Vectorworks releases 2019 versions of select software

September 17, 2018 -  By
Vectorworks Designer platform (Photo: Vectorworks)

Vectorworks Designer platform (Photo: Vectorworks)

Vectorworks, a global design and BIM software solutions provider, released the 2019 versions of Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals and Designer, as well as Braceworks and Vision.

This new release offers innovations and enhancements to improve the 3D and BIM modeling, 2D documentation and presentation workflows for designers in the architecture, landscape, entertainment and interior design industries, according to the company.

“Vectorworks 2019 is a release that will have a dramatic impact on productivity, allowing designers to make their day-to-day design work faster and easier,” said Steve Johnson, vice president of product development. “Users will experience the benefits of this version the moment they open the new software and see files open up to four times faster. Advances with the Vectorworks Graphics Module now take advantage of all available user hardware, and harnessing the power of all available CPU cores with increased usage of GPU on sheet layers makes all workflows feel much faster. Users will greatly benefit from the ability to refine renderings and images without having to export to Photoshop. And, the ability to add, show and adjust the level of detail that hybrid objects display in a drawing is something no other BIM program offers.”

Users of all Vectorworks products will experience faster workflows and improved software performance due to multiple core support in the Vectorworks Graphics Module—new layer, class search and filter options, along with image effects.

Improvements to Vectorworks Architect and Landmark include BIM capabilities, such as 3D site model sculpting; the ability to have BIM objects display with varying levels of detail in plan, elevation and section drawings; enhanced open BIM interoperability; and a new partnership integration with AutoTurn online for analyzing vehicle swept paths, according to the company.

Vectorworks Spotlight now incorporates My Virtual Rig (MVR) import and export file format, as well as enhancements to 3D modeling with Spotlight tools and commands; Braceworks now provides support for bridle analysis; and Vision features an improved user interface and up to 7 times faster performance than the previous application, Vectorworks said.

The English-language editions of Vectorworks, Braceworks and Vision 2019 are available today. The release of localized European, Australian and New Zealand editions will be followed by Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese versions.

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