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My Weekend with Vectorworks 2014 - clean UI, easy to learn, impressive snap loop, replace style commands, sketch mode, implements real-time OpenGL rendering, imports/exports DWG, DXF files, other common formats, Bill Debevc, CADdigest.com, Dec 12, 2013

My Second Look at Vectorworks Nomad, Pt 2 - short tool bar in UI switches modes between viewing, redlining, measuring, offers 4 sharing options, better cloud services than Dropbox, but doesn't do 3D, no caching, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, June 10, 2013

My Second Look at Vectorworks Nomad, Pt 1 - Vectorworks' severs generate PDFs, including rendered drawings, Nomad records redline-style markups made to PDFs, provides better online environment for storing drawings, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, June 7, 2013

Vectorworks Architect 2013 - surface array commands, Parasolid based roofs, impressive clip cube feature, auto hybrid object command, arroway textures, John Helm, Architosh, Mar 14, 2013

Vectorworks Architect 2012 - automatic working plane for easier working in 3D, push pull tool, improved standard notes, useful space planning set of tools, but no iOS device, cloud support, John Helm, Architosh, Dec 16, 2011

Building and Site Design in One Application - Vectorworks 2012 has automatic working planes, ability to dynamically link design layers to named storage elevations, unified shape tool, Susan Smith, AECCafe, Sep 19, 2011

Vectorworks Architect 2011 - 3D modeling tools, IFC support, good built-in documentation, online resources, project setup for BIM is cumbersome, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Mar 31, 2011

Review: Vectorworks Architect 2011 - full BIM program, adds direct modeling, best-in-class 2D/3D integration, great rendering with Maxon, more, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Feb 2, 2011

Product Review: Cameramatch for Vectorworks - allows use of digital camera images to save hours creating 3D models, John Helm, Architosh, Dec 12, 2010

Vectorworks 2011 - review, a significant upgrade from Vectorworks 2010, CAD User, Nov/Dec, 2010

Vectorworks 2011 - Architect & Renderworks, a Review - this release a 'must-have,' John Helm, Jonathan Pickup Blog, Nov 25, 2010

Rendering in Vectorworks 2011 - new features, rendering engine powered by CINEMA 4D by Maxon, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Sep 14, 2010

Making Change Easy - Vectorworks 2010 has easy-to-use 3D modeling environment, integrated dimensional constraint manager, wall sculpting tool, decal texturing feature, David Chadwick, Nov/Dec 2009

Vectorworks 2010 Review - change origin, automatic wall dimensions update, impressive unified view tool, in place reference editing tools, John Helm of Helm & Melacini Architects, archoncad blog, Nov 25, 2009

Tools of the Trade: Vectorworks Landmark - steep learning curve, good site modeling capabilities, ability to calculate storm water flow directions, ability to associate data with plant symbols, K Vincent, the-veg.com, Oct 29, 2009

Review of Vectorworks 2010 - associative dimensions, object constraints, double click to change dimensions, impressive working plane tool, Webnash, Oct 16, 2009

The New Vectorworks 2010 - Some More Details - dimensional constraint management system, ability to add/subtract forms from intelligent walls, planar graphics capability, excellent file interoperability, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, architosh, Sep 1, 2009

Product Review: Vectorworks Landmark 2009 - for site, landscape design, a joy to use, Greg Miller, Architosh, Aug 26, 2009

Review: Nemetschek Vectorworks Spotlight 2009, Pt 1 - pre-selection highlight, tool highlighting, snap loupe, Lightwright 5 realtime bidirectional compatibility, Christian Choi, Live Design, May 13, 2009

Vectorworks 2009 - parasolid 3D modeling kernel, improved Smart Cursor system, snap loupe for zooming, PDF snapping feature, Greg Miller, Macworld, May 13, 2009

Vectorworks 2009/Spotlight 2009 - parasolid 3D modeling kernel incorporated, improved snapping, selecting and importing, option of preserving folder hierarchy, David Elliott, Live Design, Mar 11, 2009

Product Review: Nemetschek Vectorworks Architect 2009 - architectural CAD and BIM solution, key benefits, world-class snapping, Parasolids,  impact of a new modeling engine, productivity improvements and compatibilities features, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, architosh, Feb 18, 2009

Extreme Landscaping: Behnke Nurseries Edition - Vectorworks Landmark's flexibility, collaboration, speed helped in quick designing of landscape, Cadalyst, Nov 17, 2008

Vectorworks Spotlight 2009 - software for lighting and set designers and architects has very powerful features, is fast, has custom lighting specific features but will takes time to get to learn, Richard Cadena, PLSN, Oct 2008

Parasolid Pumps Up Vectorworks '09 - Siemens PLM Parasolid modeling kernel enhances Vectorworks 3D capabilities, making it 12 times faster for Boolean operations, Heather Livingston, Cadalyst, Sep 18, 2008

Technology Product Highlights From AIA 2008 Convention - BIM applications like Green Building Studio, GenerativeComponents, ArchiCAD v12, VectorWorks Architect 2008, and DProfiler were displayed, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, May 22, 2008

VectorWorks Architect 2008 - improved head's up display and design-layer viewports, support for AutoCAD 2007/2008 products, new rotate 2D plan feature, more, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 15, 2008

VectorWorks 2008 - new floating data bar, wide choice of colors, ability to import/export AutoCAD format, easy workgroup management, more, Greg Miller, Macworld, Dec 31, 2007

VectorWorks Designer 2008 With Renderworks - user-friendly application with timesavers like VectorScripts and Adjacency Matrix, more, Robert Pritchett, MacCompanion, Nov 2007

BIM and the Building Information Model - core applications and assisting technologies: Revit series, Bentley integrated series, Digital Project, VectorWorks Architect, ADSymphony, IES VE, Solibri Model Checker, H. Edward Goldberg of AIA, Cadalyst, May 1, 2007 (more Revit reviews, Bentley Architecture reviews, Digital Project reviews, VectorWorks reviews, ArchiCAD reviews, Solibri Model Checker reviews)

Apple PC: VectorWorks, Too - VectorWorks v12.5 runs faster on Quad Xeon 3.0 GHz CPU, has PDF import/export feature, Google Earth KML files support, more, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, September 11, 2006

State of the AEC Industry 2006 - major AEC software companies offering latest BIM software: Nemetschek NA VectorWorks Architect 12, ADT 2007, Revit Building 9, Bentley Architecture, ArchiCAD, Digital Project V1 R2, 1ST Pricing, H. Edward Goldberg of AIA, Cadalyst, May 1, 2006 (more VectorWorks reviews, ADT reviews, Revit reviews, Bentley Architecture reviews, ArchiCAD reviews, Digital Project reviews, 1ST Pricing reviews)

VectorWorks 12 - highly customizable, good file exchange features, ability to pose a human figure, improved design tools, and many features from user wish lists included, earns an A, highly recommended by Steven S. Ross, Cadalyst, May 1, 2006

VectorWorks: First CAD Compatible With Tiger - Mac users of VectorWorks can expect faster speed of object selection, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, April 26, 2005

A Helping Hand - VectorWorks 11.5 is a free upgrade for VectorWorks 11 users, drawings and presentations can be given a hand-drawn sketch effect, Jonathan Reeves, Building Design, April 15, 2005 (may require free registration)

VectorWorks 11.5 - many improvements, great price but lacking collaboration features, Architosh, April 14, 2005

Software Strategy: Building Modeling Options - a comparison of BIM software to help you decide the best tool for your needs: ArchiCAD v9, Architectural Desktop 2005, Bentley Architecture and VectorWorks ARCHITECT, H. Edward Goldberg, Cadalyst, January 1, 2005

Macworld 2005 - a report from the recent gathering on what's new and noteworthy in the Macintosh AEC- and CAD-related industry, including the release of the new low-priced Mac Mini, and updates on form*Z, VectorWorks and SketchUp and Microspot, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes Newsletter, January 12, 2005

VectorWorks 11 - despite some drawbacks, this mechanical design program combines a middle-of-the-road price with expanded and useful capabilities, Joe Greco, Desktop Engineering, November 2004

A Serious Bargain - VectorWorks Architect 11 offers builder-specific modeling and rendering features that rival the best 3D object-oriented programs; its powerful 2D CAD automation will make even loyal AutoCAD users look twice, Joe Stoddard, Builder Online, October 2004

VectorWorks 11 - offers a wealth of productivity and drafting improvements and key new capabilities that align it more closely with AutoCAD, Greg Miller, Macworld, October 2004

Mini-review of VectorWorks Mechanical 11 - an overview of the major features of VectorWorks Mechanical and a look at the important new features in the latest version, Joe Greco, Cadalyst MCAD Tech News #124, July 1, 2004

Energy Tool, CAD Updates, a Mini-PC - reviews of Green Building Studio, Architectural Desktop 2005, Project 4D, ConstructSim, VectorWorks ARCHITECT and VIZ 2005, Deborah Snoonian, Architecture Record, June 2004

VectorWorks 10.5 - the latest version offers more templates and symbols, and its emphasis is on 3D design, with even more ways to manipulate a 3D object, either as a whole, by individual surfaces or edges, or by individual points, Greg Miller, Macworld, March 2004

VectorWorks Update Easier on Laptop Batteries - VectorWorks  10.1.2 promises to utilize the Macintosh processor more efficiently, resulting in extended battery life for laptop users, Dennis Sellers, MacCentral, May 22, 2003

Tools to Draw, Model, Bill, Manage - brief reviews of a variety of AEC products, including archInvoice, io Personal Digital Pen, Revit 5.0, Vision, VectorWorks ARCHITECT 10, Thumbprint and o2c_Interactive!, Deborah Snoonian, Architectural Record, December 2002

5 MCAD Companions for 3D Design - reviews of Argon v5, form*Z 4.0, Rhino, truespace and VectorWorks 10, Joe Greco, DE Online, November 2002

VectorWorks 10 - the latest version offers full Aqua support for Macintosh OS X, a highly customizable workspace, integrated advanced modeling tools and a host of other improvements, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, October 10, 2002

A Visual Guide to VectorWorks Mechanical - Joe Greco, MCAD Vision, Feb 2002

VectorWorks ARCHITECT 9.5 - a must-have upgrade for OS-X and a product that AutoCAD users should give serious consideration, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, architosh, Jan 28, 2002

Leading Mac CAD Program Finds Ways to Improve - Leading Mac CAD program adds parametrics, NURBS. Charles Seiter, Macworld, Sep 2001