It's the gold standard in entertainment. Spotlight is tailor-made to meet the needs of designers in the event planning, exhibition, film, theatre and entertainment industries. It contains everything you need to transform your ideas into powerful, successful productions. Whether you design lighting, scenery, sets, live concerts, corporate events, theatrical productions or design exhibits, you can put yourself in the spotlight when you create a spectacular show with Vectorworks Spotlight.
Comprehensive for All Your Needs
Vectorworks Spotlight marries precision 2D drafting and flexible 3D modeling with advanced lighting, visualisation, and production tools. Vectorworks Spotlight does it all.
No Learning Curve Required
Out of the box, and out of the gate. Vectorworks Spotlight was designed to think like you do, so you are up and running right away doing what you like best — designing.
Flexible To Fit Your Workflow
With Vectorworks Spotlight you're not limited to a certain workflow, so you have the freedom to work on any size project in 2D or 3D. Design whatever you can dream up.
Plays Well with Others
Vectorworks Spotlight can work fluidly with your colleagues' or your other programs, so there's nothing lost in the translation.
Customer-Focused for Your Success
Your relationship with us doesn't end when you download the software. We provide many channels for you to get the information, training, tech support and networking you need.
Cost-Effective for Your Budget
You won't find another professional design program that packs so much into such a small price. In one package, you get state-of-the-art tools and technology and the ability to work from conception to completion.
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.
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.
Create dynamic 2D and 3D designs, glide through your projects with a tightly streamlined interface, and access extensive features and resource libraries. Vectorworks Spotlight offers the features you want in a comprehensive, intuitive software that will multi-task just like you do.
2D and 3D architectural objects provide intelligent ways to create sets and scenic elements.
- Custom tables and chairs
- Podium and Stage
- Walls, doors, windows
- Stairs and ramps
- Tv’s and Projectors
Create stunning presentations right out of the box.
- Unlimited colour choices
- Image fills
- Color palettes from Pantone®, Resene®, Rosco®, and more
Intelligent 2D and 3D lighting instruments provide flexibility.
- Create shutter cuts
- Attach light accessories
- Use Multi-circuit instruments
- Layout focus points
- Draw 2D and 3D light beams
- Similar object creation
- Automatic universe assignment
Parametric straight and curved truss objects allow you to design any style of trussing with custom attributes.
- Chord style
Sharing your drawings is simple with comprehensive import/export options
- .skp (Sketchup)
- .kml (Google Earth)
- JPG, TIF, PSD, EPSF and more
- QuickTime/Quicktime VR
- . Parasolid X_T
- .ESP Vision
Paperwork is automatically generated from your designs.
- Inventory reports
- Magic sheets
- Color cut lists
- Instrument schedules
- Channel hookups
- Dimmer hookups
- Circuit hookups
- Color schedules
Creating spectacular sets or scenes is easy with custom tools and symbol libraries.
- Curtain objects
- Seating layout tool
- Entourage library
- Human figure tool
- Scene and set library
- Create plot and model view
- Video Screen Tools
A suite of powerful free-form modeling tools make it easy to design custom objects and shapes.
- Boolean operations
- NURBS curves
- Loft surfaces
- Unfolding surfaces
A custom gobo tool allows you to create your own gobos in addition to gobo catalogs from these manufacturers:
- High End
- Entourage Vehicles
- Entourage Figures
Visualizing scenes is a breeze using a series of commands and rendering options available with the add on, RenderWorks.
- Manage scenes
- Animate scenes
- Create atmospheric effects
- Volumetric lighting
- Make presentation boards using non-photo-realistic rendering
- Render physical light with .ies light distribution files
Intelligent commands to increase productivity and make tasks simpler.
- Live sectioning tools
- Label legend manager
- Event Room Layout
Extensive instrument symbol libraries from all the major manufacturers
- Scenic Elements
- Chroma Q
- Steel Shapes
- City Theatrical
- Clay Paky
- High End
- NSI Colortran
- Lighting Positions
- ESP Vision 3D
- Robert Juliat
- Molding profiles
- Cabinet pulls
- Color Kinetics
- James Thomas
- Atlas Sound
- EAW Audio
- d&B Audiotechnik
- Meyer Sound
- Banquet Furniture
OzCAD produces a special version of Vectorworks Spotlight called Spotlight Australia, which 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.
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
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. Click here to read more and to see sample movies.
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.
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®.
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.
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.
Edit Class Names Utility
Quickly search for and edit multiple class names in one hit with this useful utility.
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.
Equal Dimension Tool
Replaces the numeric dimension value on a picked dimension with the text ‘EQ’.