Vectorworks, Inc., has acquired one of the software maker’s most popular and most interesting third-party developer tools: PanzerCAD.
PanzerCAD develops a software plugin called CameraMatch which does photogrammetry within the architectural context, taking photography and allowing it to be utilized in 3D CAD space to serve as the geometry basis for 3D modeling and operations. It is highly valuable for existing conditions work such as architects working in urban contexts in cities around the world or anywhere where the use of photography would be useful for a 3D rendering.
Founder and Developer Joins Vectorworks Team
As a part of the acquisition, PanzerCAD’s Founder and Developer Matt Panzer will join Vectorworks’ engineering team as an architectural product planner. He will be responsible for assessing requirements and developing the task descriptions for architectural workflows.
“Matt has an established history of providing Vectorworks customers with tools and utilities that are beneficial to visualization workflows in Vectorworks software,” said Darick DeHart, vice president of product management at Vectorworks. “The PanzerCAD tools, along with Matt’s understanding of designing valuable features, are a tremendous addition to the Vectorworks team.”
As part of the initial steps of the acquisition, Vectorworks and Panzer will focus on implementing CameraMatch into an upcoming release of Vectorworks software. In the meantime, the plug-in can still be purchased through CameraMatch’s store, which will be supported by Vectorworks.
“I’m grateful for the valuable relationship that I’ve had with Vectorworks over the past years, and I look forward to this next chapter of officially joining their team,” said Matt Panzer, architectural product planner at Vectorworks. “I plan to bring my expertise of software design and development into the mix right away for a smooth transition.”
To learn more about CameraMatch or to purchase the plug-in, visit http://www.panzercad.