This is your last chance to take advantage of this offer which ends Friday, November 16th.
Save 50% on Vectorworks 2019 when you purchase a one-year Vectorworks Service Select (VSS) membership.
If you aren’t already on VSS, you should know that it gives you upgrades to the latest version at no additional cost, as well as a whole host of features including priority technical support and unlimited access to the on-demand training portal. VSS is the most cost effective way to keep Vectorworks up to date with the latest features.
Some greet annual updates with scepticism, some with genuine excitement. Vectorworks provide annual major updates (with free service pack releases throughout the year) and this year sees some significant changes and added features.
There are significant improvements in sections and cut-throughs, Fundamentals loses its access to window and door tools, and there are a range of more minor new features that improve general usability or address gripes.
Changes to Fundamentals
Traditionally, Vectorworks Fundamentals has been pitched as the entry level solution but it has carried within it various tools that are extremely helpful for architectural work. These industry-specific tools will now only be available in design-series packages. The tools that are removed from Fundamentals 2019 are:
Stairs & Ramps
Fundamentals users on VSS when 2019 is released will be entitled to a free upgrade to a design series product (Architect, Landmark or Spotlight) and their VSS will increase slightly upon renewal to reflect the upgrade. Fundamentals users without VSS but wishing to move to 2019 will need to upgrade to Vectorworks Architect to have access once again to those tools.
The price of Vectorworks Fundamentals 2019 has been frozen and it’s anticipated that going forward it will continue to fill a role as a good 2D & 3D application, provide a cost effective alternative to AutoCAD but architects and interior designers will find the design series products more useful. Likewise, anyone looking for a BIM platform will need to be working in a design series product.
New Features Across the Board
2D Components for Hybrid Objects
Clip Cube Options
Multi-Core Support for Graphics
Improved DWG Import/Export
Vectorworks Graphics Module Available on Sheet Layers