Trex develops deck-building software

Winchester, Va.-based Trex has introduced a deck design program for contractors, designers and landscape architects.

The software, called DeckWorks, operates as a plug-in for the popular Vectorworks platform for landscape architects, designers and contractors. The program allows professionals to produce and output photo-realistic 3-D renderings of outdoor living spaces for their customers.

“DeckWorks is an opportunity for Trex to expand its leadership position within the decking industry, while also creating awareness of and preference for Trex products among professionals outside of the category,” said Ron Kaplan, chairman, president and CEO of Trex, the manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products. “Remodelers and landscapers are often involved in creating outdoor living spaces, but may not have access to software in which decking is well represented.”

The software features a variety of common wood products but positions Trex as the exclusive wood-alternative option for decking and railing. In addition, DeckWorks makes it possible to incorporate landscaping, lighting, furniture and accessories in order to visualize an outdoor living space. 

Professionals who already own select Vectorworks software may purchase a Trex DeckWorks plug-in.

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