Vectorworks supplies the Designer suite of software to educational institutions, enabling them to cover all areas of their syllabus or curriculum. Students in full-time study in an approved course are eligible for free usage of Vectorworks for the duration of their course. A Photo ID proof from the institution is required. Register here.
Educational institutions are encouraged to join the Educational User Group which has monthly online meetings and serves as a meeting point to share ideas and techniques.
Students are entitled to free software and our recently introduced Student2Pro programme allows graduates to purchase their own copy of Vectorworks at a significantly reduced rate within twelve months of graduation.
For the latest Getting Started resources, go here, select the version on the left hand side of the page, (2018 is the current version) and choose the material you wish to review.
Vectorworks Designer enables users to draft, model, and present in a single, intuitive interface. The package includes all the architecture software, drafting software, landscape design software, lighting software and interior design software for the design professional that does it all.
Vectorworks Designer includes:
- Vectorworks Architect
- Vectorworks Landmark
- Vectorworks Spotlight
- Vectorworks Mechanical
- Vectorworks Fundamentals
- Vectorworks Renderworks
As a Landscape Designer, the Designer suite provides you with tools to allow full building construction short cuts, for instance when it comes to designing and calculating materials for decks.
Vectorworks Architect is an architecture software package that is fully BIM compliant and has everything you need to get your project to completion.
Incorporating both Vectorworks Architect and Vectorworks Mechanical, the 3D capability and in-built NURBS facility enable users to create complex shapes with ease.
Vectorworks Architect can import and export a wide range of file formats allowing you to work seamlessly with other disciplines. It has a reputation as the best 2D drawing tool available in any CAD software.
Vectorworks Landmark is an industry leading landscape design software, providing tools for landscaping, land planning and horticulture.
Vectorworks Landmark landscaping software is the software of choice at the internationally-acclaimed School of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University and ships with the unique NZ Plant Database.
Vectorworks Spotlight is the industry-leading lighting design software for entertainment design.
This is the software of choice for theatre lighting and design professionals and is used extensively throughout Australasia for Museum and Exhibition Design.
Vectorworks can import and export a wide range of file formats, working seamlessly with other disciplines.
Renderworks adds photo-realistic lighting, textures and rendering to any Vectorworks product.
The integrated rendering application offers an array of high quality presentation techniques. Set lighting, map textures, add HDRI backgrounds and produce stunning high quality renderings all from within one single application.
Produced by Extra Group – the leading European Producer of Cabinet and Joinery Software – Interiorcad is an add-on to Vectorworks and integrates seamlessly. Including tools for cabinets and shelving worktops it is ideal for designing of kitchens, bathrooms and joinery.
Combining the power and speed of Vectorworks with Renderworks rendering produces stunning presentations and the point and shoot application adds productivity gains. Creating libraries is fast and simple and the components can be easily modified.
Cinema 4D is a stand-alone rendering application used to produce high quality still images and animated movies for presentations.
The direct export from Vectorworks Architect to Cinema 4D means any lighting or textures used in Vectorworks are carried through to Cinema 4D.