New tools to include scripting, energy modelling, point cloud support and project sharing
Nemetschek is making a lot of noise about Vectorworks 2016, due for release this Autumn, already previewing four new technologies that are likely to be included in its next generation CAD/BIM tool.
Marionette is a cross-platform graphical scripting environment that sounds a lot like Rhino Grasshopper. It lets Vectorworks Architect users create complex design variations and intelligent parametric objects in a Python-based environment.
Energos allows Vectorworks Architect users to make performance decisions based on real-time feedback directly in their models. Nemetschek says Energos is the only BIM authoring tool that uses the highly respected Passivhaus calculation method to create building energy use analysis results.
Project Sharing: Design teams will be able to work concurrently in the same Vectorworks file using a multi-user environment to streamline project workflows, enhance collaboration, and document designs.
Point cloud support will allow Vectorworks users to import, view, and section point cloud data.
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