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This thread will be regularly updated to include the reviews and coverage from various news outlets, blogs and magazines as well as the various materials created for the release internally when they are made public.

The point of this initial post is to keep the majority of information visible (it was somewhat buried within the original thread) and more easily accessible to those catching up with everything available.

Vectorworks 2015 will be released on September 16th.

Official Vectorworks 2015 launch page and video:

http://www.vectorworks2015.net/

Vectorworks 2015 Free 30-day Trial:

http://www.vectorworks.net/trial

Official Q&A thread:

https://techboard.vectorworks.net/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=201678#Post201678

Media coverage:

Architosh:

http://architosh.com/2014/09/nemetschek-vectorworks-inc-announces-upcoming-vectorworks-2015-product-line/

Kevin Lee Allen - Entertainment Design:

http://klad.com/blog/?p=4535

AEC Magazine:

http://aecmag.com/technology-mainmenu-35/657-news-vectorworks-2015-launched-featuring-64bit-support

Landscape Management:

http://landscapemanagement.net/2014/09/11/64-bit-vectorworks-2015-to-roll-out-sept-16/?utm_content=buffer5f872&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

CADdigest and upFront.ezine (same author)

http://www.caddigest.com/exclusive/vectorworks/091614_whats_new_on_cad_side_of_vectorworks_2015.htm

http://www.upfrontezine.com/2014/upf-831.htm

Graphic Speak

http://gfxspeak.com/2014/09/17/growing-vectorworks-releases/

Total Landscape Care

http://www.totallandscapecare.com/nemetschek-vectorworks-unveils-2015-software/

VendorHub

http://www.aecbytes.com/vendorhub/index.html

TenLinks

http://www.tenlinks.com/news/nemetschek-releases-vectorworks-2015/

Knoe.com News

http://www.knoe.com/story/26545653/nemetschek-vectorworks-releases-vectorworks-2015-software

Software Industry Today

http://software.einnews.com/article__detail/224196459?lcode=NAGZGd7aiKvuBMu37zQi_w%3D%3D

Total Landscape Care

http://www.totallandscapecare.com/nemetschek-vectorworks-unveils-2015-software/

Lighting and Sound Int Online (also on Zicos)

http://www.lsionline.co.uk/news/story/Vectorworks-2015-software-released/2JZ4GQ

http://en.zicos.com/proaudio/i29941357-Vectorworks-2015-software-released.html

Lighting and Sound America

http://www.lightingandsoundamerica.com/news/story.asp?ID=1Q3QZ7

Macitynet.it

http://www.macitynet.it/annunciato-vectorworks-versione-2015/

KTXDTV

http://www.ktxdtv.com/story/26545653/nemetschek-vectorworks-releases-vectorworks-2015-software

KALB

http://www.kalb.com/story/26545653/nemetschek-vectorworks-releases-vectorworks-2015-software

4-Traders.com

http://www.4-traders.com/NEMETSCHEK-AG-436349/news/Nemetschek--Vectorworks-Releases-Vectorworks-2015-Software-Vectorworks-19056987/

ARTS

http://artsproductionservices.com/blog/2014/09/19/nemetschek-vectorworks-announces-vectorworks-2015-software/

PLSN

http://www.plsn.com/product-news/14354-nemetschek-vectorworks-announces-vectorworks-2015-software.html

Lawn & Landscape

http://www.lawnandlandscape.com/Article.aspx?article_id=170741&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Vectorworks 2015 includes 146 new features. Feel free to ask any questions you like, I will answer to the best of my ability.

New Feature Videos - These videos cover the major changes:

Edited by JimW

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Have the lines in OpenGL been changed to a finer thickness yet, the ones we have now are almost unusable in presentations.....in the preview video they seem to have been improved?

v2014:

ubbthreads.php?ubb=download&Number=11068&filename=Sk?rmavbild%202014-09-12%20kl.%2013.55.37.png

Preview video v2015:

ubbthreads.php?ubb=download&Number=11069&filename=Sk?rmavbild%202014-09-12%20kl.%2013.54.31.png

Edited by Vincent C

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Have the lines in OpenGL been changed to a finer thickness yet, the ones we have now are almost unusable in presentations.....in the preview video they seem to have been improved?

v2014:

ubbthreads.php?ubb=download&Number=11068&filename=Sk?rmavbild%202014-09-12%20kl.%2013.55.37.png

Preview video v2015:

ubbthreads.php?ubb=download&Number=11069&filename=Sk?rmavbild%202014-09-12%20kl.%2013.54.31.png

The second image here actually does not have edges turned on in the OpenGL rendering. However, it wasn't a specific task, but the edges seem a bit narrower than before. I'll verify.

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Official Vectorworks 2015 launch page and video:

http://www.vectorworks2015.net/

Word of warning: don't get excited about the interface, it's just the graphics they've chosen to use for this video I believe.

I had to temper excitement in the office as some thought that the video was indicating a new UI. VW should move in that direction.

It is a nice video. The graphics team did a good job, but it does not look as if the graphic language of the video will get rolled out across VW. The photo of the box is just using a green version of 2014. I liked the opening VECTORWORKS 2015 logo in the video. A guy in my office even comment - "Wow, it is looks like a real company now." (He is italian, English is not his first language - but I know what he means.)

Now that all the engineers have completed the 64 bit transition, maybe a interface refresh can start in earnest.

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Will the 64 bit version work on a 32 bit pc?

It will not, however this year there will be a 32bit windows version as well as a 64bit Windows version. On Mac, a 64bit Operating system (10.7 or later) is required.

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Have the lines in OpenGL been changed to a finer thickness yet, the ones we have now are almost unusable in presentations.....in the preview video they seem to have been improved?

No control over thickness in this release, for that you would want to render in a Renderworks mode with the new Artistic Edges control, which lets you include an artistic mode within a regular rendering mode which gives you a much nicer presentation.

However, in OpenGL you will have control over the smoothing angle in 2015, which can be the cause of a lot of the messiness in edged OpenGL renderings.

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Planet Vectorworks and your twitter feed are running this announcement up the pole again today. Earlier this year it was, and still is, referred to as a "partnership" between the two companies plus the twitter feed says, "Take your BIM to the next level with Synchro?s 4D integration", but the only thing I've been able to find linking the two softwares is that IFC is supported. Synchro Pro (SP) imports other proprietary BIM formats directly, or with a plugin produces a native SP file from within a BIM software without requiring IFC interpolation, is there more to this "partnership" story yet to come with 2015?

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Planet Vectorworks and your twitter feed are running this announcement up the pole again today. Earlier this year it was, and still is, referred to as a "partnership" between the two companies plus the twitter feed says, "Take your BIM to the next level with Synchro?s 4D integration", but the only thing I've been able to find linking the two softwares is that IFC is supported. Synchro Pro (SP) imports other proprietary BIM formats directly, or with a plugin produces a native SP file from within a BIM software without requiring IFC interpolation, is there more to this "partnership" story yet to come with 2015?

I don't know about that partnership specifically, however the IFC area is not one I am personally familiar enough with to answer your question properly. I will see about getting you an answer from someone more fluent in it than I.

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Thanks for the new features.

Check out the new 3ds import function with some meshes from archive3d.net.

The textures are beautifully mapped ? even for UV textures ? and the mapping remains correct even when you tweak the mesh.

Well done!

Edited by Kaare Baekgaard

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Isn't it september 16th now ?

(Since 12 and a half hours here where I live)

VW main site is still 2014 and VW2015 site is still the pre teaser.

Is there a new release day ?

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Isn't it september 16th now ?

(Since 12 and a half hours here where I live)

VW main site is still 2014 and VW2015 site is still the pre teaser.

Is there a new release day ?

East coast of the US is currently still only at 6:40 AM, give us a minute ;)

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I got mine about an hour ago via the VSS

Having trouble downloading the extras via the package manager though....just seems to be thinking about it and not actually downloading.

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I got mine about an hour ago via the VSS

Having trouble downloading the extras via the package manager though....just seems to be thinking about it and not actually downloading.

Did you use the option near the top to Install All? Or just one of the smaller libraries by itself? If it still wont continue, restart the machine and run the Package Manager again and try a different library individually, let me know the results.

On internal and external network testing here it seems to be working.

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I first tried Install All and then cancelled each of the queued downloads one at a time (because it seemed to not be working) until only one was trying to download. This still did not fix it.

I then quit the manager and restarted it and now, all is good.

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Downloaded , Installed rendered a file that used to take hours of frustration to get rendered ,cause of all the crashes, rendered first time in minutes , no crashes.

thanks VW engineers !

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Rendering and navigation are far quicker in Vw 2015.

Even the Polygon modes are quick and the line work quality is excellent.

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Yes, File > Document Settings > Document Preferences > Display > Cropped perspective.

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