Vectorworks, Inc. Launches 2022 Version of BIM and CAD Product Line


Latest Version Provides Next Generation Performance, Feature-Rich Improvements Empowering Designers to Design Without Limits Columbia, MD (September 15, 2021)—Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. releases Vectorworks 2022 emphasizing product quality improvements, superior performance and the user experience. This latest release includes Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, Braceworks, ConnectCAD and Vision.

In addition, Vectorworks reveals its comprehensive solution for designers working
within multiple industries has been renamed to accurately reflect its full range of
design and BIM capabilities. Vectorworks Design Suite, formerly Vectorworks
Designer, offers all the up-to-date features of Vectorworks Fundamentals, Architect,
Landmark and Spotlight, providing the entire suite of technology in one interface.
“Vectorworks 2022 is an invitation to embrace the exceptional flexibility and
interoperability that is expected of our purpose-built, design-focused products,” said
Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “When you dive into all the advances in the
product line, you can see how we are constantly investing in developments that deliver
workflow freedom to designers and creators throughout the architecture, landscape,
interiors and entertainment design industries.”

The Vectorworks 2022 product line includes improvements focused on next-gen tech,
3D and BIM workflows, interoperability, landscapes and GIS and entertainment design

Next-Gen Tech

With Vectorworks 2022, the main areas of development in core technologies and
interfaces make Vectorworks products faster and more intuitive, while also providing
the stability and accuracy required for maximum efficiency.
Improvements in this area include running natively on Apple’s silicon processors, full
use of Metal on Mac and Direct X on Windows in the Vectorworks Graphics Module,
Maxon’s Redshift Render Mode and a new Direct Link to Twinmotion. Plus, a redesign
of the attribute and snapping palettes and new per-face texture, mapping support an
intuitive process for creating and visualizing designs.

3D and BIM Workflows

Vectorworks continues to provide design-focused tools for BIM workflows that work
for all designers. Direct editing improvements to the stair tool help simplify the
process of designing complex objects. Updates to the worksheet database and data
manager provides a consistent interface, better visual cues, a new search mode and an
improved formula bar with a new set of functions to help make generating targeted
reports, schedules and material take-offs easy. With a focus on re-engineering and
the modernization of core architectural objects like wall components and data
reporting to support the creation of accurate BIM models, Vectorworks 2022 offers
improvements to your workflow for greater precision, control and accuracy for both
the visual model and the corresponding data.


Vectorworks takes pride in being a design hub and continues to invest in optimizing
the most-used file formats, supporting value-added partner products and ensuring
that project teams and BIM collaboration remain unrivaled. Version 2022 includes
improvements to the DWG file import to support Civil 3D, DWG and GIS
georeferencing. Additionally, IFC import/export capabilities are enhanced for
improved quantity takeoffs and GIS workflows.

Landscape and GIS

As the BIM platform of choice for landscape architecture, Vectorworks Landmark
2022 delivers more options for accurate modeling reflective of real-life design
considerations. Improvements to the site model make it easier to define and report on
soil layers. Updates to the plant tool, hardscape objects, and integrations with Esri
make it easier to produce landscape BIM models that leverage GIS workflows while
meeting the demand to create sustainable sites.


Our commitment to users in the entertainment industry is to invest first and foremost
in re-engineering for better file performance and to provide highly responsive tools.
Version 2022 of Vectorworks Spotlight, Braceworks, ConnectCAD and Vision has
greater consistency between tools and functionality focused on simplifying processes
such as cable and power planning to make your overall workflow efficient. This latest
release also delivers many usability enhancements such as better controls on the
camera tool, a position name field for truss and context menus for shifting data
around. Improved placement and direct editing of objects in Schematic Views makes
day-to-day documentation work in Vectorworks Spotlight faster and more intuitive.
To learn more about the latest release, visit or join the
conversation on social media with #Vectorworks2022.

The English-language editions of Vectorworks, Braceworks, ConnectCAD and Vision
2022 are available today. The release of localized language versions will begin in
October and conclude the first quarter of 2022. For more information about the
availability of Vectorworks 2022 in other markets, contact your local Vectorworks
distributor. Vectorworks Service Select and subscription users will receive upgrades
to Vectorworks 2022 as soon as the product is released in their local markets.
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Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how you can design without limits at or follow @Vectorworks.

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