Vectorworks adds 3 new features to its 2019 Service Pack 3

March 20, 2019 -  By

With the release of Vectorworks 2019 Service Pack 3 (SP3), Vectorworks introduced three new features: Lumion Live-Sync Rendering, Linked Panoramas using Vectorworks Cloud feature and My Virtual Rig (MVR) advancements.

Lumion Livesync

Lumion Livesync is new live-sync rendering connection that allows designers to perform real-time rendering while making design changes in Vectorworks software.

The LiveSync plug-in is developed by Lumion and is the first partner plug-in to use a new Vectorworks Graphics Sync (VGS) API, created by Vectorworks. The VGS API provides live access to the Vectorworks 3D scene and enables third parties to connect Vectorworks to any 3D visualization engine imaginable.

“Lumion is highly respected in the AEC and landscape design industries and has been incredibly popular with our users as a stand-alone tool,” said Dave Donley, director of product technology at Vectorworks. “Offering the live-sync rendering connection within our software shows our commitment to equipping designers with connections to the best tools, so they can easily and quickly complete their work while still providing top-notch quality presentations to their clients.”

Lumion and the LiveSync plug-in are available on the PC, and the plug-in is available immediately for English language users on the Lumion website. Additional language options will be offered soon. Those interested can learn more in an upcoming webinar with Michael Brightman on April 11 at 2 p.m. ET.

Vectorworks Cloud presentation

A new Vectorworks Cloud presentation feature allows designers with an active Vectorworks Service Select membership to use Vectorworks Cloud Services to generate presentations of designs with an intuitive drag-and-drop interface. Presentations include interactive 360 rendered panoramas that can be linked together to create an immersive experience.

MVR

The file format called My Virtual Rig (MVR) creates a two-way connection between planning, previz and console systems. The MVR format contains the 3D model, texturing, position information and GDTF information from the design in Vectorworks Spotlight. With SP3, Vectorworks has implemented import and export of MVR in Vectorworks Spotlight 2019 and import of MVR into Vision 2019, the previz software from Vectorworks.

In addition to the new features, SP3 also contains several fixes to compatibility with macOS Mojave and significant redraw speed enhancements with space objects.

The Service Pack is available as a downloadable updater for all U.S. English-based versions of Vectorworks 2019.

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