OzCAD produces a special version of Vectorworks Architect called Architect Australia, which is localised for Australian practice. It contains Australian libraries for walls, doors, windows, finishes, standards, applied finishes, sanitary fixtures, details, fireplaces, handrails and more. We have also added high quality 2D and 3D entourage libraries for people, vehicles, trees, furniture, etc., plus additional hatches, colour palettes, image fills and gradients. For more information, read the detailed descriptions below.
AnimationWorks allows you to create complex camera or object animations entirely within Vectorworks, then save them as QuickTime movies which can be viewed by anyone who has QuickTime installed. Read more and see sample movies.
Australian Colour Libraries
Standard libraries include Dulux®, Taubmans, Porters, Murabond, Colorbond®, Laminex®, Concrete Colour Systems and Cabots®, AS 1100.301 Material Colours.
Coordinate Marker Tool
Allows a drawing to be setout with coordinates that refer to a user defined origin or datum. If datum changes, objects can be updated to display the new settings. Options include whether IDs are displayed as in the example below, and whether X/Y or X/Y/Z values are shown. Can optionally display as Eastings/Northings.
Offers a speedy way to work up details that require repetitive elements to be drawn at regular intervals. By default it can draw dressed, undressed or finished timber sections in square or rectangular profiles, at nominated centres and at a nominated rotation. This allows studs, battens, joists, etc., to be quickly worked into details, whilst maintaining editability. Because the tools also supports symbols, you can add any repetitive element to the mix, such as roof tiles, timber cladding or floor boards, C or Z purlins, etc.
Edit Class Names Utility
Quickly search for and edit multiple class names in one hit with this useful utility.
Electrical Services Tool
For doing electrical plans. Comes complete with a customisable symbol library and a worksheet for listing all electrical components in the drawing including quantities, manufacturer's information, model, colour, etc.
Equal Dimension Tool
Replaces the numeric dimension value on a picked dimension with the text ‘EQ’.
This tool allows a much greater variety of handrail objects to be drawn as a single piece or as multiple mitred lengths at any angle. It includes a library of predefined types that include glass, wire, timber and aluminium.
Local Content and Extra Libraries
Accessible doors library (for compliance with AS 1428.1)
Additional hatch libraries
Additional brick image fills
Additional colour palette libraries
Additional gradient fills
Australian applied finishes notes library
Australian handrails library and tool
Australian finishes notes library
Australian fire and acoustic rated steel framed wall systems notes library (Gyprock) in searchable format
Australian standard doors library
Australian Standards lists in searchable format
Complete Caroma library in plan, front and side views with records
Expanded Australian walls library with over 80 different types separated into different construction types (residential, commercial, new, existing, etc.).
Extensive and new 2D and 3D libraries for people, trees, cars, furniture, etc.
Forbos Marmoleum and Artoleum floor finishes as 2D image fills and 3D textures.
New 3D tree and people image prop objects for rendering
Stegbar aluminium and timber door and window library
Typical Australian details (Monier, Wunderlich, Gyprock, etc.)
Plumbing Services Tool
For doing plumbing and hydraulic plans. Comes complete with a customisable symbol library
Quick Building Tool
Produces simple block models that can be used for shadow diagrams, floor space calculations or any time you need one or more simple shaped buildings quickly. Buildings can have flat, hip or gabled roofs.
Site Services Tool
For laying out site services. Comes complete with a customisable symbol library
Title Block Tool & Issue Command
The VAA Title Block tool and VAA Revise Issue Print commands provide a complete and flexible system for adding title blocks to drawings, entering issue or revision notes, batch printing and creating or updating a comprehensive transmittal. These tools are designed to speed-up drawing management whilst maintaining more accurate and detailed revision and issue history for the full duration of a project.
In Vectorworks 2008, there are new options which include north points, drawing stamps and custom names for title block symbols.
Creates simple or complex windows and doors which are fully editable parametric objects. It allows design and documentation to happen more quickly and provides increased control over component sizes, greater flexibility with door and window designs, better line weight and class control, and the ability to do corner and bay windows with a few clicks. Supports a much greater range of door and window styles for both residential and commercial construction, including parallel sliding door systems, louvred windows, sashless glass windows, pivot doors, glass doors, glass block windows, along with all other conventional door and window types.
WinDoor also includes a custom library of standard Australian doors and windows that can be added to or edited by the user, then used to replace or modify an existing object. With the latter option, it is possible to copy one, some or all attributes from a library item, then apply these to one, some or all WinDoor objects in the drawing. Other new options also include pivot, hopper and round windows, as well as overhead doors.
All WinDoor objects can report both glazing and ventilation areas and have additional data entered such as glass and frame type, screening, egress, compliance and so on.