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Manufacturer:
Vectorworks, inc. 

Website: https://www.vectorworks.net/2019

Product: Vectorworks® Spotlight 2019

Language: English / Chinese

Platform: Mac / Win

Price: Please contact us for pricing

Trial Version: http://www.vectorworks.net/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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Superior 2D Documentation

Vectorworks software's 2D functionality helps you to produce beautiful drawings and high-quality, professional documentation with ease. Our extensive suite of drawing and editing tools make quick work of any type of project, helping you to define your signature look and meet industry standards. Add gradients, tile and image fills, stipples, and hatching. Easily incorporate digital images and graphics. Use our exclusive sketch rendering technology to change hard-lined drawings into soft, hand-sketched illustrations, blurring the line between clear, accurate technical documentation and compelling presentations.
 

Creative Modeling Solutions

Exploration is essential for the evolution of design. Vectorworks Spotlight allows you to bring your design ideas into the virtual world to investigate and discover, using an advanced suite of Parasolid-based solids and NURBS surface tools. Push, pull, blend, twist, sculpt, deform, or punch holes. With our intuitive interface, you can design from any 3D view using modes in modeling tools that automatically infer working planes as you move your cursor, 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 easy. Plus, integrated graphical scripting capabilities help express anything imaginable.
 

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Flexible Workflows & Project Sharing

With Vectorworks Spotlight, you can move easily from design concept to technical documentation. Work on practically any type of project within a flexible and robust digital environment. Start with any image, sketch, or formal iteration and move easily between 2D and 3D views. Spotlight’s collaborative tools allow you to focus on your individual strengths by giving all contributors the ability to work concurrently on the same design. Whether you work in 2D, 3D, or a combination thereof, Spotlight’s Project Sharing capabilities enhance your team’s ability to work cohesively and produce incredible results across the design process. 
 

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Powerful Presentations

Wow your clients with Spotlight’s superior graphical control. Featuring opacity tools that allow you to fine-tune line quality, the ability to preserve alpha channels in imported images, and add 2D drop shadows, you can create dynamic presentations that communicate your signature style. 
 

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Seamless Interoperability

We recognize that the process of realizing a design often requires multiple sources of inspiration and refinement, as well as iteration, communication, and collaboration. Make your work even more compelling and easier to communicate with digital imagery. Import scans, digital photos, or web images. Share your information fluidly with Vectorworks software’s numerous file translators. Exchange lighting data with ESP Vision, Lightwright, grandMA, connectCAD, and more. Also, publish your designs for inclusion in marketing materials or websites. Get on the cutting edge of collaborative digital practices, exchanging 2D drawings, 3D models, and data for numerous multidisciplinary, multi-platform design and lighting control workflows.
 

Industry-Leading Rendering

We’ve partnered with the award-winning CINEMA 4D render engine to provide rendering capabilities that are faster and easier than standalone rendering applications. When added to Vectorworks Spotlight software, Renderworks is fully integrated into the software interface, so it lets you seamlessly visualize your work throughout the design process while producing clear and accurate renderings. With the click of a button, rendered viewports in your documentation will update as your design evolves. Plus, camera features allow you to manipulate the depth of field, apply vibrant back lighting, alter exposure, and generate panoramic images, creating striking visualizations and dynamic animations.
 

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Previsualize with Vision Software

Previsualize your designs with our Vision software. Draft your lighting plots and models in Spotlight and simply send them directly to Vision for previsualization and cueing of your show – all before you load in.
 

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Create Unmatched Experiences

Focus on a comprehensive design, develop construction detailing, and freely move between 2D and 3D. Best-in-class documentation tools complement an extensive library of signature brand lighting, so you can quickly create light plots, automate paperwork, and visualize your design in rendered 3D views. Easily import venues from facilities managers and hospitality staff, or build them from scratch with easy-to-use tools and numerous resources, quickly creating the room, stage, steps, lectern, video screens, and seating. With built-in, industry-specific objects such as trusses, video and audio gear, and soft goods, coupled with highly capable walls, doors, and windows, Vectorworks Spotlight provides the most complete and versatile 3D capability in the industry.

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Entertainment Rigging Analysis Module

The Braceworks™ add-on for Vectorworks Spotlight provides design, production, and rigging professionals with an easy way to gauge the performance of temporary structures under load to ensure safety and compliance with engineering codes and standards, creating a completely integrated modeling, analysis, and documentation process.


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2D COMPONENTS FOR HYBRID OBJECTS

You’ve made the move to working in 3D. Now, optimize that effort by efficiently creating 2D drawings from your 3D and BIM models. With the new 2D components for hybrid objects capability, we’re putting you in complete control of the detail level your symbols and plug-in objects display. Simply right-click to edit the detail and display of any 2D/3D hybrid object so it draws exactly as you want in plan, elevation, and section views.

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IMAGE EFFECTS

Now you can accomplish mainstream image editing right inside of Vectorworks. You don’t need to export your designs to other editing applications such as Photoshop® or Illustrator®. The new viewport image effects work with viewports and imported images, which lets you prepare your presentation boards in the same software you used to create your designs.
 

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CLIP CUBE VIEWPORT OPTION

You asked for it, and now you can use the clip cube on sheet layer viewports. And, unlike other applications that have limitations on the visualization of clip cubes, Vectorworks enables you to use clip cubes in any rendered view or style, giving you the efficiency and capability you need to create remarkable sections, elevations, and presentation drawings.
 

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LAYER AND CLASS FILTERING

Searching through long lists to find the layer and class you’re looking for is a huge pain. In 2019 you can instantly find what you’re looking for by typing in a keyword search or using filters to display classes and layers based upon specific properties. Being able to work with filtered lists, and instantly search to find classes or layers, will significantly improve your productivity.
 

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DATA TAGS

Some aspects of your workflow thrive when flexibility works in predictable ways. The new Data Tag tool in Vectorworks 2019 gives you a consistent and robust method for tagging and displaying data about the intelligent objects and symbols in your model and viewports. Tag objects individually, or automatically tag multiple objects, all while having complete control over the graphic appearance of data tags. This will save you time and simplify the process of managing displayed data in your documents.

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AUTOTURN ONLINE

In the past, evaluating whether a design can accommodate the turning paths of vehicles was a time-consuming trial-and-error process. With a new partnership with Transoft Solutions, we’re making it simple to evaluate vehicle access on any project. From Vectorworks’ new AutoTURN® Online browser, simply upload a design, pick a vehicle, perform a simulation, and export the results back into your project file.

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VECTORWORKS GRAPHICS MODULE SUPPORT FOR SHEET LAYERS

Our Vectorworks Graphics Module is an exceptional screen-drawing technology that makes it possible for you to enjoy smooth, fast, and reliable generations of drawing and model views while you’re using Vectorworks. With this latest release, your project’s sheet layers now benefit from optimized, multi-threaded technology for use with advanced GPUs. As a result, there’s no performance difference between panning and zooming in a sheet layer compared to a design layer.

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IMPROVED COLLABORATION WITH REVIT

Thanks to the latest updates to the industry standard Teigha® BIM library from the Open Design Alliance, Vectorworks users can now batch import Revit® Families making it easier to incorporate manufacturer objects and convert more building objects from a Revit model to native Vectorworks objects. This is a huge improvement for Revit customers migrating to Vectorworks and makes it easier to access manufacturers’ BIM product content.




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For The Student Or Instructor Who Needs It All

Whether your specialty is architecture, landscape, or entertainment design, Vectorworks Designer 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

With Vectorworks Architect, you'll enjoy the robust capabilities of BIM, great documentation, and intelligent tools while maintaining your creative freedom to design in 2D or 3D.
 

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Vectorworks Landmark

Vectorworks Landmark offers landscape-specific tools and superior 2D and 3D design capabilities to help you create a better built environment.
 

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Vectorworks Spotlight

Whether you design lighting, scenery, sets, events, theatrical productions, or exhibits, Vectorworks Spotlight will help make your next production memorable.
 

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Vectorworks Fundamentals

With superior 2D and 3D capabilities, Vectorworks Fundamentals is an intuitive, easy-to-use modeling and documentation platform to produce complex drawings.
 

Renderworks®

With the power of the CINEMA 4D render engine, Renderworks provides a vast array of high-quality presentation techniques.
 




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System Recommendations

The following are real-world system requirements for running Vectorworks 2019. 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 10.13 (High Sierra)

macOS 10.12 (Sierra)

Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

 Windows 10 (64-bit)

 Windows 8 (64-bit)

 Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

 Windows 7 SP 1 (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

 64-bit Intel Core i5 (or AMD equivalent) or better

 RAM

 4GB or more

 Graphics Card

 OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card with 1GB of VRAM or more

 Some integrated graphics cards such as Intel Iris graphics are acceptable for simple models/drawings, but a dedicated graphics card is preferable.

 Vectorworks with Vision requires a dedicated graphics card with 2GB of VRAM or more, preferably released in the past three years (e.g. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 series, AMD Radeon RX 400 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

 64-bit Intel Core i7 (or AMD equivalent) clocked at 3GHz or better

 RAM

 16GB-32GB or more

 Graphics Card

 A dedicated OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card with 4GB of VRAM or more

 Vectorworks with Vision requires a dedicated graphics card with 8GB of VRAM or more, preferably released in the past three years (e.g. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 series, AMD Radeon Vega series).

 Display Resolution:

 1920 x 1080 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. 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

 64-bit Intel Core i5 (or AMD equivalent) clocked at 2GHz or better

 RAM

 8GB-16GB or more

 Graphics Card

 A dedicated OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card with 2GB-4GB of VRAM or more

 Vectorworks with Vision requires a dedicated graphics card, preferably released in the past three years.

 Using multiple view panes with different visibilities in all panes requires a graphics card with at least 2GB of VRAM, with 3GB or more recommended for large files.

 Display Resolution:

 1920 x 1080 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.

 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).

 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). This method of sharing works best with small teams or small projects. It is not recommended for large teams or large projects.

 Hard Drive

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

 

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