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Vectorworks Fundamentals

Vectorworks Fundamentals is our basic CAD software package, offering superior 2D and 3D capabilities and an intuitive, easy-to-use modeling and documentation platform. The solution works the way designers think, enabling them the freedom of artistic expression through the development and documentation of each project. There's so much to explore.


Superior 2D Documentation

Make drawing fast and fun, no matter how complicated the design. Vectorworks software's 2D functionality gives you the freedom to use the tools you want, and capture and develop your ideas all in one place. Our extensive suite of drawing and editing tools make quick work of any type of project, helping you to produce beautiful drawings and high-quality, professional documental with ease. Define your signature look and meet industry standards. Add gradients, tile and image fills, stipples, and hatching. Easily incorporate digital images and graphics. 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. 

Creative 3D Modeling

Great design begins with exploration. Vectorworks Fundamentals therefore provides an advanced suite of Parasolid-based solids and NURBS surface tools that let you create any shape and easily explore geometry. Push, pull, blend, twist, sculpt, deform, or punch holes. 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. More accurate object information and better snapping make drawing in 3D easy. Create and explore any form.

Efficient & Flexible Workflows

Make quick work of any type of project. With Vectorworks Fundamentals, you can move easily from design concept to technical documentation. Work on practically any type of project within a flexible and robust digital environment. Start with any image, sketch, or formal iteration and move easily between 2D and 3D views in a unified working environment. Whether you’re a sole practitioner collaborating with other professionals or working among different members of a team, Vectorworks provides a flexible way to manage productive 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. Vectorworks Fundamentals helps you get on the cutting edge of collaborative digital practices. Make your work even more compelling and easier to communicate with digital imagery. Import scans, digital photos, or web images. Import or export a wide array of image files. Exchange 2D drawings and 3D models and data for numerous multidisciplinary, multi-platform design workflows, as well as sending models to CAD/CAM machines, CNC routers, and other 3D printers.

Inspirational Rendering

Manipulate the depth of field, apply vibrant back lighting, alter exposure, and generate panoramic images to create striking visualizations and dynamic animations. Through our partnership with the award-winning CINEMA 4D render engine, our Renderworks add-on offers rendering capabilities that are faster and easier than standalone rendering applications. It's never been so easy to seamlessly visualize your work throughout the design process while producing clear and accurate renderings. And, with the click of a button, rendered viewports in your documentation will update as your design evolves.