Jump to content
Developer Wiki and Function Reference Links Read more... ×
Sign in to follow this  

How to start using the SDK?

Recommended Posts


Recently one of our client asked me is there a way to extend the VectorWorks with add-ins/plugins. As I see it is possible.

One using VectorScript which is good for simple tasks.

But we need to create a quite complex solution (because of the UI) so I've checked the SDK. Unfortunately the provided samples aren't so helpful.

Is there more complex samples available in source code?



Share this post

Link to post

It depends what you mean by complex. The advantage of the SDK is that you can call OS functions, create custom option toolbar, handle other events not available in VS, etc.

I would start with VS and if you need a more custom solution, migrate to the SDK since the same VW functions are available to both, VS and the SDK.

Share this post

Link to post

Believe me VS is not the path for me.

By the way I've started to learn the SDK.

One more question:

Does a Mac really necessary to create a resource (.qtr) for a Windows based plugin?

Or is there a way to create a .qtr file using Windows?


Share this post

Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


7150 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046, USA   |   Contact Us:   410-290-5114


© 2018 Vectorworks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Vectorworks, Inc. is part of the Nemetschek Group.