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    MiniCad 1 
    Mac

    1985

    3D editor, hidden-surface rendering, 27 geometric primitives, perspective views, bitmap render editing environment

     

     

    MiniCad 2

    Mac

    1986

    2D editor, 15 layers, PICT support, unlimited zoom, multi-page support, text input with Mac fonts, bitmap objects, 8 dash styles, symbol library, dimensions

     

     

    MiniCad 3

    Mac

    1987

    multi-document editing, text rotation, pen and fill patterns, snap and display grid, free object rotation, double-line tool, clip/add/intersect surfaces, fillets, movable origin, layer colors, trim menu command

     

     

    MiniCad 4

    Mac

    1988

    fly-out tools, text editing at any zoom, double-line polygons, double-line joins, new arc creation modes, general speed increase

     

     

    MiniCad+ 1

    Mac

    1988

    array duplication, MiniPascal, integrated spreadsheet, symbol folders, spline tool, integrated 2D/3D editing environment, Worksheet, 256 color support

     

     

    MiniCad+ 2

    Mac

    1989

    DXF translation, EPS export, fully rotatable text, vector hatching, click-click drawing mode, constraint palette, mirror tool, floating tool palettes, combine into surface

     

     

    MiniCad+ 3

    Mac

    1991

    2D smart cursor, records and formats, data palette, database rows in new worksheet palette, query language for MiniPascal and worksheet, new dimensioning tools

     

     

    MiniCad+ 4

    Mac

    1993

    wall object, floor and roof objects, walkthrough tool, flyover tool, 3D smart cursor, tolerance dimensioning, user dash styles, section generation, hybrid object environment, mode bar, message bar

     

     

    MiniCAD 5

    Mac

    1994

    chamfer tool, user definable scales and units, smarter cursor, polyline object, enter group editing mode, unlimited layers and classes

     

     

    MiniCAD 6

    Mac/Windows

    1996

    object info palette, holes in polygons, export EPSF, ClarisCAD translator, working plane palette, 3D reshape tool, 3D locus object, wireframe and solid editing modes, SDK and plug-in environment, workspace editor, PowerPC-native support

     

     

    MiniCAD 7

    Mac/Windows

    1997

    lights, sun position feature, dashed hidden-line rendering, associative hatching, auto-join walls, wall framer, math support in numeric entry boxes, dual unit dimensioning, column object, rotatable grid, export DWG, 3DMF export

     

     

    MiniCAD VectorWorks 8

    Mac/Windows

    1999

    multiple undo/redo, round wall object, wall styles, complete roof object, context-sensitive menus, tools tips and balloon help, reverse translation, QuickDraw 3D rendering support

     

     

    VectorWorks 8.5

    Mac/Windows

    1999

    introduction of VectorWork Architect, door and window schedules, enhanced wall styles, door and window objects, point plug-in objects, OpenGL rendering (Windows only)

     

     

    VectorWorks 9

    Mac/Windows

    2001

    introduction of complete Industry Series and RenderWorks, floating-point database, associative dimensions, parametric constraints, callout object, NURBS curves, extrude along path, connect/combine tool, path plug-in objects, tapered extrude

     

     

    VectorWorks 9.5

    Mac/Windows

    2002

    OS X-native support, 3D Power Pack (non-manifold solids engine, NURBS surface creation, blend edges, shell solid, stitch and trim surfaces, IGES import/export)

     

     

    VectorWorks 10

    Mac/Windows

    2002

    batch file translation, zoom mouse-wheel support, resource browser, gradient fills, image fills, STL export, faster solids engine, space planning tools, connected walls, seating layout object, export DOE-2

     

     

    VectorWorks 10.5

    Mac/Windows

    2003

    raster printing, protrusion tool, revolve with rail, perimeter texture mapping for NURBS

     

     

    VectorWorks 11

    Mac/Windows

    2004

    Viewports, context-sensitive help, SAT file translation, 2D OpenGL acceleration, Sheet layers, roof framer, Artistic RenderWorks rendering, multi-processor support, hardscape object, stipple object

     

     

    VectorWorks 11.5

    Mac/Windows

    2004

    default lighting, improved freehand tool, recently used fonts list, vector sketch ( no support planned for OS X 10.5 )

     

     

    VectorWorks 12

    Mac/Windows

    2005

    Section Viewports, 3DS import, worksheet formatting improvements, DTM object, more flexible tool palettes, Organization dialog, view palette, improved door/window/stair/cabinet objects, .SHP file support, class overrides in viewports

     

     

    VectorWorks 12.5

    Mac/Windows

    2006

    Intel Mac support (Universal Binary), Perspective section viewports, Google Earth export, PDF import, HDRI image support, mesh smoothing

     

     

    VectorWorks 2008
    Mac/Windows

    2007

    Heads-Up Data Display, Rotate-able 2D Views, Intel Mac support (Universal Binary), Design Layer viewports, 2-Way Worksheets, IFC import/export, GSA-compatible Space Objects, Google Earth export, PDF import, AutoCad(r) and SketchUp6 support, HDRI image support, mesh smoothing

     

     

    Vectorworks 2009
    Mac/Windows

    2008

    Integration of Parasolid modeling kernel, Pre-Selection Highlighting, Improved Snapping, Snap Loupe, PDF Snapping Support, Visibility tool, 3D modeling improvements, Parasolid X_T import/export, DXF/DWG 2009 support

     

     

    Vectorworks 2010
    Mac/Windows

    2009

    Making Change Easy. Implementation of easy to use 3D environment, unified views, planar graphics,  interactive dimensioning, automatic drawing coordination, wall sculpting, corner windows,  DXF/DWG 2010 support, SketchUp 7 support, Decal Texturing, Event Planning Suite, and many usability improvements.

     

     

    Vectorworks 2011

    Mac/Windows

    2010

    Vectorworks 2011 Delivers. Improved 3D Environment, Push/Pull Tool, Extract Planar Objects, New Slab tool, 3D Wall Components, Cinema4D Rendering Engine, New Existing Tree Tool, Improved Focus Point Support, Perfect Preview Text Editing, Scalable Symbols

     

     

    Vectorworks 2012

    Mac/Windows

    2011

    “This release reinforces our position as a leader in 3D technology within the AEC marketplace,” says Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Chief Technology Officer of Nemetschek Vectorworks. “I’m proud of the many improvements our development team has achieved with this version, particularly those related to BIM, GIS, and rendering. Macintosh users will also be happy to know that Vectorworks 2012 software is fully compatible with OS X Lion.”

     

     

    Vectorworks 2013

    Mac/Windows

    2012

    Introduction of Surface Array, Speaker Array, Auto Hybrid Object. Massive navigation graphic and hidden line rendering improvements. Fully Compatible with OSX Mountain Lion.

     

     

    Vectorworks 2014

    Mac/Windows

    2013

    More than 130 improvements, including new BIM tools for architects, increased site design capabilities for landscape architects and designers, and enhancements to lighting devices, documentation, and graphic controls for entertainment designers.

     

     

    Vectorworks 2015

    Mac/Windows

    2014

    Now a 64bit application. Introduction of 3D hatching, artistic edges in render styles, Curtain Walls, the Deform tool and a new Level constraint system.

     

     

    Vectorworks 2016

    Mac/Windows

    2015
    Introduced Subdivision modeling. Introduced Marionette graphical scripting. Rendering improvements: Caustics, Ambient Occlusion, Camera Effects. Introduced Project Sharing.
     

     

    Vectorworks 2017

    Mac/Windows

    2016
    Rebuilt the Resource Browser from scratch as Resource Manager. Vectorworks Graphics Module upgrade, allowing Top/Plan views as well as 3D to utilize GPU resources instead of CPU. Revit Import. Introduction of Web View.

    Edited by JimW



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