Vectorworks Architect 2019


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Manufacturer:
Vectorworks, inc.

Product: Vectorworks® Architect 2019

Website: http://www.vectorworks.net/en/2019

Language: English / Chinese

Platform: Mac / Win

Price: Please contact us for pricing

Trial Version: http://www.vectorworks.net/trial/

Student Version: https://student.myvectorworks.net

Local Instructor-led Training: Please click here for further details


 

Vectorworks® Architect

Designers choose Vectorworks Architect software because it provides a solution that supports the creative process instead of replacing it. From 2D and 3D to BIM and beyond, Vectorworks Architect delivers a robust suite of capabilities that will enhance your workflows from concept to construction and improve your design process.
 

Product Overview

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Unlike other software, Vectorworks has the flexibility to support your entire project from beginning to end, or anywhere in the process — from conceptual design, to fully coordinated BIM models, to construction documents. It’s the versatile solution you need to pull everything together and increase your efficiency.


 
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BIM software isn’t exactly known for promoting creative expression. But Vectorworks is different. We allow you to freely sketch, model, and document your design ideas with precision drafting capabilities and the most flexible 3D modeling engine available, powered by SIEMENS Parasolid. So 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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MAXIMIZE THE I IN BIM

Getting the most out of the “I” in Building Information Modeling is essential for optimizing your designs. Vectorworks makes it easy to quantify and analyze information as early as the schematic design phase so you can make smart decisions. Run “what if” scenarios and automate schedules, calculate costs, analyze energy efficiency to maximize each design element.


 

 

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WORK WITH ANYONE 

Vectorworks allows you to easily collaborate and share files with colleagues, consultants, and clients. We offer the most default import/export capabilities available, as well as support for openBIM and IFC, and direct links with Revit®, SketchUp®, Rhino®, Photoshop®, and Cinema4D.

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WIN MORE WORK 

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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YOU’RE IN GOOD COMPANY. 

Discover how respected firms, design innovators, and award-winning architects around the world use Vectorworks.
 





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New in 2019


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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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STREAMLINED SECTION DRAWINGS

Derive high-quality sections from your model without wasting time making repetitive adjustments. A new default display for section attributes provides universally acceptable defaults, and a new context-sensitive right-click menu allows you to generate sections directly from section elevation markers or orphaned section lines. Create better drawings by generating a profile line that emphasizes the cut of your sections. Plus, you can now override object visibility beyond or before the cut plane using the correct line weights and styles. The object visibility control is the same for horizontal and vertical sections.

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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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3D SITE MODEL SCULPTING

Unlike SketchUp and Rhino, site model sculpting in Vectorworks BIM products can be performed on both geometry and on an intelligent site model, so you can run a site analysis and calculate the effects of your changes without having to use specialized add-ons or entirely separate products. With 2019, you can quickly, easily, and intuitively sculpt the site for your project using a variety of Vectorworks direct modeling features, such as reshape and push/pull.

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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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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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Download a trial of Vectorworks: http://www.vectorworks.net/trial/
Download a student version of Vectorworks: https://student.myvectorworks.net
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Case Studies: http://www.vectorworks.net/en/case-studies
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