Vectorworks Product Reviews

Vectorworks 2008

PLSN – Projection, Lights & Staging News
"The various new commands, Viewport capabilities, ability to work with non-native and referenced files, visualization and beam functions and updated symbol libraries add up to an extremely useful VectorWorks Spotlight update that is more than skin deep."
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Posted May 2008

 

Lighting & Sound America
"VectorWorks Spotlight 2008 is a must-have upgrade or a useful addition to your design/tech toolbox. The combination of new features and feature updates will benefit all, from professional designers to students just entering the field."
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Posted April 2008

 

Architosh
VectorWorks Architect 2008 called the "Best update in the company's history" by Architosh: "There is no doubting it now, VectorWorks Architect 2008 is a true BIM application by just about any definition."
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Posted April 2008

 

Landscape Architect & Specifier News
This interview focused on VectorWorks Landmark 2008. LASN's associate editor of technology Ashley Calabria spoke with Eric Gilbey, landscape architect specialist at Nemetschek North America.
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Posted Feb 2008

 

Live Design
In this review of Spotlight 2008, Live Design says: "The list of new features is impressive." ".. not only [is] it more beautiful but also more efficient. It is far more intuitive and more logically organized. It has greatly improved space organization."
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Posted Feb 2008

 

Cadalyst
"The bottom line? VectorWorks 2008 combines true reference files, robust CAD management, productive usability enhancements, and real-world BIM capability."
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Posted Jan 2008

 

Macworld
"Combining a powerful 2-D drafting environment with integrated 3D modeling functionality, VectorWorks 2008 can take your project from planning to simple drafting to complex, photorealistic rendering."
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Posted Jan 2008

 

MacCompanion
MacCompanion says VectorWorks 2008 is "near perfect, designed for architects and designers that plays nice with others, in both 2D, 3D or a combination thereof." It "beats the socks off AutoCAD."
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Posted Nov 2007

VectorWorks 12

Landscape Architecture News Digest
"Through its straightforward and simple- to-use products, VectorWorks' design series can help any landscape architecture professional be more creative and more sustainable while saving time."
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Posted 2007-09-11

Work or Play
"The fact is, Vectorworks 12 Fundamentals is nearly 10% cheaper than AutoCAD LT 2006, offers better functionality and is easier to use or learn from scratch."
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Posted 2006-04-03

BuilderOnline
"3D modeling required much less manual work, the design objects are easer to manipulate, and the rendering features let builders make more realistic presentations."
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Posted 2006-04-03

Landscape Architect and Specifier News
"VectorWorks has a more substantial amount of functionality than that of the original AutoCAD program."
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Posted 2006-08-04

LANDonline
"VectorWorks Landmark 12 offers GIS and mapping integration, is hailed as the 'Swiss army knife of CAS software programs' by Landscape Journal."
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Posted 2006-08-04

Landscape Journal
"Vectorworks Landmark is the Swiss army knife of professional CAD software programs."
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Posted 2006-05-12

PLSN
"With the introduction of VectorWorks 12, Nemetschek continues their efforts to simplify the technical aspect of drafting, giving the designer more time and flexibility to be creative. "
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Posted 2006-06-20

Cadalyst
"(VectorWorks 12) has scores of changes-many of them far more than cosmetic and many offering entirely new (and often unexpected) functionality."
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posted 2006-05-31

MacCompanion
Reviewer Robert Pritchett says "If you are new to professional drawing design, you would be hard-pressed to find anything better than what Nemetschek has released with VectorWorks 12 Designer. They have been doing this since 1985 and the app just gets better with time. By the way, the app is available in any of eighty-five countries with localization in many countries."
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posted 2006-01-01