Columbia, Maryland (February 3, 2009)—Nemetschek North America announced today that PanzerCAD has upgraded its Camera Match plug-in to be compatible with the Vectorworks® 2009 line of products. This tool allows Vectorworks users to quickly and accurately align a 3D view to an existing photograph.
"I'm excited about the features in this upgrade," says Matt Panzer, president of PanzerCAD Services, Inc. "There's a new Camera Match masking object which allows users to mask out parts of the model by simply drawing a polygon shape over the rendered image. When masked objects are placed in a viewport's annotation space, they will automatically take on the background image; this allows designers to save a lot of time in their design process, as they will no longer need to use an image editing program to perform many masking tasks."
Other features in Camera Match 2009 include anti-aliasing for mask objects, which blend the edges of the mask with the rendered model, as well as a more streamlined workflow that automates the creation of render backgrounds as needed.
Camera Match 2009 is free to all Camera Match 2008 users, and it can be downloaded from
www.panzercad.com. It will also be released soon in the localized Italian and German versions. The Camera Match plug-in can be purchased from the website for $100.
Located in the Baltimore/Annapolis area of Maryland, PanzerCAD has developed plug-ins for Vectorworks since 1995 and provided architectural design/presentation services since 1994.
Nemetschek North America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nemetschek AG. 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