Columbia, Maryland (June 9,2008) Nemetschek North America announced today that PanzerCAD has released Camera Match 2008 as a VectorWorks 2008 plug-in. This unique technology allows you to quickly and accurately align a 3D view to an existing photograph.
"While working on an addition to a historic building in downtown Annapolis, we were required to show views of the project from the state capital," explains Matt Panzer, president of PanzerCAD Services, Inc. "After spending hours fiddling with 3D view controls and the RenderWorks Camera, I decided to start developing specific technology to accomplish this architectural goal." Now VectorWorks users can take advantage of this plug-in to provide clients with rendered views aligned with photographs of the site.
The Camera Match process involves placing a 3D reference point in your model, then placing a Camera Match object in a viewport's annotation space. The 3D reference point gives Camera Match the location and orientation of the model. The Camera Match object locates the reference point on the photo and establishes vanishing points by aligning control lines along elements in the photo. Once the control lines are in place, a simple click on the "Align View" button matches the view to the photo.
Camera Match 2008 is available for $100 and can be purchased on
Located in the Baltimore/Annapolis area of Maryland, PanzerCAD has developed plug-ins for VectorWorks since 1995 and has provided architectural design/presentation services since 1994. For more information, visit
Nemetschek North America is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Nemetschek Group. A global leader in design technologies, Nemetschek North America has been developing CAD software for the AEC, entertainment, landscape design, and manufacturing fields since 1985. For more information, visit