The software's 2D functionality helps you to produce beautiful drawings and high-quality, professional documentation with ease. Our extensive suite of drawing and editing tools make quick work of any type of project, helping you to define and communicate your firm's graphical preference and meet industry standards. Tap into our large libraries of entourage, customizable line types, gradients, dash styles, and unlimited color palettes. Add tile and image fills, stipples, and hatching. 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.
Go beyond the limits of traditional CAD software. An advanced suite of Parasolid-based solids and NURBS surface tools lets you create any shape and easily explore geometry. Subdivision surface modeling lets you push, pull, blend, twist, sculpt, deform, or punch holes, creating unique focal pieces, sculptures, water features, play structures, and more. 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.
Go beyond exploration and into development as your concepts mature into concrete solutions all in one application. 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. Then, take advantage of new ways to collaborate and maximize efficiency with Project Sharing, which enables landscape professionals to streamline design document production and manage planting, hardscape, grading, and more — all while multiple designers are working on the same Vectorworks file concurrently.
Make your work 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. Also, 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, BIM and SIM data for numerous multidisciplinary, multi-platform design workflows, and even sending models to 3D printers.
Analyze your design for boundaries, area, volume, slope, cut/fill, and other data, such as water flow and sun/shade. Document existing structures, plant materials, and site conditions. Integrate mapping and site modeling needs into your workflows. Add survey data to your drawing and use it as the basis of your site model, or import CAD drawings and data from architects, builders, or engineers to use as base plans. Import geo-referenced aerial/satellite images and GIS data files from federal, city, state, or other agencies.
We’ve partnered with the award-winning Cinema 4D render engine to provide rendering capabilities that are faster and easier than standalone rendering applications. When added to Vectorworks Landmark, Renderworks is fully integrated into the software interface, so it lets you seamlessly visualize your work throughout the design process while producing accurate visualizations and dynamic animations. With the click of a button, rendered viewports in your documentation will update as your design evolves.