Vectorworks 2018 delivers a robust suite of capabilities that will enhance your modeling process, simplify your workflows, and help you create one-of-a-kind experiences.

Enhance Your Modeling Process

No matter your project type or size, Vectorworks provides you with intuitive and robust modeling functionality to help you save time and deliver exceptional results.

01

Creative BIM Modeling

With Vectorworks, you can go beyond BIM parameters and presets and freely sketch, model, and document your design ideas.

Simplify Your Workflows

Enhancements in Vectorworks 2018 help you streamline the creation of schedules, improve graphic output, and simplify drawing distribution, empowering you to work faster and be more productive than ever before.

02

Collaboration

Collaboration

Collaboration and communication are key to the success of any project. Vectorworks makes it easy to team up with others in the design and construction process.

Share Your Vision

With the latest Maxon CineRender engine, rendered panoramas, high-quality shaders, and single-click model export for web viewing, you have a suite of tremendous cutting-edge capabilities that are seamlessly integrated with the tools you use for design and documentation.

03

Communicate Your Idea's

Communicate Your Ideas

With Vectorworks, you have best-in-class and easy-to-use technology for sharing your vision with anyone, anywhere.

Vectorworks Designer 2018 2017 2016
IMPROVED AUTO CONNECT ENGINE
2D COMPONENTS FOR HYBRID OBJECTS
DATA TAGS
BETTER openBIM WITH CUSTOM IFC EXPORT
IMAGE EFFECTS
INCREASE EFFICIENCY WITH IMPROVED PDF WORKFLOWS
IMPROVE COLLABORATION WITH REVIT
CREATE REMARKABLE PRESENTATIONS WITH NEW CLIP CUBE OPTIONS
CABINET CATALOGS
NON-HORIZONTAL CEILINGS AND FLOORS IN SPACE OBJECTS
IMPROVE SPACE PLANNING WITH SPACE STYLES
VECTORWORKS GRAPHICS MODULE ON SHEET LAYERS
LAYER AND CLASS FILTERING
DISCOVER STREAMLINED SECTION DRAWING CREATION
AUTOTURN ONLINE
3D SITE MODEL SCULPTING
PLANT DATA SOURCES
SIMPLIFY THE CREATION OF PLANTING PLANS
HARDSCAPE COMPONENTS
MODEL WITH SPOTLIGHT OBJECTS IN 3D
MY VIRTUAL RIG
SPOTLIGHT NUMBERING COMMAND
ANALYZE BRIDLES WITH B RACEWORKS
REPLACE TRUSS FEATURE
IMPROVED STAIRS
More Accessible IFC BIM Data
Streamlined Drawing Distribution
Improved Revit Import
Improved Graphic Output for Architectural Documents
Streamlined Worksheets
Multiple Drawing Views
Stay Informed with the New Message Center
Improved Subdivision Modeling
Direct Section and Elevation Editing
Robust Wall Modeling Options
Plug-in Styles for More Parametric BIM Objects
Enhanced Resource Manager
Direct Site Model Contour Editing
Easier GeoTIFF Image Import
Enhanced Plant Tags
Improved Vectorworks Cloud Services
New Rendered Panoramas
Enhanced Web View Export
Braceworks
Upgraded Renderworks with Maxon CineRender
New Zoom Option for Video and Blended Screens
New Import/Export Tree Survey Options
New Foliage Tool
Enhanced Seating Section Command
BIMobject Plug-In & Content
Web View and Virtual Reality
DXF/DWG Import and Export Enhancements
BCF Manager
Revit Import
Cloud Services for Everyone
IFC4
Interior Elevations
Slab Drainage Tool
Structural Members
Project Sharing Enhancements
Updated Landscape Area Tool
Plant Tool Update
Irrigation Tools
Door and Window Styles
Responsive 2D Navigation
Resource Manager
Renderworks for Everyone
Data Visualization in Viewports
Camera Match
Rope and Stanchion Tool
2D Drop Shadows
Import Cinema 4D Textures
Railing and Fence Tool
Subdivision Enhancements
Improved Number Instruments Command
Dimension Tape Tool
Copy Label Position
3D Label Legends
Cable Tools
Improved Cinema 4D Export
New Lighting and Audio Libraries
Improved Audio Visual Tools
Create Seating Section Command
Replace with Stock Symbols
Unified Symbols for Spotlight and Vision
Simplified Spotlight to Vision Workflow
Image Alpha Transparency Control
Pen Opacity
Create Stage Improvements
Hoist Tools
Exciting Site Modeling
Hardscape Improvements
Door and Window Improvements
Improved Vectorworks Spotlight Objects
Roof Components and Styles
Point Cloud Support
Horizontal Sections from the Clip Cube
Energos
Project Sharing
3D Modifiers for Slabs
3D PDF Export
Improved Content Installation Manager
Linked Section/Detail Markers
OBJ and STL File Import
Improved DWG Export for Classes
Improved DWG Sheet Layer Export
Improved Vectorworks to DWG Mapping
New Migration Manager
New Vectorworks Installation System
Improved Resource Thumbnail List
Improved Eyedropper and Select Similar tool
Increased Flexibility for Spotlight
Mac OS X Palette Docking
Subdivision Surfaces
Database and Worksheet Improvements
Marionette


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Vectorworks Architect 2018 2017 2016
3D SITE MODEL SCULPTING
2D COMPONENTS FOR HYBRID OBJECTS
DATA TAGS
BETTER openBIM WITH CUSTOM IFC EXPORT
INCREASE EFFICIENCY WITH IMPROVED PDF WORKFLOWS
IMPROVE COLLABORATION WITH REVIT
DISCOVER STREAMLINED SECTION DRAWING CREATION
CREATE REMARKABLE PRESENTATIONS WITH NEW CLIP CUBE OPTIONS
IMAGE EFFECTS
NON-HORIZONTAL CEILINGS AND FLOORS IN SPACE OBJECTS
IMPROVE SPACE PLANNING WITH SPACE STYLES
VECTORWORKS GRAPHICS MODULE ON SHEET LAYERS
LAYER AND CLASS FILTERING
IMPROVED STAIRS
AUTOTURN ONLINE
CABINET CATALOGS
Improved Revit Import
Multiple Drawing Views
Direct Section and Elevation Editing
Improved Subdivision Modeling
Stay Informed with the New Message Center
Plug-in Styles for More Parametric BIM Objects
Streamlined Worksheets
Improved Graphic Output for Architectural Documents
Streamlined Drawing Distribution
Robust Wall Modeling Options
Enhanced Resource Manager
Direct Site Model Contour Editing
Enhanced Web View Export
New Rendered Panoramas
Upgraded Renderworks with Maxon CineRender
Improved Vectorworks Cloud Services
More Accessible IFC BIM Data
Revit Import
IFC4
Interior Elevations
BIMobject Plug-In & Content
Slab Drainage Tool
Data Visualization in Viewports
Door and Window Styles
Structural Members
Responsive 2D Navigation
Resource Manager
Project Sharing Enhancements
BCF Manager
Import Cinema 4D Textures
Web View and Virtual Reality
DXF/DWG Import and Export Enhancements
Subdivision Enhancements
Improved Cinema 4D Export
Image Alpha Transparency Control
Pen Opacity
Railing and Fence Tool
Camera Match
Renderworks for Everyone
Cloud Services for Everyone
2D Drop Shadows
Point Cloud Support
Database and Worksheet Improvements
Energos
Horizontal Sections from the Clip Cube
Roof Components and Styles
3D Modifiers for Slabs
Door and Window Improvements
Exciting Site Modeling
Project Sharing
3D PDF Export
Linked Section/Detail Markers
New Migration Manager
Improved DWG Export for Classes
Improved DWG Sheet Layer Export
Improved Vectorworks to DWG Mapping
New Vectorworks Installation System
Improved Content Installation Manager
Improved Resource Thumbnail List
Improved Eyedropper and Select Similar tool
Mac OS X Palette Docking
Subdivision Surfaces
OBJ and STL File Import
Marionette
Vectorworks Landmark 2018 2017 2016
HARDSCAPE COMPONENTS
2D COMPONENTS FOR HYBRID OBJECTS
DATA TAGS
BETTER openBIM WITH CUSTOM IFC EXPORT
IMAGE EFFECTS
IMPROVE COLLABORATION WITH REVIT
DISCOVER STREAMLINED SECTION DRAWING CREATION
CREATE REMARKABLE PRESENTATIONS WITH NEW CLIP CUBE OPTIONS
CABINET CATALOGS
NON-HORIZONTAL CEILINGS AND FLOORS IN SPACE OBJECTS
INCREASE EFFICIENCY WITH IMPROVED PDF WORKFLOWS
VECTORWORKS GRAPHICS MODULE ON SHEET LAYERS
LAYER AND CLASS FILTERING
IMPROVED STAIRS
AUTOTURN ONLINE
3D SITE MODEL SCULPTING
PLANT DATA SOURCES
SIMPLIFY THE CREATION OF PLANTING PLANS
IMPROVE SPACE PLANNING WITH SPACE STYLES
Streamlined Drawing Distribution
Improved Revit Import
Improved Graphic Output for Architectural Documents
Streamlined Worksheets
Plug-in Styles for More Parametric BIM Objects
Direct Section and Elevation Editing
Improved Subdivision Modeling
Multiple Drawing Views
More Accessible IFC BIM Data
Stay Informed with the New Message Center
Robust Wall Modeling Options
Easier GeoTIFF Image Import
Enhanced Plant Tags
Direct Site Model Contour Editing
New Foliage Tool
New Import/Export Tree Survey Options
Enhanced Web View Export
New Rendered Panoramas
Upgraded Renderworks with Maxon CineRender
Improved Vectorworks Cloud Services
Enhanced Resource Manager
IFC4
Slab Drainage Tool
Data Visualization in Viewports
Project Sharing Enhancements
Updated Landscape Area Tool
Plant Tool Update
Responsive 2D Navigation
Irrigation Tools
Door and Window Styles
Resource Manager
Revit Import
Structural Members
BCF Manager
Image Alpha Transparency Control
Web View and Virtual Reality
DXF/DWG Import and Export Enhancements
Subdivision Enhancements
Improved Cinema 4D Export
Pen Opacity
2D Drop Shadows
Railing and Fence Tool
Camera Match
Renderworks for Everyone
Cloud Services for Everyone
Import Cinema 4D Textures
Point Cloud Support
Database and Worksheet Improvements
Horizontal Sections from the Clip Cube
Roof Components and Styles
3D Modifiers for Slabs
Door and Window Improvements
Hardscape Improvements
Exciting Site Modeling
Project Sharing
3D PDF Export
Linked Section/Detail Markers
New Migration Manager
Improved DWG Export for Classes
Improved DWG Sheet Layer Export
Improved Vectorworks to DWG Mapping
New Vectorworks Installation System
Improved Content Installation Manager
Improved Resource Thumbnail List
Improved Eyedropper and Select Similar tool
Mac OS X Palette Docking
Subdivision Surfaces
OBJ and STL File Import
Marionette
Vectorworks Spotlight 2018 2017 2016
IMPROVED AUTO CONNECT ENGINE
2D COMPONENTS FOR HYBRID OBJECTS
DATA TAGS
BETTER openBIM WITH CUSTOM IFC EXPORT
IMAGE EFFECTS
INCREASE EFFICIENCY WITH IMPROVED PDF WORKFLOWS
DISCOVER STREAMLINED SECTION DRAWING CREATION
CREATE REMARKABLE PRESENTATIONS WITH NEW CLIP CUBE OPTIONS
CABINET CATALOGS
NON-HORIZONTAL CEILINGS AND FLOORS IN SPACE OBJECTS
IMPROVE SPACE PLANNING WITH SPACE STYLES
IMPROVE COLLABORATION WITH REVIT
LAYER AND CLASS FILTERING
AUTOTURN ONLINE
MODEL WITH SPOTLIGHT OBJECTS IN 3D
MY VIRTUAL RIG
SPOTLIGHT NUMBERING COMMAND
BRACEWORKS HEAT MAP
ANALYZE BRIDLES WITH B RACEWORKS
REPLACE TRUSS FEATURE
VECTORWORKS GRAPHICS MODULE ON SHEET LAYERS
Improved Revit Import
Improved Graphic Output for Architectural Documents
Streamlined Worksheets
Plug-in Styles for More Parametric BIM Objects
Multiple Drawing Views
Improved Subdivision Modeling
Direct Section and Elevation Editing
Streamlined Drawing Distribution
Stay Informed with the New Message Center
More Accessible IFC BIM Data
Enhanced Resource Manager
New Zoom Option for Video and Blended Screens
Enhanced Seating Section Command
Braceworks
Enhanced Web View Export
New Rendered Panoramas
Upgraded Renderworks with Maxon CineRender
Improved Vectorworks Cloud Services
Robust Wall Modeling Options
Import Cinema 4D Textures
Camera Match
Renderworks for Everyone
Cloud Services for Everyone
Web View and Virtual Reality
DXF/DWG Import and Export Enhancements
BCF Manager
Revit Import
Project Sharing Enhancements
Slab Drainage Tool
Data Visualization in Viewports
Structural Members
Door and Window Styles
Responsive 2D Navigation
Resource Manager
IFC4
2D Drop Shadows
New Lighting and Audio Libraries
Image Alpha Transparency Control
Pen Opacity
Subdivision Enhancements
Improved Cinema 4D Export
Dimension Tape Tool
Copy Label Position
3D Label Legends
Cable Tools
Improved Number Instruments Command
Improved Audio Visual Tools
Create Seating Section Command
Replace with Stock Symbols
Unified Symbols for Spotlight and Vision
Rope and Stanchion Tool
Simplified Spotlight to Vision Workflow
Horizontal Sections from the Clip Cube
3D PDF Export
Project Sharing
Create Stage Improvements
Hoist Tools
Improved Vectorworks Spotlight Objects
3D Modifiers for Slabs
Roof Components and Styles
Database and Worksheet Improvements
Door and Window Improvements
Linked Section/Detail Markers
Improved Content Installation Manager
Improved DWG Export for Classes
Improved DWG Sheet Layer Export
Improved Vectorworks to DWG Mapping
New Migration Manager
New Vectorworks Installation System
Improved Resource Thumbnail List
Improved Eyedropper and Select Similar tool
Increased Flexibility for Spotlight
Mac OS X Palette Docking
Point Cloud Support
OBJ and STL File Import
Subdivision Surfaces
Vectorworks Fundamentals 2018 2017 2016
LAYER AND CLASS FILTERING
VECTORWORKS GRAPHICS MODULE ON SHEET LAYERS
CREATE REMARKABLE PRESENTATIONS WITH NEW CLIP CUBE OPTIONS
IMAGE EFFECTS
2D COMPONENTS FOR HYBRID OBJECTS
Multiple Drawing Views
Improved Subdivision Modeling
Stay Informed with the New Message Center
Streamlined Worksheets
Improved Graphic Output for Architectural Documents
Robust Wall Modeling Options
Enhanced Resource Manager
New Rendered Panoramas
Upgraded Renderworks with Maxon CineRender
Resource Manager
Responsive 2D Navigation
Door and Window Styles
DXF/DWG Import and Export Enhancements
Cloud Services for Everyone
Renderworks for Everyone
Pen Opacity
2D Drop Shadows
Image Alpha Transparency Control
Improved Cinema 4D Export
Subdivision Enhancements
Import Cinema 4D Textures
OBJ and STL File Import
Mac OS X Palette Docking
Improved Eyedropper and Select Similar tool
Improved Resource Thumbnail List
Improved Content Installation Manager
New Vectorworks Installation System
New Migration Manager
Improved Vectorworks to DWG Mapping
Improved DWG Sheet Layer Export
Subdivision Surfaces


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