Vectorworks releases new 2024 product line

Vectorworks announced their new product lineup for 2024, featuring comprehensive solutions and quality improvements that automate processes and empower designers to unleash their limitless creativity. The 2024 release includes Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Design Suite, Fundamentals, ConnectCAD, Braceworks and Vision with the English-language editions of these versions available today.

“Our goal is to empower designers with tools and resources that boost their creativity,” said Vectorworks Chief Technology Officer Steve Johnson. “With Vectorworks 2024, we have taken this mission to new heights through groundbreaking new features, user experience enhancements and a strong focus on quality and performance. These advances will significantly accelerate our users’ design experiences, from the initial spark of an idea to the ultimate realization of a project.”

The Vectorworks 2024 product line brings a range of exciting and innovative technology updates designed to streamline workflows, minimize labor, boost efficiency, increase precision and elevate organizational capabilities.

For All Designers

Featuring substantial advancements in its core technology, Vectorworks 2024 saves designers significantly more time. From a modernized user interface to the introduction of Viewport Styles and continued dedication to providing a data difference, designers will have access to new functionalities that enable efficient exploration of design concepts with this latest version, enabling a more rapid design development and documentation process.

The reorganized View and Mode bars offer users a wide range of tools for easy access and organization. The new option to save custom viewport settings as styles allows for easy transfer between viewports, reducing errors and increasing efficiency. Referencing Excel files’ data enhances connectivity and collaborative data capabilities. Plus, improvements to Shaded rendering enable designers to achieve higher levels of realism and confidently assess their designs with improved shadow casting and camera settings.

Vectorworks 2024 enables customers to experience more freedom when transforming models with the new 3D Dragger. With re-engineered section viewport rendering, they’ll also be able to navigate rendered sections or clipped models quicker than ever before. Optimization of DWG import/export capabilities eliminates the tedious task of file cleanup, and a simplified file structure that includes graphic overrides of layer and class settings offers faster workflows.

For Landscape Architects and Designers

Vectorworks is dedicated to equipping landscape architects and designers with user-friendly tools that seamlessly incorporate BIM into their workflows. Improved visual and organizational capabilities, plus a new automated Fence tool, help users take their creativity further in Vectorworks 2024.

The automated Fence tool saves significant time while designing in 2D or 3D and reduces the chance of errors in material specifications. The new Landmark Color Palette provides an efficient nature-focused color selection experience. Users can easily access the specific colors they need to communicate design intentions. Legends for Site Model Analysis also offer the ability to communicate design decisions promptly and effectively. Users will have better control over the graphical output of site model snapshots with the ability to include a legend to help clients better understand annotations, and a highly customizable color scale ensures users can include critical information about slope ranges and elevation values.