Nemetschek North America has released a free, downloadable VectorWorks Viewer application that has been updated for VectorWorks 2008 and includes all the improvements that were recently released in Service Pack 2. The Viewer enables those who do not own the program to view and print projects created in VectorWorks 2008 software products, which include VectorWorks Designer, VectorWorks Architect, VectorWorks Landmark, VectorWorks Spotlight, VectorWorks Fundamentals, and VectorWorks Machine Design.

"The Viewer for VectorWorks 2008 enables collaboration between designers and clients during the creative process, as well as the ability to print projects created using VectorWorks," says Paul Pharr, chief technology officer with Nemetschek North America. "We're pleased to be able to offer our users technology that allows them to perform their jobs more efficiently."

The Viewer lets an individual open a VectorWorks file and make use of the viewing tools and commands, such as the Pan and Zoom tools. As the Viewer can be used by anyone who does not own VectorWorks, this not only benefits clients, but it also allows service bureaus to print VectorWorks files for their customers.