Tuesday, January 31, 2012

ViaCAD 2D v7 – 2D drafting software that thinks as you draw

With intuitive, easy-to-use tools at your fingertips, ViaCAD 2D delivers all the power you need to create professional-grade 2D CAD drawings, regardless of experience. A simple interface combined with video tutorials, interactive prompts, and other unique features, ViaCAD makes 2D design fast and easy. 
Why ViaCAD™ is right for you.

Precise Drafting

ViaCAD™ has more powerful features and tools than many CAD packages costing much more.
250+ Tools For Easy Designing
The Simple Design Solution For Everyone Novice or pro, anyone can create precision drawings quickly and easily!
 

All You Need is an Idea...

205px wide You can start with a sketch, or draw from scratch. A comprehensive tool set lets you edit, modify, and add details to your drawing.
205px wide Use the 2D tool set to sketch an outline of your idea.
205px wide Make rapid modifications with pushing, pulling, and stretching tools.
205px wide Add key measurements and locations to your drawing. ViaCAD™ 2D supports mechanical and architectural standards.
 
LogiCursor™ Thinks As You Draw
LogiCursor™ automatically identifies and snaps to locations of centers, endpoints, midpoints, tangents, and many more, as you draw! Labels for locations appear on the fly allowing precision alignment in real time.
Even if you know little or nothing about CAD drawing, the ViaCAD™ toolset is simple to use. LogiCursor™ technology anticipates your move and shows you a suggested action to complete it. You’ll quickly be creating professional quality drawings


Effortless Cross-Platforming & Compatibility
Share your files among Mac and PC ViaCAD™ users. Import and export options for popular drafting and drawing formats such as AutoCAD®, DWG, Adobe® Illustrator®, and Punch! Home Design® .POB object files. (See the compatibility chart for the complete list.)





System Requirements:
Windows®: Recommended Requirements: Microsoft© Windows® XP Home/Pro SP3, Windows Vista® SP2, Windows® 7, Intel® Pentium® or AMD® Athlon™ class processor, 4 GB of hard disk space, 1 GB of RAM, Video card, Mouse Pointing Device (wheel button recommended), DVD-ROM Drive. Macintosh®: Recommended Requirements: Macintosh® OS 10.5 or higher, Intel® Mac®, 4 GB of hard disk space, 1GB RAM or greater, Mouse Pointing Device (wheel button recommended), DVD-ROM Drive. 
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ViaCAD Pro v7 – Enhanced 2D, 3D modeling power, now with Ray Trace rendering

ViaCAD Pro v7 is the all-new set of professional tools designed for both simple and complex tasks to increase productivity. Surface analysis, deformation, tangent covers, surface Booleans, Auto-draw functions, multiple view ports, textures PLUS Ray Trace rendering add even more ease and speed as you draw.


Product

Product Information

ViaCAD™ Pro – designed with professionals in mind. Easy, fast and feature rich without the compromise of power! Now with Ray Trace Rendering!

New for Version 7

Photorealistic Rendering ViaCAD Pro now includes photorealistic rendering to add visual realism to your designs. Drag and drop materials, textures, and decals onto parts. Use the material editor to tweak reflectance, color, displacement, transparency, and texture space attributes. Add lights, backgrounds, foregrounds or environment maps to further enhance the scene. For output, ViaCAD Pro provides options to generate high quality poster size images.
The Gripper An intuitive graphical widget that attaches to your objects allowing you to dynamically move, rotate, and scale objects in 2D or 3D.
Custom Palettes Create palettes using your favorite combination of tools. Use this new feature to customize ViaCAD Pro for your specific workflow process.
Inspector Easily modify and set the default values for pen, fill, text, and dimension attributes.
More Modeling Power Curves Extend curve by length, to point, or to another curve.
Surfacing Match by position and surface extend.
Splines Dynamic creation for Bezier, control point and interpolate splines.
Dimension New centerline dimension tool

LogiCursor makes concept to reality a snap

LogiCursor visually works with you in the design process.
LogiCursor Technology anticipates your move and shows you a suggested action to complete it. You draw faster and with more precision.
Intersect|Endpoint
Intersect/Perpendicular LogiCursor automatically identifies and snaps to locations of centers, endpoints, midpoints, tangents, and many more, as you draw! Labels for locations appear on the fly, allowing precision alignment in real time. The LogiCursor function can be toggled on or off at any time.
Customize LogiCursor to your drawing style by controlling sensitivity and snap filter options.
Tangent/Perpendicular

Easy Access to Pro Features

Simple Interface • Pro tools maximize productivity
Multiple Viewports
Viewports provide a graphical user inteface to display the same drawing in multiple views. Each view may have a different orientation, which privides the ability to see an object simultaneously displayed, in an isometric, side, front, and top view
ViaCAD Pro Offers Multiple View Points
Over 90 Minutes of Video Training
Learn about features, tools, and tips to help you get the most out of ViaCAD Pro!
Over 90 minues of videos in the Training Center!
Over 26,000 Integrated Symbols
Not a limited time subscription
Drag & drop symbols including doors, windows, mechanical, electrical, fasteners, CMOS, HVAC, LAN, & more.
Over 26,000 integrated symbols

Easy, fast, feature-rich, without compromise of power for every type of project.

Aerospace Aerospace Design Software
Industrial Design Industrial Design Software
Technical Illustration Technical Illustration Software
Architectural Architectural Design Software
Prototype Models Prototype Models Design Software

2D Automatic Features

Curve to Arc | Keep & Preserve The Original Curve Curve to Arc
Convert a spline, ellipse, or conic into a collection of arcs. Especially helpful when interfacing with CNC machines, which do not accept higher order curves. Two options: tangent continuous makes each arch tangent to its neighbor; keep preserves the original curve.
Region Trim | Easily Trim Multiple Curves Region Trim
Rapidly trim multiple curves with a single mouse click. Click inside or outside to control which curves are kept or removed.
Convert 3D Images into 2D Drawings fast & easy Automatic 2D Converter
Simple 3D to 2D conversion in one mouse click. Then create multiple 2D views with an additional mouse click!

2D Precision Tools for Faster Design

Teape Measure Tool identifies the distance between components Tape Measure Tool
The tape measure tool identifies distance, distance components, and the angle relative to the work plane. The distance and angle values are displayed at the cursor for quick reference
Planar area properties helful for mechanical or architectural egineers needed accurate 2d sectioning properties Planar Area Properties
Professional feature for mechanical or architectural engineers needing precise 2D section properties
Object transform | Modify objects using simple tools Object Transform
Transform objects using polar or linear arrays. Or use versatile tools to translate, scale, rotate, and mirror objects.
Intelligent Walls
Intelligent Walls Walls automatically heal when positioned next to another walls. Quickly explore new wall configurations by draggin or precisely changing parameters that control lenght, angle, and thickness.
Doors & Window Features
Insert doors & windows easily Add intelligent wall features such as dorrs and windows with just a few mouse clicks. Or design a custom feature using the 'Inset Group into Wall' tool.
Architectural Detailing
ViaCAD Automatically Adds Measurements to Your Walls Let ViaCAD automatically add dimensions to your walls. Or selectively add key measurements to doors and windows using call outs and labels. Quickly identifying room regions using single click filling and hatching.
Over 26,000 Integrated Symbols
Integrated Industry Standard Symbols Drag & Drop symbols including doors, windows, mechanical, CMOS, HVAC, LAN, and more.
26 Styles for Dimensioning
26 Dimensioning Styles
Industry-Standard Cross-hatching & Solid Fills
Cross hatching and more

More Pro 3D Tools

Precise and accurate 2D section properties Planar Area Properties
Profesioinal feature for mechanical or architectural egineers needing precise 2D section properties.
Assocaitive Surface Modeling Associative Surface Modeling
Create Surfaces acciciative to defining curves. Stitch into solids to perform feature operations.
Intuitive Analysis Tools Analysis Tools
Calculate precise volumes, weights, interferences, centers of gravity, moments of inertia, and other critical data associated with parts.

3D Drawing & Editing Features

Local Face Editing Local Face Editing
Provides tools to modify parts independent of previous construction history. Great for working with parts designed from other CAD systems such as AutoCAD, Pro/E, or SolidWorks.
Feature Operations Feature Operations
Intelligent features allow you to edit parts using blending, chamfeing, holes, basses, shelling and bending tools.
Add & Remove Tools Add & Remove Tool
Use Boolean tools to add, subtract, and intersect parts, generating complex parts from simple ones.

3D Modeling, Presentation & More

Create Prototypes
Create Prototypes with ViaCAD Pro Instantly convert your ViaCAD Pro file to STL, for 3D prototype modeling, with a single mouse click
Section Cuts
ViaCAD Pro Can Generate Section Cuts Generate section views through 3D models

3D Draw/Edit Features

Convert 2D profiles into 3D
Convert 2D Profiles Into 3D Images Quickly lathe, extrude, sweep, and skin 2D profiles into 3D shapes
History Based Modeling
History Based Modeling Use Concept Explorer to examine design history. Change parameters and watch the part update
Complex Blending
Complex Blending Create constant and variable radius blends on complex models
Complex Shapes
Complex Shapes Create a thinwalled object automatically
Twisting & Bending
Twisting & Blending Twist or bend parts and still mantain precision NURBS data

Precision Tools

Trim Surfaces
Trim Surfaces ViaCAD Pro supports high end surface trimming operations. Trim to projected text or curves on a surface. Keep, delete or move trim portions based on desing requirements.
Surface Analysis
Surface Analysis Surface analysis tools in ViaCAD Pro provides feedback as to smoothness characteristics of the underlying NURB definitons. These tools include curvature and zebra plots. Curvature plot options include Gaussian, Mean, Minimum, Radius, and Maximum Radius. Zebra plots are specifically useful for examining surface continuity between adjacent surfaces.
Surface Matching
Surface Matching Perform class A surface matching operation on neighboring surfaces with either G1 (tangent) G2 (curvature) continuity options
Skin With Guided Curves
Skin with guided curves Skin between blue profiles and use green guide curves to further refine and control shape of complex objects
Surface Booleans
Surface Booleans ViaCAD Pro supports Boolean operations on open surfaces. Perform addition and subtraction operations to quickly merge or remove surface areas
Tangent Covers
Tangent Covers The Tangent Cover creates an n-sided surface that is tangent continous to it's surrounding surfaces. The tool is useful for filling voids between surfaces and for capping objects

Surface functions

Offset Surfaces
Offset Surfaces Offer surfaces maintan a constant distance normal to a referenced surface. ViaCAD Pro includes offsetting complex trimmed NURB surfaces.
Deformations
ViaCAD Pro Surface Deformations Modifying a face using inflate or deflate terminology. Or move a portion of a face to a specific location using the face deformation tools of ViaCAD Pro

System Requirements:
Windows®: Recommended Requirements: Microsoft© Windows® XP Home/Pro SP3, Windows Vista® SP2, Windows® 7, Intel® Pentium® or AMD® Athlon™ class processor, 4 GB of hard disk space, 1 GB of RAM, Video card, Mouse Pointing Device (wheel button recommended), DVD-ROM Drive. Macintosh®: Recommended Requirements: Macintosh® OS 10.5 or higher, Intel® Mac®, 4 GB of hard disk space, 1GB RAM or greater, Mouse Pointing Device (wheel button recommended), DVD-ROM Drive.



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