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ViaCAD 2D3D 8

ViaCAD 2D3D 8

       Mac OS

ViaCAD™ 2D/3D provides ease of use with an extensive collection of tools to assist in all of your drawing projects. With intuitive, precision 2D drafting and 3D modeling tools, ViaCAD™ is perfect for architectural drawings, mechanical designs, electrical schematics, Do-It-Yourself projects and more. It’s the perfect design tool for CAD software novices and seasoned designers alike.

Detailed Drafting
ViaCAD™ provides a vast array of precision drawing and editing tools, including:

• A wide selection of pen styles, color, hatch patterns, and fills.
• PrecisionPoint™ – enter coordinates, lengths, angles, and offsets quickly and easily.
• Smart Dimension tool utilizes standards like Ansi, DIN, ISO, JIS, BSI, even custom dimension preferences. Tolerance dimension styles are also available for mechanical drafting.
• Metric and imperial measurements.

Powerful 3D Modeling
Create 3D models with a variety of shapes, then edit your designs with Booleans, extrusions, chamfers, blending and more. Take advantage of surface modeling to create complex smooth, curved surfaces. Choose from a variety of modeling methods that best suits the task at hand including 2D drafting, surface modeling, feature based solid modeling, or push/pull direct editing.

From 2D to 3D with One Click
Start your drawing in 2D and use it to generate a 3D model. Even choose to automatically update the model as you modify the drawing.

Libraries of Symbols and Templates
Drag and drop any of 26,000 symbols from categories including architectural, mechanical, electrical, electronic, piping and more. Create flow charts, electrical diagrams, DIY designs for furniture or 3D models of anything you can imagine. Drawing wizards even help you set up your project.

Easy Collaboration
Complete support for metric units makes ViaCAD™ perfect for sharing work between neighbors, companies and countries. Even share your data with other applications using one of ViaCAD's many supported file formats.

Other Key Features

• LogiCursor™ positions the cursor based on angles, snap points, and relationship with other parts of your drawing.
• Push/Pull Modeling – Intuitive 3D creation and editing. Use your mouse and cursor to drag 2D into 3D or drag 3D faces to change shape.
• Architectural Tools – Self-healing wall tools, composite wall capabilities, 3D walls/doors/windows. Add elements with a mouse click, then texture for presentations. Place and modify doors and windows in 3D.
• Enhanced Gripper graphical editing assistant – Easily edit your drawing with mouse and cursor. Rotate faces in 3D or even drag and drop copies.
• High Precision Models suitable for concept-to-manufacturing.
• 19 File Formats to share data including .STL, .DXF/.DWG, .STEP, .IGES, and .SAT.
• 26,000 Symbols
• More than an hour of Training Videos.

Whether you’re designing furniture, mechanical parts, detailed architectural plans or a new backyard deck, ViaCAD™ is your must-have design assistant.

What's new

This update improves overall stability and adds some additional enhancements.

Improved Push/Pull tool stability
Push/Pull tool is now associative to the original 2D geometry
Added Import support for PLY file format
New Delete Bill Of Materials Attribute option
Updates to the Gripper
Improved mesh selections and modifications
Improved memory management
Addressed circumstances that caused a crash
50+ minor corrections and improvements


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Last changed:
Oct 04, 2012
Graphics & Design
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Current Version Average Rating:
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All Versions Average Rating:
3.00 (21)
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ViaCAD 2D3D 8 3.00 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.