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Vectorworks adds 3D model viewing to Service Pack 3

March 23, 2022 -  By

Vectorworks released its third service pack for the Vectorworks 2022 product line. Updates include improvements to the company’s Cloud Services for all design customers. Other highlights include new storage integrations with Vectorworks Cloud, updates to Datasmith file exchange for a direct link to Twinmotion and support for .glTF within the MVR export from Vectorworks Spotlight.

New storage integration

Vectorworks said enhancements to its Cloud Services include a new storage integration with OneDrive, improved integrations with Google Drive and a direct connection of the Nomad mobile app to the iOS Files App. Customers can access and process files directly from a preferred cloud storage solution.

Customers will now also be able to use Redshift render styles when processing renderings of their files in the Vectorworks Cloud. Designers can take advantage of the latest LiDAR technology available with iOS devices when scanning and producing point clouds within their mobile devices.

“Implementing the Unity game engine as a platform for AR, 3D and web viewing of 3D models enables us to deliver a faster, more robust experience for anyone viewing and navigating 3D designs of any size on the web and through our mobile app, Nomad,” said Dave Donley, Vectorworks director of product technology. “We’re excited to bring these innovative updates to our users, providing them with amazing performance boosts for large, complex design models for better presentations and interactive experiences.”

Twinmotion direct link in Vectorworks

With Service Pack 3, synchronizing a 3D model between Vectorworks and Twinmotion is simplified using the Datasmith Direct Link tool. The new Auto Sync option immediately sends changes made to the 3D model in Vectorworks to Twinmotion, eliminating the export/import process. In addition to Auto Sync with Twinmotion, the Datasmith export now supports data and light information accessible in Unreal Engine editor for more data-rich and detailed models.

Updates to project workflows

An update to the MVR workflow in Vectorworks Spotlight and Vision includes using the newest .glTF/.glb file format to utilize the most up-to-date technology and meet the latest DIN Spec 15800:2022 standards. Vectorworks said this modernization will also broaden the adoption of the MVR file format for a wider opportunity for collaboration and easy project information exchange.

Vectorworks said Service Pack 3 also includes several workflow enhancements for ConnectCAD, additional quality fixes for Vectorworks Spotlight and support for PosiStageNet (PSN) in Vision.

This Service Pack is available as a downloadable update for all U.S. English-based versions of Vectorworks 2022, including Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, Braceworks, ConnectCAD and Vision. To install, select “Check for Updates” from the Vectorworks menu (Mac) or Help menu (Windows).

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