Vectorworks 2016 enhances your design process from inspiration to execution, empowers you to explore the possibilities of BIM and beyond, and equips you to create unmatched experiences.

Explore the Possibilities

The freedom and power to explore is essential to the design process.

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Marionette

Marionette

The ability to create, explore, and document any form is now in your hands.

Capture Your Inspiration

No matter your discipline, all design begins with an idea that can flourish with the right support.

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Point Cloud

Instead of capturing spaces with traditional field surveys and other manual methods, deploy your preferred 3D scanning device to capture an accurate representation of any physical location and import a 3D point cloud object into your model to manipulate, measure, and manage.

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Develop Your Design

First-class tools and customizable workflows to go beyond exploration and into development.

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ENERGOS

Make sustainability a priority throughout your design process. Based on the Passivhaus calculation method, Energos gives you and your clients a dynamic, intelligent gauge of a building's energy performance, so you can make critical decisions as your design evolves – all from within your Vectorworks file. We'll help you get one step closer to the certification you need and clients demand.

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Enhance Your Workflow

Streamline and optimize your workflow with new tools to design smarter than ever before.

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Project Sharing

Project Sharing

Work concurrently on the same Vectorworks file to streamline your journey from simple sketch to final product. Communicating and collaborating with your team across the design process has never been so easy.

Transform The World

From the first flicker of inspiration to the final experience, your Vectorworks software is there to help you transform the world.

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Subdivision Surfaces

Subdivision
Surfaces

Push, pull, mold, and manipulate rigid lines into any form imaginable. Based on Pixar Animation Studios’ OpenSubdiv library, Subdivision Surfaces opens new workflow avenues across the design industry.

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Explore the Possibilities

Marionette

Capture Your Inspiration

Subdivision Surfaces

Point Cloud Support

Develop Your Design

Energos

Horizontal Sections from the Clip Cube

Roof Components and Styles

3D Modifiers for Slabs

Improved Vectorworks Spotlight Objects

Door and Window Improvements

Hardscape Improvements

Exciting Site Modeling

Hoist Tools

Create Stage Improvements

Renderworks

Renderworks Upgrade and Improvements

New Visualization Techniques

Enhance Your Workflow

Project Sharing

Cloud Services in Vectorworks

3D PDF Export

Database and Worksheet Improvements

Linked Section/Detail Markers

OBJ and STL File Import

Improved DWG Export for Classes

Improved DWG Sheet Layer Export

Improved Vectorworks to DWG Mapping

New Migration Manager

New Vectorworks Installation System

Improved Content Installation Manager

Auto-Scaling Viewport Markers

Improved Resource Thumbnail List

Improved Eyedropper and Select Similar tool

Increased Flexibility for Spotlight

Mac OS X Palette Docking

Vectorworks Designer 2016 2015 2014 2013
Custom Line Styles
Enhanced IFC Usability
Improved Plant Object
Site Model Improvements
Lighting Devices Improvements
New Speaker Objects
Lighting Device Colors
Create Detail Viewport
Auto Hybrid Object
New DXF/DWG Import and Export Capabiltiies


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Vectorworks Architect 2016 2015 2014 2013
Custom Line Styles
Enhanced IFC Usability
Create Detail Viewport
Auto Hybrid Object
New DXF/DWG Import and Export Capabiltiies
Images in Worksheet Cells
Surface Array
Clip Cube
Hyperlinks
Collapsible Classes


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Vectorworks Landmark 2016 2015 2014 2013
Custom Line Styles
Improved Plant Object
Site Model Improvements
Create Detail Viewport
Auto Hybrid Object
New DXF/DWG Import and Export Capabiltiies
Images in Worksheet Cells
Surface Array
Clip Cube
Hyperlinks


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Vectorworks Spotlight 2016 2015 2014 2013
Custom Line Styles
Lighting Devices Improvements
New Speaker Objects
Lighting Device Colors
Create Detail Viewport
Auto Hybrid Object
New DXF/DWG Import and Export Capabiltiies
Images in Worksheet Cells
Surface Array
Clip Cube


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Vectorworks Fundamentals 2016 2015 2014 2013
Custom Line Styles
New DXF/DWG Import and Export Capabiltiies
Images in Worksheet Cells
Clip Cube
Hyperlinks
Collapsible Classes
Sheet Layer Ordering
New Rhino Import/Export Support
New DWF Import and Export Support
DWG Improvements  


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Vectorworks Renderworks 2016 2015 2014 2013
Non-blocking Renderworks Rendering
Physical Sun and Sky
Improved CINEMA 4D Export
Displacement Mapping  
Images for Brick Shaders  
Fast Interactive Display  
3D Hatching for Hidden Line Rendering    
OpenGL Improvements    
Renderworks Style Artistic Edges    
View Transition Animation    


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What is significant is that Vectorworks 2016...will introduce the software market’s first true, cross-platform visual-scripting modeling environment. And an advanced modeling environment at that.

Anthony Frausto-Robledo, AIA, LEED AP, Editor-in-Chief, Architosh

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