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Vectorworks Landmark

Vectorworks Landmark

Vectorworks Landmark software gives you a platform to design in your own way – offering creative solutions to streamline everyday tasks with industry-leading tools that enhance your workflow. So whether you're transitioning from hand drawing to a CAD solution or from a general CAD application to a site design solution, Landmark's intelligent, built-in objects, powerful databases, effective project sharing, and flexible documentation features will help you produce 2D and 3D concepts, analyze the pre- and post-development site conditions, and create construction documents. Designers who choose Landmark will be poised to create unmatched experiences for people to enjoy and transform the built environment like never before.

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Landmark (No Render) 2017 'B' New - Mac/WinSKU: NEMANN-P1-NEW-LXXZ-BB

The new standard in Landscape design software.

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Description

Vectorworks Landmark Overview

Superior 2D

The 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 and communicate your firm's graphical preference and meet industry standards. Tap into our large libraries of entourage, customizable line types, gradients, dash styles, and unlimited color palettes. Add tile and image fills, stipples, and hatching. 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 3D Modeling

Go beyond the limits of traditional CAD software. An advanced suite of Parasolid-based solids and NURBS surface tools lets you create any shape and easily explore geometry. Subdivision surface modeling lets you push, pull, blend, twist, sculpt, deform, or punch holes, creating unique focal pieces, sculptures, water features, play structures, and more. 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.

Flexible Workflows & Project Sharing

Go beyond exploration and into development as your concepts mature into concrete solutions all in one application. 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 in a unified working environment.  Then, take advantage of new ways to collaborate and maximize efficiency with Project Sharing, which enables landscape professionals to streamline design document production and manage planting, hardscape, grading, and more — all while multiple designers are working on the same Vectorworks file concurrently.

Seamless Interoperability

Make your work more compelling and easier to communicate with digital imagery. Import scans, digital photos, or web images. Import or export a wide array of image files. Also, publish your designs for inclusion in your firm’s marketing materials or website. Get on the cutting edge of collaborative digital practices, exchanging 2D drawings, 3D models, BIM and SIM data for numerous multidisciplinary, multi-platform design workflows, and even sending models to 3D printers.

Inspired Rendering

We’ve 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 Landmark, Renderworks is fully integrated into the software interface, so it lets you seamlessly visualize your work throughout the design process while producing accurate visualizations and dynamic animations. With the click of a button, rendered viewports in your documentation will update as your design evolves.

Leader in Site Design

Analyze your design for boundaries, area, volume, slope, cut/fill, and other data, such as water flow and sun/shade. Document existing structures, plant materials, and site conditions. Integrate mapping and site modeling needs into your workflows. Add survey data to your drawing and use it as the basis of your site model, or import CAD drawings and data from architects, builders, or engineers to use as base plans. Import geo-referenced aerial/satellite images and GIS data files from federal, city, state, or other agencies.

System Requirements

Vectorworks 2016 System Requirements

The following are real-world system requirements for running Vectorworks 2016. In some demanding cases, we would suggest a more capable machine than is described by these recommendations. Likewise, there are some less demanding situations where Vectorworks will perform well on older hardware.

Operating System

  • Windows 7 SP 1 (64 Bit)
  • Windows 8 (64 Bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (64 Bit)
  • Windows 10 (64 Bit)
  • Mac OS X 10.9
  • Mac OS X 10.10
  • Mac OS X 10.11

Processor

  • 64-bit Intel Core i5 (or AMD equivalent), Intel Xeon E4 series or better
RAM*
  • 4GB minimum
  • 8GB recommended
  • 8GB - 16GB recommended for large files and complex renderings.
Graphics Cards**
  • OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card
  • VRAM: 1GB (minimum), 2GB-4GB (recommended)
  • A dedicated graphics card is highly recommended
Screen Resolution
  • 1440 x 900 minimum
  • 1920 x 1080 or higher recommended
* See the discussion in the Optimizing Performance section below.
** See the discussion in the Graphics Card section below.

IMPORTANT – Several Vectorworks features have placed higher demands on graphic hardware. Additionally, the performance and quality of the graphics provided by the Vectorworks Graphics Module depend directly on the speed, memory, and supported extensions of the graphics card. These new features have the potential to provide a very fast and fluid experience if used on capable hardware, or a noticeably slower experience if used on older or incompatible hardware. Graphics cards should support at a minimum OpenGL version 2.1; cards not meeting this recommendation will have limited functionality and poor performance, particularly when rendering in OpenGL mode. In general, the more powerful your graphics card is, the better your Vectorworks experience will be.

The amount of Video RAM (VRAM) required to drive Vectorworks adequately depends largely on the size of the display being used and the complexity of the Vectorworks document. Medium-sized displays with a native resolution of 1920x1080 or less should be driven by a graphics card with at least 1GB of VRAM.  Larger displays should use a modern graphics card with at least 2GB of VRAM, with 4GB or more recommended.

OpenGL rendering of shadows and edges are VRAM-intensive and require at least 1GB, with 2GB of VRAM or more being preferable. If you want to take full advantage of OpenGL shadows and edges, especially in situations where you have any combination of the following:

    - many lights
    - point lights
    - image textures
    - anti-aliasing
    - high shadow quality 
    - excessive geometry

and if you have a graphics card with less than 1GB of VRAM, you should consider upgrading your graphics card.

We strongly recommend that all users check that their video drivers are current. The majority of display problems reported to our Technical Support department have been traced to older video drivers.                     

For the latest information on our graphics card recommendations for Vectorworks 2016, go to the Vectorworks Knowledgebase and search for "OpenGL".

Remote and Virtual Machines

We do not consider remote login environments such as Remote Desktop, Terminal Services and VNC or virtual machine environments such as Parallels and VMware to be appropriate for regular work, so Vectorworks performance in these situations is not of primary concern to us. They may be appropriate for administrative testing or utility purposes, and Vectorworks is fully functional in these environments. You should not expect high performance in these environments, however, especially with interactive screen feedback.

We do support Vectorworks running under Boot Camp on Mac machines. As long as you have appropriate and current drivers for the hardware on your machine, you can expect fast and reliable Vectorworks behavior.

Maintenance Releases

Unless there is a known problem with a maintenance release of the operating system, we recommend the latest maintenance release at the time we ship a new release of Vectorworks as a minimum because that is what we test with. If you have problems with an earlier maintenance release, we will often ask you to update as an initial troubleshooting step.  

Optimizing Performance

For users who work with large files and complex renderings, we recommend running with at least 8GB of RAM. When RAM runs out, Vectorworks usually continues to function, but is slowed significantly by the need to access the hard drive to provide virtual memory. Extreme lack of RAM may cause operations to generate errors in cases where given sufficient RAM they would otherwise succeed. Faster hard drives can have a large impact on system performance especially when virtual memory is actively being used.

Faster or slower processor clock speeds have a predictable impact on Vectorworks performance. Hard drive size requirements are driven by the total size of Designer with Renderworks including all content files. You can reduce this size by opting to not install some of the larger Vectorworks content files.

Project Sharing and Network Bandwidth

The performance of Vectorworks when working on a shared project over the network will depend on the available network bandwidth. If the network bandwidth is insufficient, operations that transfer large amount of data over the network will be slow.

We recommend at minimum a Fast Ethernet (100Mbit/s) network connection. For large projects, Gigabit Ethernet (1Gbit/s) networks are highly recommended for a fast and fluid experience. Slower networks can still provide a satisfactory user experience if operations that transfer large amount of data over the network, such as committing changes to the project file or refreshing a local working file, are kept to a minimum.