Vectorworks Architect 2011AECbytes Archived Article (March 31, 2011)

This review takes a detailed look at the BIM capabilities of Vectorworks Architect, a relatively late entrant into the field of architectural BIM applications, and explores if it is indeed possible to create a full-fledged BIM model with it. With advanced 3D modeling, rendering, and documentation capabilities, a price that is almost half of that of other BIM applications, cross-platform capability, and strong IFC support, Vectorworks Architect has a lot to recommend it, even if it does not have all the bells and whistles of more established BIM solutions.

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Lachmi Khemlani is the founder and editor of AECbytes. She has a Ph.D. in Architecture from UC Berkeley, specializing in intelligent building modeling, and consults and writes on AEC technology. She can be reached at

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