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Vectorworks Designer

Whether your specialty is architecture, landscape, or entertainment design, Vectorworks Designer software enables you to draft, model, and present in a single, intuitive interface. Enhance your workflow and enable great design to materialize from inspiration, exploration, and discovery with Vectorworks Designer – the ultimate solution for the design professional who needs it all.


The Best in BIM

With Vectorworks Designer, you can create Building Information Models (BIM) without changing your preferred design process. Whether you’re looking to streamline costs, analyze materials, increase your energy efficiency, or just create world-class designs, the Vectorworks Designer solution is an efficient way to introduce BIM capabilities into your workflow. Enjoy the robust and flexible capabilities of BIM with the ease of design, great documentation, and intelligent tools that the software is known for — right from the start.

Industry Leading 3D

See your captured visions come to life in 3D. An advanced suite of Parasolid-based solids and NURBS surface tools lets you create any shape and easily explore geometry. Plus, with graphical scripting tools, subdivivision surface modeling, point cloud support, you can create any shape and easily explore geometry. Our intuitive interface lets you 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. More accurate object information and better snapping make drawing in 3D easy. Anything you can imagine is possible to express in Vectorworks Designer.

Seamless Interoperability

We recognize that the process of realizing a design often requires multiple sources of inspiration and refinement, as well as iteration, communication, and collaboration. Import or export a wide array of image files. Publish your design for inclusion in your firm’s marketing materials or website. Get on the cutting edge of collaborative digital practices, exchanging 2D, 3D, Building and Site Information Modeling (BIM/SIM) data and models for numerous multidisciplinary, multi-platform design workflows, as well as sending models to CAD/CAM machines, CNC routers, and 3D printers.

Flexible Workflows & Project Sharing

Enable multiple designers to work concurrently on the same Vectorworks Designer file with our Project Sharing feature. Whether you’re a sole practitioner collaborating with other professionals or a large firm dividing work among different members of the team, Project Sharing provides a flexible way to manage productive workflows for even the most complicated project. Plus, the software lets you create, model, present, and develop your designs easily and precisely with just one application. With Vectorworks Designer, you can move easily from design concept to technical documentation. 

Superior 2D Documentation

Produce high-quality documentation with ease. Vectorworks Designer offers 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 sized. Plus, use our exclusive sketch rendering technology to change hard-lined drawings into soft, hand-sketched illustrations, blurring the line between clear, accurate technical documentation and compelling presentations. 

Superior SIM Tools

Vectorworks Designer provides an efficient way to introduce Site Information Modeling (SIM) capabilities into your workflow. The program’s tools will help you analyze your design for area, volume, slope, cut/fill, and other data such as water flow and sun/shade. Scan in planting plans and trace over them with ease. Or, simply enter your field measurements. Use the property line tool to define a site’s boundaries and setbacks. Plus, building tools and site objects easily document existing structures and site conditions. In addition, you can use the program’s drawing, modeling, and 2D and 3D graphics capabilities to create compelling presentations. 

Unmatched Experiences

Vectorworks Designer software gives designers in the entertainment industry an edge to advance their ideas from concept through completion. Our users include entertainment design professionals, such as lighting and scenic designers, including theatre, film, television, exhibits and events, as well as students starting out in their careers in these disciplines. The extensive libraries of signature brand lighting are complemented by best-in-class documentation tools, so you can quickly create light plots, automate paperwork, and visualize your design in rendered 3D views. 

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 Designer 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.