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Vectorworks Spotlight & Renderworks 2016
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Vectorworks Spotlight & Renderworks 2016

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Vectorworks Spotlight & Renderworks 2016Get ready to create your next unmatched experience with Vectorworks Spotlight, the industry-leading software for entertainment design. Since it first emerged on the global marketplace, Spotlight has provided 2D drafting and 3D modeling, realistic rendering, and integrated database worksheets. Today, the program continues to deliver greater capabilities, improved tools for the design and documentation of overhead stage rigging, enhanced stage creation abilities, lighting devices, graphical controls for event plans, and so much more. Start your design transformation today.

Overview

Superior 2D Documentation
Vectorworks software's 2D functionality helps you to produce beautiful drawings and high-quality, professional documentation with ease. Our extensive suite of drawing and editing tools make quick work of any type of project, helping you to define your signature look and meet industry standards. Add gradients, tile and image fills, stipples, and hatching. Easily incorporate digital images and graphics. Use our exclusive sketch rendering technology to change hard-lined drawings into soft, hand-sketched illustrations, blurring the line between clear, accurate technical documentation and compelling presentations.
Creative Modeling Solutions
Exploration is essential for the evolution of design. Vectorworks Spotlight & Renderworks 2016 allows you to bring your design ideas into the virtual world to investigate and discover, using an advanced suite of Parasolid-based solids and NURBS surface tools. Push, pull, blend, twist, sculpt, deform, or punch holes. With our intuitive interface, you can design from any 3D view using modes in modeling tools that automatically infer working planes as you move your cursor, and enjoy the superior quality that allows you to manipulate your model with ease. More accurate object information and better snapping make drawing in 3D easy. Plus, integrated graphical scripting capabilities help express anything imaginable.
Flexible Workflows & Project Sharing
With Vectorworks Spotlight & Renderworks 2016, you can move easily from design concept to technical documentation. Work on practically any type of project within a flexible and robust digital environment. Start with any image, sketch, or formal iteration and move easily between 2D and 3D views. Spotlight’s collaborative tools allow you to focus on your individual strengths by giving all contributors the ability to work concurrently on the same design. Whether you work in 2D, 3D, or a combination thereof, Vectorworks Spotlight & Renderworks 2016's Project Sharing capabilities enhance your team’s ability to work cohesively and produce incredible results across the design process.
Seamless Interoperability
Vectorworks recognizes that the process of realizing a design often requires multiple sources of inspiration and refinement, as well as iteration, communication, and collaboration. Make your work even more compelling and easier to communicate with digital imagery. Import scans, digital photos, or web images. Share your information fluidly with Vectorworks software’s numerous file translators. Exchange lighting data with ESP Vision, Lightwright, grandMA, connectCAD, and more. Also, publish your designs for inclusion in marketing materials or websites. Get on the cutting edge of collaborative digital practices, exchanging 2D drawings, 3D models, and data for numerous multidisciplinary, multi-platform design and lighting control workflows.
Industry-Leading Rendering
Vectorworks partnered with the award-winning CINEMA 4D render engine to provide rendering capabilities that are faster and easier than standalone rendering applications. When added to Vectorworks Spotlight & Renderworks 2016 software, Renderworks lets you seamlessly visualize your work throughout the design process while producing clear and accurate renderings. With the click of a button, rendered viewports in your documentation will update as your design evolves. Plus, camera features allow you to manipulate the depth of field, apply vibrant back lighting, alter exposure, and generate panoramic images, creating striking visualizations and dynamic animations.
Unmatched Experiences
Focus on a comprehensive design, develop construction detailing, and freely move between 2D and 3D. Best-in-class documentation tools complement an extensive library of signature brand lighting, so you can quickly create light plots, automate paperwork, and visualize your design in rendered 3D views. Easily import venues from facilities managers and hospitality staff, or build them from scratch with easy-to-use tools and numerous resources, quickly creating the room, stage, steps, lectern, video screens, and seating. With built-in, industry-specific objects such as trusses, video and audio gear, and soft goods, coupled with highly capable walls, doors, and windows, Vectorworks Spotlight provides the most complete and versatile 3D capability in the industry.

New in This Version

Marionette
Graphical scripting will play a significant role in the workflows of the future. This functionality, when built into an intelligent information modeling application, presents designers with unlimited opportunities to generate, define, build, and explore form and function throughout the design process. Integrated directly into Vectorworks Spotlight & Renderworks 2016, Marionette is the first and only cross-platform graphical scripting tool for the AEC, entertainment, and landscape design industries. Marionette is a Python-based scripting tool that operates within the Vectorworks platform; it delivers a robust and scalable way to program well beyond the confines of traditional design software. When you use Marionette, you can create visual scripts that take advantage of the superior 2D interface and robust 3D modeling capabilities that Vectorworks software offers, ushering in a new world of discovery that enhances your workflows and integrates seamlessly into your BIM environments.
Point Cloud Support
Field surveys and other manual methods used to capture existing spaces can now be replaced by Point Cloud Support. Using your preferred 3D scanning device, you can capture a physical location and import a 3D point cloud into Vectorworks software using PTS, E57, LAS, and XYZ file formats. Capture a perfect, full- color representation of any location and manipulate and measure it.
Horizontal Sections from the Clip Cube
Explore your design floor by floor, space by space, and section by section with horizontal sections from the clip cube. Use this command to isolate horizontal segments of your models to create conceptual, diagrammatic views, giving clients a deeper understanding of your design throughout the development process.
Roof Components and Styles
Ensure accuracy in the documentation of your sections and elevations with the new ability to define more realistic roof components that will interact with your wall components. Roof faces and roof objects now have the same component representation as walls and slabs, further extending the power of BIM in your designs.
Door and Window Improvements
In Vectorworks Spotlight & Renderworks 2016, improved window and door functions give you more options to create compelling designs. From three- and four-panel sliding windows, to span wall options for corner windows, to control over door hardware positioning,* designers will be able to add more depth (and more data) to their projects than ever before.
3D Modifiers for Slabs
Geometric flexibility now extends to slabs, allowing you to shape their surfaces to match design and construction requirements.
Hoist Tools
For entertainment industry designers, the Hoist tool now gives you the ability to design and document overhead stage rigging equipment for greater levels of detail.
Improved Vectorworks Spotlight Objects
Streamline the virtual-to-built process with object improvements, including the ability to automate how your lighting devices respond to changing focus points in the design, precision placement of curved trusses by diameter, and improved control over the threshold and slope settings in your photometric objects.
Create Stage Improvements
The Create Stage command now supports the placement of multiple, standard-sized stage deck and stage plug objects to fill your defined stage space, creating a more accurate design document that can be used for rental orders and final stage assembly.
Project Sharing
Vectorworks Spotlight & Renderworks 2016 gives you more resources than ever to streamline and optimize your workflow. With project sharing capabilities, access to reliable cloud- based storage solutions, improved communication and visualization tools, and the industry-leading development team that is always working to make your design software experience better, you’ll design smarter than ever before.
Cloud Services in Vectorworks
Vectorworks Service Select members can now take advantage of our cloud services directly within Vectorworks software. A single click publishes your Vectorworks files for easy sharing, collaborating, and viewing using our Vectorworks Nomad app or cloud web portal.
Linked Section/Detail Markers
Add section-elevation and detail-callout markers linked to your section viewports or detail viewports for easy drawing navigation.
OBJ and STL File Import
Vectorworks software is known for its ability to work well with the many file formats that industry professionals use throughout the design and construction process. With this latest release, we’ve added two popular 3D file formats to our import capabilities. New OBJ and STL file import features give designers the ability to import a vast amount of 3D content that is generated by many other 3D modeling and rapid prototyping applications.
3DPDF Export
Share your designs across platforms and devices using 3D PDFs, enhancing PDF-centric workflows with applications like Bluebeam Revu.
Database and Worksheet Improvements
  • Improved ODBC for IFC - Advanced data exchange workflows will more easily take advantage of ODBC connectivity to IFC and COBie data in building information models.
  • BIM Worksheet Functions - Worksheets gain greater BIM functionality, giving users more options to schedule and edit the various information- rich aspects of their designs.
  • New Worksheet Formulas to Run Scripts - With Vectorworks Spotlight & Renderworks 2016, database worksheet rows allow those familiar with scripting to create custom worksheet functions.
  • Direct Editing for Worksheet Cells - Now you can double-click any cell in a worksheet and type what you want.
DXF/DWG Improvements
Vectorworks provides quality, multi-version support for AutoCAD files through our DXF/DWG translator. This year, we’ve further improved the quality of file translation with:
  • Improved DXF/DWG export of classes from design layer viewports - Your design partners will appreciate DXF/DWG files with fewer layers, a result of automatically consolidating duplicate classes across multiple exported viewports.
  • Improved DXF/DWG export of sheet layer viewports - You will enjoy a seamless experience, sending your drawing set to your collaborators with sheet layers now exporting only those classes that are visible in the viewports or are used on the exported sheet layer.
  • Mapping of Vectorworks classes/layers to DXF/DWG layers - You can maintain your own Vectorworks class names and provide DXF/DWG files with layer names based on your collaborators’ standards.
Improved User Experience
  • NEW MIGRATION MANAGER - In Vectorworks Spotlight & Renderworks 2016, upgrading your software is much simpler. The new Migration Manager command imports your workspaces, preferences, templates, favorites, and library content from previous versions into the latest release.
  • MAC OS X PALETTE DOCKING - The new palette docking capability is a wonderful addition to the Mac user’s experience with Vectorworks software. Palettes can now be easily grouped, modified, and docked to the application window.
  • IMPROVED CONTENT INSTALLATION MANAGER - Content installation is cleaner, making it easier to identify the libraries you want to install. Plus, Vectorworks added over 150 new content libraries, giving you more options than ever to create inspirational designs.
  • NEW VECTORWORKS INSTALLATION SYSTEM - For existing users, we’ve streamlined the upgrade process and integrated a native installer for your operating system to have you designing in Vectorworks 2016 quickly.
  • IMPROVED SUPPORT FOR HIGH-RESOLUTION DISPLAYS ON WINDOWS - Windows users will be able to view their projects with enhanced quality on high- resolution displays.
  • IMPROVED SUPPORT FOR HIGH-RESOLUTION DISPLAYS ON WINDOWS - Windows users will be able to view their projects with enhanced quality on high- resolution displays.
  • EYEDROPPER AND SELECT SIMILAR TOOL ARCHITECTURAL ATTRIBUTES AND DIMENSIONS - The Eyedropper and Select Similar tools are going to turbo- boost your productivity with the new ability to work with walls, slabs, and roofs.
  • AUTO-SCALING VIEWPORT MARKERS - Markers maintain relative size as the viewport scale is changed, providing consistent marker sizes on your sheet layers.
  • REPLACE DELETED RESOURCES - Streamlined document resource replacement allows you to choose a replacement when deleting an existing resource.
  • IMPROVED RESOURCE THUMBNAIL LIST - Easily access your favorite and most used symbols through the symbol insertion toolbar.
Increased Flexibility for Spotlight
Organize focus points, enjoy optional default classes of Spotlight objects to control visibility and appearance, and customize your inventories and label legends with a number of usability enhancements that will simplify your Spotlight workflow.
Subdivisions Surfaces
Transform rigid lines and primitive shapes into smooth, malleable surfaces to create sculpted objects, multi- dimensional scenery, unique focal pieces, water features, forced perspective, and more with subdivision modeling. This technique, based on Pixar Animation Studios’ OpenSubdiv library, opens new workflow avenues across the AEC, entertainment, landscape, and other design industries. Get ready to create any form imaginable and design beyond the limits of traditional CAD software.

Vectorworks Spotlight & Renderworks 2016 includes Vectorworks Spotlight and RenderWorks in order to provide you with the best tools for the design and presentation of you creative ideas.

This Product is Also Known As

  • Vectorworks Spotlight and Renderworks

  • Vectorworks Spotlight with RW

Support & Maintenance

Vectorworks Spotlight & Renderworks 2016 includes 12 months FREE technical support directly from Vectorworks. Vectorworks Technical Support is available to all registered users by fax, by e-mail and by phone from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm EST.
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