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Vectorworks Architect 2019

Architectural CAD for the smart-sized company. Includes Renderworks.

Engineered to meet the specific needs of smart-sized companies, Vectorworks Architect 2019 has everything you need to streamline the design and production process. From project setup to programming, schematic design development and construction documents - Vectorworks Architect 2019 lets you work faster and smarter with fewer errors. That's why top architects around the world rely on Vectorworks Architect 2019 to create and present their designs. At a fraction of the cost of other [[Computer- aided_design|CAD]] programs, Vectorworks Architect 2019 can take your designs to places you never thought they could go.

New in This Version

Simplify Your Workflows

Efficiency and productivity are critical, and you need the right tools to help you achieve your goals, on time and on budget. Enhancements in Vectorworks 2019 help you seamlessly collaborate with others and streamline the creation of presentation drawings and construction documents, letting you work faster and be more productive than ever before.
Customize Your Drawings With 2D Components For Hybrid Objects
You've made the move to working in 3D. Now, optimize that effort by efficiently creating 2D drawings from your 3D and BIM models. With the new 2D components for hybrid objects capability, we're putting you in complete control of the detail level your symbols and plug-in objects display. Simply right-click to edit the detail and display of any 2D/3D hybrid object so it draws exactly as you want in plan, elevation, and section views.
Benefit From Bim-Ready Building Libraries
We've added BIM data sets to all architectural symbols to make it easier to exchange BIM data with others. Now, all building objects that ship with Vectorworks are compliant with the latest versions of IFC (IFC2x3, IFC4) and COBie (v2.4), resulting in a reliable and efficient export of your building model for both IFC and COBie standards.
Save Time With Data Tags
Some aspects of your workflow thrive when flexibility works in predictable ways. The new Data Tag tool in Vectorworks 2019 gives you a consistent and robust method for tagging and displaying data about the intelligent objects and symbols in your model and viewports. Tag objects individually, or automatically tag multiple objects, all while having complete control over the graphic appearance of data tags. This will save you time and simplify the process of managing displayed data in your documents.
Benefit From Advances In Marionette
More and more, designers are recognizing the benefits of algorithmic design to automate tasks and save them time. We've included a number of usability improvements and new nodes to make Marionette easier and more powerful.
Simplify The Data Handover With Cobie Worksheets
The assets data handover from BIM to operations just got easier. Unlike other BIM software that produces read-only COBie reports, Vectorworks Architect 2019 has bi-directional control. Edit the BIM model and the COBie worksheet automatically updates, or update data in the COBie worksheet and drive changes in the model.
Better Openbim With Custom Ifc Export
In a BIM project, controlling and filtering which objects and IFC data are exported is key to successful collaboration. Revolutionary changes in Vectorworks IFC data mapping give the BIM manager more control over IFC export. Custom export options and the ability to specify data for sub-objects provide you confidence in the exchange of BIM models with other project stakeholders.
Easily Create Concept Layouts With Image Effects
Now you can accomplish mainstream image editing right inside of Vectorworks. You don't need to export your designs to other editing applications such as Photoshop or Illustrator. The new viewport image effects work with viewports and imported images, which lets you prepare your presentation boards in the same software you used to create your designs.
Increase Efficiency With Improved Pdf Workflows
Building on our integration with Bluebeam Studio Prime, we made it easier to work with imported PDF files. New options allow you to toggle off and on annotations, improve snapping, control background fills, and quickly resize and align multiple PDFs at the same time.
Improve Collaboration With Revit
Thanks to the latest updates to the industry standard Teigha BIM library from the Open Design Alliance, Vectorworks users can now batch import Revit Families making it easier to incorporate manufacturer objects and convert more building objects from a Revit model to native Vectorworks objects. This is a huge improvement for Revit customers migrating to Vectorworks and makes it easier to access manufacturers' BIM product content.
Discover Streamlined Section Drawing Creation
Derive high-quality sections from your model without wasting time making repetitive adjustments. A new default display for section attributes provides universally acceptable defaults, and a new context-sensitive right-click menu allows you to generate sections directly from section elevation markers or orphaned section lines. Create better drawings by generating a profile line that emphasizes the cut of your sections. Plus, you can now override object visibility beyond or before the cut plane using the correct line weights and styles. The object visibility control is the same for horizontal and vertical sections.

Enhance Your Modeling Process

Vectorworks 2019 gives you more opportunities than ever before to optimize 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.
Create Remarkable Presentations With New Clip Cube Options
You asked for it, and now you can use the clip cube on sheet layer viewports. And, unlike other applications that have limitations on the visualization of clip cubes, Vectorworks enables you to use clip cubes in any rendered view or style, giving you the efficiency and capability you need to create remarkable sections, elevations, and presentation drawings.
Save Time Specifying With New Object Catalogs
We've expanded our support of catalog styles to additional architectural elements, including all cabinet objects. You can quickly define and specify the cabinetry in your designs using manufacturer catalog data. Controlling objects by catalog styles lets you quickly modify the architectural object data while saving you time with your materials specifications. Additionally, Vectorworks now supports this style capability for third-party plugins.
Quickly Capture Site Data With Point Cloud Enhancements
Reality capture has quickly transformed from a high-cost, advanced technology for experts into an affordable and accessible process that can have a major impact on your design workflow. Our latest release makes working with point clouds faster and easier. We added import of PLY point cloud files, new controls to manage the density and automatically clean up point cloud data, and the ability to define a marquee region to refine the data set. A new Merge Point Clouds command creates a single model from individual scans, and a new custom color option allows you to define height limits of various regions, so you can better visualize your data set.
Speed Up Your Modeling Process With Subdivision Iterations
We've continued to refine the ease of use of our subdivision feature, built on Pixar's OpenSubdiv library. A new setting in the Edit Subdivision tool gives you the ability to quickly see how subdivisions will look with one to five subdivision iterations being performed, making it possible to go from generic form to your desired result much faster.
Increase Accuracy With Non-Horizontal Ceilings And Floors In Space Objects
Having a 3D model of building spaces is incredibly advantageous for understanding your design at all stages. With these latest improvements to our space objects, you can easily fit your spaces to geometry above or below your space, such as walls, ceilings, roofs, and slabs, resulting in more accura
Improve Space Planning With Space Styles
Vectorworks understands the importance of space planning and has long offered a powerful suite of space planning tools to simplify your design process. In this latest release, the Vectorworks space objects now support the use of styles so you can more efficiently create and manage your spaces for typical information such as usage type, color, and class, enabling you to quickly and consistently handle a large number of spaces.

Enjoy Exceptional Quality

We pride ourselves on listening to customers like you. We know you love the innovative technology we've delivered in the past, and we strive to provide the top-notch quality you expect across all Vectorworks products. With Vectorworks 2019, we've listened to your feedback, and we've doubled down on many under-the-hood improvements that you're sure to notice when you experience version 2019 for the first time.
Multiple-Core Support For The Vectorworks Graphics Module
The Vectorworks Graphics Module has been enhanced to use intelligent ondemand object tessellation for loading only geometric objects that need to be shown. This enhancement significantly speeds file and view loading in Vectorworks files of all sizes.
Improve Collaboration With Better Dwg Imports And Exports
When you collaborate with others, you expect the information you share is accurate and easy to manage. With enhancements to the layer and class mapping for DWG imports, you'll enjoy a quick import process that doesn't require manual effort to rename and organize the DWG file information. A new purge option lets you delete empty layers and unused objects for a cleaner import. And, new options give you more control when exporting images, fills, and tiles resulting in higher-quality DWG exports from Vectorworks.

Features and benefits

New Dimensional Constraint Manager
Make life easier with very reliable parametric constraints. You can interactively make edits to your model or your views and have the changes automatically reflected.
Interactive Dimension Editing
You can directly edit geometry using a dimension's length on the documents drawing area.
Improved Drawing Coordination
Users will enjoy automatic management of reference information, linking sheet numbers, drawing numbers on drawing borders, and reference markers.
New Unified 2D/3D Environment
Vectorworks has a new "unified view" that makes it an ideal 3D modeling environment. Whether you're working in 2D or 3D it allows you to accurately draft or model on the correct working plane.
New Planar Graphics
2D objects can occupy the "screen plane" as they do now or use the "planar space" in the unified coordinate system.
Improved 3D Snapping
With the 3D cursor, you can reliably acquire your snaps so it's easy to select, modify, and align your objects in 3D.
New Stair Object
A new comprehensive stair tool has been added to Vectorworks Architect 2019 that provides you with more flexible configuration options, and improved performance and reliability.
Wall Sculpting
Our new wall sculpting capabilities allow you to create custom shapes and components in walls while maintaining the wall intelligence and behaviors.
New Select Similar Tool
The new "select similar" tool enables you to do in one click what you previously did in many. You can select all similar objects, based on any combination of 27 criteria, regardless of layer or class, define saved settings, and save, load, or delete your selection settings.
Improved Wall Networks
The Dimensional Constraint Manager (DCM) from Siemens PLM is a significant improvement in this version, especially in 2D. This means more robust and reliable wall networks and connections that work exactly the way you want.
Improved Texture Mapping Controls
You'll enjoy this easy-to-use 2D and 3D texture-mapping interface. We've merged intuitive mapping controls into a single dialog interface.
New Decal Texturing
Since you can now apply multiple textures onto a single object, it's simple to visualize signage, labeling, and custom decal or material renderings.
HDRI Content
New HDRI Backgrounds including exterior, interior, and studio backgrounds.
New Blur Reflectivity Shaders
You can now add a blur factor to reflectivity shaders such as simple glass, accurate glass, mirror, and metal. With these shaders, renderings of reflected shadows will be so realistic, you might have to pinch them.
  • Revolutionary Drawing Organization Features
  • Streamlined Interface
  • Integrating Information and Design
  • Over 60 FREE Libraries
  • Space Planning
  • Workgroup Referencing
  • Wall Types
  • Framing Module
  • Grid Bubble Tool
  • Create Seating Layout Command
  • Notes Management
  • Redline Suite
  • Issue Manager
  • HVAC, Electrical & Plumbing Suites
  • Energy Analysis and Solar Animation
  • Site Design
  • Integrated Design Environment
  • Sophisticated 2D Drafting
  • Powerful 3D Modeling
  • NURBS Modeler
  • Polygonal Solid Modeler
  • 3D Reshape Capabilities
  • Loft Surface Tools
  • Shell Solid Tool
  • Surface Filleting
  • IGES Import/Export
  • STL Export
  • Easy Integrated Database and Spreadsheet Functions
  • Intelligent Object Technology
  • Completely Customizable
  • Word Processing Features for Easy Text Editing in Drawings
  • Quick Learning Curve
  • Workgroup Referencing
  • High-end Presentation
  • Adobe PDF import and export support, including batch export
  • Support for Google Earth's KML files (export)
  • Fully support SpaceNavigator SE and SpaceNavigator 3DX for Notebooks

Support & Maintenance

Vectorworks Architect 2019 includes 12 months FREE technical support directly from Vectorworks. Vectorworks Technical Support is available to all registered users by fax, by e-mail and by phone from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm EST.
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