OzCAD produces a special version of Vectorworks Architect called Architect Australia, which is localised for Australian practice. It contains Australian libraries for walls, doors, windows, finishes, standards, applied finishes, sanitary fixtures, details, fireplaces, handrails and more. We have also added high quality 2D and 3D entourage libraries for people, vehicles, trees, furniture, etc., plus additional hatches, colour palettes, image fills and gradients. For more information, read the detailed descriptions below.
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.
Australian Colour Libraries
Standard libraries include Dulux®, Taubmans, Porters, Murabond, Colorbond®, Laminex®, Concrete Colour Systems and Cabots®, AS 1100.301 Material Colours.
The Detailer is a revolutionary 2D tool that greatly speeds up the production of sectional detail drawings. It come with a huge library of Australian components for bricks, blocks, roof tiles, roof and wall sheeting, joinery profiles, cold rolled steel sections, Rhondo sections, and more, that can be quickly combined to produce sectional details with a few clicks.
To get a better idea of how it works, watch this overview video. Or if you prefer a comprehensive one hour tutorial, watch this video.
Electrical Services Tool
For doing electrical plans. Comes complete with a customisable symbol library and a worksheet for listing all electrical components in the drawing including quantities, manufacturer's information, model, colour, etc.
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.
Local Content and Extra Libraries
Australian colour libraries
Australian handrails library and tool
Australian standard doors library
Australian Accessible doors library (for compliance with AS 1428.1)
Australian wall, roof and slab libraries
Australian Hardscape libraries
Australian plant image props
Australian template files with linked instructional training videos
Caroma library 2D/3D libraries with comprehensive data attached
Australian finishes notes library
Australian applied finishes notes library
Australian fire and acoustic rated steel framed wall systems notes library (Gyprock) in searchable format
Additional hatch libraries
Additional brick image fills
Additional gradient fills
Extensive and new 2D and 3D libraries for people, trees, cars, furniture, etc.
Forbos Marmoleum and Artoleum floor finishes as 2D image fills and 3D textures.
Stegbar aluminium and timber door and window library
Plumbing Services Tool
For doing plumbing and hydraulic plans. Comes complete with a customisable symbol library.
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.
Site Services Tool
For laying out site services. Comes complete with a customisable symbol library
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.
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. Can optionally display as Eastings/Northings.