winners, interest at the show, booth attendance, industry buzz, and the Architosh editors’ forward-thinking perspectives are all considered. For the Desktop category, software programs are judged on their implementation quality, acceleration of quality of solution, and quality of attack on addressing “pain points” in practice.
“We’re honored that Architosh recognized the efforts that Vectorworks’ R&D team undertook to deliver a comprehensive release of Vectorworks Architect software,” said Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “This release is full of customer-requested features and updates alongside new capabilities generated through innovative explorations and tenacious engineering that continue to enable designers to transform the world.”
Vectorworks Architect 2016 software was recognized for its overall quality, along with a nod to a few version-specific features such as Marionette, our cross-platform graphical scripting tool integrated within the Vectorworks BIM environment.
“Marionette should be rewarded for the elegance it has brought to its node system with their intimate conveyance of the python code behind each node,” said Anthony Frausto-Robledo, AIA, LEED AP, publisher and editor-in-chief of Architosh.
Another noted Architect 2016 feature was the addition of Energos, which offers a responsive gauge of a building’s energy performance within the software, enabling critical sustainability decisions as a design evolves.
“Vectorworks 2016 also earns recognition for its tremendous acceleration—an absolutely massive upgrade—with things like Energos, its onboard energy analysis tools,” said Pete Evans, AIA, senior associate editor of Architosh.
You can learn more about Vectorworks Architect 2016 and its BIM capabilities on our products