Discover how Vectorworks 2016 design software empowers today’s visionaries to transform the world! We've assembled a wealth of materials to help you quickly explore what's new and how Vectorworks continues to help designers stay on the creative edge.

Things you should know:

  • Our 2016 landing page is live at
  • Vectorworks 2016 and our rebrand as Vectorworks, Inc were announced on September 16, 2015.
  • We remain a wholly owned subsidiary of The Nemetschek Group.
  • Vectorworks Service Select members may download the English-language version of the software beginning September 16. Shipping to other customers begins September 23 and will be followed by the software's release in nine other languages over the next few months.
  • Download our press release to learn more.

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Lauren Burke

Communications Manager


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“I can be a difficult customer to please, but this is easily one of the best releases of Vectorworks to date.”

Christiaan Briggs, senior technician at Yurky Cross Chartered Architects in London


Excitement about our latest version has been building since we previewed it at the 2015 Vectorworks Design Summit!

CTO Reveal

CTO Reveal

CTO Dr. Biplab Sarkar shared a sneak peek into new features and innovations that were planned for Vectorworks 2016 at the Summit.

“It is evident that the Vectorworks team continues to listen to and learn from their users. That is what sets Vectorworks apart from all other CAD companies and other software producers.”

Mark Buckton, managing director and principal engineer of Buckton Consulting Pty Ltd.


Whats New Brochure

What's New Brochure

Designers see the world differently. Find out how Vectorworks 2016 will help them transform it.

Top Features

Top 10 Features

Download quick, easy-to-read lists about the top 10 features in Vectorworks 2016.

Feature Videos



The ability to orchestrate and dictate any form you envision is now in your hands. Built directly into Vectorworks 2016, Marionette is the first and only cross-platform graphical scripting tool for the AEC, entertainment and landscape design industries.



Based on the Passivhaus calculation method, the Energos tool gives you – and your clients – a dynamic, intelligent gauge of a building’s energy performance. You can now measure a project's energy efficacy and make critical decisions about sustainability as your design evolves.

Subdivision Surfaces

Subdivision Surfaces

Vectorworks 2016 gives you the ability to transform primitive shapes like spheres and cubes by subdividing and molding each surface into any form imaginable using the Edit Subdivision tool, which is based on Pixar’s OpenSubdiv library.

Project Sharing

Project Sharing

Project Sharing is an intuitive means to communicate and collaborate with your team across the design process. Work simultaneously on the same Vectorworks file to streamline your journey from simple sketch to final product.

Point Cloud Support

Point Cloud Support

Using your preferred 3D scanning device, you can capture a physical location and import a 3D point cloud to Vectorworks software using PTS, E57, LAS and XYZ file formats. Capture a perfect representation of any location and manipulate and measure it in full color.

“With Energos, we are able to energy model our projects early and often, getting critical design feedback when it is the most impactful, all without leaving Vectorworks.”

Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, principal of Kipnis Architecture + Planning


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Feature Illustrations

“Marionette is really easy to use, and the descriptions of the nodes and functions are very well done and easy to understand. We are working on using this new feature for our planning area of the practice with geospatial data and other transactional data to better understand the impact of our placemarking methods on means of convening via Marionettes parametric visual scripting environment.”

Stanley Paul Rostas, AIA, LEED BD&C, IIDA, CNU, principal at Shook Kelly


We provide powerful tools to help designers capture ideas, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and realize their vision. Here's a sampling of Vectorworks "in action."

BIM in Practive

BIM in Practice

Explore how Vectorworks helps people create building information models without changing their preferred design process.

Case Study

Case Studies

Discover real-world examples of architecture, landscape and entertainment projects from around the world.

MODUS News 3


With a focus on global architectural, delve into this magazine to witness award-winning designers who create unmatched experiences with Vectorworks software.



Discover fresh perspectives caught on video and enriching Continuing Education webinars that designers use to spark their next great idea.

“Subdivision modeling in Vectorworks 2016 is a huge step into a more versatile way of creating 3D geometry.”

Scott Barnes, lighting console programmer at i-light designs

About Us

Company Boilerplate

Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design software developer serving the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we have been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. We’ve developed the best CAD and BIM software for Mac and Windows that puts BIM at the heart of the design process, enabling the flexibility needed for efficient iteration throughout the design life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks, Inc. is a part of The Nemetschek Group. Learn more about how we empower more than half a million designers to create experiences that transform the world at

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Who We Are

Vectorworks cares about design. Since 1985, we have served the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries, drawing inspiration from the world around us and encouraging the more than half a million designers who use our software to create experiences that transform the world.

Our commitment to develop the world’s best cross-platform CAD and BIM software has taught us a simple truth: great design begins with the inspiration of the designer. Vectorworks supports that inspiration by guiding the exploration of discovery and finding creative solutions. We provide powerful tools to help designers capture ideas, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and realize their vision.

We serve those who desire to create experiences that are memorable and build things that truly matter. We recognize that great design is about revealing opportunities that explore the unexpected while fully satisfying the demands of an increasingly complex world. We acknowledge the value of a designer’s dream and strive to facilitate the creation of something that’s truly appreciated and uniquely positioned to express the best in the built environment.

Partner Community

Explore products, plug-ins, content libraries and more from our select group of industry partners.


Get to know our executives, the creative minds behind our award-winning line of software.

Press Releases

Read our latest announcements, product information and company news.

Press Contact

Lauren Burke
Communications Manager