Vectorworks® Landmark software gives landscape architects, designers, and urban planners a platform to design in their own way. Landmark offers creative solutions to streamline everyday tasks with industry-leading tools that enhance your workflow. The software's built-in objects, site information modeling capabilities, powerful databases, innovative irrigation tools, effective project sharing, and flexible documentation features will empower you to you transform the built environment like never before.
Leader in Site Design
Analyse 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, state, or local authorities.
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 colour 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.
Exchange NURBS models with Rhino or import concept models from SketchUp®. Support of both import and export of OBJ, STL, and 3DS file formats lets you explore the full range of design options by incorporating information from multiple sources, making sweeping changes quickly and easily.
Using IFC, an industry standard BIM file format, communicate effectively with your consultants and collaborators who may be using Revit® or other BIM software. Vectorworks Landmark offers IFC, gbXML, DWG/DXF, and PDF support for document and model exchange.
Creative 3D Modelling
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.
Innovative Irrigation Design
Planning for a site's irrigation involves considerations and calculations related to both its physical features and resource availability. Vectorworks Landmark software meets all of these needs with innovative irrigation design tools. Create zones of similar watering needs with the new Hydrozone tool and then use built-in worksheets to analyse for water efficiency, which makes satisfying a site's water budget allowance easier than ever. Whether specifying lateral and main piping, sprinkler heads, drip systems, valves, controllers, or other system components, the automated and manual placement methods are designed to meet industry standards while giving professionals the flexibility to design, document, and estimate proposed and as-built systems efficiently.
All Vectorworks software packages include Renderworks, the best-in-industry rendering feature set built on the award-winning Cinema 4D render engine. Renderworks provides the tools necessary to visualize your landscape model throughout the design process while producing clear and accurate illustrations.
We listen to our customers and use their feedback to create a product that continually exceeds expectations, delivering superior design flexibility and world-class graphics. Join the more than 400,000 professional designers worldwide who use Vectorworks every day.
OzCAD produces a special version of Vectorworks Landmark called Landmark Australia, which is localised for Australian practice. It contains Australian libraries, additional tools and commands, along with high quality 2D and 3D entourage libraries for people, vehicles, trees, furniture, hatches, colour palettes, image fills and gradients. For more information, read the detailed descriptions below.
Australian Plant Database
The Australian Plant Database utility provides an comprehensive range of data on 1350 plants. This utility can be searched using complex search criteria and is designed to allow users to expand the number of entries and add information such as the projects where a particular plant has been used, or the local government areas to which the plant is indigenous. Each entry in the database is designed to fit onto an A4 page so you can easily provide clients with a series of print-outs containing detailed information about their proposed plant list.
The database is tightly integrated with Landmark and also has the ability to directly search Google Images or Wikipedia for additional plant information, which can then be easily transferred to the database.
Existing Tree Tool
This tool allows users to identify existing significant trees on their plans, then enter relevant information such as Latin and common names, height, spread, calliper, condition, SULE, significance and what action needs to be initiated.
Australian Colour Libraries
This command provides access to libraries of professional Colour Systems commonly used by Specifiers in Australia. Standard libraries include Dulux®, Taubmans, Porters, Murabond, Colorbond®, Laminex®, Concrete Colour Systems and Cabots®.
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.
Custom Dashed Line Tool
Useful for boundary lines, piping runs or electrical wiring, this tool is designed to draw straight sided polygons with edges comprising of dashed lines with a cross line or piece of text in the dash space. Once drawn, the polygon can be reshaped with the 2D Reshape tool.
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.
For doing shadow diagrams and sun studies. The tool makes it much faster to set the sun position, can store an unlimited number of locations and also has the ability to view the model from the sun. You can also step though the times of the day in any view and watch how a shading device or other aspect of your building performs. Solar calculations can be done using solar time as well as clock time, removing ambiguity from shadow diagrams. As well, you can produce on-screen or QuickTime® solar animations viewed from the sun, providing a much faster way to assess solar access or to evaluate shading devices.
Entourage and Resource Libraries
- Additional hatch libraries
- Additional paving brick, vegetation, stonework and other materials image fills and textures
- Additional colour palette libraries
- Additional gradient fills
- Extensive and new 2D and 3D libraries for people, trees, cars, furniture, etc.
- New 3D tree and people image prop objects for rendering
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.
3D Tape Measure Tool
Quickly determine distances between points or objects in a 3D model using this new tool. Like its 2D counterpart, it provides a running total length as well as the length of the last segment drawn.
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.
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.
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.