Vectorworks Architect 2017


Vectorworks Architect 2017 is architectural CAD software that offers Open BIM capabilities in a flexible design environment. Designing in 2D and 3D simultaneously, Vectorworks Architect offers an ease of use and intuitive functionality. Its set of hybrid tools include standard building shell components, all of which have relevant information included. Used widely by architects and interior designers, Vectorworks Architect offers the complete suite of tools and libraries of components to put together concept models, 3D visuals, detailed plans and sections, and all the necessary schedules needed to complete the project.

Sharing projects with other professionals is easy as you import/export directly from/to DWG, PDF and other formats, as well as allowing you to work with IFC data as a common data schema for BIM (Building Information Modelling) workflows.

Vectorworks Architect’s approach to open BIM is not prescriptive and will complement your existing design process instead of replacing it. So, if you still want to draw 2D lines, you can!

Vectorworks Architect 2017 is a huge new release. Further improvements in 3D work enable you to create concept models directly in 3D, with an edit history which blurs the boundaries between 2D and 3D drafting and modelling. The Curtain Wall capability and a further makeover of the Window and Door tools make it even easier to design complex and unique models, adhering to Open BIM standards as you work. Add changes to the OpenGL engine and Renderworks, and you'll be able to show hatches on the surface of a model, as well as sketchy edges on a photorealistic render. Find out more about Vectorworks Architect 2017.

If open BIM is not important for your practice, don't be alarmed! The benefits of the 2D/3D design environment will be perfect for any design practice, including interior designers. The large set of libraries will enable fast creation of plans and visuals. Coupled with Renderworks, you can create a plans, sections, elevations and lit and rendered visuals within one application. For cabinet and kitchen designers, we strongly recommend a look at Interiorcad as a powerful time-saving add-on to Vectorworks Architect.



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Easy elevations from a view change…

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Building information modelling and schedules

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2015 Documentation Improvements

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BIM That Works For You

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2015 Model and Render

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Vectorworks Architect 2016

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  • Join us at one of four free events this October, to learn about how you can make the most of Vectorworks 2017. We'll look at some tips and techniques for efficient collaboration with your colleagues and business partners. Registration is free and there's an opportunity to win an EIZO monitor.

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  • Vectorworks Architect 2017 brings a whole host of new features and improvements for Architects and Interior Designers. There are BIM and IFC enhancements, improvements to building component plugins (like the Curtain Wall) and much more to make Vectorworks Architect a compelling choice for the building design industry.

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