Placing a 2D Plan view of the 3D Model on a design layer for layout, the new Schematic View updates both views when you adjust one.
A new standard patching window in Spotlight provides users with an interactive and graphical interface for quick access and an easy way to patch, track, and error-check lighting fixtures directly from the lighting design.
Vision Heat Map
Vision 2020 creates colored or monochrome heat maps based on the generalized intensity and range of a lighting fixture.
Rigging design and analysis module, Braceworks, now supports calculations for attaching more than one hoist to a speaker array and attaching video screens with offsets from the truss, along with providing a more accurate representation of smart objects.
With this latest edition of Braceworks, hinge plates are now available, enabling users to create a more realistic representation of the connection and rotation of truss systems — complete with accurate Braceworks analysis.
Detailed Seating Sections
Improvements to seating sections in Spotlight provide greater flexibility to generate seating layouts quickly. There are new configurations for you to enjoy, with styles so that you can create multiple sections with the same settings, control visibility with classing, create aisles, and have better control over the focus point.
Video Camera Object
A new Video Camera object helps users plan real-world camera placement. Users can define the camera by selecting the body type, lens type, stand, etc. Activate the camera’s viewfinder to verify the placement of the cameras within the design.
Vectorworks Graphics Module Improvements
Improvements hide covered objects, auto-reduce meshes, and simplify detail on native objects.
Presenting animated videos of models is now greatly simplified with a reinvention of the animation options in Vectorworks 2020, where users can transform walkthrough paths and camera movements into professional real-time animations and even create 360 panoramas with just one click.
List Browser Direct Editing
Directly edit fields in a list browser, such as the Navigation palette or the Organization dialog, and directly edit common items such as class, layer, viewport, or sheet names.
Widget groups in the Object Info palette allow users to collapse and expand specific groups according to their preferences. After saving, Vectorworks 2020 will remember what parameters used the most, while hiding what tends to be used less.
Live Data Visualization
Quickly change objects’ attributes using data parameters that allow users to view everything from errors to the impacts of decisions — all while designing.
Data Tag Enhancements
The updated Data Tag tool includes new options for tag scaling, new tag fields, direct editing of tags, and a new worksheet function.
With an easy-to-use interface, the Data Manager gives complete control over an object’s data from sources such as IFC and custom data records. Users can now create custom Data Sheets, allowing collaborators to use those same entry points to instantly add their data to the appropriate object.
The 3D solids modeling commands in Vectorworks are now much more flexible and intuitive, both in the sequence of creating an object, as well as in modifying specific steps later in the design process.
Great Section Views
Enhanced section viewports in Vectorworks 2020 simplify the user's ability to create high-quality drawings directly from the BIM model.
No more manual process of reimporting IFC files from consultants who make changes. IFC referencing will minimize the work involved in managing IFC information in Vectorworks.
An improved Class and Layer mapping interface allows for easier mapping DWG layers to Vectorworks classes and vice versa.
With the new Revit Export based on the ODA BIM library, Vectorworks can now export .RVT and .RFA files. In this first iteration of the export, all 3D Vectorworks objects will export as Direct Shape Type objects with geometry in Revit.