Vectorworks, Inc. is an award-winning design and BIM software provider serving the architecture, landscape architecture and entertainment industries in 85 countries.
Built with designers in mind since 1985, Vectorworks software offers you the freedom to follow your imagination wherever it leads you.
Globally more than 685,000 users are creating, connecting and influencing the next generation of design with Vectorworks on Mac and Windows. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with offices in the UK, Canada and Australia, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group.
Exceptional design demands exceptional tools — a platform built to deliver absolute creative expression and maximum efficiency. Vectorworks believes your design software should offer the freedom to follow your imagination wherever it may lead you, to seamlessly share your vision at any phase, and to easily interpret the information needed to make the smartest decisions every time.
Since its founding in 1985 as Diehl Graphsoft by Richard Diehl, Vectorworks has become a global leader in design technologies for the architecture, engineering, construction, entertainment, and landscape design industries. Its product line is one of the world’s best-selling cross-platform design and BIM applications, and users rely on it to create groundbreaking experiences, environments, and destinations.
From its very beginning in 1985 as MiniCAD, which eventually became Vectorworks, the software has always been a 3D modeling program devoted to helping designers express their visions more clearly to their clients and collaborators.
The company has played a formative role in the CAD field, having created one of the first CAD programs, one of the first 3D modeling programs, the most successful CAD software for the Mac OS, and the first cross-platform CAD application to market.
It was also one of the first to introduce BIM capabilities, before BIM became an industry buzzword. The business has since redefined the marketplace by setting a high standard for its products, continually optimising them for new technologies while delivering solutions that support the many workflows and design processes of our users.
As a result this company has become an internationally respected leader in both CAD and BIM solutions tailored to design.
Vectorworks was acquired in 2000 by the Nemetschek Group and became Nemetschek North America, and later Nemetschek Vectorworks.
Thanks to the regular and open feedback with customers, Vectorworks launched the industry series products in 2001. Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, and Spotlight brought purpose-built toolsets, automated workflows, and industry-specific symbol and texture content.
Vectorworks continued to accelerate its growth with the introduction of monthly and annual subscriptions to the product line in 2018. Subscriptions have gradually rolled out annually to additional regions of the world and are available today in all major markets.
Today, more than 685,000 designers rely on this technology and the business works tirelessly to ensure that its products consistently meet their needs while still anticipating future industry developments.