VectorWorks Architect Erfahrungen

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All-in-One-Software für BIM, 2D-Zeichnen und 3D-CAD für Mac und Windows. Effizienteres Zeichnen, einfachere Modellierung, schnelleres Rendering und bessere Dokumentation.

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Vorteile:

We are a Mac based office and VW is very compatible. The VectorWorks Service Select subscription is great due to all the "how to" videos and consistent updates to their 3D library, etc.

Nachteile:

It is a bit complex to setup design layers, and also troublesome to sort the classes.

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4,0
Kundenservice
4,1
Funktionen
4,4
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
3,9

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7,7/10

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Adam
Associate Director in UK
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Architektur & Planung, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Simple, effective CAD package that looks great

5,0 vor 4 Jahren

Kommentare: This effective and intuitive CAD platform enables me to produce architectural drawings for clients with ease. I can produce incredibly detailed construction drawings that are both readable and informative and enable contractors, clients and any other 3rd party to understand exactly what is being proposed or changed.

Vorteile:

2D tools are simple and intuitive - I have taught complete novices very quickly how to use the tools and produce great looking Architectural drawings. Can be set up so it is as easy as drawing on a drawing board (I.e. you draw to scale on a piece of paper (no silly model space/paper space like AutoCAD)). Colours, hatched, patterns and opacity all allow you to produce beautiful architectural drawings that are easy to understand and interpret. With tailoring shortcuts it is also very quick to use - I can produce drawings twice as fast as other employees on AutoCAD. Has options for 3D and BIM modelling (although I have only used it minimally as I prefer the freedom of drawing with simple lines). System for backing up data and saves is great and has saved my skin often when I could of lost days worth of work.

Nachteile:

Has had issues with iOS updates in the past and time has been wasted waiting for patches. Very occasionally crashes for bizarre reasons.

Simon
President in USA
Architektur & Planung, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

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Great software, but....

4,0 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: We started using Vectorworks many years ago because it was truly superior to Autocad at producing legible drawings. But Autocad has caught up. And we prefer modeling in Rhino, even though it is a more cumbersome work flow. Meanwhile. for BIM, it makes more sense to use Revit simply because everyone else is using it. IF we were starting our office today, we would not be selecting Vectorworks, much as I like it as a drafting program. And the expensive annual upgrades are frustrating, given how little benefits are.

Vorteile:

Vectorworks is a great drafting program. it allows you to do anything you want, with great control over how the drawings look, and many ways to organize a complete drawing set.

Nachteile:

The software is expensive, and the annual updates add very little. Autocad as pretty much caught up in terms of object-based controls. and ability to make beautiful, robust, legible, intelligent 2D drawings. While the 3D is very intuitive, Rhino is more robust. And for BIM, it is hard to justify not using the industry standard software. So where is the edge for Vectorworks?

LarissA
Designer in Dominikanische Republik
Architektur & Planung, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

It does absolutely everything

3,0 vor 3 Jahren

Kommentare: I do not like it.. I find it a waste of time

Vorteile:

If you want to do something there are probably at least 3 ways to do it in this software.

Nachteile:

There are too many ways to customize and do things.. this makes everyday simple tasks very time consuming. It has too many glitches with Mac OS.. We havent been able to use the file sharing option without wasting hours and hours on redoing work due to crashing or random glitches that wont allow the files to save and sync.

Rob
Principal in USA
Architektur & Planung, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

In Betracht gezogene Alternativen:

Outstanding Software

5,0 vor 3 Jahren

Kommentare: We have been using the software over 20 years without hardly any issues! We can still open files from 1994!!!!!! We look at other softwares to make sure we are keeping up. When we factor in money, easy answer.....VectorWorks! We are a full BIM FIRM and VECTORWORKS does everything we need.

Vorteile:

BIM capabilities, ease of learning, ease of use, ease of rendering, Smart tools, exceptional customer service, stability and speed of work.

Nachteile:

Really ...... nothing. If the software doesn’t have something someone else has, they are probably developing it for the next version.

Bill
Designer in USA
Architektur & Planung, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

In Betracht gezogene Alternativen:

VECTORWORKS REVIEW

5,0 vor 3 Jahren

Kommentare: The transition has been a smooth and good experience so far.

Vorteile:

The ease of use, the customer support from the software company, and the ease of training

Nachteile:

The process of creating drawing sets and create all the viewports can be tedious.

Sarah
Sarah
Director, Design & Development in USA
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Bau, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

In Betracht gezogene Alternativen:

Vectorworks review

4,0 vor 3 Jahren

Vorteile:

Wide breadth of features and functionality

Nachteile:

Glitchy quirks that randomly show up and little support from VWX techs.

David Laurence
Founding Owner + Architect in USA
Architektur & Planung, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

In Betracht gezogene Alternativen:

Legacy User Loves Vectorworks 2020

5,0 vor 3 Jahren

Kommentare: As an Architect + Planner + Interior Architect & Designer... Having the ‘Verticle Market’ solutions available like Vectorworks ‘Architect’ & ‘Designer’ is so very valuable!

Vorteile:

Features & Ease of Use + Price!!! And Vectorworks Customer Service & Community is Absolutely Amazing!

Nachteile:

I wish that the initial price was lower :-)

Kristan
Architect Assistant in UK
Architektur & Planung, 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

VectorWorks really work hard

5,0 vor 5 Monaten

Kommentare: Vectorworks will help you deliver excellent 2D drawings and can really work hard as a 3D program too. It has all the thrills of BIM but without the major benefit of being able to collaborate with other consultants, unless they also use Vectorworks.

Vorteile:

Vectorworks produces the most graphically appealing and customisable drawings that I have experienced on any BIM software. This ability to make highly desirable 2D graphics and a simple 3D rendering tool that can quickly realise concepts in 3D makes Vectorworks appealing for small and mid sized Architecture practices. The program also harnesses the power of BIM to make models that are data driven.

Nachteile:

The only downside of Vectorworks is that it won't work well when you need to collaborate with those who don't use it. Although it works well DWG as soon as you want to issue a model to a Revit user you are in trouble. This may be fine for a small Architecture practice that wants to use Vectorworks for 2D drafting and not share the 3D model, however this isn't very future proof.

Verifizierter Rezensent
Head of Technology in UK
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Architektur & Planung, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Vectorworks Review

4,0 vor 7 Monaten

Kommentare: Over time I have become less and less impressed as other software come out and the limitations of this software have become evident. Good for simple stuff, keep away if you will use this for more complex modern BIM requirements.

Vorteile:

Simple to use and learn, presentation style is good and clean. Great for 2D CAD working and simple projects.

Nachteile:

This is not an advanced BIM authoring tool and I would advise people to steer away from it if this is what is required. Long term should revert itself to a 2D tool and then focus efforts on ArchiCAD as their excellent BIM authoring tool.

Imadur Rozan
Imadur Rozan
Student in Indonesien
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Architektur & Planung, 501-1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: 1-5 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

An Architect's Favourite BIM software alternatives!

4,0 vor 3 Jahren

Kommentare: VectorWork is now supported with many 3rd party rendering software like lumion for the live sync rendering by installing the plugin for even better result, so whenever you make a changes, the render will follow up. And when it comes to choosing BIM softwares, especially if you're new to it, the VectorWorks is the good choice to start for learning BIM due to their support and very complete yet detailed tutorials given on their official website. VectorWorks is mile ahead from other BIM softwares when it comes to landscape, 3D modelling and 2D details.

Vorteile:

Just like another software that offers BIM technology and features, this software are extremely helpful tools to working in parallels while doing a bunch of different project of building because the floor plans, elevations and sections are linked together, the results can be viewed as 2D and 3D simultaneously. But, what makes this app different from the rest of other BIM adopted softwares is the Customer support and apps tutorials given for the users that you can find on the VectorWorks official website. there you can learn from the very basic tutorials to the complex one, displayed using interactive video with step by step guide on the descriptions. And the built in rendering tools are awesome as well, the result is more than enough to be used for project presentation.

Nachteile:

Sometimes you have to set some of the construction details, like determining the materials specifications and dimension MANUALLY unless you buy the add on packages or plug in which are inconvenient compared to what other BIM softwares are offering. And you'll need a device with plenty of free storages or memory because this software is taking so much space, it's huge! even better to be used on a device with dedicated processor and graphic card for better performance.

Nicole
Architect in USA
Architektur & Planung, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Vectorworks User Review

5,0 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: After a couple years of transitioning into this software, our team now has templates, object libraries, and graphic standards which can be easily implemented to all projects. The Vectorworks support team has been really helpful along the way with answering our questions and providing training on specific topics when needed. I would recommend this software to other architecture and interior design firms.

Vorteile:

Vectorworks gives our studio the ability to combine design drawings, construction documents, and renderings into one file. We take advantage of the software’s BIM capabilities to generate elevations, schedules, and smart tags. This program is visually appealing and easy to navigate. It is a good choice for a mac-based office.

Nachteile:

Our team has experienced a bit of a learning curve when it comes to modeling curvy objects. Vectorworks has subdivision and parametric modeling capabilities, but these do require some training. While you can import 3D files for items such as furniture from Sketchup or Revit, this can slow down the model.

Heidi
Partner in USA
Architektur & Planung, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Best Software for Architects

5,0 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: The 3d benefits of VW is amazing! We are finding now that some of our consultants are now using the software therefore the sharing of files is extremely easy. BUT the exporting of files to AutoCad are great too.

Vorteile:

This software is very intuitive. It works well with presentation software especially TwinMotion. We are a Mac based office and VW is very compatible. The VectorWorks Service Select subscription is great due to all the "how to" videos and consistent updates to their 3D library, etc.

Nachteile:

The only con is that this software is so robust that we fear that we are not aware of all that it can do. A couple years ago we tried the VectorWorks cloud service so that a team can work on the same project at once and found it cumbersome. We have not tried it lately therefore this feature may have improved.

Sam
Architect Designer in USA
Architektur & Planung, 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

One of the good BIM software for achitect

4,0 vor 2 Jahren

Kommentare: Once you get used to how to setup design layers and sort the classes, this software is a very smooth and competitive BIM software for architects.

Vorteile:

This software is easy to use with different setup design layers, easy to setup the sheet, just simply import the design layers as viewport, easy to setup the drawing scale, and compatible with other software like auto CAD, auto Revit etc. Also easy to setup 3D model use design layers, and easy to do the rendering. the elevations and sections can be directly export from the 3D model, very easy to setup.

Nachteile:

It is a bit complex to setup design layers, and also troublesome to sort the classes.

Vincent
Owner/Architect in USA
Architektur & Planung, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

14 years using Vectorworks. Never used a CAD/Bim system before this.

5,0 vor 5 Jahren

Kommentare: Can do it all for small to medium sized studios....really a delightful program to use!

Vorteile:

This does everything....2-d drawings and 3-d modeling, landscape, lighting and site design, interiors, great renderings plus all of my office graphics. The graphic capabilities are awesome from sketch to OpenGL, hidden line and fully rendered

Nachteile:

Not enough local users to share this program. This is a must have program for small to medium sized Mac-based firms...affordable and capable of handling just about anything you can throw at it!

Verifizierter Rezensent
National Account Manager in USA
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
, 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Herkunft der Bewertung

One of the best additions to our workflow because it has increased our efficiency dramatically.

5,0 vor 4 Jahren

Vorteile:

Building high quality visual models across different platforms always meant having to sacrifice somewhere along the design process. But with Vectorworks Architect, we didn't have to sacrifice anything. We're able to create data-rich designs anywhere, using multiple different operating systems with ease.

Nachteile:

At times, syncing between the two main operating systems used in our office seemed slow. Thankfully, the helpful support helped us come to the conclusion that the delays in data transfer were because of our network connection, and not the application itself. Vectorworks Architect itself never seemed to fail us.

Tyler
Tyler
Pm in USA
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Vectorworks is out go to for any project

5,0 vor 4 Jahren

Vorteile:

I love how detailed this product is. It has every item we use on any project and we are able to print these cad files off in big blueprints to take onsite. The ability to accurately see items in the space is game changing for clients

Nachteile:

The early updates prove to be less than useful. I'd rather have a program for two years that works than spend six months beta testing the software

Verifizierter Rezensent
Designer in Kanada
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Architektur & Planung, 201-500 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Drawings that will impress your colleagues.

5,0 vor 4 Jahren

Vorteile:

Vectorworks is great for sticklers and perfectionists. You have a great degree of control. The preview of the drawing you are working on in the program is exactly what gets printed so you can fine tune without exporting to PDF multiple times.

Nachteile:

Because of the limited use of this program in some markets, collaborating with others can be difficult.

Jamie
Coordinator of Production Services and Facilities in USA
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Quick, powerful and concise communication tool

5,0 vor 5 Jahren

Vorteile:

Vectorworks can do a lot without getting in the way. It's easy to customize the tools to allow you to work the way that you want to work. With the powerful visualization features, it's easy to communicate highly-technical concepts to self-described non-technical people. In theatre and event production, this is an indispensable asset. And the best part is that the initial sketch can be transformed into the fully realized design drawings further saving time.

Nachteile:

The only con I can think of is that the price can be cost prohibitive for freelancers just starting out. If you're able to afford to make the investment, it should pay off pretty quickly.

Benjamin
Benjamin
Technical Operations Manager in USA
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Eventservice, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Vectorworks makes CAD designing interesting!

4,0 vor 4 Jahren

Vorteile:

The flexibility of the software, combined with the deep catalogue of available 3D objects makes Vectorworks a powerhouse! It's capable of creating not only awesome top down CAD designs, but beautiful artistic renderings of your creations. Vectorworks lets you get out what you're willing to put in.

Nachteile:

Vectorworks can take a decent amount of time to get intimately familiar with. There's plenty of classes and videos available to help you along your way, but there is certainly a skill cap to this software that requires professional knowledge to get the most out of it. It's not difficult to learn, but the skill cap is high to get the most out of it.

Tyler
Tyler
Project manager in USA
Eventservice, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Vectorworks to the rescue

5,0 vor 4 Jahren

Vorteile:

The amount of detail this software has is game changing. to be able to truly go into 3d and view true dimensions is so great

Nachteile:

The price is steep but it’s one of the best apps you can use. Can be hard to use but with a little training it’s easy to use

Christopher
Principal in USA
Architektur & Planung, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

CAD program with enough depth of features for projects large and small

5,0 vor 3 Jahren

Vorteile:

Easy to setup and create drawings. The tools are intuitive.

Nachteile:

Cost. Would like a low-cost version without 3D BIM for 2D drafting only.

Steve
Lead Account Manager in USA
Design, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Event Planning with Vectorworks

5,0 vor 3 Jahren

Kommentare: We use it rendering and designing spaces for events. It is a must for us and we would not be able to work with out it

Vorteile:

I love the fact that you draw in a 2d plain and it makes the 3D for you for the most part. For event production and planning it has been a must for configuring the space from set pieces to lighting design.

Nachteile:

The cost. It is a bit expensive but considering all that it does and the ease of use it is well worth the money it is just a bit of an investment.

Khai
Director in Kanada
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung

Powerful CAD and 3D software for Mac

4,0 vor 4 Jahren

Vorteile:

A very comprehensive suite of CAD tools for designers and architects. Everything you need to conceptualize and create architectural designs right through to final approval drawings. Powerful 3D tools with decent rendering capabilities. Best CAD solution for Mac. Inexpensive.

Nachteile:

Complicated and feature-rich, requires a level of training and skill to properly utilize it to its potential. Difficult transition from AutoCAD.

Anthony
Architect in UK
Architektur & Planung, 11-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Herkunft der Bewertung
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Some good features but let down by bugs and half finished elements. No go for BIM.

3,0 vor 4 Jahren

Kommentare: Shame as this could be a great software, yet after using it for years it just doesn't seem to be as complete a software as you would expect in 2018. Go for another, such as industry standard Revit.

Vorteile:

2D Drawing is fine, basic 3D work is also fine. Classes and layers system is generally a good way of working. I like the clean appearance of the workspace.

Nachteile:

Half implemented and half finished features. The software advertises itself as being compatible with BIM projects, but the 3D modelling and parametric 'smart' tools are buggy and unfinished, and many tools are way behind other software (i.e. Revit). Support is not great even when paid for.

Verifizierter Rezensent
Chief Operating Officer in Indien
Verifizierter Nutzer auf LinkedIn
Essen & Trinken
Verwendete die Software für: 6-12 Monate
Herkunft der Bewertung

Great Software for Mac book version..!

5,0 vor 4 Jahren

Kommentare: Nice to see this kind of software..!

Vorteile:

Its such an easy to customise our work and very much user friendly software. A Completed package of design work I can say about this software.

Nachteile:

A very good software but not enough users and need to work on cost & delivery of the product to attract more users.