ApplicationsPrecision drawing, creative modeling, site modeling, building information modeling, algorithmic design, graphics and presentation, construction documentation
CharacteristicsBIM Modeling, 3D engine powered by SIEMENS Parasolid, cost calculations, energy calculations, collaborate easily, software compatibility, DWG compatible
CertificationArchitosh: 2018 Best of Show; Build Magazine: 2018 Ones to Watch, 2017 Visionaries in Technology; Construction Computing: 2017 Editor’s Choice Award, IFC 2X3 Import/Export Certified
Vectorworks Architect is a flexible software which can support an entire project from conceptual design to design development to fully coordinated BIM models and construction documents. Its versatility helps to pull everything together and increases efficiency in project execution and documentation.
Building Information Modeling
BIM modeling software isn’t exactly known amongst architects for promoting creative expression. But Vectorworks is different. It allows free sketching, modeling, and documentation of design ideas with precision drafting capabilities and the most flexible 3D modeling engine available, powered by SIEMENS Parasolid.
In BIM Modeling, getting the most information out of the model is essential for design optimization. Vectorworks makes it easy to quantify and analyze information as early as the schematic design phase:
- Quantify and analyze information
- Run “what if” scenarios and automate schedules
- Calculate costs
- Analyze energy efficiency
Collaboration and File Sharing
Vectorworks makes it easy to collaborate and share files with colleagues, consultants, and clients. The 3D modeling software offers the most default import/export capabilities available, as well as support for openBIM and IFC, and direct links with several other software:
Technology in architectural modeling is changing rapidly and Vectorworks makes new technologies accessible such as:
- Point cloud
- Cloud services
Naturpark Haus Mardorf courtesy of N2M
With an extensive suite of drawing, illustration, and rendering tools, Vectorworks Architect allows the production of remarkable line drawings and stunning 3D presentations. It even facilitates immersive presentation experiences with cutting-edge technology like virtual and augmented reality and rendered panoramas.