Vectorworks Architect

Vectorworks Architect software delivers an exciting suite of capabilities that takes you from sketch to BIM. Get inspired and maintain your creative edge as you explore and develop your ideas right in the program. 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, analyze materials, and increase energy efficiency. Combined, the robust capabilities of Vectorworks Architect empower you to transform the world like never before.

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The Best in BIM

With the unsurpassed Parasolid modeling kernel from Siemens PLM Software, Vectorworks Architect has mastered BIM with design and presentation capabilities and, arguably, the best 3D modeling core in the business. 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. 

Creative Modeling Solutions

Usher in a new world of discovery that enhances your workflows and integrates seamlessly into your workflow. From graphical scripting tools and subdivivision surface modeling to point cloud support, you can create any shape and easily explore geometry. 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 allows you to manipulate your model with ease. Anything you can imagine is possible to express in Vectorworks Architect.

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, and the industry-leading development team that is always working to make your design software experience better — all in  one application. 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

Realizing a design often requires multiple sources of inspiration and refinement, as well as iteration, communication, and collaboration. 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

Vectorworks software's extensive suite of drawing and editing tools help you to produce beautiful drawings and high-quality, professional documentation with ease, as well as make quick work of any type of project. 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.

Inspirational Rendering

Define and communicate your signature look through our partnership with the award-winning CINEMA 4D render engine, which provides rendering capabilities that are faster and easier than standalone rendering applications. When added to Vectorworks Architect software, Renderworks integrates fully into the software interface, so it lets you seamlessly visualize your work throughout the design process while producing clear and accurate renderings. With the click of a button, rendered viewports in your documentation will update as your design evolves.

Sustainable Design

Our 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.