Vectorworks Architect

Vectorworks Architect is 2D and 3D design software for architects, interior designers, structural engineers, residential and commercial designers and design/build contractors.

It allows designers to take a concept from sketch to BIM and enables seamless collaboration with co-workers and colleagues who use other software applications.

The architects at Heren 5 architecten used BIM to seamlessly collaborate with the contractors at Thunnissen on The Italiëlaan, a public park in Haarlem, The Netherlands.

+1 Architects were faced with a unique challenge in following strict standards to design the Tallinn School of Music and Ballet. The firm used Vectorworks.

Learn how Flansburgh Architects leverages the power of Vectorworks to apply large-scale BIM workflows within a highly collaborative work environment to achieve stunning results.

The Vectorworks Architect programme doesn’t limit the user to a prescribed workflow, giving the freedom to design in your own way. Incorporate your existing approach to design to make the best use of the skills you already have in-house.

With Vectorworks Architect you can:

  • Use a quick sketch or a simple diagram when that’s all you need.
  • Put together winning 2D/3D presentations.
  • Turn your project team loose with the outstanding production tools of the Vectorworks software.
  • Incorporate BIM technology when it’s right for the client and project—without turning the firm upside down.

What’s new in Vectorworks Architect 2022

Meet Vectorworks Architect 2022

Sketch, draw, and model in a fully integrated BIM workflow.

Vectorworks Architect 2022 New Zealand Edition is available for download.


Download Vectorworks 2022

UI Improvements

Redshift Render Mode

Per-Face Texture Mapping

Frequently Asked Questions

+ Is Vectorworks Architect BIM Compliant?

Vectorworks Architect is a proven tool for BIM design. You can learn more about its capabilities in this area of design here.

+ Does Vectorworks Architect work easily with other disciplines?

Using Vectorworks Architect, you can easily import and export a wide range of file formats in both 2D and 3D. It will also import PDFs and use the snap points on the PDFs that have been imported.

Vectorworks was rated by the CADexchange in Switzerland as meeting 45 out of 46 points on ease of file exchange, which was the highest score of any software tested.

+ Does Vectorworks Architect include libraries of products to use?

Yes, Vectorworks Architect includes extensive libraries.

+ How easy is it to learn Vectorworks Architect?

Vectorworks is designed to be an intuitive and easy-to-use CAD software solution.

Its simple, customisable interface and ‘what-you-see-is-what-you-get’ display make it easier to learn and use than standard CAD software applications.

Vectorworks’ SmartCursor technology replaces manual drafting tools, so even inexperienced CAD software users can make the switch easily.

“Vectorworks Architect is very simple and intuitive. We have not found another program that approaches its combination of features and ease of use,” says Greg Kiss, Kiss + Cathcart Architects, New York

+ Can I download and save details or objects from suppliers’ sites?

You can also download symbols directly from manufacturer’s sites into your own personal libraries. These can be in both 2D and 3D, and in a wide range of file types.

+ Can I get support and training for Vectorworks Architect in New Zealand?

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.

+ Can I Render in Vectorworks Architect?

All Vectorworks software packages include Renderworks, the best-in-industry rendering feature set built on the award-winning Cinema 4D render engine. Renderworks provides the tools necessary to visualize your work throughout the design process while producing clear and accurate illustrations. Are you presenting your designs in the best possible way? Learn how here.

+ How much does Vectorworks Architect cost?

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.