Vectorworks 2017 delivers a robust suite of capabilities that will simplify your process, enhance your workflows, and empower you to explore the possibilities of BIM and beyond.

Simplify YOUR PROCESS

Design smarter with intuitive software capabilities engineered to work for you.

Resource Manager

Vectorworks software's Resource Manager puts the ability to create, edit, and apply desired resources to your designs at your fingertips. Easily find what you need with powerful search and filtering, attach keyword tags, and access your resources directly from Vectorworks software's parametric tools.

Enhance Your Workflows

Customize and streamline your workflows with purpose-built tools.

02

Irrigation Tool

Planning for a site’s irrigation involves considerations and calculations related to both its physical features and resource availability. Vectorworks software meets all of these needs with innovative irrigation design tools.

D A L S F

Coordinate with your project team

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

03

The Architect's BIM Tool

Vectorworks software provides a purpose-built suite of tools that equip you to create a building information model for documentation and collaboration without inhibiting your preferred design process. Our 2017 features support the future of BIM workflows with IFC4 compatibility, direct Revit import, and project sharing capabilities that allow you to work concurrently on a single file with your entire project team.

Share Your Vision

Communicate across the design process, sharing your ideas and inspiration with your collaborators, clients, and more.

04

Virtual Reality
& Webview

Easily share your designs with current clients and collaborators using Vectorworks software’s immersive webview and virtual reality features. Generate a link that allows anyone, anywhere, to view your model in 3D on any device.

D A L S F

Inspire Your Clients

Create stunning, photo-realistic renderings that showcase your design and grow your business.

05

Subdivision Surfaces

Integrated Rendering

All Vectorworks software packages include Renderworks, the best-in-industry rendering feature set built on the award-winning Cinema 4D render engine. Renderworks provides the tools necessary to visualize your work throughout the design process while producing clear and accurate illustrations.

D A L S F

Simplify Your Process

Resource Manager

Responsive 2D Navigation

Door and Window Styles

Enhance Your Workflow

Irrigation Tools

Structural Members

Plant Tool Update

Updated Landscape Area Tool

Project Sharing Enhancements

Data Visualization in Viewports

Slab Drainage Tool

bimobject Plug-in & Content

Interior Elevations

Simplified Spotlight to Vision Workflow

Unified Symbols for Spotlight and Vision

Replace with Stock Symbols

Create Seating Section Command

Improved Audio Visual Tools

New Lighting and Audio Libraries

Rope and Stanchion Tool

Cable Tools

3D Label Legends

Copy Label Position

Dimension Tape Tool

Improved Number Instruments Command

Subdivision Enhancements

Railing and Fence Tool

Coordinate With Your Project Team

Revit Import

BCF Manager

DXF/DWG Import and Export Enhancements

Share Your Vision

Web view and Virtual Reality

Cloud Services for Everyone

Inspire Your Clients

Renderworks for Everyone

Camera Match

Import Cinema 4D Textures

2D Drop Shadows

Pen Opacity

Image Alpha Transparency Control

Improved Cinema 4D Export

Vectorworks Designer 2017 2016 2015 2014
Camera Match
Revit Import
Interior Elevations
bimobject Plug-in & Content
BCF Manager
DXF/DWG Import and Export Enhancements
Renderworks for Everyone
Cloud Services for Everyone
Web view and Virtual Reality
Slab Drainage Tool
Data Visualization in Viewports
Door and Window Styles
Responsive 2D Navigation
Resource Manager
Irrigation Tools
Structural Members
Project Sharing Enhancements
Updated Landscape Area Tool
Plant Tool Update
IFC4
Rope and Stanchion Tool
Copy Label Position
3D Label Legends
Cable Tools
Dimension Tape Tool
Improved Number Instruments Command
Railing and Fence Tool
Subdivision Enhancements
Import Cinema 4D Textures
Improved Cinema 4D Export
Simplified Spotlight to Vision Workflow
Image Alpha Transparency Control
2D Drop Shadows
New Lighting and Audio Libraries
Pen Opacity
Unified Symbols for Spotlight and Vision
Improved Audio Visual Tools
Create Seating Section Command
Replace with Stock Symbols
Door and Window Improvements
Hardscape Improvements
Exciting Site Modeling
Hoist Tools
Create Stage Improvements
Improved Vectorworks Spotlight Objects
Point Cloud Support
3D Modifiers for Slabs
Marionette
Project Sharing
Subdivision Surfaces
Energos
Roof Components and Styles
Horizontal Sections from the Clip Cube
3D PDF Export
New Migration Manager
New Vectorworks Installation System
Improved Content Installation Manager
Improved Resource Thumbnail List
Mac OS X Palette Docking
Increased Flexibility for Spotlight
Improved Eyedropper and Select Similar tool
Database and Worksheet Improvements
Improved Vectorworks to DWG Mapping
Linked Section/Detail Markers
Improved DWG Export for Classes
OBJ and STL File Import
Improved DWG Sheet Layer Export
Publish Command
Clip Cube Caps
New Vectorworks Remote App
Powerful Text Features
New Deform Tool
Curtain Walls
Gradient Opacity Control
Detail Callouts
View Transition Animation
OpenGL Improvements
Pop-up Parameter Types for Lighting Devices
New Spotlight Objects
BCF Importer
Direct Editing for Lighting Position Objects
Grade Object Improvements
New Level Constraint System for Stories
Site Modeling and Calculations
Roadway Object Improvements
Rotation Sensitive Height and Width Labels
Model Space Measurement for Sheet Layer Viewports
Vectorworks Scripting with Python 3
Preview for Mirror Tool
Twist Tool
Polygonal Control
Publish Command
Fast Interactive Display
Enhanced Walkthrough Tool
Export Shapefile Improvements
DWG Improvements
New Instrument Summary Object
Lighting Device Improvements
Enhanced Drafting Tools
New Lighting Pipe Object
Plant and Massing Model Shadow Improvements
Create Section Viewports from Clip Cube
Roof Improvements
Shaped Windows
Plant Tool Enhancements
Vectorworks Architect 2017 2016 2015 2014
BCF Manager
bimobject Plug-in & Content
Interior Elevations
IFC4
Revit Import
Data Visualization in Viewports
Project Sharing Enhancements
Resource Manager
Responsive 2D Navigation
Door and Window Styles
Structural Members
Slab Drainage Tool
2D Drop Shadows
Pen Opacity
Image Alpha Transparency Control
Improved Cinema 4D Export
DXF/DWG Import and Export Enhancements
Subdivision Enhancements
Railing and Fence Tool
Renderworks for Everyone
Web view and Virtual Reality
Cloud Services for Everyone
Import Cinema 4D Textures
Camera Match
3D Modifiers for Slabs
Door and Window Improvements
3D PDF Export
Exciting Site Modeling
Roof Components and Styles
Energos
Horizontal Sections from the Clip Cube
Marionette
Subdivision Surfaces
Point Cloud Support
Database and Worksheet Improvements
Project Sharing
New Vectorworks Installation System
Improved Content Installation Manager
Improved Eyedropper and Select Similar tool
Mac OS X Palette Docking
Linked Section/Detail Markers
Improved Resource Thumbnail List
OBJ and STL File Import
New Migration Manager
Improved DWG Export for Classes
Improved DWG Sheet Layer Export
Improved Vectorworks to DWG Mapping
New Deform Tool
View Transition Animation
Powerful Text Features
Detail Callouts
Publish Command
Gradient Opacity Control
Clip Cube Caps
Site Modeling and Calculations
New Vectorworks Remote App
OpenGL Improvements
New Level Constraint System for Stories
Curtain Walls
BCF Importer
Vectorworks Scripting with Python 3
Twist Tool
Preview for Mirror Tool
Enhanced Walkthrough Tool
Polygonal Control
Model Space Measurement for Sheet Layer Viewports
Fast Interactive Display
DWG Improvements
Rotation Sensitive Height and Width Labels
Shaped Windows
Enhanced Drafting Tools
Roof Improvements
Create Section Viewports from Clip Cube
Publish Command
ifcXML Support
Vectorworks Landmark 2017 2016 2015 2014
BCF Manager
Data Visualization in Viewports
Slab Drainage Tool
IFC4
Revit Import
Project Sharing Enhancements
Plant Tool Update
Resource Manager
Responsive 2D Navigation
Door and Window Styles
Structural Members
Irrigation Tools
Updated Landscape Area Tool
2D Drop Shadows
Pen Opacity
Image Alpha Transparency Control
Improved Cinema 4D Export
DXF/DWG Import and Export Enhancements
Subdivision Enhancements
Railing and Fence Tool
Renderworks for Everyone
Web view and Virtual Reality
Cloud Services for Everyone
Import Cinema 4D Textures
Camera Match
Door and Window Improvements
Hardscape Improvements
3D PDF Export
Exciting Site Modeling
3D Modifiers for Slabs
Horizontal Sections from the Clip Cube
Roof Components and Styles
Marionette
Subdivision Surfaces
Point Cloud Support
Database and Worksheet Improvements
Project Sharing
New Vectorworks Installation System
Improved Content Installation Manager
Improved Eyedropper and Select Similar tool
Mac OS X Palette Docking
Linked Section/Detail Markers
Improved Resource Thumbnail List
OBJ and STL File Import
New Migration Manager
Improved DWG Export for Classes
Improved DWG Sheet Layer Export
Improved Vectorworks to DWG Mapping
New Deform Tool
View Transition Animation
Powerful Text Features
Detail Callouts
Publish Command
Gradient Opacity Control
Clip Cube Caps
Grade Object Improvements
New Vectorworks Remote App
OpenGL Improvements
Roadway Object Improvements
Curtain Walls
Site Modeling and Calculations
Vectorworks Scripting with Python 3
Twist Tool
Preview for Mirror Tool
Enhanced Walkthrough Tool
Polygonal Control
Model Space Measurement for Sheet Layer Viewports
Fast Interactive Display
DWG Improvements
Rotation Sensitive Height and Width Labels
Plant and Massing Model Shadow Improvements
Enhanced Drafting Tools
Plant Tool Enhancements
Export Shapefile Improvements
Publish Command
Create Section Viewports from Clip Cube
Vectorworks Spotlight 2017 2016 2015 2014
2D Drop Shadows
Web view and Virtual Reality
BCF Manager
Cloud Services for Everyone
Renderworks for Everyone
Import Cinema 4D Textures
Camera Match
Revit Import
IFC4
Responsive 2D Navigation
Resource Manager
Door and Window Styles
Structural Members
Slab Drainage Tool
Data Visualization in Viewports
Project Sharing Enhancements
DXF/DWG Import and Export Enhancements
Rope and Stanchion Tool
3D Label Legends
Cable Tools
Copy Label Position
Dimension Tape Tool
Subdivision Enhancements
Pen Opacity
Improved Number Instruments Command
Improved Cinema 4D Export
Unified Symbols for Spotlight and Vision
Simplified Spotlight to Vision Workflow
New Lighting and Audio Libraries
Image Alpha Transparency Control
Replace with Stock Symbols
Improved Audio Visual Tools
Create Seating Section Command
Hoist Tools
Create Stage Improvements
Project Sharing
3D PDF Export
Door and Window Improvements
Horizontal Sections from the Clip Cube
Improved Vectorworks Spotlight Objects
Database and Worksheet Improvements
Subdivision Surfaces
Point Cloud Support
3D Modifiers for Slabs
Roof Components and Styles
Improved DWG Export for Classes
Improved Content Installation Manager
Improved Resource Thumbnail List
Increased Flexibility for Spotlight
Mac OS X Palette Docking
Linked Section/Detail Markers
Improved Eyedropper and Select Similar tool
New Vectorworks Installation System
OBJ and STL File Import
Improved DWG Sheet Layer Export
New Migration Manager
Improved Vectorworks to DWG Mapping
Clip Cube Caps
Powerful Text Features
Detail Callouts
View Transition Animation
Gradient Opacity Control
New Deform Tool
Pop-up Parameter Types for Lighting Devices
Publish Command
New Spotlight Objects
Direct Editing for Lighting Position Objects
New Vectorworks Remote App
OpenGL Improvements
Vectorworks Scripting with Python 3
Twist Tool
Preview for Mirror Tool
Enhanced Walkthrough Tool
Polygonal Control
Model Space Measurement for Sheet Layer Viewports
Fast Interactive Display
DWG Improvements
Rotation Sensitive Height and Width Labels
Lighting Device Improvements
Enhanced Drafting Tools
New Instrument Summary Object
New Lighting Pipe Object
Publish Command
ifcXML Support
Create Section Viewports from Clip Cube
Vectorworks Fundamentals 2017 2016 2015 2014
Renderworks for Everyone
Cloud Services for Everyone
Door and Window Styles
Responsive 2D Navigation
Resource Manager
DXF/DWG Import and Export Enhancements
Image Alpha Transparency Control
Improved Cinema 4D Export
Import Cinema 4D Textures
Subdivision Enhancements
2D Drop Shadows
Pen Opacity
Improved Vectorworks to DWG Mapping
Improved DWG Sheet Layer Export
New Migration Manager
Subdivision Surfaces
OBJ and STL File Import
Improved Eyedropper and Select Similar tool
New Vectorworks Installation System
Mac OS X Palette Docking
Improved Resource Thumbnail List
Improved Content Installation Manager
Detail Callouts
Powerful Text Features
New Deform Tool
Gradient Opacity Control
Clip Cube Caps
OpenGL Improvements
New Vectorworks Remote App
View Transition Animation
Enhanced Walkthrough Tool
Preview for Mirror Tool
Fast Interactive Display
Polygonal Control
Twist Tool
Model Space Measurement for Sheet Layer Viewports
Vectorworks Scripting with Python 3
Enhanced Drafting Tools
DWG Improvements
Publish Command
Rotation Sensitive Height and Width Labels

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