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Vectorworks Landmark is superb software for professionals working in landscape design, garden design or urban design disciplines - or anyone designing for the built environment who would benefit from tools dedicated to this specific sector. Use Vectorworks Landmark to plan your external environment, calculate planting or paving requirements, handle landscape point cloud data or create stunning presentations.
Landmark's intelligent, built-in objects, powerful databases and flexible documentation features will help you produce 2D and 3D concepts, analyse the pre- and post-development site conditions, and create construction documents.
Vectorworks Landmark software gives you a platform to design in your own way - from effective project sharing that allows you and your team to work concurrently on the same Vectorworks design file to a Hardscape tool that allows you to get more creative with pavements and walkways.
Use Landmark's suite of precision drawing tools and intelligent landscaping, irrigation, site design, and road objects to lay out plans, elevations, sections, and detail drawings. Tap into it's libraries of entourage, customizable line types, gradients, dash styles, and unlimited color palettes. Produce high-quality documentation with ease.
An advanced suite of Parasolid-based solids and NURBS surface tools lets you create any shape and easily explore geometry. With Subdivision Surfaces, you can transform primitive shapes likes spheres and cubes by subdividing and molding each surface into any form imaginable, creating unique focal pieces, sculptures, water features, play structures, and more.
Using your preferred 3D scanning device, you can capture a physical location and import a 3D point cloud object into Vectorworks Landmark using PTS, E57, LAS, and XYZ file formats. Supporting point cloud technology not only provides a real way for landscape architects and designers to model efficiently and affordably with more accuracy than ever before, but it also makes modelling, inferring, and referencing data easier.
Exacting Site Designs
Take your site designs to new heights with Landmark’s slope modifiers, tools, and definitions. Accurately manage multiple sloping surfaces, choose how you prefer to display your slope labels, and more to generate the most exacting site designs with less work.
Site Model Flow Arrows
Proposing changes to a site’s terrain alters the flow of rainwater. With Landmark, you can use color and other linetype changes to quickly recognize the difference in water flow direction from existing to proposed to better plan how you manage water on a site.
Start with any image, sketch, or formal iteration and move easily between 2D and 3D views in a unified working environment. Then, take advantage of new ways to collaborate and maximize efficiency with Project Sharing, which enables landscape professionals to streamline design document production and manage planting, hardscape, grading, and more — all while multiple designers are working on the same Vectorworks file concurrently.
Import scans, digital photos, or web images. Import or export a wide array of image files. Also, publish your designs for inclusion in your firm’s marketing materials or website. Get on the cutting edge of collaborative digital practices, exchanging 2D drawings, 3D models, BIM and SIM data for numerous multidisciplinary, multi-platform design workflows, and even sending models to 3D printers.
Analyse your design for boundaries, area, volume, slope, cut/fill, and other data, such as water flow and sun/shade. Document existing structures, plant materials, and site conditions. Integrate mapping and site modeling needs into your workflows. Add survey data to your drawing and use it as the basis of your site model, or import CAD drawings and data from architects, builders, or engineers to use as base plans. Import geo-referenced aerial/satellite images and GIS data files from federal, city, state, or other agencies.
What is Vectorworks Service Select (VSS)?
Vectorworks Service Select is a subscription agreement that provides customers with several added benefits, including immediate receipt of product releases, the best pricing, predictable budgets, priority technical support, VIP access to downloads, easy account management, and access to a growing library of on-demand learning tutorials. You’ll also have exclusive access to Vectorwork Cloud Services, as well as their mobile apps.
What is Renderworks?
Renderworks is an add-on available to any Vectorworks product, allowing you to create high-quality, photorealistic and stylised, non-photorealistic rendered models for stunning images and animations, directly in Vectorworks software. It is suitable for all design industries, no matter what kinds of projects you handle.
The following are real-world system requirements for running Vectorworks 2017. In some demanding cases, Vectorworks would suggest a more capable machine than is described by these recommendations. Likewise, there are some less demanding situations where Vectorworks will perform well on older hardware.
Mac OS X 10.10
Windows 7 SP 1 (64-bit)
Windows 8 (64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Windows 10 (64-bit)
64-bit Intel Core i5 (or AMD equivalent) or better
1440 x 900 minimum
1920 x 1080 or higher recommended
* See the discussion in the Optimizing Performance section below.
** See the discussion in the Graphics Card section below.
IMPORTANT – Several Vectorworks features have placed higher demands on graphic hardware. Additionally, the performance and quality of the graphics provided by the Vectorworks Graphics Module depend directly on the speed, memory, and supported extensions of the graphics card. These new features have the potential to provide a very fast and fluid experience if used on capable hardware, or a noticeably slower experience if used on older or incompatible hardware. Graphics cards should support at a minimum OpenGL version 2.1; cards not meeting this recommendation will have limited functionality and poor performance, particularly when rendering in OpenGL mode. In general, the more powerful your graphics card is, the better your Vectorworks experience will be.
The amount of Video RAM (VRAM) required to drive Vectorworks adequately depends largely on the size of the display being used and the complexity of the Vectorworks document. Medium-sized displays with a native resolution of 1920x1080 or less should be driven by a graphics card with at least 1GB of VRAM. Larger displays should use a modern graphics card with at least 2GB of VRAM, with 4GB or more recommended.
OpenGL rendering of shadows and edges are VRAM-intensive and require at least 1GB, with 2GB of VRAM or more being preferable. If you want to take full advantage of OpenGL shadows and edges, especially in situations where you have any combination of the following:
- many lights
- point lights
- image textures
- high shadow quality
- excessive geometry
and if you have a graphics card with less than 1GB of VRAM, you should consider upgrading your graphics card.
Vectorworks strongly recommend that all users check that their video drivers are current. The majority of display problems reported to our Technical Support department have been traced to older video drivers.
For the latest information on our graphics card recommendations for Vectorworks 2017, go to the Vectorworks Knowledgebase and search for "OpenGL".
Vectorworks do not consider remote login environments such as Remote Desktop, Terminal Services and VNC or virtual machine environments such as Parallels and VMware to be appropriate for regular work, so Vectorworks performance in these situations is not of primary concern to us. They may be appropriate for administrative testing or utility purposes but you should not expect good performance in these environments, however, especially with interactive screen feedback.
Vectorworks do support Vectorworks running under Boot Camp on Mac machines. As long as you have appropriate and current drivers for the hardware on your machine, you can expect fast and reliable Vectorworks behavior.
Unless there is a known problem with a maintenance release of the operating system, Vectorworks recommend the latest maintenance release at the time Vectorworks ship a new release of Vectorworks as a minimum because that is what Vectorworks test with. If you have problems with an earlier maintenance release, Vectorworks will often ask you to update as an initial troubleshooting step.
For users who work with large files and complex renderings, Vectorworks recommend running with at least 8GB of RAM. When RAM runs out, Vectorworks usually continues to function, but is slowed significantly by the need to access the hard drive to provide virtual memory. Extreme lack of RAM may cause operations to generate errors in cases where given sufficient RAM they would otherwise succeed. Faster hard drives can have a large impact on system performance especially when virtual memory is actively being used.
Faster or slower processor clock speeds have a predictable impact on Vectorworks performance. Hard drive size requirements are driven by the total size of Designer with Renderworks including all content files. You can reduce this size by opting to not install some of the larger Vectorworks content files.
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