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Vectorworks 2024 Update 3 Blooming with Possibilities for Designers

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Vectorworks 2024 Update 3 Blooming with Possibilities for Designers

Latest Update Elevates the Overall Quality of Vectorworks 2024, Introduces New PlantMaster Integration.

Columbia, MD (January 10, 2024) — Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. announces the third update to its Vectorworks 2024product line, which is now available. In addition to performance improvements that elevate the overall quality of the software, the update also debuts a new integration with the online plant database and Vectorworks Partner Networkmember PlantMaster.

For All Designers

This latest update aims to continue to provide designers with a superior workflow. It brings in several critical improvements that empower customers to achieve faster and more efficient processes, making their work more accessible and productive. Support for dimension-type data fields in the Titleblock border gives customers greater flexibility in reporting project information in the Titleblock. Plus, adding Import/Export support for Revit 2024 files improves the file exchange process with collaborators using the most current version of Revit.

For Landscape Architects and Designers

With the release of Vectorworks 2024 Update 3, Landmarkcustomers can look forward to including even more detail, data and imagery in their designs, documents and presentations. The new PlantMaster plugin grants users with an active PlantMaster subscription the ability to utilize their vast library to populate planting schedules effortlessly, create plant reports and craft visually stunning presentations. The plugin can be easily installed by accessing the “Install Partner Products” palette inside Vectorworks.

Additionally, the optimized DWG export for Landscape Area objects facilitates the exchange of DWG files while ensuring high accuracy and precision of information.

For Architects

To cater to the distinct needs of architects, Update 3 includes better support of corner windows for wall closures for more accurate BIM models. The Callout Tool has also been enhanced to work with rotated plans. It allows customers to intuitively and accurately annotate their plan drawings, making them more comprehensive and understandable for clients and collaborators.

For Lighting and Live Event Designers

Update 3 further enhances entertainment professionals' workflows, creating a more seamless customer experience. Significant developments to the My Virtual Rig (MVR) import and export function deliver better support for Project Sharing, Gobo images, Seating Sections, and other data such as shutter information, color name and fixture position, so customers can easily exchange higher-quality files. The General Device Type Format(GDTF) import function has also undergone advancements, allowing easier access to fixtures and their data.

With the new update, Braceworks® customers can expect improvements in generating their reports. Braceworks reports are now even more consistent and readable with a higher visual quality. Furthermore, entertainment professionals will find a performance boost when working with truss objects. Inserting truss objects in files with multiple light objects and other complex geometry is faster and provides a much smoother modeling experience.

This update is available to download for all currently released English-based versions of Vectorworks 2024. To install the update, select “Check for Updates” from the Vectorworks menu (Mac) or the Help menu (Windows).

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About Vectorworks, Inc.

Vectorworks, Inc. is an award-winning design and BIM software provider serving the architecture, landscape architecture and entertainment industries in 85 countries. Built with designers in mind since 1985, Vectorworks software offers you the freedom to follow your imagination wherever it leads you. Globally more than 685,000 users are creating, connecting, and influencing the next generation of design with Vectorworks on Mac and Windows. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with offices in the UK, Canada, and Australia, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how you can design without limits at or follow @Vectorworks.



About the Nemetschek Group

The Nemetschek Group is a globally leading software provider for digital transformation in the AEC/O and media industries. Its intelligent software solutions cover the entire lifecycle of building and infrastructure projects and enable creatives to optimize their workflows. Customers can design, build, and manage buildings and infrastructures more efficiently and sustainably and develop digital content such as visualizations, films and computer games more creatively. The software provider is driving innovations such as digital twins as well as open standards (OPEN BIM), and sustainability in the AEC/O industry, constantly expanding its portfolio by also investing in deep-tech startups. Currently more than seven million users worldwide are shaping the world with the customer-focused solutions of our four divisions. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs around 3,600 experts globally.

Publicly listed since 1999 and quoted on the MDAX and TecDAX, the company generated revenues amounting to EUR 801.8 million and an EBITDA of EUR 257.0 million in 2022.


Jeremy Powell

Jeremy Powell

VP Marketing Vectorworks +1 443.542.0652