Gain new skills, fine-tune workflows, and discover new ways to make the most of Vectorworks by training at your own pace. Vectorworks University is a new platform for designers, educators and users across the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries.
Vectorworks has always been known to produce helpful content to support their software, including the Getting Started Guides, YouTube channel and more. Vectorworks University takes things further and offers free online classes and tutorials for all ability levels across BIM, site modeling, entertainment design and more.
So far, the platform features more than 110 hours of content, and this will only continue to expand to include localised content, multilingual support, learning paths and even a certification program.
Vectorworks Service Select members, and those using Vectorworks Cloud Services can log in today by visiting university.vectorworks.net. If you’re already a Service Select subscriber, don’t forget that you can access exclusive training content including the full core concept courses.
If you’ve got any questions or would like a quote for your own copy of Vectorworks, contact us today or find out more at CAD Software Direct .com
The improvements will hide covered objects, auto-reduce meshes, and simplify the level of detail on native objects. Enjoy faster file navigation, view changes, tool operations, more responsive models, and the ability to handle much larger projects.
List Browser Direct Editing
Transform walkthrough paths and camera movements into professional real-time animations that are significantly easier to accomplish. You can even create 360 panoramas with just one click.
After selecting an appropriate coordinate system in the Vectorworks file, you can accurately geolocate your project by simply entering an address. Instantly incorporate street map, satellite, or other imagery in your design through ArcGIS and WMS servers.
Great Section Views
Data Tag Improvements
New options for tag scaling, new tag fields, direct editing of tags, and a new worksheet function all provide greater automation and control of the information displayed in your project’s documentation.
You can define the camera by selecting the body type, lens type, stand, etc. You can also activate the camera’s viewfinder to verify the placement of your cameras in your design.
Vision Heat Map
A one-of-a-kind feature in a previz application, Vision 2020 creates coloured or monochrome heat maps based on the generalised intensity and range of a fixture — giving you a better understanding of different scenarios your design can undertake in your previz workflow.
With customisable approaches to modelling hardscapes, you can now use the 3D geometry of other features to align and conform hardscape objects to 3D polygons, grade objects, roadways, or other hardscapes, making it possible to design paved surfaces to drain properly, align to other paved surfaces, and be accurately modelled and perfectly controlled.
Live Data Visualization
With a new ability to reference IFC files, say goodbye to the cumbersome, manual process of reimporting IFC files from consultants who make changes.
New Solutions to Work Faster and Smarter
“Data and usability are the cornerstones of this year’s product line enhancements,” said Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “When we looked at the future of the industry and what our customers’ needs were, we kept coming back to data, particularly data-driven insights. Vectorworks 2020 is centered around providing our customers with intuitive ways to use the powerful tools of our products, while also offering more practical ways to incorporate the use of data for an improved and insightful design workflow.”
If you’d like to know more about Vectorworks, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call on 01206 804984. If you’d like a free 30-day trial, click here to request a free Vectorworks 2020 Trial.
This offer is only valid for new purchases of professional licenses. Upgrade eligibility is subject to current version owned. Offer not valid on previous purchases, Service Select renewals, training, hardware or the prorated cost of adding a license to your Service Select contract. This offer many not be combined with other promotions.
Vectorworks is the ideal professional tool for architects meeting BIM standards, landscapers designing and planning environments, event and exhibition designers putting on shows – and many more disciplines – but we often get asked “How can I pay for Vectorworks?”
Here we’ll take a quick look at the options available, and the payment methods you can use to get your own Vectorworks license.
How many versions of Vectorworks are there?
Vectorworks 2019 comes in a few flavours specifically designed for different specialisations; Fundamentals, Architect, Spotlight, Landmark and Designer.
You can find out more about each version by using the links below:
There are also add-on packages available for Spotlight and Designer; Braceworks – an easy way for rigging professionals to gauge the performance of temporary structures under load, and Vision – a pre-visualisation tool to bring a whole new level of realism to your shows.
Vectorworks Payment Options
Up Front Payment
Vectorworks itself comes as a one-off payment for a perpetual license. You can either place an order online, or contact us.
If you’re an existing VSS customer purchasing new licenses, we may need to calculate your new VSS cost pro rata. In this case, it is best to contact us directly.
Vectorworks do not currently offer a monthly payment method, so check below for some ways of spreading the cost.
We can work with our leasing partner to offer you monthly repayments on purchases over a term of your choice between 2 and 5 years. To find out more and calculate an instant estimate, visit Business Leasing.
You also free to find a leasing company of your own and put them in contact with us.
PayPal offer a 0% finance buy now, pay later scheme which our customers find helpful when making larger purchases.
Simply spend over £99 and you get 0% interest for 4 months on that purchase. It’s quick and easy – just check out with PayPal and select PayPal Credit.
Click here to find out more about PayPal Finance.
If you or your business has a credit card, this is another great way of making purchases while staying in control of your repayments.
If you’re looking to purchase Vectorworks but you’re not sure which payment method is best for you, just drop us an email or call us on 01206 804984.
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