VectorworksÃ‚Â® Design is s a collection of all the Vectorworks products: Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, and Spotlight. Vectorworks Designer is made for the person or firm that handles multiple design disciplines and needs the tools to get it all done.
Vectorworks® Designer is s a collection of all the Vectorworks products: Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, and Spotlight. Vectorworks Designer is made for the person or firm that handles multiple design disciplines and needs the tools to get it all done.
Enjoy the Freedom to Design the Way You Want
With the Vectorworks Designer software, you’re not limited to a prescribed workflow, so you have the freedom to work the way you want to work. Incorporate your existing approach to design to make the best use of the skills you already have in-house. Collaborate seamlessly with colleagues and co-workers and with other software applications.
Whether you’re working in 2D or 3D, unified view mode lets you draft or model within a unified coordinate system. With an intuitive interface, you can design from any 3D view, and enjoy the superior quality that allows you to manipulate your model with ease. More accurate object information and better snapping make drawing in 3D so easy. The SmartCursor™ helps you by showing hints, like the angle from the previous segment, as you draw. Plus, an advanced suite of solid and NURBS modelling tools allows you to create any shape and easily explore organic geometry. Blend, twist, sculpt, deform, or punch holes.
Many CAD applications restrict your ability to design beyond a core discipline. Whether your specialty is architecture, landscaping, or entertainment design, the Vectorworks Designer program gives you the freedom to create without having to learn or use additional applications. Anything’s possible with the Vectorworks Designer 2011 software.
Efficient Workgroup Capabilities
Break up complex projects. Whether you’re a sole practitioner collaborating with other professionals or a large firm dividing work among different members of the team, workgroup referencing provides a flexible way to split even the most complicated project into manageable pieces.
Easy File Translation
Get on the cutting edge of digital practice, and move your building models fluidly between design, analysis, and construction packages with Vectorworks’ IFC 2x3 translator. Import and export AutoCAD® 2011 (and earlier) files. Send out drawing sets as multi-page PDFs.
Import concept models from SketchUp® and access thousands of models from Google’s 3D Warehouse. Export 3D models to Google Earth®.
Endless Digital Images
Make your work even more compelling and easier to communicate with digital imagery. Import scans, digital photos, or web images. Import or export a wide array of image files, including Illustrator® EPS and native Photoshop® PSD files. Also, export your design for inclusion into your firm’s marketing materials or website.
Cutting Edge 3D
See it in 3D. Send models to CAD/CAM machines, CNC routers, and other 3D printers. The Vectorworks Designer package supports a number of standard 3D file formats, including Parasolid X_T, IGS, SAT, KML, STL, and 3DS.
Completely Customisable Programming
Automate routine tasks or create full-blown add-on applications with our Pascal-based scripting language, VectorScript™. It’s simple enough for a beginner, yet powerful enough for the most experienced CAD programmer.
Supporting Sustainable Building
When your goal is sustainability, the Vectorworks Designer application is an indispensible tool. You can maximize materials and minimize energy expenditure with our built-in spreadsheets that calculate building performance through programming analysis (with parametric Space objects), detailed material take-offs, and lighting requirements. You can conduct sun studies with the solar animation command. And you can export data-rich building models using the Industry Foundation
Classes (IFC) 2x3 interoperability standard used by energy simulation, material take-off and costing, and 4D construction sequencing applications. With such comprehensive data, you’ll answer the “how many” and “how much” very early in the process, and ensure a smaller carbon footprint.
Create, Model, and Present with One Application
Move easily between tasks. From design concepts to construction documentation and every design phase in between, Vectorworks Designer marries precision drafting and flexible modelling with state-of-the-art technology. Create, model, and present easily and precisely with one application. With the Vectorworks Designer software, you can do it all. The program boasts a comprehensive set of design tools to support your entire practice.
Find your inspiration and start drawing. Or if you would like, import hand sketches, pictures of the site, and even documents from other applications. Invoke ideas in 2D, and explore them in 3D with freeform models.
Innovative Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Whether you’re streamlining costs, analysing materials, increasing your energy efficiency, or just creating sophisticated designs, Vectorworks’ robust BIM tools work hard for you. You can implement them at any phase, and they feature the smooth collaboration, focus on design, and advanced documentation that Vectorworks software is known for. With innovative and leading parametric technologies at its core, the Vectorworks Designer software has brought the most powerful tools for design to the BIM process. Our program ensures you the best possible platform for making the change to BIM, and it uses the world’s most robust 3D modelling engine, Parasolid, to tackle the simplest to the most complex of models. And the 2D Dimensional Constraint Manager (DCM) ensures a solid foundation for associating objects, so you can adopt BIM without having to “re-invent” your firm’s workflow. With a BIM workflow, you can work faster while reducing drawing errors. Cutting-edge capabilities link plans, elevations, sections, perspectives, reports, and even rendered views, so a change to one updates the others. Query the model for information at any time, and using the IFC standard, move your building models to a growing selection of validation, analysis, and construction applications.
Produce high-quality construction documents with ease. The Vectorworks application offers precision drafting tools, intelligent objects for building, detailing, MEP, furniture, millwork, machine parts, annotations, and thousands of free symbols from leading building product companies. A database enables you to store, manage, and recall notes. The Issue Manager keeps track of what, when, and to whom files were issued, and it automatically dates your title blocks. Batch print drawing sets or export them as multi-page PDFs at full or reduced sizes.
Automatic Reporting and Analysis
Stop counting items in your drawings. Automatic data tracking does the tedious work for you. The application goes further than automated schedules, materials takeoffs, and bill of materials lists. It provides a user-defined way to assign specific data to any object and create custom reports. Since the report and the drawing can be linked, a change in one will update the other.
Define and communicate your signature look with our advanced, high-end technology that’s famous for helping our users achieve beautiful, graphically rich presentations. Tap into our large libraries of entourage and unlimited palettes of colours. Your style is not limited by “cookie-cutter” looks. Add gradients, tile and image fills, stipples, and hatching. Easily import digital images and graphics. Use our exclusive sketch rendering technology to change hard-lined drawings into soft, hand-sketched illustrations. Unique page layout capabilities make it simple to arrange presentation boards.
If you think that RenderworksTM looked good before—wait until you see this! We’ve teamed with the award-winning CINEMA 4D render engine to provide dramatic speed and quality gains that are integrated right into your application, so you won’t waste time importing or exporting the model as the design changes. You’ll have deft control of texture mapping and more intuitive shader options to create photorealistic or artistic renderings like never before. And, you’ll really move with speed increases that are five to seven times faster for global illumination renders!
Work The Way You Think
Easy-to-use Interface and Drafting Tools
Do what you like to do best—design. You won’t waste time getting up to speed because the software’s simple, customizable interface and what-you-see-is-what-you-get display make it easier to learn and use than standard CAD applications. Vectorworks’ SmartCursor technology replaces manual drafting tools, so even inexperienced CAD users can make the switch easily.
Tailored for Your Success
Work in tandem with the application. The Vectorworks Designer software is designed to think the way you think, so you can design anything you dream up. The Vectorworks Designer product maximizes the exclusive technology from all our design products—Fundamentals, Architect, Landmark, and Spotlight. It offers the largest set of tools available in any CAD application. No matter what you’re working on, there are specialized tools to help you get your job done efficiently and effectively. With our scripting language, VectorScript, you can program everything from simple scripts that automate routine tasks to full-blown commercial applications.
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