The Vectorworks Nomad app allows you to access your Vectorworks documents wherever you are—whenever you need them—with your mobile device. It gives you more freedom not only to share files, but also to make design decisions from any location. Changes you make to Vectorworks files are automatically synchronized to your private cloud library, allowing you to browse and share your latest designs from any web-enabled device.

Vectorworks Cloud Services saves time by freeing up local computing power. Use cloud technology to automate and decouple resource-heavy workflows, shifting calculations needed to generate sections, elevations, renderings, and BIM data to the cloud.

Whether you're in a meeting, on the job site, or on vacation, the Vectorworks Nomad app allows you to view, mark up, share, and synchronize your Vectorworks files across your devices and with your colleagues—all from the convenience of your iPhone or iPad.

• View and navigate 3D renderings of Vectorworks files in the cloud library, with optional 3D backgrounds
• View 3D models of Vectorworks files in a real-world setting, using augmented reality (AR) technology (requires an AR-compatible device)
• View rendered panoramic images of Vectorworks files
• Extend your cloud library through integration with Dropbox
• Share files with clients or collaborators
• Mark up PDF files with Text, Freehand, Oval, Rectangle, and Line tools and save the marked up files to the cloud library

The Vectorworks Nomad app is a part of Vectorworks Cloud Services, and is available to anyone who registers for a free account, as well as all Vectorworks Service Select members.

Vectorworks Service Select members have access to the following additional features:
• Increased storage capacity
• Manual or scheduled Sheet layer to PDF cloud processing
• Cloud Publish in Vectorworks
• Ability to measure objects in the PDF drawings generated on the cloud.

Operating Prerequisites:
• Vectorworks files uploaded to your Vectorworks Cloud Services storage, or to Dropbox or Google Drive

What's New

Version 6.3

Adds shadow and lighting settings to the AR viewer
Adds a gesture to control the height of the model in the AR viewer
Adds video recording capability to the AR viewer
Adds a link to the help from the AR viewer

Ratings and Reviews

1.7 out of 5

6 Ratings

6 Ratings

AR concept is interesting, but doesn’t work


I’ve been trying to utilize the AR feature that was recently hyped in an article linked from a recent email from Vectorworks. I have the latest iPad Pro running the latest version of iOS. I’ve tried several times, utilizing the Woodward Exhibit file found in the Vectorworks Samples folder within Cloud Services. My iPad locks up every time I try and view the AR file in my real-life scene.

Developer Response

The AR engine cannot handle very large or complex models. If you encounter this behavior with your real-world files, we suggest simplifying the model by turning off layers and classes that aren't needed. The AR viewer works well with things like kitchen cabinet layouts, furniture, building shells, etc. You can find a sample file that we shared specifically for AR inside the Vectorworks Samples shared by Vectorworks folder. The file is named "Vectorworks AR Cubicle Layout.vgx"

Access to external server impossible


Integration into synology DS would be a must.

Been waiting for YEARS! I'll keep waiting?


I've been waiting for Nemetschek to release an iOS viewing app for several years, it seemed like a no-brainer. It's very sad that I can't get any functionality without a subscription. I am confident that should I ever get a subscription, this app would be lovely. However this strategy seems to be turning away new users not inviting them in the way the competition has chosen. For now I will keep saving PDFs to Dropbox for my iOS viewing needs.
As a loyal user of more than a decade, it's getting harder and harder to be a vocal disciple of Vectorworks.
As a side note it's quite frustrating to realize that Nemetschek allows for distributed computing if you want to pay them, but I can't have my own render farm. Again, I know a certain competitor that would allow me to utilize my idle 60 cores and hundred+ gigabytes of RAM.

Developer Response

As of September 2016, everyone is allowed to register for a free non-subscription account to use Vectorworks Cloud Services.


Vectorworks, Inc.
73.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Vectorworks, Inc.


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