The BIMobject® App for Vectorworks

The BIMobject® App for Vectorworks has been shipped with Vectorworks Architect 2017 service pack 1. With this App you can use content not only with the formats VWX, but also DWG, SKP, and 3DS. Users will find the BIMobject tool in the Architect workspace in the “Furn/Fixtures” tool set. No installation necessary!  

This BIMobject App allows you to transparently download Vectorworks without interrupting your work. Even better, you can transparently download AutoCAD 3D, SketchUp, and 3DS content as native Vectorworks content. This gives you immediate access to the growing library of manufacturer-specific content. Vectorworks software users can access the tool by downloading the Service Pack 1 update for Vectorworks 2017. 

 

The BIMobject® App for Vectorworks toolbar


 

Browse products

The complete BIM object catalogue of the BIMobject® Cloud is integrated into Vectorworks. Search for a Vectorworks file directly in Vectorworks, without having to shift between windows. 

Product information

If you want more information about a product, simply mark it and click the info button. 

Check for updates

The app is connected to the BIMobject® Cloud and thus ensures that all the placed objects are the same version as on the portal. If there is an updated version of a product, the new product information is transferred directly to the already downloaded file. This unique feature makes it possible for manufacturers to update product data and add new properties to already downloaded objects, while users are certain that they work with the latest version of all objects. 

BIMobject Properties

Add extended properties to selected objects, using BIMobject Properties (BOPC).

Update BIMobject Properties

Update the extended properties to selected objects. 

BIMobject Mail

If you have questions about a specific product you can contact the manufacturer directly from within Vectorworks while manufacturers can use BIMobject Mail to inform users about product news and updates.  

User settings

This is where you enter your user identification key. There are also options for library storage and display of your downloaded BIMobject content.

Featured manufacturers

This unique feature gives building and interior product manufacturers the opportunity to market their products with a Branded App icon in the toolbar in the user's program of choice. Through a simple click on the specific manufacturer's button, users can browse all the products in the manufacturer's Product Site.

This direct marketing tool makes it easy for users to find and use a manufacturer's products directly in their design, increasing the chance that the products are included as early as possible in the design phase. It also drives more traffic to the manufacturer's Product Site, which generates more downloads and more leads.

The Branded App icon is updated on a monthly basis through our web services and is directly connected to the cloud solution at bimobject.com.

For further information, please contact us at support@bimobject.com