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Vectorworks updates design programs

September 16, 2015 -  By
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Vectorworks, which rebranded itself from Nemetschek Vectorworks, released Vectorworks 2016.

The release includes more than 100 updates and features for its CAD and BIM design solutions, including Vectorworks Designer, Landmark, Fundamentals, Renderworks and more.

“Designers know that the successful development of their best ideas requires flexibility and precision while leaving open the opportunity for discovery,” said Sean Flaherty, CEO at Vectorworks. “That’s why Vectorworks 2016 software empowers creativity throughout the entire process—particularly in a BIM workflow.”

More than 70 percent of the 2016 version’s updates and features were born from customer feedback, the company said. Some of the tools and features in this release include the following:

  • Project Sharing is an intuitive means for teams to communicate and collaborate while working concurrently on the same Vectorworks design file;
  • Subdivision Modelingallows designers to transform primitive shapes like spheres and cubes into any form imaginable;
  • Marionetteis the first and only cross-platform, Python®-based graphical scripting tool in the architecture, engineering, construction, landscape and entertainment industries. Designers can create visual scripts that take advantage of Vectorworks software’s 2D and 3D modeling capabilities, integrating seamlessly with BIM environments;
  • Point Cloud Supportallows designers using their preferred 3D scanning device to capture a physical location and import a 3D point cloud object into Vectorworks software to manipulate and measure; and
  • Landmark Site Modifier and Hardscape Tool Improvements help landscape professionals and urban planners design more efficiently and be more creative with pavements and walkways, including sloping hardscapes.

The English-language version of Vectorworks 2016 software is available to Vectorworks Service Select customers by download. Shipping of the English-language version to other customers will begin on Sept. 23.

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