#Vectorworks2017 Press Kit

Discover how the Vectorworks 2017 line of BIM design software empowers today’s visionaries to transform the world! We've assembled a wealth of materials to help you explore what's new, and learn how we continue to help designers create unmatched experiences.

Things you should know:

  • Vectorworks 2017 was released on September 14, 2016.
  • View our press release to learn more.
  • Our 2017 landing page is live at vectorworks.net/2017.
  • Vectorworks Service Select members may download the English-language version of the software beginning September 14. Shipping to other customers begins September 19 and will be followed by the software's release in 10 other languages over the next few months.
  • For other helpful resources, please see the About Us section.

Let me know if there's anything I can do to help. Thanks and have fun getting to know Vectorworks 2017!

Lauren Burke Meyer

Communications Manager



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“Anyone that has been on the fence about purchasing Vectorworks will finally do so when they see the cool new features in the 2017 software.”

Scott Barnes, lighting console programmer for Marvel Studios


Excitement about our new release has been building since Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar and his R&D team previewed it at the Vectorworks Design Summit in April 2016. Learn more about the six developments that are shaping Vectorworks software.

Resource Manager

Resource Manager

Content and resources likes Symbols, Gradients, Hatches, Line Types, Record Formats, Worksheets, wall styles and render styles are critically important for developing ideas and specifying materials. With the Resource Manager feature, designers have the most powerful and user-friendly interface for accessing, sorting, organizing, searching, filtering and using resources. Designers can browse resources from multiple library sources, including the Vectorworks Service Select online libraries (for subscribers only) and intuitively use many of the resources directly from Vectorworks parametric tools.

Structural Member Objects

Structural Objects

The new structural objects feature allows architects to model and explore complex structures that are more integrated into their designs, better control the graphic representation of structural elements and gain greater automation for efficient time management. Key components include Polyline modes for creating curved structural members, interactive editing capabilities in 3D views, enhanced 2D top/plan representations of structural objects and manipulation of a network of structural elements.

Irrigation Tools

Irrigation Tools

With irrigation tools, designers can create zones of similar watering needs with the new Hydrozone tool, then use the built-in worksheets to analyze for water efficiency, which means satisfying a site’s water budget allowance is now easier than ever. Whether specifying lateral and main piping, sprinkler heads, drip systems, valves, controllers or other system components, the automated or manual placement methods are designed to meet industry standards, while giving professionals the flexibility to design, document and estimate proposed and as-built systems efficiently.

Vectorworks Cloud Services for Everyone

Vectorworks Cloud Services for Everyone

Previously only available to Vectorworks Service Select subscribers, the 2017 release of  Vectorworks Cloud Services for Everyone will allow professionals, clients, collaborators, teachers or students to automatically view and share files and 3D scenes in the Nomad app.

Vectorworks Graphics Module (VGM)

Vectorworks Graphics Module (VGM)

The reengineered Vectorworks Graphics Module (VGM) enables smoother navigation and multi-threaded drawing for complex scenes.

Webviewing and Virtual Reality

Web View and Virtual Reality

Designers will be able to communicate with their clients easier than ever before with the web view and virtual reality feature. With game-like controls and realistic walkthrough experiences of 3D models, this feature offers the ability to export designs from Vectorworks software to a web-based interface that works on essentially any hardware.

“I’m REALLY eager to put virtual reality in the hands of clients to enable them to experience design in a way not possible with static images.”

C. Andrew Dunning, Owner of Landru Design


Press Release

Vectorworks 2017 Press Release

Top Features

Top Features

Download quick, easy-to-read lists about the top features in Vectorworks 2017.

Whats New Brochure

What's New Brochure

Designers see the world differently. Find out how Vectorworks 2017 will help them transform it.

New Features Playlist

How-To Playlist: New Features in Vectorworks 2017

These tutorial videos take you step-by-step through some new features in our latest version.



Hear about Vectorworks 2017 straight from the source. Email us to set up an interview with one of our beta testers.

“We’ve been very impressed by the increased speed of navigation using the improved Graphic Module in Vectorworks 2017, especially when designing and moving around in larger models. It's a big BIM improvement for larger projects, and we’re really looking forward to using this with our upcoming projects”

Chad Hamilton, AIA, LEED, AP, principal architect at Hamilton Aitken Architects


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Hi-Res Feature Illustrations

Hi-Res Feature Illustrations

Vectorworks, Inc. Box

Box Shots and Product Logos

Vectorworks, Inc. Logo

Company Logo

“Project sharing now has object-level check out and cloud integration – CLOUD INTEGRATION!!! Is this the answer to my prayers?!”

Tyler E. Littman, Principal Designer at Sholight Entertainment Design


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

Planet Vectorworks Blog

Planet Vectorworks Blog

Our blog delivers your daily dose of inspiration, offering a combination of industry insight, exciting designs and Vectorworks updates.

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The Architect’s BIM Tool

The Architect’s BIM Tool

Explore how Vectorworks Architect software empowers designers to create building information models without changing their preferred design process.

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User Case Studies

User Case Studies

Examine examples of architecture, landscape and entertainment projects from around the world.

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MODUS News Magazine

MODUS News Magazine

With a focus on global architecture, this magazine features award-winning projects by designers who create unmatched experiences with Vectorworks software.

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Thought Leadership

Witness fresh perspectives caught on video and enriching Continuing Education webinars that help designers spark their next great idea.

Get Inspired

“The Subdivision and Convert to Subdivision is an amazing improvement. Vectorworks making free-form modeling possible using geometry is like entering the world of the creator with a magic wand on the fly.”

Katerina Panagiotakis of WIND Development/ Windermere Island Club

About Us

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Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world at vectorworks.net.


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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.


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Communications Manager