Can Vectorworks Architect be used as a BIM (Building Information Modeling)?
Vectorworks Architect is an internationally recognized BIM authoring tool that allows architects to create intelligent, 3D building models with important data like semantics, physical attributes, quantities and relationships. The use of custom made or built-in objects, including Walls, Slabs, Stairs, Doors, Windows, Columns and Roofs, augments your design process. Supported by Parasolid model technology, Vectorworks Architect provides best-in-class, sophisticated modeling tools with the flexibility and power that facilitate freeform modeling, when needed. Whether you start in a 2D plan or 3D model, you have the freedom to change your view to add and edit data at any time.
When you need to share BIM data and collaborate with other members of your design team, Vectorworks Architect supports the import and export of a variety of file formats such as IFC. Vectorworks Architect’s certified IFC exchange (http://buildingsmart.org/compliance/certified-software/) allows you to share your model and data with other BIM applications.