Ideal BIM and design software for all firm sizes
February 06, 2019

Ideal BIM and design software for all firm sizes

Peter Exley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Vectorworks Fundamentals

Vectorworks is our primary BIM design tool - since 1994 we've been using Vectorworks and its predecessor incarnations to provide a one-software solution for design, modeling and construction drawings. It's perfect for our workflow, communicates flawlessly with other software platforms and is the best value on our Mac platform.
  • 3D modeling - no need to start in SketchUp or other more rudimentary programs.
  • Seamless import/export with other programs - ideal communication with consultants.
  • Superb customer service, training, and tech support.
  • We wish more US-based BIM users were trained in Vectorworks - however, it's very easy to get up to speed.
  • AR tools are in their infancy on mobile devices - however great improvements in recent releases. Very accessible and impressive tools for use with clients.
  • Subscription model ensures we always have the latest versions - per-seat license is very affordable.
  • Training costs are low (i.e. new hires get up to speed quickly).
Very well suited for small, medium and large firm scenarios. Small projects are well suited, and the program architecture is clearly an ideal match for large projects too. In our office, we use it for small exhibits and large scale building projects.