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Manufacturer:
Vectorworks, inc.

Product: Vectorworks® Designer 2019

Website: https://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

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Vectorworks® Designer

Whether your specialty is architecture, landscape, or entertainment design, Vectorworks® Designer software enables you to draft, model, and present in a single, intuitive interface. Enhance your workflow and follow your inspiration. Explore your ideas, and discover new ways to simplify your process with Vectorworks® Designer – the ultimate solution for the design professional who needs it all.
 

Product Overview

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The Best in BIM

Vectorworks Architect is the industry’s only modeling, drafting, and documentation software built with BIM at the heart of the design process. With Vectorworks Architect, your firm will benefit from best-in-industry building information modeling tools. With the software’s design-oriented BIM capabilities, you will streamline costs, refine construction details, and increase your energy efficiency – all without altering your preferred process. Flexible parametric objects help you create a virtual prototype of your designs, with as much or little detail as needed. Edit and analyze your model while simultaneously generating interactive schedules.
 

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Industry Leading 3D

See your captured visions come to life in 3D. An advanced suite of Parasolid-based solids and NURBS surface tools lets you create any shape and easily explore geometry. Plus, with graphical scripting tools, subdivivision surface modeling, point cloud support, you can create any shape and easily explore geometry. Our intuitive interface lets you 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. Anything you can imagine is possible to express in Vectorworks Designer.
 

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Seamless Interoperability

Exchange NURBS models with Rhino or concept models from Sketchup®. Support of both import and export of OBJ, STL, 3DS, and SKP file formats lets you explore the full range of design options by incorporating information from multiple sources, making sweeping changes quickly and easily.Using IFC, an industry-standard file format, communicate effectively with your consultants and collaborators who may be using Revit® or other BIM software—or use your model for clash detection and model checking. Vectorworks Designer supports IFC, gbXML, DWG/DXF, Revit, PDF, and more for document and model exchange.
 

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Flexible Workflows & Project Sharing

Enable multiple designers to work concurrently on the same Vectorworks Designer file with our Project Sharing feature. Whether you’re a sole practitioner collaborating with other professionals or a large firm dividing work among different members of the team, Project Sharing provides a flexible way to manage productive workflows for even the most complicated project. Plus, the software lets you create, model, present, and develop your designs easily and precisely with just one application. With Vectorworks Designer, you can move easily from design concept to technical documentation.  
 

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Superior 2D Documentation

Produce high-quality documentation with ease. Vectorworks Designer offers precision drafting tools, intelligent objects for building, detailing, MEP, furniture, millwork, machine parts, and annotations, plus thousands of free symbols from leading building product companies. Batch print drawing sets or export them as multipage PDFs at full or reduced sized. Plus, 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  
 

Superior SIM Tools

Vectorworks Designer provides an efficient way to introduce Site Information Modeling (SIM) capabilities into your workflow. The program’s tools will help you analyze your design for area, volume, slope, cut/fill, and other data such as water flow and sun/shade. Scan in planting plans and trace over them with ease. Or, simply enter your field measurements. Use the property line tool to define a site’s boundaries and setbacks. Plus, building tools and site objects easily document existing structures and site conditions. In addition, you can use the program’s drawing, modeling, and 2D and 3D graphics capabilities to create compelling presentations.  
 

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Unmatched Experiences

Vectorworks Designer software gives designers in the entertainment industry an edge to advance their ideas from concept through completion. Our users include entertainment design professionals, such as lighting and scenic designers, including theatre, film, television, exhibits and events, as well as students starting out in their careers in these disciplines. The extensive libraries of signature brand lighting are complemented by best-in-class documentation tools, so you can quickly create light plots, automate paperwork, and visualize your design in rendered  
 

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Integrated Rendering

All Vectorworks software packages include Renderworks, the best-in-industry rendering feature set built on the award-winning Cinema 4D render engine. Renderworks provides the tools necessary to visualize your work throughout the design process while producing clear and accurate illustrations with stunning quality.

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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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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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Student Portal


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.
 

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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.

Resources


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