#Vectorworks2018 Press Kit

Discover how the Vectorworks 2018 line of BIM design software empowers today’s visionaries to transform the world. We've assembled a wealth of materials to help you explore what's new, and learn how we continue to help designers create one-of-a-kind experiences.

Things you should know:

  • Vectorworks 2018 was released September 12, 2017.
  • View our press release here.
  • Our 2018 landing page is live at vectorworks.net/2018
  • The Vectorworks Design Summit press event took place on September 18 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. A video recording of the event is available here.
  • Vectorworks Service Select members may download the English-language version of the software beginning September 12, followed by the software's release in ten other languages over the next few months.
  • For other helpful resources, please see the About Us section.

Let me know if there's anything I can do to help, and if you’d like to attend the press event. Enjoy getting to know Vectorworks 2018!

Lauren Meyer

Communications Manager



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“Truly amazing new features for Vectorworks, ones that will make working in 3D and using BIM workflows much easier and more compelling. Its nicely implemented, and runs well, even on my Macbook® Pro!”

Jonathan Reeves, Director of Jonathan Reeves Architecture


Excitement about Vectorworks 2018 has been building since we announced Braceworks and upcoming immersive technologies this spring. Learn more about these developments that are shaping the future of Vectorworks software.



Announced at the Prolight + Sound 2017 conference and a structural load-analysis add-on module for Vectorworks Spotlight and Designer, Braceworks provides design, production and rigging professionals with an easy way to gauge the performance of temporary entertainment structures under load to ensure safety and compliance with engineering standards. By adding Braceworks into Spotlight, design, production and rigging professionals have a completely integrated entertainment modeling, analysis and documentation solution for the first time.

Immersive Technologies

Immersive Technologies

During the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017, we demoed the following immersive technologies:
  • Web View now supports Vectorworks’ clip cube and provides enhanced file optimization and desktop rendering options that produce lighter-weight models with better performance, resulting in higher-quality web and virtual reality experiences for your clients.
  • While web view allows the viewer to move anywhere in the model, rendered panoramas provide a similar immersive experience from a stationary location. Panoramas, rendered with the photorealistic Renderworks rendering engine, allow designers and clients to experience a fully illuminated, 360-degree view of the model using their mouse or mobile device to navigate.

“The Site Model Settings dialog box is clean and precise, a breeze to navigate! Also, 3D mesh smoothing and direct contour editing! Drop the mic, enough said!”

Bryan Goff, Director of Design + Sciences at Grey Leaf Design, Inc.


Press Release

Vectorworks 2018 Press Release

Top Features

Top Features

Download quick, easy-to-read lists about the top features in Vectorworks 2018.

Whats New Brochure

What's New Brochure

Designers see the world differently. Find out how Vectorworks 2018 will help them transform it.

Product Brochures

Product Brochures

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New Features Playlist

How-To Playlist: New Features in Vectorworks 2018

These tutorial videos take you step-by-step through some new features in our latest version.



Hear about Vectorworks 2018 straight from the source. Email us to set up an interview with one of our beta testers.

“No matter whether you are an architect or a scenic, lighting, or landscape designer, multiple view drawing support is bound to change the way you look at your designs.”

Tyler E. Littman, Principal Designer at Sholight Entertainment Design


We’ve assembled a collection of rich imagery and product art to accompany your stories. If you need something additional, please contact Lauren Meyer at LMeyer@vectorworks.net or 443.542.0294.

Hi-Res Feature Illustrations

Hi-Res Feature Illustrations

Vectorworks, Inc. Box

Box Shots and Product Logos

Vectorworks, Inc. Logo

Company Logo

“I really like the new improved title block — it is easier to use, and it puts the details needed for project information, and issue and revision data all in one place — for easier management and tracking.”

Chad Hamilton, AIA, LEED, AP, BD+C, Principal Architect at Hamilton+Aiken Architects


We provide powerful tools to help designers capture ideas, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and realize their vision. Here's a sampling of Vectorworks "in action."

Planet Vectorworks Blog

Planet Vectorworks Blog

Our blog delivers your daily dose of inspiration, offering a combination of industry insight, exciting designs and Vectorworks updates.

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The Architect’s BIM Tool

The Architect’s BIM Tool

Explore how Vectorworks Architect software empowers designers to create building information models without changing their preferred design process.

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User Case Studies

User Case Studies

Examine examples of architecture, landscape and entertainment projects from around the world.

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MODUS News Magazine

MODUS News Magazine

With a focus on global architecture, this magazine features award-winning projects by designers who create unmatched experiences with Vectorworks software.

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On-demand Webinars

Witness fresh perspectives caught on video and enriching Continuing Education webinars that help designers spark their next great idea.


“The addition of Braceworks takes Vectorworks Spotlight to a whole new level, adding a system of analysis that makes Vectorworks far more than a ‘visual’ tool.”

C. Andrew Dunning, Owner of Landru Design

About Us

Company Boilerplate

Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Newbury, England, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world at vectorworks.net.


Unfamiliar with our company? Check out these commonly asked questions to pick up some quick, key facts about our company and software.

Who We Are

Vectorworks cares about design. Since 1985, we have served the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries, drawing inspiration from the world around us and encouraging the more than half a million designers who use our software to create experiences that transform the world.

Our commitment to develop the world’s best cross-platform CAD and BIM software has taught us a simple truth: great design begins with the inspiration of the designer. Vectorworks supports that inspiration by guiding the exploration of discovery and finding creative solutions. We provide powerful tools to help designers capture ideas, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and realize their vision.

We serve those who desire to create experiences that are memorable and build things that truly matter. We recognize that great design is about revealing opportunities that explore the unexpected while fully satisfying the demands of an increasingly complex world. We acknowledge the value of a designer’s dream and strive to facilitate the creation of something that’s truly appreciated and uniquely positioned to express the best in the built environment.


Through their bios, get to know our executives, the creative minds behind our award-winning line of software and business strategies.

Company and Product Descriptions

Make use of our 50- and 100-word company and product descriptions to provide the background needed for your story.

Partner Community

Delve into products, plug-ins, content libraries and more from our select group of industry partners.

Vectorworks News

Explore our latest announcements, product reviews and recent media coverage.

Press Contact

Lauren Meyer
Communications Manager