Vectorworks Remote Frequently Asked Questions
What is Vectorworks Remote?
What are the benefits of using Vectorworks Remote?
Vectorworks® Remote turns your mobile device into an extension of your Vectorworks desktop application; the app itself is free, but it requires a licensed version of the Vectorworks desktop application with the Vectorworks Remote plug-in installed.
Different remotes are available, depending on which Vectorworks products you have installed. The Vectorworks Remote plug-in is available for both Mac® and Windows®.
Vectorworks Remote will let you do the following:
- As a presentation assistant, it acts as a wireless control, freeing you from your desktop keyboard and mouse.
- As a visualization aid, it enables you to use touch gestures on Vectorworks application files, giving you a more natural way to pan, zoom, and perform flyover and walkthrough actions.
- As a productivity tool, it combines the Vectorworks desktop application’s Organization dialog box, Navigation palette, and Visualization palette into a single location and frees up your display area.
This is just the beginning for Vectorworks Remote. We encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas with us to make it more useful for you.
For more information, read How can I file technical support issues and enhancement requests .
What do I require to get Vectorworks Remote functioning?
The following are required to successfully use Vectorworks Remote:
- Vectorworks desktop application license
- Vectorworks Remote desktop application plug-in installed
- Mobile device, with the Vectorworks Remote mobile app installed
Each version of the Vectorworks desktop application requires the corresponding version of the plug-in. You can see which versions of the Vectorworks remote plug-in are currently available by visiting the download page: https://cloud.vectorworks.net/products/remote/download/
The operating system recommendations for the Vectorworks Remote desktop application plug-in are the same as for the Vectorworks application: http://www.vectorworks.net/fundamentals/sysreq.php
Check the Apple App Store or Google Play Store descriptions of the Vectorworks Remote app for up-to-date system requirements for the mobile apps.
How do I install the Vectorworks Remote App on my iOS device?
To install Vectorworks Remote, search for Vectorworks Remote in the Apple® App Store℠ and download the app.
Once installed, launch Vectorworks Remote from your iOS device and follow the connection instructions on the first screen of the app.
How do I install the Vectorworks Remote App on my Android device?
To install Vectorworks Remote on an Android device, search for Vectorworks Remote in the Google Play™ store and download the app.
Once installed, launch Vectorworks Remote from your Android device and follow the connection instructions on the first screen of the app.
How do I install the Vectorworks Remote Plug-in on my desktop computer?
The Vectorworks Remote plug-in can be downloaded and installed by following the instructions provided here: cloud.vectorworks.net/products/remote/install_guide.
Where is the Windows Mobile version?
We currently do not have enough users on Windows Mobile; we will consider developing on Windows Mobile if we get enough requests from users.
Is Vectorworks Remote tied to VSS or VCS?
No, Vectorworks Remote is a standalone product; you do not need a Vectorworks Service Select subscription or a Vectorworks Cloud Services account.
What does Vectorworks Remote cost?
The Vectorworks Remote mobile app is free and available on the Apple App Store for iOS and the Google Play store for Android. The desktop Remote plug-in is also free, and available for download by all users who hold an active Vectorworks product license.
Does the availability of remotes in Vectorworks Remote depend on my Vectorworks product license?
Yes, Vectorworks Remote enables the remotes available based on your Vectorworks product license.
If you have a Vectorworks Fundamentals product license, you can access the following remotes:
- View Presentation
If you have a Vectorworks Design Series product license (Designer, Architect, Spotlight, Landmark) you can also access the following remotes:
- Design Layers
- Sheet Layers
- Saved Views
If you have Renderworks®, you can also access the following remotes (as of the Vectorworks 2017 release, all users have access to these remotes):
How do I establish the connection between the Vectorworks Remote app and the Vectorworks Desktop application?
The Vectorworks Remote app contains instructions on how to establish the connection between the mobile app and the Vectorworks desktop application. If you are still having trouble connecting, our troubleshooting guide can help pinpoint the problem.
Click here for more troubleshooting information.
How can I file technical support issues and enhancement requests?
If you require immediate assistance and if you are a Vectorworks Service Select subscriber, please submit your support request here: serviceselect.vectorworks.net/support/supportform.
If you are not a subscriber to Service Select, please contact your local tech support: http://www.vectorworks.net/support/.
Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org for submitting your enhancement requests and for reporting problems that do not require immediate response.