Vectorworks, Inc. Partners with Modelo for AEC Presentation and Collaboration Plug-In

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Architects and designers can now easily visualize and share 3D models over the web with clients, colleagues and consultants

Our partnership with Modelo puts powerful, web-based collaboration tools in the hands of designers and architects so they can easily transfer designs right out of Vectorworks software into Modelo for intuitive design review, no matter their location.

Global design and BIM software developer Vectorworks, Inc. announces their partnership with Modelo, creators of the software plug-in of the same name, which is the fastest real-time, web-based 3D model communication tool in the AEC industry. Modelo allows for architects and designers to upload their 3D Vectorworks files (VWX) directly into the browser-based 3D presentation and collaboration tool.

Once files are uploaded to the plug-in, professionals can present and share their 3D files with clients, colleagues and consultants. Viewers can leave feedback and markups, without needing to install Vectorworks software, which are then archived for future reference. The academic community can also take advantage of the free version or trial to achieve the same collaborative and communicative opportunities.

“In today’s highly competitive market, the ability to quickly and effectively communicate about a design in 3D with clients and collaborators is of the upmost importance,” said Jeremy Powell, product marketing director at Vectorworks. “Our partnership with Modelo puts powerful, web-based collaboration tools in the hands of designers and architects so they can easily transfer designs right out of Vectorworks software into Modelo for intuitive design review, no matter their location.”

Modelo offers designers the capability to:

● Visualize 3D models directly through their internet browser.
● Share specific, presentation-ready views directly with clients.
● Create comments on 3D models for internal team feedback.
● Jump into Virtual Reality (VR) with mobile devices and Google Cardboard.
● Switch to presentation mode for clean, curated tours of their designs.
● Cut real-time sections and measure in 3D space.
● Access models via mobile- and tablet-optimized browser interfaces.
● Control user permissions across their projects.

Depending upon a firm’s size, Modelo delivers three tiers of accounts including Free, Studio and Enterprise. Plus, free licenses are available for the academic community. Email sales@modelo.io or visit http://www.modelo.io/pricing.html for details.

The Modelo plug-in is currently only available for Windows users of Vectorworks software and is compatible with Google Chrome and Firefox web browsers.

“It’s fitting that we wanted to work closely with the Vectorworks team because of our aligned philosophies with developing tools to support the design process,” said Qi Su, president and co-founder of Modelo. “From the beginning, our mission at Modelo has been to bring efficiency to the collaboration, presentation and project management functions of creative design teams, and we look forward to continuing our mission and helping Vectorworks creatives to do just that.”

To learn more about Modelo or to create an account, visit http://www.modelo.io. To explore other companies, developers and products Vectorworks software collaborates with, visit the Vectorworks Partner Community page: http://www.vectorworks.net/community/partner-community.

About Vectorworks, Inc.

Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design software developer serving the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we have been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. We’ve developed the best CAD and BIM software for Mac and Windows that puts BIM at the heart of the design process, enabling the flexibility needed for efficient iteration throughout the design life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks, Inc. is a part of The Nemetschek Group. Learn more about how we empower more than half a million designers to create experiences that transform the world at vectorworks.net.

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