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.

Share Your Vision

Enhanced Web View Export

New Rendered Panoramas

Upgraded Renderworks with Maxon CineRender

Improved Vectorworks Cloud Services

Enhance Your Modeling Process

Multiple Drawing Views

Direct Section and Elevation Editing

Improved Subdivision Modeling

Simplify Your Workflows

Stay Informed with the New Message Center

Plug-in Styles for More Parametric BIM Objects

Streamlined Worksheets

Improved Graphic Output for Architectural Documents

Improved Revit Import

Streamlined Drawing Distribution

More Accessible IFC BIM Data

Robust Wall Modeling Options

Enhanced Resource Manager

Advance Your Site Design

Enhanced Plant Tags

Easier GeoTIFF Image Import

Direct Site Model Contour Editing

New Foliage Tool

New Import/Export Tree Survey Options

Command the Spotlight

New Zoom Option for Video and Blended Screens

Enhanced Seating Section Command

Braceworks

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


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


Learn More