Vectorworks Landmark is the landscape design software of choice for landscape architects, urban planners, landscape designers and design/build landscape contractors world-wide.
Whether you’re transitioning from hand drawing to a CAD solution, or from a general CAD application to a site design solution, Vectorworks Landmark’s intelligent, built-in objects, powerful databases and flexible documentation features will help you transform the built environment like never before.
The CINEMA 4D render engine in Vectorworks provides rendering capabilities that are faster and easier than standalone rendering applications.
With the click of a button, rendered viewports in your documentation will update as your design evolves.
[When we first started] I think that our commitment to design quality and the digital focus gave us a different outlook in comparison to a lot of other firms.
— Adrian McGregor, Managing Director, McGregor Coxall and The Biocity Studio, Sydney, Australia.
Graham Landscape Architecture, based in Annapolis, Maryland USA enjoys working with a wide range of clients, both commercial and residential. Creating a master plan for a large property highlights the value of good design, creative plans and a tool like Vectorworks that just ‘works’.
Users can produce 2D and 3D concepts, analyze the pre- and post-development site conditions, and create construction documents. It’s also possible to share documents with colleagues and integrate with CINEMA 4D to create accurate renders quickly and easily.
Q Can I work with small and large scale projects in Vectorworks Landmark?
A. Using Vectorworks Landmark, you can work on any size project in 2D or 3D; the elegant design tools easily scale up or down to accommodate your work.
Q Can I use Vectorworks Landmark to work in 2D and 3D?
A. Yes. The sophisticated 2D drafting tools and unique 3D presentation capabilities of the Vectorworks Landmark programme make it easy. You can sketch out your concepts, create illustrative master plans and produce precise construction drawings.
Q Can I model my ideas and manipulate them in Vectorworks Landmark?
A. Yes. Whether you’re working in 2D or 3D, Vectorworks Landmark’s unified view mode lets you draft or model within a unified coordinate system.
Intelligent objects display correctly in both views. With our intuitive interface, you can design from any 3D view using modes in modelling tools that automatically infer working planes as you move your cursor.
You’ll enjoy superior quality that allows you to manipulate your model with ease. More accurate object information and better snapping make drawing in 3D easy. The SmartCursor™ helps you by showing hints, such as the angle from the previous segment, as you draw. An advanced suite of solid and NURBS modelling tools allows you to create any freeform shape and easily explore organic geometry. Push, pull, blend, twist, sculpt, deform, or punch holes. Create stunning 3D renderings and even animated flyover and walk-through movies.
Q Can I bring other design elements in to my designs?
A. Yes. The Vectorworks Landmark program goes beyond planting plans. You can design anything, from graphics and ornamentation, to hardware, furniture, decking and urban master plans, without having to learn or use additional applications.
Q Does Vectorworks Landmark work with other imported file types?
A. Yes. Vectorworks Landmark will import and export a wide range of file formats, including DXF, DWG, Shape files, Google Images and PDFs. Vectorworks Landmark can also use the snap points on imported PDFs.
Q What is the relevance of shape files?
A. Councils store all their data in shape files – many of these are in the public domain and can provide valuable information on building footprints, services and even building heights.
Q How many plants are in the NZ Plant database, and can I add data?
A. There are more than 2,200 plants, including all the common New Zealand natives. You can add both data and images. We’ve included nearly 1GB of photographic images already and you can easily add your own.
Q Can I take a picture of a tree or other object and use it in Vectorworks Landmark?
A. Yes. This is called an image prop and is easy to do.
Q Can I get support and training for Vectorworks Landmark in New Zealand?
A. Megabits offers a comprehensive range of training resources. These are available throughout New Zealand and the Pacific Islands to ensure you maximise your investment in Vectorworks.
Help is available when you need it and you don’t pay for training or support you don’t use. Learn more about our support and training resources.
Q How much does Vectorworks Landmark cost?
A. To ensure you have the right tools for your design requirements, Megabits will provide a customised quote for your business. Contact us to book a consultation.