Vectorworks Architect 2022


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Vectorworks Landmark 2022


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Vectorworks Spotlight 2022


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SketchUp Pro 2021


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V-Ray 5 for Maya, Rhino and SketchUp


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V-RAY 5 FOR 3DS MAX


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Act-3D Lumion 12


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Cinema 4D S22


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Manufacturer:
Vectorworks, inc. 

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

Product: Vectorworks® Spotlight 2022

Language: English / Chinese

Platform: Mac / Win

Price: Please contact us for pricing

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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 2022


NextGen TechNextGen Tech

Vectorworks is being constantly re-engineered to take advantage of advances in hardware and technology, and Vectorworks 2022 is no different. This version will run natively on the latest Apple silicon processors, giving positive gains in performance for Mac users and keeping Vectorworks' core technology well-aligned with reengineering plans and priorities set for the future. We also know the importance of first impressions, so when it comes to your designs, crisp and clear graphics are a must. As part of a modernization initiative, we've been working to increase stability, ensure long-term system interoperability, and improve interactive real-time graphics in critical areas of Vectorworks. As part of a modernization initiative, we've been working to increase critical areas of Vectorworks, making our Vectorworks Graphics Module (VGM) technology purpose-built for your chosen hardware: Metal on Mac and DirectX on Windows. Your designs will leverage the most robust technology available for better file performance.

Redshift Render Mode

REDSHIFT RENDER MODE 

Every designer seeks to optimize their time when designing, and what better way than through our fastest rendering option yet. In partnership with Maxon, Vectorworks 2022 introduces a new GPU-accelerated mode called “Redshift.” Redshift speeds up rendering time without sacrificing the quality of your design by using features like lighting, reflections, volumetric effects, camera effects, and anti-aliasing.

Direct Link To Twinmotion

DIRECT LINK TO TWINMOTION

In Vectorworks 2022, we’re introducing a direct link between your model and Twinmotion that allows you to make changes in Vectorworks and easily have them reflected in the linked file. By eliminating the intermediate steps of exporting and importing, you can save time and easily control the quality of necessary geometries.

UI Improvements

UI IMPROVEMENTS

Our continued focus on improving our customers’ experiences with Vectorworks shines through in the latest UI improvements in Vectorworks 2022. Modernization of the Attributes palette lets you organize your workspace with a more efficient tool palette layout. The new UI will also provide you with accurate and immediate visual previews, removing the need to open dialog boxes. Additionally, we’re introducing a new Status Bar that can be found at the bottom of the application window. This will give you quick access to the smart cursor settings, hold snapping options, and toggle snapping on or off.

Per-face Texture Mapping

Per-face Texture Mapping

Upgrades to the texturing workflow give you the ability to map textures to different faces of the same solid modeling object with the ability to rescale and more. You’ll be able to cut down your texturing time with this efficient and more perceptive way to freely create custom objects. Additionally, the render tab of the Object Info Palette has also been updated to let you easily view and manage the textures on the object’s various faces. This feature is not applicable to parametric objects.

Direct Stair Editing

DIRECT STAIR EDITING

Leave the complexities of stair configuration in the past! Enhancements to the stair plug-in object introduce interactive placement and reshaping in both 2D and 3D views. With the new rectangle and polygon mode you can easily place a stair between walls or follow a floor opening without measuring distances. Just draw a rectangle or a path and your stair object is placed. You can now use the new tool settings to set the side length, width, and total rise of the stair without opening the dialog box. Not to mention you can also use control points to stretch and contract stairs to change the length or curvature within a space.

Wall Component Control

WALL COMPONENT CONTROL

In Vectorworks 2022 you can define wall component wrapping at window and door openings for a more realistic BIM model and accurate 2D drawings. We’ve also combined the round wall and straight wall object into a singular object type (Wall), providing more accurate data and easier reporting.

Worksheet Expansion

WORKSHEET EXPANSION

Creating precise and accurate BIM models means being able to create detailed reports and schedules. Enhancements to worksheets in Vectorworks 2022 give you just that. UI improvements make generating targeted reports, schedules, and material take offs for complex objects easier. We’ve also simplified worksheets and added better visual cues to allow richer reporting of complex models. Between redesigned criteria, a new search function mode, and an improved formula bar with a new set of functions, you won’t waste time wrestling with your documentation, leaving more time for your BIM modeling.




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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 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 11 (Big Sur)

macOS 10.15 (Catalina)

 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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