February 07, 2019
Score 10 out of 10
As landscape architects, we use Vectorworks throughout our entire design workflow, from schematic design and presentation drawings all the way through construction documents. Vectorworks allows us to exchange drawing information with architects and engineers on our project teams who might be using AutoCAD, Revit, or Civil 3D. Our entire professional staff uses Vectorworks on the Mac OS platform.
- I tell people that Vectorworks is CAD for people who know how to draw. You can control the appearance of all the objects on a layer, or you can tweak the way a single object looks. Most of the barriers to producing good-looking, legible drawings are removed.
- Vectorworks Landmark is made for landscape architects.Creating hardscape, planting, and irrigation plans is pretty straightforward.
- There's a bit of inconsistency in the operation of some tools that would appear to the user to be more similar.
- Importing complex Revit models takes a long time and, if the model has a lot of symbols in it, the import might not finish.
Read Stephen Schrader's full review
Vectorworks is just as useful for perfectly measured, hard-line CAD drawing as it is for making beautiful presentation drawings and renderings. Tools in the application allow you to transition between working drawings and presentation drawings without modifying the underlying geometry. DWG exchange with other design team members works very well.