Version 6 of ViaCAD 2D/3D contains over 150 software improvements including new 2D architectural drafting tools, 3Dconnexion (3D mice) support, improved large assembly support and the latest inclusion of the ACIS solid modeling kernel technology. Upgrades start at 19.95.USD.
Details of Version 6
In addition to the underlying ACIS modeling kernel update, which improves blending, chamfering, shelling, Booleans and direct-face modeling editing, ViaCAD 2D/3D V6 also has 200x faster hidden line rendering (on both Mac and Windows) and 6x faster dynamic repaints. This significant boost in visualization with the updating modeling kernel by Spatial Corporation brings further robustness to an already affordable, general and mechanical modeling-capable native Mac 3D CAD application.
Interestingly, Punch Software has decided to also focus ViaCAD 2D/3D on the architectural market as well, providing numerous new 2D tools for architectural drafting. Such new tools feature associated and auto dimensions, automatic healing between neighboring walls, wall, window and door object types, support for custom wall styles where the user can affect the thickness, lines and fill patterns and more.
Lastly, 3Dconnexion’s SpaceNavigator is now fully supported, which will aid 3D navigation when working on both Intel and PowerPC based Macs.
ViaCAD 2D/3D for Mac and Windows retails for 99.00.USD and is available at most Apple Retail Stores, Staples, Amazon and other leading large-box retailers. Punch Software is the fastest growing retail publisher of CAD software in the United States and a leading provider of 2D and 3D design software solutions. To learn more visit them at: