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Manufacturer:
Vectorworks, inc. 

Website: https://www.vectorworks.net/en-US/spotlight

Product: Vectorworks® Spotlight 2023

Language: English / Chinese

Platform: Mac / Win

Price: Please contact us for pricing

Trial Version: https://www.vectorworks.cn/trial/

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Vectorworks® Spotlight

Vectorworks Spotlight is the industry-leading design software for the entertainment business. It works like you think, facilitating improvisation and creativity so you can transform your designs into award-winning productions. Whether you work in lighting, scenic, event, TV, film, rigging, or exhibit design, Spotlight software balances your process with the need for coordinated, accurate information so you can create unmatched experiences.
 

Product Overview

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YOUR ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION

Whether you work in lighting, scenic, film, event, or exhibit design, Vectorworks is the only solution with the flexibility to support your entire process.

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IMAGINE IT. DESIGN IT. DOCUMENT IT.

Sketch, model, and document your design ideas with precision drafting capabilities and the most flexible 3D modeling engine available, powered by SIEMENS Parasolid. Choose from a huge library of lighting, audio, video, scenic, and rigging manufacturer content, and create light plots and automate paperwork to meet tight deadlines.

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WORK WITH ANYONE

We offer the most default import/export capabilities available, so you can incorporate design and technical production information from anywhere. Project sharing enables your entire team to work on the same Vectorworks file concurrently. And you can communicate through mobile viewing and sharing with Vectorworks Cloud Services rendering, storage, and file sharing.

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DISCOVER THE POWER OF PREVIZ

Add Vision to Spotlight and easily explore changes to your design and wow your clients. This cross-platform, intuitive software works with your console and equips you to design creatively and efficiently, giving you the power to previsualize and cue your shows at your fingertips.

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BRACE YOURSELF FOR BETTER ANALYSIS

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 helps you ensure safety and compliance with engineering codes and standards with a single modeling, analysis, and documentation process.

STAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE

STAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE

We’re advancing the use of emerging technologies and making them accessible to everyone. You won’t merely keep up with the latest technologies, you’ll stay one step ahead.

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CREATE WINNING DESIGNS

With an extensive suite of drawing, illustration, and rendering tools, Vectorworks allows you to produce remarkable line drawings and stunning 3D presentations so you’ll impress even the toughest of clients. You can even create an immersive presentation experience with cutting-edge technology like virtual and augmented reality and rendered panoramas.


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New in 2023


NEW OFFSET EDGE TOOL

NEW OFFSET EDGE TOOL

The new Offset Edge tool lets you offset edges and edge loops from planar and non-planar faces. Offset edges will also include the automatic Push/Pull mode and the support for non-planar faces of 3D objects, giving you more flexibility in your creative process and reducing the steps it takes to model unique 3D solid objects.

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HOME SCREEN

Getting help with Vectorworks is easier than ever with the new Home Screen — you’ll find a single source for training, learning, product messaging, and growth opportunities. It’s designed to help new designers get started and provide resources to more seasoned designers looking to improve their skills or learn something new.

NEW SHADED RENDERING OPTIONS

NEW SHADED RENDERING OPTIONS

The Shaded Render Mode supports more light objects, glow textures, environment lighting, and reflections meaning you'll get a better understanding of your project while designing and ensure better quality rendering output.

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FASTER GENERATION OF SECTION VIEWPORTS

Streamline your documentation workflow with improvements to Section Viewports. Calculations and processing are moved to the background and take advantage of the Vectorworks Graphics Module. You'll see viewport updates that are up to six times faster and be able to continue working on other tasks at the same time.

DIRECT MODELING FOR DOORS AND WINDOWS

DIRECT MODELING FOR DOORS AND WINDOWS

Gone are the days of tediously defining the parameters of these building objects. With direct modeling and editing for doors and windows, you can now create and edit doors and windows by simply drawing a rectangle on the face of the wall in 3D or a line spanning the opening in 2D. And you can easily edit doors and windows using the same process as the familiar Reshape tool.

GRAPHIC LEGENDS

GRAPHIC LEGENDS

Save time and reduce errors with the new Graphic Legends tool. You'll find a smart tool that completely removes the manual process of creating graphic legends. It automatically coordinates with the resources you've used, giving you an easy editing and customization process to ensure the accuracy of legends and drawing keys for documentation.

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IMPROVED COLLABORATION WITH REVIT FILES

New Revit® file import options in Vectorworks 2023 give you more flexibility when collaborating with consultants and clients using Revit. Now, Vectorworks will support the translation of more Revit object types and provide better organization of the imported file data making it easier to design your project within the context of existing information. You can also reference a Revit file directly for a better collaborative workflow.

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IFC IMPORT IMPROVEMENTS

Experience faster, more reliable results when working with IFC files. Collaborate more effectively with faster imports and the ability to import from more applications. You'll have greater control of imported files with new options to filter objects upon import. You’ll also have access to class, story, and criteria-based mapping for alignment with your Vectorworks file organization.




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For The Student Or Instructor Who Needs It All

Whether your specialty is architecture, landscape, or entertainment design, Vectorworks Design Suite software gives you the freedom to create without having to use additional applications. The program provides a competitive edge by offering a large set of design tools in a single, intuitive interface. Draft, model, and present with Vectorworks Designer—the ultimate solution for the professional who needs it all.

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VECTORWORKS ARCHITECT

The versatility to support your project at every stage — easily transition from massing models to BIM models to construction documents. Our design-centric BIM workflow brings everything together and increases your efficiency

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VECTORWORKS LANDMARK

With intelligent objects, powerful databases, and flexible documentation features, Landmark streamlines 2D and 3D landscape workflows. It’s the only comprehensive BIM software made specifically for landscape architects and designers.

 

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VECTORWORKS SPOTLIGHT

The professional design platform that sets the standard for the entertainment industry. Choose from a huge library of lighting, audio, video, scenic, and rigging manufacturer content to create light plots and automate paperwork to meet tight deadlines.

 

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VECTORWORKS FUNDAMENTALS

Freely sketch, model, and document your design ideas with precision drafting capabilities and the most flexible 3D modeling engine available, powered by SIEMENS Parasolid. You’re not limited by presets and strict parameters — you have the flexibility you need to design anything you can imagine.




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The following are real-world system requirements for running Vectorworks 2022. 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 12 (Monterey)

macOS 11 (Big Sur)

 Windows 11

 Windows 10 (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

Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5, or better
Apple M series

 RAM

 8GB or more

 Graphics Card

2GB VRAM or more, macOS: Metal GPUFamily1 or later, Windows: DirectX 11 compatible

Some integrated graphics cards such as Intel Iris Plus/Pro graphics and AMD Radeon RX Vega series are acceptable for very simple models/drawings, but a dedicated graphics card is preferable.

Vision requires a dedicated OpenGL 4.1 compatible graphics card with 2GB of VRAM or more, preferably released in the past three years (e.g. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 series, AMD Radeon RX 500 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

3.0+ GHz Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 with eight cores, or better

 RAM

 32GB or more

 Graphics Card

8GB VRAM or more, macOS: Metal GPUFamily2 or later, Windows: DirectX 11 compatible

Vision requires a dedicated OpenGL 4.1 compatible graphics card with 8GB of VRAM or more, preferably released in the past three years (e.g. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 TI series, AMD Radeon RX 5000 series).

 Display Resolution:

 1920 x 1080 or higher

 Hard Disk:

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

Case-sensitive file system volumes are not supported.

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

2.0+ GHz Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 with six cores, or better

Apple M series

 RAM

 16GB or more

 Graphics Card

3GB VRAM or more, macOS: Metal GPUFamily1 v4 or later, Windows: DirectX 11 compatible

Vision requires a dedicated OpenGL 4.1 compatible graphics card with 4GB of VRAM or more, preferably released in the past three years (e.g. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 series, AMD Radeon RX Vega series).

Using multiple view panes with different visibilities in all panes requires a graphics card with at least 3GB of VRAM, with 4GB or more recommended for large files.

 Display Resolution:

 1920 x 1080 or higher

 Hard Disk:

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

Case-sensitive file system volumes are not supported.

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).

Server-based LAN Sharing:

Minimum: A Fast Ethernet (100Mbit/s) network connection with minimum of 50Mbit/s on upload.

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

Firewalls should allow network ports used by the Project Sharing Server. The default port is 22001. It is configurable during installation.

The network must support HTTP 1.1 standard.

Server-based LAN Sharing is the recommended method of sharing for teams on the same LAN.

File-based 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).

 Hard Drive

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

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