Vectorworks Architect 2021

Vectorworks Architect software delivers an exciting suite of capabilities that takes you from sketch to BIM.

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Vectorworks Architect 2021

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Vectorworks Architect 2021 is a comprehensive design and modelling software suite for architects, designers and engineers that helps you sketch, draw and model in a fully integrated BIM workflow.

Time-saving architectural functionality is available from the outset - wall tools, door & window tools, stair tools, parametric modelling, IFC classification and much more help architects maximise their output in much less time than basic 2D and 3D software.

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With Vectorworks Architect software, you can create building information models without giving up the design freedom you need. Work with collaborators in the same file. Design in 2D or 3D. Tackle complex ideas with great documentation and graphical scripting tools. Enjoy integrated BIM capabilities that streamline costs, analyse materials, and increase energy efficiency.

Enjoy the robust and flexible capabilities of BIM with the ease of design, great documentation, and intelligent tools that the software is known for.

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New Features in Vectorworks 2021

  • Building Information Modelling
  • Georeferencing
  • Precision Drawing
  • 2D Illustration
  • Image Editing
  • NURBS, Surface, and Solids Modelling
  • Automated Schedules and Takeoffs
  • Drag and Drop BIM Content Libraries
  • Site Modelling
  • Energy Performance Evaluation Tools
  • Reality Capture and 3D Scanning

  • Algorithms-aided Design
  • Photo and Non-photo Realistic Rendering
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

More Vectorworks Features

Visual and Interactive Enhancements

With the latest Maxon CineRender engine, rendered panoramas, high-quality shaders, and single-click model export for web viewing, you have a suite of tremendous cutting-edge capabilities that are seamlessly integrated with the tools you use for design and documentation.

  • Enhanced web view export

  • New rendered panoramas

  • Upgraded Renderworks with Maxon CineRender

  • Improved Vectorworks Cloud Services

Making Modelling Simpler

No matter your project type or size, Vectorworks provides you with intuitive and robust modeling functionality to help you save time and deliver exceptional results.

  • Multiple drawing views

  • Direct section and elevation editing

  • Improved subdivision modelling

Why Vectorworks Architect?

The Best In BIM

Building Information Modeling (BIM) brings together design, analysis, collaboration, and documentation for the benefit of all parties involved in a building project. As BIM continues to gain increasing importance in the AEC industry, software must continually evolve in order to provide design professionals with the tools they need to successfully implement BIM in their projects. Whether you’re looking to streamline costs, analyze materials, increase your energy efficiency, or just create world-class designs, you can create building information models without changing your preferred design process.

Flexible Workflows & Project Sharing

Design smarter than ever with seamless project sharing capabilities, access to reliable cloud- based storage solutions, improved communication and visualization tools. Whether you’re a sole practitioner collaborating with other professionals or a large firm dividing work among different members of the team, Vectorworks provides a flexible way to manage productive BIM workflows for even the most complicated project.

Seamless Interoperability

Make your work even more compelling and easier to communicate with digital imagery. Import or export a wide array of image files. 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, Building and Site Information Modeling (BIM/SIM) data for numerous multidisciplinary, multi-platform design workflows, as well as sending models to CAD/CAM machines, CNC routers, and other 3D printers.

Superior 2D Documentation

Define your signature look and 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.

Creative Modeling Solutions

From graphical scripting tools and subdivivision surface modeling to point cloud support, you can create any shape and easily explore geometry. With it's intuitive interface, you can design from any 3D view using modes in modelling tools that automatically infer working planes as you move your cursor, and enjoy the superior quality that allows you to manipulate your model with ease.

  • Subdivision Surfaces
    Transform rigid lines and primitive shapes into smooth, malleable surfaces to create sculpted objects, unique furniture, and more with subdivision modeling. This technique, based on Pixar Animation Studios’ OpenSubdiv library, allows you to design beyond the limits of traditional CAD software by subdividing and molding each surface into any form imaginable using the Edit Subdivision tool.
  • Free-Form Manipulation
    With our intuitive interface, you can design from any 3D view using modes in modeling tools that automatically infer working planes as you move your cursor, and enjoy the superior quality that enables you to manipulate your model with ease. More accurate object information and better snapping make drawing in 3D easy. The SmartCursorTM helps by showing hints, like the angle from the previous segment, as you draw, and our patent- pending X-ray Select technology lets you see through models to select, move, and modify hidden objects with precision and ease. Plus, an advanced suite of solids and NURBS surface tools lets you create any shape and easily explore organic geometry. Push, pull, blend, twist, sculpt, deform, bulge, taper, or punch holes. Anything is possible with Vectorworks Architect.
  • Point Cloud Support
    Field surveys and other manual methods used to capture existing spaces can now be replaced with Point Cloud Support. Using your preferred 3D scanning device, you can capture any physical location and import a 3D point cloud object to Vectorworks Architect using PTS, E57, LAS, and XYZ file formats. Capture a perfect, full-color representation of any location then import, snap to, measure, manipulate, and design within or around the extents of the scan.


Sustainable Design - Energos

Architect's Energos feature empowers you to make sustainability a priority throughout the design process. Based on the Passivhaus calculation method, the Energos module gives you and your clients a dynamic, intelligent gauge of a building’s energy performance. Using convenient, color-coded graphics, you can measure a project’s energy efficiency, giving you the ability to make critical decisions about sustainability as your design evolves — all from within your Vectorworks Architect file.



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.

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Vectorworks 2021 System Requirements

General Requirements


Operating Systems


macOS 10.15 (Catalina)

macOS 10.14 (Mojave)

macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)

macOS 10.12 (Sierra)

Windows 10 64-bit

Minimum Hardware Profile


Entry-level Profile:
For small projects, simple models/drawings with a low level of detail, simple renderings (such as, small residential projects, small theaters, small landscaping design)

Processor:
Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5, or better

RAM:
8GB or more

Graphics Card:
OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card with 2GB of VRAM or more

Some integrated graphics cards such as Intel Iris graphics are acceptable for simple models/drawings, but a dedicated graphics card is preferable.

Vision requires a dedicated OpenGL 4.1 compatible graphics card with 2GB of VRAM or more, preferably released in the past three years (e.g. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 series, AMD Radeon RX 500 series).

Using multiple view panes with different visibilities in all panes requires a graphics card with at least 2GB of VRAM.

Display Resolution:
1440 x 900 or higher

Hard Disk:
10GB free disk space is required for the installation. 30GB or more is required for a full installation with all libraries.

Case sensitive file system volumes are not supported.

Recommended Hardware Profiles


High-end Profile:
For large projects, complex and very detailed models/drawings, complex renderings (such as large BIM projects, large entertainment venues, commercial sites, GIS, high end landscaping design, photorealistic rendering)

Processor:
3.0+ GHz Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 with eight cores, or better

RAM:
32GB or more

Graphics Card:
A dedicated OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card with 8GB of VRAM or more

Vision requires a dedicated OpenGL 4.1 compatible graphics card with 8GB of VRAM or more, preferably released in the past three years (e.g. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 TI series, AMD Radeon RX 5000 series).

Display Resolution:
1920 x 1080 or higher

Hard Disk:
10GB free disk space is required for the installation. 30GB or more is required for a full installation with all libraries.

Case sensitive file system volumes are not supported.

Installing Vectorworks on flash storage (SSD) is recommended.

Mid-level Profile:

For medium-size projects, complex models/drawings with medium level of details (such as small commercial projects, mid-size entertainment venues, residential site modeling)

Processor:
2.0+ GHz Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 with six cores, or better

RAM:
16GB or more

Graphics Card:
A dedicated OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card with 3GB of VRAM or more

Vision requires a dedicated OpenGL 4.1 compatible graphics card with 4GB or VRAM or more, preferably released in the past three years (e.g. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 series, AMD Radeon RX Vega series).

Using multiple view panes with different visibilities in all panes requires a graphics card with at least 3GB of VRAM, with 4GB or more recommended for large files.

Display Resolution:
1920 x 1080 or higher

Hard Disk:
10GB free disk space is required for the installation. 30GB or more is required for a full installation with all libraries.

Case sensitive file system volumes are not supported.

Installing Vectorworks on flash storage (SSD) is recommended.

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