Vectorworks, Inc. has released its third Service Pack (SP3) for the Vectorworks 2020 product line.
This Service Pack includes:
- A large number of performance improvements
Partner integrations with Enscape and NBS Chorus
- NBS Chorus is a benefit of Vectorworks Service Select membership
- Improved performance and quality fixes in Vectorworks Spotlight
- BCF improvements that offer greater BIM collaboration
- With an active membership in Vectorworks Service Select, you now have the ability to stylize images with machine learning in the Vectorworks Cloud Services portal
Many of the improvements are focused on the following areas:
Vectorworks Designer: This Service Pack includes partner integrations with Enscape and NBS Chorus, as well as improved performance and quality fixes in Vectorworks Spotlight, and BCF improvements that offer greater BIM collaboration.
Vectorworks Spotlight: This Service Pack includes quality fixes from the reengineering of lighting devices and their Schematic Views, improving file open time and performance. Further, enhanced GDTF support streamlines the MVR workflow. For additional information about workflow and performance improvements in Vectorworks Spotlight 2020 SP3 click HERE.
Vectorworks Landmark: This Service Pack includes fixes to the Site Model and Hardscapes. When you place plant objects in your design, it will now show plant tags automatically.
Vectorworks Architect: This Service Pack includes partner integrations with Enscape and NBS Chorus, as well as BCF improvements that offer greater BIM collaboration.
Vectorworks Fundamentals: This Service Pack includes a new pattern importer from the Mosa Pattern Generator online tool, performance updates, and speed improvements for opening files.
Vectorworks Cloud Services: With an active membership in Vectorworks Service Select, you now have the ability to stylize images with machine learning in the Vectorworks Cloud Services portal.
NEW Partner Integrations:
Real-time Rendering Connection with Enscape for Vectorworks Free Beta:
In keeping with Vectorworks’ dedication to integrating new technology that brings direct benefit to customers, we have teamed up with Enscape, providers of real-time rendering and Virtual Reality (VR) solutions. Enscape goes beyond other real-time rendering applications by developing plugins that work directly inside Vectorworks, so users can accurately gauge the impact of their design decisions as they are being made. Enscape is providing a free beta plugin to all Windows users in the Vectorworks 2020 Service Pack 3.
The plugin provides a suite of Enscape rendering tools inside Vectorworks which can control the visualization in Enscape. As geometry, lighting, textures, or views are changed or added in Vectorworks, users will see these changes in real-time in Enscape. For easy virtual reality, the Enable/Disable VR Headset tool connects Vectorworks models directly to a VR headset like Oculus Rift S or HTC Vive with little to no setup.
NBS Chorus Building specifications integration:
The NBS Chorus integration enables users to access and dynamically link their models to the NBS online specification database, keeping the model as the central source of project information. Users will be able to open a web palette in Vectorworks, letting them work concurrently with their model and NBS Chorus. Any data modified in NBS Chorus via the web palette will update in the data record of the model, ensuring accurate and up-to-date specification information is accessible at all times from the model. The NBS Chorus integration is another step in creating a holistic BIM environment within Vectorworks.
Additional fixes and improvements included in SP 3.1
- Esri login dialog box not functional
- Stairs and plants not showing in NBS Chorus
- Additional stability improvements
This Service Pack is available as a downloadable updater for all U.S. English-based versions of Vectorworks 2020. To install the Service Pack, please select "Check for Updates" from the Vectorworks menu (Mac) or Help menu (Windows). For a full list of improvements in the 2020 SP3 update, please visit this page.
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To learn more about this announcement, read our press release here.