Digital Toolbox: Vectorworks Architect 2017


$2,945 USD (new license)  |

Vectorworks Architect is a unique BIM modeling, drafting, and documentation software built with the design process in mind. As the architect and interior designer’s BIM tool, the software enables users to take on complex ideas in 2D and 3D, refine construction details, explore a project’s energy efficiency, and streamline costs.

Architect provides Vectorworks’ SmartCursor technology that gives users hints on how to design more accurately, as well as subdivision modeling tools that transform basic shapes into smooth, malleable surfaces enabling the creation of sculpted objects, unique furniture, and more.

Vectorworks’ extensive suite of drawing and editing tools help users create tailored drawings and high quality, professional documentation with ease. Define signature designs that meet industry standards with Vectorworks Architect’s precision drafting tools, intelligent objects for building, detailing, MEP, furniture, millwork, machine parts, and annotations, plus thousands of free symbols from leading building product companies. Batch print drawing sets or export them as multipage PDFs at full or reduced size.

Project sharing provides customizable multiuser workflows allowing project teams to work on the same Vectorworks file simultaneously. It also frees designers to work anywhere, at any time, with cloud integration, and files can be saved in Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, and Google Drive accounts. Users can easily share designs using Vectorworks software’s immersive web viewing and virtual reality features, and generate a link that allows anyone, anywhere, to view models in 3D on any device.