Vectorworks, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of European software giant the Nemetschek Group. A global leader in design technologies, Vectorworks has been developing computer-aided design (CAD) software for the architecture, engineering, construction, entertainment, and landscape design industries since 1985. The Vectorworks product line is one of the world's best-selling cross-platform CAD applications and has won many industry awards. The Vectorworks family of software includes Vectorworks Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, and Fundamentals.
Since its beginnings in the mid-1980s as Diehl Graphsoft, Inc. and later as Nemetschek Vectorworks, the company has played a formative role in the CAD industry, redefining the marketplace by setting a high standard for its products, and continually testing and refining them to surpass users' expectations. In the process, it has become an internationally respected leader in both CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology. The company created one of the first CAD programs, one of the first 3D modeling software programs, and the first cross-platform CAD application. Vectorworks was also one of the first to introduce BIM capabilities, before BIM became an industry buzzword.
With the spring 2000 acquisition by Nemetschek Group of Munich, Germany, Vectorworks became the Nemetschek Group's first US-based subsidiary, joining the parent company's network of more than 40 branches and subsidiaries throughout Europe. Dr. Biplab Sarkar, the CEO of Vectorworks, has focused the company on establishing global market leadership. That involves development of new products, entrance into new markets, and expansion into service areas once not considered as viable options. In 2017, Vectorworks acquired Design Software Solutions Limited and opened an office in Newbury, England to better serve its customers in the UK and Ireland.
Another outstanding feature of Vectorworks' corporate identity is what Macworld magazine called its "nearly fanatical devotion to responsiveness to customers." The company's hands-on training seminars and self-guided training options provide users with a variety of learning tools for the software. The company has also helped third-party developers create Vectorworks-specific products.
More than 650,000 designers rely on Vectorworks technology. They include world-renowned architects, prestigious landscape architects, award-winning entertainment designers, innovative product designers, and many more.
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 650,000 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.
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Previz Software to Create Unmatched Experiences
Vision 2019 is a pre-visualization software for entertainment design and production professionals. Vision allows you to previz the lights, moving lights, video, and other effects that make up a production, simulated in the context of the event venue. Use Vision to program and cue your show, whether you are selling production ideas to the client, testing lighting cues, or conforming lighting systems for a new venue. You can previz without being located at the venue or having a crew on standby. Experiment with looks and cues, and review options with your clients and artists, before the actual load in.
From Concept to Previz to Final Experience
The seamless integration between Vectorworks Spotlight and Vision allows you to create design documents, automate paperwork, and visualize your design in rendered 3D views. When you’re done, easily send fixture and model information directly to Vision to previsualize, program, and cue your show.
Design > Send to Vision > Cue Your Show > Final Experience
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Vision puts the power to previsualize and cue your show at your fingertips. Available for both Mac and PC operating systems, this intuitive software works with your console and equips you to design creatively and efficiently. You will save time and money by previsualizing what your rig can do without needing to travel to the venue or having your crew stand by.
Customizable and Comprehensive Fixtures
Go beyond the ordinary with flexible Vision tools that allow you to customize colors, gobos, lenses, shutters, or any other fixture parameter. Tap into comprehensive fixture libraries that equip you to work more effectively than ever.