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Vectorworks Spotlight

Get ready to create your next unmatched experience with Vectorworks Spotlight, the industry-leading software for entertainment design. Since it first emerged on the global marketplace, Spotlight has provided 2D drafting and 3D modeling, realistic rendering, and integrated database worksheets. Today, the program continues to deliver greater capabilities, improved tools for the design and documentation of overhead stage rigging, enhanced stage creation abilities, lighting devices, graphical controls for event plans, and so much more. Start your design transformation today.


Superior 2D Documentation

Vectorworks 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 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 Modeling Solutions

Exploration is essential for the evolution of design. Vectorworks Spotlight allows you to bring your design ideas into the virtual world to investigate and discover, using an advanced suite of Parasolid-based solids and NURBS surface tools. 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. Plus, integrated graphical scripting capabilities help express anything imaginable.

Flexible Workflows & Project Sharing

With Vectorworks Spotlight, 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. Spotlight’s collaborative tools allow you to focus on your individual strengths by giving all contributors the ability to work concurrently on the same design. Whether you work in 2D, 3D, or a combination thereof, Spotlight’s Project Sharing capabilities enhance your team’s ability to work cohesively and produce incredible results across the design process. 

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. Make your work even more compelling and easier to communicate with digital imagery. Import scans, digital photos, or web images. Share your information fluidly with Vectorworks software’s numerous file translators. Exchange lighting data with ESP Vision, Lightwright, grandMA, connectCAD, and more. Also, publish your designs for inclusion in marketing materials or websites. Get on the cutting edge of collaborative digital practices, exchanging 2D drawings, 3D models, and data for numerous multidisciplinary, multi-platform design and lighting control workflows.

Industry-Leading Rendering

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 Spotlight software, Renderworks 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. Plus, camera features allow you to manipulate the depth of field, apply vibrant back lighting, alter exposure, and generate panoramic images, creating striking visualizations and dynamic animations. 

Unmatched Experiences

Focus on a comprehensive design, develop construction detailing, and freely move between 2D and 3D. Best-in-class documentation tools complement an extensive library of signature brand lighting, so you can quickly create light plots, automate paperwork, and visualize your design in rendered 3D views. Easily import venues from facilities managers and hospitality staff, or build them from scratch with easy-to-use tools and numerous resources, quickly creating the room, stage, steps, lectern, video screens, and seating. With built-in, industry-specific objects such as trusses, video and audio gear, and soft goods, coupled with highly capable walls, doors, and windows, Vectorworks Spotlight provides the most complete and versatile 3D capability in the industry.