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August Tech Roundup: The Best of Vectorworks 2020

The end of August signals a new software release around the corner, but this doesn’t mean we say goodbye to Vectorworks 2020. In fact, the power of our current version and its usability are key reasons to still talk about the benefits of its features, so you can make the most of your design time with Vectorworks. Here’s a look back at the best tech tips from Vectorworks 2020.

The Launch

Last September, Vectorworks 2020 arrived with a strong emphasis on data and usability. This focus brought improved design workflows with new features that delivered quality improvements and better BIM capabilities. Top features include:

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Managing Data Your Way

The Data Manager simplifies your BIM workflows by gathering all data in one place to define data mappings and create data sheets from the same dialog. With this feature, you’re able to create your own workflow based on your needs, requirements, and processes.

Bonus tip: This feature combined with the Data Visualization capabilities gives you efficient quality control of building information models with Vectorworks.

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More Performance Improvements and Key Updates

In March, we released Service Pack 3 for Vectorworks 2020 which brought quality and performance enhancements, along with new partner integrations.

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The new real-time rendering connection available through Enscape allows Windows users to quickly produce high-quality, compelling live-linked renderings in their Vectorworks model.

Bonus tip: The Enscape free beta is available to users through October 2020.

Additionally, improved GDTF data workflows allow files to be directly imported into Spotlight and managed directly from the Resource Manager.

GDTFImproved support for GDTF and MVR now enables a fully connected workflow between Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, and consoles that support these open file formats.

The NBS Chorus integration allows you to manage, modify, and verify BIM specifications. Users can open a web palette in Vectorworks, letting them work concurrently with their model and NBS Chorus.

Bonus tip: An active Vectorworks Service Select membership is required for this function.

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Vectorworks 2020 brought an approachable suite of new features to help you visualize data in a whole new way. Data modeling is here to stay, so with each new version, like the upcoming Vectorworks 2021 release, you can expect continued development to ensure you’re able to make impactful decisions.

Want to see what’s in store for Vectorworks 2021? Get a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming enhancements by checking out our Teaser Tuesday blogs. Be sure to join the #Vectorworks2021 conversation with us on social media.