Meet Vectorworks 2020: Clearly Insightful. Simply Powerful.

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 9/10/19 10:01 AM   |  3 min read time

The wait is over. Vectorworks 2020 is officially here — bringing powerful new features to support every step of your design process.

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Topics: geographic information system, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Vectorworks Landmark, VGM, Braceworks, List Browser Direct Editing, Vectorworks 2020, Live Data Visualization, Data Manager, history-based modeling, IFC referencing, section viewports, DMX patching, path-based walkthrough animations, truss improvements, NDI stream, hinge plates

Teaser Tuesday: VGM Level of Detail

Posted by Alex Altieri on 8/27/19 2:49 PM   |  1 min read time

This #TeaserTuesday, we’re teasing an update to the Vectorworks Graphics Module (VGM) that will make Vectorworks 2020 run much smoother than previous versions.

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Topics: rendering, Vectorworks Graphics Module, VGM, Teaser Tuesday, Vectorworks 2020

November Tech Roundup

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 11/29/18 10:04 AM   |  1 min read time

The weather outside may be frightful, but this month’s tech roundup is so delightful! Here’s what we have in store for our users:

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Topics: Project Sharing, Service Pack, Tech Roundup, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Layer and Class Filtering, Multiple Views, Clip Cube Viewport Option

Unleash Your Creativity with Vectorworks 2019

Posted by Lisa Lance on 9/12/18 10:26 AM   |  1 min read time

Today's the day! Meet the newest versions of Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Designer, as well as Braceworks and Vision. 

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Topics: Dr. Biplab Sarkar, openBIM, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, 3D, 3D Modeling, BIM, Vectorworks Landmark, Braceworks, vectorworks 2019

Teaser Tuesday: Vectorworks Graphics Module for Sheet Layers in Version 2019

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 8/14/18 12:07 PM   |  1 min read time

Speed is the main event this Teaser Tuesday. In Vectorworks 2019, we’ve updated the Vectorworks Graphics Module for sheet layers.

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Topics: sheet layers, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Teaser Tuesday, vectorworks 2019

Part of the Family: Beta Testing Vectorworks Software

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 1/3/17 10:35 AM   |  5 min read time

The majority of the new and improved features in each version of Vectorworks software are based on user suggestions, but the impact of user input doesn’t stop there. Vectorworks has a team of beta testers from within the design industry who explore new features in the software before it’s released each year, informing us of how to improve key functionalities. We’re extremely grateful for all of their hard work, and according to beta tester Ion Webster, the feeling is mutual.

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Topics: Architecture, beta tester, California Polytechnic State University, Camera Match, CameraMatch, door and window styles, Renderworks, slab drainage tool, structural objects, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Cal Poly, Ion Webster, Pults and Associates LLP, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks 2017, Virtual Reality, Web View

Experience Your Best Workflows with Vectorworks 2017 Software

Posted by Pete Hicks on 9/14/16 8:35 AM   |  4 min read time

You asked — we delivered. Vectorworks 2017 software includes more than 100 improvements and new features, over 70 percent of which were driven by designer feedback. From a best-in-industry Resource Manager and innovative irrigation tools to an improved Vectorworks Graphics Module and immersive virtual reality features, our new line of software empowers you to create unmatched experiences like never before.

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Topics: 3D label legends, Architecture, Building Information Modeling, cable tools, Chad Hamilton, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Entertainment, Planet Vectorworks, Pults & Associates LLP, Resource Manager, Sholight LLC, Spotlight, Structural Member Objects, Structural Member tool, Tyler Littman, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Vision, webinars, Architect, Barman+Smart Design, BIM, Hamilton + Aitken Architects, Ion Webster, Irrigation Tools, Kellan Vincent, Landmark, Landscape, Neil Barman, Vectorworks 2017, #Vectorworks2017, Vincent Landscapes Inc., Virtual Reality, Web View

Get a Sneak Peek at Vectorworks 2017

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 9/6/16 11:12 AM   |  1 min read time

While you patiently await the upcoming release of #Vectorworks2017, let’s satisfy your curiosity about the exciting new developments coming in our software with this series of videos exploring some of our biggest advancements.

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Topics: Planet Vectorworks, Resource Manager, structural members, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Vectorworks Service Select, BIM, Cloud, Irrigation Tools, Vectorworks Cloud Services, #Vectorworks2017, VGM, Virtual Reality, Web View

Your Sneak Peek into the Future of Vectorworks Software from the Design Summit

Posted by Pete Hicks on 4/26/16 11:56 AM   |  3 min read time

Our newly minted CEO, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, is less than a month into his tenure, and he’s already showing the design community some love by teasing exciting developments planned for Vectorworks software. Sarkar showcased upcoming advancements during his keynote speech at this year’s Vectorworks Design Summit in Chicago. The reveal was met by thunderous applause from 600-plus attendees from around the world, confirming that our future releases will make a resounding impact.

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Topics: Cloud Services, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Planet Vectorworks, Resource Manager, Structural Member Objects, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Cloud, Eva Franch i Gilabert, Irrigation Tools, Vectorworks Analytics, Vectorworks Design Summit, VGM, Virtual Reality, Web View

Nemetschek Vectorworks Releases Localized Versions of Vectorworks 2015 in Europe

Posted by Lindsay Sappington on 11/6/14 11:40 AM   |  1 min read time

Following the English release of Vectorworks 2015 in September, localized versions of the new software version are now available in German, French, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, and Norwegian. Visit Vectorworks Worldwide to find a local distributor.

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Topics: Architecture, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Planet Vectorworks, Portuguese, Stewart Rom, Vectorworks Graphics Module, 3D Modeling, 64-bit, BIM, Dutch, entertainment design, Nemetschek Vectorworks, urban planning, vectorworks 2015, Vectorworks Worldwide, VGM

Vectorworks 2015 Speeds Past the Competition

Posted by Guest Author on 9/23/14 10:50 AM   |  2 min read time

By Ilianna H. Kwaske, Ph.D., Managing Principal, Office Ron Kwaske, Architect

It is with speed, manipulability, and fluidity that Vectorworks 2015 is no longer just competing in design software, but leading. We have been using the program since 2009 and think that the Vectorworks 2015 software is the flagship release.

No Constraints and Fast

Our reasons for initially purchasing Vectorworks over five years ago were twofold: the program has rich graphic abilities, and it is native to the Mac operating system. While the BIM software we used for eight years was excellent at creating production drawings, it was restrictive in that you had to work within its prescribed workflow. For an office with diverse projects, that was difficult. Furthermore, the construction drawings were just not aesthetically pleasing. Part of the trademark of Office Ron Kwaske, Architect is to strive to make construction drawings as beautiful as our design renderings. Vectorworks allows us to do that.

In addition, Vectorworks has great 2D and 3D modeling capabilities. For our design intensive needs, there are no constraints. Its versatility is critical for a small office like ours — and probably for a large office, too. Between its advanced text tools, 2D vector graphics control, and BIM and 3D modeling capabilities, we can perform three or four critical functions all within the same software package.

Fluid Power to Manipulate

The Vectorworks Graphics Module (VGM) makes it easy to manipulate even complex forms. With the ability to pan, zoom, and walk through a project, Nemetschek Vectorworksʼ engineers have combined the best of Vectorworks modeling and BIM capabilities with a SketchUp-like design interface.

Recently, we used Vectorworks 2015 to produce renderings and schematic design for a new real estate office shown below. Under a very tight schedule (meaning hours, not days), we were able to design, seamlessly bring in components from SketchUpʼs 3D Warehouse, and create two incredible renderings with minimal third-party touch-up (e.g., Photoshop).

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Topics: Architecture, Office Ron Kwaske, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Vectorworks Service Select, 3D Modeling, Architect, BIM, Ilianna H. Kwaske, vectorworks 2015

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